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December 2, 2011
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: MAINE HOSTS NO. 4 BOSTON COLLEGE FOR PAIR; UCONN TRAVELS TO VERMONT
~ No. 9 Northeastern and UNH play home-and-home; No. 7 Boston U. and PC play series ~
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Maine hosts Boston College for two games this weekend

No. 4 Boston College at Maine - Two-Game Series (Sat., Sun. at Alfond Arena)

• Boston College suffered its first Hockey East loss of the year to Maine back on Oct. 30 in the first meeting of the season series. The 5-2 Maine win upped the Black Bears record to 2-0-1 in the last three games vs. the Eagles and was the largest margin of defeat for BC versus Maine since 2006.

• The Black Bears six-game unbeaten streak (3-0-3) that dates back to Nov. 6 is tied for the fourth longest current unbeaten streak in Division I women's hockey.


No. 9 Northeastern vs. New Hampshire - Two-Game Series (Sat. at UNH; Sun. at NU)

• UNH has a 77-30-8 lifetime record, including 2-1-0 NU series win last season. UNH is winless in its last three home games (0-2-1) in this series dating back to a 3-0 victory in December 2009. In comparison, the 'Cats have won 13 consecutive games at Matthews Arena vs. NU dating back to the Huskies' 3-2 win on Feb. 2, 2002.

• Kendall Coyne was named Athletic Republic Player of the Month with nine points (7g,2a) in six games.

• Northeastern's penalty kill is the second best in the nation at 89.8%.


No. 7 Boston University vs. Providence - Two-Game Series (Sat. at PC; Sun. at BU)

• Sophomore goaltender Kerrin Sperry stopped 33 shots in the 2-0 loss on Wednesday night at Matthews Arena.

• Nicole Anderson was named Athletic Republic Co-Player of the Week on Monday. She contributed a careerbest four points, scoring one goal to go with three assists in the 5-0 win against Union on Sunday.

• Providence's 3.33 goals per game is best among teams in league play.


Connecticut at Vermont - Two-Game Series (Sat., Sun. at Gutterson Fieldhouse)

• UConn won the first meeting of the season series back on Nov. 20, a 3-0 shutout at Freitas Ice Forum.

• Vermont most recently shutout Colgate by a 3-0 score on Sunday. Roxanne Douville amassed 29 stops in the Catamounts third win of the season.

• Connecticut's 93.9% penalty kill is best among conference teams in league play.

• The Huskies are coming off a 3-1 win against Yale on Saturday afternoon. Nicole Paniccia recorded 28 saves in her third victory of the season.

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