Women's Hockey To Play In Home-And-Home Series Vs. UConn

Jan. 23, 2015

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FRIARS COMPETE IN HOME-AND-HOME SERIES AGAINST UCONN
  • Providence will play a home-and-home series against UConn on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25.
  •  Saturday's game will be held at Schneider Arena for a 1:00 p.m. puck drop. 
  • Sunday's game will be in Storrs, Conn. with a game time of 2:00 p.m. 
  • In the first meeting of the season, the teams skated to a 4-4 overtime tie at Schneider Arena (Nov. 9). 

SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
  • UConn enters the contest with a 6-13-6 overall record and a 2-7-3 mark in the Hockey East.
  • The Huskies most recently dropped two games to UNH on Saturday, Jan. 17 (3-2 OT) and Sunday, Jan. 18 (3-1) in Storrs, Conn.
  • Sarah MacDonnell leads the team in points with 19 on a team-high 14 assists and five goals.
  • Emily Snodgrass leads the team in goals with 13, to go along with four assists for 17 points. 
  • Elaine Chuli has seen the majority of the time in net with 15 games played and a 4-7-4 record.
  • Chuli has compiled a 2.98 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.
  • Annie Belanger has been the netminder in 10 games with a record of 2-6-2.
  • Belanger had put together a 3.07 GAA and a .912 save percentage. 

SEEING THREE
  • Senior Beth Hanrahan and sophomore Cassidy Carels both recorded three points in the Friars' 4-1 win over UNH on Jan. 12.
  • Hanrahan recorded the game-winning goal in addition to assisting on the first and last goals of the contest.
  • Hanrahan has registered three points in two other games this season, at RPI (Jan. 6) and vs. UConn (Nov. 9).
  • Carels capped of the game by scoring the final goal. She assisted the game winner as well as the third goal.

ON FIRE
  • Senior forward Beth Hanrahan has scored nine goals in her last 10 games.
  • Hanrahan scored just three goals in the opening 14 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).
  • Hanrahan has also contributed four assists in the nine-game span. 
  • The forward is currently tied for third in the Hockey East for conference game-winning goals with two.

POINT STREAKS
  • Both seniors Beth Hanrahan and Brooke Simpson recently completed a three-game point streak.
  • Hanrahan started the streak off against RPI (Jan. 6) with two goals and one assist. She followed up with an assist over UNH at Schneider Arena (Jan. 10) and two assists and the game-winning goal at UNH (Jan. 11).
  • Simpson's streak also started at RPI with an assist. She recorded an assist in the home UNH contest and a goal and an assist in the away match-up.
  • Sophomore Liv Halvorson had a four-game point streak spanning from Nov. 9 vs. UConn through Nov. 22 at Maine. Her other points in the streak came against Northeastern (Nov. 15) and at Northeastern (Nov. 16). All of Halvorson's points were assists (five), including a two assist performance at Maine (Nov. 22).
  • Sophomore Cassidy Carels also had a four-game point streak, hers started at Union (Nov. 7) and went through UConn (Nov. 9) and Northeastern (Nov. 15-16). Carels had two goals and three assists in the streak, including a two assist performance vs. UConn. 

FORMER FRIAR KAREN KAY '85 HONORED WITH THE WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY FOUNDERS AWARD 
  • Providence College women's hockey alumna Karen Kay `85 received the Women's Ice Hockey Founders Award given by the American Hockey Coaches Association (Jan. 20). 
  • The Women's Ice Hockey Founders Award is given to a recipient who has aided the growth and development of women's hockey in America through enthusiasm, passion and selflessness.
  • While skating for Providence, Kay helped the Friars earn back-to-back EAIAW Championship appearances. 
  • After her playing days, Kay went on to coach at New Hampshire where she compiled an impressive record of 215-90-25, winning the AIAW Championship in 1998.
  • While at UNH, Kay also spent time with USA Hockey, leading the national team in international tournaments. Kay coached the 1994 team that won the silver medal at the World Championship.
  • Kay was an activist for the growth of women's hockey internationally and was recognized for creating the Three Nations Tournament, which is now the Four Nations Tournament.

  • BOQUIST RANKS SECOND IN WHEA IN FACE-OFFS
  • Freshman Brooke Boquist ranks third in the conference in Hockey East games for face-offs with a percentage of  .659.
  • She is the top freshman in the category. 

FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS
  • The Friars are out shooting their opponents in seven for the last eight games, including four in a row. 
  • Providence is 3-4-1 in that span.
  • In the first 16 games of the season Providence led in shots only twice. 

LAST TIME OUT: FRIARS FALL 2-0 TO MAINE
  • Providence dropped the season Hockey East series finale against Maine on Sunday, Jan. 18 at Schneider Arena. With the win, Maine captured the season series 2-1.
  • The first period finished scoreless as the game-winner came in the second period.
  • Maine added an empty net goal at 19:26 of the third to seal the victory.
  • Junior Allie Morse finished the game with 27 saves and one allowed goal. 
  • The Friars went 1-for-1 in the penalty kill.  

UP NEXT
  • Following the home-and home series against UConn, the Friars will play No. 1 Boston College on Friday, Jan. 30 at Schneider Arena for a 7:00 p.m. game.
  • The game will close out the Hockey East season series.
  • The Eagles won the first two games of the series in a home-and-home weekend  on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
  • Providence will follow the BC game up with an away contest on Sunday, Feb. 1 at Vermont for the season's first meeting. 

CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED STREAK
  • Senior forwards Beth Hanrahan and Haley Frade have played in every game of their careers (132). The streak began in 2011-12.
  • Hanrahan has tallied 71 points on 44 goals and 27 assists for her career while Frade has put together 82 points on 28 goals and 54 assists. 
  • Both players are on pace to place in the top-five in career games played at Providence.

HOCKEY EAST SKATING STRIDES
  • The Hockey East Skating Strides initiative returns for a ninth season for the 2014-15 campaign with a total of 20 games being played in fundraising aimed at bringing awareness to women's hockey and breast cancer. 
  • So far the initiative has raised over $275,000 to date.
  • Providence's game against Vermont at Schneider Arena on Saturday, Feb. 21 will be the team's Skating Strides game. 
The Last Meeting
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November 9, 2014
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Women's Hockey Skates To 4-4 Tie Against UConn
The Providence College women's ice hockey team tied UConn, 4-4, on Sunday afternoon at Schneider Arena. Senior Brooke Simpson (Boxborough, Mass.) netted a career-high two goals for the Friars, including the game-tying goal.


 

 

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