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PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence College Women’s No. 13 Hockey Team will host the University of Maine for a home series on Friday, November 18 at 2:00 pm and Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 pm at Schneider Arena.
Exploring the friars
The Friars are currently 10-4-1 overall and 7-3-1 in Hockey East play. The Friars are coming off a midweek shutout of No. 8 Northeastern University. Providence defeated the Huskies, 3-0, on Tuesday, November 15.
sandra abstreiter (Freising, Germany) finished the night with 23 saves and currently has a .944 save percentage with a 1.39 GAA this season. Brooke Becker (Orchard Park, NY) scored the first goal of the night. lauren deblois (Lewiston, Maine) and lindsay bochna (Toronto, Ontario) led the Friars in points with two. DeBlois scored the second goal for the Friars and got an assist on Becker’s goal. Bochna assisted DeBlois and Becker’s goal for two points. claire yo (Massena, NY) scored the final goal for the Friars.
USCHO Division I Survey of Women: November 14, 2022
As of November 14, the Friars are ranked #13 in USCHO’s most recent NCAA women’s hockey rankings. Providencia received 61 votes.
Hockey East Award Winners
Kirchmair was named Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month as announced on November 2. Kirchmair was recognized for leading the Friars in goals with seven and leading all of Hockey East in goals among freshmen.
Kirchmair was named Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week as announced on October 24. Kirchmair was recognized for scoring two goals over the weekend. He has registered seven goals and two assists in eight games this season. He leads the Friars in goals and is second in points with nine.
Abstreiter was named Hockey East Goalie of the Week as announced on October 17. Abstreiter was credited for having another scoreless weekend against Holy Cross. She had a combined 25 saves over the weekend and is the first goaltender in program history to tally four consecutive shutouts.
Abstreiter was named Hockey East Goalie of the Week as announced on October 10. Abstreiter was recognized for her efforts between the pipes after a winless weekend over Union College and RPI, recording a combined 35 saves.
reichen kirchmair (Oakville, Ontario) was named Hockey East Pro-Ambitions Rookie of the Week as announced on
September 26. Kirchmair was recognized for scoring the game-winner with her first career goal against St. Lawrence.
Hockey East Preseason Poll
The Friars were picked to finish fourth in the Hockey East preseason poll, which was released on Tuesday, September 13. Providence received 61 points and was picked 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.
cool faces of friar
Providence welcomes seven new players (three transfers and four freshmen) to the roster for the 2022-23 season. Naomi Neubauerova (Prague, Czech Republic) is a graduate student at Colgate University. Press (Uppsala, Sweden) is a graduate student at the University of Maine. Rachel Weiss (Calgary, Alberta) is a junior at Penn State. The four first-year students are Mégane Quirion (Saint-Eustache, Quebec), kayla kutes (Kirkland, Wash.), reichen kirchmair (Oakville, Ont.) and christina cavaliere (Mississauga, Ont.).
graduate student carolina peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) was named captain for the 2022-23 season, along with alternate captains sandra abstreiter (Freising, Germany) a graduate student, senior lauren deblois (Lewiston, Maine) and graduate student hunter barnett (Caledon, Ontario).
Exploring Black Bears
Maine currently has an overall record of 8-7-0 with a conference record of 6-4-0. The Black Bears are coming off a weekend sweep of Holy Cross with a 4-0 victory on Friday, November 11, and a 4-1 victory on Saturday, November 12. As a team, the Huskies average 34.7 shots per game and maintain a .19 conversion rate on power plays with a 49.2 matchup success percentage.
who to look at
Graduate student Grace Heiting leads the Huskies in points with 13 and in goals with seven. Freshman Lilli Welcke holds the team record eight assists.
Rookie goaltender Brooklyn Oakes has played in eight games for the Black Bears this season. Oakes has recorded 197 saves this season for a .916 save percentage and a 2.41 GAA. Junior goaltender Jorden Mattison has played in seven games this season and has recorded 175 saves. Mattison has a .926 save percentage and a 2.20 GAA.
All-time series with the black bears
Providence leads the all-time series record against Maine, 48-14-13. The last time the Friars played in Maine was in January 2022 when the Black Bears swept the Friars. Los Frailes lost 2-1 on Friday, January 28, and 4-1 on Sunday, January 30.