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New Hampshire is riding a three-game unbeaten streak entering a home and home series with Merrimack.
Women's Hockey East Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Women's Hockey East action

Vermont vs. Maine

- Vermont hosts Maine for two games at Gutterson Fieldhouse for their first meetings since this time last year. In 2017-18, the Catamounts and Black Bears met three times in a row Dec. 2-9 with Maine going 2-0-1 in that series.

- The Catamounts enter the league weekend after going 1-1-0 last week in the Windjammer Classic against Syracuse and Minnesota. Melissa Black (Newmarket, Ont.) recorded 30 stops between the pipes in Friday's 2-0 victory, earning her first shutout of the season.

- Maine is on the road this weekend after sweeping Dartmouth in a two-game series. The Black Bears won each game by a score of 4-1.

- Freshman Celine Tedenby (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) lead the offensive, netting three goals and adding two assists against the Big Green. She is now riding a four game point streak and has 7 points (4g, 3a) in that span. Tedenby earned Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors for her play as well as the NCAA Third Star of the Week.


#4 Boston College vs. Boston University (home and home)

- The #4 Eagles will take on the Terriers in a home and home series as the renew the Battle of Comm. Ave rivalry over the weekend. The two teams have already met once this season, with Boston College coming away with a 4-3 victory on Nov. 20.

- Katie Crowley's squad heads into the weekend after going 1-1-0 in their last two games. They earned a shutout at Holy Cross on Saturday and dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to #5 Northeastern on Tuesday.

- Freshman Kelly Browne (Burlington, Mass.) recorded two goals and two assists over the week for the Eagles. The rookie now has six points in her last four outings, tallying three goals and three assists in that span.

- Boston University heads into the series with Boston College rolling off a 5-2 victory over Brown in their only game of the weekend.

- Three different players contributed two points in the win over Brown. Sammy Davis (Pembroke, Mass.), Connor Galway (Athens, Ont.), and Nara Elia (Saskatoon, Sask.) each had a goal and an assist for the Terriers.

- The Terriers enter a four-game out of conference schedule following the two BC games, traveling to RIT Dec. 7-8 before welcoming Penn State Dec. 30-31.


#8 Providence at UConn (home and home), at Brown

- #8 Providence and UConn will battle it out in a home and home series. This will mark the first time the two teams have met since last year's Hockey East quarterfinal series that saw the Huskies advance to the semifinals and, eventually, the title game.

- The Friars most recently defeated both Yale and Quinnipiac to win the 2018 Nutmeg Classic crown.

- Hayley Lunny (Bedford, N.Y.) came up big for Providence in Saturday's victory. The sophomore tallied both Friars' goals in the third period to win the game for the Friars, 2-1. She earned Hockey East Player of the Week honors for her game-winning efforts. • UConn went 1-1-0 on the weekend, earning third place in the Nutmeg Tournament by defeating Yale, 1-0, after falling to Quinnipiac, 3-2.

- Rookie goaltender Samantha Carpentier-Yelle (Bromont, Que.) posted 28 saves against the Bulldogs, including 17 in the third period, in her first appearance between the pipes for the Huskies since Oct. 23. The win was the first shutout of her career in three starts and was good to earn her Hockey East Defensive player of the week honors.


New Hampshire vs. Merrimack (home and home), at Dartmouth

- New Hampshire is riding a three-game unbeaten streak entering a home and home series with Merrimack, most recently going 1-0-1 at home against RPI. The Wildcats defeated the Engineers, 4-1, on Sunday after playing to a 1-1 overtime draw in their first meeting on Saturday.

- Senior Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) turned away 41 shots in the two games, earning a .953 save percentage and 0.96 goals against average for the weekend.

- Merrimack gets back to Hockey East play after defeating the HTI Stars, 8-2, in exhibition action. Last season the Warriors and Wildcats faced off three times, splitting the series evenly with each program posting a 1-1-1 record.

- Senior Dominique Kremer (West Fargo, N.D.) lead the offensive charge in the exhibition match up for the Warriors. She tallied a goal and two assists and finished the game with a plus-four rating.


Holy Cross vs. #5 Northeastern (home and home)

- Holy Cross continues its quest for its first win of the season as they take on #5 Northeastern in a home and home series. The two teams have already met once this season, with the Huskies skating away with a 6-1 decision back on November 2.

- Dave Flint's team enters this weekend's series on a short turn-around after taking down #4 Boston College on Tuesday night. The Huskies came from behind twice in the game and eventually walked away with a 4-3 overtime victory.

- Chloé Aurard (Villard-de-Lans, France) pushed her point streak to eight games, netting the game-tying goal with under 30 seconds left to play in the third period to force the extra frame, and also dished out an assist. Rookie Mia Brown (South Woodstock, Vt.) had a helper in the second period and went on to score the game-winning tally just over half way through the overtime period to earn the win for Northeastern. It was the first game-winning goal of her career.