Women's Hockey To Play Home-And-Home Series With Connecticut
The Friars and Huskies will meet on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 in 2:00 p.m. puck drops.
Carels notched three-points against the Huskies earlier in the season.
Jan. 23, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Game Notes vs. Connecticut
Providence and Connecticut will play a home-and-home series starting on Jan. 25 at Connecticut.
The series will conclude on Jan. 26 at Schneider Arena.
Both games will be 2:00 p.m. puck drops.
The Huskies will have live stats and streaming available for Saturday's game through its website.
The Friars will be providing live stats as well as live streaming with play-by-play by John Carchedi and color from Moira Sweeney.
To access the feeds
CLICK HERE. Providence also offers live updates of all its games through its twitter page (
LAST TIME OUT...
Providence defeated ninth-ranked Boston University at Schneider Arena on Jan. 17.
The Friars posted three unanswered goals to clinch the 4-3 come from behind win.
Cassidy Carels led the Friars in the win with a contribution on each goal. The game-tying and game-winning goals were the highlights of Carel's career-best four point performance on Friday night.
Haley Frade and Molly Illikainen both collected multi-point games for the Friars. Frade notched a career-high three assists, while Illikainen tallied an assist on both the game-tying and game-winning goals.
Providence's special teams played a crucial role in the win, with a shorthanded tally and two power-play goals the Friars were able to capture the win.
Providence held the Terriers to just three shots on goal in the third period.
Sarah Bryant finished the game with 26 saves for her 10th win of the season. The Friars' win marked the second over a top-10 team this season and the first win over BU since Dec. 3, 2011.
Providence finished the weekend with a 1-0 loss to the Maine Black Bears on Jan. 19 at Alfond Arena.
Bryant finished the game with 22 saves for the third star of the game.
The loss snapped a six game unbeaten streak against the Black Bears.
SCOUTING THE HUSKIES...
The Huskies are led by Sarah MacDonnell, who has a team-high nine goals and 11 assists for a team-best 20 points.
Michela Cava leads Connecticut in assists (13) and power-play goals (4).
Elaine Chuli has played the majority of minutes in net for the Huskies after making 15 appearances this season.
Chuli has a .920 save percentage on 482 saves and a 2.84 goals against average for a 4-10-1 overall record.
The Huskies enter the weekend with a 6-16-2 overall mark and a record of 3-7-1 in Hockey East play.
Connecticut last split a weekend series with New Hampshire.
The Huskies took the win on Jan. 18 by a margin of 3-1 before falling 3-2 on Jan. 19 at New Hampshire.
Before a 2-0 win over Vermont on Jan. 11, Connecticut was on a nine game winless streak.
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY...
Providence and Connecticut have met a total of 51 times in the all-time series history.
The Friars hold the edge in the series with an all-time record of 37-11-4.
At Schneider, Providence has a 20-3-2 record, winning the last five home games against the Huskies.
The Friars have won nine of the last ten games against the Huskies.
The last time the two programs faced, the Friars fell 5-4 to Connecticut (Nov. 10).
Haley Frade and Cassidy Carels each notch two goals apiece. Frade earned the third star of the game with three points in that loss.
Corinne Buie leads the Friars in all-time scoring against the Huskies with 10 points on four goals and six assists.
The Last Meeting
November 10, 2013
Women's Hockey Falls To Connecticut, 5-4
The Providence College women's ice hockey team fell, 5-4, to the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Freitas Ice Forum. With the loss, the Friars overall record moves to 4-8-0 and 1-5-0 in league play on the season. It was the first loss to the Huskies since March 6, 2010, when the Friars fell 3-2 in the Hockey East semifinal round.