WHKY | ‘Canes split important games over weekend with UNB
January 22, 2018
The Holland Hurricanes hosted the University of New Brunswick in a pair of games this weekend in a battle for first place. UNB would earn the 2-1 victory on Saturday night before the ‘Canes picked up the 5-0 win on Sunday.
On Saturday in Montague, Holland College and UNB would finish off a day celebrating female hockey on PEI that started with the UPEI Panthers hosting the Saint Mary’s Huskies followed by a Kings County Kings versus Western Wind Midget AAA girls game.
In a tight-checking game which saw the teams enter the third period in a scoreless tie, UNB would take a 1-0 lead with 13:50 remaining off a goal from Kara MacDonald. They would follow this up with another goal less than four minutes later when Hayley Hallihan gave UNB a 2-0 lead.
The Hurricanes would bounce back with 9:21 remaining when Nicolle Derry finished an end-to-end rush to get the ‘Canes on the board; the assist went to Erin Picco. This is as close as they would get.
Kate Northrup earned the win in goal for UNB while Mackenzie Koughan surrendered the loss for Holland College.
On Sunday the ‘Canes bounced back with an offensively dominant performance. Katelyn Dunn would get the ‘Canes on the board just 5:55 in on a breakaway to give them the 1-0 lead entering the intermission; Picco was credited with the assist.
Goals from Jess Redmond and Samantha Woodworth in the second period increased their lead to 3-0. Picking up assists were Sam Higgins, Picco, Taylor Joyce and Juli MacMillan.
Two more goals in the third (Derry and Dunn) gave the Hurricanes the convincing 5-0 victory at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown. Higgins, Nicole Gallant and Redmond all earned third period assists.
Mackenzie Koughan improved to 7-2-0 this season with her third shutout in the win while Kayleigh Robertson was handed the loss for UNB.
With the victory the Hurricanes improve to 8-4-0 this season and back into first place ahead of UNB who falls to 7-3-0 with the loss.
Higgins continues to lead the league scoring race with 14 points for the ‘Canes while Redmond sits in second with nine. Kara MacDonald (UNB), Dunn and Woodworth round out the top five with seven points each.
The Hurricanes return to action on February 3 and 4 when they visit UNB for a pair of games in Fredericton, NB at the Aitken Centre.
The ‘Canes will host the 2018 Atlantic Collegiate Women’s Hockey Championship at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague on March 23-25.
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