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Thursday, 08 February 2018 23:15

Defensive zone crucial for Maine women's hockey against Providence

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ORONO - Maine women's hockey enters a crucial series against Hockey East foe Providence as the No. 9 team in the country, and much of that has been due to its goaltender.

Carly Jackson is sporting a 1.82 goals against average on the season, and has helped keep Maine in the conversation for top teams in the conference. But while the Black Bears have struggled to put the puck in the net at times this year, they have also struggled to give her the necessary support on defense in the second half. And the team has identified that as a key problem.


"I think D-zone, we have to be consistent in D-zone to play offense," forward Brooke Stacey said. "Carly is obviously a huge key to our success this year, she's playing amazing."


The Black Bears open the series against Providence Friday.

Jon Alba

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Jon Alba joined ABC 7 and FOX 22 in September of 2015 to serve as sports director and anchor. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he served as general manager of the school's television station Q30 Television for two years.

During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

In the past, Jon has worked at MLB Network, alongside MLB Advanced Media. Additionally, his work has been featured on AOL Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @JonAlba.