~ No. 3 seed PC hosts No. 6 Maine; No. 4 UConn entertains No. 5 Northeastern ~
Third-seeded Providence College will host #6 Maine on Saturday afternoon at Schneider Arena
No. 5 seed Northeastern at No. 4 seed Connecticut (Sat. at Freitas Ice Forum, 1pm)
- This is the second straight season that Northeastern finished the regular season with a home-and-home series
against Connecticut before facing UConn the next weekend in the Hockey East quarterfinals.
- Connecticut goaltender Alexandra Garcia recorded a career-high 43 saves against Northeastern Sunday,
and she has now posted 40 or more saves in three contests this season.
- After playing only one overtime game through the first 28 contests, UConn has gone to overtime during four
out of their last six contests. This season they are 0-2-3 in overtime games.
- Connecticut won the season series vs. NU, 1-0-2.
Northeastern sophomore forward Rachel Llanes has points in six of her last nine games (2-6-8).
- The teams have met once in the WHEA playoffs, most recently in a 2010 quarterfinal matchup, a 4-1 UConn
win at Matthews Arena.
- UConn owns a 3-6 all-time record in the WHEA Tournament, while NU is 0-3 all-time in tournament play.
No. 6 seed Maine at No. 3 seed Providence College (Sat. at Schneider Arena, 2pm)
- Providence is now the only program to advance to the Hockey East playoffs every year since the women's
conference was established in 2002.
- PC owns a 9-5 all-time record in the WHEA tournament, while Maine comes in with an 0-3 record.
- PC's Genevieve Lacasse has posted 103 saves in her WHEA playoff career, which third all-time among WHEA
Tournament netminders. She needs 62 saves to break Jana Bugden's record of 164.
- Maine's only trip to Providence this season ended in a 3-1 loss for the Black Bears on November 7.
- Providence won the season series vs. Maine, 2-1-0
- It marks the Black Bears first appearance in the WHEA playoffs since 2006.
- Maine and PC have met once in the WHEA playoffs, a 4-2 PC win in the '04 semifinals at Matthews Arena.