Women's Hockey To Compete At Northeastern On Friday

Feb. 5, 2015

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FRIARS PLAY SINGLE GAME AT NORTHEASTERN ON FRIDAY
  • Providence will travel to nearby Boston to take on Northeastern in the Hockey East season series finale on Friday, Feb. 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • The teams split the first two games of the series with Providence winning the first game at Schneider Arena, 4-1, and Northeastern winning the second game, 6-2, at Matthews Arena. 

SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
  • Northeastern enters the game with a 8-13-4 overall record and a 7-8-1 mark in the Hockey East.
  • Most recently, Northeastern defeated Vermont, 4-3, in its lone game last week on Friday, Jan. 30.
  • The Huskies lead the Friars by four points, with 15, in the Hockey East standings, good for fourth place. 
  • As a team, Northeastern is first in the Hockey East in power-play percentage at 20.4% on 20 of 98 chances. 
  • The Huskies are led by Kendall Coyne who has a team-best 20 goals and 16 assists.
  • Coyne ranks third in the Hockey East in scoring.
  • Heather Mottau has also tallied 16 assists on the year.
  • Chloe Desjardins is the team's leading netminder with a 7-12-3 record and a 2.76 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.

ON FIRE
  • Senior forward Beth Hanrahan has scored 10 goals in her last 14 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 seven assists in the 14-game span. 
  • The forward is currently tied for third in the Hockey East for conference game-winning goals (2) and power-play points (3-3-6) .
  • She leads the team in points (24), goals (13) and is second in assists (11).

POINT STREAKS OVER THE SEASON
  • Both seniors Beth Hanrahan and Simpson held a three-game point streak spanning from Jan. 6 to Jan. 11.
  • 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. 

BOQUIST RANKS SECOND IN WHEA IN FACE-OFFS
  • Freshman Brooke Boquist ranks fourth in the conference in Hockey East games for face-offs with a percentage of  .629.
  • She is the top freshman in the category. 

LAST TIME OUT: FRIARS DEFEATED HOSTING NO. 1 BOSTON COLLEGE AND AT VERMONT
  • Providence opened last weekend with a home game against No. 1 Boston College, falling 4-2, on Friday Jan. 30. 
  • Junior Allie Morse saved a career-high 44 shots in the contest. 
  • The Friars scored first in the game (Frade) and held a 1-1 tie entering the third period.
  • On Sunday (Feb. 1), the Friars played an away contest at Vermont, losing, 7-3
  • Senior Beth Hanrahan, sophomore Cassidy Carels and senior Haley Frade scored on the game. 
  • Junior Sarah Bryant and Morse finished with 13 and 10 saves, respectively.   

UP NEXT
  • Following the single game at Northeastern, the Friars play home-and-home contests against Boston University on Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15.
  • Saturday's game will start at 2:00 p.m. at Schneider Arena while Sunday's game will be played at 3:00 p.m. at Walter Brown Arena.  

CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED STREAK
  • Senior forwards Beth Hanrahan and Haley Frade have played in every game of their careers (136). The streak began in 2011-12.
  • Hanrahan has tallied 75 points on 45 goals and 30 assists for her career while Frade has put together 87 points on 31 goals and 56 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. 

 

 

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