Jan. 20, 2012
ORONO, Me. – Sophomore forward Jocelyn Slattery (Hugo, Minn.) netted her fifth goal of the season at the 6:20 mark of the third period to tie the game at one and that’s where the score would remain throughout as the University of Connecticut women’s ice hockey team played to a 1-1 overtime tie at the University of Maine, Friday afternoon. The Huskies earned a point in the Hockey East standings and moved to 3-15-7 overall and 2-7-3 in league play, while the Black Bears moved to 12-8-6, 6-6-2.
For the season, UConn and Maine finished an even 1-1-1 against each other.
After a scoreless first period, the Black Bears struck first. Just past the midway point of the second period, Dominique Goutsis, assisted by Myriam Croussette and Jessica Hall, scored to give Maine the only lead of the game.
Freshman linemates Kayla Campero (Wallingford, Conn.) and Emily Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) each assisted on Slattery’s goal. For Slattery, it was his third point in the last four games and she now ranks second on the team with 12 points on the season, trailing only Snodgrass with 14.
Sophomore goaltender Nicole Paniccia (Oakville, Ont.) made 37 saves for Connecticut, while Brittany Ott made 25 for Maine. The Black Bears outshot the Huskies, 38-26.
The UConn penalty kill continued to thrive as it shutdown all four Maine
power plays. The Huskies entered the game ranked second in the nation and have now killed off 40 of the last 41 power plays faced to sit at 90.1 percent.
Connecticut returns home to close out this weekend’s action with a 2:00 pm contest against No. 4 Boston College at the Freitas Ice Forum.