When: Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m.
Where: Tullio Arena
Players to watch
Mercyhurst – Jr. G Hillary Pattenden (15-4-0 record, 2.45 goals-against average, .891 save percentage, 2 shutouts), Sr. F Meghan Agosta (22 goals, 28 assists, 50 points), Sr. F Jesse Scanzano (12-19-31), Sr. F Vicki Bendus (11-20-31), Fr. F Christine Bestland (13-13-26)
Brown – So. F Laurie Jolin (5-3-8), Fr. F Jessica Hoyle (2-4-6), So. F Erica Farrer (3-3-6), Fr. D Jennifer Nedow (0-6-6), So. F Alena Polenska (3-2-5)
Mercyhurst – The Lakers play their final two regular-season games at Tullio Arena, site of the NCAA Women’s Division I Frozen Four in March. They beat Colgate 4-2 Nov. 27. … Coach Michael Sisti (298-82-26) needs two wins to reach 300. He will be the sixth fastest to reach that mark and second fastest among Division I coaches (Shannon Miller, Minnesota Duluth). … Scanzano needs two points to join Agosta (267) and former Laker Valerie Chouinard (201 from 2005-08) as the only players in program history to reach 200. … The Lakers lead the all-time series with the Bears 6-2. … Agosta has recorded 16 multi-point games on her way to a nation-best 50 points. … Pattenden recorded her eighth career shutout in Saturday’s win against Syracuse. She needs eight wins to equal 2008 graduate Laura Hosier’s school record of 74… Bendus and junior F Bailey Bram (9-14-23) missed the past four games to lead Canada’s National Under-22 team to gold at the MLP Cup in Switzerland. … The Lakers have a 3-1 record against Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Hockey League schools (wins against Cornell and Colgate and a two-game split with St. Lawrence). … Admission to the games is free. …
Brown – Coach Digit Murphy has the most wins in women’s Division I history (324 in 20 years). … The Bears are winless in nine straight games (0-7-2). … They play their third and fourth games of the second half against top-5 teams (losses to No. 3 Boston University and No. 2 Cornell). …Their five-game road trip was set to begin Wednesday at Yale. But the game was moved to Feb. 15 because of the East Coast snowstorm. … The Bears have 13 freshmen and sophomores on the 22-player roster. … They have scored two goals or fewer in 15-of-16 games.
Up next: vs. Cornell (Tuesday, 7 p.m.)
– Victor Fernandes