Women's Hockey to Host Maine for Two-Game Series
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s hockey team will host the University of Maine for a two-game series this Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13 with both games starting at 1:05 p.m. on their respective days.
Saturday's game is part of "'Sader Saturday" where there are four separate home events including men's and women's basketball and men's ice hockey. Tickets are available to all four events for just $12. Saturday is also Jersey Day and any child 12 and under who wears a jersey to the games gets in for free.
• Last weekend’s games, 4-3 and 6-3 losses to UConn, marked the highest two-game goal total for the Crusaders on the season.
• Rachel Moore led the way with five points from three goals and two assists, including a career-high three points in Friday’s matchup. She earned ckSmithSuperior Crusader of the Week honors for her efforts. Moore now has 10 points (5g, 5a) on the season.
• Emma Lange is second in all of Hockey East with 53 blocked shots.
• In conference games, Maeve Reilly and Magier are tied for 10th, each with two power play goals. Magier is also tied for eighth in freshman scoring with two goals and four assists for six points.
Scouting the Black Bears
• Maine has been led this season by Tereza Vanisova and her 14 goals and five assists for 19 points, but she won’t be availbale for this weekend’s series due to disciplinary action from the league for an incident in the Black Bear’s most recent game.
• The next highest point scorer for Maine is Celine Tedenby who has accumulated 16 points on the year.
• Carly Jackson has seen the most time in goal for the Black Bears, starting 15 of their games. She has a .925 save percentage and a 2.01 goals against average.
• On the year, Maine has converted on 13.0% of its power plays and killed 82.1% of its penalties.
Last Time Against Maine
• In the only other meeting between these two sides, the Black Bears claimed the 8-0 victory in Orono.
• Cailey Hutchison and Lydia Murray scored two goals each in the contest for Maine.
• The Crusaders picked up their first Hockey East win in program history in their first-ever upset of a top-five team when they knocked off then-No. 5 Northeastern, 5-3, last Friday, Nov. 30 at the Hart Center.
• Matthias led Holy Cross with four points in the game, coming from four assists. She was named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week for her performance.
• Moore scored her first and second collegiate goals to help the Crusaders to the historic win. Magier, Reilly and Amanda Kewer all also found the back of the net against the Huskies, with Antonia Matzka, Lange, and Magier picking up assists.
• Jada Brenon stopped 34 shots in the contest and earned ckSmithSuperior Crusader of the Week honors for her efforts.
Top of the Class
• While the top scorer on the team is a junior in Moore, the seniors have the top overall point total out of any class.
• Six seniors have recorded at least one point for a total of 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points with Matthias leading the way with nine points.
• The freshmen are next as a class with four student-athletes combining for a total of six goals and 10 assists for 16 points. Magier has nine of those points, while four belong to Lange.
• The Crusaders will get their first crack at Boston University next weekend in a pair of games, at home on Friday, Jan. 18 and in Boston on Saturday, Jan. 19.
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