Women's Hockey Plays Home-And-Home Against New Hampshire
The Wildcats hold the edge in the Hockey East series this season with a 1-0-0 record thus far.
Corinne Buie leads the Friars in all-time scoring against the Wildcats with 11 points.
Jan. 8, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Game Notes vs UNH
Providence will be playing a home-and-home series with the New Hampshire Wildcats starting at 7: 00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 at New Hampshire.
The two teams will wrap-up the Hockey East series on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Schneider Arena.
The Wildcats hold the edge in the three-game Hockey East series with a 1-0-0 record heading into Friday.
The two are tied for fifth in the Hockey East standings, with New Hampshire currently holding the head-to-head tie breaker.
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LAST TIME OUT...
The Friars split a weekend home series against Rensselaer.
Providence was edged by the Engineers on Jan. 4, 3-1.
Cassidy Carels notched the lone goal in the loss, to capture her tenth goal of the season. With her tenth goal, Carels becomes the 36th Friar to notch double digit goals as a freshman.
Sarah Bryant made 18 saves on 21 shots for the Friars. Providence earned a 4-3 overtime win on Jan. 5 to split the series.
The Friars were led by
Lexi Romanchuk, who notched a career-high three-point game en route to being named Hockey East Player of the Week. Romanchuk notched two assists as well as the game-winning overtime goal.
Beth Hanrahan notched the Friars' first goal of the game to give them a 1-0 lead at 5:32 of the first period. Romanchuk and
Haley Frade notched their first assists of the game on the play.
Janine Weber notched the second goal to give the Friars a 2-0 lead after the first period. Frade collected her second assist of the game on the play.
Romanchuk set-up the Friars third goal, sending classmates
Brittney Thunstrom and Courtney Kukowski on a 2-on-1. Kukowski notched her third goal of the season on the play, while Thunstrom collected her fifth assist of the season.
The Engineers scored a buzzer beater in the final second of regulation play at 19:59 of the third to send the game into overtime.
Romanchuk blasted home a point shot to give the Friars their second overtime win of the season.
Corinne Buie notched an assist on the play to capture her 98th career point. Bryant finished the game with 15 saves to earn her eighth win of the season.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS...
New Hampshire enters the weekend 7-10-2 overall on the season and 2-3-2 in Hockey East games.
The Wildcats are led by Nicole Gifford, who has collected a team-best six goals and seven assists.
Hannah Armstrong has also notched double digit points for the Wildcats, with five goals and five assists.
In conference play, Gifford has captured five points, with two power-play goals and a game-winner.
Vilma Vaattovaara and Ashley Wilkes have split time in net for New Hampshire, with Ashley Wilkes playing as of late.
Vaattovaara has logged 606:21 minutes in 10 games for a 5-3-2 record with a .919 save percentage and a 2.37 goals against average.
Wilkes has garnered a .908 save percentage and a 2.33 goals against average in 411:17 minutes of play for a 2-5-0 record in net.
The Wildcats last competed on Dec. 8, when they beat Dartmouth 2-1 at home.
Jessica Hitchcock and Armstrong notched the goals for New Hampshire, while Wilkes made 24 saves to capture her second win on the season.
In league play, New Hampshire last faced Boston University on Nov. 24, where the Wildcats fell 2-1 to the Terriers.
New Hampshire is 3-5-1 at home thus far, 4-5-1 on the road and 2-7-1 in its last ten games.
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY...
The Friars and Wildcats have met a total of 141 times as one of the oldest rivalries in women's hockey.
The all-time series dates back to 1976-77, when New Hampshire topped Providence 4-3 at Schneider Arena.
The Wildcats lead the all-time series 78-49-14, including a 38-14-8 mark at home.
In the last 10 meetings between the two programs, Providence holds the edge with a 5-3-2 record.
Earlier this season, New Hampshire topped Providence 4-2 on Nov. 7 at the Whittemore Center.
Courtney Kukowski and Beth Hanrahan tallied the goals for Providence in that loss.
Corinne Buie leads the Friars in all-time scoring against the Wildcats, with 11 points in 10 career games.
Nina Riley and Sarah Bryant have both had career appearances in goal against the Wildcats for the Friars, with Bryant facing New Hampshire in the last meeting. Bryant holds an 0-2-1 record with a 4.03 goals against average and a .864 save percentage against the Wildcats.
The Last Meeting
New Hampshire 4
November 7, 2013
Women's Hockey Falls To New Hampshire 4-2
The Providence College women's ice hockey team fell to Hockey East foe New Hampshire on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Whittemore Center. With the loss, Providence's overall record moves to 4-7-0, while its league record moves to 1-4-0 on the season. It was the first loss for the Friars in the Whittemore Center since March 7, 2009 when the Friars fell 3-1.