CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After the winter hiatus, the Harvard women's hockey team (7-4-0, 7-0-0 ECAC Hockey) will return to action with a standalone non-conference tilt at No. 9/9 Boston College (11-6-2, 10-5-1 Hockey East) on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. The contest will take place at Conte Forum on Boston College's campus and will be broadcast on CBS SportsLive. The two teams recently crossed paths at the Country Classic in Nashville, Tenn. but have not gone head to head since the opening round of the 2019 Beanpot when Harvard downed the then No. 7/7 Eagles 4-1 to advance to the championship game.
What to Know
- Kristin Della Rovere ranks No. 2 in the nation in goals per game (0.91) having put up 10 scores in 11 contests. In early December, she recorded a hat-trick at Yale and scored back-to-back game winners on the road.
- Harvard is unbeaten in conference action, but has yet to secure a victory outside of ECAC Hockey.
- Harvard's power-play stands at No. 6 in the country, the Crimson converting on 23.1 percent of attempts.
- Kat Hughes is 26 points away from the century mark. With 18 games left on the regular season slate, Hughes needs to average 1.44 points per game to reach the mark prior to playoffs.
- Head Coach Katey Stone is 17 wins away from reaching 500 career victories.
At the Helm
One of the most well-known coaches in college hockey, Katey Stone, enters her 25th season as The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey. Throughout her storied career, Stone has coached 13 Olympians, 24 All-America selections, six Patty Kazmaier winners and has accumulated a 476-239-53 overall record, prior to the 2019-20 season.
This weekend, Harvard will return to conference play hosting Union and Rensselaer.