TUESDAY, JAN. 8 //6:00 PM
BOSTON – After being on a break for nearly a month, the Suffolk women's hockey team returns to the ice Tuesday, Jan. 8 when the Rams welcome Franklin Pierce to Louis E. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink for a non-conference bout. Puck drop is set for 6 p.m. in Eastie.
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LAST TIME OUT
Suffolk women's hockey capped off its first semester with a 4-2 victory over Castleton in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) action at Spartans Arena Dec. 8.
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Suffolk (8-4-1) entered the midseason break second in its league standings at 5-2-1 versus conference competition and looks to prep for league play once again Tuesday night.
A quartet of skaters have produced double figures thus far offensively paced by Tess Adams' 18-point effort behind an eight-goal, 10-assist season through 13 games. Shana Cote matches Adams' team-best eight goals to go with six helpers to sit second on the squad with 14 points. Madison Duff (1g, 9a) and Jesse Kennedy (5g, 5a) share third on the team in points with 10 apiece.
Kristen Caporusso is the blue-and-gold's go-to goalie. The sophomore enters Tuesday's tilt with a 1.78 GAA and a .921 save percentage through 13 games played and 12 starts.
Franklin Pierce heads to the Bay State after sweeping a two-game series with SUNY Potsdam last weekend that put the Ravens at 10-7 on the year.
FPU's 58-goal offense is led by Nicole Amato and Haley Parker, who have each found the back of the net 11 times. In addition to her scoring, Parker has a knack to set-up shots as well, with the sophomore dishing out a team-high 13 assists to sit atop the team in points with 24. Amato, meanwhile is third on the team in points with 16 with Marissa Massaro's (7g, 11a) 18 good for second.
The Ravens have used three different netminders rather regularly in net. Emme Ostrander has seen the most action in net with nine games and eight starts on her belt in which she has put together a 1.80 GAA and a .932 save percentage. Jessica Strack (2.13 GAA, .910 save %) and Kelly Turney (2.76 GAA, .886 save %) have each taken the ice in five contests.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk and Franklin Pierce will meet for the first time.
WHAT'S TO COME?
Suffolk well venture to Biddeford, Maine this weekend for a two-game series at the University of New England.