Huskies prepare for Hockey East Battle against UMass Lowell

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· The UConn Huskies enter the game with UMass Lowell ranked 7 in the national polls. This is the highest ranking in program history for the Huskies.

· This is the Huskies’ 7th straight week in the national polls. Last week marked the first time all season that the Huskies failed to improve their standings.

· The 9-1-3 start for the Huskies is the best start in program history.

· UConn has beaten its opponents this season 45-27. 16 different Huskies scored a Goal to start the season while 19 Huskies scored at least one point.

· The Huskies’ special teams continue to be the focus of concern as they have allowed only five power-play goals all season on 57 attempts. The Huskies currently rank 3rd in the nation in penalty kill percentage, behind only Harvard (95.7%) and Ohio State (91.3%)

Second-year goaltender Logan Terness is currently second in the nation with a savings percentage of 0.954. Ternees had a career-high 43 saves in a tie against No. 11 Ohio State and recently had a 35-save performance against Providence.

· The Tandem of Terness and Sergeev ranks the Huskies sixth in the nation in save percentage. UMass Lowell currently leads the country

· The Huskies continue to receive contributions from all four bloodlines. Jake Percival’s Huskies line, Hudson Schandor and Ryan Tverberg was one of the Huskies’ most successful lines against Providence.

· Freshman had a huge impact over the weekend, including Samu Salminen and Jake Percival winning both shootouts for the Huskies, and Matthew Wood scoring in the 6-6 draw.

· Youth Ryan Tverberg currently leads the Huskies with 9 goals this season. Followed by Chase Bradley and Matthew Wood with 5 goals.

· Defenseman Andrew Lucas continues to be a force on both sides of the ice, including second on the team with 12 points.

· The Huskies and Riverhawks met twice last season and both teams won a game. UMass Lowell won Game 1 3-0, followed by the Huskies taking Game 2 2-1.

· Of the last 7 meetings between UConn and UMass Lowell, 5 have been decided by a goal, one ended in a tie and the other ended in a 3-0 victory in favor of the River Hawks.