As the fans at Walter Brown Arena witnessed a rare September 30 matchup between the Boston University Terriers of the NCAA and Montreal’s McGill Martlets from the CIS, two notable players were missing. Melodie Daoust (McGill) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Boston University) were at the Canadian National Women’s Team training camp in Calgary, Alberta.
A scoreless first period between the Boston University Terriers and McGill Martlets saw both teams take eight shots on net. In the last three minutes of the first, Britt Hergesheimer and freshman Jordan Juron both took penalties for the Terriers. Despite the power play, Terriers backstop Kerrin Sperry showed great poise against the talented Martlets squad.
In the second period, Rebecca Russo scored a short-handed goal 38 seconds in, as Montreal native Kayla Tutino logged the assist. Juron would bury the puck past Martlets backstop Andrea Weckman for an even strength goal. Shannon Stoneburgh of BU and McGill’s Logan Murray were both called for penalties as a skirmish developed. Murray was called for embellishment and Stoneburgh for tripping. Martlets winger Leslie Oles got the Martlets back into the game as she scored an unassisted goal at the 12 minutes, 21 seconds mark of the second.
Heading into the third period, Alissa Fromkin stood between the pipes for BU, as penalties would be the story. Three penalties were called on McGill, including two on Oles. A checking penalty at 1:39 and a hooking call at 4:14 were called on the hard-working winger. Although McGill successfully killed both penalties, they were not able to tie the game.
With less than four minutes in the final stanza, Tutino logged a goal to put the Terriers ahead by a 3-1 margin. At the 17:50 mark, Brittney Fouracres was called for tripping. It would only take seven seconds for the Terriers to capitalize on the power play as Jill Cardella scored the Terriers fourth goal of the game. McGill was outshot in the period 10-4. Juron was credited with the game winning goal and won 10 of 14 faceoffs.