~ No. 8 Northeastern picks up two wins; No. 4 Boston U. downs Union ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#14 CASEY PICKETT, NORTHEASTERN
(Junior Forward; Wilmington, Mass.)
|Pickett potted both goals in Northeastern's 2-1 victory over Union on Friday, and assisted
Kendall Coyne's tally in the Huskies' 3-1 triumph over Quinnipiac.
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#9 TAYLOR WASYLK, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Sophomore Forward; Port Huron, Mich.)
|Wasylk registered three points (1g,2a) in a 5-0 win over New Hampshire on Saturday with
five shots on goal and a +1 plus/minus rating. The forward's power play goal two minutes
into the second period of proved to be the game-winner.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#8 KAYLA TUTINO, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Freshman Forward; Lorraine, Quebec)
|Tutino notched her first career hat-trick, including a shorthanded goal, to help guide BU to a
6-2 win over Union on Saturday. She recorded six shots on goal and a +2
rating the the victory for the Terriers.
||WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#33 JENN GILLIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Freshman Goaltender; Maple Ridge, B.C.)
|Gilligan recorded a season-high 24 saves (.960 save%) to backbone UNH to a 1-1 tie against
fifth-ranked BC last Friday at the Whittemore Center. Stopped all three shots in OT and held
the Eagles scoreless on four power-play opportunities, including one in the extra session.
||WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
|BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
|The Eagles opened league play undeafeated with a tie (1-1) and a win (5-0) over the
weekend against New Hampshire. BC's penalty kill was a perfect 6-for-6 in the two-game
set. The Eagles outshot UNH, 35-16, in game two on Saturday at Conte Forum.
Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Casey Pickett and Taylor Wasylk
|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 2011-2012 season leaders to date:
Blake Bolden, BC (Jr., D, Stow, Ohio) Posted the third three-point performance of her career on Saturday versus UNH.
Corinne Boyles, BC (Jr., G, Wheaton, Ill.) Recorded 41 saves, including 16 stops in her first shutout of the season vs. UNH.
Alex Carpenter, BC (Fr., F, Reading, Mass.) Recorded three points (2g,1a) in BC's three-point weekend vs. UNH
Kendall Coyne, NU (Fr., F, Palos Heights, Ill.) Had a goal and an assist on the weekend in two victories for the Huskies.
Braly Hiller, BU (So., G, Marion, Mass.) Stopped 27 shots to earn her first collegiate victory over Union, 6-2, on Saturday.
Jenelle Kohanchuk, BU (Sr., F, Winnipeg, Man.) Tallied three assists in the win againt Union.
Genevieve Lacasse, PC (Sr, G, Kingston, Ont.) Had back-to-back games with 40+ saves, stopping 44 Saturday and 45 Sunday.
Jenn Wakefield, BU (Sr., F, Pickering, Ont.) Notched two power play goals in the win over Union on Saturday.
Danielle Ward, Maine (Sr., F, Lansing, Mich) Extended to scoring streak to five games on Friday night when she scored on a penalty shot.
Alex Carpenter, BC (Reading, Mass.)
has scored in three straight games for the Eagles
KRISTINE HORN, UNH (UTICA, MICH.)
EXTENDED HER GOAL-SCORING STREAK TO FIVE GAMES
SCORING THE UNH ONLY GOAL ON FRIDAY VS. THE EAG LES
Jackie Young, BC (MEDFORD, MASS.)
scored her first collegiate goal on Saturday VS. UNH
Dominique Goutsis, MAINE (Coquitlam, B.C.)
played in her 100th career game on Saturday vs. Bemidji State
Boston College: BC's home win vs. UNH was the first for Head Coach Katie
King Crowley and the first since the 2006-07 season...BC extended its unbeaten
streak against the Wildcats to five games...Half of BC's 28 points this season
have come from defensive players...The Eagles have seven third period goals
and just four in the first two periods combined....Boston College meets Quinnipiac
on Friday, Oct. 21...This will be the first meeting between the two sides since
Oct. 16, 2009...The Eagles are 2-0-2 against the Bobcats since 2004.
