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February 23, 2012
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: LEAGUE QUARTERFINAL PLAYOFFS BEGIN THIS WEEKEND AT CAMPUS SITES
~ Providence hosts Maine Saturday; Boston U. entertains UNH on Sunday ~
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Providence College and Boston University host WHEA quarterfinal games this weekend

No. 5 Maine at No. 4 Providence College (Sat. at Schneider Arena, 2pm)

• The teams tied the season series with Maine winning the most recent game on January 22 at Schneider Arena, a 3-2 overtime win for the Black Bears. PC's Genevieve Lacasse made 38 saves in the loss, while Brittany Dougherty (1g,1a) and Danielle Ward (1g,1a) each notched two points apiece in the victory.

• The Friars own a 2-0 all-time record vs. Maine in the Hockey East Tournament. The two team met last year at Schneider Arena in the quarterfinals and PC was victorious by a 5-2 score on Feb. 26, 2011.

• Genevieve Lacasse's 150 career saves in the WHEA Tournament is tied for second best all-time along with Northeastern's Florence Schelling. They both need just 15 saves to break Jana Bugden's (PC) record of 164 saves. Her last start in the tournament was a 58-save effort in a 3-2 overtime loss to Boston College on March 5, 2011 in the WHEA semifinals at BU.

• Maine owns a 7-2-1 record in its last 10 games heading into the tournament. Brittany Ott owns a 1.67 GAA and a .941 save percentage during that 10-game stretch for the Black Bears.


No. 6 New Hampshire at No. 3 Boston University (Sun. at Walter Brown Arena, 3pm)

• The Terriers won the season series, 2-1 with UNH this year, including the most recent meeting at the Whittemore Center on February 4 by a 5-1 score. Isabel Menard notched a career-high five points (1g,4a) in the game for BU. Emma Clark scored the lone goal of the game for the Wildcats.

• BU's Jenn Wakefield finish her career in Hockey East play as the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of the conference with 71 goals in 73 career games. Wakefield passed Kelli Stack's previous record of 68, which she set last year for Boston College. Wakefield finished this season as the conference's scoring champion with 31 points (14,17a) in 19 games for the Terriers.

• This will be the first meeting between the two teams in quarterfinal play, the team have each won a game in the semifinal round. Most recently, the Terriers shutout UNH, 4-0 at Schneider Arena on March 6, 2010.

• In the 13 games of the 2012 calendar year (all against Hockey East teams), Kristina Lavoie is averaging 1.46 points per game (19 points; 11g, 8a). Lavoie averaged 1.00 ppg in league play with 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points in 21 games

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