FRIDAY, NOV. 2 // 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, NOV. 3 // 5:20 PM
BOSTON – With the excitement of opening weekend in the record books, the Suffolk women's hockey team turns its attention to the upcoming action where the Rams are scheduled to travel to Anna Maria Friday, Nov. 2 and drop the puck on New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) action the following day against Johnson & Wales. Friday's action is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at the New England Sports Complex in Marlborough, Massachusetts, with the Saturday, Nov. 3 showdown set for a 5:20 p.m. game time in Eastie at the Louis E. Porrazzo Skating Rink.
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LAST TIME OUT
Penalties plagued Suffolk women's hockey as Nichols put away a pair of powerplay goals to take down the Rams, 2-1, Saturday night at Louis E. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink.
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Suffolk slipped in both outings in a home-and-home series with Nichols opening weekend to enter the second week of action 0-2.
Two different Rams have lit the lamp this far this season. Haley Poloskey buried two pucks in the season opener Oct. 26 to lead the way with Payton Dockus scoring once in front of the home crowd the following day. Tess Adams, Shana Cote and Jesse Kennedy have all handed out one assist to add to the offense.
Kristen Caporusso has played all of the action in net for Suffolk thus far this season. With 49 saves, the netminder boasts a .875 save percentage and a .352 GAA.
ABOUT THE AMCATS
Similar to Suffolk, Anna Maria is in its first-ever season. Over their opening weekend, the AMCATS, fell in back-to-back outings to Nazareth to sit 0-2 on the year.
Katahdin Whitney is responsible for Anna Maria's lone goal with the freshman defender scoring unassisted in the program debut last Friday, Oct. 26.
Three different goaltenders have seen time in net for the AMCATS. Sawyer Duncan has put together the most impressive numbers, all off the bench, with 42 saves and just four goals allowed to her credit for a .913 save percentage. Gabrielle Ohanesian has turned aside 52 of the 60 attempts she faced for a .867 save percentage with Gabrielle Gibson rounding out the trio with a .889 save percentage.
Johnson & Wales (0-2) got 2018-19 going with a home-and-home with Sacred Heart last weekend. The Pioneers shutout the Wildcats in both outings, 2-0 and 6-0.
Jasmine Mucci has defended the net in the majority of opening weekend action. Mucci brings in a .962 save percentage and a 1.44 GAA. Taylor Duquette also took the ice in net for the Wildcats and put together a .900 save percentage.
Suffolk will flip the switch and play at home Friday, Nov. 9 against Becker before venturing on the road the next day for a Saturday, Nov. 10 matinee at Salem State.