~ No. 2 Boston College, No. 3 Boston University earn victories ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#12 JESSICA VELLA, PROVIDENCE
(Senior Forward; Pickering, Ont.)
|Vella led the Friars in a home-and-home series sweep over Connecticut with three goals,
including a two-goal effort with the game-winning overtime goal
on Saturday vs. the Huskies. She finished the weekend with 11
shots on goal and a +2 rating.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#27 SARAH BRYANT, PROVIDENCE
(Freshman Goaltender; Bethlehem, Pa.)
|Bryant stopped 51 shots (.944 save%) in two victories against UConn,
which included a 19-save shutout on Friday and 32 stops in the 4-3 overtime
victory on Saturday at Schneider Arena.
||WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#1 KERRIN SPERRY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Junior Goaltender; North Reading, Mass.)
|Sperry stopped 23 shots (.920 save%), including all 10 she faced in the third period in the
4-2 victory vs. Northeastern at Walter Brown Arena.
||WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
|PROVIDENCE COLLEGE FRIARS
|The Friars scored nine goals on the weekend vs. Connecticut in their four-point series.
Providence scored five goals in the shutout on Friday and followed that up with a 4-3
overtime win on Saturday.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Jessica Vella of Providence College
|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:
Hannah Armstrong, UNH (So., F, Newmarket, Ont.) Notched a pair of goals in Sunday's 4-2 win over Vermont.
Lexi Bender, BC (Fr., D, Snohomish, Wash.) Recorded a goal and an assist with a +3 rating on Saturday.
Corinne Boyles, BC (Sr., G, Wheaton, Ill.) Notched her 16th win this season while stopping 22 shots on Saturday against Maine.
Corinne Buie, PC (Jr., F, Edina, Minn.) Matched a career high with a two-goal game on Friday, Feb. 1.
Alex Carpenter, BC (So., F, Reading, Mass.) Netted two goals and an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over Maine.
Kristina Lavoie, UNH (Sr., F, Fonthill, Ont.) Tallied a goal and a pair of assists in Sunday's victory over Vermont.
Sarah Lefort, BU (Fr., F, Ormstown, Que.) Scored a power play goal in a 4-2 win against Northeastern.
Shawna Lesperance, Maine (Fr., F, Belle River, Ont.) Notched two goals in the 6-3 loss to BC on Saturday night.
Isabel Menard, BU (Sr., F, Ottawa, Ont.) Had three assists and two blocked shots in a 4-2 win against Northeastern.
Arielle O'Neill, UNH (Jr., F, St. Catherines, Ont.) Tallied three points (2g,1a) on the week against Vermont.
Kayla Tutino, BU (So., F, Lorraine, Que.) Tallied the game-winning goal and added an assist as BU bested Northeastern, 4-2, on Saturday.
Kelly Wallace, NU (Jr., F, Libertyville, Ill.) Scored a goal and won 9-of-15 faceoffs at No. 3 Boston U.
Louise Warren, BU (Jr., F, Pembroke, Ont.) Scored the opening goal of the game and had the primary assist on the game-winner vs. NU.
Melissa Bizzari, BC (STOWE, VT.)
is riding an 8-game point streak (7G,5a)
Alex Carpenter, BC (Reading, Mass.)
HER Hockey East record point streak was extended to 24
games this weekend, she now has 53 points in 26 games
Kendall Coyne, NU (PALOS HEIGHTs, Ill.)
has 10 goals and five assists in her last six games and is
nine points away from 100 in her career
Maggie DiMasi, NU (BURLINGTON, VT.)
has seven assists in her last six games
Marie-Eve Jean, UNH (Gatineau , QUE.)
picked up her first collegiate win AT Vermont
Kristina Lavoie , UNH (FONTHILL, ONT.)
SCORED HER 100TH CAREER POINT ON SUNDAY AT VERMONT
Colleen Murphy, NU (CARY, N.C.)
has five assists in her last four games
Gina Repaci , UVM (TORONTO, ONT.)
has five points (1G,4a) in her last three games
Boston College: BC has won 16 of their last 17 games including five straight
over the University of Maine...Alex Carpenter's 53 points are good for the
Hockey East lead and fifth overall in the nation...The Eagles have outscored their
opponents 48-22 in the third period this season...BC is 18-1-1 when taking a
leading into the third period this year...Dru Burns tallied her first goal since Jan.
