A light schedule takes us into the break, but still offers a little of everything.
Skarupa and Crowley both at 199 and counting
Boston College senior forward Haley Skarupa has 199 career points on 94 goals and 105 assists. She will try to reach the 200 career point milestone, while Katie Crowley looks for her 200th win as the Eagles’ coach, when No. 2 BC travels to Syracuse for a Thursday matinee at 4 p.m. EST. The 19-0-0 Eagles look to go into the break undefeated for the second consecutive season, although a year ago they had one tie on their ledger. The Orange are unbeaten in their last three contests, and a win would bump their season record up to the .500 mark.
Another shot at perfection
No. 1 Wisconsin also attempts to finish a perfect first semester at No. 9 North Dakota with games Friday at 7:07 p.m. and Saturday at 4:07, both CST. A season ago, the Badgers took four of the five meetings, with one ending in a tie. UND’s last win over Wisconsin came in a WCHA semifinal in 2014.
Just one win
Forget perfection, Union just wants its first win when it travels to Maine for games on Friday at 7 p.m. EST and Saturday at 2 p.m. The Dutchwomen have defeated the Black Bears at least once in each of the last three seasons, so they’ll be hoping that trend continues.
Feels like the first time
Merrimack and Providence play the first game in their Hockey East rivalry in Providence on Friday at 7 p.m. EST. The Friars have won five of their last nine games, while the first-year Warriors enter on a 10-game losing streak.
After starting its week with a win over Dartmouth on Tuesday, New Hampshire continues sampling ECAC opponents when it travels to No. 4 Quinnipiac for a 7 p.m. EST game on Friday. The Bobcats have taken the last two head-to-head meetings. The Wildcats then finish their year by hosting Yale at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The two programs last squared off in October of 2008.
Lions and Tigers
Nittany Lions, that is, as Penn State visits Princeton for games Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m., both EST. The clubs split a series at Penn State a year ago.
Hosting the alma mater
Minnesota-Duluth graduate Jenny Potter coaches against her old team for the first time when the Bulldogs visit Ohio State on Friday at 7:07 p.m. EST, and again Saturday at 4:07 p.m. A sweep could move the Buckeyes ahead of UMD into sixth place in the WCHA standings.
Hall of Fame Game
No. 3 Minnesota and St. Cloud State meet for the second straight year in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Faceoff Classic. This season’s event will take place Friday in Roseville, Minn., at 6:37 p.m. CST. The Huskies are 6-1-1 over their last eight games, while the Gophers come in riding a two-game losing streak.
The only College Hockey America points available this week will be contested when Robert Morris visits Lindenwood for games on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at noon, both CST. The two teams split a pair of overtime games last season in St. Charles, Mo.
One streak has to end
Dartmouth, having lost five in a row, welcomes Vermont, a team on a six-game skid, for a single game on Saturday at 4 p.m. EST. The road team has come away victorious in each of the last three seasons.