|1st||10:22||UNH||1-0||PP||Amy Boucher (5)||Jonna Curtis/9, Sara Carlson/5|
|2nd||1:04||UNH||2-0||PP||Amy Boucher (6)||Julia Fedeski/5, Sara Carlson/6|
|2nd||15:25||UNH||3-0||PP GW||Nicoline Jensen (1)||Taylor Wenczkowski/5, Kaylee Forster/2|
|2nd||19:58||PRV||1-3||PP||Brooke Boquist (6)||Christina Putigna/7, Madison Sansone/1|
|3rd||7:01||PRV||2-3||EV||Brooke Boquist (7)||Courtney Kukowski/2, Kate Friesen/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (3-12-0)||3/3||3/6||0|
|Madison Myers (L, 1-4-0)||58:30||3||11||11||9||31|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kyra Smith (W, 2-4-0)||60:00||2||11||6||7||24|
DURHAM, N.H. - Sophomore forward Amy Boucher (Edmonton, Alberta) scored two power-play goals to help the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team defeat Providence College, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.
The Wildcats improve to 3-12-0 overall and 3-7-0 in Hockey East play while the Friars fall to 2-9-0 overall and 2-5-0 in league action. UNH recorded a 34-26 shot advantage and went 3-for-3 on the power play. PC netted one power-play goal on three opportunities.
Boucher tied her personal bests in both goals and points (two), and Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) recorded two assists to match her career high in both assists and points. Nicoline Jensen (Rodovre, Denmark) tallied the third goal. Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) made 11 of her 24 saves in the first period.
PC goaltender Madison Myers finished with 31 saves, including 11 in both the first and second periods. Brooke Boquist scored both Friars' goals.
UNH and Providence conclude the weekend series Nov. 22 (2 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center. Tickets for that game and all other UNH women's ice hockey home games are available by calling 603-862-4000, ext. 5 or visiting www.unhwildcats.com.
While on a power play in the first period, the Wildcats took a 1-0 lead on Boucher's fifth goal of the season. The play started when the PC defense attempted to clear the puck out of the zone, but Carlson kept the puck in the UNH attack zone and saucered a pass to Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.). Curtis fired a shot from the faceoff circle that deflected off Boucher into the net at 10:22.
The Wildcats kept the offensive pressure coming in the period as they recorded a total of 12 shots. Smith was perfect in the first frame as she saved all 11 shots that Providence sent at her. At the end of the first, the Wildcats held a 1-0 lead.
Just 1:04 into the second period, Boucher struck again for her second goal of the game and sixth of the season, also on a power play. Carlson orchestrated the play as she sent a pass over to Julia Fedeski (Algonquin Highlands, Ontario). Fedeski found Boucher, who ripped a shot that made its way into the back of the net.
Junior Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta) nearly got a third goal for UNH just over midway through the second period a she ripped a wrister from the faceoff circle to the left of Myers. Her bid went through traffic but bounced off the crossbar and away from the net.
UNH tallied its third power-play goal of the afternoon on its third opportunity at 15:25 of the second stanza as Jensen jammed the puck through a scrum at the top of the crease and into the net. Sophomore blueliner Kaylee Forster (Zimmerman, Minn.) dished a pass to Granite State native Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, N.H.) in front of the net. She passed the puck to Jensen who was then able to find the back of the net.
With the Friars on a power play, Boquist wristed a shot into the top corner of the net with two seconds left in the frame. Christina Putigna slid a pass to the top of the faceoff circle to Smith's left. Boquist settled the pass and fired her shot into the net past the glove of Smith.
At the end of the second period, the Wildcats held a 3-1 lead. Smith had made 17 saves on 18 shots faced while Myers had made 22 saves on 25 shots faced.
Early in the third period, the Friars went on a power play, but were unable to convert thanks to New Hampshire's penalty kill unit. The Wildcats did not allow a shot on goal during the two-minute span.
With 12:59 remaining in the third period, the Friars were able to come to within one by making the score 3-2. The goal was scored by Boquist, her second of the game. She came into the UNH zone and fired a shot from inside the faceoff circle that Smith nearly got a hold of but could not prevent the puck from going into the net.
Providence pulled Myers with 90 seconds to play in the third period to skate with a 6-on-5 advantage. The Wildcats remained resilient and thwarted the Friar offense to finalize the score at 3-2.