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.
Admission is free for all fans.
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#7 UMass Boston (9-14-2, 5-9-2 NEHC) at #2 Suffolk University (15-8-2, 10-4-2 NEHC)
November 17 – vs. Suffolk University, T 2-2 (OT)
January 25 – at Suffolk University, L 3-1
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)
UMass Boston – 1 (2016)
Suffolk University – 0 (First-ever postseason contest)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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