Boston University: BU completed its five-game homestand with a 4-1 record
and three straight wins…The Terriers have scored a shorthanded goal in the last
three games and in four of their first five games…Kayla Tutino's hat-trick is the
first by a BU skater since Marie-Philip Poulin did it, also as a freshman, against
Vermont on Jan. 22, 2011…The Terriers have not lost to an ECAC opponent
since dropping a 3-1 decision to Princeton on Nov. 27, 2009…Jenn Wakefield
has scored a goal in four of the first five games, and has potted at least a pair
of goals in three of the first five games…Isabel Menard's four-game point streak
was snapped on Saturday…Jenelle Kohanchuk has notched at least one point
in four of the first five games...BU has won three straight games, and all three
games have had a different starting and winning goaltender.
University of Connecticut: Huskies swept in home series by No. 5 Minnesota-
Duluth at home...UConn fell by scores of 5-4 and 6-1 after being swept by a
combined 12-0 at UMD in 2010...Emily Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) posted the
first multi-point game of her career with a goal and an assist in game one...
Taylor Gross (Colorado Springs, Colo.), the team's leading scorer in 2010-11,
netted her first goal of the season on an extra-man opportunity in the third period
of game one...Sophomore goaltender Nicole Paniccia (Oakville, Ont.) made a
career-high 42 saves in game two on Saturday.
University of Maine: The University of Maine women's ice hockey team (4-2-0,
0-0-0) dropped a pair of games to Bemidji State over the weekend…On Friday,
the Black Bears fell 3-2 in overtime…It was Maine's second straight overtime
game…The Black Bears defeated Quinnipiac 5-4 in overtime last weekend…
Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) tallied a goal in five straight games to begin the
season…Ward scored on a penalty shot in the game on Friday night…She saw
her scoring streak come to an end on Saturday when Maine was shutout.
University of New Hampshire: UNH has outscored the opposition 3-1 in the
first period and 10-5 in the second period but has been outscored 8-1 in the
third period...Lindsey Minton recorded 30+ saves for the fifth time in her career
with a 30-save effort Oct. 15 at Boston College that included 16 third-period
saves...UNH's penalty kill held BC scoreless on four power plays Oct. 14 to
improve to 21 of 22 (95.5%) through five games, but then the Eagles converted
3 of 6 power-play opportunities Oct. 15.
Northeastern University: Northeastern has won its first four games for the first
time since the 2001-02 season. They still have plenty of work to meet the longest
season-opening winning streak in program history, set by the 1988-89 team that
began the season 15-0-0. Junior Casey Pickett and freshman Kendall Coyne
have scored in all four games for the Huskies, while senior Florence Schelling
(three wins, one shutout, 1.00 GAA) and freshman Chloe Desjardins (one win,
1.00 GAA) have combined for just four goals allowed on the young season.
Providence College: The Friars hosted their annual fundraiser this weekend for
two local charities, Sojourner House and SOAR, that work to prevent domestic
violence and care for its victims…Goaltender Genevieve Lacasse is seven wins
shy of tying the school record of 58 career wins, currently held by Jana Bugden
'07…The Friars will begin Hockey East play this Friday, October 21 at Vermont.
All-time, Providence is 8-2 at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
University of Vermont: Freshman forward Krystal Baumann leads the team in
scoring with two goals and one assist…The Catamounts open up conference
play this weekend as they host Providence in a two-game set…Vermont is 0-6-1
all-time in Hockey East openers…The Catamounts went 1-2-0 last season against
the Friars, they defeated then #9 Providence 1-0 on Jan. 30, 2011…Roxanne
Douville earned her first collegiate shutout as the Catamounts defeated their
fourth ranked team in the last two seasons.