Toews Goal Sends New Hampshire Past UConn, 2-1
Sophomore forward Carlee Toews scores game-winning goal for Wildcats

Sophomore forward Carlee Toews scored the game-winning goal for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:01  CON1-0 EV Kayla Mee (2)Leah Buress/10, Brittany Berisoff/8
2nd 14:39  UNH1-1 EV Jonna Curtis (16)Cassandra Vilgrain/5, Haley Breedlove/6
3rd 17:18  UNH2-1 PP GW Carlee Toews (3)Sara Carlson/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Connecticut  1001
New Hampshire  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Connecticut  57719
New Hampshire  1310831
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Connecticut (14-14-5)  0/3 3/6 0
New Hampshire (11-21-1)  1/3 3/6 0
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Elaine Chuli (L, 9-11-2)59:522 139729
Empty Net0:080     
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kyra Smith (W, 10-12-1)59:401 47718
Empty Net0:200     

DURHAM, N.H. - Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alberta) scored a power-play goal with 2:42 remaining in regulation to lift the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 2-1 victory against the University of Connecticut at the Whittemore Center.


Date: Feb. 20, 2016 (2 p.m.)
Location: Whittemore Center (Durham, N.H.)
Attendance: 345
Score: University of New Hampshire 2, University of Connecticut 1
Updated Records: UConn (14-14-5, 10-10-3 WHEA), UNH (11-21-1, 8-15-0 WHEA)

Goal Scorers:

UConn- Kayla Mee (1) UNH- Jonna Curtis (1), Carlee Toews (1)


UConn- Elaine Chuli 13-9-7-29 (2GA) {59:52} (loss)
UNH- Kyra Smith 4-7-7-18 (1GA) {59:40} (win)

Next Game: Sunday, Feb. 21 (2 p.m.) vs. University of Connecticut

Promotion: Senior Day

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- The combination of Saturday's win, the University of Vermont's tie and Providence College's loss locked UNH into fifth place and the No. 5 seed in the upcoming Hockey East tournament. The Wildcats will play at fourth-seeded UConn in next weekend's best-of-three quarterfinal series.


Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alberta) proved that crashing the net and being at the right place at the right time produces positive results. With UNH on the power play late in the game, Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) skated the puck from the neutral zone to the right circle before blasting a shot on goal. The puck ricocheted off Chuli's torso into the crease and caromed off Toews' upper body into the goal to give UNH a 2-1 lead at 17:18 of the third period.

New Hampshire had rallied to tie the score, 1-1, at 14:39 of the second period. Haley Breedlove (Plano, Texas) crossed the center line and dumped the puck into the offensive zone along the left boards. Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta) corralled the puck behind the net and threw a pass down low, where Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) deposited a low shot into the net for her team-leading 16th goal of the season.

UConn was outshot 13-5 in the first period but took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission when Kayla Mee's shot from the high slot sailed through traffic inside the right post. Leah Buress, with the pass off the right half-boards, and Brittany Berisoff were credited with assists.

UNH goalie Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) made 18 saves, including seven in both the second and third periods. Chuli finished with 29 saves for UConn.


- Smith is 2-0-0 in two games vs. UConn this season with a 1.00 GAA and .951 save percentage. She earned her first career victory with a 21-save effort in the 2-1 win at UConn on Nov. 8.

- Both Curtis and Vilgrain extended their point streak to three games. Curtis has two goals and two assists for four points while Vilgrain has three goals and an assist for four points.

- UNH has scored a power-play goal each of the last four games and is 4-for-16 (25.0%) in that span. The 'Cats have socred a PPG six of the last seven games and has a 25.9% success rate (7 of 27).

- UNH's penalty kill has been strong the past seven games with just one power-play goal allowed in 20 shorthanded situations; that's a 95.0% success rate.

- Maybe it's just an amazing coincidence, but Toews was featured on Saturday's program cover and scored the game-winning goal.


1. Carlee Toews, UNH
2. Jonna Curtis, UNH
3. Elaine Chuli, UConn


UConn: 3-6
New Hampshire: 3-6


UConn: 0-3 (6 shots)
New Hampshire: 1-3 (4 shots)


Points (1): Brittany Berisoff, Leah Buress, Kayla Mee
Goals (1): Kayla Mee
Assists (1): Brittany Berisoff, Leah Buress
Shots (4): Jessica Stott
Blocked Shots (3): Caitlin Hewes, Lexi Lersch, Jessica Stott
Faceoffs Won (12): Theresa Knutson, Leah Buress


Points (1): Haley Breedlove, Sara Carlson, Jonna Curtis, Carlee Toews, Cassandra Vilgrain
Goals (1): Jonna Curtis, Carlee Toews
Assists (1): Haley Breedlove, Sara Carlson, Cassandra Vilgrain
Shots (4): Jonna Curtis, Julia Fedeski
Blocked Shots (2): Julia Fedeski, Amy Schlagel
Faceoffs Won (11): Amy Boucher