Hockey East Rivals Collide as Eagles and Huskies Play Home-and-Home Series
Nov. 15, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The No. 5/6 women's hockey team (4-3-2, 3-2-1 WHEA) return to Hockey East play with a weekend home-and-home series with the No. 8/9 Northeastern Huskies (8-1-2, 4-1-1 WHEA) on Friday and Sunday. The Eagles are coming off a 3-3 tie at Dartmouth on Monday night while the Huskies are coming off a tie of their own, 4-4 against Vermont on Sunday.
BC carried a 3-1 lead into the third period against the Big Green but saw a late Dartmouth rally force a 3-3 tie in the waning minutes. Megan Miller got the nod in goal and played sharp in her first action since November 3 in stopping 28 of 31 shots. Melissa Bizzari recorded her first goal since December 3, 2011 and Alex Carpenter extended her point streak to seven games with an assist on Emily Field's power play goal in the second period. Carpenter now has seven goals and seven assists in her last seven games.
The Eagles and Huskies meet for the first time since Northeastern advanced to the Beanpot finals with a shootout victory over BC on January 31, 2012. The Eagles have left Matthews Arena with wins in their last three visits dating back to the 2010-11 season.
This season, the Huskies have gotten stellar production from Kendall Coyne (12g, 9a), Casey Pickett (9g, 7a), and Rachel Llanes (5g, 9a). Coyne has twice won Athletic Republic Player of the Week honors and was named Player of the Month for October. Goaltender Chloe Desjardins (8-1-2, 1.63 GAA, .940 save percentage) has won Defensive Player of the Week honors three times and was named Defensive Player of the Month for October.
The Eagles will compete in the Nutmeg Classic at Yale University next weekend with a game Friday night against Quinnipiac and a game against the winner of UConn/Yale on Saturday.
Notes: Northeastern leads the all-time series 30-22-6 ... The Eagles are 13-4-2 against Northeastern under Katie King Crowley ... BC has outscored Northeastern 10-3 in their last three meetings at Matthews Arena.