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No. 13 Women’s Hockey Prepares For Weekend Matchup Against No. 6 Northeastern University.

PROVIDENCE, RI — The Providence College No. 13 women’s hockey team takes on the No. 6 Northeastern Huskies in home-vs-home games this weekend. On Friday, October 28, the brothers will host the Huskies at Schneider Arena for a 6:00 p.m. puck drop before traveling to Boston, Mass. on Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Scout out the monks
The brothers currently stand 7-1-0 overall and 4-0-0 in the Hockey East game. The brothers have another weekend behind them against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. On Friday, October 21, the brothers traveled to Durham, New Hampshire where they defeated the Wildcats 4-1. On Saturday, October 22, the New Hampshire brothers won 2-1 at home.

Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) finished the weekend with 49 saves and is currently holding a .954 save percentage with a 1.00 GAA this season. student in the first year Reich Kirchmair (Oakville, Ontario) scored twice over the weekend and is the Friars’ leading scorer with seven. Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) scored the winning goal with two seconds left on Saturday. Hjalmarsson leads the brothers with 10 points. Noemi Neubauerova (Prague, Czech Republic) also had a great weekend with their first goal of the season on Friday and an assist in the game on Saturday. Ashley Clark (North Weymouth, Mass.) ended the weekend with two assists.

USCHO Division I Women’s Survey: October 24, 2022
As of October 24, the brothers are ranked 13th on the USCHO-NCAA women’s hockey rankings. Providence received 82 votes. The brothers are also No. 13 in the USA Hockey Magazine poll, receiving 58 votes.

Hockey East Award Winner
Kirchmair was named Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week, as announced on October 24. Kirchmair was awarded for scoring two goals over the weekend. She has seven goals and two assists in eight games of the season. She leads the brothers in goals and is second with nine points.

Defeater was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Week, as announced on October 17th. Defeater was awarded another shutout weekend against Holy Cross. She made 25 total saves over the weekend and is the first goalie in program history to make four consecutive shutouts.

Defeater was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Week, as announced on October 10th. Defeater was recognized for her efforts between the whistles following a weekend of shutouts against Union College and RPI, making 35 saves overall.

Reich Kirchmair (Oakville, Ontario) was named Hockey East Pro-Ambitions Rookie of the Week, announced September 26. Kirchmair was recognized for scoring the winning goal with her first career goal against St. Lawrence.

Hockey East Preseason Poll
The brothers were ranked fourth in the Hockey East Preseason Poll released Tuesday, September 13. Providence received 61 points and was selected to finish behind Northeastern (90), Vermont (79) and Boston College (76). The Huskies, who won the 2022 Hockey East Tournament, received nine first-place votes.

Fresh monk faces
Providence welcomes seven new players (three transfers and four newcomers) to the 2022-23 roster. Noemi Neubauerova (Prague, Czech Republic) is a PhD student at Colgate University. Ida Press (Uppsala, Sweden) is a PhD student from the University of Maine. Rachel Weiss (Calgary, Alberta) is a junior from Penn State. The four freshmen are Mégane Quirion (Saint-Eustahce, Quebec), Kayla Kutes (Kirkland, Washington) Reich Kirchmair (Oakville, Ont.) and Cristina Cavaliere (Mississuga, Ontario).

named captains
graduate student Caroline Peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) was named captain along with alternate captains for the 2022–23 season Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) a PhD student, Senior Lauren DeBlois (Lewiston, Maine) and graduate student Hunter Barnett (Caledon, Ont.).

Exploring the huskies
Northeastern currently holds a 7-1-0 overall record with a 5-1-0 conference record. The Huskies are coming off a weekend split against Maine with a 6-1 win on Friday, October 21 and a 0-1 loss on Saturday, October 22. As a team, Northeastern averages 45.6 shots per game and maintains a .138 power play conversion rate with a 56.0 faceoff percentage.

who to see
Graduate student Maureen Murphy leads the Huskies with 12 points comprised of two goals and 10 assists. Graduate student Alina Müller and senior Katy Knoll are tied in the top scorer list with seven goals each.

Senior goalkeeper Gwyneth Philips has started every game between the whistles. Philips has recorded 149 saves this season with a save percentage of 0.968 and a GAA of 0.64.

All-time series with the huskies
Providence currently leads the all-time record against Northeastern 68-67-11. The last time the brothers faced Northeastern was in November 2021, when the Huskies won the first game of the series 5-1 and went 1-1 against the brothers in the second.

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