January 2, 2011

Bears Return to the Ice, Host No. 3 Boston University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University women's ice hockey team returns from almost a full month off for exams and the holiday season on January 2 when they host No. 3 Boston University at Meehan Auditorium at 2 p.m.

Bear Country

Brown returns to the friendly confines of Meehan Auditorium where the Bears are 2-3-2 this season. This will be Brown's first home game in over a month. The Bears' last pro-Bruno crowd was on Nov. 26th in the Mayor's Cup game versus Providence. 

The Bears have been a late-game team and have proven to get better as the games go on. Of the 19 goals that Brown has scored this year, three have come in the first period, six in the second and 10 in the third.

Offensively, sophomore Laurie Jolin  (Lachine, Montreal) continues to lead the Bears. Jolin heads numerous statistical categories including shots (37), goals (5) and points (7).

Goaltending has been the strong suit of the 2010-11 Bears. Sophomore Katie Jamieson (Waterloo, Ontario) has played 419:32 minutes between the pipes and boasts a 2.57 goals against and a .926 save percentage, all team highs. Jamieson has also totaled 225 saves. Freshman Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) has been equally as impressive with marks of 307:06 minutes, a 3.13 goals against average, a .924 save percentage and 195 saves.

Scouting Boston University

BU received its highest ranking in program history in the USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll, coming in at No. 3. The Terriers are off to its best start in program history with a 14-2-3 (5-1-3 HEA) record.

Boston University has twice matched a program-high six-game winning streak (Oct. 3-23, Nov. 21-Dec. 10) and also set a team-best 11-game unbeaten streak from Oct. 3-Nov. 13.

BU ranks among the nation's best in several statistical categories, including scoring offense (fifth/3.79), scoring defense (eighth/1.84) and power play (fifth/.222) and penalty kill (second/.944) efficiency.

The Terriers are 12-0-0 when leading after two periods in 2010-11 and have outscored their opponents, 54-20, during the last two frames.

 

Pictured: Sophomore netminder Katie Jamieson