Women's Hockey to Host First Hockey East Games This Weekend
Holy Cross Athletics 10-24-2018
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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