Oct. 30, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
- The Friars will continue league play with a home-and-home series versus sixth-ranked Boston College.
- The series will begin with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Schneider Arena on Friday, Nov. 1.
- The two teams will wrap-up the series at Kelley Rink in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Sunday, Nov. 3 (3:00 p.m.).
- Both games will have live stats as well as live updates through the team's twitter page.
- Friday's game will be streamed live through friars.com.
- Providence will also be providing play-by-play for Friday's game. (John Carchedi - PXP; Moira Sweeney - Color).
- The Eagles will provide live streaming of Sunday's game through bceagles.com.
- Either feed can be accessed with a CBS Sports all-access pass.
- Providence kicked off Hockey East play with a home-and-home series versus Northeastern.
- The Friars and Huskies split the weekend, with Providence taking the first game (4-3) and Northeastern grabbing the second (4-1).
- On Friday, Oct. 25 the Friars defeated the Huskies, 4-3, to open league play with a win.
- With the win, Providence earned its first win in Matthews Arena since Feb. 6, 2010, when the Friars defeated Northeastern, 2-1.
- The win also marked the sixth in Hockey East opening games, moving the Friars all-time mark in HE opening games to 6-3-3.
- Allison Micheletti notched her first goal of the season with her first career shorthanded tally in the win.
- Courtney Kukowski also collected her first goal of the season in the win to get the Friars on the board first.
- Two Friars tallied a multipoint game for Providence to help it capture the win.
- Corinne Buie tallied a goal and an assist on Friday to collect her third multipoint game of the season.
- Beth Hanrahan led the Friars to the win with her seventh career game-winning goal.
- Hanrahan notched an assist while on the power-play and rifled a puck bar down with less than two minutes to go in the game to earn her first multipoint game and give the Friars their fourth win of the season.
- Liv Halvorson collected her first collegiate goal in the loss on Saturday, with a shot from the point.
- Providence outshot Northeastern in both games.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES...
- Boston College enters the weekend ranked sixth in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and in the USCHO.com poll.
- The Eagles are 5-2-0 overall on the season and 1-1-0 in Hockey East play.
- The Eagles suffered losses to New Hampshire (3-1) and most recently, Syracuse (4-1).
- Their lone Hockey East win came against Maine on Oct. 6 (5-1).
- Boston College's game average of 3.57 goals per game leads the league and ranks seventh in the nation.
- The Eagles offensive is led by Haley Skarupa, who has notched 12 points in seven games.
- Skarupa leads the team in goals and assists entering the weekend.
- Corinne Boyles has played the majority of minutes in the Eagle's net.
- Boyles has collected a .912 save percentage and a 2.34 goals against average in six games.
- The Eagles opened the 2013-14 season with a three game winning streak before falling to New Hampshire for their first Hockey East loss of the season.
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY...
- Providence and Boston College will meet for the 73rd and 74th time this weekend, with Providence holding the edge 50-19-3 in the all-time series record.
- Last season, the Eagles swept the Friars in the three-game Hockey East series.
- Providence last earned a win against Boston College in Schneider Arena on Jan. 11, 2011, when the Friars defeated the Eagles, 3-1.
- The Friars last win in Kelley Rink was on Feb. 12, 2012, when they won by a margin of 6-2.
- Rebecca Morse leads the Friars in scoring against the Eagles with eight points in 10 career games played against Boston College.
- Corinne Buie (10 GP), Beth Hanrahan (6 GP) and Brooke Simpson (6 GP) have all notched four points against Boston College.
- The rivalry dates back to the 1976-77 season, when the Friars fell to the Eagles in their first meeting, 5-3, before answering with a 3-2 win later that season to start a 32-game winning streak.
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