November 19, 2012
WEEKLY RELEASE: NO. 6 BOSTON COLLEGE TAKES FOUR-POINT WEEKEND VS. NO. 8 NU
~No. 7 BU beats PC, No. 5 Harvard; UVM downs UConn; UNH wins at Maine ~
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Jenelle Kohanchuk of Boston University

photoATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#19 JENELLE KOHANCHUK, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Senior Forward; Winnipeg, Man.)

Kohanchuk recorded six points (3g,3a) on the weekend in two wins for the Terriers, including a career-high five points (2g,3a) against Providence on Friday night before she scored a shorthanded goal in the win against No. 5 Harvard on Sunday. Kohanchuk finished the weekend with six shots on goal and a +5 plus/minus rating.


photoPRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#22 HALEY SKARUPA, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Freshman Forward; Rockville, Md.)

Skarupa notched seven points (2g,5a) in three games this week, including a four-point game (1g,3a) in a 6-4 victory against Northeastern Friday night at Matthews Arena. She finished the week with 10 shots on goal and a +5 rating for the Eagles.


photoWHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#1 KERRIN SPERRY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Junior Goaltender; North Reading, Mass.)

Sperry made 38 saves on the week in two victories for the Terriers, which included 19 saves in each win against first-place Providence Friday at Walter Brown Arena and No. 5 Harvard on Sunday.


WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
Logo BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

The Eagles went 2-0-1 on the week, which included a four-point weekend in league play against No. 8 Northeastern (6-4, 4-3) and a 3-3 tie with Dartmouth on Monday night.


HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Nicole Anderson, PC (Sr., F, Jordan, Minn.) Tallied three points, including her fourth power-play goal of the season on Sunday against UVM.

Megan Armstrong, UNH (Fr., D, Edina, Minn.) Tallied a goal at Maine to extend her point scoring streak to three games on Saturday.

Melissa Bizzari, BC (Jr., F, Stowe, Vt.) Recorded five points (3g,2a) this week with the game-winning goal with 39 seconds left Sunday at NU.

Kendall Coyne, NU (So., F, Palos Heights, Ill.) Tallied four assists in two games against Boston College.

Jenn Gilligan, UNH (So., G, Maple Ridge, B.C.) Picked up her second win of the season at Maine after making 22 saves on Saturday.

Sarah Lefort, BU (Fr., F, Ormstown, Que.) Scored a career-high three points (1g,2a), including the game-winning goal against Providence.

Megan Miller, BC (So., G, Long Grove, Ill.) Went 1-0-1 this week in three appearances with a 2.57 GAA and a .911 save percentage.

Amanda Pelkey, UVM (So., F, Montpelier, Vt.) Had two goals and one assist in the first period on Friday as the Catamounts defeated UConn 5-1.

Marie-Philip Poulin, BU (Jr., F, Beauceville, Que.) Had four points (2g,2a) on Friday and assisted on another shorthanded goal on Sunday.

Casey Pickett, NU (Sr., F, Wilmington, Mass.) scored three goals in two games against Boston College

Louise Warren, BU (Jr., F, Pembroke, Ont.) Had two assists on Friday before she scored the game-winning goal on Sunday.

Brittany Zuback, UVM (So., F, Thunder Bay, Ont.) Notched two goals and an assist in Vermont's three-point Hockey East weekend.


CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Alex Carpenter, BC (READING, MASS.) notched her 30th career goal ON Friday night AT NORTHEASTERN

Kaliya Johnson, BC (CHANDLER, ARIZ.) scored her first collegiate goal on Sunday AT CONTE FORUM VS. NORTHEASTERN

Katie MacSorley, NU (STRATFORD, ONT.) has one goal and six assists in her last seven games.

Kelly Wallace, NU (LIBERTYVILLE, ILL.) has four goals in her last five games FOR THE HUSKIES


TEAM NOTES

Boston College: BC is undefeated in their last seven games (5-0-2)...Alex Carpenter extended her point streak to nine games (10-8-18)..Haley Skarupa currently has a seven game point streak (4-9-13)...Blake Bolden leads all Hockey East defenseman in scoring (2-9-11)...The Eagles are now 3-1-1 against teams in the top 10 this season...During their seven game unbeaten streak, BC has scored an average of 4.86 goals per game.

Boston University: No. 7 Boston University handed No. 6/5 Harvard its first loss of the season on Sunday…The Terriers have now earned four wins over four nationally ranked opponents this season, including three against teams in the top five of either poll…The Terriers scored seven goals for the first time since March 10, 2012, when they tallied seven against Cornell in the NCAA tournament…It was the first time BU had seven goals in a regular-season game since Oct. 15, 2010, against Wayne State…Kerrin Sperry has allowed just three goals in her last 200:44 against Providence…The Terriers allowed five total shots combined in the first period this past weekend…Junior Marie-Philip Poulin has notched a point in all 11 games she has played this season…Freshman Sarah Lefort now leads the league with four game-winning goals…Junior Louise Warren (5g,2a) and senior Isabel Menard (1g,5a) each have a four-game point streaks.

University of Connecticut: UConn snapped four-game losing streak with its 2-2 tie against non-conference opponent St. Lawrence on Sunday...Both Connecticut ties have come against ECAC opponents...Freshman goaltender Elaine Chuli set a career-high in her first game with 40+ saves by stopping 41 shots against St. Lawrence on Sunday...Sophomore Emily Snodgrass, last season's leading scorer, notched her second goal of the season against SLU, while senior Casey Knajdek tallied her first

University of Maine: The Black Bears skated to a 2-1 loss against the New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday afternoon at Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine. Tori Pasquariello picked up the lone goal for the Black Bears as she now has four goals on the season. Audra Richards and Jennifer More notched the assist on the power play goal. Maine has 13 skaters who have tallied at least a point thus far with nine of those skaters being a sophomore or below. Brittany Dougherty leads the team in points as she has notched 11 in 11 games thus far.

University of New Hampshire: The Wildcats earned a conference win in their only contest last week, defeating the University of Maine, 2-1. Defender Megan Armstrong extended her point streak to three games with a power play goal. Netminder Jenn Gilligan has started the season with a 2-0-0 record in net with wins over Boston U. and Maine. The members of the incoming class have accounted for 35 points through the first 13 games of the season with 20 goals and 15 assists.

Northeastern University: Kendall Coyne has at least one point in 10 of her 11 games played this season, and is riding a seven-game point streak (7g,11a). Coyne is fifth in the nation in points per game (2.27)…Casey Pickett has 13 points in her last five games, and is three points away from 100 in her career. Pickett is 20th on the NU record list for career goals (49)…Kelsey O'Sullivan replaced Chloe Desjardins midway through the second period on Friday night, and made a career high 16 saves.

Providence College: Providence has 19 different players notching points on the season, including 14 that have notched at least one goal. The four Friar seniors have notched 34 of the 110 points for Providence this season...In Hockey East the Friars have played all but one conference foe, No. 8 Northeastern. At home the Friars have earned a 5-1-2 record this season bringing them to a total of 296 games won in Schneider Arena, just shy of the 300 mark.

University of Vermont: Vermont sophomores Brittany Zuback, Meghan Huertas, and Amanda Pelkey are all on three-game point streaks. Zuback leads the team in scoring with nine goals and six assists for 15 points in 14 games this season... Nine goals is already the most in a season for a Catamount since Hilary Johnson had 11 in 2003-04…The Catamounts are undefeated in their last three Hockey East contests, the first such streak since Jan. 30 – Feb. 11 2010…Sunday was the annual Teddy Bear toss sponsored by the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, 80 bears were collected and will be donated to patients in the Burlington area.

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