TYNGSBORO, Mass – Two years ago there was no women's ice hockey program at Johnson & Wales University. Last season the Wildcats competed as a club sport. On Friday, another milestone was reached as JWU picked up its first victory as an NCAA program. The Wildcats secured their first triumph by beating Daniel Webster College, 6-0.
Johnson & Wales: 1-14, 1-6 CHC
Daniel Webster: 0-13, 0-7 CHC
JWU: Kami Weiner: 16 Saves, 0 Goals, 1-4 Record
DWC: Taylor Dill: 57 Saves, 6 Goals, 0-13 Record
Johnson & Wales got goals from Kathy Ensor (St. Louis, Mo.) and Caitlin Sweet (Calgary, Alberta) in the first period to give it all the scoring it needed for its first victory. Goaltender Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) turned away all 16 shots she faced for her first collegiate victory.
Not only was Ensor's first-period tally the eventual game-winner, it was also the first goal of her collegiate career. She added another goal in the second period and assisted on Molly Gray's (Bozeman, Mont.) goal with 27 remaining in the third. Ensor leads the Wildcats with seven points.
Also turning in a three-point game was Summer Britton (Fairbanks, Alaska) as she scored the fourth and sixth goals. She assisted on Gray's goal.
Prior to Friday's game, the Wildcats had only scored eight goals during the entire season. The highest goal total was three versus Becker last Saturday.
In comparison to the rest of the season, Friday was a relatively easy night for Weiner. She's been making an average of 51 saves per game.
Johnson & Wales will try to sweep the season series with the Eagles when the two teams meet up at 4:25 p.m. at Lynch Arena.