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Full Game Notes vs. BU
Providence will play a home-and-home series with Hockey East opponent Boston University on Jan. 21 and 22. The Friars will host the Terriers on Jan. 21 at 2:00 p.m. The Friars will travel to Walter Brown for at 3:00 p.m. puck drop.
In honor of the College’s centennial, the Friars will be wearing 1980’s inspired jerseys on Jan. 21.
Scouting the Friars
Providence opened up Hockey East play in 2017 with a weekend sweep of Connecticut. Eleven different players tallied at least one point in the two wins. Providence took down UConn in Storrs on Jan. 14 (5-2) and in Providence on Jan. 15 (4-1).
Last Time Out
Eleven different Friars tallied at least one point on the weekend. Five of whom recorded multi-point weekends. Each of the freshmen skaters recorded at least one point over the weekend. Clare Minnerath and Madison Myers each added a win to their respective records.
A Rookie Weekend
Freshman defender Avery Fransoo earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors after recording back-to-back multi point games, recording two assists in each outing. Whitney Dove was also recognized as a top performer after scoring a power play goal and adding an assist on the power play.
Friars’ Nab Their 12th Win
Providence won their 12th game of the season to post a record of 12-11-1. The last time the Friars posted 12 wins was in the 2012-13 season, on Jan. 13, 2013 after defeating RPI (3-2). The Friars also claimed their seventh Hockey East win, which has not been done since the 2012-13 season when the team finished with an 8-10-3 Hockey East record.
Hockey East Nod
Providence’s Fransoo is the second consecutive Rookie of the Week honor for the Friars, after Minnerath (Jan. 9). Brooke Boquist and Whitney Dove were both recognized as Top Performers.
Senior forward Cassidy Carels has tallied 24 points in the 22 games she has played. Providence is 11-5-1 when Carels scores at least one point and 7-1-1 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 nationally, averaging 3.17 goals per game. The Friars are ranked fourth in combined special teams (54.4%).
Providence has scored 76 goals in the 2016-17 season, surpassing last season’s total of 72 goals.
Scouting the Terriers
Boston University opens the weekend with a 12-8-4 overall record and 7-7-3 mark in Hockey East. The Terriers have not won a game since Dec. 10, when they defeated then ranked No. 2 Minnesota in overtime, 6-5. Since then, BU has skated to a 0-1-3 record, tying No. 6 Boston College, falling to UConn, and tying Vermont twice.
The Terriers have a 18.1% conversion rate on the power play and an 82.1% success rate on the penalty kill.
BU posts a 4-2-2 home record in Hockey East play and a 3-5-1 record on the road.
Who to Watch
The Terriers are led by graduate student Mary Parker, who has recorded 30 points on 18 goals and 12 assists. Victoria Bach follows Parker with 29 points from 13 goals and 16 assists.
Victoria Hanson has spent the majority of time between the pipes for BU, with a .933 save percentage and a 2.22 goals against average. The senior netminder holds and 8-5-3 record on the season.
Annie Belanger leads the way in net, playing in 19 of the Huskies 22 games, posting a .941 save percentage and a 1.87 goals against average.
All-Time Series with the Terriers
Providence leads the all-time series 27-23-2. The two teams kicked off the 2016-17 season with a Sept. 25 Hockey East game at Walter Brown Arena, where Providence fell, 5-2.The Friars are 19-9-1 against the Terriers at Schneider Arena and 8-12-1 at Walter Brown.
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