Nov. 6, 2013
- The Friars continue Hockey East play with a road game against New Hampshire on Friday, Nov. 7.
- Providence is in the midst of a six-game Hockey East series, collecting a 1-3-0 record thus far.
- The Friars and Wildcats will face-off in a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H.
- New Hampshire will be providing live stats, streaming and audio for fans through its website.
- Providence will be providing live updates of the game through its Twitter page (@PCWHockey).
- Providence played a home-and-home series with No. 6 Boston College, going 0-2-0 on the weekend.The Friars played at Schneider Arena on Friday, Nov. 1, before heading to Chestnut Hill to play in Kelley Rink on Sunday, Nov. 3.
- On Friday, Providence fell, 8-6, to the Eagles, in what was the highest scoring game of the season the Friars have played in.
- Providence led 2-1 heading into the second period, before the Eagles had an offensive splurge that left Providence down 6-2 heading into the third period.
- With 2:20 left in the third period and the score at 7-3 in favor of the Eagles, Providence went on a 5-on-3 power-play.
- Providence went on to score three goals in a span of 1:30 to cut the Eagle's lead to 7-6 with 26 seconds to play.
- The Friars comeback was cut short when Boston College tallied an empty net goal to seal the win at 8-6.
- On Sunday, the Friars and Eagles played to a tighter margin, with the Eagles edging Providence 2-1 in overtime.
- Molly Illikainen notched a career-best five point weekend with a goal in both games.
- Illikainen matched a career-high four point game on Friday with three assists and a goal.
- Corinne Buie also tallied a career-high four points, while Liv Halvorson notched a season-best two assist game against the Eagles on Friday.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS...
- New Hampshire enters the weekend with a 5-4-1 overall record and a 1-2-1 mark in Hockey East.
- Fourteen Wildcats have notched at least one point on the season thus far.
- Nicole Gifford leads the Wildcats with eight points on four goals and four assists.
- Sara Carlson and Hannah Armstrong are tied for the team-lead with five assists.
- Vilma Vaatovaara has logged the majority of minutes in net with a 4-2-1 record in 423:47 minutes.
- Vaatovaara has collected a .928 save percentage and a 2.27 goals against average.
- New Hampshire enters Thursday coming off Hockey East losses to Boston University on Nov. 1 (3-1) and Northeastern on Nov. 3 (3-0).
- The Wildcats had a three-game winning streak before they fell to Boston University with wins against Boston College (3-1) and Penn State (8-5 and 3-1).
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY...
- The long standing rivalry between Providence and New Hampshire dates back to the 1976-77 season.The Friars and Wildcats have met a total of 140 times with New Hampshire holding the edge with an all-time record of 77-49-14.
- In the last ten meetings the Friars hold the advantage with a 6-2-2 record against the Wildcats.
- At the Whittmore Center, the Friars are 6-3-1 in their last ten road games.
- Last season, Providence lost the Hockey East series with a 0-1-2 record against New Hampshire, before coming back to edge the Wildcats in the Hockey East Quarterfinal game.
- Providence's 5-4 comeback overtime win marked the first Hockey East playoff win over the Wildcats in the Whittemore Center.
- Beth Hanrahan lifted the Friars to that win with the overtime game-winning goal.
- Corinne Buie leads the Friars in all-time scoring against the Wildcats with 11 points in 10 games.
- In the last ten meetings, Providence has outscored New Hampshire, 34-24.
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