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Boston University starts the 2018-19 Hockey East season with a two-game homestand against #9 Northeastern
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#9 Northeastern at Boston University

- Boston University starts the 2018-19 Hockey East season with a two-game homestand against #9 Northeastern. The Terriers and Huskies play two of three league games this weekend.

- Northeastern began its season last weekend with a 3-0 exhibition win against Concordia. Boston University also claimed victory in a preseason contest last weekend with a 7-0 win over the Durham West Lightning, in which seven different Terriers tallied a goal.

- Last year these teams faced each other a total of three times with Northeastern winning two tilts. In the rubber match, each team skated away with a point as the game ended in a tie.

UConn at Vermont

- UConn travels to Vermont to kick off league play for both squads. Each program plays just a singular match this weekend.

- Vermont started 2018-19 with a 3-2 exhibition win over McGill last Saturday.

- UConn had its regular season home-opener last weekend, hosting St. Cloud for two games. UConn swept the weekend, taking both games by a 3-2 score. Freshman defenseman Camryn Wong (Vancouver, B.C.) scored both game-winning goals, earning Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors for her efforts.

- During the 2017-2018 season Vermont and UConn matched up a total of three times. The Catamounts won two out of the three games, while the third game ended in a tie.

#6 Boston College vs. Syracuse

- The Hockey East preseason favorite Boston College Eagles are off to an 0-2-0 start after dropping a two-game series at then-#9 Minnesota Duluth last weekend. They look to bounce back Saturday afternoon when the #8 Eagles host Syracuse at the Conte Forum.

- Rookie forward Savannah Norcross (Lynn, Mass.) netted her first goal as an Eagle against Olympic champion goaltender Maddie Rooney in game two, while reigning Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year, Hockey East Player of the Year, and Patty Kazmaier winner Daryl Watts (Toronto, Ont.) found the back of the net in a game one short-handed situation.

New Hampshire at #10 St. Lawrence

- New Hampshire travels to upstate New York to begin its 2018-19 regular season, squaring off against #10 St. Lawrence for a weekend series. The Wildcats return 20 players to their roster, including the top three scorers from 2017-18 in juniors Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.), Carlee Turner (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, N.H.).

- UNH played in an exhibition game last weekend where they went into overtime against New Brunswick, but both teams skated away with a scoreless stalemate.

Providence vs. Bemidji State

- Providence hosts WCHA rival Bemidji State this weekend for a series to open up its 2018-2019 season. Last weekend, Providence won a preseason tune-up game against Concordia, 6-1. Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) racked up three points (1g, 2a) in the victory.

- Bemidji last weekend opened up against #1 Clarkson, and travels to face the Friars for just the fifth and sixth time in program history. The Beavers own a 2-1-1 record against Providence all-time, although the two haven’t met since a 5-1 Friars win on Oct. 6, 2012.

Merrimack at Penn State

- After sweeping the weekend against Union during their home opener, Merrimack travels to Penn State for a weekend series touting the reigning Hockey East Player of the Week in Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ont.) and Defensive Player of the Week Sam Ridgewell (Outlook, Sask.).

- The last time Merrimack and Penn State faced off against each other was during the 2017-18 season. Both games went into overtime during a weekend split between the two programs.

Maine at Quinnipiac

- This past weekend, Maine had its first exhibition game against New Brunswick, taking a 7-0 win. Six newcomers recorded at least a point for the Black Bears, including two goals from freshman forward Celine Tedenby (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden).

- Maine and Quinnipiac also began the 2017-18 season with a two-game set in Orono. The Black Bears dropped the first game, 2-1, but downed the then-#9 Bobcats, 4-2, in game two.

- Quinnipiac opened their season last weekend with a pair of one-goal losses to then-#7 Ohio State at home, 3-2.

Holy Cross at RPI

- The Crusaders seek their first win of the season after going 0-1-1 at RIT last weekend. Holy Cross and RPI have never met prior to this one-game series.

- Holy Cross is in the middle of a six-game road swing to start its first season as a Division I program, next traveling to Providence and UConn to open its tenure in Hockey East competition. The Crusaders’ first Division I home game will come on Oct. 20 against Brown.