Women's Ice Hockey Starts NEHC Season On The Road
|Game 3: HOLY CROSS (2-0-0, 0-0-0 NEHC) VS. PLYMOUTH STATE (0-1-1, 0-0-0 NEHC)|
|DATE:||Fri., Nov. 4 at 6:00 p.m.||LOCATION:||Plymouth, N.H.|
|SERIES RECORD:||Holy Cross Leads, 12-0-0||LAST MEETING:||6-2, Holy Cross (Nov. 20, 2016)|
|LIVE STATS:||Presto Sports||LIVE VIDEO:||Game Central|
|Game 4: HOLY CROSS (2-0-0, 0-0-0 NEHC) VS. ST. MICHAEL'S (0-2-0, 0-0-0 NEHC)|
|DATE:||Sat., Nov. 5 at 1:00 p.m.||LOCATION:||South Burlington, Vt.|
|SERIES RECORD:||Holy Cross Leads, 36-0-1||LAST MEETING:||9-2, Holy Cross (Feb. 27, 2015)|
|LIVE STATS:||Presto Sports||LIVE VIDEO:||N/A|
The Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team will begin NEHC play on the road with two games this weekend. The Crusaders will travel to Plymouth State on Nov. 4 at 6:00 p.m. before heading to South Burlington, Vt. the following day to face St. Michael’s at 1:00 p.m.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CRUSADERS
- Holy Cross opened its season 2-0-0 for the fourth straight year after sweeping Sacred Heart in two contests last weekend. The Crusaders won 3-1 on Oct. 28 before overcoming a 2-0 deficit in the third period to pull away with a 3-2 win over the Pioneers on Oct. 29. To read the recap, click here.
- Junior co-captain Kara Violette leads the Crusaders with three points, consisting of two goals and one assist. She has tallied at least one point in her last seven games played.
- Sophomore goaltender Alex Barnes is 2-0-0 in the cage, holding a .939 save percentage for a 1.50 goals against average. Barnes stands 7-2-0 for her career.
- Sophomore forward Sam Girard has two goals this season, including the game-winner scored in the 3-2 victory over Sacred Heart in the home opener on Oct. 29. Girard was named NEHC Player of the Week. To read the story, go here.
- Sophomore forward Julie Matthias has one goal and one assist for two points.
- The Crusaders have started conference play with a win for the last three years.
- Averaging 3.00 goals per game, Holy Cross is 2-for-7 on the power play, while remaining perfect (0-for-9) on penalty kills.
DYNASTY ON THE HILL
- The Crusaders look to build on the program’s numerous years of consistent success. Click here to read the story.
SCOUTING THE PANTHERS
- Plymouth State is 0-1-1 to start its season after a 4-4 tie with Buffalo State and a 3-0 loss to Morrisville State at the Buffalo State Tournament from Oct. 28-29.
- Plymouth State went 10-16 last season with a 6-11 mark in conference. The Crusaders defeated the Panthers, 6-2, in the two teams’ most recent meeting on Nov. 20, 2015, as five Crusaders notched multiple points in the win. To read the recap, go here.
- Holy Cross leads the all-time series against Plymouth State, 12-0-0.
- Both Caitlin Connor and Shannon Hickey lead the scoring for the Panthers with three points each. Connor has three assists, while Hickey has two goals and one assist.
- In net, Emelie Lindqvist has played the entirety of both games for Plymouth State, holding a .870 save percentage with a 3.39 goals against average.
- The Panthers average 2.00 goals per game, while going 2-for-12 on the power play.
- Head coach Mykul Haun is in his first season at the helm of the Panthers.
SCOUTING THE PURPLE KNIGHTS
- St. Michael’s is 0-2-0 after falling to SUNY Postdam twice last weekend. The Purple Knights will host Franklin Pierce on Nov. 4 before facing Holy Cross.
- Last season, St. Michael’s went 6-19-2 and 3-13-1 in the NEHC. The Crusaders went 4-0 against St. Michael’s last year, defeating the Purple Knights, 9-2 in the two teams’ most recent meeting during the NEHC Open Tournament on Feb. 27. Senior forward Elizabeth Scala notched three points in the win. To read the recap, go here.
- Holy Cross leads the all-time series, 36-0-1 against St. Michael’s.
- Tori Hubbard, Lauren Cuculino and Kaitlyn Wurzer each have one point to lead St. Michael’s.
- Abby Burke has seen the most time in net for the Purple Knights, recording a .917 save percentage and a 3.01 goals against average for a 0-1-0 mark.
- The Purple Knights are 1-for-15 on the power play, averaging 0.50 goals per game.
- Head coach Chris Donovan is in his 17th season with St. Michael’s.