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February 14, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: BU CLINCHES AT LEAST SHARE OF REGULAR SEASON TITLE WITH TWO WINS
~ PC sweeps UConn; Maine get three points at BC; UNH, Vermont split ~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#9 MYRIAM CROUSSETTE, MAINE
(Junior Forward; Baie-Comeau, Que.)
Croussette scored the opening goal just 20 seconds into the contest on Saturday night at #7 Boston College. Then assisted on the Black Bears next goal to tie up the score at two. She then put the game-winner on her second goal and third point of the game with just over five minutes to go. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#10 STEPHANIE RAITHBY, CONNECTICUT
(Freshman Forward; London, Ont.)
Raithby posted three points on the weekend, including UConn's lone goal at Providence on Friday and a pair of assists in the outdoor game on Sunday at Rentscheler Field. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#27 GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PROVIDENCE
(Junior Goaltender; Scarborough, Ont.)
Lacasse earned two victories over Connecticut this weekend recording 50 saves (.926 save%), stopping 30 shots in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win, and 20 more in Sunday's 4-3 effort outdoors at Rentschler Field. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
MAINE BLACK BEARS
Maine earned three of four points in a two-game series at No. 7 Boston College this past weekend at Conte Forum to pull with one point of UNH for the final playoff spot.  
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Pure Hockey Player of the Week Myriam Croussette of Maine
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ARMY ROTC THREE STARS AWARD
At the conclusion of each Hockey East game, the " Army ROTC Three Stars of The Game" are selected. Here are the 2010-2011 season leaders to date:
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Kelli Stack Sr. F BC
2. Alexandra Garcia Jr. G UConn
3. Jenn Wakefield Jr. F BU
4. Marie-Philip Poulin Fr. F BU
  Mary Restuccia Jr. F BC
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Kate Bacon, PC (Jr., F, Chanhassen, Minn.) Nad three assists in Sunday's 4-3 victory over UConn at Rentschler Field.

Siena Falino, NU (So., F, Centerport, N.Y.) Notched a goal and assist for a two-game point streak vs. Harvard and BU from Feb. 8-11.

Nicole Gifford, UNH (Fr., F, Peterborough, Ont.) Recorded the first multiple-point game of her career with a two-point effort (1g,1a) at UVM on Feb. 11.

Kayley Herman, UNH (Sr., G, Weyburn, Sask.) Stopped 72 of 76 shots for a .947 save percentage in three games last week.

Kristi King, Maine (Fr., F, Lake Elmo, Minn.) Scored a third period game tying goal Saturday night against #7 Boston College.

Holly Lorms, BU (Sr., F, Brookfield, Wis.) Scored four goals and added an assist in three games last week.

Jean O'Neill, PC (Sr., F, Strafford, Pa.) Tallied one goal and two assists over the weekend vs. UConn.

Brittany Ott, Maine (So., G, St. Clair Shores, Mich.) Had 67 saves on the weekend vs. BC, including 37 saves on Friday night.

Nicole Paniccia, UConn (Fr., G, Oakville, Ont.) Recorded a career-high 32 saves at Providence on Friday.

Casey Pickett, NU (So, F, Wilmington, Mass.) Tallied two goals and added an assist over three games this week.

Mary Restuccia, BC (Jr, F, Chester Springs, Pa.) Recorded a goal and an assist against BU in the opening round of the Beanpot.

Molly Schaus, BC (Sr., G, Natick, Mass.) Stopped 33 shots against BU in the Beanpot, then 13 against Maine on Friday and 18 on Saturday.

Kelli Stack, BC (Sr., F, Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) Tallied a goal and an assist in the opening round of the Beanpot.

Leah Sulyma, NU (Sr., G, Inuvik, N.W.T.) Made 84 saves over three games, including a 32-save performance vs. No. 10 Harvard.

Laura Veharanta, PC (Jr, F, La Verne, Calif.) Scored two goals, including the eventual game-winner, in Sunday's 4-3 victory over UConn.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Stephanie Gavronsky, NU (SHERWOOD PARK, ALTA .) has a four-game point streak (1-3-4)

Jillian Kirc hner, BU (FRANKFORT, ILL.) recorded her 100th career point with two assists vs. NU Friday

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS secured a share of the Hockey East regular-season championship for the first time in program history

Kelli Stack, BC (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, OHIO) became BC's all-time Career Points record holder during the opening round of the Beanpot. Two points pushed Stack to 199 points to pass the previous record holder, Erin Magee ('99), who had 198

Laura Veharanta, PC (La Verne, Calif.) had two multi-goal games within one week, scoring a pair against BC on Feb. 6 and two against UConn on Feb. 13

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: With two points in the 33rd Annual Women's Beanpot, Kelli Stack moved to 199 points in her career and broke BC's all-time Career Points record, becoming the new program leader... the record was previously held by Erin Magee ('99)...after scoring two goals and two assists in the Maine series, Stack has now amassed 203 career points…BC will face Harvard in the Beanpot championship on Tuesday, February 15…this will be BC's 17th appearance in the championship game, seventh in the last 10 years...the Eagles have won three Beanpots...their last victory was in 2009 when they defeated Harvard 1-0…the Eagles are four points behind Hockey East leaders BU.

