Jan. 18, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's ice hockey team will travel to Boston, Mass. to kick off its Hockey East series with Northeastern. The game will take place at Matthews Arena on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2:00 p.m. The Huskies will host the Friars for their annual Hockey East Skating Strides game. The Friars enter sunday with a 11-9-4 overall record and an 5-4-2 Hockey East record. It will mark the first Hockey East game for the Friars since they fell 6-4 to Boston University on Dec. 1.
The Last Meeting
March 3, 2012
Hyannis Youth and Community Center
Last time out the Friars swept RPI in a weekend road series on Friday, Jan. 11, 2-1, and Saturday, Jan. 12, 3-2. Sophomore Haley Frade
(Marion, Mass.) led the Friars with a three point weekend. Junior Corinne Buie
(Edina, Minn.) notched the game-winning goal for the Friars off an offensive zone face-off play set up by sophomore Brooke Simpson
(Boxboro, Mass.). Junior goaltender Nina Riley
(Lexington, Mass.) earned her third win of the season with 22 saves. On Saturday, Jan. 12 Frade put the Friars on the score board with a goal 1:35 into the first period. RPI tied the game just seconds later. Freshman Courtney Kukowski
(Apple Valley, Minn.) gave the Friars their second lead of the game halfway through the first period. During the second period RPI tied the game, 2-2, with a 5-on-3 power-play goal. The Friars battled back to regain the lead with 4:06 left in the second period. Senior Jessica Vela (Pickering, Ontario) notched her second game-winning goal of the season on the play. Freshman goaltender Sarah Bryant
(Bethlehem, Pa.) tallied her seventh win of the season with 26 saves.
Northeastern enters Sunday with an 11-9-2 overall record and a 5-6-1 Hockey East record. Northeastern has 19 players notching points thus far on the season. Leading the Huskie offense is sophomore Kendall Coyne with 35 points (18g. 17a.), ranking her third in Hockey East. Following Coyne are seniors Casey Pickett with 24 points (12g. 12a.) and Rachel Llanes with 22 points (8g. 14a.). Sophomore Chloe Desjardins has played in net for all 22 of the Huskies' games this season. In 1,256:44 minutes of work Desjardins has made 542 saves for a .902 save percentage and a 2.82 goals against average. In 22 games Desjardins has collected an 11-8-2 record this season. Northeastern has outscored its opponents 75-61 thus far on the season. The Huskies have earned the top ranked penalty kill in Hockey East, killing off 71 of the 82 (86.6%) penalties they have taken this season. Northeastern's power-play ranks second in Hockey East, it has converted on 20 of the 79 chances they have had. The Huskies are on a three game losing streak going into Sunday's game. Northeastern last faced Hockey East opponent fifth ranked Boston University. The Huskies fell 5-4 to the Terriers at Walter Brown Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Prior to their game with the Terriers, the Huskies took on No. 4 Cornell on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Matthews Arena, falling 4-2 to the Big Red.
Providence and Northeastern have met a total of 112 times in the history of the two programs. Providence leads the all-time series 59-42-11. The last time the two teams faced off was on March 3, 2012 in the Hockey East semifinal game in Hyannis, Mass. The Friars came away with a 2-0 win to upset the top-seeded Huskies. The Huskies outshot Providence 41-25 in the match-up. Current sophomore Haley Frade (Marion, Mass.) notched the eventual game-winning goal for the Friars. In the last ten meetings, the two teams have split a 4-4-2 record. Three of the four Frair wins were on the road. Juniors Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.) and Rebecca Morse (Westfield, N.J.) lead the Friars in scoring against the Huskies with three points apiece in their careers.
Northeastern will have live streaming along with a live broadcast of the game available to fans. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN3. To access the feed fans can use their cable subscriptions to login and watch. The Huskies will also be providing fans with live stats of the game. To access the live feeds and stats follow the links below. Fans can also follow the Friars through their twitter page, that features live updates of all their games.
Live Streaming: NU Live Streaming
ESPN3 Live Feed: ESPN3 Direct Link
Live Game Stats: Live Stats
PC Twitter: @PCWHockey