March 4, 2013
WEEKLY RELEASE: TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS SET FOR SEMIFINALS IN HYANNIS
~ Top seed Terriers face PC; No. 2 seed BC draws Huskies Saturday ~
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Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Nicole Anderson and Kendall Coyne

photoATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#20 NICOLE ANDERSON, PROVIDENCE
(Senior Forward; Jordan, Minn.)

Anderson notched three points (1g,2a) in the 5-4 overtime comeback win at No. 4 New Hampshire on Saturday.

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#77 KENDALL COYNE, NORTHEASTERN
(Sophomore Forward; Palos Heights, Ill.)

Coyne tied the league record with four points (1g,3a) in a quarterfinal game on Saturday night against Vermont in the 5-1 victory at Matthews Arena.


photoPRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#22 HALEY SKARUPA, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Freshman Forward; Latham, N.Y.)

Skarupa notched the game-winning overtime goal in BC's 2-1 win over Maine in the Hockey East quarterfinals. Skarupa also recorded a career high 16 shots on goal.


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#29 BRITTANY OTT, MAINE
(Senior Goaltender; St. Clair Shores, Mich.)

Ott stopped 72 of 74 shots (.973 save%) on Friday night at No. 2 seed Boston College. She allowed two goals while registering a career and school and tournament record 72 saves in the 2-1 OT loss at Conte Forum.


WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
Logo PROVIDENCE COLLEGE FRIARS

The picked up a 5-4 overtime road victory at No. 4 seed New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon at the Whittemore Center. PC is the only team to appear in the semifinals in all 11 years of the conference tournament.


HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Melissa Bizzari, BC (Jr., F, Stow, Vt.) Tallied the game-tying goal at 9:07 of the third period against Maine on Friday night.

Corinne Boyles, BC (Sr., G, Wheaton, Ill.) Allowed one goal on 18 shots (.944 save%) on Friday night against Maine.

Alexis Crossley, UNH (Fr., D, Cole Harbour, N.S.) Tallied a pair of assists in the Wildcats' 5-4 OT loss to Providence.

Chloe Desjardins, NU (So.,G, Saint Prosper, Beauce, Que.) Made 27 saves, including the final 20 she faced, against Vermont.

Shannon Doyle. BU (Jr., D, Baldwin, Ont.) Notched six blocked shots and also assisted on the first goal of the game in a 5-1 win vs. UConn.

Beth Hanrahan, PC (So., F, Poolesville, Md.) Sent the Friars to the Hockey Semifinals with her overtime game-winning goal vs. UNH Saturday.

Tori Hickel, NU (Fr.,D, Anchorage, Alaska) Scored the eventual game-winning goal against Vermont.

Jenelle Kohanchuk, BU (Sr., F, Winnipeg, Man.) Scored twice on Saturday in a 5-1 victory vs. UConn. She finished the game with a +3 rating.

Jenna Lascelle, UNH (So., F, Cornwall, Ont.) Notched a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-4 OT loss to Providence.

Sarah Lefort, BU (Fr., F, Ormstown, Que.) Had one assist and finished with a plus-3 rating in a 5-1 win over Connecticut.

Casey Pickett, NU (Senior Forward, Wilmington, Mass.) Posted a goal and two assists against Vermont.

Nina Riley, PC (Jr., G, Lexington, Mass.) Helped the Friars to a 5-4 overtime win against New Hampshire with 21 saves on Saturday.

Kerrin Sperry, BU (Jr., G, North Reading, Mass.) Stopped 16 shots and added an assist to backstop the Terriers to a 5-1 win over Connectiuct.

Kayla Tutino, BU (So., F, Lorraine, Conn.) Tallied the game-winning goal on Saturday against Connecticut.


CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Maggie Brennolt , NU (Hawthorn Woods, ILL.) NU is 15-1-0 this season when she records a positive rating

Kendall Coyne, NU (PALOS HEIGHTS, ILL.) extended her point streak to 14 games on Saturda y (19G,15A). She is second on the NU record list for single season points (65) and goals (35)

Chloe Desjardins, NU (Saint-Prosper, Beauce, QUE.) is 20-8-2 this season, and is tied for fourth on the NU record list for wins in a season

Tori Hickel, NU (Anchorage, ALASKA) became the first NU freshman to score a goal in a playoff game since Claire Santostefano on Mar. 5, 2011 vs. BU

Haley Skarupa, BC (ROCKVILLE, MD.) Her overtime goal vs. Maine was her 50th point this season

Casey Pickett, NU (WILMINGTON, MASS.) is riding a career-long eight game point streak (six goals, 12 assists). Her three points Saturday moved her into 11th place on the NU record list for career points (123)


TEAM NOTES

Boston College: BC's 74 shots on goal Friday night were a program high for a single game...The Eagles improved to 3-0-3 in overtime games this season... Skarupa tallied her fifth game-winning goal this season...BC has put up 50+ shots on goal in two of their last three games...Alex Carpenter has a point in 32 of 34 games this season...BC outscored Maine 25-6 in their four game season series sweep of the Black Bears...The Eagles have a +34 goal differential in the third period this season.

