NCAA women's hockey by the numbers: Battle of unbeatens and impending milestones
This weekend in NCAA women’s hockey will feature some of the nation’s top teams battling each other as well as some of the top individuals looking to eclipse school records. Find out who is on the verge of the record-breaking madness in this week’s by the numbers.
0: Number of losses in Women’s Hockey East league play between No. 2 Boston College and No. 9 Providence, who are set to square off this weekend for the first of three meetings this season. Both the Eagles and Friars are the lone remaining undefeated teams in conference play.
1: Number of Boston University alumnae to return to the Terriers as a full-time assistant coach after 2014 Olympic gold medalist Tara Watchorn was named to the coaching staff this week. Watchorn scored the game-winning goal in overtime to deliver BU its first Women’s Hockey East title in 2010.
2: Number of ranked Women’s Hockey East teams that will square off this weekend when BC meets Providence. It is the first meeting between the two programs as ranked opponents.
4: RPI’s four-game unbeaten streak (3-0-1) is the fifth-longest in Division I NCAA hockey.
4: Statistical categories in which Minnesota senior and co-captain Sydney Baldwin leads all NCAA blue-liners. The WCHA Defensive Player of the Month for September/October paces her peers in points (11), assists (10), assists per game (1.000) and blocked shots (34).
5: Number of conference and national awards captured by Boston College freshman forward Daryl Watts this week. Watts leads the nation with 10 goals and 21 points through the first month of the year, and for her efforts was awarded both Women’s Hockey East and National Player and Rookie of the Month awards on top of the league Rookie of the Week honor for the second consecutive weekend.
10: Consecutive games to start her collegiate career that Clarkson freshman sensation Elizabeth Giguere has recorded at least one point. The right wing has a team-high seven goals and 11 assists.
20: Combined games played this year without a loss for Wisconsin (12-0-0) and Ohio State (7-0-1). The top-ranked Badgers host the No. 4 Buckeyes this Saturday and Sunday at LaBahn Arena in Madison, Wisconsin.
28: Career shutouts for Clarkson's Shea Tiley, who is one whitewash away from tying the school record, held by Erica Howe ('14). Tiley already has four shutouts in 10 games to start the 2017-18 season.
300: Colgate's Greg Fargo will coach in his 300th career game on Saturday against Quinnipiac (187 at Colgate, 113 at Elmira).