PAWTUCKET, RI – The three women's ice hockey games this year between SUNY Canton and Johnson & Wales University have been decided by three goals. Unfortunately, the Wildcats have come out on the short end of the last two as they dropped a 2-0 decision on Saturday.
The loss dropped Johnson & Wales' record to 8-14-1 and 3-7 in the Colonial Hockey Conference. The Kangaroos improved to 12-10-1, 6-4 in the league.
The Kangaroos broke a scoreless tie in the second period. Whitney Bernier came down the right side and fed the puck to Grace Page in front of the net and she beat goalie Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) with a one-timer. Tess Adams added an empty-net goal with 38 seconds remaining.
Weiner did her part to keep the Wildcats in the game, making 39 saves. Samantha Kawejsza (Warners,NY) had a team-high five shots for the Wildcats.
SUNY Canton had a 40-24 advantage in shots. The Kangaroos' Brooke Susac stopped all 24 shots she faced. Neither team converted on their two power plays.
Johnson & Wales goes on the road for its final games of the regular season. JWU plays at Morrisville State on Friday and Saturday.