Feb. 18, 2013
Providence, R.I. -
The Providence College women’s ice hockey team will wrap up its season series with Boston College on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Schneider Arena. The Friars enter Tuesday with a 14-12-5 overall record and a 8-7-3 record in league play.
Providence last faced New Hampshire on Feb. 15 and 17 in a home-and-home series. The Friars fell 6-4 on Feb. 15 at Schneider Arena before tying the Wildcats 3-3 on Feb. 17 at the Whittemore Center. Senior Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.) leads the Friars going into Tuesday with 30 points on 16 goals and 14 assists. The Friars have outscored their opponents, 103-102 on the season. Providence is averaging 3.32 goals per game while allowing 3.29. The Friars have outshot their opponents on the season and are averaging 30.2 shots on goal per game. The Friars’ special teams have a 14.8% conversion rating on the power-play and a 76.7% kill rating on the penalty kill. The Friars are currently 8-5-2 at Schneider Arena this season.
Boston College enters the weekend with an 25-5-2 overall record and an 15-2-1 record in Hockey East. The Eagles are currently tied with Boston University for first in the league with 31 points. The Eagles have 13 players with at least 10 points on the season and seven with at least 20 points. Leading the Eagles is sophomore Alex Carpenter with 61 points on 27 goals and 34 assists. Carpenter leads the league in scoring and ranks fifth in the nation with an average of 2.03 points per game. Freshman Haley Skarupa follws Carpenter with 45 points on 21 goals and 24 assists. Skarupa’s 45 points ranks first in Hockey East and second in the nation for rookie scoring. Sophomore Emily Field follows Carpenter and Skarupa with 38 points on 13 goals and 25 assists. Senior Corinne Boyles has played the majority of minutes in the net for the Eagles this season. With a 18-3-0 record, Boyles leads the league with a .922 save percentage and a 1.93 goals against average. This season, the Eagles power-play unit leads the league and ranks second in the nation with a conversion rating of 30.4%, while their penalty kill unit has killed off 83.3% of the penalties they have taken. The Eagles are coming off a weekend sweep over Connecticut with a 6-1 win on Feb. 16 and 6-0 win on Feb. 17.
Providence and Boston College have met a total of 71 times with the Friars leading the all-time series 50-18-3. The Friars and Eagles have faced twice this season, with the Friars falling in both games. On Wednesday, Nov. 7 Providence fell 6-1 in Kelley Forum and on Saturday, Jan. 26 the Friars fell 4-3 in Schneider Arena. Junior Rebecca Morse (Westfield, N.J.) leads the Friars in all-time scoring against the Eagles with seven points on three goals and four assists.
Providence will have live streaming through CBSsports.com available to fans. The Friars will also be providing fans with live stats of the game. To access the live feed 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: Live Feed
Live Game Stats: Live Stats
PC Twitter: @PCWHockey
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