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Women's Ice Hockey Faces Off With Boston University for First Time in 2008

STORRS, Conn. (January 18, 2008) - The University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team will travel to Boston, Mass. to take on Hockey East opponent Boston University in a single-game conference match-up on Saturday afternoon at the Walter Brown Arena.

The Huskies, who are currently 15-4-3 overall and 6-2-1 in Hockey East play, will face the Terriers for just the seventh time in program history.

Boston University has an overall record of 7-9-1 and a league posting of 4-3-0. The Terriers are currently on a four-game winning streak, including a 3-2 overtime battle win over previously ranked Boston College.

UConn is led this season by sophomore Dominique Thibault (L'Orignal, Ont.) who has a team-high 31 points (16g, 15a) in 20 games played. Senior co-captain Jaclyn Hawkins (Manotick, Ont.) has a team second-best 26 points (9g, 17a) as she leads the Huskies in assists this season. Junior Nicole Tritter (Toronto, Ont.) and freshman Jennifer Chaisson (Cumberland, Ont.) have added 14 points each, respectively. Sophomore Amy Hollstein (Pembroke, Mass.) posts 13 points this season, with five goals scored and eight assists.

Junior Brittany Wilson (Nepean, Ont.) leads the Huskies in goal this year with 425 saves in 17 games played. She holds a current record of 9-3-3 on the season and has a save percentage of .926 for the Huskies. Jennie Bellonio (Guilford, Conn.) has also seen time in goal for the Huskies, posting a 6-1-0 overall record and 169 saves.

The last time out for the Huskies featured a Chaisson showcase, as the freshman recorded six points in the two-game weekend series against Vermont. Chaisson picked up two goals and one assist in the Friday night match-up and followed that performance with three assists in the Saturday afternoon game. Hawkins and sophomore Cristin Allen (Pickering, Ont.) also came up big for the Huskies, both recording two goals in the second UConn-Vermont match-up of the weekend.

UConn will take on Boston University at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday before hosting Boston College next Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.