Women's Hockey To Play At Boston University For Monday Night Match-Up

Senior Beth Hanrahan leads the team in points with 13 (8g, 5a)
Dec. 8, 2014

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FRIARS TO PLAY IN SINGLE AWAY HOCKEY EAST CONTEST AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY
  • Providence will travel to Boston University on Monday, Dec. 8 for a 7:00 p.m. game at Walter Brown Arena.
  • The game will be the Friars' last contest until its scrimmage against the Boston Blades on Jan. 3.

ALL-TIME RECORD
  • Providence holds the advantage in the overall series with a 27-16-2 record. 

LAST SEASON AGAINST BU
  • Providence and BU met four times last season, three regular season games and one Hockey East quarterfinal game.
  • The Terriers won the series last year, going 3-1-0 against the Friars.
  • PC's lone win was a 4-3 victory at Schneider Arena on Jan. 17, the first game of four.
  • Sophomore Cassidy Carels had two goals in the game, while senior Beth Hanrahan also contributed with a goal. 
  • Senior Haley Frade had three assists, including the first on the game winner by Carels. 
  • Sarah Bryant made 26 saves in the win.
  • BU won the next game, 4-2 and the third, 3-2.
  • The quarterfinal game also ended in a 3-2 loss for the Friars.

SCOUTING THE TERRIERS
  • The Terriers enter the match-up with an 11-3-2 overall record and a 7-2-0 mark in the Hockey East.
  • BU has won three straight games, 4-1 over Vermont (Dec. 6), 4-2 over Dartmouth (Nov. 29) and 6-2 over UNH (Nov. 23).
  • The team is currently on a  six game unbeaten streak dating back to a 3-2 victory at UConn on November 15.
  • Junior Sarah Lefort leads the team in goals and assists with 13 and 12, respectively. 
  • Victoria Hanson and Erin O'Neil have split time in net, with Hanson playing 591:20 minutes and O'Niel seeing action in 373:33 minutes.
  • Hanson has put together an 8-1-1 record, while O'Niel is 3-2-1.

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE FRIARS
  • The Friars last lost 5-0 against New Hampshire on Friday, Dec. 5 at Schneider Arena.
  • Juniors Allie Morse and Sarah Bryant split time in net, saving 10 and 11 shots, respectively. 

UP NEXT
  • Following the BU game, the Friars are off until they play in an exhibition game against the Boston Blades on Jan. 3 at Schneider Arena for a 1:00 p.m. game.

HEATING UP
  • Senior forward Beth Hanrahan has scored six goals in her last seven games. 
  • Hanrahan scored just two goals in the opening 12 games of the season.
  • She has had two games with two goals, at Maine (2-1 OT win) and vs. Brown (4-2 win).
  • As of last week (Dec. 1), the senior is tied for tenth in both WHEA Overall Scoring (eight goals) and WHEA Conference Scoring (four goals).

MORSE NAMED HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
  • Junior goalie Allie Morse was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week after saving a career-high 42 shots in the Friars' first win of the season (4-1) over Northeastern on Saturday, Nov. 15. 
  • For the weekend, Morse finished with 62 total saves and a .912 in a home-and-home series against Northeastern.

RIDING SOLO
  • Both of junior Brittney Thunstrom's goals on the year have been unassisted. 
  • Thunstrom's goal against Northeastern (Nov. 15) proved to be the game-winning goal. 
  • Her two goals this year tie her career-high output. Thunstrom scored a total of two goals during her sophomore season. 

BOQUIST NAMED HOCKEY EAST PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
  • Freshman forward Brooke Boquist earned Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week after netting her first collegiate goal, just 57 seconds into the second period, against UConn (11/9/14) en route to a 4-4 draw with the Huskies. 
  • Boquist finished the weekend with six shots on goal, helping PC earn its first point in WHEA play.

IT'S BEEN AWHILE
  • Providence recorded its first tie on Oct. 18, 2014 at Syracuse (3-3) since Feb. 17, 2013 when Providence tied New Hampshire 3-3.
  • The Friars did not have a tie the entire 2013-14 season.
  • Since the tie at Syracuse, PC has tied two other times, at Union (11/7/14) and vs. UConn (11/9/14).

RANKED OPPONENTS
  • To start the season, the Friars faced two-straight ranked opponents, No. 9/9 Mercyhurst (10/3-10/4) and No. 8/9 Clarkson (10/11-10/12). 
  • On Oct. 31 and Nov. 11 the Friars fell 8-0 and 4-1, respectively, to No. 2/3 Boston College.
  • As of the Dec. 1 poll, Boston University was ranked fifth in the both the USCHO.com and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.
  • In 2013-14, the Friars went 2-6-0 against ranked teams, defeating Mercyhurst and Boston University. 

CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED STREAK
  • Senior forwards Beth Hanrahan and Haley Frade have played in every game of their careers (127). The streak began in 2011-12.
  • Hanrahan has tallied 64 points on 40 goals and 24 assists for her career while Frade has put together 79 points on 28 goals and 51 assists. 

 

 

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