~ Providence sweeps UConn; UNH, Vermont split two-game series ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#10 KRISTINA LAVOIE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Junior Forward; Fonthill, Ont.)
|Lavoie factored in four of the team's five goals last week with three goals and an assist. She
recorded her first career hat trick with three goals in Saturday's 4-2 victory; she scored the
first two goals of the game, as well as the tally that gave UNH a
4-0 lead. Lavoie also had a +2 rating with eight shots on goal on the weekend.
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#1 KERRIN SPERRY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Sophomore Goaltender; North Reading, Mass.)
|Sperry made a combined 58 saves in wins over BC and Northeastern. She also recorded
her first shutout of the season on Wednesday vs. No. 4 Boston College with 30 saves and
28 in the 3-2 victory vs. No. 7 Northeastern on Saturday at Agganis Arena.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#21 AMANDA PELKEY, VERMONT
(Freshman Forward; Montpelier, Vt.)
|Pelkey had two goals and one assist helping Vermont earn a split in its homeand-
home series against New Hampshire this weekend. She recorded 10
shots on goal with a +2 plus/minus rating in the series vs. the Wildcats.
||WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#27 GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PROVIDENCE
(Senior Goaltender; Scarborough, Ont.)
|Lacasse stopped 51 of 53 shots (.962 save%) in the weekend sweep of Connecticut.
Lacasse tied and surpassed the Providence College record for career victories by a goalie
with 59 career victories, one more than former Friar great Jana Bugden '07. Saturday's
2-0 decision was Lacasse's 17th career shutout, also a Friar record.
||WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
|BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS
|The Terriers knocked off No. 4 Boston College by a 6-0 score on Wdnesday night at Walter
Brown Arena and then followed that up with a 3-2 victory against No. 7 Northeastern on
Saturday at Walter Brown Arena.
Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Kristina Lavoie and Kerrin Sperry
|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:
Kendall Coyne, NU (Fr., F, Palos Heights, Ill.) Netted her league-leading 22nd goal of the year on Saturday vs. Northeastern.
Maggie DiMasi, NU (So., D, Burlington, Vt.) Spearheaded a Northeastern penalty kill that went 6-6 on Saturday against Boston University.
Abby Gauthier (PC, F, Lynn, Mass.) Tallied two goals in Sunday's 5-2 victory over Connecticut. She also contributed an assist on Saturday.
Nicole Gifford, UNH (Jr., F, Ennismore, Ont.) Matched her career high of two assists Saturday, then scored the team's only goal Sunday.
Beth Hanrahan, PC (Fr., F, Poolesville, Md.) Tallied two goals in Sunday's 5-2 win at UConn, including the eventual game winner.
Taylor Holze, BU (Jr., F, Lynnbrook, N.Y.) Had three points against BC (1g, 2a) and had an assist vs. Northeastern on Saturday.
Jenna Lascelle, UNH (Fr., F, Cornwall, Ont.) Recorded three points, all on assists, in a two-game series vs. UVM.
Isabel Menard, BU (Jr., F, Ottawa, Ont.) She finished with three points (1g, 2a) in two games.
Lindsey Minton, UNH (Sr., G, Richardson, Texas) Stopped 49 of 53 shots for a .925 save percentage in a weekend split against UVM.
Jenn Wakefield, BU (Sr., F, Pickering, Ont.) Scored twice and added an assist over the weekend, including the game-winning goal vs. Northeastern
Maggie DiMasi, NU (BURLINGTON, VT.)
Has a four-game point streak for the Huskies
with five points (1g,4a)
GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PC (SCARBOROUGH, ONT.)
Broke the all-time school wins record
on Sunday vs. UConn with 59 victories
Isabel Menard, BU (OTTAWA, ONT.)
notched her 100th career point
Amanda Pelkey, UVM (MONTPELIER, VT.)
