DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's hockey team will play host to Boston University on Friday at 7 p.m. and head to Providence Sunday (2 p.m.) for a pair of conference games. Links to live stats and video will be available on www.UNHWildcats.com.
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Kristina Lavoie comes into the game as the points leader for the Wildcats, tallying eight on three goals and five assists. Freshman Sara Carlson is tied for the lead in goals (4) and has three assists for seven points while senior Kristine Horn has a pair of goals and five helpers for seven points as well. Jonna Curtis has a pair of goals and four assists in her rookie campaign while classmate Alexis Crossley has four goals and one assist for five points. Three of her goals have been on power plays. Jessica Hitchcock splits her four points with two goals and two assists as Jess Ryan has dished out three helpers for three points. Brittney Redlick has notched a goal in each of the last two games for two points while Hannah Armstrong has matching stats. Kailey Chappell, Arielle O'Neill and Jenna Lascelle each have two points on two assists. Lauren Kirwan has a goal for one point while Caroline Broderick, Katie Brock and Nicole Gifford round out the points with an assist each.
Freshman Vilma Vaattovaara has seen most of the action between the pipes for New Hampshire as she has made eight starts in her nine appearances. She has a tallied a record of 3-6-0 with a goals against average of 3.14 and a save percentage of .895. Marie-Eve Jean has made one start and has a record of 0-1-0. She notched a goals against average of 2.00 and a save percentage of .946. Moe Bradley has played a period in net and made eight saves on nine shots faced.
SCOUTING BOSTON UNIVERSITY:
The Terriers are lead by Marie-Philip Poulin who comes into the game with 16 points on four goals and a team-leading 12 assists. Isabel Menard comes in behind Poulin with four goals and 10 helpers for 14 assists while Sarah Lefort leads the team in goals with eight to go along with her three assists for 11 points. Jill Cardela has lit the lamp twice and dished out eight assists while Jenelle Kohanchuk has three goals and five assists. All three of her goals have been on power plays. Louise Warren has three goals and four assists for seven points while Kayla Tutino has six goals for six points. Half of her goals have been with the power play advantage.
Junior netminder Kerrin Sperry has seen most of the action in net for BU as she has made nine starts and has racked up a record of 6-2-1. She has a 2.67 goals against average and a .905 save percentage and has one shutout. Alissa Fromkin has made one start in three appearances and has a record of 1-0-0. Fromkin has registered a goals against average of 2.07 and a save percentage of .906.
Boston University is coached by Brian Durocher, who is in his eighth year at the helm and as a head coach. He has tallied an overall mark of 138-89-35. He is assisted by Katie Lachapelle and Allison Coomey.
Nicole Anderson leads the Friars with 10 points on six goals and four assists on the season. She has a power play and shorthanded goal as well as a pair of game winners. Haley Frade and Molly Illikainen each have nine points on five goals and four assists while Corinne Buie has four goals and five helpers, matching the nine points. Jessica Vella comes in with eight points on five goals and three assists while Rebecca Morse and Lexi Slattery have matching point totals on one goal and five assists. Allison Micheletti splits her four points on two goals and two assists as Brooke Simpson has lit the lamp once and dished out three assists.
Sarah Bryant has made seven starts on the season, tallying a record of 5-1-1 between the pipes. She has compiled a goals against average of 2.13 and a save percentage of .900. Nina Riley has an 0-2-0 record on a pair of starts with a 4.54 goals against average and a .855 save percentage. Allie Morse has made one start in her two appearances. She has a 1-0-0 record, a 2.47 goals against average and a .800 save percentage.
Head coach Bob Deraney is in his 14th season as a head coach and with the Friars. During his time at the helm, he has tallied a record of 249-173-53. He is assisted by Melanie Ruzzi and Meredith Roth.
Kristina Lavoie returns for the 2012-13 season as the leader in career goals (48) and points (90) among active UNH players. Kristine Horn currently sits atop the assists category with 45 and second in the points category with 68.
Lavoie is also the active leader in games played (110). Horn and Kailey Chappell are right behind her with 109 while Katie Brock and is close behind with 102.
On The Airwaves
A total of five UNH women's ice hockey regular-season games will broadcast live on The Wildcat Sports Radio Network, which consists of WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester), WQSO-FM 96.7 (Portsmouth), WGIN-AM 930 (Rochester), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London) and WASR-AM 1420 (Wolfeboro), WSMN-AM 1590 (Nashua).
It begins with the home opener Oct. 16 vs. Vermont and concludes on Feb. 17 vs. Providence.
Here is the schedule of games (listed time is start of broadcast):
Oct. 16 vs. Vermont (6:55 p.m.)
Nov. 9 vs. Boston U. (6:55 p.m.)
Nov. 20 vs. Quinnipiac (6:55 p.m.)
Feb. 10 vs. UConn (11:55 a.m.)
Feb. 17 vs. Providence (1:55 p.m.)
'Cats on TV
New Hampshire will have two of its home games aired on the WBIN-TV network. The games include Dec. 8 vs. Harvard (2 p.m.) and Feb. 10 vs. UConn (12 p.m.).