Boston University: BU is now 4-0 all-time in the quarterfinal round and advanced to the semifinals for the sixth straight season…The Terriers have won seven of their last eight Hockey East tournament games…BU has allowed just one goal in each of its four quarterfinal wins…The Terriers will face Providence in a rematch of last year's title game…The Terriers swept the regular-season series with Providence, 3-0, this season and outscored the Friars by a 17-8 margin…Junior co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin notched her 50th career goal Saturday. She became the fastest Terrier to reach the 50-goal plateau (74 games)…Jenelle Kohanchuk has scored seven goals in her last four games.

University of Connecticut: Freshman Margaret Zimmer scored just her second goal of the season in a 5-1 quarterfinal loss at BU on Saturday...Freshman goaltender Elaine Chuli made 30 saves and finished the year with 30+ saves in 16 games, including each of the last seven...Sophomore Kayla Campero finished the season with a team-leading 18 points on nine goals and nine assists... Freshman Michela Cava scored a team-high 10 goals, while sophomore Sarah MacDonnell dished out a team-best 12 assists...The Huskies are now 3-7 all-time in the Hockey East Tournament and 0-2 against the Terriers; the last loss a 2-1 overtime result in the 2010 title game.

University of Maine: The Black Bears battled with #3 Boston College on Friday night in a Hockey East Quarterfinal matchup. Maine lost by a score of 2-1 on an OT goal that came 4 minutes into the extra period. The Black Bears finish the 2012-13 campaign with a record of 5-24-4 and 2- 16-3 in Hockey East play. Brittany Ott registered a career high 72 saves in the 2-1 OT loss, which also breaks the previous school record of 69 saves recorded by Ott in 2010. Jennifer More seventh goal of the season while Shawna Lesperance notched her first career assist as a Black Bear.

University of New Hampshire: The Wildcats fell in a heartbreaking 5-4 overtime loss to Providence on Saturday in the quarterfinals. New Hampshire ended the season with a 14-16-4 overall record and a 10-8-3 record in conference play. The 'Cats upped their overall win total from last season by four and their conference win total by six. The team capped off the year with a power play mark of 24.4 percent, fifth best in the nation. Saturday was the final game for seniors Katie Brock, Kailey Chappell, Bryanna Farris, Paige Goloubef, Kristine Horn, Katie Kleinendorst and Kristina Lavoie. The game was also the 100th for Farris, Nicole Gifford and Arielle O'Neill.

Northeastern University: Northeastern advanced to the WHEA semifinal for the fourth time in program history, and third time in as many seasons…NU improved to 3-5 all-time in the WHEA tournament and extended its unbeaten streak against Vermont with 14 games (12-0-2), dating back to Feb. 14, 2009…The Huskies extended their winning streak to eight games, which is tied with Wisconsin for the second longest active streak in the nation…Northeastern is 19-0-0 when leading after two periods…Casey Pickett netted her 20th goal of the season on Saturday, giving NU two 20-goal scorers for the first time since the 1993-94 season.

Providence College: Providence will advance to the Hockey East Semifinal round for the 11th straight season after battling back from a three goal deficit against the New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday...Providence has now made 30 consecutive post-season appearances, including its 19 seasons competing in the ECAC prior to the inauguration of the WHEA...Senior Nicole Anderson leads the Friars with a career high 35 points (19g,16a).

University of Vermont: Seniors Erin Wente, Emily Walsh and Kelci Lanthier all played their last game with Vermont Saturday night…With Emily Walsh's assist on Vermont's lone goal of the quarterfinals she holds the UVM career mark for points with 52…The Catamounts finished off one of their best seasons in program history, setting records for wins and points in Hockey East while also scoring a program best 71 goals…Brittany Zuback finishes the season as Vermont's leading scorer with 26 points (14g,12a) in 33 games…The Catamounts return 81.6% of their scoring next season and their entire defensive group.

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