PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The regular season comes to a close this weekend when the Brown women's hockey team welcomes Dartmouth and No. 4/5 Harvard to Meehan Auditorium for a pair of ECAC and Ivy League showdowns. The Bears (4-18-5, 3-14-3 ECAC) host the Big Green (7-18-1, 6-13-1 ECAC) on Friday at 7 p.m. before taking on the Crimson (20-4-3, 15-3-2 ECAC) on Saturday at 4 p.m.
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SENIOR NIGHT FOR SIX BEARS
Brown will honor its six seniors on Saturday as they play in the final regular season game at Meehan Auditorium. Co-captains Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) and Jennifer Nedow (Brockville, Ontario) along with Jessica Hoyle (Toronto, Ontario), Kelly Kittredge (Mahwah, N.J.), Vanessa Welten (Crysler, Ontario) and Samantha Woodward (Lexington, Mass.) will be honored during postgame ceremonies.
LAST TIME OUT
The Bears dropped a pair of league contests at Princeton (3-0) and No. 9/10 Quinnipiac (5-0) last weekend. Moore made a combined 59 saves over two games, including 30 against the Tigers to give her 12 outings with at least 30 saves this season.
SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN
Vying for one of the final ECAC playoff spots, Dartmouth heads to College Hill looking to snap a five-game losing streak. Brown aims to win the season series after battling to a 3-3 tie in Hanover, N.H., on Jan. 11.
Lindsey Allen leads the Big Green skaters and ranks among ECAC leaders in several categories, including eighth in goals (10), 12th in power play points (7), 16th in points per game (0.85) and first in game-winning goals (4). Goalie Lindsay Holdcroft has been in net for six of Darmouth's seven wins and owns a 2.94 goals against average.
SCOUTING THE CRIMSON
Nationally-ranked Harvard eclipsed the 20-win mark with a 5-2 victory over St. Lawrence on Saturday to stand firm in second place in the ECAC standings. The nation's fourth-toughest defense allows just 1.37 goals per game and served Brown a 3-0 shutout earlier this season.
The Crimson continues to rely heavily upon its defense while spreading the offense evenly among a handful of players. Miye D'Oench leads the squad with 29 points on 15 goals and 14 assists, while Samantha Reber has a team-best 17 helpers and ranks ninth in the nation with four game-winning goals. Sophomore goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer sits in the country's top 10 in virtually every category with a .950 save percentage (second), 1.54 goals against average (ninth), .795 win percentage (fifth) and five shutouts (fifth). Maschmeyer commandeers a Harvard penalty kill unit that stands alone as the country's best, dismissing an air-tight 111 of 117 (.949) shorthanded situations.
Brown vs. Dartmouth
Series Record: 25-39-8
Current Streak: T1
First Meeting: Jan. 13, 1979 (W, 4-3)
Last Brown Win: March 4, 2006 (W, 3-0, ECAC Quarterfinals)
Last Dartmouth Win: Feb. 8, 2013 (L, 2-0)
Last Tie: Jan. 11, 2014 (T, 3-3)
Coach Bourbeau vs. Dartmouth: 0-4-1
Brown vs. Harvard
Series Record: 27-43-5
Current Streak: L16
First Meeting: Dec. 9, 1978 (T, 4-4)
Last Brown Win: Feb. 23, 2002 (W, 3-1)
Last Harvard Win: Jan. 10, 2014 (L, 3-0)
Last Tie: Feb. 3, 2006 (T, 0-0)
Coach Bourbeau vs. Harvard: 0-5-0