Women's Hockey Set For Hockey East Quarterfinal Showdown At No. 1 Boston College

Feb. 25, 2015

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FRIARS SET FOR HOCKEY EAST QUARTERFINAL SHOWDOWN AT BOSTON COLLEGE
  • Providence will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to face Boston College in a best-of-three series for the Hockey East Quarterfinals, held Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1 at Kelley Rink at Conte Forum.
  • All three games are slated to start at 7:00 p.m.
  • Boston College enters the match-up with a No. 1 national ranking and as the Hockey East Regular-Season Champion with a record of 21-0-1 in league action.
  • Providence enters the tournament as the No. 8 seed with a Hockey East record of 5-15-1.
  • The Eagles swept Providence in the regular season series, 8-0 (Oct. 31), 4-1 (Nov. 1) and 4-2 (Jan. 30), with the last two games hosted by Providence at Schneider Arena.
  • Providence and Boston College are tied in the all-time postseason series, 2-2-0. 
  • All four postseason meetings have come in semifinal match-ups (2005, 2006, 2007, 2011) with the Friars going on to win the championship in 2005, while BC took the title in 2011.
  • This is the first season the Hockey East is holding a three-game series in the Quarterfinal round. 

SCOUTING THE EAGLES
  • Boston College enters the game with a No. 1 national ranking with a 30-1-2 overall record and a 21-0-1 mark in Hockey East play.
  • The Eagles are coming off of a 2-2 tie at Boston University on Saturday, Feb. 21.
  • Boston College opened its season on a 28-game unbeaten streak that was ended at Harvard (3-2, L) in the Beanpot Championship on Feb. 10.
  • As a team, the Eagles rank first in the Hockey East in scoring offense, scoring defense, penalty kill and special teams net.
  • Alex Carpenter leads the nation in points (71) off of 31 goals and 40 assists in 31 games.
  • Haley Skarupa ranks third in the country in points with 61 (28g-33a). 
  • Netminder Katie Burt leads the nation in goals-against average 1.02, is second in save percentage at .945 and is tied for third for shutouts with nine. 

FRIARS IN THE POSTSEASON
  • Providence has appeared in postseason play 32 straight seasons.
  • The Friars hold an all-time record of 40-22 in postseason play.
  • In six Hockey East Championship game appearances, the Friars have captured three league titles.
  • Last season the Friars fell 3-2 to Boston University in a Hockey East semifinal match-up.
  • The Friars are 4-1 in Hockey East Quarterfinal games and 11-5 in all-time quarterfinal match-ups. 

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
  • Providence and Boston College have met a total of  78 times, with the Friars holding the all-time advantage, 50-25-3.
  • The Eagles have won nine straight games, dating back to a 6-1 win on Nov. 7, 2012. 
  • Providence leads BC when playing at Kelley Rink at Conte Forum, 21-7-2.

2014-15 LEADERS AGAINST BOSTON COLLEGE
  • This year, sophomore Cassidy Carels leads Providence in the season series with two points off of one goal and one assist. 
  • Seniors Haley Frade and Allison Micheletti are the other Friars who have notched goals in the series.
  • Junior netminder Allie Morse has made 91 combined saves in the series,  including a career-high 44 stops in the game at Schneider Arena on Jan. 30.

CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED STREAK
  • Senior forwards Beth Hanrahan and Haley Frade have played in every game of their careers (141). The streaks began in 2011-12.
  • Hanrahan has tallied 77 points on 47 goals and 30 assists for her career while Frade has put together 92 points on 32 goals and 60 assists. 
  • With at least two games in the WHEA Quarterfinals, both Hanrahan and Frade will tie for first in all-time games played at Providence.
  • Currently, Katelynn Laffin (2002-06) and Erin Normore (2005-09) are tied for first place with 143 career games played. 

SIMPSON AND MICHELETTI RANK IN TOP-10 IN CAREER GAMES PLAYED
  • Seniors Brooke Simpson and Allison Micheletti  are currently tied for 10th on PC's all-time career games played list (140).
  • With at least two games played this weekend, they both would be tied for third all-time with Jennifer Friedman (2008-12) and Alyse Ruff (2007-11) with 142 games played.

BOQUIST LEADS FRIAR FRESHMEN IN SCORING
  • Freshman Brooke Boquist leads the Providence freshmen in scoring with nine points on five goals and four assists.
  • The forward has recorded the fourth highest goal output on the team (5) this season.

DEFENSIVE FIRE POWER
  • Junior defender Lexi Romanchuk and sophomore defenseman Liv Halvorson rank fourth on the team in scoring with nine points apiece on two goals and seven assists.
  •  Romanchuk has had two two-assist games over the season, at Vermont (Feb. 1) and vs. Vermont (Feb. 21).
  • Halvorson has had two, two-point games, at Maine (Nov. 22) with two assists, and versus Brown (Nov. 29) with a goal and an assist.

POINT STREAKS THIS SEASON
  • Senior Haley Frade carries a two-game point streak into the Hockey East Quarterfinals.
  • Frade tallied three assists in a weekend series against Vermont on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. She had two primary assists in the first game of the series and had a second assist in the series finale. 
  • Seniors Beth Hanrahan and Simpson held a three-game point streaks 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. 

LAST TIME OUT: FRIARS DROP WEEKEND SERIES AGAINST VERMONT
  • Providence was defeated, 3-2, in both games of a weekend series against Vermont on Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22.
  • Saturday's game was the team's Skating Strides game to support breast cancer awareness, where the team raised $1,294 for the cause. Prior to the game there was a ceremonial puck drop.
  • Sunday's game honored the 2015 graduating seniors: Stephanie Demars, Brooke Simpson, Suzie Lundeen, Haley Frade, Allison Micheletti and Beth Hanrahan in a postgame ceremony. 
  • On Saturday, Hanrahan and Simpson scored while Frade picked up the primary assist on both goals. The Friars were down, 2-0 entering the third period when the seniors scored two straight goals to tie the game. The comeback fell short when Bridget Baker scored the game-winner at 18:57 of the third period to lead UVM to a 3-2 win. 
  • In the series finale on Sunday, the teams traded goals in the first period and UVM scored the go-ahead goal in the second. Baker again scored the game-winner, this time in the third at 8:35. Junior Brittney Thunstrom scored at 17:33 while the Friars had an extra attack, to make the game 3-2, in PC's final push to tie the game.
  • Sophomore Lauren Klein scored the first Friar goal in the game, her first goal as a member of Providence. 

UP NEXT
  • The winner of the Hockey East Quartfinals will head to the WHEA Semifinal and Finals that will be held Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, respectively at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center in Hyannis, Mass. 
  • Times for the games are TBD. 

The Last Meeting
Boston College4
Providence2
January 30, 2015
Providence, R.I.
Women's Hockey Falls 4-2 To No. 1 Boston College
The Providence College women's ice hockey team was defeated by No. 1 Boston College, 4-2, on Friday night at Schneider Arena. With the win the Eagles remain undefeated and move to 25-0-1 overall and 16-0-0 in the Hockey East. Providence moves to 6-17-4 on the year and 5-9-1 in conference play.


 

 

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