~ No. 8 PC and NU play home-and-home series; UConn travels to Vermont Saturday ~
Jillian Kirchner and the BU Terriers play a home-and-home series against BC this weekend
No. 6 Boston College vs. No. 5 Boston University - Two-Game Series (Sat. at BU, Sun. at BC)
- The two teams met five times last season with the Terriers winning the three-game WHEA season series,
2-1-0. The teams skated to a 1-1 draw in the third place game of the Beanpot on Feb. 9 and then BU ended BC's
season in their last meeting on Feb. 28 (3-1) in the one-game WHEA Quarterfinal Playoff.
- The game will feature the top two power play units in the league with BC in the top spot at 23.1% and BU
right behind at 19.6%. The Terriers also feature the top penalty-killing unit in the country, running at 95% efficiency
- BC's Kelli Stack ranks first in the league in scoring with 21 points (11g,10a) in her senior campaign. Stack
has amassed at least one point in every game and has five multi-point efforts to her credit so far this season. Her
1.75 points per game ranks 10th nationally among Division I skaters.
- Marie-Philip Poulin's 2.00 points per game is best among Div. I rookies. She has registered 16 points (9g,7a)
in just eight games this year. She also leads the nation with three shorthanded goals in her freshman season.
Northeastern vs. No. 8 Providence College - Two-Game Series (Sat. at PC, Sun. at NU)
- The Friars and Huskies tied the season series last year, 1-1-1, with PC winning the last meeting on Feb. 6 by
a 2-1 score. PC did earn the extra point on Nov. 8 in an epic 13-round shootout at Schneider Arena. In the three
meeting last year, NU's Florence Schelling owned a .938 save percentage in two starts, while PC's Genevieve
Lacasse had a .934 save percentage in three starts for the Friars.
- The Friars have allowed a league-low three goals in the first period this season, while Northeastern has scored
a league-high 17 goals in the opening period so far this year.
Connecticut at Vermont (Sat. at Gutterson Fieldhouse)
- The Huskies swept the season series last year by a combined score of 11-2, which included a 2-0 shutout
in their last meeting on Jan. 30 at Freitas Ice Forum.
- Freshman goaltender Roxanne Douville has made a league-high 200 saves in conference games this for the
Catamounts, starting in eight of 12 games this season.
- UConn is coming off a weekend sweep of New Hampshire, as Alexandra Garcia stopped 58 of 59 shots (.983
save%) on the weekend vs. the Wildcats, earning her WHEA Defensive Player of the Week honors on Monday.