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Providence will play the non-conference series at Cornell on Friday, January 6 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 7 at 3:00 p.m. in Ithaca, N.Y.
Scouting the Friars
The Friars open the second half of the season with a 9-10-1 (5-6-1 Hockey East) record. The series with ECAC opponent will be the Friars last non-conference match up of the season. The Friars are 2-2 against ECAC opponents in 2016.
Closing Out 2016
The Friars’ captured their ninth win of the 2016-17 season after coming from behind to defeat Merrimack for the second time this season. The Friars won 3-2, when Brooke Boquist tallied the game winner on a short handed tally.
Last Time Out
The Friars defeated Merrimack, 3-2, and Providence’s Cassidy Carels recorded her sixth multi-goal game performance, collecting one assist and one goal. Madison Myers made 30 saves, the fourth time she has recorded at least 30 saves in her 13 games played.
Senior forward Cassidy Carels has tallied 22 points in the 18 games she has played. She has recorded six multi-point games, four coming in her last six games played. Providence is 9-5-1 when Carels scores at least one point and 6-1-1 when she registers an assist.
Short Handed Friars
The Friars have recorded six short handed goals, ranked second in the nation. Six different Friars have struck on the penalty kill: Danielle Hardy, Cassidy Carels, Brooke Boquist, Kate Friesen, Cassidy MacPherson, and Christina Putigna.
Providence Against the Rest
Providence holds the ninth place spot in scoring, averaging 3.20 goals per game. The Friars are ranked seventh in combined special teams (54.2%). Both the penalty kill and power play are ranked 15th (PK - 87.8%, PP - 14.4%).
Madison Myers has led the way in goal for Providence. The sophomore has played 13 games for a .905 save percentage and 2.68 goals against average.
Scouting the Big Red
Cornell hosts Providence with a 8-4-1 overall record and 6-2-1 in ECAC play. The Big Red won their last two games, defeating Harvard, 3-0 (Dec. 2) and Datrmouth, 2-1 (Dec. 3). Cornell has not played a game since December 3.
The Big Red power play holds a 15.7% conversion rate and a 89.5% success rate on the penalty kill.
Cornell is undefeated at Lynah Rink, with a 6-0-0 record and 2-0-0 home non-conference record.
Who to Watch
The Big Red are led by Hanna Bunton with 13 points on three goals and 10 assists. Freshman Kristin O’Neill follows with 11 points on seven goals and four assists. O’Neill has also recorded three short handed goals.
Paula Voorheis holds a .959 save percentage and a 1.30 goals against average. She has played in seven games and with a 4-3-0 record.
All-Time Series with the Big Red
Providence leads the all-time series 35-4-1. The two teams have not faced since 2010, when Providence defeated Cornell, 3-0, on Jan. 10, 2010.
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