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Boston College looks to extend its seven-game unbeaten streak as it takes on two more conference opponents this weekend
Women's Hockey East Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Women's Hockey East action

#5 Boston College vs. UConn, at Providence

- Boston College looks to extend its seven-game unbeaten streak as it takes on two more conference opponents this weekend in a string of 23 straight Hockey East contests. Senior defenseman Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) had two multi-point outings in wins over Holy Cross (5-1) and Maine (4-1) and was awarded Hockey East Player of the Week honors, while freshman defenseman Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.) scored a goal and three assists to collect Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week accolades.

- In those Boston College wins, all nine goals were scored by different Eagle skaters.

- After a 7-0 win over out-of-conference opponent Union, UConn starts a five-game Hockey East slate with a match up against #5 Boston College. Thursday's contest will be the first meeting between the two programs since the Huskies defeated the Eagles in the 2018 Women's Hockey East semifinal.

- UConn junior goaltender Morgan Fisher (Vernon, Conn.) stopped 20 shots in the shutout against the Dutchwomen, while sophomore forward Savannah Bouzide (Amherstburg, Ont.) scored a hat trick in the victory.

- Providence is off to a 5-2-0 start to the year, including a 2-1-0 mark in Women's Hockey East play. Goaltender Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) holds a 4-1-0 record with two shutouts in five games started. Her 1.00 goals against average in Hockey East play is good for second among all league netminders, while her .958 save percentage on 114 saves ranks third.

- Myers stopped 30 shots in a shutout road win at UNH last weekend, backboning the Friars to a 1-0 victory on Friday. She also stopped 24 of 26 shots she faced in a 2-0 setback at #8 Northeastern.


Vermont vs. New Hampshire, at Dartmouth

- Vermont sits at 1-4-0 in league play, the Catamounts' sole victory coming on a 2-1 win over the Wildcats on Oct. 9. Vermont clashes with New Hampshire in back-to-back weekend matinées at Gutterson Fieldhouse this weekend.

- After dropping two conference match ups Friday and Sunday to Maine and Providence, respectively, New Hampshire also looks to correct course and secure its second conference win of the season as they travel to Vermont for a pair of WHEA battles.

- In a 1-0 setback to Providence on Sunday, New Hampshire outshot the Friars, 30-19.


Maine vs. Merrimack

- Coming off of two conference wins, Merrimack looks to continue a three-game win streak as they take on the Maine Friday night in a one-game series.

- Merrimack swept at pair of contests in WHEA play downing Vermont, 2-1, on Friday and clipping Holy Cross, 5-0, on Saturday. With the wins, the Warriors moved to 6-1-2 on the year, including a 3-1-1 league record, and sit in third place in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings.

- Warrior's goaltender Sam Ridgewell (Outlook, Sask.) was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Month on Thursday. Ridgewell has started every game for the Warriors in 2018, posting two shutouts through her 548:14 minutes in net and backboning Merrimack to a 6-1-2 record in the month of October. The senior netminder has posted two 35+ save games against Hockey East opponents, including a 41-save effort in a 2-1 win at UConn. She has allowed just 10 goals allowed this season, and held opponents to one goal or fewer in seven of her nine games. Ridgewell holds a 1.09 goals against average and a .961 save percentage, making 247 saves.

- Maine is in the midst of a 10-game stretch in Hockey East play, carrying a 2-2-0 record in its first four contests of the swing.

- Black Bears junior forward Tereza Vanisova (Strakonice, Czech Republic) leads the team in goals (7) and points (10). Vanisova is tied for first in conference for goal scoring, and tied for sixth in points. Through eight games, Vanisova is tied for second in Hockey East in game winning goals (2). Nationally, Vanisova is tied for second in goal scoring as well.


Holy Cross vs. #8 Northeastern, at Maine

- The eighth-ranked Huskies travel to Holy Cross Friday night for the first ever match up between the Huskies and the Crusaders.

- Last weekend, the Huskies defeated Providence, Boston University, and Vermont to remain undefeated in league play (6-0-1) through seven conference contests.

- With a three point performance Tuesday night against Vermont, freshman Alina Mueller (Winterthur, Switzerland) extended her point streak to eight straight games. Mueller was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month for her efforts.

- On Thursday Husky netminder Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) was named Hockey East Player of the Month. The sophomore led the nation with a 0.80 goals against average and three shutouts during the month of October. Frankel posted a 4-1-0 record overall and allowed only four total goals in five starts during the month, while picking up three shutouts in five starts.

- Holy Cross looks for its first ever wins in Hockey East Friday and Sunday as they take on #8 Northeastern and Maine, respectively. Last weekend the Crusaders dropped two conference games to #5 Boston College and Merrimack.