Nov. 29, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's ice hockey team will play No. 7 Boston University in a home-and-home series on Friday, Nov. 30 (7 pm) and Saturday, Dec. 1 (3 pm). The Friars will host the Terriers in Schneider Arena on Friday before travelling to Boston, Mass. on Saturday to wrap-up their second Hockey East series of the season.
Providence took three points out of conference last weekend. The Friars took on Brown University on Friday, Nov. 23, where the two tied, 2-2, in the 18th annual Mayor's Cup. The tie marked the third tie in the history of Mayor's Cup match-up's between the two teams overall series. On Sunday, Nov. 25 the Friars blanked the Union College Dutchwomen, 4-0. The Friars were led by sophomore Beth Hanrahan (Poolesville, Md.), who earned Co-Player of the Week honors for her play over the weekend. Hanrahan matched a career high two goal game with the first and last goals of the win. Freshman goaltender Sarah Bryant (Bethlehem, Pa.) earned Rookie of the Week honors with her first career shutout. With the win, the Friars improved their home record to 6-1-2 on the season.
Providence goes into Friday's match-up against Boston University with a 25-11-2 all-time record against the Terriers. The Friars and Terriers last faced off at the Walter Brown Arena on Friday, Nov. 16, where the Friars fell, 7-1. Hanrahan tallied the lone goal for the Friars with her first career goal against the Terriers. In the last 10 meetings between the two teams, the Friars trail 3-6-1. Two of the three Friar wins have been in Schneider Arena. The last time Providence defeated Boston University was on Dec. 3, 2011 with a 4-3 win in Schneider Arena. The Terriers took the 2011-12 Hockey East series against the Friars with a 2-1-0 record before facing-off in the Hockey East Championship game on March 3, 2012, where the Friars fell in double overtime.
Scouting No. 7 Boston University: The Terriers will enter Friday's match-up with a 9-3-1 overall record and a 4-2-1 Hockey East record, ranking them third in the league. Boston University currently has 17 players with at least one point on the season and six with double digit points. Leading the team in scoring is junior Marie-Philip Poulin with 21 points, ranking third in Hockey East and sixth in the nation, on six goals and 15 assists (which leads Hockey East). The Terriers have outscored their opponents 48-33, averaging 3.69 goals and 9.92 points a game. Junior goaltender Kerrin Sperry has played the majority of minutes for the Terriers. This season Sperry has tallied a .911 save percentage and an 2.36 goals against average in 635:40 minutes of work. The Terriers last faced Harvard on Sunday, Nov. 18, where they came away with a, 2-1, win. On Monday, Nov. 26 Boston University played Team Russia in their second exhibition game of the season. The Terriers defeated the Russians, 6-1.
This weekend the Friars will have live streaming of the game on Friday, Nov. 30 available to fans. On Saturday, Dec. 1 Boston University will also have streaming available to fans. To access the feeds, follow the below links. Friar fans that purchase an all-access pass for Friars.com will be able to use their login for other CBS Sports powered school sites. Those schools include Boston University, Boston College and the University of Connecticut. Fans can also follow the Friars through their twitter page, that features live updates of all their games.
PC Live Feed: Friday, Nov. 30 Feed
BU Live Feed: Saturday, Dec. 1 Feed
PC Twitter: @PCWHockey
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