~ No. 10 NU shuts out UNH; No. 5 BU blanks UConn; No. 6 BC beats Harvard ~
||PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#18 ERIN WENTE, VERMONT
(Sophomore Forward; Scottsdale, Ariz.)
|Wente had a four-goal weekend in a two-game series against the Maine Black Bears at
Gutterson Fieldhouse. She scored in overtime Saturday to give Vermont its first league
win of the season.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#11 CORINNE BUIE, PROVIDENCE
(Freshman Forward; Edina, Minn.)
|Buie had a five-point weekend (1g,4a) for the Friars. She contributed three
assists in the Friars' 4-2 win over UNH on Saturday, and added an unassisted
goal and an assist in PC's 5-1 victory over UConn on Sunday. She finished
the weekend +4 rating for the Friars.
||WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#27 GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PROVIDENCE
(Junior Goaltender; Scarborough, Ont.)
|Lacasse collected two more wins for the Friars this weekend with 44 saves (.936 save%),
bringing her total to a league-best 13. She made 17 saves in the Friars 4-2 win over UNH
Saturday and 27 saves in PC's 5-1 win over UConn Sunday. She also contributed an assist,
her fourth of the year, against UNH.
||WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
|PROVIDENCE COLLEGE FRIARS
|The Friars recorded two league victories on the weekend and outscored their two opponents
by a 9-3 mark. Providence outshot its opponents 68-47 on the weekend. The
Friars posted a 4-2 victory vs. UNH on Saturday at Schneider Arena and followed that
up with a 5-1 win vs. UConn on Sunday.
Pure Hockey Player of the Week Erin Wente of Vermont
Julie Allen, UNH (Sr., F, Brampton, Ont.) Scored a career-high two goals at 10th-ranked Providence on Dec. 4.
Nicole Anderson PC (So. F., Jordan, Minn) Scored two goals, one unassisted, in the Friars' 5-1 win over UConn Sunday.
Kate Bacon, PC (Jr., F., Chanhassen, Minn.) Had a three-point weekend, with a goal and an assist vs. UNH Saturday and her team-leading 14th goal vs. UConn.
Melissa Bizzari, BC (Fr., F, Stowe, Vt.) Had her best game of the season, registering a goal and two assists against Harvard.
Kayley Herman, UNH (Sr., G , Weyburn, Sask.) Matched her season high of 27 saves Dec. 4 at 10th-ranked Providence.
Rachel Llanes, NU (So, F, San Jose, Calif.) Notched the first and last goal of the game in Northeastern's 4-0 win over UNH with six shots on goal.
Katie MacSorley, NU (Fr, F, Stratford, Ont.) Tallied a goal in the 4-0 win over UNH on Thursday.
Molly Schaus, BC (Sr., G, Natick, Mass.) Recorded 25 saves in her 11th season win against Harvard on Sunday at Conte Forum.
Florence Schelling, NU (Jr., G, Oberengstringen, Switz.) Made 22 saves for her third shutout of the season as the Huskies defeated UNH, 4-0.
Kerrin Sperry, BU (Fr., G, North Reading, Mass.) Collected her second shutout with 12 saves in a 4-0 win vs. UConn Sautrday.
Kelli Stack, BC (Sr., F, Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) Scored three goals against Harvard for her third hat trick of the season, fourth in her career.
Dawn Sullivan, Maine (Jr., F, Enfield, Nova Scotia) Had a game-winner and three assists on the weekend for Maine.
Jenn Wakefield, BU (Jr., F, Pickering, Ont.) Recorded two goals, including a power-play marker and her fifth game-winning tally, in a 4-0 win vs. UConn.
Maggie DiMasi, NU (Burlington, VT.)
Recorded a goal in the last two games for the Huskies
Brittany Dougherty, Maine (Chesterfield, Mich.)
Has a five-game point streak with seven points (3g,4a) during that stretch
Maine Black Bears
Their seven wins this season is most since the 2006-07 season
Rachel Llanes, NU (San Jose, CALIF.)
Has a goal in each of the last two games
Kelly McDonald, Maine (Ancaster, ONT.)
Tallied her first collegiate point with an assist Friday night
Casey Pickett, NU (Wilmington, Mass.)
Has goals in the last two contests
Dawn Sullivan, Maine (Jr., F, Enfield, Nova Scotia)
has goals in three of her last four
Boston College: BC heads into the December break with an 11-2-4 record, 6-1-2 in Hockey East…
Kelli Stack scored her third hat trick of the year and assisted on a goal to tally 21 goals, 11 assists, and
32 points in just 17 games…Melissa Bizzari stepped up on offense with a goal and two assists…Danielle
Welch had two assists…once again, BC featured a range of goal scorers (4) and athletes with assists
(7)...the 6-2 win was the second time BC has scored six goals this season…it was BC's fifth all-time win
against Harvard…the last time the Eagles beat the Crimson was February 10, 2009 to become Beanpot
Champions…BC will break for the rest of December until a December 31 contest at Princeton, slated for
a 12p.m. start.
