Quick Start Sends New Hampshire Past Vermont, 4-2
Sophomore defenseman Jenna Rheault has goal and assist for Wildcats

Sophomore defenseman Jenna Rheault had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:59  UNH1-0 EV Jenna Rheault (1)Devan Taylor/2
1st 8:04  UNH2-0 EV Meghara McManus (2)Ali Praus/1, Jenna Rheault/1
1st 8:34  VER1-2 EV Casey Leveillee (1)Kourtney Menches/1
1st 14:42  UNH3-1 PP GW Amy Schlagel (2)Devan Taylor/3, Jonna Curtis/4
1st 19:43  UNH4-1 PP Julia Fedeski (3)Marie-Jo Pelletier/4, Jonna Curtis/5
2nd 2:02  VER2-4 EV Victoria Andreakos (2)Ève-Audrey Picard/3, Saana Valkama/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  1102
New Hampshire  4004
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  7171135
New Hampshire  158427
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (2-4-1)  0/7 5/10 0
New Hampshire (2-7-0)  2/5 7/14 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Melissa Black (L, 1-2-1)20:004 110011
Madison Litchfield36:570 08412
Empty Net3:030     
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kyra Smith (W, 1-4-0)59:502 6161133
Empty Net0:100     

DURHAM, N.H. - Jenna Rheault (Deering, N.H.), Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) and Marie-Jo Pelletier (Dalhousie, New Brunswick) recorded two points apiece and Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) made 33 saves to lead the University of New Hampshire to Friday night's 4-2 victory against the University of Vermont at the Whittemore Center.

Rheault tallied a goal and an assist while both Curtis and Pelletier finished with two assists. Smith made 16 saves in the second period and stopped all 11 shots she faced in the final frame to preserved the two-goal lead.

UNH improves to 2-7-0 overall and 2-2-0 in Hockey East. UVM is now 2-4-1, 1-1-0.


Date: Oct. 28, 2016 (7 p.m.)
Location: Whittemore Center (Durham, N.H.)
Attendance: 208
Score: University of New Hampshire 4, University of Vermont 2
Updated Records: UVM (2-4-1, 1-1-0 WHEA), UNH (2-7-0, 2-2-0 WHEA)


UVM (2) - Casey Leveillee, Victoria Andreakos

UNH (4) - Julia Fedeski, Meghara McManus, Jenna Rheault, Amy Schlagel


UVM (3)- Eve Audrey Picard, Kourtney Menches, Saana Valkama

UNH (7) - Jonna Curtis (2), Marie-Jo Pelletier (2), Abby Chapman, Ali Praus, Jenna Rheault


UVM- Melissa Black 11-x-x-11 (4 GA) {20:00} (Loss); Madison Litchfield x-8-4-12 (0 GA) (36:57)

UNH- Kyra Smith 6-16-11-33 (2 GA) {60:00} (Win)

Up Next: Nov. 5 at Providence, 2 p.m.

Next Home Game: Nov. 6 vs. UConn, 2 p.m.


- UNH jumped out to a 2-0 lead on first-period goals at 2:59 and 8:04. Rheault's blast from the left point sailed into the net for the first goal of the game; Abby Chapman (Beverly Hills, Mich.) carried the puck down the left wing and dropped the puck back to Rheault. Ali Praus (Long Lake, Minn.) set up the second goal as she skated into the left circle and centered a pass to Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.), who wristed a shot into the upper-right corner; Rheault was also credited with an assist.

- Vermont answered quickly to close within 2-1 at 8:34 as Casey Leveillee shoveled a loose puck from the right doorstep that found its way past Smith, who had stopped Kourtney Menches and trickled across the goal line.

- The Wildcats converted their first power play of the game into a goal and 3-1 lead at 14:42 when Curtis' bouncing pass from the left circle was settled by Amy Schlagel (Blaine, Minn.) at the right doorstep before she deposited the puck into the open near side; Pelletier was credited with the secondary assist as, from the right boards, she sent the puck around the boards to Curtis.

- UNH capitalized on a 5-on-3 power play to extend the advantage to 4-1 with 17 seconds remaining in the first period. Curtis initiated the scoring sequence with a pass to Pelletier at the left point. She sent a pass across the high slot and Julia Fedeski (Algonquin Highlands, Ontario) blasted a shot into the cage.

- UNH carried that three-goal lead and 15-7 shot advantage into the first intermission.

- Vermont changed goalies at the start of the second period with Melissa Black (11 saves) exiting in favor of Madison Litchfield, who stopped all 12 shots she faced the rest of the game.

- The Catamounts trimmed the deficit to 4-2 at 2:02 of the second stanza when Victoria Andreakos jammed home a loose puck in the crease. Eve-Audrey Picard, with the initial shot from the left boards, and Saana Valkama were credited with assists.

- UVM recorded a 17-8 shot advantage in the second period - the Catamounts were on the power play for 8 of 20 minutes.

- The Catamounts, who pulled Litchfield in favor of an extra skater with 3:03 left in regulation, outshot the hosts 11-4 in the final frame but could not get any closer.


- Chapman's assist marked her first career point.

- Rheault recorded her first career multiple-point game with the goal and assist.

- Pelletier matched her career highs in both assists and points with the two helpers.


- UNH's penalty kill, which entered the weekend ranked No. 6 in the nation at 92.7 percent, was a perfect 7-for-7.


UVM: 5-10. UNH: 7-14.


UVM: 0-7. UNH: 2-5.


Points (2): Jonna Curtis, Marie-Jo Pelletier, Jenna Rheault
Goals (1): Julia Fedeski, Meghara McManus, Jenna Rheault, Amy Schlagel
Assists (2): Jonna Curtis, Marie-Jo Pelletier
Shots (5): Julia Fedeski
Blocked Shots (3): Julia Fedeski
Faceoffs Won (8): Jonna Curtis


Shots (6): Victoria Andreakos
Blocked Shots (2): Eve-Audrey Picard
Faceoffs Won (15): Eve-Audrey Picard