MIDDLETOWN, RI – Taking to the ice for the first time as an NCAA Division III team, the Johnson & Wales University women's hockey team had hopes of winning its debut. Unfortunately, the Wildcats are still looking for their first win as they dropped a 6-0 decision to Salve Regina on Friday night.
Two years ago, women's ice hockey at Johnson & Wales was just a concept. Last season the Wildcats competed as a club team before making the jump to the NCAA ranks this year.
The Seakhawks picked up two goals in each period, including three power play goals. SRU outshot the Wildcats 56-4 and held a 47-8 advantage in face offs won. The Wildcats' four shots came from four different players.
Sophomore goalie Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) turned away 50 of the 56 shots she faced. SRU's Collen Marcik picked up the victory between the pipes.
Johnson & Wales will try to get its first victory when it plays host to Salem State at 2:55 p.m. on Sunday. All fans in attendance at the Lynch Arena at the Blackstone Valley Sports Center receive a free rally towel. A free fan bus will leave both the JWU Harborside and Downcity campus at 2:30 p.m.