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January 21, 2011
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: SKATING STRIDES TO RAISE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ON CAMPUSES THIS WEEKEND
~ NU and PC square off at Bog Ice Arena Sunday; UConn travels to Maine for series ~
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Maine hosts Connecticut for a two-game series this weekend at Alfond Arena

No. 7 Boston College at Providence (Fri. at Schneider Arena)

- The two teams meet for the first time this season, the Friars won the season series last year, 2-0-1.

- Kelli Stack, who has 38 points (23g,15a) is the top goals scorer in Hockey East and nationally is ranked second in goals per game (1.10) and ninth in points per game (1.81).


Connecticut at Maine - Two-Game (Fri., Sat. at Alfond Arena)

- The Huskies won the first meeting of the season series on Nov. 6 (3-1) at Freitas Ice Forum.

- Alexandra Garcia earned her second WHEA weekly award of the season on Monday, as she was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week. She led the Huskies to back-to-back shutouts against Vermont, posting 35 saves on Friday and 21 on Saturday, notching her fourth shutout of the year and the 10th of her career.


No. 3 Boston University at Vermont (Sat. at Gutterson Fieldhouse)

- The teams tied the first two meetings of the season series back on Nov. 12 (1-1) and 13 (2-2) at Walter Brown Arena.

- Head coach Brian Durocher, the only head coach in program history and the women's ice hockey team are one victory away from 100. BU is 99-68-32 all-time.


New Hampshire at No. 9 Northeastern (Sat. at Matthews Arena)

- UNH has a 76-30-8 lifetime record against Northeastern, but the Huskies prevailed 4-0 (Dec. 1) and 4-2 (Jan. 9) at the Whittemore Center earlier this season. The Wildcats had carried a 27-game unbeaten streak (26-0-1) vs. NU into that December matchup.

- Senior Julia Marty will skate in her 100th career game Saturday, becoming the fifth Husky to have played in over 100 career contests. Marty, who transferred to Northeastern after spending her freshman year with New Hampshire, will play in her 68th game with the Huskies.


Providence vs. No. 9 Northeastern (Sun. at the Bog Ice Arena, Kingston, Mass.)

- The two team split the previous two meetings in the season series this year with Northeastern coming out victorious in the last meeting on Nov. 21 by a 5-1 score at Matthews Arena.

- The Huskies have allowed a league-low 10 goals in the first period this season and Providence ranks second with only 11 goals in the opening period.


Hockey East Notes

- This season marks the fifth season of Hockey East Skating Strides program. Over the first four years, Hockey East has raised $114,000 in the fight against breast cancer. All proceeds from the eight games women's games and the 10 men's games in the next two weekends will be donated to the Friends of Mel Foundation and dispersed to local breast cancer charities around New England.

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