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January 20, 2012
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: SKATING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER EVENTS KICKOFF THIS WEEKEND
~ Vermont travels to BU, No. 7 NU; Maine hosts UConn, Providence ~
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Northeastern hosts New Hampshire for a Skating Strides game on Saturday on ESPN3

Connecticut at Maine (Fri. at Alfond Arena)

• The teams split the first two games of the season series at Freitas Ice Forum with UConn winning the most recent meeting on October 22, a 3-0 shutout. Nicole Paniccia notched 31 saves for the Huskies in her first career shutout.

• Maine is coming off a two-game road sweep of Boston University last weekend. Brittany Ott made 66 saves on the 70 shots (.943 save%) in the series. She tallied 44 saves in Sunday's 5-2 victory.


Providence at No. 5 Boston College (Fri. at Conte Forum, Skating Strides)

• Corinne Boyles owns a 3-1-0 record in her last four starts for the Eagles with a 1.22 GAA and a .959 save percentage. Her 1.55 GAA and .939 save percentage both rank third among WHEA netminders is league play.

• PC's Ashley Cottrell has a point in seven of the last eight games for the Friars. She has totaled eight points (4g,4a) during that span. Cottrell ranks tied for second on the team in scoring with 18 points (10g,8a) in 19 games.


New Hampshire at No. 7 Northeastern (Sat. at Matthews Arena, ESPN3, Skating Strides)

• Northeastern's Kendall Coyne leads the conference in scoring with 30 points (17g,13a) in 20 games in her freshman season. She also leads league play in points (17 pts.) and goals (11).

• The Wildcats are coming off a 4-2 against BU on Thursday night. Freshman Jenna Lascelle notched a game-high three points (1g,2a) in the win. Lindsey Minton made 27 saves in the victory in net for UNH.


Vermont at Boston University (Sat. at Walter Brown Arena)

• The Terriers won the season series with Vermont last year, 1-0-2. BU won the last meeting on Jan. 22 by a 4-0 score.

• Roxanne Douville has amassed 30+ saves in three of the last four games for the Catamounts and has accomplished that feat a total of eight times this season in 16 starts.


Providence at Maine (Sun. at Alfond Arena, Skating Strides)

• The Friars are 1-0-1 against the Black Bears so far this season with PC winning the last meeting betweem the teams on Nov. 6 (7-4) at Schneider Arena.


No. 5 Boston College at Connecticut (Sun. at Freitas Ice Forum)

• BC won the season series last year, 2-0-1, two of which were overtime contests.


Vermont at No. 7 Northeastern (Sun. at Matthews Arena)

• The Huskies have won the previous two meetings this year by a combined score of 9 to 3. Captain Casey Pickett notched five points in that series for Northeastern.

• Vermont has allowed only seven goals this season during the first period in league play, in comparison to the 14 goals in the second frame and 13 in the third period.

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