Women’s Hockey: Huskies host UNH Friday night


UConn WHOC tied and lost to Providence last weekend, but will look for their first conference win against UNH this weekend. (Jon Sammis/The Daily Campus)

UConn women’s hockey is still looking for their first conference win after taking a tie and a loss to Providence last weekend. The Huskies (4-6-7, 0-5-4 WHEA) are set to face off against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats at Frietas Ice Forum this Friday. It is their last game before break, and UConn will not play another home game until Jan. 6.

The Huskies have been locked in a string of ties, with last Friday making it six of their last nine games.

Freshman Natalie Snodgrass is still the team leader in goals and points, with 10 and 18 respectively. Sophomore Briana Colangelo has herself a team-high 10 assists so far this season. Senior goalie Annie Belanger is sixth in the conference in both goals against average and save percentage.

UNH (7-6-5, 5-3-3 WHEA) have lost three of their last four. They’re currently tied for third place in the conference. Meghara McManus, a sophomore for the Wildcats, leads the team in goals (9) and point (15). A freshman has seen the most time in the net for UNH with Ava Boutilier going 6-6-5 in her 17 starts.

UConn’s front line of Snodgrass, Colangelo, and senior Leah Lum have combined for an impressive 54 percent of goals and 41 percent of assists for the Huskies. The freshman class, composed of Snodgrass, Morgan and Taylor Wabick, Savannah Bouzide and Carley Oliver, has produced 13 goals and 19 assists, making them the most productive class for this 2017-18 team.

After Friday, the Huskies won’t return to action until New Year’s Eve. They’ll have 16 regular-season games remaining before the conference championship.

Rachel Schaefer is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at rachel.schaefer@uconn.edu.

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