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March 5, 2012
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WEEKLY RELEASE: BOSTON U. EARNS SECOND TOURNAMENT TITLE IN SCHOOL HISTORY
~ BU travels to Cornell, BC hosts St. Lawrence in NCAA Tournament Saturday~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#9 JENN WAKEFIELD, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Senior Forward; Pickering, Ont.)
Wakefield notched three points (2g,1a) on the weekend in Hyannis en route to Tournament MVP honors, which included a two-goal effort and 11 shots on goal on Sunday in the Hockey East Championship Game. She scored the game-tying goal with eight seconds left in regulation and scored the game-winner at the 2:15 mark in the second extra frame. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#8 KAYLA TUTINO, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Freshman Forward; Lorraine, Que.)
Tutino notched a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 semifinal win vs. archirival Boston College. She finished the weekend with five shots on goal. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#27 GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Senior Goaltender; Scarborough, Ont.)
Lacasse stopped 89 shots (.978 save%) in the two games over the weekend vs. Northeastern and Boston University, including a 48-save effort in the 2-1 double overtime loss to the Terriers on Sunday at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. Lacasse was named to the 2012 WHEA All-Tournament Team for her efforts over the weekend on the Cape. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS
The Terriers took home their second WHEA Tournament Championship with a 5-2 win over Boston College in the semifinals on Saturday and followed thay up with a 2-1 double overtime win vs. Providence College on Sunday.  
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Jenn Wakefield of Boston University
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ARMY ROTC THREE STARS AWARD
At the conclusion of each Hockey East league game, the Hockey East "Army ROTC Three Stars of The Game" are selected. Congratulation's to Northeastern goaltender Florence Schelling for winning this years award. Schelling was named a No. 1 star four times on the year and was one of the three stars in 12 games for the Huskies. Here were the leaders for the 2011-2012 season.
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Florence Schelling Sr. G NU
2. Kendall Coyne Fr. F NU
3. Brittany Ott Jr. G ME
  Genevieve Lacasse Sr. G PC
5. Jenn Wakefield Sr. F BU
  Kristina Lavoie Jr. F UNH
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Kathryn Miller, BU (Jr., D, Milverton, Ont.) Was named to the WHEA All-Tournament Team with two assists and a +5 plus/minus rating on the weekend.

Christine Jensen, PC (Sr., D, Delta, B.C.) Had two assists in the semifinal win vs. Northeastern and was named to the All-Tournament squad.

Marie-Philip Poulin, BU (So., F, Beauceville, Que.) She was named to the All-Tournament Team for her efforts with five points (2g,3a) with nine shots on goal and a +5 rating for the Terriers.

Ashley Cottrell, PC (Sr., F, Sterling Heights, Mich.) Was named to the All-Tournament Team with a goal on Saturday vs. Northeastern and five shots on goal for the weekend.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

ASHLEY COTTRELL, PC (STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH.) SCORED HER 100TH CAREER POINT ON SATURDAY VS. NORTHEASTERN IN SEMIFINAL ACTION

GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PC (KINGSTON, ONT.) BECAME THE TOURNAMENT RECORD HOLDER FOR CAREER SAVES (277) AND SAVES IN A SINGLE TOURNAMENT (127)

ISABEL MENARD, BU (OTTAWA, ONT.) NOTCHED EIGHT POINTS AND SEVEN ASSISTS IN THE TOURNAMENT, BOTH OF WHICH ARE NEW SINGLE-TOURNAMENT RECORDS

MARIE-PHILIP POULIN, BU (BEAUCEVILLE, QUE.) NOTCHED EIGHT POINTS (3G,5A) IN THE TOURNAMENT, A NEW SINGLE-TOURNAMENT RECORDS

JENN WAKEFIELD, BU (PICKERING, ONT.) SET A NEW SINGLE TOURNAMENT RECORD WITH FIVE GOALS

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: Boston College received the four-seed – its highest ever – in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year…BC will host No. 10 St. Lawrence on Sat. March 10 at 1 p.m…. The Eagles are 2-3 all-time in the NCAA Tournament…Freshman C Alex Carpenter and Junior D Blake Bolden were named first team Hockey East All-Stars at the league's annual banquet on Friday, March 2…Carpenter was joined by classmates Emily Field and Emily Pfalzer on the All-Rookie Team…The Eagles fell to eventual champion, No.9 BU, 2-5, in the Hockey East Semifinal …BC had finished the regular season 23-8-3 (15-4-2 HE), their most wins in league play under current Head Coach Katie King Crowley…at 23-8-3 GK Corinne Boyles is one win shy of tying BC's single-season wins record of 24, set by All-American Molly Schaus in 2006 and 2011…Carpenter's 1.12 points per game (19-18-37) are fifth most in the nation by a rookie and her 37 points are fourth most ever by a freshman at the Heights… Pfalzer ranks second in the league for defenseman scoring with 18 points (5g, 13a), while Bolden (7g, 10a) and Dru Burns (3g, 14a) rate third with 17 tallies… The Eagles own a 7-4-2 mark against ranked opponents this season.

Boston University: The Terriers won their second WHEA Championship in program history. It was the first-ever double overtime game in WHEA Tournament history. Both of the Terriers' titles were won in overtime, and both by 2-1 scores…Senior Jenn Wakefield tallied twice in the win and earned Tournament MVP honors…BU will play Cornell in the NCAA Quarterfinals at Ithaca, N.Y. The Terriers are 0-2 at Cornell this season, but defeated the Big Red last year in the Frozen Four…Wakefield, Marie-Philip Poulin and Isabel Menard all had points in all three WHEA Tournament games this season…BU scored four shorthanded goals during the tournament… Poulin (3g, 5a) and Menard (1g, 7a) each had eight points during the tournament, while Wakefield had seven (5g, 2a).

Northeastern University: Senior Florence Schelling becomes just the second two-time winner of the WHEA Player of the Year Award and the Army ROTC Three Stars Award, next to BC alumna Kelli Stack…Northeastern has never won the Hockey East Tournament, nor has it been to the NCAA Tournament…junior tri-captain Casey Pickett and freshman Kendall Coyne won the Best Defensive Forward Award and the WHEA Rookie of the Year Award, respectively; they're the first winners of those awards in program history…Northeastern entered the tournament as the top seed in the WHEA Tournament, having never been seeded higher than fourth…with her blanking of the Huskies in the WHEA Semifinal, Providence's Genevieve Lacasse has authored the only two shutouts against the Huskies this season.

Providence College: The Friars have now played in six of the 10 Hockey East Championship games…Senior goaltender Genevieve Lacasse (Kingston, Ontario) played over 179 tournament minutes without allowing a goal, including shutouts in the quarterfinals and semifinals…Lacasse wraps her Friar career with 64 career victories, 20 career shutouts, 3,482 career saves, and 127 career-games played, all Providence College records…Senior Ashley Cottrell (sterling Heights, Mich.) became the 32nd player in program history to reach the 100 point milestone.

Hockey East in the NCAA Tournament: BC and BU mark 18th and 19th qualifiers into the NCAA Tournament for the league in the 10-year history of the conference. League teams own a 6-11 record all-time. The conference has placed a team in the Frozen Four in four of the last six years.

Boston College:
Three appearances, 2-3 record, Two Frozen Four (2007, 2011)

Boston University:
Two apperances, 2-2 record, One Frozen Four (2011)

New Hampshire:
Five appearances, 2-5 record, Two Frozen Fours (2006, 2008)

Providence:
Two apperances, 0-1 record (2005)

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