PAWTUCKET, RI – The Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team's strong second half of the season continued on Saturday. Two power play goals in the second period propelled the Wildcats to a 3-1 victory over New England College.
NEC: 3-18-1, 2-10-1 NEHC
JWU: 8-12-3, 6-7-1 NEHC
NEC: Cianna Weir (L, 1-14-1) – 36 saves, 3 goals
JWU: Jasmine Mucci, (W, 7-9-3) – 11 saves, 1 goal
The Wildcats' fifth win in a row vaulted them into fourth place in the NEHC. The top four teams will host a first round game on February 16.
Johnson & Wales peppered NEC goalie Cianna Weir with 22 shots in the first period. The Pilgrims only got two on frame, but Alexa Scribner's shot found the back of the net at the 10:11 mark.
A pair of power play goals, less than 90 seconds apart, swung the momentum to the Wildcats in the second period.
Johnson & Wales returns to Lynch Arena on Friday for Senior Night when it hosts Castleton for a 6:55 pm puck drop.