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Women's Hockey to Host First Hockey East Games This Weekend

Holy Cross Athletics   10-24-2018

Holy Cross (0-5-2, 0-2-0 HEA)
vs. Boston College 
(5-2-0, 2-0-0 HEA)
& Merrimack (4-1-2, 1-1-1 HEA)

Dates • Time: Oct. 26 & 27 • 7:05 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass.
Arena: Hart Center
Tickets: Oct. 26 • Oct. 27
Live Stats: Oct. 26 • Oct. 27
Video: Oct. 26 • Oct. 27
Live Tweets: @HCrossWHockey
Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
Tale of the Tape
HC BC/MC
.71 Goals/Game 2.57/2.29
3.29 Goals Allowed/Game 1.43/1.29
24.6 Shots/Game 31.6/29.6
4.4 Penalties/Game 4.6/2.9
0% Power Play 16.7%/12.5%
72.4% Penalty Kill 85.7%/95.0%

PDF Game Notes

Holy Cross to Host First Hockey East Games

  • The Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team will play host to its first ever Hockey East home games this weekend. First, the Crusaders will take on No. 6 Boston College on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a matchup against Merrimack on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Recapping Last Weekend

  • Holy Cross played in its first home-and-home series last weekend against Brown.
  • The Crusaders dropped both games, but put up a good fight.
  • In Friday’s 3-1 loss at Brown, senior Maeve Reilly scored her first goal of the season with seniors Amanda Kewer and Danielle Doherty picking up the assists.
  • Then in Saturday’s 4-0 loss at home, the Crusaders may not have been able to find the back of the net, but they did outshoot the Bears, 32-27.

Unfamiliar Faces

  • This will be the first ever meeting between Holy Cross and both Boston College and Merrimack.

Scouting the Eagles

  • Boston College has started the season off strong with a 5-2 record and has gone undefeated in Hockey East so far.
  • The Eagles have been led by Makenna Newkirk’s eight points from two goals and six assists. Daryl Watts leads the team with four goals.
  • In goal, Maddy McArthur has started all seven games and posted a .939 save percentage and a 1.43 goals against average.
  • Boston College’s only two losses were in its first two games of the season at No. 9 Minnesota-Duluth. Since then, the Eagles have bounced back to go 5-0, including a pair of wins at No. 10 St. Lawrence.
  • The Eagles have three olympians who skated for Team USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics on their current roster: redshirt freshman Cayla Barnes, and seniors Kali Flanagan and Megan Keller.

Scouting the Warrriors

  • Merrimack has also started the season out well, going 4-1-2 with the only loss coming at the hands of Boston College.
  • The Warriors just missed out on the Hockey East playoffs last season, so they will be looking to bounce back.
  • Merrimack has been led by Katelyn Rae’s seven points from five goals and two assists.
  • Samantha Ridgewell has started all seven games in goal and has accumulated a 1.26 goals against average with a .959 save percentage.

Linemate Success

  • Reilly, Kewer, and Doherty have been linemates for the majority of games this season and have seen a good amount of success together recording three goals and four assists.
  • Kewer leads the team with four points on two goals and two assists, Doherty has recorded two assists, and Reilly scored her first goal of the season at Brown.

Up Next

  • The Crusaders will host Northeastern next Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m and wil travel to Maine on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2:00 p.m.

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