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WHOC Returns to Hockey East Action

Morgan Fisher is 1-1-0 in two starts for the Huskies (PC: Steve Slade).
Oct. 18, 2017


FRIDAY: STATS | VIDEO | @UConnWHOC

SUNDAY: STATS | VIDEO | @UConnWHOC

STORRS, Conn. --
Coming off a weekend sweep of Union, the UConn women's ice hockey team gears up for Hockey East action when No. 3 Boston College comes to town on Friday night at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. Puck drop is at 6 p.m. (ET).

The Huskies (3-2-0, 0-1-0 WHEA), riding a two-game winning streak, will then travel on Sunday to play Boston University at 3 p.m. (ET) in the Walter Brown Arena.

Friday's action will be broadcast on Husky Vision, with Jack Templeton on the call, while the BU game on Sunday can be viewed for free on the Patriot League Network. Updates @UConnWHOC on Twitter will also be provided.

UConn outscored Union, 11-1, in a pair of victories over the Dutchwomen on Friday and Saturday. Sophomore Briana Colangelo earned Hockey East Player of the Week after posting a five-point weekend, including two goals in Friday's 6-1 win.

Colangelo leads the team with four goals this season, while being tied with freshman Natalie Snodgrass for a team-high seven points. Seven different Huskies have tallied goals, with Colangelo and senior Leah Lum garnering a +5 rating.

Sophomore goaltender Morgan Fisher recorded a 24-save shutout in Saturday's 5-0 victory, while Snodgrass notched a pair of unassisted goals to lead the offense.

The Huskies are 14-28-8 in the all-time series with Boston College and 10-23-4 against Boston University. UConn went 2-1-0 against the Terriers in the 2016-17 season, while going 0-2-1 against the Eagles.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS

No. 3 Boston College (3-0-0, 0-0-0 WHEA) finds itself in familiar territory being featured in the Top 5 of the USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll. The Eagles were picked to finish first in the Hockey East Preseason Coaches' Poll. After a pair of wins over No. 8 Minnesota Duluth to start the season, BC most recently beat Quinnipiac on Tuesday, 4-2.

Boston University (0-3-0, 0-3-0 WHEA) is riding a three-game losing skid entering this weekend, as the Terriers travel to play Maine on Friday before a visit from the Huskies. Coming off a trip to the WHEA Semifinals in 2016-17, BU has 12 of 23 players listed as underclassmen.

HOCKEY NIGHT IN STORRS

The UConn men's and women's ice hockey program hosted the first-ever `Hockey Night in Storrs' on Tuesday in the Freitas Ice Forum. Team introductions, NHL skills competitions and a Blue & White Scrimmage took place in front of an excited crowd. Full recap HERE.

EVERYONE CONTRIBUTING

UConn had 11 different players record points this past weekend against Union, including five-point series from Colangelo and Snodgrass. Sophomore forward Catherine Crawley scored her first two goals of the season on Friday, while freshman Morgan Wabick notched her first-career tally.

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