November 26, 2002

Women's Icers Set To Face-Off Against Cross-Town Rival Providence In 8th Annual Mayor's Cup Tonight At Meehan

Nov. 26, 2002

Providence, RI - The women's hockey team will be hosting the eighth annual Mayor's cup against cross town rival Providence College tonight, Nov. 26th, at 7:00 p.m. in the newly renovated Meehan Auditorium. The two teams, who are both ranked in the top ten in the nation, will be competing for city bragging rights. The Bears won the Cup last year, shutting out the Friars 4-0 at Scheinder Arena. Brown has won the Mayor's Cup five times while Providence claimed the title once back in 1997-99. The two battled to a scoreless tie in 1999-00. Brown is currently ranked seventh in the country with a 4-3-1 record while Providence moved up to sixth in the rankings this week after an upset victory to fourth ranked Dartmouth on Saturday, improving its record to 7-3-1. Directly following tonight's game at Meehan Auditorium, Mayor John Lombardi will be in attendance to present the trophy to the winning team.

Tonight's match-up marks the 47th meeting between Brown and Providence. Although the Friars lead the series 26-19-1, the Bears have out-scored the Friars 36-7 the last ten meetings going 9-0-1, including four shutouts dating back to 1997. Directly following tonight's game at Meehan Auditorium, Mayor John Lombardi will be in attendance to present the trophy to the winning team.

Brown picked up two impressive wins over Cornell and Colgate over the weekend. The Bears out-shot the Big Red 59-14 en route to a 9-1 victory on Friday. Fourteen different players recorded points for Brown in the game with junior Katie Lafleur leading the way with two goals and two assists. The following day, Brown shutout Colgate 5-0, holding the Red Raiders to just five shots the entire game. Sophomore Jessica Link doubled her team-leading six points to 12 points this weekend, scoring a goal and two assists in each of the two games.

The Friars come into tonight's game after an upset victory over #4 Dartmouth on Saturday. Providence had ten different players tally points as it defeated the Big Green 5-2 for its fifth-straight win. Senior Jenn Butsch leads the Friars with seven goals and seven assists for 14 points. Freshman goalkeeper Jana Bugden has been solid in net with a .930 save %, 1.58 gaa and 6-2-1 record.

Click below for a PDF file of Game Notes for tonight's match-up.
Game Notes-Brown vs. Providence