#9 Providence Women’s Hockey Wins Sixth Straight Game, Sweeping Merrimack
The No. 9 Providence College women’s hockey team defeated Merrimack College, 4-1, on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Schneider Arena. The Friars win over Merrimack marks their sixth-consecutive victory as the team improves to 15-4-1 (11-3-1 Hockey East).
Providence – 4 | Merrimack – 1
Providence – 15-4-1 (11-3-1 HEAW) | Merrimack – 5-12-1 (4-11-1 HEAW)
Schneider Arena | Providence, R.I.
GAME FLOW & NOTES
-The Friars’ Reichen Kirchmair (Oakville, Ontario) netted unassisted goal on a breakaway 1:28 into the first period.
-Kirchmair’s goal marks her 10th of the season.
-Providence carried a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
-Both teams skated through the second period scoreless.
-Noemi Neubauerova (Prague, Czech Republic) kicked off an action packed third period with a goal at the 2:32 mark. Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) assisted on the goal.
-Two minutes later Rachel Weiss (Calgary, Alberta) deepened the Friars lead to 3-0 when she netted a goal with help from Lily Martinson (Allen, Texas) and Lauren DeBlois (Lewiston, Maine)
-At the 9:00 mark of the third period, Madison Oelkere scored Merrimack’s lone goal unassisted.
-Hjalmarsson returned 12:47 into the final period with the Friars’ last goal, bringing the score to 4-1. Caroline Peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) and Claire Tyo (Massena, N.Y.) were each credited with an assist.
-Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) finished the day with 15 saves.
-The win over Merrimack gives the Friars their sixth-consecutive win.
Power plays: 0/5
Penalty Kill: 1/1
Power plays: 0/1
Penalty Kill: 5/5
PC GAME HIGHS
Shots: DeBlois (8)
Goals: Kirchmair, Hjalmarsson, Neubauerova, Weiss (1)
Assists: Hjalmarsson, Martinson, DeBlois, Peterson, Tyo (1)
Points: Hjalmarsson (2)
The Friars will face No.4 Quinnipiac University for a home-and-home series on Friday, Dec. 9 at Schneider Arena and Saturday, Dec. 10 in Hamden, Conn.
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