Boston University: The No. 3 Boston University women's ice hockey team went 2-1-0 last week, falling to No. 7 Boston College in the Beanpot before sweeping a home-and-home series with Northeastern … With a win over Northeastern on Friday, BU improved to 4-0-0 in games following a loss … Senior Jillian Kirchner reached the 100-point plateau with two assists against Northeastern on Friday … Classmate Holly Lorms paced the team with five points in three games and has recorded at least one goal in three straight games … With BU's win and Boston College's loss on Saturday, the Terriers clinched a share of the Hockey East regular-season championship for the first time in program history.

University of Connecticut: UConn played in their first ever outdoor game last weekend, facing Providence at Rentschler Field as part of the Whaler's Hockey Fest. After recording three points on three assists last weekend, Taylor Gross regained the team-lead with 22 points on the year. She has 11 goals and 11 assists on the season. After playing overtime in just one contest during the first 28 games, UConn has gone to overtime in three out of the last four games, and holds an overall record of 10-7-43 during overtime games. Freshman Nicole Paniccia eclipsed the 100 save mark on the season after recording a career-high 32 stops at Providence. She now has 129 saves on the year through 305 minutes played. Freshman Jenny Saxon tallied her first collegiate goal on Sunday, recording UConn's second goal of the game.

University of Maine: The University of Maine women's ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with #7 Boston College on Friday night at Kelley Rink in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Jennie Gallo earned her team leading, 13th goal of the season and was assisted by Missy Denk on the play. Maine was out shot by BC 38-14, but thanks to 37 saves from Maine goaltender, Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) the Black Bears earned the draw. On Saturday night, Maine downed seventh-ranked Boston College 4-3 at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Maine improves to 11-15-5 on the season and 5-11-3 in Hockey East play. Boston College falls to 19-6-5 overall and 12-4-3 in conference play.

University of New Hampshire: Kayley Herman recorded her first shutout of the season with a 27-save effort at UVM; it marked her 15th career shutout, which ranks fourth on UNH's career leaderboard; Herman also ranks fourth in wins (57), saves (1,694) and minutes (5165:16). UNH's penalty kill is perfect in the last five games at 24-for-24; in the two-game series at UVM , the Wildcats were 5-for-5 in both games. Kristina Lavoie tallied her 11th assist Sunday to match last season's rookie total. UNH is 6-0-0 when scoring 3+ goals and 3-10-0 when allowing 3+ goals. UNH skated to its first tie of the season, 1-1, at Quinnipiac last Tuesday to move to 2-1-1 in overtime games; that game also marked the only time this season that the shot totals have been even.

Northeastern University: Northeastern skated to overtime and then a shootout in the opening round of the Beanpot against Harvard. It was the second straight season that the Huskies went to a shootout in the opening round of the Beanpot. They won the first-ever Beanpot shootout when they defeated BU last season to move to the championship game. Northeastern has participated in the only two shootouts in Beanpot history. The Huskies have killed off 30 of their last 32 penalties (93.7%) and had killed off 22 straight penalties before H arvard potted a power play goal on Tuesday. NU killed off eight of nine BU power plays over the weekend. BU had the best power play in the conference entering the weekend. Northeastern accomplished a rare feat when it went 1-for-1 in a period. The Huskies scored one goal on their only shot of the second period against Harvard on Tuesday. Lori Antflick lit the lamp to give NU a 3-0 lead. Eight different Huskies registered points against Harvard on Tuesday, while seven different skaters recorded a point on Friday against BU.

Providence College: With at least one win during the final weekend of the regular season, the Friars will reach the 20 win plateau for the 6th time in Head Coach Bob Deraney's 12 seasons behind the bench... Genevieve L acasse, PC (Jr., G, Kingston, Ontario) – Just a junior, Lacasse is zeroing on the Friars all time career saves record. Entering the final weekend she needs just 107 to tie Jana Bugden's mark of 2,555 set in 2006.

University of Vermont: Vermont is 6-2-7 when scoring the first goal this season. The Catamounts are 4-1-3 when scoring first in conference play. Friday night Freshman goaltender Roxanne Douville had her shutout streak snapped at 164 minutes and 13 seconds, establishing a new program record. Saturdays 2-0 loss to New Hampshire snapped a program record three-game Hockey East winning streak. Senior captain Celeste Doucet leads the team in scoring with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in 31 games. Saturday marked seven seniors final home game at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Vermont closes out the regular season with a two-game series at Providence this weekend.

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