PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
- 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.
- Providence holds the advantage in the overall series with a 27-16-2 record.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
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