Women's Hockey Game Notes vs. Northeastern And UConn

Feb. 2, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

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Friars Against Huskies
Providence will face two different Husky opponents. The Friars will travel to Boston, Mass. for a 2:00 p.m. puck drop on Feb. 3 at Northeastern's Matthew's Arena. Providence will host the Connecticut Huskies on Feb. 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Schneider Arena. The game against UConn will also serve as the Friars' annual Skating Strides game. 

The Last Meeting
Northeastern5
Providence3
November 30, 2016
Providence, R.I.
Women’s Hockey Defeated By No. 10 Northeastern
The Providence College women’s hockey team was defeated by the No. 10 Northeastern Huskies on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Providence moves to 8-9-1 (4-5-1 HE) and Northeastern improves to 11-4-3 (7-2-2 HE).

The Last Meeting
UConn1
Providence4
January 15, 2017
Providence, R.I.
Women's Hockey Defeats UConn, 4-1
The Providence College women's hockey team defeated the University of Connecticut, 4-1, on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I.

Last Time Out
The Friars won a pair of games at Maine to move into third place in the Hockey East standings. With the weekend, the Friars completed the series sweep of the Black Bears. On Jan. 28, the Friars scored four second period goals to top the Black Bears, 6-4. On Jan. 29, Head Coach Bob Deraney claimed his 300th win with the Friars' 5-2 win. 

Scouting the Friars
The Friars had eight different goal scorers across the two games. On Jan. 28, the Friars had six different goal scorers, four players with multi-point games, and three players with three points, two of which were freshmen (Neve Van Pelt and Meaghan Rickard).  

On Jan, 29, the Friars scored two power play goals and both were a combination of Kate Friesen, Rachel Rockwell, and Blair Parent

Meaghan Rickard led the Friars with four points over the weekend. Madison Myers collected 46 saves over the weekend to help the Friars to their third weekend sweep of the season.

The Rookies Rule Hockey East
Whitney Dove leads all Hockey East defensemen in scoring with 21 points. Three Friar Freshmen are in the top-10 in freshmen scoring, the most of any school (Dove, Rockwell, and Rickard). 

Avery Fransoo is tied for seventh place in the league in blocked shots. Van Pelt is third amongst the league in face off percentage (.635)

The Friars had three-consecutive Hockey East Rookies of the Week, with Whitney Dove (Jan. 23), Avery Fransoo (Jan. 16) and Clare Minnerath (Jan. 9). No other Hockey East team has done this in the history of the league. 

Providence Against the Rest
Dove holds the seventh place spot in points per game (defensemen) with 0.78 points per game. The rookie defender is 10th among rookie scoring, and first among rookie defensemen. 

Providence holds the eighth place spot in scoring nationally, averaging 3.36 goals per game. The Friars are ranked fifth in combined special teams (54.2%). 

Scouting the Northeastern Huskies
The Huskies host the Friars with a 17-9-3 record and a 12-7-2 Hockey East record. Northeastern played a mid-week game(Jan. 31), defeating Harvard, 4-1. The Huskies are riding a four game winning streak and hold second place in Hockey East with 26 points in 21 games played. 

The Huskies boast a 89.3% success rate on the penalty kill and 16.3 % success rate on the power play. 

Northeastern holds a 7-7-2 home record and 5-5-1 home league record.

Who to Watch
Maine is led by Denia Krizova who leads with 39 points on 17 goals and 22 assists. McKenna Brand follows with 33 points and leads in goals scored with 22. 

Brittany Bugalski leads in net with a 1.95 goals against average, .927 save percentage and 17-7-3 record. 

All-Time Series with the Northeastern Huskies
Providence leads the all-time series 61-55-11 and lead at Northeastern 28-23-2. Northeastern has taken both games in the Hockey East series thus far in the 2016-17 season. 

The Last Time
The Friars were edged, 5-3, on Nov. 30 at Schneider Arena. The Friars took the lead first on a power play goal from Blair Parent, and then Cassidy Carels took the lead for the Friars twice more before the start of the third period. Northeastern tallied the go-ahead goal early in the third period and then added an empty netter. 

Scouting the Connecticut Huskies
The Huskies travel to the Friars after a game on Feb. 3 at Boston College. UConn opens the weekend with a 12-13-3 overall record and 7-10-1 Hockey East record.   Most recently, the Huskies split a weekend with Vermont to snap a five game losing streak that started when the Friars swept the Huskies in a home-and-home (Jan. 14 & 15). 

The Friars are among only two other teams to have scored at least five goals on the Huskies and among three teams to score at least four goals. 

The Huskies hold a 15.6% conversion rate on the power play and a 86.7% success rate on the penalty kill. 

Connecticut has a 4-6-0 road record and are 3-4-1 in Hockey East away games. 

Who to Watch
Leah Lum leads the Huskies with 25 points and leads in goals scored (17). Freshman Briana Colangelo follows with 22 points and leads in assists (14). Lum also leads the Huskies with six power play goals. 

The Friars have seen both Husky goaltenders but Annie Belanger leads the way with a .932 save percentage and a 2.20 goals against average. 

All-Time Series with the Connecticut Huskies
Providence leads the all-time series 41-15-6 and lead at Schneider Arena 22-3-2. In the 2016-17 season, Providence leads the series 2-0 after sweeping a home-and-home weekend (Jan. 14 & 15). Whitney Dove led the Friars with five assists on the weekend and was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week. 

The Last Time
The Friars were edged, 5-3, on Nov. 30 at Schneider Arena. The Friars took the lead first on a power play goal from Blair Parent, and then Cassidy Carels took the lead for the Friars twice more before the start of the third period. Northeastern tallied the go-ahead goal early in the third period and then added an empty netter. 

Friar Scoring
Providence surpassed last years’ goal total (72) on Jan. 15 against Connecticut. The Friars have now totaled 94 goals, and have scored at least five goals in nine games. In three of the Friars last four games they have hit the five goal mark, tying Boston University (5-5) on Jan. 21, and defeating Maine (6-4 and 5-2) on Jan. 28 and 29. 


 

 

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