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October 4, 2010
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WEEKLY RELEASE: NEW HAMPSHIRE EDGES UCONN; BU SPLITS WITH NORTH DAKOTA
~PC gets road split at RMU: Northeastern win and tie in New York~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#9 JENN WAKEFIELD, BOSTON U.
(Junior Forward; Pickering, Ont.)
Wakefield recorded five points (3g,2a), including her 100th career point, in the Terriers' two-game series against North Dakota over the weekend. She notched four points (2g,2a) in the 6-2 win on Sunday and potted her first career goal as a Terrier on Saturday. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#11 CORINNE BUIE, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Freshman Forward; Edina, Minn.)
Buie registered three goals in her first two collegiate games for the Friars. She scored once in Friday's 5-4 loss at Robert Morris, and twice more in Saturday's 5-2 victory of the Colonials. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#1 KERRIN SPERRY, BOSTON U.
(Freshman Goaltender; North Reading, Mass.)
Sperry made 21 saves in a 6-2 win against North Dakota on Sunday, Oct. 3rd in her first career start for the Terriers. She amassed 12 of her 21 saves in the third period. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS
The Wildcats earned a 2-1 road victory on Saturday in the league opener vs. Connecticut at Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs. UNH outshot the Huskies, 23-16 for the game. The Cats were a perfect 6 for 6 on the penalty kill. UNH scored both goals in the first period just 61 seconds apart, as Kristina Lavoie and Sarah Cuthbert got UNH on the scoreboard early. Kayley Herman notched 15 saves in net for New Hampshire.  
 
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Kellie Dineen, Vermont (Fr., F, Faribault, Minn.) Had two assists in her collegiate debut against McGill.

Roxanne Douville, Vermont (Fr., G, Beloeil, Que.) Stopped 26 of 28 shots in her collegiate debut against McGill.

Siena Falino, NU (So. F, Centerport, N.Y.) Notched two goals in 3-2 overtime win over Union on Oct. 1

Jennifer Friedman, PC (Jr., D, San Gabriel, Calif.) Finished the weekend +5 with three assists in the two games against Robert Morris.

Kayley Herman, UNH (Sr., G, Weyburn, Sask.) Stopped 15 of 16 shots to record a .938 save percentage in the 2-1 road victory vs. UConn.

Kristina Lavoie, UNH (So., F, Fonthill, Ont.) Scored the game-winning goal on Saturday in the 2-1 victory at UConn.

Katie MacSorley, NU (Fr. F, Stratford, Ont.) Scored her first two collegiate goals in a 4-4 tie with Syracuse on Oct. 1.

Arielle O'Neill, UNH (Fr., F, St. Catharines, Ont.) Recorded her first career point with an assist on the game-winning goal at UConn.

Jean O'Neill, PC (Sr, F, Strafford, Pa.) Registered a four-point night in the season opener, with a hat trick and an assist Friday at RMU.

Marie-Philip Poulin, BU (Fr., F, Beauceville, Que.) Notched four points (3g, 1a) in two games vs. North Dakota in her first two collegiate games.

Florence Schelling, NU (Jr. G, Oberengstringen, Switz.) Stopped 57 shots in two games on the weekend, including 34 saves at Syracuse.

Jocelyn Slattery, UConn (Fr., F, Hugo, Minn.) Recorded her first collegiate goal and the Huskies only goal, in UConn's 2-1 loss to UNH.

Emily Walsh, Vermont (So., F, Suffield, Conn.) Recorded two points (1g,1a) to complete a two goal comeback versus McGill.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Corinne Buie, PC (EDINA, MINN.) started her collegiate career on fire, scoring one goal in her first action on Friday (10-1) and scoring twice more on Saturday

Maggie DiMasi, NU (BURLINGTON, VT.) registered her first two collegiate assists against Syracuse

Katie MacSorley, NU (STRATFORD, ONT.) tallied her first two collegiate goals against Syracuse

Claire Santostefano, NU (Wilmette, ILL.) recorded her first collegiate assist against Union

Dani Rylan, NU (TAMPA, FLA.) recorded her first assist in Division 1 play against Union.

