Taylor Leech of Bowdoinham has been selected as the captain of the 2020-2021 University of Maine women's ice hockey team. Credit: Courtesy of Mark Tutuny

Ida Press scored a power-play goal early in the second period on Friday, giving the University of Maine the margin of victory in a 2-1 Hockey East win over New Hampshire at the Whittemore Center in Durham, New Hampshire.

The Black Bears (2-1) were coming off a three-week layoff caused by COVID-19 precautions.

Ida Kuoppala and Taylor Leech assisted on the Press goal for UMaine, which also received a first-period goal from Liga Miljone. She connected 1:09 into the first period off assists from Ally Johnson and Amalie Andersen.

New Hampshire (1-4) got a first-period tally from Jada Christian.

Loryn Porter made 21 saves, including 11 in the third period, for the Black Bears, who killed off all four Wildcat power plays.

The teams play again at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Pete Warner

Pete graduated from Bangor High School in 1980 and earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He grew up fishing at his family's camp on Sebago Lake but didn't take...