March 11, 2013
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Corinne Boyles, BC (Sr., G, Wheaton, Ill.) Stopped 30 Huskies shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss.
Kendall Coyne, NU (So., F, Palos Heights, Ill.) Had three points (2g,1a) at the WHEA championship, earning All-Tournament Team honors.
Emily Field, BC (So., F, Littleton, Mass.) Tallied BC's lone goal in Saturday's semifinal loss to Northeastern.
Jenelle Kohanchuk, BU (Sr., F, Winnipeg, Man.) Scored the final two BU goals on Sunday, including the game-winner, and was a +3 in two games.
Isabel Menard (Sr., F, Ottawa, Ont.) Led the team with four points (1g,3a). She scored the first goal of the game on Sunday against Northeastern.
Kelly Wallace, NU (Jr., F, Libertyville, Ill.) Had a goal in each game of the Hockey East tournament.
CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT
Kendall Coyne, NU (PALOS HEIGHTS, ILL.) finished the season on a 16-game point streak (21 goals, 16 assists). She is second on the NU record list for single season points (68) and goals (37)
Chloe Desjardins, NU was 21-9-2 this season, and was fourth on the NU record list for wins in a season
ISABEL MENARD, BU (OTTAWA, ONT.) BROKE THE ALL-TOURNAMENT SCORING RECORD WITH 13 POINTS (2G,11A) IN SIX TOURNAMENT GAMES (2 TOURNAMENTS), AVERAGING 2.17 POINTS PER CONTEST FOR THE TERRIERS
Casey Pickett, NU (WILMINGTON, MASS.) extended her point streak to nine games on Satur day (7G,13a). She finishes her career 11th on the NU record list for career points (125)
Boston College: BC will host Harvard in NCAA Quarterfinal action on Saturday. The winner will go on to face either Minnesota or North Dakota in the Frozen Four...The Eagles dropped to 3-2-0 this season versus Northeastern...BC is now 5-7 all-time in Hockey East tournament play...Blake Bolden and Haley Skarupa each had a team-high eight shots on goal in Saturday's semifinal... The Eagles allowed their first shorthanded goal of the season on Saturday...BC has defeated Harvard four consecutive times dating back to 2010; including a 2-1 victory in the Beanpot semifinals this season...Bolden was named to the 2013 Hockey East All-Tournament Team...Alex Carpenter (Hockey East Player of the Year), Haley Skarupa (Hockey East Rookie of the Year), and head coach Katie King Crowley (Hockey East Coach of the Year) swept the major awards at Friday night's awards banquet.
Boston University: BU won its second straight Hockey East title and third in the last four seasons with a 5-2 win over Northeastern on Sunday…The Terriers improved to 26-5-3 overall with their two wins this weekend…Junior goaltender Kerrin Sperry was named Tournament MVP after she stopped 77 shots (.975%) this weekend and 93 over the three-game tournament…Sperry had a 42-save shutout on Saturday against Providence, which marked the highest save total in a 60-minute game for her career…Senior Isabel Menard is now the all-time leading scorer in the Hockey East tournament with 13 points (2g, 11a)…This year's senior class becomes the first to play in an NCAA tournament in all four years at BU…Kerrin Sperry is the first goalie to win Tournament MVP honors since Melissa Haber ('10) earned the honor in 2010…Sperry and Haber are two of just three goalies to ever be named Tournament MVP…Juniors Shannon Doyle, Marie-Philip Poulin and Louise Warren joined Sperry on the All-Tournament Team…BU joins New Hampshire and Providence as the only school to win three Hockey East titles and is the first school to repeat as champion since UNH (2006-09)…BU will host Clarkson on Saturday at Walter Brown Arena in an NCAA quarterfinal contest…This is the second time that the Terriers have hosted an NCAA tournament game…In 2011, they hosted and defeated Mercyhurst, 4-2, to reach the program's first-ever Frozen Four.
Northeastern University: Northeastern finished the season 23-11-2, it's most victories since the 2001-02 season … NU reached the WHEA title game for the second time in program history … NU had four players finish the season with at least 20 assists for the first time since the 1997-98 season … The Huskies had their nine-game winning streak snapped on Sunday, which was the team's longest since the 2001-02 season … Saturday's win against No. 2/3 Boston College was the fourth against a ranked team this season, and marked the first time since the 2007-08 season that NU beat the Eagles on back-to-back meetings.
Providence College: Providence fell to top-seeded Boston University on Saturday, March 9 in the Hockey East semifinals. The Friars are the only Hockey East team that has advanced to the semifinal round every year since the inauguration of the league. With the loss the Friars overall playoff record moves to 40-21 in 30 seasons. Freshman Molly Illikainen (Grand Rapids, Minn.) and junior Rebecca Morse (Westfield, N.J.) earned league honors for their play throughout the season. Illikainen was a unanimous selection to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, while Morse was selected to the Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star Team. The Friars had 12 players finish the season with career point highs.
Hockey East in the NCAA Tournament: BC and BU mark 20th and 21st qualifiers into the NCAA Tournament for the league in the 11-year history of the conference. League teams own a 7-13 record all-time. The conference has placed a team in the Frozen Four in five of the last seven years and has sent two teams to the NCAA Tournament on five occasions.
Three appearances, 3-4 record, Three Frozen Fours (2007, 2011, 2012)
Two apperances, 2-3 record, One Frozen Four (2011)
Five appearances, 2-5 record, Two Frozen Fours (2006, 2008)
Two apperances, 0-1 record (2005)