Women's Ice Hockey Finishes Two-Game NEWHA Weekend at Franklin Pierce

Women's Ice Hockey Finishes Two-Game NEWHA Weekend at Franklin Pierce

WINCHENDON, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team finished a two-game New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) weekend against Franklin Pierce University with a 5-0 loss on Saturday at The Winchendon School's Ritchie Ice Arena.


  • Saint Michael's (0-7, 0-6 NEWHA), Franklin Pierce (6-4-1, 3-1 NEWHA)


  • Sophomore Leah White (Hingham, Mass./The Winchendon School), 34 saves
  • Sophomore Jenna Hoops (Woodbury, Minn./Saint Paul United), 8-for-17 faceoffs
  • First-year Angelina Ruiz (Independence, Minn./Gentry Academy), 3 blocks


  • Sophomore Emilie Prive, 2 goals, 1 assist, +3
  • Junior Katelyn Brightbill, 1 goal, 2 assists, +4
  • Sophomore Jenna Ruiz, 1 goal, 2 assists, +4
  • Sophomore Suzette Faucher, 10 saves


  • The Purple Knights held a 13-7 advantage in blocked shots.


  • After allowing only one goal on Friday night, White continued her strong play against the Ravens over the first nearly 12 minutes of the contest, stopping the first eight shots sent her way.
  • Graduate student Katerina Dajia rung the post 49 seconds into the game, and the Purple Knights earned a power play at 2:20. Sophomore defender Jace Zapata (Brea, Calif./Gentry Academy) had her team's lone shot on goal in that time, which Faucher stopped.
  • Three White saves and a Zapata blocked shot helped kill a Raven power play that began at 4:52.
  • In a scoreless contest, Franklin Pierce rattled off three goals in 5:29 span late in the period. Jenna Ruiz finished out front at 11:55, Brightbill converted during a partial breakaway at 16:34, and first-year Geno Hendrickson put home a rebound 50 seconds later.
  • Saint Michael's put together a dangerous 3:38 of power play time that started at 8:16 of the second period and briefly was a 5-on-3 opportunity. Hoops had two chances stopped by Faucher in that time, while junior Callie Wiley (Andover, Mass./Andover) forced the netminder into another save. A pair more shots were blocked by skaters.
  • Prive pushed the lead to 4-0 2:04 into the third frame, scoring from the right side of the ice, before tallying again at 14:35, taking possession in the neutral before finishing backhanded out front during an odd-woman rush.


  • Friday vs. Sacred Heart University, 7 p.m.
  • The Purple Knights will be supporting the College's Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week food drive that day, accepting donations of non-perishable food items that will be donated to local food shelves.