The Huskies take the ice at historic Fenway Park to wrap up their Hockey East series with Maine on Saturday afternoon. UConn posted a 6-3 win over the Black Bears on Thursday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.
This will be the second time in program history UConn will play an outdoor game. The Huskies beat the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 3-1, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Feb. 13, 2011. The game was held during Whalers Hockey Fest that featured NCAA men's and women's games and AHL match-up and a NHL Alumni game between former Hartford Whalers and Boston Bruins players.
Four Huskies have ties to past Frozen Fenway events. Head coach Mike Cavanaugh was an assistant coach at Boston College for the 2010 and 2012 events. Assistant coach Joe Pereira played for Boston University at the 2010 event. Grad student Brian Morgan was a freshman at Maine and played in the 2014 event. Junior Corey Ronan played for St. Sebastian's Prep in high school at the 2012 and 2014 events
In Thursday's win over Maine, Tage Thompson's two-goal night marks his fifth multi-goal game this season and the eighth of his career. UConn has never lost (7-0-1) when Thompson scores two or more. It also marked his seventh multi-point game this year, and 15th of his career.
Junior Spencer Naas scored a goal in his fourth-straight game, one game shy of the longest streak of his career. He had a five-game streak during his freshman season. Over his last four games he has five goals and an assist. Over his last eight games, he as eight points (7g/1a).
Sophomore Max Kalter extended his point streak to four-straight games. He had his third multi-point game of the season and fourth of his career. Kalter has seven points over his last four games (2g/5a).
Sophomore Maxim Letunov's two assists give him a team-leading 15 on the season. It was his eighth multi-point game this year and 17th of his career. UConn is 6-1-1 this season when Letunov has two or more points.
Freshman defenseman Philip Nyberg picked-up his third assist in his fourth game with the Huskies. Nyberg was added to the roster for the spring semester.
The Huskies will take part in Capitol One Frozen Fenway 2017, facing the Maine Black Bears. Four members of the UConn program have past experience with Frozen Fenway.
Head Coach Mike Cavanaugh was an assistant coach at Boston College when the Eagles played at the first ever Frozen Fenway event in 2010, a 3-2 loss to Boston University. He was on the bench again in 2012 when Boston College beat Northeastern, 2-1 at the historic park.
Assistant coach Joe Pereira skated for the BU Terriers in the 2010 game against BC. Then a junior, Pereira scored BU's first goal of the second period to give the Terriers a 2-0 lead on the way to a 3-2 victory.
Grad student Brian Morgan, a transfer from Maine, played for the Black Bears in the 2014 Frozen Fenway event. Morgan had a pair of shots and finished as a +1 as Maine topped Boston University, 7-3.
Junior Corey Ronan played in a pair of Frozen Fenway events when he was in high school, playing for St. Sebastian's Prep. The Franklin, Mass. native played at the 2012 and 2014 Frozen Fenway events, with his team facing Belmont Hill on both occasions.