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Huskies Ready for Nutmeg Classic this Weekend

Huskies Ready for Nutmeg Classic this Weekend

Storrs, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women’s ice hockey team prepares for the Nutmeg Classic in Hamden, CT starting on Friday, Nov. 25 through Saturday, Nov. 26. The Huskies take on Sacred Heart on Friday at 6 p.m ET. 

Quinnipiac University will be hosting the two-day event with the Nutmeg Classic Championship game on Saturday. This weekend’s tournament features UConn, Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac, and Bemidji State. 

Last year, UConn lost to Quinnipiac in the Nutmeg Championship game 3-2. The Huskies will look to compete against the currently ranked No. 4 Quinnipiac if they advance to the championship game on Saturday. If they do not advance, they will play in the consolation game against the loser in the first game on Saturday.  

The Huskies are coming off an 0-2 home and home series last weekend against Boston University. UConn is now ranked No. 15 in the national poll. They currently stand at 10-6-2 overall and 6-6-2 in Hockey East play. Leading the way for UConn are Jada Habisch and Coryn Tormala. They combine for 12 goals, 12 assists, and 24 points on the season. 

Scouting Quinnipiac 

Quinnipiac is 12-1-0 overall and coming off a 5-2 win last Saturday against St. Lawrence. Guiding the way for the Bobcats is Shay Maloney with nine goals, nine assists, and 22 points. 

Scouting Bemidji State 

Bemidji State is 3-12-1 overall and coming off an 0-2 home and home series against No. 1 ranked Ohio State. Last game, Callie Forsberg got one in the back of the net against the top ranked opponent, but the Beavers came up short in the two-game series. 

Scouting Sacred Heart 

Sacred Heart is 5-9-1 overall and coming off a 3-1 win against Post University on Tuesday. Leading the way for the Pioneers is Delaney Mackay as she has put up eight goals, four assists, and 12 total points on the season. 

Up Next 

Following the Nutmeg Classic, the Huskies will take on the University of New Hampshire in a two-game series in Durham, NH on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3. Puck drop for the first game is scheduled for 6 p.m. and puck drop for the second game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Both games can be seen on ESPN+. 

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