Panthers earn fourth straight win

Panthers earn fourth straight win

The UPEI Panthers have moved into second place in the AUS women's hockey standings as they extend their win streak to four.

The Panthers earned back-to-back victories this weekend, first playing to a 3-1 victory over the St. Thomas Tommies Friday night. Goals for UPEI came from Faith Steeves (PP), Maria Clinton and Katelynn Nice while Emma Wilson scored a power play goal for the Tommies in the loss. 

UPEI then went on to defeat the UNB Reds 3-1 Saturday afternoon. A power-play goal from Steeves proved to be the winning goal for the Panthers. Jenna Pellerin and Kaylee Dufresne also found the back of the net in the win, while Ashley Stratton put the Reds on the board. UPEI's Camille Scherger made 32 saves for the win. The Panthers now sit with a 13-2-1 record on the season.

The Saint Mary's Huskies earned a weekend sweep with wins over the Dalhousie Tigers and StFX X-Women. The Huskies hosted the Tigers Friday night at the Dauphinee Centre in Halifax. After a close battle in the first two periods, a string of unanswered goals in the third saw the Huskies win 6-1. The Subway Player of the Game was Siobhan Birch, who finished the game with three assists. Goals in the win came from Brooke Murphy, Miranda Hatt (2), Taylor Keeping (2) and Caitlin Pejkovic. Taylor Joyce scored the lone goal for Dalhousie in the loss.

Saint Mary's moved to the top of the AUS women's hockey standings with a 6-3 win against the StFX X-Women on Sunday. Saint Mary's tallies came from Birch and Shae Demale who both found the back of the net twice, with Murphy adding a goal in the win. Emerson Elliott, Emma Thomas and Tyra Meropoulis recorded tallies for the X-Women. 

The X-Women split their weekend games as they blanked the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleues Friday night. Audrey Berthiuame was the third star of the game with 35 saves. X-Women defense Hannah MacDonald earned second star honours while forward Meropoulis was the first star and Subway player of the game. Goals in the win came from Meropoulis, Lea MacLeod and Lindsey Donovan (EN).

The Tommies bounced back from their loss to the Panthers with a 5-1 win over the Mount Allison Mounties Saturday. St. Thomas was led by Olivia Reid who recorded a short-handed and regular strength tally in the win, with Kaylee Vader, Megan Pardy and Mariah Carey also finding the back of the net. Nicole Wong put the Mounties on the board with a powerplay tally in the loss.

The Reds also split their weekend games as they scored a pair of third period goals, allowing them to beat the Mounties 3-1 on Sunday afternoon. Tamina Kehler's goal at 10:23 of the third was the game winner for UNB, earning her Subway Player of the Game honours. Myah Bowal and Frederike Cyr also found the back of the net in the win, while Lauren Shaw's powerplay goal was the lone tally for the Mounties. Despite the loss, Mountie goaltender Bianca Zak made a huge 36 save performance for the Mounties.

The Tigers earned their fourth win of the season Saturday in a strong 3-0 performance over the Aigles Bleues. Natalie Stanwood, Kennedy Whelan (PP) and Lauren Ellerton (PP) scored in the victory, while Fabiana Petricca made 18 saves for the shutout.

 

Scores:

Wednesday, Nov. 20
Dalhousie 1 at Saint Mary's 6

Friday, Nov. 22
UPEI 3 at St. Thomas 1
Moncton 0 at StFX 3

Saturday, Nov. 23
UPEI 3 at UNB 1
Moncton 0 at Dalhousie 3
Mount Allison 1 at St. Thomas 5

Sunday, Nov. 24
Mount Allison 1 at UNB 3
StFX 3 at Saint Mary's 6

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