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January 21, 2013
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WEEKLY RELEASE: MAINE GETS WIN AND TIE VS. UVM; NO. 2 BC SPLITS AT NO. MERCYHURST
~ No. 10 Northeastern, No. 5 BU win one-goal games; UNH sweeps UConn ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#5 ALEX CARPENTER, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Sophomore Forward; Reading, Mass.)
Carpenter had a five-point (2g,3a) in the weekend road split at No. 7 Mercyhurst, which included a three-point (2g,1a) effort in the 5-2 triumph on Friday. She notched nine shots and a +4 rating in the series. Athletic Republic
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#77 KENDALL COYNE, NORTHEASTERN
(Sophomore Forward; Palos Heights, Ill.)
Coyne recorded six points (3g,3a) in the 1-1 week for the Huskies. She recorded four points (2g,2a) in the 8-7 win on Sunday afternoon at Matthews Arena. She totaled 12 shots on goal in the week for the Huskies. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#9 SARAH LEFORT, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Freshman Forward; Ormstown, Que.)
Lefort scored her first collegiate hat trick, which included the game-winning tally, on four shots in a 5-4 win over Northeastern Wednesday. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#33 JENN GILLIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Sophomore Goaltender; Maple Ridge, B.C.)
Gilligan tallied a 3-0-0 record on the week, tallying a .951 save percentage after saving 58 of 61 shots. She earned her first shutout of the season on Sunday vs. the Huskies. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#29 BRITTANY OTT, MAINE
(Senior Goaltender; St. Clair Shores, Mich.)
Ott posted 47 saves on 49 shots (.959 save%) over the two-game weekend vs. Vermont. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS
The Wildcats earned a weekend sweep of Connecticut by scores of 3-1 and 2-0 on the week to move into a tie for third in the league standings.  
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Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Alex Carpenter and Kendall Coyne
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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. Here are the 2012-13 season leaders to date:
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Kendall Coyne So. F NU
2. Haley Skarupa Fr. F BC
3. Casey Pickett Sr. F NU
4. Nicole Anderson Sr. F PC
  Roxanne Douville Jr. G UVM
  Marie-Philip Poulin Jr. F BU
6. Alex Carpenter So. F BC
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Megan Armstrong, UNH (Fr., D, Edina, Minn.) Tallied three points (2g,1a) in three wins for the Wildcats.

Blake Bolden, BC (Sr., D, Stow, Ohio.) Scored the tying goal on Saturday against Mercyhurst and recording a +3 rating in two games this week..

Missy Denk, Maine (Jr., F, Poplar Grove, Ill.) Picked up the game-winning goal at 1:44 in the overtime period for her first goal of the season.

Brittany Dougherty, Maine (Sr., F, Chesterfield, Mich.) Notched three assists in the 3-2 overtime win over Vermont.

Haley Frade, PC (So., F, Marion, Mass.) Posted a career high three-point (1g,2a) game on Sunday, Jan. 20 against No. 10 Northeastern.

Kristine Horn, UNH (Sr., F, Utica, Mich.) Tallied a trio of points (1g,2a) on the week.

Molly Illikainen, PC (Fr., F, Grand Rapids, Minn.) Notched a career high four-point (2g,2a) game on Sunday at Northeastern.

Jenelle Kohanchuk (Sr., F, Winnipeg, Man.) Had two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in a 5-4 win over Northeastern Wednesday.

Kristina Lavoie, UNH (Sr., F, Fonthill, Ont.) Tallied three points (2g,1a), including a point in each of the three games the Wildcats played.

Rebecca Morse, PC (Jr., D, Westfield, N.J.) Earned a career high three-point game (1g,2a) on Sunday, Jan. 20 against No. 10 Northeastern.

Arielle O'Neill, UNH (Jr., F, St. Catherines, Ont.) Tallied three points (2g,1a) in the three games the Wildcats played this week.

Maggie Pendleton, PC (Jr., D, Woodbury, Minn.) Posted a two-point game (1g,1a) against No. 10 Northeastern on Sunday, Jan. 20.

Paige Savage, NU (Fr., F, Johns Creek, Ga.) Scored a power play goal at No. 5 Boston University on Wednesday.

Chloe Tinkler, Maine (Sr., D, Wabush, Nfld.) Tallied two assists in the 3-2 overtime win on Saturday afternoon.

Kelly Wallace, NU (Jr., F, Libertyville, Ill.) Amassed five points (1g,4a) in two games, including a career-high three assists at No. 5 BU.

Louise Warren, BU (Jr., F, Pembroke, Ont.) Notched a goal and an assist in a 5-4 win over Northeastern on Wednesday.


CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Hailey Browne, Maine (Oakville, Ont.) registered her first career goal in the 3-2 overtime win ON SATURDAY

Alex Carpenter, BC (Reading, Mass.) HER 21-game point streak is the longest in BC History

Brittany Dougherty , Maine (Chesterfield, Mich .) has recorded 16 points (6G,10A) over HER last 10 games

Haley Skarupa, BC (Rockville, Md.) has 22 points in her last nine games (10G,12A)


TEAM NOTES

Boston College: BC's winning and unbeaten streaks were snapped at 13 and 18 games respectively...Alex Carpenter extended her point streak to 21-games (18-24-42)...Alex Carpenter and Haley Skarupa are 1/2 in the Hockey East scoring race...Blake Bolden leads all Hockey East defensemen in scoring (5-16-21)... The Eagles are 7-2-1 against ranked teams this season...BC is averaging 4.70 goals per game, good for second in the NCAA behind Minnesota (5.83), while their power play is also second behind Minnesota with a 30.5% success rate.

Boston University: No. 5 Boston University improved to 15-3-3 and 10-2-1 in Hockey East, which puts the Terriers in a tie for first place with Boston College… Freshman Sarah Lefort notched her first collegiate hat trick to lead BU to a 5-4 win over Northeastern on Wednesday…A BU freshman has notched a hat trick in each of the last three seasons (Kayla Tutino, Marie-Philip Poulin)…The Terriers have not lost since Nov. 9 (8-0-2)…BU has now won its past three meetings with Northeastern…Junior Louise Warren has scored a goal and an assist in each of the last four games (4g, 4a).

University of Connecticut: Huskies were swept in a WHEA series for second time this season...Sarah MacDonnell scored her four of the year on UConn's only goal of the weekend vs. UNH...UConn hosted over 100 kids for its Skating Strides clinic on Monday morning.

University of Maine: The Black Bears hosted Vermont this weekend for a conference game on Friday and a non-conference game on Saturday. Maine skated to a 0-0 tie on Friday while picking up the 3-2 OT win on Saturday. Dougherty extends her points total to 28 on the weekend where she tallied three assists in the 3-2 win. Brittany Ott picked up her fourth win of the season on Saturday, allowing two goals with 23 saves in the 3-2 overtime win. The Black Bears have tallied 47 goals and 61 assists for 108 points in 23 games.

University of New Hampshire: The Wildcats opened up 2013 with a 3-0-0 start, including a win against Union (4-2) and a weekend sweep of Connecticut. Jenn Gilligan backboned New Hampshire to its first shutout of the season Sunday after making 19 saves. UNH's power play unit went 4-for-7 on the week in power play situations and surrendered only one goal in the nine chances opponents had on power plays. Of the 11 skaters that tallied points this week, eight of them tallied at least two points in the three game span.

Northeastern University: On Wednesday at Boston University, NU tied a season-high with three power play goals, snapping an 0-of-20 stretch dating back to Dec. 1 at New Hampshire …On Sunday vs. Providence, NU allowed three power play goals for the first time since Jan. 16, 2011…Kelsey O'Sullivan made her first career start in goal on Sunday…Brittany Esposito has two goals in her last two games…Casey Pickett recorded her 11th career multi-point game, and fourth of the season…Kendall Coyne has registered multi-point games in each of her last three games…Maggie DiMasi has three assists in her last three games...Sunday's game vs. Providence (8-7 win) marked the most goals scored in a conference game in the league's 11-year history.

Providence College: The Friars have 19 different players notching points this season. Ten of those 19 have tallied double digit points. In the Friars game against Northeastern on Sunday, Jan. 20, the Friars had 11 different players find their names on the score sheet, with five collecting a multi-point game. The Friars also had seven players match career highs in the loss, with four of those seven setting new career highs. Freshman Molly Illikainen (Grand Rapids, Minn.) notched a career high four-point game on two goals and two assists in the loss on Sunday. Illikainen's 21 points (10g,11a) ranks her 13th in the nation and third in Hockey East for rookie scoring...Though the Friars have scoring throughout their four classes they are led by their six person sophomore class, which has collected 55 of the teams 194 points (28.3%).

University of Vermont: Vermont played to its second ever scoreless tie Friday afternoon at Maine...Roxanne Douville made 30 saves to earn her third shutout of the season...Douville has now made 30 or more saves in 11 games this season...Vermont is now 4-4-3 in conference this season, one point shy of the 12 points it compiled two years ago, its highest point total in a Hockey East campaign...Sophomore forward Klara Myren continues to lead the team in scoring with 18 points...Vermont returns home on Friday as they host No. 5 BU in their annual "Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer"event...Vermont will wear special jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game. All of the money raised will go to the Vermont Cancer Center as part of Vermont's annual "Rally Against Cancer" initiative.

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