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#3 Eagles Return to Hockey East Action This Weekend

Jan. 25, 2013

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At Providence (Saturday, 2 p.m.): Video ($), Gametracker, @BC_WHockey on Twitter

Vs. Connecticut (Sunday, 3 p.m.): Video, Gametracker, @BC_WHockey on Twitter

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The #3 women's hockey team (17-4-2, 10-2-1 WHEA) returns to Hockey East action this weekend against Providence and UConn in "Skating Strides" games this weekend.

Entering its seventh season, the Hockey East Skating Strides program has raised nearly $200,000 for various breast cancer charities, including a record $45,215 total in 2012.  More details on the Hockey East Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer program can be found here.

The Eagles are looking to rebound from a 3-2 loss at Mercyhurst on Saturday which snapped team record 18-game unbeaten and 13-game winning streaks.  BC erased a 2-0 deficit with goals from Melissa Bizzari and Blake Bolden but a third period Lakers power play goal proved to be the difference as goaltender Corinne Boyles lost for the first time since opening night against BU.

Alex Carpenter looks to extend her 21-game point streak after receiving Athletic Republic Hockey East Co-Player of the Week honors for the third time this season.

The Friars (11-10-4, 5-5-2 WHEA) enter the game coming off an 8-7 loss to Northeastern on Sunday, the highest scoring game in WHEA history.  Molly Illikainen notched four points in the loss as the Friars look to avenge a 6-1 loss to BC back on Nov. 7.

The Huskies (3-19-2, 1-10-0 WHEA) and Eagles will meet for the first of three meetings this season on Sunday. Connecticut is coming off a two-game sweep at the hands of New Hampshire last weekend and they are led by Michela Cava (8-6-14) and in goal by Elaine Chuli (3.46 GAA, .898 save percentage).  This will mark the first meeting between the two teams since a 6-2 BC win on Feb. 12 of last season.

The Eagles will travel up to Orono to take on Maine next Saturday before opening round action of the Beanpot against Harvard takes place on Feb. 5.

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