Wildcats look to end on high note
Published: Friday, February 15, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 15, 2013 00:02
The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team will finish up the season series with the Providence College Friars this weekend with a home-and-home weekend.
The first game will be at Providence on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The following game will take place at the Whittemore Center on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.
The Wildcats are coming off a 4-0 victory over the University of Connecticut Huskies. With the win, UNH improves to 12-14-2 overall and to 8-7-1 in Hockey East action.
The Friars are also coming off a victory over the University of Connecticut, where they beat them at home 4-3 in overtime on Feb. 2. The Friars enter Saturday with a 14-11-4 overall record and are 8-6-2 in Hockey East.
The last time these two teams met was on Nov. 11, 2012 when they tied 2-2.
The Wildcats have nine players with at least 10 points on the season. Leading the Wildcats in scoring is senior Kristina Lavoie with 20 points on seven goals and a team-high 13 assists. Freshman Alexis Crossley follows Lavoie with 17 points on six goals and 11 assists.
Goaltender Jenn Gilligan has played superb in net as of late with an overall record of 8-4-1 that includes a goal against average of 2.06 and save percentage of .916.
For the Friars, forward Nicole Anderson leads the team in points with 28 and is also the leader in goals with 14. Forward Molly Illikainen is behind her with 27 points, which includes a team leading 16 assists.
Net-minder Sarah Bryant has also shown great poise behind the pipes as she carries a record of 10-8-3 this season with a goal against average of 2.84 and save percentage of .889.
Following the home and weekend series against Providence, New Hampshire will travel to Boston University for its last away game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The puck drop is set for 7 p.m.