BOSTON - Northeastern University freshman Heather Mottau (Milton, Mass.) will be taking her game outdoors on Jan. 2, 2014 when the Huskies face Harvard at Fenway Park as part of the Citi Frozen Fenway series.
The lone women’s college game on the slate, Citi Frozen Fenway features 16 hockey games, both high school and college, from Dec. 28-Jan. 11 at Fenway Park. Northeastern will be making its second Frozen Fenway appearance after playing in the inaugural outdoor women’s game at Fenway Park in 2010 against New Hampshire.
“Having the opportunity to play in one of the games at Frozen Fenway means the absolute world to me,” Mottau said. “Growing up around Boston, the sight of Fenway Park makes me feel at home and reminds me where I’m from. I love hockey and I love my city, so playing the sport I love at such a well-known place is unbelievable. When I think about the whole experience, I’m thankful for the opportunity and I hope to take in every moment of it on January 2nd.”
Mottau has played in all 18 games for Northeastern (7-10-1) this season and leads all NU defensemen with seven points on a goal and six assists. The Milton, Mass. native picked up her first collegiate goal against Providence on Oct. 25 and later added a pair of assists for a three-point night.
Prior to Northeastern, Mottau played hockey at Shattuck-Saint Mary’s in Faribault, Minn., where she compiled 56 goals and helped lead the program to a national championship in 2009-10. Mottau also participated in national camps for four years and was named Team MVP of the Can/Am Tournament in 2011.
A member of the Hockey East Association, Northeastern women’s hockey owns 16 Women’s Beanpot titles and boasts nine All-Americans and 11 Olympians in its 34-year history.