Women’s Hockey: No. 9 Terriers look to clinch home ice in series with New Hampshire

The No. 9 Boston University Terriers (20-6-4, 14-6-3 HEAW) will look to bounce back from their Beanpot finals loss at the hands of Northeastern as they get set to take on the University of New Hampshire Wildcats (!5-12-4, 11-10-3 HEAW) in a home-and-home series this weekend.

The Terriers come into the weekend looking to clinch home ice for the first round of the Hockey East Playoffs with a sweep of the Wildcats. Not only is BU looking to put a heart-breaking loss to the huskies in the rearview mirror, but head coach Brian Durocher’s squad is looking to avenge an ugly loss to the Wildcats at the beginning of the season.

Offensively, redshirt senior captain Sammy Davis continues to pace the Terriers, posting 15 goals and 25 assists for 35 points in 30 games. Junior center Jesse Compher has three goals and three assists over her last four games, tallying 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points in 21 games this season.

Meanwhile senior defender Abby Cook is just four away from her 100th career point, after posting six points (2g, 4a) in her last three contests. On the season, Cook has 9-18-27 totals in 30 games. The Kelowna, B.C., native has gone more than two games without a point just once this season, a four-game scoreless streak spanning from Nov. 2 to Nov. 15.

In between the pipes, junior goaltender Corinne Schroeder has appeared in five starts against the Wildcats, recording a 4-0-1 record in addition to a .963 save percentage and a 1.18 goals-against average. In the loss earlier this season, sophomore Kate Stuart stopped 43 shots, a career-high.

For UNH, senior forward Meghara McManus leads the way on offense, with 16-8-24 numbers in 30 games, while redshirt senior Taylor Wenczkowski and freshman forward Tamara Thiérus each have six goals and 13 assists for 19 points.

In goal, redshirt sophomore Ava Boutilier holds a 10-7-2 record with four shutouts in 21 appearances this season. Boutilier also boasts a .934 save percentage and a 1.93 save percentage on the year.

The Terriers will begin the weekend on the road at the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H., at 2 p.m. before returning home to Walter Brown Arena for the conclusion of the series at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Author: Patrick Donnelly

Patrick is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in public relations at Boston University’s College of Communication. Patrick is a co-director and the hockey editor at WTBU Sports. He aims to cover the NHL and the Boston Bruins for a living and to become a hockey insider. From Lynn, Massachusetts, Patrick is a graduate of Malden Catholic High School (’18) and is a huge Boston sports fan, avid golfer, and hockey fanatic. His favorite teams and athletes include, the Bruins, the New England Patriots, Tiger Woods, and Mark Scheifele. Co-host of the podcast, The Duck Boat Report, at WTBU Sports, and writer for Black ‘N Gold Hockey. He writes columns on the PGA, Bruins, and NHL for WTBU Sports. Patrick is also a Francis Ouimet Scholar. Find his author page at WTBU Sports, follow him on Twitter @PatDonn12, and check out his portfolio (patrickdonnellyportfolio.wordpress.com).

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