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October 11, 2010
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WEEKLY RELEASE: BC SWEEPS IN NEW YORK; PROVIDENCE DOWNS CLARKSON AND SLU
~BU wins at Union; UConn downs Clarkson; Vermont ties up RPI twice~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#15 KATE BACON, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Junior Forward; Chanhassen, Minn.)
Bacon scored a hat trick (once on the power play and once short-handed) with five shots on goal in PC's 6-1 win over St. Lawrence on Saturday and scored once more in the Friars victory over Clarkson on Sunday. She finished the weekend with a +2 rating in the pair of wins. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#9 TAYLOR WASYLK, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Freshman Forward; Port Huron, Mich.)
Wasylk registered 5 points (2g,3a) in two BC victories, scoring her first collegiate goal on Friday vs. Colgate and a four-point effort on Saturday against Syracuse. She finished the weekend with six shots on goal for the Eagles. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#29 BRITTANY OTT, MAINE
(Sophomore Goaltender; St. Clair Shores, Mich.)
Ott made a school record 69 saves on Saturday against #3 Mercyhurst, including 34 saves in the second period alone. She also stopped 45 saves the follow day against #3 Mercyhurst to give her a total of 114 saves in two games this weekend. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
The Friars opened the weekend with a dominant 6-1 victory against St. Lawrence on Saturday at Schneider Arena and then followed that up with a 5-0 shutout against Clarkson on Sunday. PC had a great weekend on special teams going a perfect 12-for-12 on the penalty kill and 3-for-8 (37.5% coversion rate) on the power play. The Friars defense only allowed one goal all weekend on 76 shots by their opponents, as Genevieve Lacasse posted a .987 save percentage on the weekend.  
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Pure Hockey Player of the Week Kate Bacon of Providence College
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Maude Blaine, UConn (So., D, Magog, Que.) Recorded a goal and an assist in UConn's win over Clarkson.

Jennifer Chaisson, UConn (Sr., F, Cumberland, Ont.) Tallied an assist against Clarkson and recorded her first goal of the season against St. Lawrence.

Celeste Doucet, Vermont (Sr., F, Memramcook, N.B.) Scored two goals to lead the Catamounts to consecutive ties against RPI this weekend.

Taylor Gross, UConn (Fr., F, Colorado Springs, Colo.) Recorded her first collegiate goal vs. Clarkson.

Genevieve Lacasse, PC (Jr., G, Scarborough, Ont.) Earned back to back wins with 75 saves, including 40 stops on Saturday vs. the Saints.

Kelci Lanthier, Vermont (So., G, Mt. Airy, Md.) Made 40 saves in her collegiate debut, leading the Catamounts to a 1-1 draw at RPI Saturday.

Lindsey Minton, UNH (Jr., G, Richardson, Texas) Stopped 22 of 23 overall in UNH's 1-0 overtime road loss at Colgate.

Arielle O'Neill, UNH (Fr., F, St. Catharines, Ont.) Scored the team's only two goals in a 4-2 loss at Syracuse.

Marie-Philip Poulin, BU (Fr., F, Beauceville, Que.) Notched a goal and two assists in a 6-2 Terriers win against Union.

Molly Schaus, BC (Sr., G, Natick, Mass.) Ended the weekend with a .962 save percentage, making 50 saves in two wins.

Kelli Stack, BC (Sr., F, Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) Recorded 5 points (3g,2a) in two games this weekend, including a hat trick at Syracuse.

Breanne Sundquist, Vermont (Fr., D, Avondale, Ariz.) Scored her first collegiate goal and was a +2 in her first game Friday night at RPI.

Jenn Wakefield, BU (Jr., F, Pickering, Ont.) Registered three points (2g, 1a), in the Terriers' 6-2 win against Union on Saturday.

Tara Watchorn, BU (Jr., D, Newcastle, Ont.) Recorded a shorthanded goal and an assist in the Terriers' 6-2 win against Union on Saturday.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

HANNAH ARMSTRONG, UNH (AURORA, ONT.) RECORDED HER FIRST CAREER POINT WITH AN ASSIST AT SYRACUSE ON FRIDAY

ARIELLE O'NEILL, UNH (St. CATHARINES, ONT.) SCORED HER FIRST COLLEGIATE GOAL ON FRIDAY VS. THE ORANGE WITH A TWO-GOAL EFFORT

BRITTANY OTT, MAINE (ST. CLAIR SHORES, MICH.) Set the school-record for saves in a game on Saturday against #3 Mercyhurst. Ott made 69 stops in the record breaking performance.

