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Holy Cross hosts Boston College in Hockey East action on Thursday night.
Hockey East Women's Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Hockey East action.

#7 Boston College at Holy Cross, at Syracuse

- #7 Boston College looks to keep its two-game win streak alive as the Eagles travel to Holy Cross in league play on Thursday, before visiting Syracuse on Saturday afternoon.

- The Eagles began the season with a two-game sweep of Hockey East opponent Merrimack. They shutout the Warriors, 2-0, in their first meeting, before skating away with a 3-1 win.

- Maddy McArthur (St. Catherines, Ont.) posted a 2-0-0 record on the weekend, including a 25-save shutout on Friday. She stopped another 24 shots in Saturday's victory en route to being named Hockey East Player of the Week.

New Hampshire vs. St. Lawrence

- The Wildcats defend home ice for the second straight weekend as they play host to St. Lawrence for a two-game set. UNH dropped a two-game road series to the Saints, 0-1-1, last season.

- New Hampshire kicked off the regular season with a 6-0 shutout over opponent Franklin Pierce Sunday afternoon.

- Sophomore goaltender Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) was tabbed Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in the victory over Franklin Pierce. She stopped all 14 shots she faced in her first game after an injury sidelined her in 2018-19.

#4 Northeastern at Union

- Reigning Hockey East champion Northeastern visits Union for one game Friday night to officially kick off the 2019-20 season and their HEA title defense. The Huskies fell to the Dutchwomen, 1-0, in their last meeting back on December 2, 2014.

- The Huskies enter the season coming off of their third NCAA appearance in four years.

#8 Boston University at Union

- Boston University hits the road to take on Union on Sunday to open regular season play. This will be the first meeting between the two teams in nearly six years when the Terriers skated away with a 3-2 overtime victory on October 12, 2013.

- The Terriers two leading point-scorers from last year return in junior Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) and senior Sammy Davis (Pembroke, Mass.). The two combined for 113 points (42g, 71a) last season.

UConn at Long Island University

- UConn opens the 2019-20 regular season as the Huskies visit Long Island University over the weekend. This marks the first meeting between the two teams as LIU begins its first year as a varsity program.

- The Huskies look to carry momentum from two exhibition victories into regular season play. They defeated the University of Ryerson, 5-1, and the NWHL's Connecticut Whale, 4-1, last weekend. Junior forward Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) posted a goal and two assists in the wins.

Merrimack vs. RPI

- The Warriors will look to bounce back from a weekend sweep as the Warriors play host to RPI for a two game set.

- Merrimack dropped both games of a season-opening, two-game home stand with Boston College to open 2019-20. They were shutout by the Eagles, 2-0, before falling, 3-1, in game two.

- Senior netminder Léa-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Que.) faced 63 shots on the weekend, turning aside 59 of the Eagles' attempts.

Maine at Sacred Heart

- The Black Bears kick off the regular season with a two-game road trip to Sacred Heart after defeating New Brunswick, 4-2, in exhibition action last weekend. The Black Bears shutout the Pioneers, 8-0, in each of their two meetings during the 2018-19 season.

- Tereza Vanisova (Strakonice, Czech Republic) netted two goals and picked up an assist in her team's exhibition win.

Providence vs. Quinnipiac (home and home)

- Providence faces off with Quinnipiac in a home and home series to open up 2019-20. The Friars took the only meeting between the two teams last season with a 2-1 victory in the Nutmeg Classic championship game.

- The Friars topped New Brunswick, 1-0, in exhibition action last weekend. Rookie Lauren DeBlois (Lewiston, Maine) netted the lone goal.

Vermont at RIT

- The Catamounts visit non-conference opponent RIT for a two-game series to start the regular season. This marks the first meeting between the two teams since October 2014, when they split a home and home series.

- Vermont played host to the University of Ottawa over the weekend, dropping a 3-0 decision in the exhibition match up.