Boston University: The Terriers improved to 12-2-3 (4-3-1 WHEA) with a 4-0 win vs. UConn Saturday…
BU's whitewash of the Huskies was BU's second straight Hockey East road shutout… BU shutout
Boston College, 1-0, on Nov. 21…Freshman Kerrin Sperry improved her undefeated record to 9-0-2 with
12 saves vs. UConn…With a game-wining goal against Connecticut, junior Jenn Wakefield ranks second
in the nation with five game-winning tallies…The Terriers successfully defended all three UConn power
plays to improve its penalty kill efficiency to .951, second best in the nation.
University of Connecticut: UConn is now 41-30-16 all-time against Hockey East opponents..
Taylor Gross has a team-high 10 goals on the season while Jennifer Chaisson leads the Huskies with nine
assists...UConn has allowed just two goals on opponent power plays over the last seven contests, holding
six of their last seven opponents scoreless on 17 power play chances...Four Huskies have tallied at least
three assists and three goals so far this season, Gross (10G,4A), Chaisson (3G,9A), Kelly Horan (4G, 6A)
and Sami Evelyn (3G, 5A)...Gross has now recorded at least one point in 11 games this year, including a
season-high of four against Sacred Heart last month...Chaisson ranks third all-time at Connecticut with
52 career assists after her helper at Providence...Alexandra Garcia has recorded at least 30 saves in eight
games this season for a season save total of 462
University of Maine: Maine after defeating Vermont 3-2 on Saturday night, Maine had their
six-game unbeaten streak snapped when they lost to Vermont 4-3 in overtime…Junior captain Dawn
Sullivan scored her second game-winner of the year when she notched the game winner with just nine
seconds left in regulation on Friday at Vermont…The win was Maine's seventh of the season which is
the most its had in a season since it won 10 games during the 2006-07 season…The Black Bears have
scored power play goals in their last five games as Jennie Gallo (Castlegar, B.C.) leads the way with five
power play tallies. Sullivan has tallied a goal in three of her last four games while Brittany Dougherty
currently rides a five game point streak…Kelly McDonald had an assist in both games for Maine with her
first career point coming on an assist Friday night…Maine returns to action Friday night when it battles
Union College at Alfond Arena.
University of New Hampshire: With her career-high two-goal effort at 10th-ranked Providence,
senior forward Julie Allen climbed into a tie for third on the team in goals (four) and a tie for fourth
in points (eight); Allen ranks third on the team in shooting percentage...UNH's loss to Northeastern
on Dec. 1 ended a 27-game unbeaten streak (26-0-1) vs. the Huskies...The Wildcats surrendered two
power-play goals in a game for the first time this season when PC went 2-for-7 on Dec. 4...UNH scored a
power-play goal vs. 10th-ranked Providence; the 'Cats had not netted a power-play goal since Oct. 23 vs.
St. Lawrence. The 4-2 loss at PC ended a mark of five consecutive games in which the Wildcats did not
score multiple goals in a game.
Northeastern University: The win on Wednesday was the first Husky victory in regulation at
UNH since Jan. 21, 2001, a 2-1 win...Northeastern recorded a shutout victory over UNH for the first time
ever on Wednesday...In every win except the 2-1 victory over Princeton on Oct. 22, a Husky rookie has
recorded at least one point. Two Huskies, Katie MacSorley and Maggie DiMasi, tallied points in the 4-0
win over UNH...Rachel Llanes recorded her first-ever multi-goal game on Wednesday when she potted a
pair of goals against UNH...Northeastern is unbeaten in six of its last seven games.
Providence College: The Friars have now won four games in a row. Their longest such streak
from a year ago was seven games (from 1/3/10 to 1/24/10). The team is now off for the semester
break, returning to action at Maine on January 2…This week, Bacon was one of 40 players invited to USA
Hockey's Women's Winter Training Camp in Blaine Minn. In late December. The camp serves as a tryout
and training session for the U.S. National Team. Bacon previously wore red, white and blue for the USA
Under-18 team that won the World Championships in 2008…Lacasse has been slected to play for Hockey
Canada's Under-22's in the MLP Cup in Switzerland in January.
University of Vermont: Vermont is 2-0-7 when scoring the first goal this season…Senior captain
Celeste Doucet (Memramcook, N.B.) is tied for the team lead in scoring with three goals, and four assists…
Sophomore Erin Wente's four-goal weekend against Maine brings her season total to five goals and
two assists for seven points as well…Saturday Vermont went to overtime for the ninth time in 18 games
this season…Vermont is 1-2-3 in its last six Hockey East contests… The Catamounts are off until December
29th when they host Dartmouth College at 5 p.m.