|FEBRUARY 17 | 3 p.m.
NEW ENGLAND HOCKEY CONFERENCE
EDWARD T. BARRY ICE RINK • BOSTON, MASS.
|UMASS BOSTON BEACONS
(10-11-4, 9-3-2 NEHC)
|SALVE REGINA SEAHAWKS
(4-20-1, 3-11-0 NEHC)
LAST MEETING: Jan. 20, 2018, L, 4-2
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LAST TIME OUT
Salve Regina was defeated by Plymouth State 3-2 in the final game of the regular season. The Seahawks led 2-0 but the Panthers scored three unasnwered goals to close out the game. The Seahawks got 35 saves from junior net minder Jennifer O'Connell in the loss.
MORE READING: Panthers overcome early deficit to beat Seahawks
SEAHAWKS NOTES FROM THE NEST
- This is the 12th straight season the Seahawks have qualified for the post-season.
- Taylor Chisholm leads the Seahawks in goal and asissts with eight apiece.
- O'Connell appeared in 23 games for Salve Regina stopping 761 shots for a .915 save percentage.
- O'Connell's 761 saves rank 1st in the NEHC and 4th in all of Division III.
- The Beacons claimed the 2016 NEHC Championship.
- The Beacons eliminated the Seahawks from the postseason last season with a 3-1 victory on February 25, 2017.
- Third-year head coach Lindsay Berman was named Co-Coach of the Year, while three Beacons were named All-NEHC selections.
- Jane Morrisette earned the program's first First Team All-Conference selection since Maria Nasta '12 in the 2007-08 campaign.
- Picking-up Second Team honors were Bri Colucci and Kaleigh Beauregard.
INSIDE THE SERIES
The Beacons lead the all-time series 19-12-1. The teams are tied 1-1 all-time in the playoffs.
The winner advances to the semifinals of the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) Championships.