PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – The Brown women's ice hockey team (1-3-0, 1-3-0 ECAC) will head to New York for the second time this season, as it continues ECAC play against St. Lawrence (4-5-0, 2-0-0 ECAC) and #3 Clarkson (8-2-0, 2-0-0 ECAC). The Bears will play eight of their fourteen games before the holiday break on the road, taking three separate trips to the Empire State and one to Montreal. This weekend also marks the third time this season that Brown will face a ranked opponent, as they have been defeated by #2 Cornell (2-0) and #6 Harvard (3-0) in tightly fought contests.
The Bears will take on the Saints at Appleton Arena in Canton, New York at 7:00pm on Friday before heading to Potsdam on Saturday for a 4:00pm game against the Golden Knights at Cheel Arena. Brown fans who would like to follow the action from home can do so with live stats or video, both of which can be accessed through the women's ice hockey schedule page at brownbears.com.
Last Time Out: Brown opened up its home schedule last weekend with games against Harvard and Dartmouth at Meehan Auditorium. In Friday night's contest against the sixth-ranked Crimson, the visiting team shone offensively while the Bears held their own on the blue line. Harvard out shot Brown, 38-5, but the impressive play of goalie Katie Jamieson (Waterloo, Ontario), combined with a team-wide defensive effort, held them to three goals on the night. The Bears returned to the ice on Saturday afternoon, playing an aggressive 60 minutes against the Big Green, with both teams generating and obliterating scoring opportunities. Junior goaltender Aubree Moore (Bowie, MD) made 22 saves in net, but Dartmouth was able to capitalize on a power-play opportunity to score the lone goal of the contest. Heading into this weekend, seven different players lead Brown in scoring, all with one point, while both goaltenders are among the top performers in the league. Moore ranks third in both GAA (1.01) and save percentage (.960), while Jamieson is fourth in save percentage (.946) and sixth in GAA (2.00).
Brown vs. St. Lawrence
Series record: 24-22-2, St. Lawrence
Current streak: St. Lawrence, 16 wins
First meeting: 1/13/84 (St. Lawrence, 7-6)
Last Brown win: 3/4/05 (3-0)
Last St. Lawrence win: 2/4/12 (3-1)
Last tie: 1/18/03 (5-5)
Coach Bourbeau vs. St. Lawrence: 0-2-0
A Look at St. Lawrence: The Saints enter Friday's contest against Brown on a four-game winning streak, having completed a sweep of the UNH Wildcats in Durham last weekend to bring their season record to 4-5-0. While they have played five games against ECAC opponents, only two of those were league contests giving them a 2-0-0 mark on the young season. Kelly Sabatine leads the team in scoring and goals with nine points on four goals and five assists. Rylee Smith (3-5-8) and Amanda Boulier (0-7-7), the team's leader in assists, have also contributed significantly. Carmen MacDonald has started all nine games in net, making 201 saves for a GAA of 2.47 and a .905 save percentage. St. Lawrence will complete its weekend with a game against Yale at home on Saturday.
Brown vs. Clarkson
Series record: 9-7-1, Clarkson
Current streak: Clarkson, three wins
First meeting: 2/1/80 (Brown, 5-4)
Last Brown win: 1/12/07 (1-0)
Last Clarkson win: 2/3/12 (4-3, OT)
Last tie: 11/19/10 (1-1)
Coach Bourbeau vs. St. Lawrence: 0-2-0
A Look at Clarkson: The Golden Knights traveled to Grand Forks last weekend, splitting a two-game series against #9 North Dakota and extending their overall record to 8-2-0. The third-ranked team has faced three ECAC opponents, but only two of the games counted towards their league record of 2-0-0. Jamie Lee Rattray leads the team in scoring and goals, contributing 19 points (9g, 10a) to the offense. Danielle Skirrow has registered six goals during this year's campaign, while Erin Ambrose (2-14-16) and Carly Mercer (2-12-14) have each tallied 16 points. Erica Howe has guarded the crease for nine games, stopping 207 shots for a GAA of 1.45 and a save percentage of .941. Clarkson will face Yale on Friday night before taking on the Bears in a Saturday afternoon contest.