The Crimson and Eagles will drop the puck at 8 p.m. (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Taking the ice outdoors at historic Fenway Park, Harvard women's hockey will face No. 6/6 Boston College on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. The contest can be streamed live on BCEagles.com.
The First Line
• Sydney Daniels leads the Harvard offense with six goals and seven points, including a hat trick earlier this season at Dartmouth. Daniels ranks 18th in program history with 54 career scores.
• Harvard has faced eight ranked opponents in 13 games this season, four of them going to overtime. The Crimson most recently tied No. 7/7 Colgate, 3-3, and No. 8/8 Quinnipiac, 2-2.
• Harvard has exerted its will in contests against the other three Boston schools over the past three seasons. The Crimson holds a 9-5-2 mark against Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern since the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
• Freshman Beth Larcom earned her first-career start in goal against No. 7/7 Colgate, making 41 saves in a 3-3 tie. The netminder made 10 saves apiece in the third period and in overtime, and held the Raiders off the board on the power play.
Last Time Out
In the second of a back-to-back, Harvard women's hockey could not overcome a two-goal third period from Princeton, falling 2-1.
Sophomore Kaitlin Tse found the back of the net for Harvard (1-10-2, 1-6-2 ECA Hockey), while freshman Val Turgeon and senior Briana Mastel earned assists. The Crimson outshot the Tigers on the afternoon, 33-31, while senior Molly Tissenbaum made 29 stops in goal.
Laing Down the Law
Senior goaltender Brianna Laing has tallied 123 saves over 242 minutes of action, including a career-high 36 against Boston University, this season, notching a .918 save percentage and a 2.72 goals-against average. Her sister, junior forward Lexie Laing is currently tied for the lead for the Crimson with seven points on the season, netting one goal at Dartmouth, New Hampshire and Colgate while adding assists against Princeton, Boston University, Minnesota-Duluth and Quinnipiac.
Hats on the Ice
Making her 99th career appearance, senior Sydney Daniels netted her second-career hat trick against Dartmouth Oct. 23. The left winger opened the scoring in the second period before adding a wraparound and a snipe in the third. She previously tallied a hat trick Jan. 6, 2015 against Connecticut. Daniels has 15 multi-point games in her career.
Heading to OT
Six of the Crimson's last 10 games have gone to overtime. At one point, the Crimson had gone to overtime five times in seven outings, the first such streak in program history.
Dropping a 'Baum
Senior goaltender Molly Tissenbaum has seen action in seven games this season, notching a career-high 248 saves over 424 minutes of play. The Toronto native is currently ranked fourth in the ECAC with a .925 save percentage.
Senior co-captain Briana Mastel tied a career-high with two assists at New Hampshire. The blue-liner leads the Crimson with five assists on the season, and has tallied 25 in her career. Mastel has also contributed five career goals.
Senior netminder Molly Tissenbaum made a career-best 50 saves against Princeton Nov. 11, including back-to-back periods with at least 20 stops. Tissenbaum and the Crimson defense went 8-for-8 on the penalty kill, with Tissenbaum making 18 saves during the man-down span.
1. 67 Brittany Martin (3/10/07 vs. WIS)
2. 57 Cheryl Tate (2/12/82 vs. NE)
3. 51 Emerance Maschmeyer (12/7/13 vs. BC)
4. 50 Molly Tissenbaum (11/11/16 vs. PRI)
Climbing the Record Books
Multiple Harvard student-athletes are poised to make big jumps in the Harvard record book:
1. Jennifer Botterill '03 - 340
36. Jamie Hagerman '03 - 80
37. Sydney Daniels - 77
Rookie of the Week
Proving difficult to beat in her first-career appearance for the Crimson, Beth Larcom was named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 4.
Larcom stopped 41 shots in her Harvard debut at No. 7/7 Colgate, earning a tie in a 3-3 decision in overtime. The 41 stops were the most for a Crimson netminder in her Harvard debut in program history. Hailing from Middletown, Rhode Island, Larcom made 10 saves in both the third period and overtime.
The Bright-Landry Hockey Center has been one of the toughest venues in the country for opposing teams over the past few years, as Harvard has posted a 51-12-6 record at home over the past four-plus seasons. Harvard is 25-8-3 at home since the start of 2014-15 and won 17 straight in Cambridge from March 1, 2014 to Feb. 10, 2015.
Harvard was ranked for 79 consecutive weeks by the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, a span covering four seasons. The Crimson fell out of the Jan. 18/19 polls in 2016 for the first time since Oct. 15, 2012.
Scouting Boston College
The Eagles enter the Frozen Fenway matchup with a 13-3-4 mark on the season, including a 10-2-2 record in Hockey East play. Caitryn Lonergan and Makenna Newkirk lead the team with 22 points, while Delaney Belinskas has tallied a team-high 13 goals. Between the pipes, Katie Burt has tallied a 1.78 goals-against average and .932 save percentage.
Inside the Series
Harvard leads the all-time series with Boston College, 38-17-1, but has lost two straight in the series. Harvard's last win came in the Frozen Four at Minnesota.
Harvard returns home for the first time since Nov. 26 when it hosts Rensselaer and Union Jan. 13-14 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The games are set for 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.