PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
• Providence will face the No. 10 Boston University Terriers on Sept. 25 at 3:00 p.m. at Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Mass.
• The game marks the season opener for both teams.
• The Friars and Terriers will both open Hockey East play on Sunday.
Recapping the 2015-16 Season...
• The Friars finished the 2015-16 season with a 10-24-2 (6-16-2 Hockey East) record.
• Cassidy Carels led Providence in scoring, with 29 points on 20 assists and nine goals.
• Carels 20 assists was a team high for the Friars. \• Brooke Boquist led the team in goals, with 12.
• Rookie Christina Putigna led in Power Play goals, with eight.
• Putigna was second among her teammates in points, goals, and assists with 28. The forward recorded 11 goals and 17 assists.
• Madison Myers played notched 616 saves in her rookie campaign, with a career-high 42 saves coming in the Hockey East Quarterfinals against then-No.6 Northeastern (Feb. 26).
•Seven returning Friars tallied double-digit points: Carels (29), Putigna (28), Boquist (22), Madison Sansone (13), Cassidy MacPherson (13), Kate Friesen (12) and Blair Parent (10).
Scouting the Terriers...
• The Terriers open the season with a preseason national ranking at No. 10. and was picked to finish second in the Hockey East Coaches Preseason poll, receiving two first place votes.
• BU finished the 2015-16 campaign with a 23-14-2 record and went 17-5-2 in Hockey East play.
• The Terriers top two points leaders are returning for the 2016-17 season. Rebecca Leslie tallied 49 points on 15 goals and 36 assists. Victoria Bach registered 48 points on 22 goals and 26 assists .
• BU returns both goaltenders that saw time between the pipes last season. Erin O’Neil played 1671:13 minutes with a .909 save percentage and 2.91 goals against average. Victoria Hanson played 655:53 minutes with a .888 save percentage and 3.20 goals against average.
The Friars in Hockey East in the 2015-16 season...
• Two Friars earned Hockey East weekly awards during the season. Madison Sansone earned Player of the Week accolades (Nov. 19) and Christina Putigna earned Rookie of the Week twice (Nov. 23 and Nov. 30).
• Putigna also earned Rookie of the Month honors for the month of November and was eventually named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, the first Friar to do so since senior Cassidy Carels.
• Eight returning Friars earned Hockey East Top Performer honors: Carels, Alanna Serviss, Brooke Boquist, Blair Parent, Sansone, Kate Friesen, Madison Myers, and Putigna.
• Christina Putigna was selected to two Hockey Canada Development Camps during the off-season.
• Putigna was selected to the Strength & Conditioning Camp in June and to the Under-22 Summer Showcase in August.
• From the Summer Showcase, Putigna was selected to the U-22 team to participate in a three game series against the USA U-22 team.
• Head Coach Bob Deraney was chosen to serve as the Head Coach for the USA Under-22 team that participated in the three game series with Canada in Calgary, Alberta.
All Time Series History...
• Providence holds the lead in the all-time series, 27-22-2.
• The last time the two teams faced, Providence fell 4-2 at Schneider Arena.
• Blair Parent scored both Friar goals.
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