Women's Ice Hockey Blanks Saint Michael's 3-0

Women's Ice Hockey Blanks Saint Michael's 3-0

SHELTON, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Women's Ice Hockey team completed the two game sweep of Saint Michael's this afternoon as SHU defeated the Purple Knights by a final score of 3-0. The Pioneers return to action on Wednesday, January 15 when they travel to take on Johnson and Wales in a non-conference matchup. Puck-drop is set for 4:00 p.m.

 

First Period 

  • The Pioneers dominated the first period as SHU fired off 13 shots on goal while holding Saint Michael's to just four.
  • SHU won the faceoff battle in the first as well as SHU took faceoff wins while the Purple Knights had just six.
  • Both sides went 0-2 on the power-play in the period as well.
  • SHU got on the board a little passed midway off a goal by senior Jayne Lewis 11:26 into the first off a pair of assists by first-year Alexa Ocel and sophomore Anna Klein to put the Pioneers ahead 1-0 heading into the second period.

 

Second Period 

  • SHU continued its offensive attack as the Pioneers fired off 18 shots on goal while holding Saint Michael's to just four.
  • The Pioneers answered with another goal in the second period this time off the stick of Anna Klein 18:59 into the period off a pass by Jayne Lewis to put SHU ahead 2-0 heading into the third period.
  • SHU went 0-4 on the power-play in the second while Saint Michael's went 0-2.

 

Third Period 

  • SHU outshot the Purple Knights 16-5 in the period.
  • The Pioneers were able to squeeze a goal in coming off the stick of Lewis again from the same duo of Alexa Ocel 16:21 into the period to give the Pioneers a 3-0 lead.
  • The Pioneer defensive front held strong holding off Saint Michael's to limited shots to give SHU the eventual 3-0 shutout.

 

Notes

  • Jayne Lewis tallied two goals in the game for the Pioneers.
  • Sophomore Anna Klein had a three point day with two assists and a goal of her own.
  • First-year Alexa Ocel tallied two assists.
  • Junior goalie Kayla Walewski tallied 13 saves on 13 shots faced.
  • SHU improves to 10-10 overall and 8-2 in NEWHA conference play.