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November 1, 2010
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WEEKLY RELEASE: NO. 8 BC, NORTHEASTERN TAKE THREE POINTS; UNH SWEEPS NIAGARA
~No. 5 Boston University and Providence skate to 2-2 tie~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#16 KELLI STACK, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Senior Forward; Brooklyn Heights, Ohio)
Stack ended BC's weekend series against UConn with four points (2g,2a). She scored a goal on Saturday and had a hand in all three goals on Sunday, scoring one and assisting on the other two. She finished the weekend +3 rating and nine shots on goal against the Huskies. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#34 ROXANNE DOUVILLE, VERMONT
(Freshman Goaltender; Beloeil, Que.)
Douville stopped 43 saves on Friday earning her a 1-1 tie at Northeastern. She recorded 18 stops in the opening frame vs. the Huskies and tallied 15 saves in the third period to help the Catamounts earn a point in the WHEA standings. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#27 GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PROVIDENCE
(Junior Goaltender; Scarborough, Ont.)
Lacasse stopped 40 shots in Friday's (10/29) 2-2 tie against No. 5 Boston University, including three in overtime. The goalie made several quality saves, including on a partial breakaway in the first period by Terrier Jenn Wakefield. She stopped 14 shots in the opening period and 13 in the third frame. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#36 LINDSEY MINTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Junior Goaltender; Richardson, Texas)
Minton stopped all 49 shots she faced in a two-game series against Niagara to backbone UNH to 1-0 and 2-0 victories. She made a season-high 25 saves in the 1-0 overtime win. Minton kept Niagara off the scoresheet on all 11 power-play opportunities (16 shots). Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
The Eagles earned three points on the weekend in the home and home series with Connecticut. BC skated to a 2-2 with the Huskies on Saturday at Freitas Ice Forum and followed that up with a 3-0 shutout vs. UConn on Sunday at Conte Forum. The Eagles out UConn, 77-41 on the weekend and the BC penalty kill was a perfect 9-for-9 in the two-game set.  
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Pure Hockey Player of the Week Kelli Stack of Boston College
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Kate Bacon, PC (Jr., F, Chanhassen, Minn.) Notched the game-tying goal in Friday's 2-2 decision against No. 5 BU.

Courtney Birchard, UNH (Sr., D, Mississauga, Ont.) Factored in both game-winning goals to lift UNH to a weekend sweep of Niagara.

Melissa Bizzari, BC (Fr, F, Stowe, Vt.) Scored the tying goal in Saturday's game to force an overtime and give BC a chance at a come-from-behind win.

Brittany Esposito, NU (So., F, Edmonton, Alta.) Had a goal and assist against UVM on Saturday. She also assisted on NU's lone goal in a 1-1 draw Friday.

Alexandra Garcia, UConn (Jr., G, Pointe-Claire, Que.) Posted a .947 save percentage on the weekend, with 72 saves and just four goals against.

Kristina Lavoie, UNH (Fonthill, On.) Assisted on the overtime game-winner in the first game of the series vs. Niagara, then scored on Saturday.

Katie MacSorley, NU (Fr., F, Stratford, Ont.) Notched her sixth goal of the season in Saturday's 4-1 win against Vermont.

Rebecca Morse, PC (Fr., D, Westfield, N.J.) Scored her first collegiate goal in Friday's 2-2 tie against Boston University.

Molly Schaus, BC (Sr., G, Natick, Mass.) Made 39 saves this weekend, 16 on Saturday and 23 on Sunday.

Florence Schelling, NU (Jr., G, Oberengstringen, Switz.) She made 25 saves in a 1-1 tie on Friday before she stopped 17 pucks in a 4-1 win Sunday.

Jenn Wakefield, BU (Jr., F, Pickering, Ont.) Scored two goals on six shots in a 2-2 tie against Providence on Oct. 29.

Peggy Wakeham, UVM (Sr., D, Bay Roberts, Nfld.) Recorded two goals on the weekend against NU to extend her goal-scoring streak to four games.

Catherine Ward, BU (Gr., D, Montreal, Que.) Notched primary assists on both of the Terriers' goals in a 2-2 at Providence on Oct. 29.

Alyssa Wohlfeiler (Sr., F, Saugus, Calif.) Notched the Huskies' lone goal in Friday's 1-1 draw with UVM before she potted the game-winner on Saturday.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS Are on a program-best seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1)

Lindsey Minton, UNH (RICHARDSON, TEXAS) Has yielded one goal or less in five of six games (0.98 GAA, .955 sa ve%)

Molly Schaus, BC (NATICK, MASS.) Recorded her 20th career shutout and 62nd win on Sunday

Florence Schelling, NU (OBERENSTRINGEN, SWITZERLAND) Owns a 4-0-1 in her last five sta rts with a 1.38 GAA, .943 sa ve percentage

Kerrin Sperry, BU (NORTH Reading, Mass.) Is unbeaten in her first six collegiate sta rts (5-0-1)

Kelli Stack, BC (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, OHIO) She has scored a goal in seven out of eight games so fa r this season

Jenn Wakefield, BU (PICKERING, ONT.) (10g, 5a) has registered at least one point in each game this season.

