Women's Ice Hockey Loses to Franklin Pierce, 3-0, in NEWHA Matchup

Women's Ice Hockey Loses to Franklin Pierce, 3-0, in NEWHA Matchup

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team fell to New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) foe Franklin Pierce University, 3-0, on Saturday at Cairns Arena.


  • Saint Michael's (2-4, 2-4 NEWHA), Franklin Pierce (6-2, 5-1 NEWHA)


  • First-year Maeghan Kennard (Hamlin, N.Y./Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles), 9-for-18 on faceoffs
  • Senior Vika Simons (Essex Junction, Vt./Minnesota Duluth Club), 43 saves
  • Senior Torrie Gray (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth North), 4 blocked shots
  • Junior Riley Nichols (Gilford, N.H./Tilton School), 3 blocked shots


  • Junior Haley Parker, 2 goals
  • First-year Katelyn Brightbill, 1 goal
  • Junior Marissa Massaro, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Emme Ostrander, 22 saves


  • In the weekend series, Simons finished with 86 saves on 92 shots.


  • At 10:06 into the first period, junior Maddie Gervais (Glastonbury, Conn./East Catholic) stole the puck at the blue line on a Raven power play and had a breakaway, but her shot was saved by the glove of Ostrander to keep the game tied.
  • Simons made consecutive saves 16:50 into the first period, first on a shot from the point by Brightbill and then the rebound shot by first-year Ava Kison to keep the game scoreless.
  • The Ravens scored 6:42 into the second period when Parker intercepted a pass behind the net and wrapped a shot around the left post.
  • A shot with just over three minutes remaining in the second period by Massaro was saved when Simons slid across the crease and used her right leg to push the puck wide.
  • The Ravens extended their lead 50 seconds into the third period on a shorthanded goal by Parker when she stole the puck in the Saint Michael's defensive zone and shot to the top right corner.
  • Three minutes into the third period, a shot by senior Delaney Guimont was saved by the shoulder of Simons.
  • The Ravens scored their final goal on a power play 18:23 into the third period on a shot by Brightbill that went to the top part of the net after a pass by Massaro in her defensive zone.


  • Friday vs. Saint Anselm College, 7 p.m.