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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hockey Log Extra

Ten key dates on the PC women’s 2010-11 schedule

Friday, September 25: Part I of a two-game exhibition series with McGill University at Schneider Arena. The Friars will tune up with the help of the Canadian Interuniversity powerhouse for the second straight season.

Friday, October 1: The first of two regular season-opening visits to Robert Morris University.

Saturday, October 9: The Friars’ first regular season home game versus St. Lawrence.

Friday, October 22: A visit from Rensselaer will mark the first women’s hockey bout between the Friars and Engineers, whose male counterparts once clashed for the NCAA championship a few generations ago in 1985.

Friday, October 29: PC’s first 2010-11 Hockey East game and the lone visit of the season from the defending conference champion Boston University Terriers, who according to numerous sources have just signed Canadian Olympic hero Marie-Philip Poulin. Poulin, the youngest member of the Mighty Maple Leaf team, nailed both goals in her country’s 2-0 gold medal triumph over the United States in February and is occasionally labeled the Sidney Crosby of women’s hockey.

Saturday, November 27: The 16th annual Mayor’s Cup game across town at Brown University.

Sunday, November 28: A visit from Union College will mark the Friars’ first-ever encounter with the Dutchwomen and conclude the interleague portion of the 2010-11 season.

Saturday, December 4: The first of three routine regular season meetings with time-honored rival New Hampshire, and the first of two PC-UNH bouts to be conducted on the Divine Campus this season.

Sunday, December 5: The first face-off with Connecticut since the Huskies abolished the Friars from the WHEA semifinals in March. The rematch will be conducted on the same Schneider pond and almost precisely nine months to the day of the fateful playoff bout.

Sunday, February 20: Senior Day versus Vermont.

The full schedule, as it was tentatively released on Wednesday, can be viewed here via the team’s website: