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WEEKEND PREVIEW: UNH, PROVIDENCE MEET IN TWO-GAME SERIES; NORTHEASTERN TRAVELS TO MAINE
~ Vermont heads south for series with No. 3 BU; No. 2 BC, UConn play series ~
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Providence College and New Hampshire will skate in a home-and-home series this weekend

New Hampshire vs. Providence - Two-Game Series (Fri. at PC; Sun. at UNH)

- The two teams tied the first meeting of the season series (2-2) on November 11. Jessica Vella (Pickering, Ont.) had a game-high two points (1g,1a) for the Friars, while Nina Riley (Lexington, Mass.) notched 36 stops in the tie.

- Senior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ont.) has seven points (4g,3a) in nine career games vs. Providence.

- The Wildcats shutout UConn on Monday night by a 4-0 score. Sophomore forward Hannah Armstrong (Newmarket, Ont.) her first career hat trick vs. the Huskies.

- The Friars have won their last three contests by a combined score of 18 to 5. Jessica Vella has three goals in her last three games for Providence.


No. 2 Boston College vs. Connecticut - Two-Game Series (Sat. at BC; Sun. at UConn)

- The Eagles won the first meeting of the season by a 8-0 score on January 27 at Conte Forum. Sophomore forward Alex Carpenter had a game-high five points (3g,2a) for the Eagles. Carpenter currently leads the Hockey East scoring race with 35 points (17g,18a) in 16 games in league play.

- Two of UConn's last five games had gone to overtime. The Huskies own a 1-2-3 record in OT games this season.

- Sophomore defenseman Caitlin Hewes (Stillwater, Minn.) leads league play with 32 blocked shots in 16 games for the Huskies.


Vermont at No. 3 Boston University - Two-Game Series (Sat., Sun. at Walter Brown Arena)

- BU won the first meeting of season by a 5-2 score on Jan. 25 in Burlington. The Terriers' line of Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Que.), Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) and Jordan Juron (Latham, N.Y.) combined for seven points (4g,3a) in the win.

- The Catamounts were a perfect 16-for-16 on the penalty kill last weekend in the two-game series vs. Maine.


No. 10 Northeastern at Maine - Two-Game Series (Sat., Sun. at Alfond Arena)

- Northeastern shutout Maine in their first meeting on the series on October 27 (3-0). Sophomore Chloe Desjardins (Saint-Prosper, Beauce, Que.) notched 23 saves in her third career shutout.

- The Huskies won their second straight Beanpot tournament title and their 16th overall with a 4-3 victory against No. 2 Boston College on Tuesday night at Matthews Arena. Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) was named the tournament's MVP with five points (3g,2a) in two games for the Huskies.

- Senior Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) has started the last nine games in net for the Black Bears. She has 30+ saves in four of her last nine starts.

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