October 7, 2013
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Andie Anastos, BC (Fr., F, Farmington Hills, Mich.) Recorded her first collegiate goal and assist in the game against Maine on Sunday.
Victoria Andreakos, UVM (Fr., F, Aurora, Ont.) Had a goal and two assists in her season debut against Penn State on Friday.
Hannah Armstrong, UNH (Jr., F, Keswick, Ont.) Recorded assists in both games, including the primary assist on the GWG vs. Syracuse.
Alexis Crossley, UNH (So., D, Cole Harbour, N.S.) Tied a career-high with two goals, including the game-winner vs. Syracuse.
Nicole Gifford, UNH (Sr., F, Ennismore, Ont.) Tallied four points (1g,3a) with a career-high three assists vs. Syracuse.
Jessica Hitchcock, UNH (Sr., F, LaSalle, Ont.) Recorded a point in both games last week with an assist vs. RIT and a goal vs. Syracuse.
Brianne Kilgour Maine (Sr., F, Hamilton, Ont.) Had the only goal against for Maine against BC this weekend.
Sarah MacDonnell, UConn (Jr., F, Quispamsis, N.B.) Scored UConn's lone goal in the weekend series at Minnesota Duluth on Saturday
Hayley Masters, NU (Fr., F, Shanty Bay, Ont.) Notched an assist in each game during the weekend for her first collegiate points.
Sarah Moses, UConn (Sr., G, New Hamburg, Ont.) Stopped a career-high 45 shots against UMD on Saturday
Maggie Pendleton, PC (Sr., D, Woodbury, Minn.) Tallied a three-point weekend (1g,2a) in the split at Union.
Meghann Treacy, Maine (So., G, Lake Peekskill, N.Y.) Totaled 39 saves in the game on Sunday at Boston College.
Vilma Vaattovaara, UNH (So., G, Veikkola, Finland) Stopped 24 of 26 shots (.923 save%) in UNH's 3-2 win vs. Syracuse on Saturday.
CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT
ANDIE ANASTOS, BOSTON COLLEGE (FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH.) Scored her first career goal on Sunday vs. Maine
KRISTYN CAPIZZANO, BOSTON COLLEGE (OAKVILLE, ONT.) Notched her first career goal on Sunday against Maine at Conte Forum
ELAINE CHULI, CONNECTICUT (WATERFORD, ONT.) Posted a career-high 45 saves on Friday at Minnesota Duluth
HALEY MCLEAN, BOSTON COLLEGE (HOWELL, MICH.) Registered her first collegiate goal on Sunday vs. the Black Bears
SARAH MOSES, CONNECTICUT (NEW HAMBURG, ONT.) Recorded a career-high 45 saves on Saturday at Minnesota Duluth
CASSANDRA OPELA, CONNECTICUT (PENFIELD, N.Y.) She tallied her first career assist on Saturday against Minnesota Duluth
NICOLE GIFFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE (ENNISMORE, ONT.) Recorded her 50th career point with the first of her career-high three assists Oct. 5 vs. Syracuse
Vilma Vaattovaara , NEW HAMPSHIRE (VEIKKOLA, FINLAND) Is 2-0-0 this season with a 1.50 GAA and .956 save %
Boston College: Three freshmen scored their first collegiate goal in the game against Maine: Andie Anastos, Kristyn Capizzano and Haley McLean. Boston College has five game winning streak (four regular season games and one Hockey East tournament game) against Maine. The last time they lost to Maine was on Oct. 30 2011 when BC fell at home, 5-2...Haley Skarupa scored her 25th and 26th career goals, including her third career short-handed goal which places her tied for third with Maggie Taverna on BC's all-time list...Skarupa and Melissa Bizzari each recorded their 30th career assist in the game...BC now is now unbeaten in their last 13 home games (12-0-1) at Conte Forum.
Boston University: No. 5 Boston University was idle this past weekend after a 4-3 exhibition win vs. Western Ontario on Sept. 27…BU will face Rensselaer (Oct. 11) and Union (Oct. 12) to open the regular season…The Terriers defeated both teams at Walter Brown Arena last season…The Terriers have defeated Union, 6-2, in each of the teams' last three meetings…The Terriers will open the 2013-14 season with six of their first seven games on the road…BU has never won at Rensseleaer but is unbeaten (3-0-0) against the Engineers at Walter Brown…This will be the Terriers' first trip to RPI since the 2008-09 season…BU opened last season with a 3-2 victory against the Engineers and is 4-2-2 overall in season openers.
Connecticut: UConn was swept in a two-game set at Minnesota Duluth by scores of 7-0 and 6-1…UConn is now 0-6 all-time vs UMD…Elaine Chuli (Friday) and Sarah Moses (Saturday) each set new career-highs with 45 saves apiece…the Huskies went 0-for-12 on the power play in the two contests…MacDonnell's goal was assisted by Michela Cava and Cassandra Opela, Opela's first career point.
Maine: The Black Bears have 8 freshman in this years team and 18 returning players. Four of the 8 Freshman are forwards, one goaltender and 3 defensemen. Sophomore goaltender Meghann Treacy has stepped up to take former Black Bear goalie Brittney Ott's place, Maine also has freshman goaltender Mariah Fujimagari and sophomore Natalie Robinson. The Black Bears are captained by junior Jennifer More, senior Kelly McDonald, and junior Brittney Huneke. The Black Bears opened their season with and away game against Boston College and were beat 5-1.
New Hampshire: UNH has alternated wins and losses through four games…The Wildcats scored two goals each of the first three games before scoring three vs. Syracuse…The past three games have been decided by one goal and the 'Cats are 2-1 in those games…12th-year head coach Brian McCloskey has 248 career wins…UNH has had seven different goal scorers; the only 'Cats with multiple goals are Nicole Gifford and Alexis Crossley, both of whom have two…UNH has been outscored 5-1 in the first period but has the scoring edge in both the second (4-3) and third (4-2) periods.
Northeastern: Maggie Brennolt scored her first goal since Jan. 11, 2011 on Friday night against Syracuse, a span of 83 games…Four different Huskies all made their collegiate debuts during the weekend (Melissa Haganey, Hayley Masters, Heather Mottau and Bella Sinsigalli).
Providence: Providence entered their season opener with six newcomers and 18 returners...The Friars saw four of those newcomers and 12 players total notch at least one point over the weekend. It was the second consecutive season the Friars had a rookie notch a multipoint game in their opening weekend of play...Providence entered Friday with a 11-3-2 overall mark in season opening road games and a 23-10-3 mark in all-time season openers.
Vermont: The Catamounts are 4-5-4 in season openers since becoming a Division
I program…Vermont's top line of Amanda Pelkey, Victoria Andreakos, and
Brittany Zuback all share the team lead in points with three. Andreakos notched
all three of her points in the season opener against Penn State. She is the first
Catamount to have three points in her debut since Teddy Fortin in 2007…Bridget
Baker and Ashley Salerno also picked up their first points as Catamounts this
weekend…The Catamounts begin a seven-game road a two-game series at RIT
next weekend…The Catamounts are 1-4-4 against the Tigers, but this will be their
first Division I matchup.