Women's Hockey Resumes Hockey East Play With Home-And-Home Games Against UNH

Jan. 8, 2015

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FRIARS COMPETE IN HOME-AND-HOME HOCKEY EAST SERIES AGAINST UNH
  • Providence will play a home-and-home series against Hockey East foe New Hampshire on Saturday, Jan. 10 and Sunday, Jan.11. 
  • Saturday's game will be played at Schneider Arena at 1:00 p.m., while Sunday's game will be at the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H. for a 2:00 p.m. puck drop.

SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
  • New Hampshire enters the contest with a 4-13-1 overall record and a 2-7-0 mark in the Hockey East.
  • The Wildcats came out victorious in the season's first meeting between the two teams, with a score of 5-0 at Schneider Arena on Dec. 5.
  • Jonna Curtis leads the team with seven goals on the season for 10 points.
  • Curtis scored two goals in the game and had an assist against the Friars on Dec. 5.
  • Kayla Mork has a team-high seven assists and ranks second on the team in points with eight (1g, 7a).
  • Mork tallied two assists against the Friars in the first game of the series. 
  • Vilma Vaattovaara has played in 15 games, compiling a 3.17 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage for a record of 3-11-1.
  • Vaattovaara also has the team's only shutout victories (2) in net. 

PROVIDENCE SKATES TO 3-3 TIE AT RPI
  • After trailing 3-1 going into the third period, the Friars battled back to force a tie in a non-conference match-up on Tuesday, Jan. 6.
  • Senior Beth Hanrahan tied a career-high in points in a game with two goals and one assist. 
  • Hanrahan's first goal got the Friars on the board and her second goal tied the game at the 15:07 mark in the third.
  • Freshman Madison Sansone scored her first career goal and registered an assist to produce a career-high output of two points. 
  • Sarah Bryant made 16 saves in the contest for the Friars 

UP NEXT
  • Following the Hockey East home-and-home series against UNH, the Friars host Maine at Schneider Arena for a single conference game on Sunday, Jan. 18. 
  • Puck drop is set for 2:00 p.m.
  • Providence and Maine split earlier in the season, with the Black Bears earning a 3-2 victory (Nov. 22) and the Friars earning a 2-1 overtime win (Nov. 23).

HEATING UP
  • Senior forward Beth Hanrahan has scored eight goals in her last nine games. 
  • Hanrahan scored just two goals in the opening 12 games of the season.
  • She has had three games with two goals, at Maine (2-1 OT win), vs. Brown (4-2 win) and RPI (3-3 OT).

IT'S BEEN AWHILE
  • Providence recorded its first tie on Oct. 18, 2014 at Syracuse (3-3) since Feb. 17, 2013 when Providence tied New Hampshire 3-3.
  • The Friars did not have a tie the entire 2013-14 season.
  • Since the tie at Syracuse, PC has tied three other times, at Union (11/7/14), vs. UConn (11/9/14) and at RPI (1/6/15). 

CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED STREAK
  • Senior forwards Beth Hanrahan and Haley Frade have played in every game of their careers (129). The streak began in 2011-12.
  • Hanrahan has tallied 67 points on 42 goals and 25 assists for her career while Frade has put together 80 points on 28 goals and 52 assists. 
  • Both players are on pace to place in the top-five in career games played at Providence.
The Last Meeting
New Hampshire5
Providence0
December 5, 2014
Providence, R.I.
Women's Hockey Falls to New Hampshire, 5-0
The Providence College women's ice hockey team recorded a 5-0 loss to the New Hampshire Wildcats on Friday Dec. 5 at Schneider Arena. With the Hockey East loss, the Friars record drops to 3-13-3 overall and 2-5-1 in conference play. New Hampshire now stands at 4-13-1 overall and 2-7-0 in the Hockey East.


 

 

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