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: The Boston College women's ice hockey team will open the season on Friday, October 8 at Colgate with a 7:00 p.m. game... BC leads the all-time series 6-0-1 with Colgate...This season the Eagles welcome back Team USA players Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, O hio) and Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) who return to the squad after winning silver at the 2010 Vancouver W inter Olympics...In the 2008-09 season, Stack led the offensive with 57 points (23 goals, 34 assists). Schaus finished her junior year with the Eagles with a 22-8-5 record, a 1.61 GAA and .940 save percentage, the second best in Division I women's hockey.

Boston University: The Boston University women's ice hockey team earned a weekend split against North Dakota on Oct. 2-3…The Terriers' win on Sunday was their first win against a WCHA opponent in program history…Jenn Wakefield earned her 100th career point with an assist on Jillian Kirchner's goal on Oct. 3…Freshman Louise Warren recorded a goal in her first career game on Saturday…The Terriers will return to action on Saturday (Oct. 9) with a non-conference matchup at Union.

University of Connecticut: UConn has recorded at least one goal in 8 of their 11 season openers, including the past five openers...UConn holds a 74-64-23 all-time record at home, including a 39-28-15 mark in Hockey East play.

University of Maine: Maine (2-0) was idle this past weekend…The Black Bears kicked off the 2010-11 season on 9/24-25 with a pair of shutout victories over Sacred Heart…Maine averaged nine goals per game against the Pioneers and 56 shots on goal per game…Maine last recorded back-to-back shutout wins in the 2001-02 season when they defeated Vermont 6-0 and 2-0…The newcomers to the Black Bears' squad had very impressive weekend. As a group, Maine's first year players notched six goals and six assist for 12 points…Five players picked up their first career goals against Sacred Heart including junior transfer Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) who recorded two goals and three assists for five points in her first weekend as a Black Bear…Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) and Candice Currier (Goffstown, N.H.) each picked up their third career shutout last weekend…For Currier, it was the second year in a row where she kicked off the season shutting out Sacred Heart in her first action of the year…The Black Bears return to action this weekend when they host #3 Mercyhurst in a pair of 1 p.m. matchups at Alfond Arena.

University of New Hampshire: UNH has an 8-0-1 record in season openers in the nine-year tenure of head coach Brian McCloskey; in the 34-year history of the program, UNH is 29-3-2...UNH has played a Hockey East league foe each of the past three season openers (2-0-1)... Senior goaltender Kayley Herman moved into a tie for 4th place on UNH's career wins leaderboard by defeating UConn for her 52nd career win...Freshman forward Arielle O'Neill recorded her first career point with an assist at UConn...UNH opens the 2011 season with five consecutive road games; it is the longest season-opening road stretch in program history and the longest road stretch overall since Feb. 2001.

Northeastern University: Four Huskies earned their first points in Division 1 play over the weekend...This was the first time head coach Dave Flint was behind the bench for the Huskies since the end of the 2008-09 season. Flint spent last year with Team USA preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Providence College: The Friars split the weekend against R obert Morris, suffering a 5-4 loss Friday (10-1) and winning 5-2 on Saturday (10-2)…For the weekend, the Friars outshot the Colonials by a combined 90-53…The Friars trailed Friday, 5-2, with 4:30 minutes to play in the third but rallied with two scores in the waning minutes (15:34 and 17:47 marks) and nearly knotted the game in the final seconds with an extra attacker and quality chances…the Friars will play their first regular season home games this coming weekend, hosting the ECAC. St. Lawrence comes to town for Saturday (10-9, 2:00 p.m.), and Clarkson arrives for a (10-10, 2:00 p.m.)

University of Vermont: The Catamounts faced McGill in their season opening exhibition game for the third straight season…Freshman Kellie Dineen had two assists in her collegiate debut …Dineen was one of six freshman who made their Vermont debut at Gutterson Fieldhouse Saturday …Vermont had scored just one goal in their previous two meetings against McGill…Vermont kicks off the regular season at RPI on Friday, October 8 at 7 p.m. at the Houston Field House.

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