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March 7, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: BOSTON COLLEGE WINS FIRST WHEA CHAMPIONSHIP IN SCHOOL HISTORY
~ Eagles and Terriers host NCAA Tournament games on Saturday ~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#16 KELLI STACK, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Senior Forward; Brooklyn Heights, Ohio)
Stack captured tournament MVP honors; recorded one goal and tallied two assists in the two-game tournament over the weekend. She buried the overtime game-winning goal vs. Providence in the semifinal victory on Saturday at Walter Brown Arena. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#4 MELISSA BIZZARI, BOSTON COLLEG
(Freshman Forward; Stowe, Vt.)
Bizzari tallied a team-high three points (1g,2a) in league tournament victories over Providence and Northeastern over the weekend at Walter Brown Arena to help the Eagles to their first WHEA title in school history. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#41 FLORENCE SCHELLING, NORTHEASTERN
(Jr. Goaltender; Obrengstringen, Switz.)
Schelling recorded 76 saves (.938 save%) on the weekend for the Huskies, which included a 44-save effort in the 4-2 semifinal victory against top seed Boston University of Saturday. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
The Eagles captured their first WHEA Tournament Championship with a overtime victory vs. Providence in the semifinals and a 3-1 triumph in the Hockey East Championship Game on Sunday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.  
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Pure Hockey Player of the Week Kelli Stack 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. 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

Blake Bolden, BC (So., D, Stow, Ohio) Scored once, the game-winning, power-play goal in the team's 3-1 win over Northeastern in the league championship game, and earned All-Tournament accolades.

Julia Marty, NU (Sr., D, Nussbaumen, Switzerland) Notched a goal for the Huskies on Saturday and finished the weekend with seven shots of goal. Was named to the WHEA All-Tournament Team for her efforts.

Casey Pickett, NU (So., F, Wilmington, Mass.) Tallied a three-point weekend for the Huskies and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Jenn Wakefield, BU (Jr., F, Pickering, Ont.) Recorded both Terriers goals in the semifinal loss to Northeastern on Saturday.

Taylor Wasylk, BC (Fr., Port Huron, Mich.) Scored twice – one goal in each league tournament win – to propel the Eagles to their first league tournament title. Notched the tying goal in the third period in Saturday's semifinal win over Providence.

Danielle Welch, BC (Jr., Hastings, Minn.) Tallied two points (1g,1a) in Boston College's 3-1 win over Northeastern in the league title game.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Genevieve Lacasse, PC (Kingston, Ont.) stopped a Hockey East Tournament record 58 shots in Saturday's 3-2, semifinal loss to Boston College. In the pr ocess , she became the Providence College all-time career saves leader with 2,582. The old mark of 2,555 was set by Jana Bugden in 2006.

Molly Schaus, BC (NATICK, MASS.) stopped 51 of 54 shots faced in backstopping Boston College to its first league tournament title and captured her 22nd and 23rd wins this winter, tying and then snapping the school's single-season record that she set as a junior in 2008-09

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: Boston College captured the program's first Hockey East Tournament title to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament … BC will make its third NCAA Tournament appearance, having previously received bids in 2007 and 2009 … Five Eagles scored the team's six goals in two tournament victories and eight players tallied at least one point … BC improved to 4-0-1 in its last five games and 9-1-2 in its last 12 games … The Eagles will host Minnesota in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m., which will mark the second NCAA tournament meeting between the schools in three seasons. The Eagles and Gophers met in the 2009 quarterfinals in Minneapolis, Minn.

Boston University: The No. 4/5 Boston University women's ice hockey team fell to Northeastern, 4-2, in the Hockey East semifinals ... The Terriers dropped to 3-1-1 against the Huskies in 2010-11 and suffered back-to-back losses for the first time this season ... BU earned Hockey East First-Team All-Star recognition for the first time, as graduate student Catherine Ward, junior Jenn Wakefield and freshman Marie-Philip Poulin were named to the first team ... Poulin was also BU's first Rookie of the Year ... Senior Jillian Kirchner was named a league all-star for the first time in her career, as she earned Second Team recognition ... The Terriers earned the No. 3 seed for the NCAA tournament and will host Mercyhurst in a rematch of last year's quarterfinal matchup ... BU is 0-1 all-time in the NCAA tournament ... BU is hosting an NCAA tournament game for the first time in its six-year history.

Northeastern University: Florence Schelling set a Hockey East tournament record with 24 saves in one period against BU in the semifinals. She also set a tournament record with 44 saves in the game. It was snapped hours later by Genevieve Lacasse of Providence... The 24 saves in a period was one save shy of a school record set by Leah Sulyma. The senior netminder made 25 saves in the second period of the 2010 Beanpot title game against Harvard on Feb. 9, 2010...Casey Pickett led all postseason scorers with three goals and three assists for six points. She had a point in all three games, including two straight multi-point contests...Saturday's contest was the first time Northeastern led BU in five meetings with the Terriers this season. The Huskies led twice against BU on Saturday...The Huskies killed off 13 of 14 power play chances they faced in the tournament...Six Huskies had multiple points in the tournament. They were Casey Pickett (3-3-6), Rachel Llanes (0-4-4), Alyssa Wohlfeiler (3-0-3), Katie MacSorley (1-1-2), Claire Santostefano (1-1-2) and Maggie DiMasi (0-2-2)...It was the first time the Huskies played in the Hockey East championship game.

Providence College: Providence concludes its season with a 22-12-1 record, its highest win total since the 2002-2003 season when the program went 24-6-6. It is also the sixth time in Head Coach Bob Deraney's 12 years behind the bench the program has reached the 20-win plateau. One more such season and Deraney will tie the Providence College record of seven, 20-win seasons currently held by John Marchetti. Senior co-captain Alyse Ruff (Tualatin, Ore.) finishes her career with 142 games played, one shy of the school record.

Hockey East in the NCAA Tournament: Boston College and Boston University mark WHEA 's 10th and 11th entries into NCAA play. It marks the third time two WHEA teams have earned berths in the tournament with the first back in the 2007 season (BC and UNH) and most recently with BU and UNH in 2009.

WHEA TEAMS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

Boston College: Three appearances, 1-2 record, One Frozen Four
Boston University: Two appearances, 0-1 record
New Hampshire: Five appearances, 2-5 record, Two Frozen Fours
Providence: One apperance, 0-1 record

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