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UConn enters this weekend's two-tilt home stand with New Hampshire riding a four-game winning streak.
Women's Hockey East Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Women's Hockey East action

UConn vs. New Hampshire

- UConn enters this weekend's two-tilt home stand with New Hampshire riding a four-game winning streak. During that time frame, the Huskies have outscored their opponents 16-8, with 10 of those goals coming in their most recent games, a weekend sweep over Holy Cross.

- Sophomore Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) lead the offense for the Huskies against the Crusaders, netting four goals and dishing out one assist over the weekend. She recorded the game-winning tally in each game, one while shorthanded and the other on the power play.

- The Wildcats travel to Storrs, Connecticut to close out their three game season series with the Huskies. New Hampshire took game one, 5-3, in their Hockey East season opener back on Oct. 12.

- Since returning from the holiday break, Hilary Witt's squad has gone undefeated, taking down then-#10 Boston College, 3-2, before knocking off Yale, 4-3, on Tuesday. The Wildcats are currently on a nine-game unbeaten streak (7-0-2), the longest such stretch since the 2007-08 season, and have outscored opponents 23-13 in that stretch that dates back to Nov. 17.

- Junior Taylor Wenczowski (Rochester, N.H.) had two goals in Saturday's game against the Eagles, netting the game-tying goal on the power play, before finding the back of the net for the game-winner 10 minutes later. The forward earned Hockey East Player of the Week honors for her efforts on Saturday and then went on to score the game winner in the victory over Yale.


#3 Northeastern vs. #10 Boston College (home and home)

- Northeastern returns to action on U.S. soil after taking on then-#5 Clarkson in the first ever Ulster University Friendship Series played in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Huskies skated away with the first-ever victory for an NCAA women's hockey team in Europe on Sunday, 3-1, after playing the Golden Knights to a 3-3 overtime draw in their first meeting.

- Alina Mueller (Winterthur, Switzerland) earned Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season for her play overseas. The freshman had three points over the weekend (1g, 2a) including the game winner in the Huskies' 3-1 victory. She is currently riding an 18-game point streak dating back to Oct. 6, tallying 29 points (13g, 16a) in that span.

- The Boston College Eagles look to put a stop to a two-game slide and a 1-5-0 stretch in their last six, when they take on Northeastern in a home and home series. The two teams met for the first time this season on Nov. 27, with the Huskies emerging with a 5-4 overtime victory at Matthews Arena.


#8 Providence vs. Boston University (home and home)

- Providence takes on Boston University in a home and home series to kick off a three-game Hockey East set between the Terriers and Friars. The last time the programs took the ice together was nearly a year ago, when the Terriers skated away with a 6-3 victory back on Jan. 13, 2018.

- The Friars hit the ice after splitting a two-game home stand with Vermont. Each game was decided by one goal, with the Catamounts taking game one, 5-4, in overtime and the Friars bouncing back to take game two, 2-1.

- Providence senior Emily Landry (Orangeville, Ont.) scored the game-winning tally in Sunday's victory, her second of the season.

- Boston University enters a crucial weekend series after a road split at Maine. The Terriers were shutout, 1-0, on Saturday, before rebounding with a shutout of their own in a 3-0 blanking of the Black Bears on Sunday.

- Corrine Schroeder (Elm Creek, Man.) posted 41 saves on the weekend for the Terriers, including 20 of those coming in Sunday's 3-0 shutout. The sophomore netminder now has two shutouts on the season and earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors after posting a .976 save percentage and 0.50 goals against average on the weekend.


Vermont vs. Merrimack

- The Catamounts enter the weekend having taken two points on the road against then-#7 Providence in the Catamounts' first games back since the holiday break. The Catamounts edged out the Friars in their three-game Hockey East series this season, posting a 2-1-0 record.

- Vermont forward Ali O'Leary (Reading, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal in the overtime frame on Saturday. It was the first game winner of the season for the junior and just the second of her career.

- Catamount freshman blueliner Sini Karjalainen (Posio, Finland) netted Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month accolades for December after she lead all league rookies with four points and four assists in just three games, helping the Catamounts go 2-1-0 to end 2018

- The Warriors are still in search of their first win of the second half as they hit the road to take on Vermont for two games. They posted a 0-1-1 record on the road against non-conference opponent then-#6 Princeton to close out 2018 on Dec. 30-31. Merrimack came from behind in their first meeting to lock the game at one before coming up just short on New Year's Eve.

- Rookie Gabby Jones (Westfield, Mass.) scored the game-tying goal with just under two minutes to play in regulation to force the extra frame against the Tigers and picked up Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors on Jan. 2 for her play over the holiday break.


Holy Cross vs. Maine

- Holy Cross remains in search of its first win of the second half and as the Crusaders play host to Maine for the final two games of their three-contest Hockey East series of 2018-19. The Black Bears skated away with an 8-0 victory in the two teams' first meeting of the season in Orono on Nov. 4.

- The Crusaders dropped a two-game set with UConn in their return to the ice after the break. Rachel Moore (Falmouth, Mass.) racked up five points (3g, 2a) in the two tilts, including a career-high three points (1g, 2a) on Friday. The six goals in pair games marked the highest total in a two-game span for Holy Cross this year.

- Maine enters the weekend after splitting a two-game set at home with Boston University to begin their second half. The Black Bears shutout the Terriers, 1-0, on Saturday, before being blanked, 3-0, on Sunday. Sophomore Michelle Weis (Charlottenlund, Denmark) netted the lone goal of the game in Saturday's victory with just under five minutes to play, while goaltender Carly Jackson (Amherst, N.S.) turned away 26 shots to preserve the win.