DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey game against ECAC Eastern Women's Hockey League rival Providence College on January 6th will be broadcast live by New Hampshire Public Television and WTSN-1270 AM. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 2 p.m.
The January 6th matchup between New Hampshire and Providence College will be the 93rd meeting in this series, which dates back to the 1977-78 season; no other two women's ice hockey teams have played each other as many times. UNH leads the series at 54-31-7 for a .625 winning percentage.
Over the 92 meetings, the Wildcats have a 26-7-3 ledger at home, including 7-1-0 at the Whittemore Center since its opening for the 1995-96 season, for a .764 winning percentage.
UNH head coach Karen Kay has guided the Wildcats to a 21-12-3 record against her alma mater, PC. This includes a 9-1-1 mark in home games [7-1-0 at the Whitt].
Thirty-five of the 92 games have either ended in a tie or been decided by one goal. More than half of Providence's 31 victories - 17 - have been by just one tally. New Hampshire has recorded 11 one-goal victories.
Last season, the teams split the series with each team winning on home ice. The Friars' 2-1 victory at Schneider Arena stopped UNH's 11-game unbeaten streak (9-0-2) in the series. Later in the year, the 'Cats were 6-2 victors at the Whitt.
In Providence, Allison Edgar gave New Hampshire a 1-0 lead late in the first period. PC's Kim Mathias netted goals 3:27 apart in the middle stanza to give the Friars the final margin of victory.
In Durham, Kristine Butt scored 15 seconds into the game and Nicole Stefanilo scored less than two minutes later to give the 'Cats a quick 2-0 lead. The Friars pulled within 3-2 midway through the second period. Kira Misikowetz extended the advantage to two goals with 51 seconds remaining in the middle stanza, however, and UNH struck twice in the third period.
UNH, ranked No. 7 in the nation, takes an 11-5-1 overall record (6-1-0 ECAC East) into the Jan. 4 game at Quinnipiac University.