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STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s ice hockey team looks for its first wins in Hockey East action this weekend when it travels for road games at Boston University on Friday night and Maine on Sunday afternoon.
Coming off a 1-0-1 weekend against Rensselaer at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum, the Huskies (4-3-2, 0-2-1 WHEA) return to league play with trips to Boston, Mass. and Orono, Me. Puck drop is on Friday at 7 p.m. (ET) and Sunday at 2 p.m. (ET).
Live streams will be available to fans for free, via the Patriot League Network and Maine All-Access. For the Huskies, it will be their second trip to the Walter Brown Arena this season to play BU, falling 6-2 in the first matchup on Oct. 22.
Sophomore goalie Morgan Fisher earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, following her 30-save shutout of RPI in Saturday’s 0-0 tie. It was the second shutout of the year for Fisher.
In Friday’s 4-1 win over the Engineers, nine different Huskies recorded a point in the victory – including senior captain Justine Fredette racking up a goal and assist in the win.
Sophomore Briana Colangelo and freshman Natalie Snodgrass are tied with a team-high nine points (4g-5a-9p), averaging one point per game this season. Meanwhile, UConn’s scoring defense (1.67 goals/game) ranks first in Hockey East, with Fisher and senior goalie Annie Belanger leading the charge.
UConn trails in the all-time series against BU (10-24-4), but leads the Maine series (30-15-7) and has won nine of the last 10 meetings.
The Terriers (2-6-1, 1-5-1 WHEA) have struggled in Hockey East play this season, but it was a different story against the Huskies back on Oct. 22. BU rolled past UConn, 6-2, in the first meeting at the Walter Brown Arena. Through nine games, the Terriers rank last in scoring defense (2.89 goals/game) in Hockey East.
1. Victoria Bach – 5g – 8a – 13p
2. Rebecca Leslie – 6g – 5a – 11p
3. Reagan Rust – 2g – 4a – 6p
The Black Bears (7-5-0, 2-2-0 WHEA) have won two straight entering the weekend, including a 4-2 win over Northeastern on Tuesday night. Prior to Sunday’s meeting with UConn, Maine will host Providence on Friday night. Maine already has a pair of wins over ranked opponents this season in No. 9 Quinnipiac on Sept. 30 and No. 10 Robert Morris on Oct. 14.
1. Tereza Vanisova – 4g – 13a – 17p
2. Brooke Stacey – 5g – 4a – 9p
3. Michelle Weis – 2g – 7a – 9p
MAKING A HABIT
Fisher is the third Husky this season to receive Hockey East recognition, following Colangelo’s Player of the Week honor on Oct. 16 and Belanger’s Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 23. UConn’s sophomore goalie currently leads the conference in goals against average (0.99) and save percentage (.962).
HUSKIES IN HOCKEY EAST
Scoring Offense – 7th (2.56 goals per game)
Scoring Defense – 1st (1.67 goals per game)
Penalty Minutes – 9th (6.0 minutes per game)
Power Play – 6th (4 of 28, 14.3-percent)
Penalty Kill – 8th (19 of 27, 70.4-percent)
*Nine teams in WHEA.