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: BC began the season with two wins on the road…a 4-0 shutout at Colgate and a 5-2 win at Syracuse. In the game against Colgate: three of the four goals came from freshmen as Taylor Wasylk scored her first and Melissa Bizzari (Stowe, Vt.) netted two of her own. Goaltender Molly Schaus recorded 29 saves in her 18th career shutout...Next up for BC is a weekend trip to Vermont with games on October 15 & 16 to open up Hockey East conference play...The last time these two teams met (Nov. 20, 2009) the game ended in a 3-3 tie before BC won the shootout... BC leads the all-time series 16-3-1 against the Catamounts.

Boston University: The Boston University women's ice hockey team earned a 6-2 win against Union on Saturday afternoon…BU scored their first power-play goals of the season, going 3-for-6 with the player advantage…The Terriers are 7-0-0 all-time against Union and improved to 15-11-6 all-time against ECAC Hockey opponents…Senior Jillian Kirchner, juniors Kasey Boucher, Jenelle Kohanchuk, Jenn Wakefield and Carly Warren, and freshman Marie-Philip Poulin have registered at least one point in each game…BU will return to action on Friday (Oct. 15) in its home opener against Wayne State…The Terriers will raise their 2010 Hockey East championship banner on Friday.

University of Connecticut: UConn split the weekend, defeating Clarkson 3-1 and falling to St. Lawrence 3-2. The Clarkson victory was UConn's first of the season, with Maude Blain, Taylor Gross and Kelly Horan posting goals. With her assist against Clarkson, Jennifer Chaisson now ranks fourth on the UConn record list with 45 career assists and is tied for seventh in the UConn records with 65 points after the weekend. Alexandra Garcia posted back-to-back 34 save games, which ties her season-high The Huskies allowed just one goal on seven power plays against Clarkson and St. Lawrence combined Four freshmen recorded their first collegiate points over the weekend with Taylor Gross recording a goal and an assist, Stephanie Raithby posting a goal and Jenny Saxon and Alexandra Vakos recording assists.

University of Maine: Maine dropped a pair of games to #3 Mercyhurst over the weekend… Maine lost 5-2 on Saturday and 6-1 on Sunday…Brittany Ott started both games in net for Maine and made 114 total saves this weekend … Ott made 69 saves on Saturday, which is a new school record. Ott had 34 saves in the second period alone…Ott broke the record that was held by Amanda Cronin who made 66 saves against Brown University in 1999…Jennie Gallo (Castlegar, B.C.) scored a pair of goals on Saturday, her second two goal game of the season…The Black Bears penalty kill was stellar on both days as they held Mercyhurst to just one score on 25 power play opportunities…Maine has killed off a total of 33 out of 34 power plays this season, good for .971 penalty kill percentage.

University of New Hampshire: UNH's penalty kill opened the season 18-for-18 before surrendering an overtime power-play goal at Colgate. The Wildcats' PK is .947 through three games...Freshman forward Arielle O'Neill scored her first collegiate goal with a two-goal effort last Friday at Syracuse...Freshman forward Hannah Armstrong recorded her first career point with an assist at SU...UNH has outscored the opposition 2-1 in both the first and third periods, but the 'Cats have been outscored 3-0 in the second period...UNH recorded the shot advantage in both of last weekend's losses: 28-27 vs. Syracuse; 31-23 vs. Colgate...UNH, at 1-2-0, has a losing record for the first time since losing the first game of the 2001-02 season.

Northeastern University: Huskies will face Robert Morris in the Consol Energy Center on Oct. 17. The rink is the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Providence College: The Friars are averaging five goals per game through the season's first four games, and outscored their opponents 11-1 this weekend…Providence travels to upstate New York next weekend, with games at Syracuse on Friday and at Colgate Sunday.

University of Vermont: The Catamounts faced Rensselaer in a season opening two game set this weekend…Vermont and RPI battled to consecutive tie games, 3-3 Friday and 1-1 on Saturday… Senior captain Celeste Doucet recorded a goal in each contest to lead Vermont…Freshman Breanne Sundquist scored her first collegiate goal Friday night…Friday night in her first action of the regular season, freshman Roxanne Douville made 36 saves…Saturday Vermont received more great goaltending from sophomore Kelci Lanthier who made 40 saves…Vermont opens Hockey East play this weekend with a two game set versus the #9 Boston College Eagles.

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