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November 15, 2010
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WEEKLY RELEASE: CONNECTICUT SWEEPS UNH; MAINE, NU SKATE TO PAIR OF TIES
~Boston U., Vermont each take two points~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#21 KELLY HORAN, CONNECTICUT
(Sophomore Forward; Methuen, Mass.)
Horan posted both game-winners against UNH this weekend, including UConn's lone goal on Saturday's 1-0 shutout at the Whittemore Center in Durham. Ended the weekend with a +1 rating and three shots on net. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#34 ROXANNE DOUVILLE, VERMONT
(Freshman Goaltender; Beloeil, Que.)
Douville stopped 63 of the 66 shots (.955 save%) she faced this weekend on the road earning consecutive ties against fifth ranked Boston University at Walter Brown Arena. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#83 ALEXANDRA GARCIA, CONNECTICUT
(Junior Goaltender; Pointe-Claire, Que.)
Garcia recorded her first shutout of the season against UNH on Saturday, making 32 saves. She came back with a 26-save effort on Sunday allowing just one goal. Garcia finished the weekend with a 0.50 GAA and a .983 save percentage in the home-and-home series vs. the Wildcats. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
CONNECTICUT HUSKIES
The Huskies picked up a weekend sweep of the Wildcats, ending their 17-game unbeaten streak in the series with a 1-0 shutout on Saturday in Durham and a 2-1 victory on Sunday at Freitas Ice Forum. UConn's penalty kill was a perfect 6-of-6 on the weekend. The Huskies' shutout on Saturday marked the first time the Wildcats were shut out at home since Nov. 28, 2004 (by Mercyhurst), a streak of 109 consecutive home games.  
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Pure Hockey Player of the Week Kelly Horan of Connecticut
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Melissa Bizzari, BC (Fr., F, Stowe, Vt. ) Scored a goal in Friday's game at St. Lawrence to bring her season total up to four.

Missy Denk, Maine (Fr., F, Poplar Grove, Ill.) Started the come back on Friday afternoon for Maine as she notched her first career goal.

Taylor Gross, UConn (Fr., F, Colorado Springs, Colo.) Had an assist on the game-winning goal against UNH on Saturday and posted her team-leading fifth goal of the season in the win on Sunday. Ended the weekend with a +2 rating and four shots on net.

Brittany Ott, Maine (So., G, St. Clair Shores, Mich.) Made 36 saves Thursday and 29 saves Friday, picking up a pair of ties. Recorded a her second shutout of the season on Thursday against Northeastern. Had a .970 save percentage over the weekend.

Mary Restuccia, BC (So., F, Chester Springs, Pa.) Scored two goals and as assist in the weekend series at St. Lawrence. She scored the only BC goal in Saturday's tie.

Claire Santostefano, NU (Fr., F, Wilmette, Ill.) Tallied a goal to help Northeastern earn a 2-2 tie against Maine on Friday.

Florence Schelling, NU (Jr., G, Oberengstringen, Switzerland) Made 43 saves over the weekend against Maine to earn a pair of ties. Counting last Saturday's shutout against Yale, she didn't allow a goal for 176:08, a streak that lasted until the third period of Friday's contest.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS set a program record for their longest unbeaten streak at 11 games (8-0-3)

Lindsey Cashman, VERMONT (MILWAUKEE, WIS.) Saturday's go-ahead third period goal at No. 5 Boston U. was her first career goal

Missy Denk, MAINE (POPLAR GROVE, ILL.) Scored her first ca reer goal on Friday against Northeastern

Kellie Dineen, VERMONT (FARIBAULT, MINN.) First collegiate goal Friday afternoon in 1-1 tie at No. 5 Boston U.

Casey Pickett, NU (WILMINGTON, MASS.) has three goals in three games dating back to Nov. 6 against Yale .

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: BC's undefeated streak came to an end on Friday afternoon at St. Lawrence…Kelli Stack continued her points streak, making an assist in Friday's game and another in Saturday's…Mary Restuccia had her best weekend of the season so far, with a goal and an assist on Friday and a goal on Saturday…Blake Bolden scored her third goal of the season, and Katelyn Kurth tallied her second assist…Melissa Bizzari scored her fourth goal on Friday…BC will meet crosstown rival BU for the first time this season on Saturday, November 20 at 3:00 pm at BU before hosting the Terriers at 7:00 pm on Sunday, November 21.