First career multi-goal game on Saturday vs. UNH
Jenn Wakefield, BU (PICKERING, ONT.)
has a 10-game point streak (10g,7a)
Boston College: Boston College was shutout on the road for the first time since
2010 in a loss to BU, 0-6, on Wednesday…The Eagles remained atop the conference
standing with 22 points…Junior Ashley Motherwell's nine-game point streak,
the seventh longest in school history, was snapped on Wednesday at BU…Alex
Carpenter's 26 points (14g,12a) are fifth most in the nation by a rookie…Jackie
Young (6g,10a), Dru Burns (3g,11a), Emily Pfalzer (5g, 8a) and Blake Bolden
(6g,7a) make up the top four league leaders in defenseman scoring…BC opens
the Beanpot on Tuesday vs. Northeastern…Last year, Mary Restuccia was named
MVP en route to leading BC to its fourth Beanpot Trophy in six years.
Boston University: Junior Isabel Menard notched her 100th career point on
Wednesday against BC. She is the second Terrier to reach a major milestone this
season, as Jenn Wakefield notched her 100th career goal earlier this year...With
their win against Northeastern on Saturday, the Terriers improved their record
to 4-0-1 all-time at Agganis Arena…The Terriers have knocked off two straight
ranked opponents and currently have four wins against teams in the top-10 this
season…The Terriers have scored 15 goals in the last three games while allowing
just four…Kerrin Sperry recorded her first shutout of the season on Wednesday.
University of Connecticut: UConn was swept in the weekend and season series by
Providence with a pair of 2-0 and 5-2 losses...The Huskies scored their first power
play goal since a 2-2 tie at Vermont (12/4) when Maggie Walsh scored against
PC (1/29)...Freshman Emily Snodgrass picked up her team-leading 10th assist of
the season to push her point total to 16...Sophomore Nicole Paniccia racked up a
career-high 47 saves against the Friars (1/28), while allowing just one goal...UConn
held Providence to 0-8 on the power play, improving its penalty kill to 90.2%
University of Maine: The University of Maine women's hockey team remains
at 13-8-6 overall and 7-6-2 in conference play after a bye-week. Goalie Brittany
Ott surpassed the 4,000-minute mark last weekend, bringing her career total to
4111:07 minutes in net. She is also just 57 saves shorts of the 2,000 career
save mark. With the game-winning goal against Providence, Danielle Ward is now
just one goal shy of 50 for her career. Brittany Dougherty has scored 27 of her
62 career points this season, including a team leading 13 goals and 14 assists..
The teams' 13 wins is the most since the 2005-06 season.
University of New Hampshire: UNH won its fourth consecutive home game
with Saturday's 4-2 victory, then lost its ninth consecutive road game with a
2-1 setback Sunday in a home-and-home series against Vermont…The Wildcats
recorded a season-high 38 shots in the two-goal victory…Kristina Lavoie recorded
her first career hat trick with three goals Saturday vs. UVM. Lavoie (7g, 6a) and
Lascelle (6g, 7a) are both averaging one point per game at home… In nine games
together, the line of Lavoie, Gifford and Lascelle has produced 14 goals and 19
assists for 33 points.
Northeastern University: Boston College remains the only team on Northeastern's
schedule to have held freshman Kendall Coyne without a point; the Eagles will have
a chance to keep her scoreless three times in four attempts when they take on the
Huskies on Tuesday in the Beanpot semifinals at Walter Brown Arena…In Saturday's
3-2 loss at BU, Northeastern lost for the first time all season when leading after
two periods; they had been 15-0-1 in that situation entering the game.
Providence College: Prior to Saturday's victory over UConn, Providence marked
the 10th anniversary of the Women's Hockey East by recognizing its Tenth Anniversary
Team, a group of 13 players who distinguished themselves during the last
ten seasons…Genevieve Lacasse now holds every major goaltending record at
PC, including career wins (59), shutouts (17), career games-played (119), career
saves (3,211), and saves in a season (948).
University of Vermont: Freshman Amanda Pelkey leads the team in scoring with
five goals and eight assists for 13 points in 26 games this season. Pelkey had
two goals and one assist helping Vermont earn a split in its home-and-home series
against New Hampshire this weekend. Pelkey registered six points this season in
three games against the Wildcats…Junior forward Erin Wente scored the game
winning goal for Vermont Sunday afternoon in a 2-1 decision…On Feb. 3, 2010
Wente scored the game winner in a 2-1 game against New Hampshire, Vermont's
first ever against the Wildcats…Vermont is 3-1-0 in its last four meetings with the
Wildcats at Gutterson Fieldhouse.