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.