Boston University (3-5-0, 2-4-0 HE) vs. #12 Providence (7-2-1, 4-1-1 HE)
Friday, Nov. 4- 7 p.m.
Walter Brown Arena – Boston, Mass. – ESPN+
Saturday, Nov. 5 – 3 p.m.
Schneider Arena – Providence. R.I. – ESPN+
The Boston University women’s ice hockey team enters its fifth straight Hockey East home-and-home weekend by hosting No. 12 Providence on Friday (Nov. 4) at Walter Brown Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
- The Terriers are coming off a 5-2 home win over Merrimack on Saturday to split a weekend series with the Warriors.
- Freshman Sydney Healey scored a goal in each contest, including Saturday’s game-winner, and was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week.
- Junior Lacey Martin earned two assists in each game against Merrimack while senior Julia Nearis scored a pair of power-play goals in the victory and added an assist on Friday.
- Nearis has a team-best seven points on four goals and three assists while Martin is right behind with six points – all assists.
- Freshman Clara Yuhn (3g, 2a), sophomore Christina Vote (1g, 4a) and graduate student Jesse DeVito (1g, 4a) have contributed five points apiece.
- Graduate student Andrea Brändli ranks sixth nationally in save percentage (.955) and eighth in goals-against average (1.26).
- BU has scored four power-play goals thus far this and has also give up four power-play tallies
SCOUTING THE FRIARS
- Providence had a six-game win streak snapped last Friday in a 4-1 loss to Northeastern.
- The Friars and Huskies then skated to a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
- Graduate student Sara Hjalmarsson leads the Friars in points with 11 on four goals and seven assists.
- Freshman Reichen Kirchmair has nine points on the strength of a team-best seven goals while graduate student Noemi Neubauerova also has nine points with a pair of goals and seven helpers.
- Graduate student Sandra Abstreiter has started in goal all 10 games and sports a 1.39 goals-against average to go along with a .945 save percentage.
BU-PROVIDENCE SERIES HISTORY
- BU is 31-17-4 all-time against Providence.
- The Terriers are 10-13-3 in meetings at Schneider Arena and 19-4-1 at home.
- The Terriers will take their first long trip of the season next weekend when they visit Vermont for a two-game set starting on Friday.