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February 21, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: MAINE SPLITS WITH NO. 4 BOSTON U., TAKES FINAL PLAYOFF BERTH
~ BC gets three points vs. UNH; PC sweeps UVM; UConn earns three points ~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#11 JENNIE GALLO, MAINE
(Senior Forward; Castlegar, B.C.)
Gallo scored the game winning 5-on-3 powerplay goal for the Black Bears in overtime to knock off No. 4 Boston University at home on Saturday afternoon at the Alfond Arena in Orono on Senior Day. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#4 MELISSA BIZZARI, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Freshman Forward; Stowe, Vt.)
Bizzari tallied both of the Eagles' goals in the 2-1 win at New Hampshire on Sunday at the Whittemore Center. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#83 ALEXANDRA GARCIA, CONNECTICUT
(Junior Goaltender; Pointe-Claire, Que.)
Garcia recorded 76 saves (1.44 GAA, .962 save%) in the three-point weekend vs. Northeastern to secure home ice in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. She notched a career-high 43 on Sunday in the 1-1 tie at Freitas Ice Forum. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
MAINE BLACK BEARS
Maine secured the sixth and final playoff spot in a weekend split with No. 4 Boston University, which included a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday at Alfond Arena.  
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Pure Hockey Player of the Week Jennie Gallo of the University 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. Congratulations to Boston College's Kelli Stack for winning the 2010-2011 Army ROTC Three Stars Award.
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
  Molly Schaus Sr. G BC
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Nicole Anderson, PC (So., F, Jordan, Minn.) Added a goal and two assists in two wins over Vermont and finished the weekend at +3.

Sami Evelyn, UConn (Jr., D, Nepean, Ont.) Posted two goals and an assist over the weekend with a +4 rating.

Siena Falino, NU (So., F, Centerport, N.Y.) Notched an assist against both BU and Connecticut this weekend.

Kayley Herman, UNH (Sr., G, Weyburn, Sask.) Stopped 59 of 61 shots (.967 save percentage) in a two-game series vs. BC; that included 29 saves in a scoreless tie.

Kayla Kaluzny, Maine (Fr., D, Calgary, Alta.) Assisted on Maine's overtime game winning goal vs. Boston University on Saturday.

Rachel Llanes, NU (So, F, San Jose, Calif.) Added two assists on Monday vs. BU on Tuesday before notching a goal and an assist vs. UConn Saturday.

Rebecca Morse PC (Fr, D, Westfield, N.J.) Scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-2 victory over Vermont and two assists. She finished the weekend at +3.

Brittany Ott, Maine (So., G, St. Clair Shores, Mich.) Notched 57 saves in the weekend split with BU, including 26 saves in Maine's 2-0 loss then 31 saves in Maine's 3-2 win.

Mary Restuccia, BC (Jr., F, Chester Springs, Pa.) Tallied a goal and assist vs. Harvard in the Women's Beanpot Championship to earn MVP honors.

Dani Rylan, NU (Gr., F, Tampa, Fla.) Notched the game-tying goal against BU in the Beanpot consolation game on Tuesday.

Molly Schaus, BC (Sr., G, Natick, Mass.) Recorded 96 saves on 98 shots on the week, which included 42 saves vs. UNH in the 0-0 tie on Saturday at Conte Forum.

Florence Schelling, NU (Jr, G, Oberengstringen, Switz.) Made 49 saves on the week, including 26 saves to preserve a 3-3 tie vs. BU in the Beanpot consolation game.

Jocelyn Slattery, UConn (Fr., F, Hugo, Minn.) Recorded a goal and an assist during UConn's 4-2 victory over Northeastern on Saturday.

Sonia St. Martin, NU (Fr, D, Pierrefonds, Que.) Notched her first collegiate goal to spark a three-goal comeback vs. BU in the Beanpot consolation game Tuesday.

Jenn Wakefield, BU (Jr., F, Pickering, Ont.) Recorded four goals and one assist in three games for the Terriers.

Catherine Ward, BU (Gr., D, Montreal, Que.) Recorded four assists in three games as the Terriers secured their first Hockey East regular-season championship.

Amber Yung PC (Sr., D, Rockville, Va.) Had four assists in the Friars two wins over Vermont and finished with a +5 rating.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Rachel Llanes, NU (So, F, San Jose, Calif.) has points in six of her last nine games (2-6-8)

Brittany Ott, MAINE (So., G, St. Clair Shores, Mich.) has recorded 30 plus saves in three of her last four GAMES

Molly Schaus, BC (Sr., G, Natick, Mass.) Made a season-high 42 saves against New Hampshire on 2/19 to preserve a 0-0 tie and earn her fourth shutout of the season

Sonia St. Martin, NU (Fr, D, Pierrefonds, Que.) notched her first collegiate goal against BU on Feb. 15 in the Beanpot

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: This Beanpot victory is the Eagles' fourth...the last time they won was 2009, when they defeated Harvard 1-0...they also won in 2006 and 2007, making this year's win their fourth tournament title in six years...Molly Schaus received her third Joe Bertagna Goaltending Award...she received her other two in 2007 and 2009... Mary Restuccia's MVP honor was her first Beanpot award...Molly Schaus' 42 saves was a season-high on Saturday vs. UNH…she recorded one shutout over the weekend for four this season, 21st in her career…BC's 0-0 tie against New Hampshire on 2/19 was the first scoreless tie for the Eagles this season...it is only the third game this season in which BC has been shutout…the 2/19 game was BC's final home contest...prior to the puck drop, the Eagles honored their four seniors: Laura Hart, and captains Katelyn Kurth, Molly Schaus, and Kelli Stack.

