Quinnipiac Women’s Ice Hockey Beats Maine in Season Opener


Aiden Barrett

The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team took its first game of the season over Maine by a score of 3-2 on Friday.

The Bobcats set the tone early, recording the first 10 shots on net. Nina Steigauf broke the ice just 58 seconds in on a pass from Sadie Peart. Quinnipiac went into the break up one and up in the shots advantage 11-4.

In the second period, Maine’s Celine Tedenby tied the game at one on the power-play standing right in front of the net. But the Bobcats wouldn’t be held quiet for long as Alexa Hoskin and Courtney Vorster both found the back of the net.

“Yeah I think that it just shows that our team is a five-man unit,” Vorster said. “Our emphasis is for D (defensemen) to join the rush so I think that yeah it was just a good play overall, [Jessica] Schryver had a good net drive so it just all happened.”

In the third period, Quinnipiac held off Maine despite a late surge from the Black Bears. Maddie Giordano scored with eight minutes left but it was too little too late.

Head coach Cass Turner was happy with the resilience of her team even with momentum swings throughout the game.

“We do have good leaders and people who are selfless who say “okay maybe we made a couple of mistakes and got to move forward” and I think that is a very important thing in a game like that,” Turner said.

Goaltender Logan Angers was also solid in net for the Bobcats stopping 20 of 22 shots.

“She’s a calm goaltender,” Turner said. ”She lets pucks come to her, she’s really comfortable in making that first save and so she made a couple of saves for us that kept the game moving forward.”

Quinnipiac won the game and the shot advantage, 36-22. The Bobcats will face off against Black Bears on Saturday at the People’s United Center at 3 p.m.