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October 18, 2010
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WEEKLY RELEASE: NO. 7 BC SWEEPS AT VERMONT; UNH, PC EACH PICK UP TWO WINS IN NY
~No. 6 BU wins two vs. Wayne St.; NU sweeps RMU; Maine splits with QU~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#29 MARIE-PHILIP POULIN, BOSTON U.
(Freshman Forward; Beauceville, Que.)
Poulin recorded six points, including a career-high four goals on Friday Oct. 15 and a two-assist effort on Saturday. She finished the two-game sweep of Wayne State with 12 shots on goal and a +5 plus/minus rating. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#9 TAYLOR WASYLK, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Freshman Forward; Port Huron, Mich.)
Wasylk registered points both games against Vermont this weekend, with one goal and an assist on Friday and an assist on Saturday vs. the Catamounts. She notched eight shots on goal with a +2 rating in the weekend sweep. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#29 GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PROVIDENCE
(Junior Goaltender; Scarborough, Ont.)
Collected two road wins for the Friars this weekend recording 61 saves (.968 save%), beating host Syracuse 4-1 on Friday, making 31 saves. Lacasse then beat Colgate, 2-1, in overtime on Saturday, making 30 saves in the process. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
The Eagles swept Vermont in their opening league series of the season. BC shutout the Catamounts Friday by a 3-0 score and posted a 4-1 win on Saturday to complete the sweep. The Eagles outshot Vermont, 71-42 on the weekend. BC went 9-for-10 on the penalty kill over the weekend, including a 7-for-7 performance on Friday. BC also scored two power play goals in Friday's 3-0 win.  
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Pure Hockey Player of the Week Marie-Philip Poulin of Boston University
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Hannah Armstrong, UNH (Fr., F, Aurora, Ont.) Recorded three points (1g,2a) in two games last week, both assists set up the game-winning goal.

Courtney Birchard, UNH (Sr., D, Mississauga, Ont.) Recorded three points (2g, 1a) in two games, including 1-1-2 at RPI, last week (7 SOG).

Jennie Gallo, Maine (Sr., F, Castlegar, B.C.) Scored a power play goal on Friday and notched her sixth goal, the game-winner, Saturday in a 4-2 win.

Jennifer Friedman, PC (Jr., Defense, San Gabriel, Calif.) Had four assists in the Friars two road wins this weekend at Syracuse and Colgate.

Kelci Lanthier, Vermont (So., G, Mt. Airy, Md.) Made 29 saves in a 3-0 loss against the No. 8 Boston College Friday night.

Rachel Llanes, NU (So., F, San Jose, Calif.) Tallied two goals and two assists (+3) in a two-game series with Robert Morris over the weekend.

Katie MacSorley, NU (Fr., F, Stratford, Ont.) Notched two goals in Saturday's 6-4 win over RMU, and she had an assist in Sunday's 4-3 win.

Lindsey Minton, UNH (Jr., G, Richardson, Texas) Made 19 saves and also recorded an assist in UNH's 4-1 win at Union.

Alyse Ruff, PC (Sr., Tualatin, Ore.) Scored the game winner in Overtime to beat Colgate on Saturday.

Molly Schaus, BC (Sr., G, Natick, Mass.) Recorded 41 saves vs. Vermont this weekend (22 on Friday). She tallied her 19th career shutout on Friday.

Florence Schelling, NU (Jr., G, Oberengstringen, Switzerland) Made 23 saves on Sunday to earn her second win of the season.

Kerrin Sperry, BU (Fr., G, North Reading, Mass.) Had wins in both of BU's games this weekend, stopped 14 shots Friday and 24 shots Saturday.

Kelli Stack, BC (Sr., F, Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) Notched two power play goals and an assist vs. UVM on Friday, and one goal on Saturday.

Emily Walsh, Vermont (Jr., F, Suffield, Conn.) Scored her first goal of the season on the power-play as the Catamounts faced No. 8 BC.

Catherine Ward, BU (Gr., D, Montreal, Que.) Collected her first three assists in a Terriers' uniform in BU's 7-2 win against Wayne State on Oct. 15.

Alyssa Wohlfeiler, NU (Sr., F, Saugus, Calif.) Notched a goal and three assists in two games against RMU this weekend.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Nicole Anderson, PC (Jordan , Minn.) scored twice this weekend, once against Syracuse (10.15) to seal the game at 4-1, and once at Colgate (10/16). She now has 3-3-6 totals and is averaging a point per game

Rachel Llanes, NU (San Jose, Calif.) Has scored a point in all three games the Huskies have won, as well as the one draw they had

Katie MacSorley, NU (Stratford, Ont.) Has two multi-goal games this season

Lindsey Minton, UNH (RICHARDSON, TEXAS) In two games, has a 0.99 GAA and .953 save percentage

Mary Restuccia, BC (CHESTER SPRINGS, PA.) Has four assists this season, three of which came in this weekend's series

Molly Schaus, BC (NATICK, MASS.) had her 19th career shutout on Friday at Vermont

Kelli Stack, BC (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, OHIO) Has scored in the last three of four games, but has scored points in all four

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: Molly Schaus recorded her 60th win after Saturday's 4-1 win over Vermont…Of the five new freshmen on this year's squad, three have scored goals, four have scored assists, and all five have started…Kelli Stack was named Star of the Game twice this weekend…Molly Schaus and Kristina Brown were each named stars once. Stack and Wasylk are proving to be a formidable first-line offensive duo, as they have combined on five of each other's combined nine goals…The last time BC went 4-0 to start a season was in the 2007-08 season…that season's squad saw its first loss in the fifth game, so if this year's team is poised to for a strong start. BC plays at Quinnipiac on Friday. With a BC win on Friday, it will be the first time in program history that the team has opened the season at 5-0.

