The Friars will continue the conference game in a single Hockey East matchup against Boston College. The Eagles will host the Friars on Tuesday, January 24 at 18.00
Providence comes after a 0-2 weekend after falling to Vermont 1-3 (Friday, January 21) and 1-4 (Saturday, January 22) in a road series in Burlington.
In Friday’s game, after drawing Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) for extra man with 1:15 left of the regulation, Lauren DeBlois (Lewiston, Maine) got the Friars within one, 2-1, by a loose puck. DeBlois got help from Isabelle Hardy (Oakville, Ontario) and Claire Tyo (Massena, NY) on his first goal of the season. The Catamounts then put one in the empty net with 8.8 seconds left, securing a 3-1 victory over the Friars.
On Saturday, Hayley Lunny (Bedford, NY) scored the lone goal for Friars 1:10 into the third period, 2-1. Lunny got help from Brooke Becker (Orchard Park, NY) on his fifth goal of the season. Catamounts added two more goals in the third period and ended the match 4-1.
Look at the brothers
The Friars currently have 8-9-5 overall and 5-8-2 in the Hockey East game.
Lindsay Bochna (Toronto, Ontario) and Hayley Lunny (Bedford, NY) leads the Friars on points with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Bochna has six goals in the team with eight assists compared to Lunny’s five goals and eight assists. Caroline Peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) And Brooke Becker (Orchard Park, NY) have nine points each.
Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) and Mireille Kingsley (Sudbury, Ontario) have both seen time in net for the Friars. Abstreiter has 14 starts, 1.70 goals against the average and a save percentage of 0.945. Kingsley made his first career finish against the Merrimack Warriors with 18 saves. She has eight appearances this season with 1.60 goals against the average and 0.942 save percentage.
Hjalmarsson with Team Sweden
Senior Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) has been named Sweden’s Olympic ice hockey team for women for the Beijing Olympics 2022.
Having previously represented Sweden in the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, Hjalmarsson will make his hockey career’s second Olympic appearance. Hjalmarsson is the 11thth player in program history to compete in the Olympics and is one of only six suitors who appeared in several Olympic Games.
In addition to Hjalmarsson’s Olympic selection of Team Sweden, Providence College’s women’s hockey program will also be represented in the 2022 Beijing Games by Associate Head Coach Ali Domenico, who was selected as the assistant coach of Team Canada.
Scouting Boston College
Boston College has 12-11 overall and 10-8 in Hockey East games. The Eagles win back-to-back against the Holy Cross Crusaders in a home-and-home series on January 21 (4-1) and January 22 (3-1).
As a team, Boston College scores an average of 2.2 goals per game while giving up 2.5. The Eagles convert on 9.0% of the powerplay chances and kill 84.4% of the penalties.
Who to look at
Kelly Brown has led the Boston College attack, scoring six goals and 13 assists for a team-high 19 points. Hannah Bilka has scored 9 goals and 9 assists for 18 points while Abby Newhook has scored 17 points on 10 goals and 7 assists.
Abigail Levy has handled most of the work between the pipes and started 21 of the Eagles’ 23 games. She has written a save percentage of 0.936 and 2.36 goals against the average.