PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
- Providence will host ECAC opponent Princeton University at Schneider Arena for a two-game non-conference series.
- The Friars and the Tigers will play on Oct. 22 and 23, with both games starting at 2:00 p.m.
- The Tigers will open their season with the series.
Scouting the Friars...
- The Friars open the non-conference series against Princeton after defeating Union, 4-2, on Oct. 18.
- The Friars have won each their last three games, marking the team’s first three-game win streak since 2013. During that streak, the program defeated Maine (Nov. 23 & 24, 2013) and Brown (Nov. 30, 2013).
- In the Friars’ last outing, Christina Putigna led the team with three points on one goal and two assists.
- Putigna has now registered five points in the past three games.
- Cassidy Carels extended her point streak to six games after scoring the game-winning tally on the power play vs. Union.
- Whitney Dove registered two assists for the second time in three games.
- Madison Sansone and Brooke Boquist also tallied goals for the Friars.
- Alanna Serviss posted her first start of the 2016-17 season, making 18 saves.
- Rachel Rockwell registered an assist, giving her five points in the last two games.
- The Friars’ freshmen account for 32 percent of the team’s points (17/52 points).
- Providence’s defensive core has combined for 18 of the team’s 52 points (34%).
SCOUTING THE TIGERS...
- The Tigers open their season at Schneider Arena with the two-game series.
- Princeton opens the season receiving votes in the USCHO Coaches Poll.
- The Tigers finished the 2015-16 season with a 22-9-2 overall record and were defeated by eventual National Champion, University of Minnesota in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
- The Tigers return their top two point scorers, Karlie Lund (17-22-39) and Kelsey Koelzer (17-16-33).
- Alysia DaSilva returns in net for Princeton, playing in six games last season with a .954 save percentage and 0.94 goals against average.
- Princeton ended the 2015-16 season with a 14.2% success rate on the power play (19/134) and 90.4% penalty kill rate (104/115).
All Time series history...
- Providence holds the lead in the all-time series, 46-8-4.
- The Friars and Tigers have not faced since 2010, when Providence shut out Princeton, 4-0.
- Providence defeated the Tigers through the team’s first 34 meetings.
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