This week’s NCAA women’s hockey notebook highlights No. 1 Wisconsin’s quest to continue its unbeaten season and several holiday tournaments.
1: Boston University searches for its first win against No. 1 Wisconsin this weekend in a weekend tournament in Washington, D.C. Boston University is winless in five outings against the Badgers, including three regular season contests and two neutral site games, including the 2011 national championship game. BU has once previously defeated the top-ranked program, topping then-No. 1 Boston College, 4-1, in the Women’s Hockey East Tournament title game on March 8, 2015.
3: Colgate has the opportunity to become the 3rd ECAC team in a row to win the Vermont Windjammer Classic (Cornell in 2015, Clarkson in 2016).
4: Number of tournaments Wisconsin has hosted in non-traditional college markets as part of an effort to grow the women’s game across the country. This weekend, Wisconsin, Northeastern, Boston University and Minnesota State face off in a tournament in Washington, D.C. Previous tournaments were held in Vail, Colorado, Fort Meyers, Florida, and Lakewood, California.
7: Number of consecutive games Clarkson sophomore center Michaela Pejzlova has scored at least one goal.
8: Wins, in eight games, on the road this season for No. 6 Minnesota. The Gophers, who have won six-straight contests overall, look to keep both streaks alive this weekend in a nonconference series at Lindenwood.
8: Straight nonconference wins for Ohio State. The Buckeyes dropped a 3-2 decision at Penn State on Jan. 3, 2016, but went 6-0-0 last season and swept Rensselaer to open the 2017-18 campaign. No. 5 OSU will put that streak on the line this weekend at No. 9 Robert Morris in a matchup of league leaders (the Buckeyes pace the WCHA, while the Colonials sit atop the CHA standings).
10: Points this season for Minnesota State junior Jordan McLaughlin, who has already matched her career highs for goals (5), assists (5) and points.
14: The 14th annual Nutmeg Classic tournament will be hosted by UConn this weekend, featuring the three Connecticut schools of UConn, Quinnipiac, and Yale. Penn State rounds out the field of four teams. The Huskies have won four Nutmeg Classic titles in program history.
16: Straight wins to start the season for top-ranked Wisconsin, two shy of the program record set in 2015-16. The Badgers -- the lone remaining undefeated team in Division I -- will try to equal the school standard this weekend when they play Northeastern (Nov. 24) and Boston University (Nov. 25) in Washington, D.C.
41: Career games, without a goal, for Bemidji State junior Sylvia Marolt, until she lit the lamp in back-to-back contests last weekend vs. No. 5 Ohio State.
92.3: The percentage of RPI’s penalty kill, which is the best in the country. The Engineers have successfully held on 36 of 39 chances shorthanded.