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UConn Preps for Home-And-Home with Merrimack

Jan. 5, 2017

Game Info

Merrimack vs. UConn

UConn at Merrimack

Date & Time

Friday, Jan. 6 | 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7 | 2 p.m.

Venue

Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum

Lawler Rink

Location

Storrs, Conn.

North Andover, Mass.

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STORRS, Conn. –
The University of Connecticut women’s ice hockey team play a home-and-home series with Merrimack this weekend, beginning at home on Friday, Jan. 6 at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.

The Huskies (9-7-3, 4-4-1 WHEA) are coming off a 4-2 loss to Northeastern Monday to open 2017. After trailing the NU Huskies 2-0, UConn tied the game up 2-2 early in the third period, but fell short at the very end.

Freshman Briana Colangelo (Whitby, Ont.) scored UConn’s first goal at 10:06 in the second and junior Theresa Knutson (Onalaska, Wis.) netted the equalizer at 3:08 in the third. Junior goaltender Annie Belanger (Sherbrooke, Quebec) stopped 27 pucks against Northeastern and now averages a .941 save percentage and a 1.91 goals against.

 UCONN LEADERS
1. Leah Lum – 18 points (11g, 7a)
2. Theresa Knutson – 17 points (8g, 9a)
3. Briana Colangelo – 15 points (5g, 10a)

UConn and Merrimack met earlier this season on November 5 at Lawler Rink where the Huskies dominated the Warriors 7-1. Juniors Leah Lum (Richmond, B.C.) and Knutson both had three points and two other Huskies finished with a multi-point game.

SCOUTING THE WARRIORS
Record: 7-13-2, 3-10 WHEA
The Series: 3-0-1, UConn leads
Last Time Out: Nov. 5, 2017 | North Andover, Mass.| UConn wins 7-1 

Merrimack recently snapped it’s three-game losing streak after defeating Vermont 2-1 in overtime in its 2017 debut. The Warriors closed out 2016 with three-straight losses, two against New Hampshire and one to Providence.

In its most recent victory over Vermont, Merrimack led the Catamounts 1-0 after the first period, but UVM tied it up 1-1 in the second. After a scoreless third period, the game went into overtime, but Merrimack’s Madison Morey notched the game-winning goal 54 seconds into the overtime period.

MERRIMACK LEADERS
1. Katelyn Rae – 17 points (11g, 6a)
2. Paige Voight – 15 points (10g, 5a)
3. Jessica Bonfe – 14 points (9g, 5a)
    Mikyla Grant-Mentis – 14 points (3g, 11a)

UP NEXT…

The Huskies will host another week-day match-up on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. when they welcome Boston University to the Freitas Ice Forum. UConn and BU split the home-and-home series 1-1 when the two met back in early December.


 

 

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