CHARLOTTETOWN – Caitlyn Schell’s power-play goal at 2:21 of the third period broke a 1-1 tie, lifting the Saint Mary’s Huskies to a 2-1 win over the UPEI Panthers on Friday night.
The regular-season opening game for both teams was played at MacLauchlan Arena on the UPEI campus.
After a scoreless first period, Olivia Doughart of Summerside scored an unassisted short-handed goal to stake the Panthers to a 1-0 lead at 6:37 of the second period.
Sarah Douglas answered with a power-play goal at 14:49 to even the score before the second intermission.
The final shots-on-goal totals were even at 23-23. Winning goaltender was Sienna Cooke while Marie-Soleil Deschenes was between the pipes for UPEI.