#7 Women's Hockey Aims To Upset #2 Suffolk on Saturday

#7 Women's Hockey Aims To Upset #2 Suffolk on Saturday

BOSTON, Mass. – Seventh-seeded UMass Boston women's hockey is looking to pull off the upset on Saturday, when they make the short trip to take on second-seeded Suffolk University in the New England Hockey Conference Quarterfinals. The two teams will square off at Louis E. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink in East Boston, with the opening puck drop coming at 7:30 p.m. 

TICKET PRICES

Admission is free for all fans. 

Fans who cannot make it to the game can follow the livestats here: 

https://www.gosuffolkrams.com/sports/wice/2018-19/boxscores/20190216_pa45.xml

THE MATCH-UP

#7 UMass Boston (9-14-2, 5-9-2 NEHC) at #2 Suffolk University (15-8-2, 10-4-2 NEHC)  

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

November 17 – vs. Suffolk University, T 2-2 (OT) 

January 25 – at Suffolk University, L 3-1 

ALL-TIME SERIES

First Meeting – November 7, 2018 

Total Games Played - 2

UMass Boston Wins - 0

Opponent Wins – 1

Ties  – 1

HOW THEY STACK UP IN NEHC

UMass Boston (Offense):  1.96 goals per (5th out of 9), 18.0 power play % (T-3rd), +7 special teams net (2nd

Suffolk (Defense): 1.92 Goals against (T-2nd), 84.2% penalty kill (5th), 8.4 penalty minutes per (7th

Suffolk (Offense): 2.84 goals per (2nd), 18.0 power play (T-3rd), +3 special teams net (3rd

UMass Boston (Defense): 1.92 goals against (t-2nd), 88.3% penalty kill (2nd), 8.1 penalty minutes per (9th

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS 

UMass Boston – 1 (2016)

Suffolk University – 0 (First-ever postseason contest) 

KEY STATS

  1. The first goal on Saturday could be crucial. UMass Boston is 9-1-2 when scoring first this season, but they are 0-13 when giving up the first goal. Suffolk is 11-2 when scoring first and 4-6-2 when allowing the first goal. 
  2. UMass Boston is 8-0-0 when scoring three or more goals. The Beacons are 1-2-1 when scoring exactly two goals, and 0-12-1 when scoring one or fewer goals. 
  3. The Beacons have won at least one postseason game in each of the past six seasons. UMass Boston advanced all the way to the conference championship game in 2016 and 2018