New Hampshire Skates To 3-3 Tie With Rensselaer
Junior forward Jonna Curtis has goal and assist for Wildcats

Junior forward Jonna Curtis had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:56  REN1-0 EV Alexa Gruschow (5)Mari Mankey/6
1st 3:19  UNH1-1 EV Jonna Curtis (7)Sara Carlson/7, Amy Boucher/2
1st 13:38  UNH2-1 EV Cassandra Vilgrain (2)Amy Boucher/3
2nd 2:46  UNH3-1 PP Amy Schlagel (5)Jonna Curtis/10, Sara Carlson/8
3rd 15:47  REN2-3 EV Alexa Gruschow (6)Taylor Schwalbe/1, Mari Mankey/7
3rd 18:47  REN3-3 EV EA GT Alexa Gruschow (7)Shayna Tomlinson/4, Jenn Godin/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
New Hampshire  21003
Rensselaer  10203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
New Hampshire  1499133
Rensselaer  1077226
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (3-13-1)  1/1 2/4 0
Rensselaer (4-7-2)  0/2 1/2 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Kyra Smith (T, 2-5-1)65:003 975223
Rensselaer Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Lovisa Selander (T, 3-6-2)64:393 1289130
Empty Net0:210      

TROY, N.Y. - Amy Boucher (Edmonton, Alberta), Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) and Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) all recorded two points Friday night as the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against Rensselaer at Houston Field House.

UNH moves to 3-13-1 overall and RPI is 4-7-2. The Wildcats, who led 3-1 through two periods, recorded a 33-26 shot advantage and scored on their only power play of the game. The Engineers were 0-for-2 on the power play but did score an extra skater goal with 73 seconds left in regulation.

New Hampshire and Rensselaer conclude the two-game series Nov. 28 (4 p.m.). The Wildcats' next home game is Dec. 4 (7 p.m.) vs. Merrimack College. 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

Boucher, who also won 13 of 20 faceoffs, tallied two assists for her first career multiple-assist game and Carlson also had two assists to match her personal best. Curtis finished with a goal and an assist. Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta) and Amy Schlagel (Blaine, Minn.) scored UNH's other goals and Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) made 23 saves, including two in OT.

Alexa Gruschow scored all three Rensselaer goals, including the first goal of the game and the only two goals in the third period. Mari Mankey also had multiple points with two assists. Lovisa Selander stopped 30 shots, including 12 in the first period and one in the five-minute extra session.

Rensselaer took an early 1-0 lead at 2:56 on Gruschow's screened shot up by Mankey.

The Wildcats leveled the score, 1-1, just 23 seconds later on Curtis' team-leading seventh goal of the season at 3:19 from just outside the crease. Carlson and Boucher set up the tally.

UNH continued to build momentum in the next few minutes as shots by Margo Lund (St. Paul, Minn.), Vilgrain and Nicoline Jensen (Rodovre, Denmark) were stopped by Selander.

Rensselaer broke the pressure and, at the other end of the ice, Lauren Wash was denied by Smith. In the ninth minute, Hannah Behounek was turned away twice by Smith.

One minute later, Selander stopped the initial shot and chance off the rebound off the stick of Kate Haslett (Rothesay, New Brunswick).

The Wildcats took a 2-1 lead at 13:38 when Vilgrain, on a shot from the right circle. scored her second goal of the season and Boucher tallied her second assist of the game (third of the season).

Moments later, Carlson tested Selander but she made the save. In the 15th minute, Smith preserved the one-goal advantage by denying both Wash and Katie Rooney.

Jensen was once again turned away in the 17th minute and Smith blocked away Josefine Hansen's shot in the last minute to send New Hampshire into the locker room with a 2-1 lead.

The 'Cats went on the first power play of the game at 2:22 of the second stanza and scored 24 seconds later to extend the advantage to 3-1. Schlagel scored her second power-play goal of the season and sixth goal overall at 2:46. Curtis and Carlson set up the tally.

One minute later, Haslett and Jenna Rheault (Deering, N.H.) tested Selander, who had the answer to keep the Engineers within two goals. Moments later at the other end of the ice, Ana Orzechwski's shot caromed off the pipe.

RPI went on its first power play at 4:53 and the Wildcats' penalty kill allowed just one shot - Amanda Kimmerle's chance stopped by Smith.

With the teams at full strength in the eighth minute, Smith turned away both Behounek and Mankey.

The Engineers called time out at 13:48 and went back on the power play at 16:41, but this time they did not record a shot during the two-minute skater advantage.

In the last minute of the second stanza, Smith kept the home team at bay with saves against both Rooney and Kruschow.

New Hampshire recorded a 4-1 shot advantage in the opening five minutes of the third period with two shots off the stick of Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, N.H.).

Gruschow, with the assistance of Taylor Schwalbe and Mankey, trimmed the deficit to 3-2 at 15:47. RPI pulled Selander in favor of an extra skater with 1:34 on the clock, and Gruschow completed the hat trick with a wrister just 21 seconds later at 18:47.

In overtime, Shayna Tomlinson and Hansen fired the puck on Smith in the opening two minutes but Smith stopped both shots to extend the game. Vilgrain recorded the only shot the rest of the way, but Selander made the save to end the game in a tie.

UNH is unbeaten the last five overtime games at 1-0-4. The Wildcats went 1-0-3 in games decided beyond regulation last year.