Merrimack Skates Past Providence, 4-1
Juniors Annie Boeckers and Katelyn Rae each post goal and assist for Warriors

Junior forward Annie Boeckers scored a goal and an assist for the Warriors
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:56  MER1-0 EV Annie Boeckers (2)Paige Voight/7
2nd 1:23  MER2-0 SH GW Katelyn Rae (19) -
2nd 5:38  MER3-0 EV Mikyla Grant-Mentis (11)Annie Boeckers/3, Katelyn Rae/6
3rd 16:14  PRV1-3 EV Kate Friesen (4)Maureen Murphy/7, Christina Putigna/12
3rd 18:45  MER4-1 EV EN Jessica Bonfe (5) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Merrimack  1214
Providence  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Merrimack  104620
Providence  10131639
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Merrimack (10-17-3)  0/2 1/2 1
Providence (14-10-6)  0/1 2/4 0
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Samantha Ridgewell (W, 7-10-1)60:001 10131538
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (L, 13-9-6)57:583 92516
Empty Net2:021     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 9 Providence College women's hockey team fell to the Merrimack College Warriors by a score of 4-1 on Friday night at Schneider Arena.


No. 9 Providence - 1 | Merrimack - 4


Providence: 14-10-6 (10-6-4 HE) | Merrimack: 10-17-3 (5-13-2 HE)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


- Merrimack got the scoring started early with a goal 1:56 into the first. Junior Paige Voight skated through the neutral zone and took a wrist shot from the high slot that was tipped past Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) by classmate Annie Boeckers.

- Providence drew the first penalty of the game just 1:11 into the second, but Merrimack responded with a short-handed goal to increase the lead. Katelyn Rae forced a neutral-zone turnover, skated in alone on Myers and beat her with a quick deke.

- Mikyla Grant-Mentis struck again for Merrimack at the 5:38 mark of the middle frame. Her goal, which was assisted by the previous goal scorers Boeckers and Rae, came on the 2-on-1 rush.

- Despite letting up two goals, the Friars outshot the Warriors 13-4 in the second frame.

- Providence cut into the Merrimack lead at the 16:14 mark of the third period. Kate Friesen (Altona, Manitoba) skated into the slot from the point and ripped a wrist shot past Samantha Ridgewell to make it 3-1.

- Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) earned their seventh and 12th assists of the season, respectively.

- Merrimack responded with an empty-net goal with 1:15 left to play. Jessica Bonfe recorded the tally for the Warriors.

- The Friars finished the season series against Merrimack with a 2-0-1 record.


1-0 (Merrimack) - 1:56/1st - EV - Annie Boeckers, assisted by Paige Voight - Shot from the high slot, tipped in front
2-0 (Merrimack) - 1:23/2nd - SH - Katelyn Rae (unassisted) - Turnover in the neutral zone which led to a breakaway
3-0 (Merrimack) - 5:38/2nd - EV - Mikyla Grant-Mentis, assisted by Annie Boeckers and Katelyn Rae - 2-on-1 rush
3-1 (Providence) - 16:14/3rd - EV - Kate Friesen, assisted by Maureen Murphy and Christina Putigna - Wrist shot from the slot
4-1 (Merrimack) - 18:45/3rd - EN - Jessica Bonfe (unassisted) - Empty-netter


Providence: Madison Myers, 13-9-6: 16 saves, 3 goals against
Merrimack: Samantha Ridgewell, 7-10-1: 38 saves, 1 goals against


Shots: 39
Face-off percentage: 33/57
Power plays: 0-1 (0%)
Penalty kill: 2-2 (100%)

Shots: 20
Face-offs: 24/57
Power plays: 0-2 (0%)
Penalty kill: 1-1 (100%)


Shots: Murphy (7)
Goals: Friesen (1)
Assists: Murphy, Putigna (1)
Points: Friesen, Murphy, Putigna (1)


The Friars travel to UConn tomorrow (Feb. 3) for a 3:00 p.m. puck drop at Freitas Ice Forum.