~Five exhibition matchups on tap for opening weekend~
Jennie Gallo and the Maine Black Bears host Sacred Heart for two game this weekend
Sacred Heart at Maine - 2 Games at Alfond Arena (Fri., Sat.)
• Maine head coach Maria Lewis will make her collegiate head coaching debut on Friday night.
Prior to Maine, Lewis was an assistant coach at North Dakota for three seasons.
• The Black Bears swept the Pioneers last season in the opening weekend by a combined score
of 20 to 4 (9-0, 11-4) in the two games set.
• Senior forward Jennie Gallo (Castlegar, BC) is the team's leading returning scorer with 15 points
(7g,8a) from a season ago. Junior Candice Currier (Goffstown, N.H.) and sophomore Brittany Ott
(St. Clair Shores, Mich.) should both see time in goal early on.
McGill at Providence (Exh.) 2 Games at Schneider Arena (Fri., Sat.)
• Junior forward Ashley Cottrell (Sterling Heights, Mich.) is the conference's leading returning
scorer from a season ago with 31 points (14g,17a) for the Friars.
• The Friars lost their exhibiton game to McGill last year on Sept. 26 by a 7-4 score.
• PC won the 2010 WHEA regular-season title for the third time in school history last February.
Windsor vs. Boston College (Exh.) at Walter Brown Arena (Fri)
• The Eagles return seniors, goalie Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) and two-time WHEA Player of
the Year Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) from 2010 U.S. Women's Olympic Team that won a
Silver Medal in Vancouver.
• The Eagles open the season with five straight road games before their home opener on Oct.
24 vs. Brown at Conte Forum.
Windsor at Boston University (Exh.) at Walter Brown Arena (Sat.)
• The Terriers were picked first in the WHEA preseason coaches poll, after winning their first
WHEA Tournament Championship in school history last March vs. UConn.
• BU's 2.71 goals per game ranked second last season among WHEA teams in team offense.
McGill at Northeastern (Exh.) at Matthews Arena (Sun.)
• The Huskies return WHEA Co-Player of the Year and First-Team Hockey East All-Star goalie
Florence Schelling (Oberengstringen, Switzerland; 11-5-4, 1.37 GAA, .949 save%).
• Northeastern was the top defense among WHEA teams last season allowing only 1.55 goals