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The Huskies and Friars hit the ice for two games in a home and home series to conclude their regular season series. Sunday afternoon's game will be telecast on NESN.
Women's Hockey East Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Women's Hockey East action

#7 Boston University vs. New Hampshire (home and home)

- Boston University and New Hampshire face off in a home and home series to wrap up their three game regular season set in Hockey East action. The Terriers took the first meeting of the year 3-2 back on October 13.

- Brian Durocher’s squad is fresh off of its first Beanpot Championship since 1981 when the Terriers won the title as a club team. BU defeated Harvard, 3-2, in overtime to earn the crown for the first time as a varsity program after advancing past #3 Northeastern through a 3-3 overtime draw and a 2-1 shootout victory in the opening round last week.

- Sammy Davis (Pembroke, Mass.) racked up five points (3g, 2a) through two games last week en route to being named Hockey East Player of the Week. The junior then went on to net the game-winning goal in overtime of the championship game of the Beanpot Tournament, claiming MVP honors for her performance.

- New Hampshire looks to right the ship after dropping two games in Hockey East play last weekend. The Wildcats fell to Boston College, 7-1, before coming up short in a 2-1 setback to Merrimack.

- The Terriers swept their three-game regular season series with Holy Cross with a 7-1 win on Saturday. If BU secures two points this weekend, they will clinch home ice in the WHEA Quarterfinals.

#8 Boston College vs. Maine

- Boston College plays host to Maine in their final two regular season games against one another over the weekend. The two teams hit the ice for the first of three games back in October, with the Eagles skating away with a 4-1 victory.

- Maine has the potential to lock up a spot in the Women’s Hockey East Tournament, needing three points to secure their position in the playoffs.

- The Eagles enter the weekend after going 2-1-0 in their last three games. They fell in the opening round of the Beanpot tournament last Tuesday, before going on to take down #3 Northeastern, 4-1, in the third place game this week. On Friday, they earned two points in Hockey East play with a 7-1 victory over New Hampshire.

- Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week after setting a new league record for single-season goals by a defenseman. The senior netted two tallies and added an assist against the Wildcats.

- Maine heads to Boston College after going 1-0-1 in a weekend series on the road at Providence. They dropped a 2-1 decision on Friday, before playing a 2-2 overtime draw on Saturday.

Merrimack vs. UConn

- Merrimack welcomes UConn for a two-game home stand to close out their three game Hockey East regular season series. Their Warriors took their first meeting of the season, 3-1, Oct. 26.

- The Warriors enter the weekend after going 1-1-0 in two Hockey East match ups last week. Merrimack kicked off its three-game series with #3 Northeastern with a 6-3 loss, before bouncing back to close out the season series with New Hampshire with a 2-1 win on the road and securing a spot in the WHEA Tournament in the process.

- Merrimack rookie Keisha DiCaire (Ottawa, Ont.) recorded the game-winning tally in Saturday’s victory over the Wildcats.

- UConn is back on the road after taking three points from Vermont in a home and home series and locking up a playoff spot last weekend. The Huskies came from behind twice on Friday to take two points in Hockey East action with a 3-2 victory, before playing the Catamounts to a 1-1 overtime draw on Saturday.

- Tristyn Svetek (Burlington, Ont.) netted the decisive strike on Friday, her first of the season, and added an assist on Saturday.

Vermont vs. Holy Cross

- Vermont continues to defend home ice as the Catamounts welcome Holy Cross for two games to close out their three game Hockey East series. The Catamounts enter the game with a 1-0-0 advantage after taking their first meeting with a 2-1 victory on Feb. 3.

- The Catamounts will look to recover after giving up three points in league play on the road at UConn. They fell to UConn, 3-2, in their first meeting, before playing to a 1-1 tie through the extra frame on Saturday. Vermont needs at least one win this weekend to remain in contention for the WHEA Tournament, sitting with 15 points currently to Maine’s 18. The Black Bears and Vermont will clash on the final weekend of Hockey East play.

- Holy Cross makes their way to Burlington, Vermont after closing out their regular season series with Boston University in their only game of the weekend. The Crusaders fell to the Terriers, 7-1, in their final meeting of the regular season and have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Providence vs. #3 Northeastern (home and home)

- The Friars and Huskies hit the ice for two games in a home and home series to conclude their regular season series. Northeastern has the upper hand entering the weekend after shutting out Providence, 2-0, in their first meeting on October 26.

- Providence is currently riding a four-game unbeaten streak after going 1-0-1 at Maine last weekend. They defeated the Black Bears 2-1 in their first meeting, before coming from behind to force the overtime period in a 2-2 draw. Providence can secure home ice in the quarterfinals with a weekend sweep.

- Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) recorded 48 stops on the weekend, posting a 1.50 goals against average and .926 save percentage.

- Northeastern has secured a share of the WHEA regular season title, going 1-1-1 in their last three outings.. The played Boston University to a 3-3 overtime draw, but fell to the Terriers, 2-1, in the shootout in the opening round of the Beanpot tournament. On Friday, they defeated Merrimack, 6-3, in their only regular season match up of the weekend, securing the number one seed in the WHEA Tournament and at least a share of the regular season crown.

- Alina Mueller (Winterthur, Switzerland) earned Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors after recording five points (2g, 3a) through two games last week. The freshman then went on to add an assist on Tuesday night in the Huskies’ loss to Boston College in the third place game of the Beanpot tournament.