PAWTUCKET, RI – The Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team was too much for visiting Post University on Saturday night. The Wildcats scored three second-period goals on their way to a 6-1 decision and their third-straight victory
Johnson & Wales: 7-9
PU: Samantha Griswold: 29 saves, 2 goals
JWU: Kami Weiner: 2 saves, 0 goals
After skating 3-on-5 because of back- to-back JWU penalties, the Wildcats got on the board with five minutes remaining in the first period. Cassidy Simanski (Cumberland, RI) got the puck to Alexis Harle (Calgary, Alberta) and she went the length the ice for a short-handed goal. It's her second short-handed goal of the season.
Harle picked up her second point when she slid a pass in front of the net to Kathy Ensor (St. Louis, Mo.) and she found the twine for her second goal of the season. Kathryn Mason (Grafton, Mass.) and Casey Chodkowski (Somerset, Mass.) assisted on each other's goals within a span of 13 seconds to put JWU up 4-0.
JWU's sixth goal was scored by Tilda Ekström (Gothenberg, Sweden). It's the first goal of her collegiate career.
The Eagles got on the board with 23 seconds remaining in the second period. Molly Brumfield shot from the right faceoff circle and scored the first goal of her career.
Goalie Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) only had to make a pair of saves to collect her fourth win of the season. Sophomore Taylor Duquette (Burrillville, RI) saw her first action in goal at the collegiate level and made five saves while allowing one goal. Johnson & Wales outshot Post, 72-8. The 72 shots are a school record.
Johnson & Wales play host to SUNY Canton on Thursday at 4 p.m. The game will be played at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in downtown Providence.