Senior Jessica Vella has notched seven points against the Huskies in 10 career games.
Jan. 31, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's ice hockey team will finish out its Hockey East series with Connecticut in a home-and-home series on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2. The Friars will travel to Storrs, Conn. on Friday for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop before finishing the series at Schneider Arena on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
The Friars enter the weekend with a 12-11-4 overall record and a 6-6-2 Hockey East record. The Friars have been outscored 90-87 by their opponents. Providence is averaging 3.22 goals per game while allowing 3.33. The Friars have outshot their opponents on the season and are averaging 30.3 shots on goal per game. The Friars special teams have a 13.4% conversion rating on the power-play and a 76.3% kill rating on the penalty kill. The Friars are 7-4-2 at Schneider Arena and 5-7-2 on the road this season.
Connecticut enters the weekend with an 3-20-3 overall record and a 1-11-1 Hockey East record. Connecticut has 15 players that have notched at least one point this season. Leading the Huskie offense is freshman Michela Cava with 14 points on eight goals and six assists. Cava is followed by sophomore Kayla Campero, who has collected 13 points on six goals and seven assists. Freshman goaltender Elaine Chuli has played in net for 19 games this season and has earned a 1-13-3 record. Chuli has collected a .899 save percentage and a 3.56 goals against average in 1027:22 minutes of work. Junior Sarah Moses has also spent time in the net for the Huskies this season. This season, the Huskies power-play unit has a conversion rating of 12.2%, while their penalty kill unit has killed off 73.9% of the penalties they have taken. The Huskies go into Friday on an eight game winless streak. Connecticut last faced Hockey East opponent Boston College on Sunday, Jan. 27, where the Huskies fell 8-0. Before Boston College, Connecticut tied Maine 1-1 on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Providence and Connecticut have met a total of 49 times with the Friars leading the series 35-10-4. Earlier this season the Friars and the Huskies faced off in Schneider Arena on Nov. 10. The Friars scored five unanswered goals to come from behind to win 5-3. Senior Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.) led the Friars to the win with a three-point game on two goals and an assist. The last time Providence and Connecticut played a home-and-home series, the Friars took both games. Junior Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.) and senior Jessica Vella (Pickering, Ontario) lead the Friars in all-time scoring against the Huskies with seven points apiece.
Both Providence and Connecticut will have live streaming through CBSsports.com available to fans. Play-by-play will be provided by John Carchedi on Saturday, Feb. 2. The Friars and 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, which features live updates of all their games.
Live Streaming for Friday: Live Feed
Live Game Stats for Friday: Live Stats
PC Twitter: @PCWHockey
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