Women’s Hockey vs. Northeastern Quick Hits
· The pace of Northeastern’s crease carousel should have rookie Florence Schelling getting the nod for Saturday, which would all but certainly pit her against another primordial freshman phenom in PC’s Genevieve Lacasse.
· The Huskies, like the Friars breaking in their 21-game Hockey East agenda, stand at 2-0-2 with a 3-2 win over RPI, 6-0 stamping of Union, and two shootout losses at Bemidji State (0-0 and 2-2 regulation scores). The aforementioned Schelling garnered an official shutout in the technical scoreless tie with a 40-save bushel against the Beavers.
· NU’s two wins this month equates their victory count of the previous four Octobers combined.
· Save for the one-sided triumph over Union, the Northeastern net crew has faced no fewer than 40 opposing stabs per night so far.
· NU’s top scorers: Kristi Kehoe (5-1-6); Alyssa Wohlfieler (4-2-6); and Julia Marty (0-5-5);
· PC junior forward Arianna Rigano –a St. Anselm transfer over the summer- will confront her former Hawks’ coach in Dave Flint, appointed to the NU bench in late June. Rigano scraped out a 48-27-75 scoring transcript over 53 games played in her two years under Flint.
· Site: Matthews Arena, 1:00 face-off
· Media: an online audio broadcast will be offered per friars.com, the Northeastern athletics’ website will post updated stats and video through the course of the game.
Men’s Hockey vs. Bowling Green Quick Hits
· The CCHA-based Falcons pay their second visit to The House That Lou Built in three seasons. They inflicted a 4-2 pinching on the Friars October 20, 2006. Current PC senior forward Nick Mazzolini pitched in a goal and assist in the losing effort that night.
· BGSU’s senior goaltender Jimmy Spratt –a 2004 seventh-rounder to Calgary, is the program’s lone existing NHL futures satellite.
· BGSU’s top scorers: Dan Sexton (1-4-5); James Perkin (2-1-3); six others tied with 2 points
· The Falcons come bearing a 1-1-1 record, fresh off a 5-3 falter at Boston College last night. Spratt authorized all five goals on a fairly shallow bushel of 18 Eagle shots. BGSU inserted two shorthanded goals, one power play conversion, and allowed three BC man-up strikes in the loss.
· Site: Schneider Arena, 7:00 face-off
· Media: Online audio streaming, Gametracker, Cox Sports TV
Quick Feeds: Four of the PC men’s nine freshmen made their debut in last night’s 4-0 loss to Northeastern: goaltender Justin Gates, defensemen Bryce Aneloski and David Brown, and forward Matt Bergland. Bergland assumed the right wing of the starting line, opposite Ian O’Connor and John Cavanagh. Brown was linked with David Cavanagh on the third D-unit and joined Matt Taormina on the points to start each power play…Last night’s scratches: Eric Baier, Andy Balysky, Chris Eppich, Paul Golden, Rob Maloney, John Mori, Danny New, Ryan Simpson, Shawn Tingley, and Matt Tommasiello…The Friars’ second line of Greg Collins, Kyle MacKinnon, and Austin Mayer were on the ice for three of Northeastern’s four strikes…Last night’s reported attendance: 2,117.
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