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Vikings, Huskies Play to 3-3 Draw

Vikings, Huskies Play to 3-3 Draw

SALEM, Mass. - The Salem State Vikings and the Southern Maine Huskies played to a 3-3 overtime draw on Friday night at Richard H. Rockett Arena. The Vikings' Danielle Kelley (Charlestown, Mass.) and the Huskies' Katie Nolan (Dorchester, Mass.) each scored two goals for their respective teams. Salem State is now 6-10-3 on the season and 3-7-2 in the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC). Southern Maine is currently 7-8-5 on the year and 4-4-3 in the NEHC.

Grace Simmons (Buffalo, NY) was called for tripping giving the Vikings a power play early in the first period. A few minutes into the period, Catherine Salvetti (Saugus, Mass.) took a shot and the puck deflected off Goalie Britney Evangelista (North Smithfield, RI). Jacqueline Sindoris (Charlestown, Mass.) was on the left side of the goal and recovered the puck and took a low shot putting Salem State up 1-0.

In the second period, Ashley Wojewodzic (Lynn, Mass.) picked up a penalty for high sticking. Jensen Hamblett (Colchester, VT) tied the game at 1-1 with a forceful slapshot from just inside the blue line.

The Vikings regained the lead at 2-1 as Salvetti took a slapshot and Kelley was in front of the goal and guided the puck to soar into the right corner of the net.

Midway through the second period, the Huskies thought they had the game-tying goal but the officials ruled it a no goal.

With less than five minutes left in the second period, Katie Nolan (Dorchester, Mass.) managed to tip the puck in the net while it was loose, tying the game at 2-2.

Kelley was on a two on one breakaway and went all way and took a powerful shot that banked in the left side of the net. Vikings took a 3-2 lead with 7:37 remaining in the third period.

The Huskies responded with a goal from Nolan. Nolan was inches away from the goal and took a shot and couldn't get the first shot to go. Persistence paid off and Nolan was able to level the score at 3-3.

The game went into overtime but neither team could score resulting in a draw.

The Huskies were 1-7 in power plays and the Vikings were 1-3.

Salem State's goalie Isabelle Woodward (Ottawa, Ontario) saved 20 shots and Southern Maine's goalie Evangelista had a total of 14 saves.