Boston University: The No. 4 Boston University women's ice hockey team went 1-1-1 last week as it closed out the regular season…The Terriers' 25 regular-season wins are a program high and their five loses are the fewest in team history…On Tuesday, BU tied Northeastern in the Beanpot consolation for its second straight Beanpot consolation tie…Former Terrier Allyse Wilcox ('09) was inducted into the Women's Beanpot Hall of Fame in between games on Tuesday…With a 2-0 win over Maine on Friday, the Terriers secured their first-ever Hockey East regular-season championship…BU will host the Hockey East tournament's semifinals and championship game on March 5-6.

University of Connecticut: The Huskies have held their opponents scoreless on power play opportunities in 10 out of the last 11 contests, as they are 36-for-38 on the penalty kill during those 11 games...Alexandra Garcia recorded a career-high 43 saves against Northeastern Sunday, and she has now posted 40 or more saves during three contests this season...After playing only one overtime game through the first 28 contests, the Huskies have now went to overtime during four out of their last six contests. UConn holds a 0-2-3 record during overtime games this season...Freshman Kiana Nauheim recorded her first collegiate goal on Saturday and now has 3 points on the season...Taylor Gross posted her team-leading 12th goal of the season against Northeastern Saturday. She now has a team-high 23 points on the season.

University of Maine: For Maine, it was the seniors last home series of their Maine careers and it came against #4 Boston University. After losing Friday night's game 2-0, Maine needed to come away with a win to keep pace with New Hampshire, who ended up tying with Boston College that very night. Maine was able to come away with the 3-2 win to clinch the sixth and final playoff spot in the WHEA playoffs on Saturday. Senior, Jennie Gallo recorded her 14th goal overall, eight power play goal and third game winner of the year when she scored in overtime to lift the Black Bears to the win (40th of career).

University of New Hampshire: UNH's penalty kill was perfect (31-for-31) in seven February games...UNH skated to a scoreless tie for the third time in the program's 34-year history with a 0-0 draw at BC last Saturday. That game also marked the third time this season the 'Cats ended regulation in a scoreless tie...Kayley Herman had a .948 save percentage in her last nine games; she recorded her 16th career shutout with a 29-save effort at BC to move into a tie for third place on UNH 's all-time leaderboard...UNH recognized its six-member Class of 2011 prior to Sunday's season finale. Herman, Julie Allen, Courtney Birchard, Raylen Dziengelewski, Molly Morrison and Courtney Sheary all donned the Blue and White for the last time.

Northeastern University: This is the second straight season that Northeastern finished the regular season with a home-and-home series against Connecticut before facing UConn the next weekend in the Hockey East quarterfinals. NU hosted UConn last season in the quarterfinals. This season, the two groups of Huskies will face off in Storrs, Conn...The Husky penalty kill continues to play well, as NU has killed off 38 of the last 41 power plays it has faced. UConn went 0-for-6 against Northeastern this weekend on the power play...Northeastern registered 44 shots on goal against UConn on Sunday, its highest shot total since putting 46 shots on goal against Brown on Nov. 28. In both games, the Huskies ran into some tough goaltending as they managed just three goals combined in those two games. NU defeated Brown, 2-1, and tied Connecticut, 1-1.

Providence College: Providence is now the only program to advance to the Hockey East playoffs every year since the women's conference was created in 2002…The Friars finished the regular season with 21 wins, marking the sixth time in Head coach Bob Deraney's 12 years they have reached the 20-win plateau…Senior co-captain Alyse Ruff has now played in 140-games for the Friars, three shy of the college's all-time record…Nine different Friars scored in the 3-2 and 6-1 victories over UVM.

University of Vermont: Vermont finishes the season with an overall record of 7-17-9 and a 4-13-4 mark in Hockey East...17 losses marks a program low in Division I...Vermont is 3-1-7 when scoring the first goal this season...Vermont was 6-2-7 this season when scoring the first goal...Senior captain Celeste Doucet led the team in scoring with five goals, and 11 assists for 16 points in 33 games...Doucet scored Sunday afternoon at No. 9 Providence to become Vermont's all-time Division I leading scorer with 49 points...She is tied at 49 points with Chelsea Furlani (2006-10)...Vermont finished the season in eighth place in Hockey East, just three points behind Maine for the final playoff spot.

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