14, 2012...BC is averaging 4.85 goals per game, good for second in the NCAA
behind Minnesota (5.64) while their power play is also second behind Minnesota
with a 32.26% success rate...With 20 wins this year, BC is only five away from
setting the program record for wins in a season. Carpenter has averaged 2.89
points per game over her last nine games.
Boston University: BU is now 18-3-3 overall with a 13-2-1 mark in Hockey
East play…The Terriers own the second longest unbeaten streak in the nation
at 13 games (11-0-2) and have won seven straight games to open 2013…The
13-game unbeaten streak ties a program record set when the Terriers won 13
straight games during the 2010-11 season…BU claimed the regular-season
series against Northeastern, with a chance to sweep all four games if the Terriers
defeat the Huskies at the Beanpot on Tuesday…Senior Isabel Menard is
now two assists shy of 100 for her career after a three-assist effort against
NU…Junior Louise Warren became the sixth Terrier to score at least 10 goals
this season…This is the first time in program history that six or more Terriers
have notched at least 10 goals in a season…During the seven-game win streak,
BU has allowed more than two goals only once and has won all but two games
by two or more goals.
University of Connecticut: The Huskies presented The Friends of Mel Foundation
with a check for $15,000 at its Skating Strides Game vs. Providence on
Friday night...With Saturday's loss, UConn is now 1-2-2 in overtime this year...
Sophomores Kayla Campero, Rachel Farrel and Sarah MacDonnell each recorded
a goal and an assist in the 4-3 OT loss to the Friars.
University of Maine: The Black Bears competed in the 7th annual Skating
Strides Against Breast Cancer on Saturday night where they played host to BC.
The Black Bears lost by a score of 6-3. Shawna Lesperance notched her first
multi-point game with two goals. The goals marked her third and fourth of the
season. Brittany Dougherty extended her team points lead to 29 with her 18th
assist of the 2012-13 season. Jennifer More, Missy Denk, Kelly McDonald, and
Brittney Huneke also registered points in the contest.
University of New Hampshire: The Wildcats gained a pair of points in the
conference after splitting a weekend series with Vermont. New Hampshire tallied
a 4-2 victory in the second game, aided by four 'Cats tallying at least two points
in the game. Kristina Lavoie notched three points in the game (1g, 2a) to lead
the 'Cats to victory. Freshman goalie Marie-Eve Jean made 18 saves on the 19
shots she faced, picking up her first collegiate win. Arielle O'Neill has tallied five
points in the last three games.
Northeastern University: Kendall Coyne's goal on Saturday moved her into a
tie for 12th on the NU single season record list, and into a tie for 18th on the
career list … Coyne's 26 goals this season mark the first time since 2002 that
NU has had a player score 25 goals in consecutive seasons…The line of Paige
Savage, Kelly Wallace and Brittany Esposito have seven goals in the last five
games …The Huskies host the 35th Annual Women's Beanpot on Tuesday night
at Matthews Arena, and plays No. 4/3 Boston University at 8 p.m.
Providence College: The Friars have 19 different players notching points this
season. Ten of those 19 have tallied double digit points. With the Friars overtime
win against Connecticut on Saturday, Feb. 2, the Friars earned their second
overtime win of the season. The last time Providence had two overtime wins in
a single season was during the 2010-11 season. With the win on Saturday at
home the Friars hit the 300 win mark in Schneider Arena...Though the Friars have
scoring throughout their four classes they are led by their six person sophomore
class, which has collected 74 of the team's 252 points (29.37%).
University of Vermont: Brittany Zuback set the Vermont Division I single season
scoring record as she scored twice in the Catamounts 3-1 win over New Hampshire
Friday. She now has 12 goals on the season, breaking Hilary Johnson's
(2003-04) mark of 11. Zuback is also tied with Peggy Wakeham's (2009-10)
record of 22 points in a single season…With the win on Friday the Catamounts
now have 13 points in conference play, another team record…Roxanne Douville
is the league leader in saves with 676…Greer Vogl is tied for third in the league
with 46 blocked shots.