BU Set for Home-and-Home Series with No. 8 Providence

BU Set for Home-and-Home Series with No. 8 Providence

Women's Ice Hockey (9-6-5, 6-5-4 WHEA) at/vs. #8 Providence (16-4-0, 10-3-0 WHEA)
Date & Time Friday, Jan. 11 (6 p.m.) | Saturday, Jan. 12 (3 p.m.)
Venue Schneider Arena | Providence, R.I. (Friday)
Walter Brown Arena | Boston, Mass. (Saturday)
Tickets Saturday Tickets
Live Stats Friday | Saturday
Watch Friday | Saturday
Notes BU | Providence
Twitter @BUGameDay | @TerrierWHockey

The Boston University women's ice hockey team will begin a home-and-home series with No. 8 Providence on Friday night at Schneider Arena. The teams will then head to Walter Brown Arena on Saturday afternoon.

BU students and kids in eighth grade or below can get free admission to Saturday's game.

HISTORY WITH PROVIDENCE

  • BU is 26-13-3 all-time against Providence, including a 14-2-1 record against the Friars at Walter Brown Arena.
  • The Terriers are also 3-0-0 against Providence at Agganis Arena.
  • They have been less successful at Schneider Arena, posting a 7-11-2 mark at Providence.
  • BU has won 11 straight games at Walter Brown dating back to the 2010-11 season.
  • The Terriers' last win at Schneider Arena was a 4-2 triumph on Jan. 24, 2016.

LAST TIME AGAINST THE FRIARS

FACTS ABOUT THE FRIARS

  • Providence most recently split a weekend home series with Vermont, earning a 2-1 win on Jan. 6 after suffering a 5-4 setback in overtime on Jan. 5.
  • Sophomore Maureen Murphy leads the Friars in goals (19), assists (14) and points (33).
  • Terrier sophomore Jesse Compher (34 points) is the only league player to have more points than Murphy.
  • Senior Christina Putigna (8g, 10a) is second on the squad with 18 points, one of six Friars with at least 10 points.
  • Senior goaltender Madison Myers has started all 18 games in which she has appeared, posting a 15-3-0 record.
  • Myers owns a .940 save percentage and a 1.34 goals-against average.

SUPER SUNDAY AT MAINE

SCHROEDER EARNS WEEKLY AWARD

  • Sophomore goaltender Corinne Schroeder was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
  • She stopped 41 of the 42 shots she saw in two games at Maine this past weekend, including a 20-save shutout on Sunday to lead BU to a 3-0 win.
  • Schroeder finished the weekend with a league-best .976 save percentage and 0.51 goals-against average.

HARD TO BEAT CORINNE LATELY

  • Sophomore goaltender Corinne Schroeder has been sensational for the Terriers this season, but she has really stepped up her game of late.
  • No other goaltender in the NCAA, male or female, has a better save percentage (.973) or goals-against average (0.61) over their last five starts than Schroeder, who has not allowed a 5-on-5 goal in the last 313:11 she has played. 
  • Since Nov. 27, Schroeder is 5-1-1 and leads the league in both save percentage (.959) and goals-against average (1.02). • For the season, Schroeder owns a 1.75 GAA and a .936 save percentage.

DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Since Dec. 1, the Terriers boast the best defense in the NCAA.
  • They have held opponents to an average of 0.86 goals per game since that time, the only school to keep its foes from averaging at least one goal per game.
  • BU has also played the most contests (7) since Dec. 1.
  • That top-ranked defense since Dec. 1 will face the fifth-ranked offense in Providence this weekend, which has averaged 4.0 GPG since Dec. 1.

NEED A GOAL? CALL ON COMPHER

  • Sophomore Jesse Compher continued her stellar sophomore season on Jan. 6 with two points in the 3-0 win at Maine.
  • It was her 11th multi-point game of the season.
  • Only two players in the country have more multi-point games this season than Compher.
  • She assisted on the game-winning goal in that victory, marking the fifth time this season she has factored on a game-winner (3g, 2a).
  • Compher has been held without a point only four times this year.

MORE ON COMPHER'S BIG YEAR

  • Compher leads Hockey East and is second in the NCAA in both points (34) and assists (22).
  • She is also tied for fifth with teammate Sammy Davis in goals (12).
  • In addition, Compher is first in the conference in points per game (1.70) and assists per game (1.10).
  • Those averages rank fourth and third, respectively, in the nation.
  • An NCAA-best 18 of Compher's 34 points have come on the road.

DAVIS DYNAMITE FOR TERRIERS

  • Redshirt junior Sammy Davis notched her third game-winning goal of the season at Maine on Jan. 6.
  • Davis has also assisted on two game-winners this year.
  • She enters the weekend ranked fourth in Hockey East with 25 points thanks to 12 goals and 13 assists.
  • Davis is tied for fifth in the league in goals and is eighth in assists.
  • She is just one point shy of matching her career high of 26 points (17g, 9a), set as a rookie in 2015-16.

QUITE THE DYNAMIC DUO

  • Sophomore Jesse Compher and redshirt junior Sammy Davis are the highest-scoring pair of teammates in Hockey East entering this weekend, having combined for 59 points.
  • Compher and Davis rank third among NCAA duos, behind a trio of Clarkson skaters and two Minnesota players.
  • Their combined 24 goals ranks second among league duos, just one behind a pair of Northeastern skaters.
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