Women’s Hockey Resumes ECAC Play at Princeton (Fri.) and Quinnipiac (Sat.)

Women’s Hockey Resumes ECAC Play at Princeton (Fri.) and Quinnipiac (Sat.)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's hockey team will return to ECAC play and travel to Princeton on Friday, Jan. 12 and Quinnipiac on Saturday, Jan. 13. Friday's contest will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network while Saturday's match-up will begin at 3:00 p.m. on ESPN3. 

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Princeton carries a 6-10-4 overall record into the weekend and a 5-8-1 mark in ECAC competition. The Tigers split conference action last weekend, opening the New Year with a 5-2 win over No. 5/5 Cornell on Friday, Jan. 5, and closed out the weekend on Saturday, Jan. 6 with a close 3-2 loss to No. 4/4 Colgate.

Princeton is led by Kiersten Falck, who leads the team in points (14) and assists (13). Carly Bullock has the squad's goal lead with 10 on the year. Three goalies have made appearances on the season, with Steph Neatby leading the way with 16 games started, a 2.20 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage and one shutout for a 4-8-4 record. Alysia DaSilva leads the Tigers in GAA (1.54) and save percentage (.943) with her three starts between the pipes.

Five of the Tigers' six wins on the year have come at Hobey Baker Rink. Both Princeton and its opponents on the season are averaging 2.20 goals per game, while the Tigers have an edge in shots on goal, 32.1-26.9.

Quinnipiac brings a 12-10-2 record on the season into Friday and stands at 8-6-0 in the ECAC. Prior to hosting the Bears on Saturday, Jan. 13, the Bobcats will entertain Yale on Friday, Jan. 12 at 6:00 p.m. Quinnipiac split last weekend's series with No. 4/4 Colgate (Jan. 5) and No. 5/5 Cornell (Jan. 6) with a 2-1 overtime loss versus the Raiders and a 4-0 win over Cornell.

Mackenzie Lancaster leads the team with 18 points, on seven goals and a squad-best 11 helpers. Melissa Samoskevich holds QU's goal lead with nine on the year to go with seven assists for 16 points, second-best on the team. Abbie Ives has seen the bulk of the goaltending duties with 20 starts, and has a 1.83 GAA, a .919 save percentage and two shutouts for a 11-8-2 record.

On the season, the Bobcats lead the ECAC in shots with 725 in 24 games played while No. 3/3 Clarkson ranks second (718).

The Bears are led in scoring by senior Sam Donovan, who has six goals and seven assists for 13 points. Junior Cara Najjar has the squad's assist lead with eight on the year and also has one goal to rank fourth on the Bears in scoring (nine points). Sena Hanson is tied for second in scoring with 11 points, having a team-best eight goals paired with three assists.  Senior Samantha Swanstrom joins Hanson with 11 points (4G, 7A).

Goaltending duties have been shared for the Bears this season with all three goalies - senior Julianne Landry, sophomore Calla Isaac and freshman Lauren Rippy - seeing action. Isaac leads the squad in appearances with 10 on the year, having 30 or more saves in six of those contests.

Brown has played a total of six ranked opponents on the season and has hosted three weekends against ranked foes. The ranked opponents include: No. 8/9 Providence on Jan. 2, No. 8/8 Cornell and No. 3/3 Colgate on Nov. 17-18, No. 7/7 St. Lawrence and No. 3/3 Clarkson on Nov. 3-4 and No. 10 Robert Morris to open the season on Oct. 20-21.

Brown has registered 11 power-play goals so far this season, surpassing its total of 10 for the entire 2016-17 season. The special team scores have come against No. 10 Robert Morris, Union, No. 7/7 St. Lawrence, RV Harvard (2), Dartmouth (2), Boston University (2), Sacred Heart and UConn. Brown generated two power-play goals in its 3-2 conference win at Dartmouth on Nov. 11, which included the game-tying and game-winning goal.

Brown will play a home-and-home series with Yale on Thursday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 20. The Bears will travel to New Haven, Conn. for Thursday's 7:00 p.m. match-up and will return to Meehan Auditorium for Saturday's 1:00 p.m. game. Both contests will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network while Saturday's contest will also appear on ESPN3.