BRITTON'S TWO GOALS LEADS JWU TO 2-1 WIN OVER SALEM STATE
PROVIDENCE, RI. – Since the calendar changed to 2016, the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team has been a different program. The Wildcats won for the third time in four games as they defeated Salem State Thursday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in downtown Providence.
Salem State: 3-13, 2-5 CHC
Johnson & Wales: 3-15, 3-6 CNC
SSU: Jenn Toussaint: 22 Saves, 2 Goals, 2-11 Record
JWU: Kami Weiner: 37 Saves, 1 Goal, 3-15 Record
Johnson & Wales got all the scoring it would need during an eight-minute span in the second period. Freshman center Summer Britton (Fairbanks, Alaska) scored twice, including the game-winner at the 13:40 mark. Goalie Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) turned away 37 of the 38 shots she faced for the victory.
For the time being, Johnson & Wales has moved into the number five spot in the Colonial Hockey Conference playoff standings. The Wildcats avenged a 3-0 loss to the Vikings during the second game of the season.
Britton has been a scoring machine of late. She has scored a pair of goals in three of her last four games. She tallied the first goal of the night when she stole the puck from a SSU defender just inside the blue line and beat the goalie on the right side. Her next goal, and second game-winner of the season, was a put back of Casey Chowkowki's (Somerset, Mass.) shot.
Just as she's been the whole year, Weiner was strong between the pipes for the Wildcats. Her 37 saves moved her season total up to 892, placing her ninth on the NCAA Division III single-season charts.
The Wildcats and Vikings are right back at it on Friday when they meet at 7 p.m. in Salem.