No. 4/5 WIH Heads to Providence, Hosts Maine
Oct. 27, 2011
Chestnut Hill, Mass. –The No. 4/5 Boston College women’s ice hockey team opens up a six game conference slate when it heads to Providence (1-5-2, 1-1-0 Hockey East) for a 7 p.m. meeting on Friday, Oct. 28. The Eagles (4-1-1, 1-0-1 Hockey East) then return home to face Maine (5-3-0, 1-1-0 Hockey East) on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m.
Fans unable to attend are invited to watch the live-streams as the Eagles square off against the Friars and the Black Bears. Live stats will also be available courtesy of GameTracker for both Providence and Maine.
Providence split its first weekend of Hockey East play, falling to Vermont, 3-2, in the opener and topping the Catamounts, 4-3, the next time out. In game one, Vermont junior Emily Walsh broke a 2-2 tie with less than five minutes to play after the Friars had led 2-1 heading into the third. Providence returned the favor when freshman Beth Hanrahan posted her second goal of the day when she sent a wrister over Kelci Lanthier’s right shoulder with 29 seconds in regulation to end the 3-3 stalemate.
Maine also split their opening weekend of conference play. Myriam Croussette registered a goal and two assists to help the Black Bears build a 4-1 advantage heading into the third period and goaltender stopped 24 shots to hold off Connecticut, 4-3. When the two sides made their way to Storrs, Conn., the following day, Uconn netminder Nicole Paniccia denied Maine 31 times to earn a 3-0 shutout.
The Last Time Out
Scouting the Eagles
Freshman forward Alex Carpenter (5g, 4a) leads the Eagles with nine points, while junior defender Blake Bolden (2g, 5a) and freshman forward Emily Field (3g, 4a) are second on the team with seven. Carpenter’s 1.50 points per game this season is fourth best in the country by a rookie and Bolden’s 1.17 is fifth highest among defensemen.
Junior Corinne Boyles has started every game for the Eagles. The Wheaton, Ill., native carries a 2.14 goals against average and .906 save percentage through 365 minutes.
Scouting the Friars
Corinne Buie (1g, 4a) leads the offense with five points, while Kate Bacon (2g, 0a) and Beth Hanrahan (2g, 0a) are the top goal scorers for Providence. Each of Bacon’s two goals have come on power plays.
Genevieve Lacasse has started all seven games in net for PC. The senior has totaled 223 saves for a .921 percentage. In 419 minutes, Lacasse has produced a goals against average of 2.72.
Scouting the Black Bears
Myriam Croussette’s (6g, 5a) 11 points is second most in the league. The forward’s has pegged opposing goalies for two power play goals and once as a short-handed side this season. Danielle Ward (6g, 3a) has netted three game-winners for Maine to tie Crousette for the team-high in goals with six. Six players have at least five point heading into this weekend.
Three different keepers have seen time in net for the Black Bears, but Brittany Ott is most often looked too. In five starts, Ott has delivered 114 stops and a .898 save percentage. Her 2.69 goals against average is nearly a full point than Kylie Smith’s 3.67 GAA. Smith has made two starts in three appearances.