‘Cuse Travels to Vermont for Weekend Series


Game Details: Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27 (7 pm, Gutterson Fieldhouse, Burlington, Vt.)

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The Orange will renew their series with Vermont playing a pair of games in Burlington on Friday, Nov. 26th and Saturday, Nov. 27th. Both games start at 7 pm at Gutterson Fieldhouse and will be streamed on CollegeSportsLive.com. The teams last played in November 2018. The Catamounts lead the series, 3-2, and have won the prior three meetings. Syracuse recorded a pair of victories in the first two meetings of the series in Vermont in January 2014.


Syracuse split a series against Penn State, losing 1-0 in overtime on Nov. 19 and winning, 6-3, on Nov. 20. Graduate student Victoria Klimek recorded the second hat trick of her career and goaltender Arielle DeSmet posted a career-high 50 saves in the victory.


Vermont is 6-6-1 this season, including a pair of wins against Merrimack last weekend. Maude Poulin-Labelle leads UVM in scoring with 10 points and is tied for the team lead in goals with five.


  • Senior Abby Moloughney is sixth in the nation in power play goals (3) and graduate student Victoria Klimek is 8th (2).
  • Senior Lauren Bellefontaine ranks 11th nationally in faceoffs with 170 wins in the circle.
  • The Orange rank 14th nationally in faceoff win percentage (52.7%).
  • Syracuse ranks sixth in power play goals (6) and sixth in penalty kill percentage (91.7%).
  • Syracuse ranks sixth in power play goals (6) and sixth in penalty kill percentage (91.7%).
  • ‘Cuse is 17th in the nation in goals (17).
  • The Orange rank 12th nationally in shutouts (2) and 17th in saves (385).


Syracuse has played five overtime games in 13 outings this season, including both games of the home-and-home series against Clarkson, at St. Lawrence, vs. RIT and vs. Penn State also went to overtime. The Orange are 1-1-3 in the five games. Syracuse has played 84 overtime games in program history. Since 2008-09, the Orange are 20-21-43 in overtime games.


Three Orange earned College Hockey America weekly honors for their performances in the Orange series against Penn State. Graduate student Victoria Klimek (forward), senior Arielle DeSmet (goaltender) and junior Mae Batherson (defenseman).

  • Klimek recorded the second hat trick of her career, tallying three goals in Syracuse’s 6-3 win against Penn State on Saturday. She added an assist on the game-winning goal.
  • DeSmet recorded a career-high 50 saves in the 6-3 win against Penn State, which ties for third on the Syracuse single-game record list. The Charlotte, Vt. native had 23 saves in the second period when the Orange offense scored three goals to take a 4-1 lead. PSU scored its final two goals when it pulled its goalie to add an extra skater late in the third period. The honor is DeSmet’s second of the season.
  • Batherson assisted on Syracuse’s first goal in the 6-3 win. The goal tied the game at 1 in the first period just 90 seconds after Penn State scored to take a 1-0 lead. The New Minas, Nova Scotia native also had six shots on goal and three blocks in the series.


Syracuse will host Mercyhurst and Princeton on back-to-back weekends. Mercyhurst visits Tennity Ice Pavilion for a CHA series on Dec. 3rd (7 pm) and 4th (3 pm) and Princeton comes to Syracuse for a non-conference series on Dec. 10th (6 pm ) and Dec. 11th (2 pm). Admission to Orange ice hockey games is free. All fans attending games must adhere to Syracuse University’s COVID-19 policy, which can be found here. The games will be streamed on Cuse.com.


Orange alumni, fans and friends are invited to share in a year-long celebration of 50 years of Syracuse University women’s athletics. Events and special recognition of all female student-athletes who have donned the Block S to represent Syracuse University and the Athletics Department since 1971-72 will be held throughout the 2021-22 seasons. As we celebrate this history, we acknowledge those who have gone before us to set the standard we strive to achieve today so we can pave the way for the future. We reflect on the history of women in sport, admire their sacrifices, recognize their contributions and accomplishments, and honor their legacy.

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