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February 7, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: NO. 7 BOSTON COLLEGE NETS FOUR POINTS ON WEEKEND
~ No. 3 BU, UNH split; Vermont shuts out Maine; UConn, NU skate to tie ~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#17 DANIELLE WELCH, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Junior Forward; Hastings, Minn.)
After scoring the game-winning overtime goal in overtime against Connecticut on Friday, Welch tallied three of BC's goals and assisted on the fourth at Providence on Sunday. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#24 TAYLOR GROSS, CONNECTICUT
(Freshman Forward; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Gross recorded the game-tying goal against the Huskies on Sunday, her team-high 11th of the season in the 2-2 tie with Norheastern. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#31 KAYLEY HERMAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Senior Goaltender; Weyburn, Sask.)
Herman stopped 84 of 88 shots for a .955 save percentage in a two-game series vs. thirdranked BU. She made a school-record 52 saves, including 19 in the second period and 21 in the third, to backbone the 'Cats to a 4-2 road win that ended BU's 13-game winning streak. Herman stopped 32 shots (9-13-10) and surrendered two goals in the 3-1 home loss. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
The Eagles closed to within one point of archrival Boston University for first place in the Hockey East standings with a four-point weekend. BC went 13-for-14 on the penalty kill against Connecticut and Providence.  
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Pure Hockey Player of the Week Danielle Welch of Boston College
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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

Melissa Bizzari, BC (Fr., F, Stowe, Vt.) Scored BC's final goal on a power play at Providence on Sunday.

Roxanne Douville, Vermont (Fr. G Beloeil, Quebec) Stopped all 18 shots, recording her second straight shutout Saturday vs. Maine in a 1-0 win.

Alexandra Garcia, UConn (Jr., G, Pointe-Claire, Que.) Recorded a .937 save percentage on the weekend, posting 74 saves, including 33 vs. NU.

Kristi Kehoe, NU (Sr, F, Bakersfield, Calif.) Scored her sixth goal of the season against UConn on Sunday.

Kristina Lavoie, UNH (So., F, Fonthill, Ont.) Set up the first two goals of the game en route to a 4-2 win at third-ranked BU.

Brittany Ott, Maine (So., G, St. Claire Shores, Mich.) Made 24 saves, allowing just one goal, in Maine's 1-0 loss to Vermont.

Mary Restuccia, BC (Jr., F, Chester Springs, Pa.) Notched five points (1g,4a) on the weekend, including a goal and two assists vs. Connecticut.

Dani Rylan, NU (Sr., F, Tampa, Fla.) Notched the Huskies' second goal to help lead Northeastern to a 2-2 tie against UConn on Sunday.

Molly Schaus, BC (Sr., G, Natick, Mass.) Stopped 15 shots in goal on Friday before stopping 29 at Providence on Sunday.

Kelli Stack, BC (Sr., F, Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) Tallied a goal and an assist against Connecticut and an assist at Providence.

Leah Sulyma, NU (Sr., G, Inuvik, Northwest Territories) Made 20 saves to preserve a 2-2 tie with UConn on Sunday.

Laura Veharanta, PC (Jr., F, La Verne, Calif) Scored both Friar goals in Sunday's 4-2 defeat at the hands of Boston College.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

ROXANNE DOUVILLE, UVM (BELOEIL, QUE.) HAS STOPPED 83 OF 85 SHOTS (.976 SAVE%) IN HER LAST THREE STARTS

Jen Friedman, PC (Jr., D, San Gabriel, Calif.) With an assist in Su nday's loss to BC, Friedman now has 19 points on the season – overtaking the point totals of her freshman and sophomore years combined (eight and ten respectively.)

Kelli Stack , BC (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, OHIO) scored a goal and two assists on the weekend to tally 197 career points, putting her just one away from tying BC's all-time Career Points record

NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS recorded the 700th victory in the program's 34-year history when the Wildcats defeated No. 3 Boston U., 4-2, at Walter Brown Arena on Feb. 3.

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: Two league wins earned the Eagles four points this weekend, as they moved one point away from tying BU's lead with 27 points…With this weekend's goal and two assists, Stack has racked up 197 career points which puts her one away from tying BC's all-time Career Points record, currently held by Erin Magee ('99) with 198 points...Mary Restuccia tallied a three-point game with a goal and two assists against Connecticut...Danielle Welch scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Connectict, her second this season...she scored three goals and assisted on the fourth at P rovidence …the Eagles combined for 44 shots on goal against the Huskies and 24 at the Friars…Tuesday, February 8 is the first round of the 33rd Annual Women's Beanpot, hosted by BC at Kelley Rink this year…The Eagles will face off against the Terriers at 8:00 p.m.

