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Women's Ice Hockey Travels To Bowdoin; Hosts Wesleyan

Holy Cross Athletics   11-25-2016
Game 8: HOLY CROSS (7-0-0, 5-0-0 NEHC) VS. BOWDOIN (1-0-1, 1-0-1 NESCAC)
DATE: Sat., Nov. 26 at 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Brunswick, Maine
SERIES RECORD: Bowdoin Leads, 3-1-2 LAST MEETING: 4-1, Holy Cross (Nov. 28, 2015)
LIVE STATS:  Presto Sports  LIVE VIDEO: Northeast Sports Network

 

Game 9: HOLY CROSS (7-0-0, 5-0-0 NEHC) VS. WESLEYAN (2-1-0, 0-0-0 NESCAC)
DATE: Sun., Nov. 27 at 7:05 p.m. LOCATION: Worcester, Mass.
SERIES RECORD: Holy Cross Leads, 12-4-3 LAST MEETING: 7-4, Holy Cross (Nov. 29, 2015)
LIVE STATS:  NeuLion LIVE VIDEO: N/A

The Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team will face two NESCAC opponents this weekend. First on Saturday, Nov. 26, the Crusaders will travel to Brunswick, Maine to take on Bowdoin at 7:00 p.m. The following day, Holy Cross will return to Worcester to host Wesleyan at 4:05 p.m. at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CRUSADERS

  • The Crusaders remain undefeated with a 7-0-0 overall record and 5-0-0 NEHC mark after most recently taking down Franklin Pierce, 3-0 on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Sophomore forward Sam Girard notched a team-leading four points, while junior goaltender Tessie Salatas made 22 saves and earned her first career assist and shutout in the victory. To read the recap, click here.
  • Junior co-captain forward Kara Violette has scored at least one point in 12 straight games. She currently ranks fourth in the conference and leads Holy Cross with 14 points, consisting of seven goals and seven assists.
  • Joining Violette in leading the offense is Girard, who shares a team lead with seven goals and has four assists for 12 points this season, which is seventh in the conference. Girard has tallied at least two points in three consecutive games. Girard and Violette, with seven goals each, are tied for second in the NEHC.
  • With six assists this year, freshman defender Hannah Gillis is seventh in the conference in defensemen scoring and eighth overall in freshmen scoring.
  • Salatas has seen the most time in the cage this season and is undefeated in net for Holy Cross, holding a 19-0-0 career record and 5-0-0 conference mark. With a 1.50 goals against average and .923 save percentage, she ranks in the conference’s top 10.
  • Holy Cross is fourth in the NEHC with 33 goals, a 4.71 scoring offense and 1.43 scoring defense. The Crusaders have allowed just 10 goals this season, which is third in the conference.
  • Holy Cross is 34-for-37 on penalty kills, while going 5-for-27 on the power play.

SCOUTING THE POLAR BEARS

  • Bowdoin is third in the NESCAC with a 1-0-1 overall record, most recently coming off a 3-0 win over Colby on Nov. 20.
  • Last season, the Polar Bears went 8-14-2 overall, holding a 5-10-1 conference mark, as the Crusaders captured a 4-1 win in the two teams’ most recent meeting on Nov. 28, 2015. To read the recap, click here. Bowdoin leads the all-time series versus Holy Cross, 3-1-2.
  • Maureen Greason and Brigit Bergin lead Bowdoin with three points each. Kerri St. Denis has seen the most time in net for the Polar Bears, holding a 1.85 goals against average and a .909 save percentage for an 0-0-1 record.
  • Bowdoin averages 2.50 goals per game, while allowing 1.00 goals per game. The Polar Bears are 0-for-5 on the power play and 7-for-8 on the penalty kill.
  • Head coach Marissa O’Neil is in her seventh year with Bowdoin.

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS

  • Wesleyan stands 2-1-0 overall after most recently defeating Salve Regina, 4-3 on Nov. 22.
  • The Cardinals are coming off a 4-17-2 overall record and 1-13-2 NESCAC mark in 2015-2016. Holy Cross leads the all-time series, 12-4-3 versus Wesleyan, taking down the Cardinals, 7-4, in the two teams’ last meeting on Nov. 29. To read the recap, click here.
  • Wesleyan is led by Rachel Aronow, Jessica Brennan and Alex Horton, who each have three points. Sam Smith has seen the most time in net for the Cardinals, holding a 4.00 goals against average and a .855 save percentage for a 1-1-0 record.
  • Wesleyan averages 3.33 goals per game and has 10 goals this season, which both rank first in the NESCAC. The Cardinals allow opponents an average of 3.67 goals per game and a total of 11 goals on the season.
  • The Cardinals are 2-for-15 on the power play and 12-for-15 in penalty kills.
  • Head coach Jodi McKenna is in her ninth season at the helm of Wesleyan.  

KEEP CONNECTED

  • Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossWHockey and on Facebook. You can also get the latest news and results on the team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here.

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