Maggy scores for Panthers in NEHC loss
RUTLAND, Vt. – Junior Aimee Briand (Barrington, N.H.) scored her second goal of the game midway through the overtime period to lead Castleton University to a 2-1 win over Plymouth State University in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) women's hockey action at Spartan Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Briand opened the scoring at the 8:08 mark of the first period. Freshman Ali Stevens (Jefferson, Mass.) fired a shot on net and Briand was able to slip the rebound past junior goaltender Emelie Lindqvist (Gulleråsen, Sweden).
The Panthers answered right back less than two minutes later. One minute into a five-minute major power play, junior Brooke Maggy (Alhambra, Calif.) lit the lamp after connecting on a one-timer from sophomores Alexis Fagan (Wakefield, R.I.) and Sydney Linnick (Highland's Ranch, Colo.).
Moments later PSU had a five-on-three when Briand was whistled for a hooking penalty, but the Panthers were unable to get any of their four shots past Castleton junior goaltender Rylie Wills (Sioux Lookout, Ont.). PSU fired five additional shots on net before the major penalty expired, but Wills was up to the task.
Both teams had opportunities through the last two periods, but the goalkeepers were stingy. Lindqvist finished with 26 saves through the end of regulation, with Wills making 27 stops.
Briand potted the game-winner three minutes into the overtime period. The 5-7 forward collected a feed from junior Jade Remillard (Fairfield, Vt.) right in front of the goal and deposited the puck to earn the overtime win.
With the setback the Panthers dip to 1-3-1 (1-2-1 NEHC), while Castleton improves to 3-2-0 and 2-1-0 in conference play. PSU is on the road for another pair of NEHC contests next weekend, starting with a game at UMass Boston on Friday (Nov. 17) with puck-drop set for 4:00 p.m.
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