Nov. 21, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women’s ice hockey team will head to cross-town rival Brown University for the 18th annual Mayor’s Cup on Friday, Nov. 23 at 7:00 p.m. The Friars will then play host to Union College on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Providence goes into Friday’s match-up against Brown University with a 34-23-2 record. The Friars and Brown Bears last faced off at Schneider Arena for the 17th Annual Mayor’s Cup, where the Friars fell 2-1. After going down 2-0 in the first period the Friars could not make up the deficit in the remaining two periods of play. In the last 10 meetings between the two teams, the Friars lead 6-4-0. Four of the six wins were at Brown University. The Mayor’s Cup has changed hands seven times, including last year. The longest the cup has been held by either team is two years, excluding ties. The largest scoring margin for either team in the past 10 years of play was a 4-1 victory by the Bears on Oct. 25, 2009 in Schneider Arena.
Scouting Brown: The Brown Bears go into Friday’s match-up with an overall record of 1-7-0 and a ECAC record of 1-5-0. They are led by sophomore Sarah Robson, who has tallied three points on three goals thus far on the season. Brown has had nine different players notch points on the season. The Bears have been outscored, 17-7, and outshot, 238-143. Splitting the duties in the net is senior Katie Jamieson and junior Aubree Moore. Jamieson has recorded a 0-4-0 record with a .934 saves percentage and a 2.25 goals against average in 239:43 minutes of play. With a .939 saves percentage and a 1.53 goals against average Moore has tallied a 1-3-0 record this season in 235:48 minutes of work. Brown faced RIT on Nov. 16 and 17 at home, falling 0-2 and 1-2, respectively. At home Brown holds a 0-4-0 record.
The Friars will host Union College with a 2-0-0 all-time record against the Dutchwomen. The first time the two teams met was Nov. 28, 2010 when the Friars played host to Union and came away with a 2-1 win. One year later the Friars travelled to Schenectady, N.Y. to blank the Dutchwomen, 5-0, on Nov. 27, 2011. Then junior Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.) notched four points in that win, with a career high three assists and one goal. The Friars had five different goal scorers that game.
Scouting Union: The Dutchwomen go into Sunday’s match-up with a 3-5-2 overall record and an ECAC record of 0-2-2. Union has been outscored by its opponents 33-18 and outshot 333-252. Leading the team in scoring is freshman Jessica Kaminsky on two goals and five assists for seven points. Sophomore goaltender Shenae Lundberg and senior goaltender Alana Marcinko have split time between the pipes for the Dutchwomen. Lundberg has earned a .923 save percentage and a 2.42 goals against average in the six games she has played. In four games Marcinko has tallied a .864 save percentage and a 4.82 goals against average. Union last faced Quinnipiac and Princeton at home on Nov. 9 and 10, respectively. The Dutchwomen earned a 2-2 tie against Quinnipiac and a 1-1 tie against Princeton. On the road Union College holds a 1-4-0 record.
This weekend the Friars will be streaming their game against Union on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2:00 p.m. Fans can also follow the Friars through their twitter page, that features live updates of all their games.
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