Wildcats try to shake of losing ways this weekend against St. Lawrence
Published: Friday, November 2, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 15:02
The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team will be hosting St. Lawrence University this weekend for a two-game series. The games will be held at the Whittemore Center, where game No. 1 will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2 and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.
UNH enters the games with an overall record of 3-4-0, including a 1-2 record in Hockey East play in the early stage of the season, while St. Lawrence comes into the games with a 2-5 record overall and a 2-0 record in ECAC play.
New Hampshire is coming off a tough string of defeats, as they have lost their past three games by conference foe Boston College who defeated the ‘Cats 5-2, and non-conference powerhouse Wisconsin who took the two-game series this past weekend 2-1 and 5-0.
The Wildcats last game was not a game they would like to dwell on as they got shutout and battered with a final score of 5-0 from the Badgers.
The Badgers struck first in the first period from a power play goal by Brianna Decker and never looked back, as the Badgers tallied four more goals; two each in the 2nd and 3rd periods of play. Decker led the Badgers in scoring for the day grabbing two goals. The only positive for New Hampshire from the game came within face-offs, as the Wildcats won 29 of 50.
The key players to watch for on the UNH squad include freshman standouts Jonna Curtis (six points), Sara Carlson (six points) and senior Kristina Lavoie (seven points) who returns for the 2012-2013 season as the leader in career goals (48) and points (89) among active UNH players.
St. Lawrence is coming off two straight wins this past weekend beating ECAC foes Rensselaer 3-2 and Union 6-1 at home.
In their last game, St. Lawrence hit an offensive frenzy putting up six goals against Union. Forward Jacqueline Wand finished the game with a hat-trick and Amanda Bouller tallied 3 assists in the dominant victory.
The key players to watch for on the St. Lawrence squad is forward Kelly Sabatine who leads the team in goals (4) and is tied with points (5) with teammates Rylee Smith and Amanda Bouller. Also, watch out for forward Jacqueline Wand, who is coming off a solid performance of three goals in her last game against Union.