Huskies ready for Hockey East Battle vs. UMass Lowell

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· The UConn Huskies enter the matchup with UMass Lowell, ranked 7th in the national polls. This is the highest placing in program history for the Huskies.

· This is the seventh straight week for the Huskies in the national polls. This previous week marks the first time all season that the Huskies haven’t improved in the leaderboard.

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

· UConn have outscored their opponents this season by 45-27. 16 different Huskies have scored to start the season, while 19 Huskies have scored at least one point.

· The Huskies’ special teams remain in the spotlight as they have only had five power play goals from 57 attempts all season. The Huskies currently rank 3rd nationwide for percentage of penalties killed, behind Harvard (95.7%) and Ohio State (91.3%).

· Second goalkeeper Logan Terness is currently second in the nation with 0.954% savings. Ternees made a career-high 43 saves in a shutout tie against #11 Ohio State and recently had a 35 save performance against Providence.

· Terness and Sergeev’s tandem has the Huskies sixth in the nation in safe %. UMass Lowell currently leads the country

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

· Freshman made a big impression over the weekend, including Samu Salminen and Jake Percival, who won the two shootouts for the Huskies, and Matthew Wood, who scored in the 6-6 draw.

Junior Ryan Tverberg the Huskies are currently leading with 9 goals this season. followed by Track Bradley and Matthew Wood with 5 goals.

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

· The Huskies and Riverhawks faced off twice last season, with both teams winning a game. UMass Lowell won the first matchup with a 3-0 final followed by the Huskies winning the second matchup with a 2-1 final.

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