Boston University: The Boston University women's ice hockey team is currently riding a four-game winning streak…With her third shorthanded goal of the season on Oct. 15, freshman Marie-Philip Poulin tied BU's single-season record for shorthanded tallies in just four games...Jillian Kirchner (2g,5a), juniors Jenelle Kohanchuk (3g,5a), Jenn Wakefield (7g,4a) and Carly Warren (1g,5a), and Poulin (8g,5a) have notched at least one point in each of BU's five games…With four goals against Wayne State on Oct. 15, Poulin became the first Terriers to tally four goals in a game since Kohanchuk accomplished the same feat vs. Wayne State during the 2009-10 season.

University of Connecticut: For the second weekend in a row a UConn player has recorded a goal and an assist in a game, with Jennifer Chaisson doing so against Colgate and Maude Blain doing so last weekend against Clarkson...Five freshmen have accounted for nine of UC onn's points so far this season, including four points from Taylor Gross...With 37 saves over the weekend, Alexandra Garcia is just 10 saves shy of reaching the 1,000 save mark for her career…she would be fourth Husky to post 1,000 saves in her a career...Jennifer Chaisson has posted at least one point in all but one game this season, and leads the team with five points on the year (2G, 3A)...With 46 career assists Jennifer Chaisson is five shy of taking over third place on the UConn all-time career assists chart

University of Maine: Maine split its weekend series with Quinnipiac...It was the Black Bears' fifth and sixth consecutive home games to start the season…The last time Maine started the season with this many home games was the 2000-01 season when they started with four home contests…At 3-3-0, it is the Black Bears' best start to a season since they were 3-2-1 to start the season in 2004-05…Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Mich.) has 10 points in six games, giving her a 1.67 points per game average, tying her for 15th nationally. Dougherty has a goal in her last three games and has tallied a goal in five of Maine's first six contests. Her 10 total points ties her for seventh nationally…Maine leads the nation in power play goals with 11…Maine's power play ranks third nationally at 27.5%.

University of New Hampshire: Following a 9-for-9 effort at Union, UN H's penalty kill is perfect this season at 30-for-30. The team that has scored the first goal has won all five games...Nicole Gifford recorded her first career point with a goal at RPI; Maggie Hunt tallied her first collegiate point with an assist vs. the Engineers; Emma Clark recorded her first point as a UNH Wildcat with an assist at RPI. Lindsey Minton earned her first collegiate point with an assist during her 19-save effort at Union. Arielle O'Neill finished with a personal best of three points vs. Union by matching her high of two goals. Both of Kristina Lavoie's goals this season have been game-winners; last year, only one of her 18 goals was a game-winning tally.

Northeastern University: Northeastern scored two shorthanded goals in Saturday's 6-4 win over R MU. The last time the Huskies notched a shorthanded goal was on O ct. 31, 2009 against Vermont when Brittany Esposito scored the game's lone goal. In both games this weekend, the Huskies notched a goal at the 19:59 mark of the second period. On Saturday, freshman Maggie DiMasi tallied a power play goal, and on Sunday Alyssa Wohlfeiler notched her first goal of the season...Florence Schelling and Leah Sulyma split the weekend series, both earning wins. The last time both goalies earned a win over one weekend was Jan. 23-24, 2010 at Niagara. Jan. 23-24, 2010 was also the last time the Huskies won two straight games until this weekend.

Providence College: The Friars have now won five games in a row. Their longest such streak from a year ago was seven games (from 1/3 to 1/24). The team will look to match that streak this coming weekend with home games against RPI and Princeton…As a team, The Friars are averaging 4.25 goals per game, good for 5th in the nation...Before the game with RPI, the Friars will have a check presentation, making a donation to the make-a-wish foundation. The team raised the money last month with its first annual R oad hockey R umble, a street hockey tournament for the Providence College community. The fund raiser was the idea of PC junior defenseman and Tourney Organizer Christie Jensen (Delta, B.C.).

University of Vermont: Saturday afternoon marked Seniors Peggy W akeham (Bay R oberts, Newfoundland) and Jul Sifers (New London, Conn.) 100th career game at Vermont…Four of the five Vermont goals this season have come in the first period…Vermont is 0-0-2 on the season when they score first…Senior captain Celeste Doucet (Memramcook, N.B.) leads the Catamounts in scoring with two goals, and one assist …Vermont continues their non-conference schedule against the Yale Bulldogs next weekend with a two game set at Gutterson Fieldhouse … Last year the Catamounts were 4-6 against ECAC teams.

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