|Harvard vs. No. 2/2 Clarkson
Jan. 19, 2018
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
NESNPlus, Ivy League Network
Ben Altsher, Ben Hayes
Harvard leads, 18-11-5
T, 2-2 (Feb. 4, 2017)
Harvard | Clarkson
|Harvard vs. No. 10/RV St. Lawrence
Jan. 20, 2018
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
NESN, Ivy League Network
Eric Gallanty, Andy Towne
Harvard leads, 38-16-7
L, 1-2 (Feb. 3, 2017)
Harvard | St. Lawrence
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's hockey team returns to the Bright-Landry Hockey Center for the first time since Dec. 2. After one of the toughest road swings in recent memory, the Crimson will look to stop a four-game skid with matchups against No. 2/2 Clarkson and No. 10/RV St. Lawrence. Friday's matchup is set for 6 p.m. and will air on NESNPlus while Saturday's tilt is slated for a 3 p.m. puck drop and will be broadcast on NESN. Both contests will also be available on the Ivy League Network.
Home Sweet Home
Harvard has compiled a 5-2-1 record at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center this season. The Crimson has enjoyed the comfort of home ice, going 58-19-9 in Cambridge over the past five-plus seasons.
In the last 10 visits to Bright-Landry, the Golden Knights are even at 4-4-2. Of those 10 matchups, Clarkson was ranked in the top-10 in seven of the 10 games.
Harvard has had a far better advantage against St. Lawrence, going 7-1-2 when welcoming the Saints to Cambridge in the last 10 regular season matchups.
The Uphill Battle
With St. Lawrence jumping back into the rankings this week, Harvard is in the midst of a five-game stretch of top-10 opponents. The Crimson played two very close games against No. 4/4 Colgate and No. 6/6 Cornell last weekend but was unable to take a win home. Harvard again struggled against No. 2/3 Boston College on Tuesday, its highest ranked opponent since facing the Eagles in 2016 when they were ranked No. 1. This weekend, the Crimson continues its stretch with No. 2/2 Clarkson and No. 10/RV St. Lawrence.
The streak of top-10 opponents is the longest since the 2010-11 season when Harvard also took on five straight.
In the last 10 years, Harvard has earned 40 wins in 113 contests. Twelve of the wins have come against top five teams and 11 of 57 losses have come during postseason play. Last season, in 12 games against ranked opponents, Harvard held four contests to ties. Harvard's last win against a ranked opponent was a 4-1 win over Colgate during the 2016 ECAC Tournament. The last win over a ranked opponent during the regular season was a 4-1 victory over No. 9/9 Princeton in January of 2016.
Out of the Box
Chelsea Ziadie is the only Harvard skater to have not registered a single penalty this season.
Just 13 ECAC skaters, that have appeared in 10 games or more, have steered clear of the penalty box this season.
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Harvard will hit the road once again next weekend for back-to-back Ivy League matchups at Yale and Brown. The Crimson will face the Bulldogs Friday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. and will head up to Providence for a 3 p.m. tilt with the Bears on Saturday, Jan. 27.