PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
- Providence will resume Hockey East play against Maine and Merrimack.
- The Friars will host the Black Bears at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Schneider Arena.
- On Oct. 29 the Friars will travel to North Andover, Mass. to take on the Warriors at 7:00 p.m. at Lawler Rink.
Scouting the Friars...
- The Friars enter Friday’s game after playing seven non-conference games in October.
- The Friars hosted the now-ranked No. 9 Princeton Tigers on Oct. 22 and 23, falling in both games, 4-2 and 7-3 respectivley.
- The games against the Tigers were the first and second games that the Friars have been outshot so far this season.
- In the Friars’ previous three games, 14 different players registered at least one point.
- Nine Friars tallied multiple points in the last week’s games, led by Christina Putigna who registered five points with two goals and three assists.
- Madison Sansone added three points with one goal and two assists.
- Brooke Boquist and Cassidy Carels each notched two goals.
- Blair Parent and Kate Friesen both notched one goal and one assist.
- Danielle Hardy, Whitney Dove, and Avery Fransoo all added two assists to their point totals.
- Kathleen McHugh recorded her first collegiate point, assisting Friesen’s goal on Oct. 23 against Princeton.
- Both Carels goals came on the power play and Friesen added Providence’s second shorthanded tally of the year.
- Alanna Serviss played in goal for the Friars’ three games last week, skating to a 1-2-0 record. Serviss made 81 saves for an .871 save percentage and 4.01 goals against average.
SCOUTING THE BLACK BEARS...
- The Black Bears travel to Providence, R.I. with a 2-6-0 overall record and 1-3-0 Hockey East record.
- Maine’s most memorable win came on Oct. 15, defeating No. 5 Boston College, 3-2.
- The Black Bears are led by Freshman Tereza Vanisova, with seven points on four goals and three assists.
- Freshman Vendula Pribylova is second in points, with one goal and four assists.
- Both Maine goalies have seen action this season, Carly Jackson has seen the most time (367:45 mins) with a 1-5-1 record and .911 save percentage and 2.77 goals against average.
- Maine currently holds a 11.8 power play percentage (4/34) and 75 % success rate on the penalty kill (34/74).
- Maine posts a 0-4-0 road record and 0-2-0 Hockey East road record.
All-Time Series with the Black Bears...
- Providence leads the series 40-8-9.
- The Friars lead 22-2-3 at Schneider Arena.
- Cassidy Carels leads Providence with six points from six goals against Maine.
- Carels notched a career hat-trick and career high against Maine (Nov. 2013).
- In the 2015-16 season, Carels scored all three Friar goals against the Black Bears.
- Boquist, Friesen, and Kendra Goodrich all have one assist in their career against Maine.
SCOUTING THE Warriors...
- Merrimack has jumped out to a 3-4-1 overall record and 1-1-0 in Hockey East play.
- Merrimack notched an overtime victory and a tie in a home series with Robert Morris, winning on Oct. 22 (4-3 ot) and tying on Oct. 23 (3-3).
- Katelyn Rae leads the Warriors with nine points on eight goals and one assist, including four power play tallys.
- Freshman Mikyla Grant-Mentis follows Rae with seven points on two goals and five assists.
- Sixteen Warriors have registered at least one point so far this season.
- Lea-Kristine Demers has spent 85.7% of time in net, posting a .899 save percentage and a 3.30 goals against average.
- Samantha Ridgewell played in the Warriors’ last game, posting a .903 save percentage and 2.77 goals against average. Ridgewell was also a selection to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in the 2015-16 season.
- Merrimack boasts a 23.5% success rate on the power play (8/34) and a 75.6% success rate on the penalty kill (39/75).
ALL-TIME SERIES WITH THE WARRIORs...
- The Friars lead the Warriors 2-0-1, after Merrimack’s inaguaral season (2015-16).
- The last times the two teams met, they skated to a 2-2 tie.
- Cassidy MacPherson leads the Friars against the Warriors with five assists.
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