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November 11, 2011
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: NO. 9 NORTHEASTERN TRAVELS TO VERMONT; PROVIDENCE FACES UCONN AND UNH
~ Maine hosts Niagara; UConn entertains PC; UNH heads to No. 6 Boston U. ~
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Vermont hosts Northeastern for a two-game set this weekend

No. 9 Northeastern at Vermont - Two-Game Series (Fri., Sat. at Gutterson Fieldhouse)

• Florence Schelling earned back-to-back shutouts against UConn last weekend with a 23 and 24-save efforts.

• The Catamounts are coming off a 4-1 road road victory at New Hampshire last Thursday. UVM's line of Meghan Huertas, Emily Walsh and Amanda Pelkey recorded five points (2g,3a) in the game. Roxanne Douville tallied 33 saves in net for Vermont.

• Freshman forward Kendall Coyne has amassed a point in all nine games for the Huskies so far this season. She has six points (4g,2a) in her last three games for Northeastern. Coyne leads all Hockey East rookies with 14 points in nine games (1.56 points per game)


New Hampshire at No. 6 Boston University (Sat. at Walter Brown Arena)

• UNH has an 18-5-3 lifetime record vs. BU, but the Terriers have the 4-1-0 edge in the last five meetings.

• Freshman Jenn Gilligan has started eight of 10 games for the Wildcats this season posting a 2.34 GAA.

• Sophomore Kerrin Sperry has registered six straight starts with 30+ saves and has allowed three goals or less in five of those starts.


Providence at Connecticut (Sat. at Freitas Ice Forum)

• PC enjoys a 29-9-4 record all-time against Connecticut. PC swept the season-series a year ago, most recently capturing the program's first outdoor game, 4-3, on February 13, 2011.

• Laura Veharanta accounted for three goals and two assists, while Ashley Cottrell added two goals and two assists and senior Abby Gauthier contributed seven assists in three games last week for the Friars.


Niagara at Maine - Two-Game Series (Sat., Sun at Alfond Arena)

• The Black Bears own a 4-2-0 record in non-conference games this season.

• Myriam Croussette's 15 points rank second among league skaters and her eight goals ranks second best as well.


New Hampshire at Providence (Sun. at Schneider Arena)

• Ten skaters recorded a point, four tallied multiple points, in the 5-4 overtime win at Dartmouth last Sunday. Eight players combined to produce nine assists with Bryanna Farris tallying two helpers.

• New Hampshire and Providence continue one of the longest rivalries in women's ice hockey at Schnieder Arena on Sunday, when these programs face off for the 130th time. UNH leads the series 73-44-12 with a 26- 21-5 road record. PC has had the upper hand the past two years with a 5-1-0 ledger against the Wildcats. UNH ended a five-game losing streak in the series in the most recent meeting (Jan. 15, 2011) with a 2-1 road win.

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