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No.12 Women’s Hockey Travels To Boston College For Friday Night Matchup

PROVIDENCE, RI — The No.12 Friars travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Friday, February 3, for their first game of the season against the Boston College Eagles. The puck falls at 6:00 p.m. in the Conte Forum.

Scout out the monks

The brothers are currently 18-8-4 overall and 13-6-4 in the Hockey East game. The brothers exit matchups against the University of New Hampshire and the University of Maine over the weekend. On Friday, January 27, the brothers defeated the University of New Hampshire 7-4. On Saturday, January 28, the brothers drew 4-4 in overtime against the University of Maine. The brothers won the shootout 2-1 and earned the extra hockey east point.

Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) finished the weekend with 44 saves and is currently holding a .929 save percentage with a 1.79 GAA this season. Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) the brothers led by six points over the weekend. Hjalmarsson recorded three goals and two assists against New Hampshire and another against Maine. Noemi Neubauerova (Prague, Czech Republic) scored three points with two goals and an assist on Friday.

USCHO Division I Women’s Poll: January 30, 2023
As of January 30, the brothers are ranked 12th on the most recent USCHO NCAA women’s hockey ranking. Providence received 79 votes.

Hockey East Award Winner

Sara Hjalmarsson was named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week, as announced on January 30, for scoring her fourth career hat-trick against the University of New Hampshire on January 27.

Claire Tyro was named Hockey East Defender of the Week, as announced on December 12, for making three assists in a single game on December 10.

Sara Hjalmarsson was named Hockey East Player of the Week, as announced on November 21. Hjalmarsson was recognized for his four-goal game against Maine on November 19.

Defeater was named Hockey East Stop It Goaltender of the Week, announced Nov. 21. Defeater was recognized for her sixth shutout of the season and 63 saves over the weekend.

Kirchmair was named Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month, as announced on November 2nd. Kirchmair was recognized for leading the Friars with seven goals and among freshman goals across Hockey East.

Kirchmair was named Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week, as announced on October 24. Kirchmair was awarded for scoring two goals over the weekend. She has seven goals and two assists in eight games of the season. She leads the brothers in goals and is second with nine points.

Defeater was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Week, as announced on October 17th. Defeater was awarded another shutout weekend against Holy Cross. With 25 total saves, she became the first goalie in program history to make four consecutive shutouts.

Defeater was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Week, as announced on October 10th. Defeater was awarded after a weekend of shutout against Union College and RPI, totaling 35 saves.

Hockey East Preseason Poll
The brothers were ranked fourth in the Hockey East Preseason Poll released Tuesday, September 13. Providence received 61 points and was selected to finish behind Northeastern (90), Vermont (79) and Boston College (76). The Huskies, who won the 2022 Hockey East Tournament, received nine first-place votes.

Fresh monk faces
Providence welcomes seven new players (three transfers and four newcomers) to the 2022-23 roster. Noemi Neubauerova (Prague, Czech Republic) is a PhD student at Colgate University. Ida Press (Uppsala, Sweden) is a PhD student from the University of Maine. Rachel Weiss (Calgary, Alberta) is a junior from Penn State. The four freshmen are Mégane Quirion (Saint-Eustache, Quebec), Kayla Kutes (Kirkland, Washington) Reich Kirchmair (Oakville, Ont.) and Cristina Cavaliere (Mississuga, Ontario).

named captains
graduate student Caroline Peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) was named captain along with alternate captains for the 2022–23 season Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) a PhD student, Senior Lauren DeBlois (Lewiston, Maine) and graduate student Hunter Barnett (Caledon, Ont.).

Exploring the eagles
Boston College currently holds a 15-12-1 overall record with a 13-10-0 hockey east record. The Eagles’ matchup last weekend was against the University of Vermont and Merrimack College. On Friday, January 27, the Eagles lost 3-2 to the Vermont Catamounts. On Saturday, January 28, Boston College defeated Merrimack College 4-0. As a team, Boston College averages 30.3 shots per game and maintains a .077 conversion rate on power plays with a faceoff percentage of 50.1.

who to see
Senior Hannah Bilka leads the Eagles with 32 and 21 points and assists, respectively. Sophomore Abby Newhook leads the team with 14 goals.

Graduate goaltender Abigail Levy has played 22 games for the Eagles. Levy has recorded 11 wins and 672 saves for a savings percentage of .942 and a GAA of 1.86.

All Time Series with the Eagles
Providence currently leads the all-time record against Boston College 56-42-3.
The last time the brothers faced the Eagles was in January 2022. The brothers fell 4-2 to the Eagles on January 25.

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