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Maine plays host to #5 Northeastern in a two-game home stand
Women's Hockey East Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Women's Hockey East action

Maine vs. #5 Northeastern

- Maine looks to bounce back after dropping two conference games when they play host to #5 Northeastern in a two-game home stand. The Black Bears fell, 3-1, on the road at Providence before dropping a 4-1 decision at UConn.

- Junior goaltender Carly Jackson (Amherst, N.S.) posted 30 saves in Friday's outing against the Friars, her second 30-plus-save outing of the season.

- #5 Northeastern heads to Maine for two Hockey East match ups riding a nine-game win streak, the nation's longest current unbeaten streak. The Huskies currently sit at 9-0-1 in league play and 10-1-1 overall after taking two games in a home and home series with New Hampshire last weekend.

- Two freshmen led the offensive charge for the Huskies over the weekend as Alina Mueller (Winterthur, Switzerland) earned her second straight Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors and classmate Chloe Aurard (Villard-de-Lans, France) took home Player of the week honors. Mueller recorded five points in the two victories (2g, 3a), pushing her point streak to 11 games, and Aurard chipped in six points on one goal and five assists. Aurard was also named the NCAA Second Star of the Week.

Merrimack at #10 Providence (home and home), at Quinnipiac

- Merrimack currently sits in second place in the Army ROTC Hockey East standings with a 6-1-1 record in league play entering a home and home series with #10 Providence. The Warriors enter the weekend on a six-game winning streak after defeating Holy Cross by scores of 3-0 and 6-2 over the weekend and receiving votes in each national poll.

- Warriors freshman forward Gabby Jones (Westfield, Mass.) chipped in three points on the weekend. On Saturday, the rookie had two goals and an assist, marking her first career goal and first career multi-point game.

- The #10 Friars will look to push their own winning streak to six contests as they take on league foe Merrimack with a chance to gain at least a share of second place with a weekend sweep. Providence is coming off a two-game road trip that saw them bring home four points in Hockey East action from Maine, 3-1, and Vermont, 3-0.

- Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the week honors after turning away 47 shots on the weekend. The 24-save shutout against the Catamounts was the goaltender's third shutout of the season, coming in a 1-0 win, and the 10th of her career. Myers has allowed two or fewer goals in each of her eight starts this year.

#4 Boston College at UConn (home and home), vs. Boston University

- The fourth-ranked Eagles return to action this weekend after enjoying a bye week, now set to play three games in five days. In their last game before the bye, they dropped a 4-2 decision on the road at Providence.

- Boston College currently sits tied for third in Hockey East action with a record of 5-1-0 in league play. The two teams ahead of the Eagles, Northeastern and Merrimack, have played 10 games and 8 games, respectively, in Hockey East action.

- UConn will take on #4 Boston College in a home and home series after going 1-1-0 in league play over the weekend. The Huskies fell to Boston University, 4-1, on Friday night, but then bounced back to defeat Maine, 4-1.

- Catherine Crawley (Washingtonville, N.Y.) had four points on the weekend for the Huskies. The junior tallied one assist in Friday night's loss and added a goal and two assists in Saturday's victory. She now has at least one point in each of the 12 games in which she has appeared this season. She leads the Huskies with 13 points (5g, 8a) on the year.

Boston University vs. Vermont, at #4 Boston College

- Boston University tackles three games in five days as the Terriers play host to Vermont for a pair, before heading to the other end of Comm. Ave to take on #4 Boston College on Tuesday night. In last weekend's lone match-up, the Terriers snapped a three-game winless streak as they defeated UConn, 4-1, on the road.

- Sophomore Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) led the offensive charge for the Terriers, netting two goals and dishing out an assist. At the other end of the ice, goaltender Corrine Schroeder (Elm Creek, Man.) stopped 30 of 31 UConn attempts en route to the victory.

- Vermont will look to get back on track when they head to Boston to take on the Terriers for two games. The Catamounts lost their only game of the weekend, 2-0, when they played host to Providence in a single Hockey East game.

Holy Cross vs. New Hampshire, at Harvard

- Holy Cross continues to look for its first win of the season, taking on New Hampshire in Hockey East action and Harvard in non-conference play. The Crusaders clashed with both of these programs last season, falling 9-1 to New Hampshire on Oct. 14 but splitting a homeand- home series with Harvard. Holy Cross dropped game one, 8-3, but game back with a 2-0 victory at home the next day on Nov. 18.

- Senior Maeve Reilly (Ridgefield, Conn.) had two points in Saturday's loss. The forward scored the first goal of the game for Holy Cross to tie the game up in the first period and dished out an assist in the third.

- New Hampshire travels to Holy Cross for their only game of the weekend after dropping two games to then-#6 Northeastern. Goaltender Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) recorded 75 saves in the two outings. The senior had 40 saves on Friday night, setting a new career high.