PEGGY WAKEHAM, VERMONT (BAY ROBERTS, NFLD.) EXTENDED HER GOAL-SCORING STREAK TO FOUR GAMES OVER THE WEEKEND

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: BC remains undefeated in WHEA conference play with three wins and one tie…after tying Connecticut 2-2 BC rallied for Sunday's 3-0 win…it was BC's 10th win against Connecticut…the Eagles are undefeated at home this season…Molly Schaus recorded her 20th career shutout…Blake Bolden and Danielle Welch scored their second goals of the season after scoring their firsts last weekend…BC travels to Northeastern on Wednesday, Nov. 3 for another Hockey East contest…The last time these two teams met, BC lost 7-4 on Jan. 11, 2010.

Boston University: The No. 5 Boston University women's ice hockey team's record moved to 6-1-1 following a 2-2 tie against Providence…With their tie against the Friars, the Terriers set a program record with a seven-game unbeaten streak…BU is 5-9-2 all-time against Providence and 1-7-1 at Schneider Arena…Junior Jenn Wakefield (10g,5a) has registered at least one point in each game this season…Freshman goaltender Kerrin Sperry continued her stellar play between the pipes as she improved her record to 5-0-1 on the season…Boston University will return to action next week and conclude their home-and-home series with Providence on Sat. (Nov. 6). The Terriers will also face host New Hampshire on Sunday (Nov. 7).

University of Connecticut: UConn is now 75-66-24 all-time in Hockey East play and 39-28-16 in the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum...The Huskies are now 13-9-7 against Boston College all-time... Alexandra Garcia posted 72 saves over the weekend and now has 1,139 career saves ranking fourth in the UConn record books. With her assist against BC on Saturday, freshman Taylor Gross is now tied for the team lead with five points on the season...The freshmen class leads the Huskies with six goals (50% of the UConn total), six assists (30%) and 12 points (37%)...Jennifer Chaisson ranks fourth on the career assists chart with 46 and seventh on the career points chart with 68 so far this season.

University of Maine: Maine was off this weekend after playing six of their first eight games at home this year…Sophomore Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Mich.) leads Maine this year as she has six goals and seven assists for 13 points. Her seven assists are a team high. Dougherty has already scored more points this year in just eight games then she did all of her rookie season (nine points) and is currently riding a five-game point streak, with goals in four of her last five games…Senior Jennie Gallo (Castlegar, B.C.) leads Maine with seven goals on the season. Gallo's next game will be her 100th career game for the Black Bears as she sits just eight points shy of 70 career points…Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) has been solid between the pipes for Maine as she has made 195 saves in just six games, averaging 33 saves per game…The Black Bears' offense comes on strong late as they are out scoring their opponents 24-12 in the second and third periods combined…Maine's special teams has been solid this season as they are capitalizing at a 24% rate on the power play.

University of New Hampshire: Lindsey Minton blanked Niagara twice last weekend to record consecutive shutouts for the first time in her career; the last Wildcat to register back-to-back shutouts was Kayley Herman in the 2008 Hockey East tournament. UNH has won six consecutive games; the Wildcats' longest win streak last season was four games.The 'Cats have not lost at home to a non-conference team in regular-season play since November 2007 (18-0-2 since then). UNH has played to a scoreless tie through regulation twice this season; the Wildcats defeated Niagara with 52 seconds remaining in OT and lost at Colgate in overtime. UNH is 4-1 in games decided by one goal; last year, the 'Cats went 4-5 in those games. The team is closing in on two milestones: UNH has 197 wins at the Whittemore Center and 694 victories in program history.

Northeastern University: Florence Schelling has allowed just one goal in each of her last four starts (3-0-1). With Saturday's 4-1 win over UVM, she extended her unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1)...Rachel Llanes had her five-game point streak broken on Saturday. Llanes also had a four-game goal streak get snapped on Friday...Northeastern has killed off the last 19 power plays it has faced. 15 of those chances were vs. Vermont this past weekend. The streak dates back to the second period against Princeton on Oct. 22.

Providence College: The Friars have just enjoyed their most successful October during Head Coach Bob Deraney's 12 seasons…Friar junior Jen Freidman (San Gabriel, Calif.) is third among the nation's defensemen in points-per-game with 1.11. Junior goaltender Genevieve Lacasse (Scarborough, Ontario) is third in the country with a .949 save percentage…The Friars will play the first of two outdoor games this season this month. On Noveber 26th, the team will face Brown (for the annual Mayor's Cup) outside at the Bank of America Skating Center in downtown Providence. Face-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The team will head back outdoors on February 13th to play UConn at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

University of Vermont: Senior Peggy Wakeham recorded two goals this weekend at Northeastern, she is currently on a four game goal-scoring streak…Vermont is 1-0-2 when scoring the first goal this season … Senior captain Celeste Doucet (Memramcook, N.B.) leads the Catamounts in scoring with three goals, and three assists…Vermont is undefeated (1-0-1) this season when they out-shoot their opponents…Friday Vermont went to overtime for the fourth time in eight games this season…Four overtimes in a season matches the previous school record…The Catamounts return to action next weekend as they travel to face New Hampshire and Boston College in Hockey East action.

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