Boston University: The No. 3 Boston University women's ice hockey team split its weekend home-and- home series with New Hampshire…The Wildcats defeated the Terriers, 4-2, on Feb. 3 to snap BU's program-high 13-game winning streak…BU then improved to 3-0-0 in 2010-11 after a loss when it downed UNH , 3-1, at the Whittemore Center on Feb. 5…With the win, the Terriers earned a bye into the Hockey East tournament semifinal round and secured their program-best 10th road victory of the season…BU will return to action on Tuesday (Feb. 8) when it faces No. 7 Boston College in the opening round of the Beanpot…Opening faceoff at BC's Conte Forum is set at 8 p.m.

University of Connecticut: After playing only one overtime game through the first 28 contests, the Huskies have now went to overtime during their past two contests. UConn holds a 0-1-2 record during overtime games this season...Brittany Murphy recorded a point for the seventh straight week as she posted a goal against Boston College on Friday...Jennifer Chaisson is just three assists shy of taking over second place in the UConn record book, as she has 56 career assists...Alexandra Garcia reached the 700 save mark for the season against BC on Friday and now has 771 on the season...Taylor Gross, who has a team-high 11 goals, posted her first goal in the past 12 games this weekend, as she recorded the game-tying goal in the third period against Northeastern.

University of Maine: Maine dropped a 1-0 decision to Vermont on S aturday afternoon… It was the fifth time this season that Maine has allowed just one goal in a game…The Black Bears have a record of 3-1-1 in those games…It was just the third time this season that the Black Bears have been shutout… Maine goalie Brittany Ott made 24 saves in the game…Women's ice hockey had 17 student-athletes honored on Sunday by the University of Maine at Scholar-Athlete day…In addition, Ashley Norum (Fairnbanks, Alaska) was named to Team Maine, for having the highest grade point average during the 2010 calendar year.

University of New Hampshire: UNH won its third consecutive matchup against a nationally-ranked team when the 'Cats prevailed 4-2 at third-ranked BU...Kayley Herman finished with a school-record 52 saves in that 4-2 win at BU; her 21 third-period saves were one shy of the school single-period record. Herman has stopped 141 of 150 (.940 save%) her last four games...Emma Clark has four assists in the last six games; she had two assists in her first 81 career games...Maggie Hunt scored her first career goal Feb. 3 at BU when she gave the 'Cats a 1-0 first-period lead...UNH's penalty kill was perfect (10-for-10) against BU's power-play unit that entered the week ranked #5 in the nation (22.1%); that included two 5x3 P Ks totaling 1 minute, 48 seconds...Despite allowing 89 shots on goal in the two game series vs. BU, the 'Cats also blocked a total of 36 attempted shots. Courtney Birchard led the way with seven blocked shots.

Northeastern University: Sunday's contest was the Huskies' third in five games to go to overtime. Northeastern is 1-1-1 in those three games...The Huskies took just one penalty for two minutes on Sunday, matching a season-low set against St. Cloud State on Jan. 2. Similar to the St. Cloud State contest, Northeastern faced off against another group of Huskies, and Dani Rylan notched a third period goal to give Northeastern a 2-1 lead...Northeastern held UConn to just two shots on goal in the second stanza, the fewest shots allowed by the Huskies this season...Rachel Llanes won 23 of 29 faceoffs against UConn on Sunday...Northeastern is now 15-8-8 in games just prior to the opening round of the Beanpot. Like this year, the Huskies battled to a 2-2 tie right before the Beanpot.

Providence College: The Friars will play in their first ever outdoor game on Sunday, February 13 when they visit UConn. The 4 p.m. start at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. will be part of Whaler Hockey Fest…Friar assistant Coach Karen Thatcher was recently selected to the preliminary roster for USA Hockey's World Championship contingent. Thatcher will be one of 30 players taking part in a training camp in early April in Ann Arbor, Mich.

University of Vermont: Vermont is 5-2-7 when scoring the first goal this season…Freshman Roxanne Douville earned her second consecutive shutout Saturday as Vermont defeated Maine 1-0 … Vermont's scoring defense ranks 12th in the country at 2.21 goals against per game…Vermont is now tied with Maine in seventh place in Hockey East with 10 points…Both teams trail New Hampshire by two points for the sixth and final Hockey East playoff spot…Vermont hosts UNH this weekend in a two-game series at Gutterson Fieldhouse…Vermont will honor its seven seniors on Saturday as they play their final home game.

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