~ Top seed BU faces Northeastern; BC faces off against Providence ~
||PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#14 CASEY PICKETT, NORTHEASTERN
(Sophomore Forward; Wilmington, Mass.)
|Pickett notched two goals and added an assist to lead Northeastern past UConn, 4-0, in
WHEA quarterfinal play on Saturday at Freitas Ice Forum. She finished the game with six
shot on goal and a +2 rating.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#7 REBECCA MORSE, PROVIDENCE
(Freshman Defenseman; Westfield, N.J.)
|Morse scored a go-ahead goal in the third period of Saturday's quarterfinal
win over Maine at Schneider Arena. She finished the game with a
+2 rating for the Friars.
||WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#41 FLORENCE SCHELLING, NORTHEASTERN
(Jr. Goaltender; Obrengstringen, Switz.)
|Schelling made 25 saves to record her fourth shutout of the season (10th career), a 4-0
victory over UConn on Saturday at Freitas Ice Forum.
||WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
|The Huskies shutout Connecticut, 4-0, in the opening game of the WHEA quarterfinals
on Saturday afternoon at Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs. The win marked Northeastern's
first all-time victory in WHEA tournament play and the 13th shutout in WHEA Tournament
Pure Hockey Player of the Week Casey Pickett of Northeastern University
|ARMY ROTC THREE STARS AWARD
|At the conclusion of each Hockey East game, the " Army ROTC Three Stars of The Game" are selected. Congratulations to Boston College's Kelli Stack for winning the 2010-2011 Army ROTC Three Stars Award.
Kate Bacon, PC (Jr, F, Chanhassen, Minn.) Tallied her team-leading 30th point of the season, an assist, in the Friars' 5-2, quarterfinal win over Maine.
Corinne Buie, PC (Fr, F Edina, Minn.) Scored a short-handed, empty net goal with four seconds remaining in regulation to cap the Friars' 5-2 victory over Maine.
Myriam Croussette, Maine (Jr., F, Baie-Comeau, Que.) Scored the opening goal in Saturday afternoon's quarterfinal matchup at Providece College.
Genevieve Lacasse, PC (Jr., G, Kingston, Ont.) Stopped 29 shots during the Friars 5-2 quarterfinal victory over Maine.
Rachel Llanes, NU (So., F, San Jose, Calif.) Added three assists to help lead Northeastern past UConn, 4-0, on Saturday.
Katie MacSorley, NU (Fr., F, Stratford, Ont.) Notched a goal to help lead Northeastern past UConn, 4-0, on Saturday.
Laura Veharanta, PC (Jr., F, La Verne, Calif.) Scored two goals, including the eventual game winner, in the Friars 5-2 quarterfinal victory over Maine.
Kate Bacon, PC (Chanhassen, Minn.)
has six points in her last four games
Katie MacSorley, NU (STRATFORD, ONT.)
now has lit the lamp in three of the last four games
Brittany Ott, MAINE (St. Clair Shores, MICH.)
has recorded 30 plus saves in four of her last five,
all against top ten opponents
Alyse Ruff, PC (Tualatin, Ore.)
played in her 141st game for the Friars on Saturday, placing her in third
place on program's all-time game's played list. With two more games she
will tie the record of 143.
Boston College: Boston College will face Providence College in the semifinal round
– BC's second semifinal appearance in three years and fourth overall – of the ninth Hockey
East Tournament on Saturday, March 5 at 3 p.m. … The Eagles are 1-2-0 against the Friars in
previous league tournament match-ups, having met in three straight semifinal-round games
from 2005-07 (capturing its lone win in 2006) … BC, which won the regular-season series
over the Friars, 2-1-0, outscored PC, 8-6, in the three-game league series. Kelli Stack and
Danielle Welch led all BC scorers with three goals and four points each against the Friars.
In the last meeting between the teams, Welch netted a hat trick and finished the game with
four points to lead BC to a 4-2 home win on Sun., Feb. 6.
Boston University: The No. 4/5 Boston University women's ice hockey team finished
the regular season with its most overall wins (25) and conference wins (15) in program
history … The Terriers also secured their fewest loses in team history (5) … BU earned its
first-ever Hockey East regular-season championship in just its sixth season … On Monday,
graduate student Catherine Ward, junior Jenn Wakefield and freshman Marie-Philip Poulin
were announced as nominees for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented to the top
player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey … The trio was three of just five Hockey East
players nominated for the honor … Wakefield was a top-10 finalist for the award during
the 2008-09 season … BU will play Northeastern in the Hockey East semifinal round … The
Terriers are 3-0-1 against the Huskies in 2010-11 … The teams played to a 3-3 tie in their
most recent outing, the Beanpot consolation game.
University of Connecticut: UConn finished the 2010-11 season with a 13-19-3
record...Taylor Gross ended the season with a team-high 23 points on a team-best 12 goals
and 11 assists...Jennifer Chaisson ended her collegiate career ranking third all-time in the
UConn record books with 57 career assists, fourth with 84 career points and eighth with 27
career goals...Alexandra Garcia ended the year with 903 saves, which is the second highest
season total in the UConn record books...The Huskies were perfect on the penalty kill during
23 games this season, including 11 out of the final 13 contests...Jody Sydor also ended her
collegiate career in the UConn record books, ranking sixth with 41 career assists.
University of Maine: For Maine (12-17-5, 6-12-3), Saturday afternoon's quarterfinal
matchup with Providence marked their fourth trip to WHEA post season action. After the loss,
the Black Bears now drop to 0-4 in those matchups. However, it is not all dissapointment
around the program. The 12 overall wins was the most Maine has had since the 2005-2006
season and the six conference wins were the most since that '05-'06 season as well. There
was plenty to celebrate as Maine made it back to the playoffs since their '06pairing with
New Hampshire, when they lost 6-0. If there ever were morale victories in major college
athletics, Maine's 5-2 loss in which they led at the end of the first intermission and were tied
at the end of the second, was surely that.
Northeastern University: Saturday's win was the first win in the Hockey East tournament
for Northeastern. The Huskies are now 1-3 all-time in the Hockey East playoffs....The
Huskies have now allowed just three power play goals in 46 chances. In three straight games
with UConn this season, NU has killed off all 11 power play chances it faced...Sophomore
forward Rachel Llanes has now scored in seven of the last 10 games. She has notched two
goals and nine assists in that stretch. She also has recorded multiple points in three of the
last four games...Llanes notched three assists, which is the second time a Husky has achieved
that feat this season. Senior co-captain Julia Marty added three assists in a 5-1 win over RPI
on Oct. 24, 2010. It is the second three point game for Llanes...Sophomore forward Casey
Pickett notched three points for the first time in her career. It was the third two-goal game of
her career...Alyssa Wohlfeiler now has 10 career game-winning goals. Saturday's strike was
the fourth game-winner of the season...Florence Schelling has now recorded four consecutive
periods of shutout hockey in the playoffs. This streak dates back to the third period of last
season's quarterfinal matchup with UConn.
Providence College: The Friars are the only program to qualify for the Hockey East
Tournament each year since the conference's inception in 2002-2003. In addition, PC has
played in the semifinals in all nine years…The Friars captured the first three hockey East
Tournament titles, the most recent coming in 2005, the last time the semifinals and finals
were held at Walter Brown Arena…Goaltender Genevieve Lacasse, just a junior, needs 31
saves to match the Providence College record for career stops. The current mark of 2,555
was reached by Jana Bugden in 2006.