Boston University: The No. 5 Boston University women's ice hockey team twice tied Vermont over the weekend, extending the team's unbeaten streak to 11 games (8-0-3)…The 11-game streak set a record for the team's longest unbeaten streak in program history…Before Vermont connected on its first power play on Nov. 13, the Terriers successfully defended their opponents' previous 20 power plays, dating back to BU's game against St. Lawrence…Senior Holly Lorms, who scored in both games this weekend, netted at least one goal in back-to-back games for the first time since Feb. 1 (Northeastern) and Feb. 6 (New Hampshire) during the 2009-10 season.

University of Connecticut: UConn is on a three-game win streak, topping Maine and UNH over their past three WHEA contests…The Huskies are now 77-65-24 all-time in the Freitas Ice forum…With the 1-0 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday, UConn handed UNH its first loss at home of the season…Three different Huskies have posted the game-winning goal this season, Taylor Gross, Jocelyn Slattery and Kelly Horan…Alexandra Garcia recorded her first shutout of the season on Saturday, posting 32 saves against UNH…Garcia now has a .926 career save percentage, which as it stands, leads the UConn all-time career save percentage list…Taylor Gross has posted a point in eight out of the 12 games this season, including a team-high five goals.

University of Maine: Maine picked up their first points in WHEA play with a pair of ties against Northeastern…The Black Bears skated to a 0-0 tie on a rare Thursday night game before coming back from a two goal deficit to force a 2-2 tie on Friday afternoon…Freshman Missy Denk picked up her first career point as a Black Bear on Friday as she started the comeback with her first career goal…Jennie Gallo (Castlegar, B.C.) has four power play goals so far this season, which is tied for first in the conference in that category…The Black Bears have killed off 65 of 74 penalties, an 87.8% penalty kill which is third in the league…With a goal on Friday, Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) now stands just one point shy of 80 career points…Brittany Ott picked up her second shutout of the season on Thursday while making 65 saves and accumulating a .970 save percentage on the weekend…Maine returns to action with a neutral site game against UNH on Nov. 23 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.

University of New Hampshire: Freshman forward Sarah Campbell scored her first career goal when she gave UNH a 1-0 lead at UConn on Nov. 14...UNH's 1-0 loss to UConn at the Whittemore Center was the team's first home loss of the season in six games...That loss marked the first time the Wildcats were shut out at home since Nov. 28, 2004 (by Mercyhurst); the 'Cats had scored a goal in 109 consecutive home games...The loss also ended a 17-game unbeaten streak vs. UConn (15-0-2)...UNH went 1-3-0 without senior defenseman Courtney Birchard, who helped the Canadian national team win a gold medal at the Four Nations Cup; the 'Cats were outscored 8-5 in those four games...The three-game losing streak is the longest since the 2004 team also lost three straight; that squad finished with 23 wins.

Northeastern University: Thursday night's 0-0 tie was the first such result for Northeastern since Leah Sulyma made 28 saves in a 0-0 tie against Connecticut on Feb. 21, 2010...The Huskies are now 6-0-1 when Claire Santostefano records a point...Northeastern is now 3-1-3 on the road, and haven't lost away from Matthews Arena since Oct. 9 against Quinnipiac. The last time the Huskies lost a road conference game was on Dec. 14, 2009 against Boston College (3-2 OT ). The last regulation loss on the road against a Hockey East opponent was Feb. 28, 2009 at Boston University (2-1)...The Huskies have killed off 19 straight power plays since allowing two power play goals against BC on Nov. 3.

Providence College: After playing three games in six days, the Providence College women's hockey team enjoyed a weekend off. The Friars return to action Tuesday, November 16, at Dartmouth for a 7 p.m. face-off. the Friars will be looking to snap a seven-game winless streak against the Big Green. The last Providence win, over Dartmouth, a 5-2 decision, was November 23, 2002. The Friars will play the first of two outdoor games this season next week. On November 26, the day after thanksgiving, the Friars will face cross-town rival Brown at the Bank of America Skating Center in downtown Providence at 7 p.m.

University of Vermont: Vermont is 1-0-6 when scoring the first goal this season…Senior captain Celeste Doucet (Memramcook, N.B.) leads the Catamounts in scoring with three goals, and four assists…Sunday Vermont went to overtime for the seventh time in 12 games this season…Seven ties in a season sets a new school record…No other team in the nation has played to more than four ties…Vermont has registered three consecutive ties against top-10 opponents…Roxanne Douville has started four consecutive games for Vermont, she has given up just seven goals on 129 shots during that span …The Catamounts return home after their six-game road Hockey East swing in which they went 0-3-3 to host UConn on Saturday.

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