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UConn sits tied for fourth in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings, just two points out of third place.
Hockey East Women's Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Hockey East action.

#3 Northeastern vs. Providence (home-and-home)

- #3 Northeastern claimed its record 17th Beanpot title on Tuesday night, winning in double overtime off the stick of Lauren McInnis (St. Louis, Mo.) at 16:03 of the extra frame. The game officially ended in a 3-3 draw with #9 Boston University in front of a crow of 1,790, the best-ever draw for the Women's Beanpot.

- Chloe Aurard (Villard-de-Lans, France) earned MVP of the tournament after posting four points on two goals and two assists across the two weeks and Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) won the Bertagna Award as the tournament's best statistical goaltender.

- Providence most recently took one point in league play from a two-game stint at Maine. The Friars currently sit tied for fourth in Army ROTC Hockey East Standings

- On Oct. 25, the Friars handed Northeastern one of the Huskies' two losses in Hockey East play with a 1-0 shutout victory at Schneider Arena in Providence. Goaltender Clare Minnerath (Sartell, Minn.) stopped all 33 shots she faced and Hayley Lunny (Bedford, N.Y.) scored the only goal of the game. It is the only time Northeastern has been shut out this season.

- Northeastern is riding an 11-game unbeaten streak overall and a 12-game winning streak in league play.


#9 Boston University vs. New Hampshire (home-and-home)

- Boston University is 7-1-2 in its last 10 games and can clinch home ice in the Hockey East quarterfinals with at least three points in this weekend's home-and-home with New Hampshire.

- In the third game of the season, the Terriers dropped a 4-2 decision at New Hampshire on Oct. 12.

- New Hampshire is riding a four-game unbeaten streak, including picking up four points in league play off draws at Maine and Merrimack and toppling Boston College, 3-0, at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill. Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) returned to the Wildcats' lineup for the first time since January 10 last weekend, going 1-0-1 and stopping 63 of 65 shots faced.

- The Wildcats currently sit sixth in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings, but are just three points out of a tie for third place and could potentially finish as high as second with a sweep this weekend.


Boston College at Maine

- The Eagles are rolling off a 3-1 win over #10 Harvard after being shut out in back-to-back outings, 4-0 and 3-0, to then-#8 Boston University and New Hampshire, respectively.

- On Oct. 26 of this year, the Eagles and Black Bears met in Boston and skated to a 3-3 stalemate.

- Boston College currently sits third in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings and can secure home ice in the quarterfinals of the Hockey East Tournament with a combination of two wins and UConn dropping at least three points and Providence dropping at least two.

- Maine took three of four points from Providence last weekend, improving to 12-12-7 on the year and securing a position in the Hockey East Tournament. Reigning Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month Ida Kuoppala (Pendersore, Finland) pushed her point streak to seven games (7g, 4a) with a pair of assists on the weekend.


Merrimack at UConn

- UConn sits tied for fourth in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings, just two points out of third place. The Huskies can secure home ice in the quarterfinals with a sweep of Merrimack and two losses by Boston College this weekend.

- The Huskies most recently split a series in Vermont, winning 4-2 and dropping a 6-2 decision the next day. Catherine Crawley (Washingtonville, N.Y.) tallied a goal and two assists over the weekend for the Huskies, including a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win.

- Merrimack skated to a 2-2 draw with New Hampshire on Saturday, backboned by 35 saves from Lea-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Que.)


Vermont at Holy Cross

- Vermont claimed the final spot in the 2020 Hockey East Tournament with a 6-2 win over UConn on Sunday. Theresa Schafzahl (Weiz, Austria) led the nation in tallies last weekend as she found the back of the net four times and Maude Poulin-Labelle (Sherbrooke, Qué.) set a new program record with 28 points on the season (11g, 17a.)

- Poulin-Labelle was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for her performance last weekend in securing the Catamounts a playoff spot and setting a new program record.