Boston University and Northeastern hit the ice for a home and home series between two top 10 programs in their first two meetings of the year.
Hockey East Women's Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Hockey East action.

#9 Boston University vs. #4 Northeastern (home and home)

- Boston University and Northeastern hit the ice for a home and home series between two top 10 programs in their first two meetings of the year. During the 2018-19 season, the two teams faced off four times. The Huskies took the regular season series, 2-0-1, while the Terriers advanced on to the Beanpot Championship game in a shootout victory after the opening round tilt ended in an official 3-3 draw through the extra frame.

- The Terriers enter the month of November riding a four-game winning streak after sweeping on the road at Penn State. Seven different players found the back of the net in the two-game series, powering the BU offense to wins of 5-2 and 5-1.

- BU Sophomore forward Kaleigh Donnelly (Wellesley, Mass.) pushed her personal point streak to three games, netting a goal and adding an assist in each appearance over the weekend.

- Northeastern owns the best overall scoring defense in Hockey East, allowing just 1.17 goals per game, while Boston University ranks third with a 1.57 GAPG mark.

#7 Boston College vs. New Hampshire, vs. Providence

- Boston College puts its eight-game unbeaten streak on the line when the Eagles take on Hockey East foes New Hampshire and Providence. The Eagles and Wildcats split their three game series last season, 1-1-1, while Katie Crowley's squad took its regular season series with the Friars, 2-1-0, in 2018-19.

- The Eagles enter the weekend after earning three points in league play against Holy Cross and Maine. They defeated the Crusaders, 5-1, before playing the Black Bears to a 3-3 overtime draw. Forward Hannah Bilka (Coppell, Texas) recorded three goals on the weekend, including the game-tying goal with under two minutes to go in regulation against Maine. She was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week for her efforts and is currently riding a seven-game point streak, with 14 points in that span (10g, 4a).

- New Hampshire currently sits at 3-2-1 in Hockey East play after a weekend that saw them shutout by Maine, 3-0, before skating past Providence, 6-2. Senior Carlee Turner (Scottsdale, Ariz.) tallied three points on the road at Providence, finding the back of the net twice on the power play and adding an assist.

Merrimack at Minnesota State

- Merrimack looks to snap a five-game winless streak when the Warriors travel to Minnesota State to take on the Mavericks for two games. This marks the first time that the two teams will play each either in program history.

- The Warriors hit the road after playing host to Vermont in league play for two games to close out the month of October. They played the Catamounts to a 4-4 overtime draw on Friday, before dropping a 6-2 decision on Saturday. Rookie Katie Kaufman (Lake Elmo, Minn.) scored the game-tying goal halfway through the final frame on Friday to force the extra period and help the Warriors earn a point in Hockey East play.

Holy Cross vs. Providence, at New Hampshire

- Holy Cross faces off with Hockey East rivals Providence and New Hampshire looking for its first victory of 2019-20. The Crusaders were swept by both the Friars and Wildcats in last year's three-game regular season series with each foe.

- Most recently, the Crusaders fell to Boston College, 5-1, before skating to a 2-2 draw with non-conference opponent RPI on Sunday. Seniors Hannah Gillis (Northborough, Mass.) and Rachel Moore (Falmouth, Mass.) both recorded an assist in each game over the weekend.

- The Friars head into the weekend after splitting their first two Hockey East match ups on home ice last weekend. They defeated then-#3 Northeastern, 1-0, before dropping a 6-2 decision against New Hampshire.

- Senior backstop Clare Minnerath (Sartell, Minn.) earned her first black sheet of the year against the Huskies on Friday, turning away all 33 attempts she faced en route to being named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week.

UConn vs. Brown

- UConn hosts non-conference opponent Brown on Tuesday night in the Huskies' only game of the week. The two teams faced off once last season, with the Huskies falling 5-3 on the road on Oct. 23, despite outshooting Brown, 77-33, and two goals from Morgan Wabick (Winnipeg, Man.)

- The Huskies will look to get back on track after dropping both games of the Ice Breaker Tournament in Buffalo, New York. They fell to Colgate, 6-2, in the opening round, before losing 3-1 against Mercyhurst in the third place game. Junior Morgan Wabick (Winnipeg, Man.) netted the only UConn goal on Saturday, after dishing out an assist on Friday.

- UConn enters a run of five-straight Hockey East games after its contest with Brown, with three of those tilts coming against Boston College.