Boston University (7-15-1, 6-12-1 HE) at Maine (11-14-0, 8-10-0 HE)
Friday, Jan. 20 – 4 p.m.
Alfond Arena – Orono, Maine – ESPN+
BOSTON – The Boston University women’s ice hockey team hits the road to face Maine on Friday (Jan. 20) in the third and final game of the teams’ season series.
The Black Bears swept a weekend series in Boston on Dec. 2-3 by scores of 3-0 and 3-2.
- The Terriers are coming off a shootout win against No. 13 Providence on Tuesday following a 2-2 draw with the Friars.
- BU has scored on two of its past three power-play chances
- Senior Julia Nearis ranks first on the Terriers in points (16) and goals (8) and junior Lacey Martin has 13 points, including a team-best nine assists.
- Senior Nadia Mattivi has 12 points on four goals and eight assists while sophomore Christina Vote (2g, 8) has 10 points and freshman Sydney Healey (4g, 5a) and junior Catherine Foulem (3g, 6a) have nine apiece.
- Junior Clare O’Leary has scored both of her goals this season in the past four games.
- Graduate student Andrea Brändli was named to the HCA National Women’s Goalie of the Year Watch List and ranks 10th in the nation in save percentage (.932).
HISTORY WITH THE BLACK BEARS
- BU is 32-21-3 (.620) all-time against Maine, including a 15-10-0 record (.600) at Alfond Arena.
- The teams faced off just twice last season and each team won at home.
- Nine of the past 10 meetings have taken place at Walter Brown Arena.
SCOUTING THE BLACK BEARS
- Maine has opened its second half with four straight losses, including a 5-0 setback at No. 7 Northeastern on Saturday to close out a 10-game road stretch.
- This is the Black Bears’ first home contest since Nov. 12.
- Maine earned home sweeps against rival New Hampshire and Holy Cross and also have league wins over Northeastern and UConn in addition to non-conference victories against LIU and Saint Anselm.
- Maine is 7-0-0 when leading after the first but 0-7-0 when trailing after one period.
- Freshman twins Luisa (7g, 9a) and Lilli Weicke (4g, 12a) share the team lead in points with 16 apiece.
- Senior Mira Seregely has 13 points on the strength of a team-best eight goals while grad student Grace Heiting and sophomore Alyssa Wruble each have seven goals and six assists.
- Freshman Brooklyn Oates…