Kendrick Nets Hat Trick in 9-2 Victory Over King's

Kendrick Nets Hat Trick in 9-2 Victory Over King's

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Stevenson women's ice hockey sophomore Nikki Kendrick finished with seven points, including netting her first career hat trick, while the Mustangs scored a program record six power play goals en route to a 9-2 Middle Atlantice Conference (MAC) victory over King's (Pa.) Sunday afternoon at Revolution Ice Center.

  • The Mustangs (5-5-2, 3-1-0 MAC) earned the first power play opportunity just 5:08 into the contest but saw two shots blocked while Emma Zeveney saved both shots on net.
  • Just 1:40 after its first power play ended, Stevenson went back on the player advantage and made it count as senior Allyson Barlow sent a low shot from the point to the back of the net.
  • At the 11:17 mark, the Monarchs (1-10-1, 0-1-0 MAC) went on the power play for the first time but junior Annika Carlander stopped all three shots on net.
  • King's went right back to the power play as Stevenson was whistled for its second penalty just 23 seconds after the first one expired.
  • With 2:44 remaining in the period, Kendrick forced a turnover in the Mustangs offensive zone after a dump in and beat Zeveney over her shoulder on the near side.

  • The Mustangs had their third power play opportunity early in the second period but the Monarchs defense blocked four shots while Zeveney stopped another two.
  • Just like in the first, King's went right back into the box after killing off a penalty and Stevenson made them pay as Kendrick netted her second goal of the game.
  • Kendrick once again beat Zeveney over her shoulder, this time on the glove side. Sophomore Ally Gibson and Barlow picked up the assists.
  • The Monarchs defense came up big once again as five consecutive blocked shots on Stevenson's power play attempt in the middle of the period.
  • King's got on the board with 6:08 left in the period as Caitlin Redden netted a shorthanded goal.
  • Just 1:15 later, the Mustangs answered as freshman Karly Aguirre scored on assists from classmate Ashlyn Bray and Kendrick.
  • Sophomore Tea Ferrara pushed Stevenson's lead to 5-1 with 2:06 remaining scoring off assists from freshman KaliJo Zagula and sophomore Breanna Crosson.

  • Ferrara netted her second goal of the game just 3:36 into the period this time getting helpers from Barlow and Kendrick.
  • Just past the midway point, Zagula netted her first career goal with Ferrara and Kendrick dishing out the assists.
  • Kendrick and junior Trinity Barcless scored back-to-back goals just 50 seconds apart. Senior Carly McGee picked up her first point of the night with an assist.
  • The Monarchs got a second goal on the board with 49 seconds remaining.

  • Stevenson outshot King's, 59-18, including 39-7 over the first two periods.
  • The Mustangs finished 6-for-9 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.
  • Kendrick's seven points are tied for the single game record while her four assists ranks tied for second. Her hat trick is the 15th in program history.
  • Ferrara totaled two goals and one assist while Barlow finished with one goal and two assists.
  • Carlander finished with 16 saves in net.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, January 18 when the Mustangs travel to No. 7 Elmira for a UCHC contest beginning at 3:00 p.m.
  • The Mustangs are back home on Friday, January 24 when the team hosts a UCHC and MAC contest versus Wilkes. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.