Knutson Lifts UConn Past New Hampshire In Overtime, 2-1
Sophomore forward Theresa Knutson scores two goals for Huskies

Sophomore forward Theresa Knutson scored two goals for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:50  UNH1-0 EV Nicoline Jensen (3)Carlee Toews/4, Margo Lund/7
3rd 0:36  CON1-1 EV Theresa Knutson (16)Justine Fredette/17
OT 1:25  CON2-1 EV GW Theresa Knutson (17)Caitlin Hewes/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Connecticut  00112
New Hampshire  10001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Connecticut  598325
New Hampshire  11315130
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Connecticut (15-14-5)  0/3 1/2 0
New Hampshire (11-22-1)  0/1 3/6 0
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Elaine Chuli (W, 10-11-2)61:251 10315129
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Kyra Smith (L, 10-13-1)61:252 597223

DURHAM, N.H. - Senior forward Nicoline Jenssen (Rodovre, Denmark) scored a goal on Senior Day, but the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team was upended 2-1 in overtime by the University of Connecticut in Sunday afternoon's regular-season finale at the Whittemore Center.


Date: Feb. 21, 2016 (2 p.m.)
Location: Whittemore Center (Durham, N.H.)
Attendance: 275
Score: University of Connecticut 2, University of New Hampshire 1 (final - OT)
Updated Records: UConn (15-14-5, 11-10-3 WHEA), UNH (11-22-1, 8-16-0 WHEA)

Goal Scorers:

UConn- Theresa Knutson (2)
UNH- Nicoline Jensen (1)


UConn- Elaine Chuli 10-3-15-1-29 (1 GA) {61:25} (win)
UNH- Kyra Smith 5-9-7-2-23 (2 GA) {61:25} (loss)

Up Next: Hockey East Best-of-Three Quarterfinal Series

Game 1 - Friday, Feb. 26 (7 p.m.) at UConn
Game 2 - Saturday, Feb. 27 (3 p.m.) at UConn
Game 3 (if necessary) - Sunday, Feb. 28 (3 p.m.) at UConn


- Theresa Knutson lifted UConn into a 1-1 tie 36 seconds into the third period and struck again 85 seconds into overtime to send the Huskies home with a win and split of the weekend series at the Whittemore Center.

- Knutson ended the game when she collected Caitlin Hewes' outlet pass along the right boards and skated through the netural zone to the right point, where she wristed a high shot that sailed past Kyra Smith's glove into the upper-right corner of the net.

- UConn converted possession of a loose puck just outside its offensive zone into the game-tying goal early in the third period. Justine Fredette corralled the puck in the middle of the ice and charged toward the right circle. Her centering pass found Knutson cutting down the slot and she rifled a shot into the upper-right corner.

- Nicoline Jensen (Rodovre, Denmark) scored her third goal of the season to give UNH a 1-0 lead at 8:50 of the first period. Jenna Rheault (Deering, N.H.) chipped the puck into the offensive zone and Margo Lund (St. Paul, Minn.) backhanded a pass from the right point to Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alberta). Toews sliced to the slot and lifted a shot that was knocked down by UConn goalie Elaine Chuli, but the rebound went toward the right doorstep and Jensen was in position to shovel the puck into the open side of the net.

- The ice was apparently tilted toward one side. UNH recorded the shot advantage in both the first (11-5) and third (15-8) periods and, when the teams changed ends, UConn tallied the shot advantage in both the second (9-3) and OT (3-1) periods.


- UNH entered the game with a five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) against UConn.

- Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) stopped 41 of 44 shots in the two-game weekend series for a 1.50 GAA and .932 save percentage.

- UNH's seven seniors were honored prior to the game. It marked the last home game for Haley Breedlove, captain Sara Carlson, Nicoline Jensen, alternate captain Heather Kashman, Margo Lund, Brittney Redlick, and Vilma Vaattovaara.


1. Theresa Knutson, UConn
2. Nicoline Jensen, UNH
3. Elaine Chuli, UConn


UConn: 1-2
New Hampshire: 3-6


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


Points (2): Theresa Knutson

Goals (2): Theresa Knutson

Assists (1): Justine Fredette, Caitlin Hewes

Shots (5): Theresa Knutson

Blocked Shots (4): Caitlin Hewes

Faceoffs Won (9): Leah Buress


Points (1): Nicoline Jensen, Margo Lund, Carlee Toews

Goals (1): Nicoline Jensen

Assists (1): Margo Lund, Carlee Toews

Shots (5): Margo Lund

Blocked Shots (2): Amy Schlagel, Cassandra Vilgrain, Taylor Wenczkowski

Faceoffs Won (6): Amy Boucher, Nicoline Jense