Jan. 24, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Friars enter the weekend with a 11-10-4 overall record and a 5-5-2 Hockey East record. The Friars have been outscored 84-75 by their opponents. Providence is averaging 3.00 goals per game while allowing 3.36. The Friars have outshot their opponents on the season and are averaging 30 shots on goal per game. The Friars special teams have a 13.5% conversion rating on the power-play and a 74.5% kill rating on the penalty kill. The Friars are 6-3-2 at Schneider Arena so far this season. Providence last faced then tenth-ranked Northeastern at Matthews, Arena on Sunday, Jan. 20. The Friars fell 8-7 to the Huskies in what was the highest scoring Hockey East game in history.
Boston College enters Saturday with an 17-4-2 overall record and a 10-2-1 Hockey East record. Boston College has 18 players notching points on the season. The Eagle offense is led by sophomore Alex Carpenter, who leads Hockey East in scoring and ranks sixth in the nation with 43 points on 18 goals and 25 assists. Following Carpenter is freshman Haley Skarupa, who ranks ninth in the nation and second in Hockey East with 28 points on nine goals and 19 assists. The Eagles have outscored their opponents 108-50 so far on the season. Senior goaltender Corinne Boyles has played in 17 games this season collecting a 15-2-0 record. Boyles leads Hockey East with a 1.85 goals against average and a .920 save percentage in 970:27 minutes of work. The Eagles' power-play unit ranks second in the nation with a 30.5% conversion rating. The last time Boston College took the ice was against then seventh-ranked Mercyhurst on Saturday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan 20. The Eagles split the road series and snapped a 13-game winning streak when they fell 3-2 on Sunday against the Lakers. The Eagles have a 8-2-1 record when on the road.
Providence and Boston College have met a total of 70 games with the Friars leading 50-17-3. Earlier this season the Friars fell 6-1 to the Eagles at Kelley Rink in Chestnut, Mass. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Junior Rebecca Morse (Westfield, N.J.) scored the lone goal for the Friars. The last time the two teams faced off in Schneider Arena was on Oct. 28, 2011, when Providence fell 3-1 to Boston College. Morse leads the Friars in all-time scoring against the Eagles with seven points on three goals and four assists in eight games.
Maine enters Sunday with an 4-17-2 overall record and a 1-10-1 Hockey East record. Maine has 20 players that have notched at least one point this season. Leading the Black Bear offense is senior Brittany Dougherty with 28 points on 11 goals and 17 assists. Dougherty is followed by sophomore Jennifer More, who has collected 12 points on six goals and six assists. Freshman Audra Richards ranks third on the team in scoring with 10 points on six goals and four assists. Senior goaltender Brittany Ott has played in net for 18 games this season. Ott has collected a .905 save percentage and a 3.54 goals against average in 932:39 minutes of work. Sophomore Meghann Treacy has also spent time in the net for the Black Bears, collecting a .876 save percentage and a 4.13 goals against average in 378:10 minutes of work. This season, the Black Bears power-play unit has a conversion rating of 13.5%, while their penalty kill unit has killed off 80.5% of the penalties they have taken. Maine last faced Hockey East foe Vermont on Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19. The Black Bears took three points from Vermont with a 3-2 win on Saturday and a 0-0 tie on Friday. Before the Black Bears take on the Friars they will travel to Connecticut on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Providence and Maine have met a total of 47 times with the Friars leading 35-3-9. Earlier this season the Friars traveled to Orono, Maine for a weekend road series on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. The Friars swept the road series to take their second Hockey East series of the season. The Friars defeated the Black Bears 4-3 on Friday and 5-1 on Saturday. Junior Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.) leads the Friars in scoring against the Black Bears with 12 points in 10 career games played against Maine.
The Friars will have live streaming along with a live broadcast of both games available to fans. Play-by-play of both games will be provided by John Carchedi. The Friars 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, which features live updates of all their games.
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