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March 14, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: BOSTON COLLEGE AND BOSTON UNIVERSITY ARE FROZEN FOUR BOUND
~ BU battles with Cornell at 5pm Friday; Eagles face Wisconsin at 8pm ~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#16 KELLI STACK, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Senior Forward; Brooklyn Heights, Ohio)
Stack scored twice in the first period for the Eagles with her team-leading 35th and 36th goals of the season in a 4-1 win over Minnesota on Saturday in NCAA quarterfinal play at Conte Forum. Pure Hockey
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Photo PURE HOCKEY CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#9 JENN WAKEFIELD, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Junior Forward; Pickering, Ont.)
Wakefield scored two goals to lead the Terriers to a 4-2 win over Mercyhurst in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday. After giving BU a 1-0 first-period lead, Wakefield sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with 12 seconds remaining. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#1 KERRIN SPERRY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Freshman Goaltender; North Reading, Mass.)
Sperry matched a career high with 30 saves as she backstopped the Terriers to a 4-2 win over Mercyhurst in the NCAA quarterfinals. The win put BU in the Frozen Four for the first time in program history. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#30 MOLLY SCHAUS, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Senior Goaltender; Natick, Mass.)
Schaus stopped 31 shots (.969 save%) in a 4-1 home win over Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at Kelley Rink. Hockey East
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Photo Photo WHEA CO-TEAM OF THE WEEK
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES/BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS
The Eagles and Terriers advanced to the Frozen Four with quarterfinal victories against WCHA foe Minnesota (4-1) and CHA opponent Mercyhurst (4-2), respectively. BC's victory marked the first triumph vs. a WCHA opponent in the NCAA Tournament.  
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Pure Hockey Co-Players of the Week Kelli Stack of BC and Jenn Wakefield of BU
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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.
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Kelli Stack Sr. F BC
2. Alexandra Garcia Jr. G UConn
3. Jenn Wakefield Jr. F BU
4. Marie-Philip Poulin Fr. F BU
  Mary Restuccia Jr. F BC
  Molly Schaus Sr. G BC
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Melissa Bizzari, BC (Fr., F, Stowe, Vt.) Netted the decisive score at 2:45 of the opening period of the team's 4-1 home win over Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Blake Bolden, BC (So., D, Stow, Ohio) Assisted on Kelli Stack's first of two goals and matched Katelyn Kurth with a game-high +4 rating in the team's 4-1 home win over Minnesota on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Katelyn Kurth, BC (Sr., D, High Bridge, N.J.) Matched teammate Blake Bolden with a +4 rating in the team's 4-1 home win over Minnesota (3/12) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS advanced to the Frozen Four for the first time in pr ogr am hist ory

Molly Schaus, BC (NATICK, MASS.) captured her school-record 24th victory of the season and the 80th of her four-year career

Junior Jenn Wakefield, BU (PICKERING, ONT.) is on a seven-game point-scoring str eak (11g,1a) for the Terriers

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: Boston College defeated Minnesota in the first NCAA Tournament game in Conte Forum (men or women) since March 1991 to advance to its second NCAA Frozen Four. BC also advanced to the 2007 Frozen Four in Lake Placid. BC improved to 2-2 in NCAA Tournament competition, 2-1 in the quarterfinal round, 1-1 against Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament and captured its first win over Minnesota in five meetings…BC improved to 7-2-0 against opponents ranked within the nation's top 10…Senior Kelli Stack became the school's first Patty Kazmaier top-3 finalist on Thursday, March 10…BC will face Wisconsin to open Frozen Four competition on Friday, March 19 at 5 p.m. in Erie, Pa.

Boston University: The third-seeded Boston University women's ice hockey team advanced to its first-ever Frozen Four with a 4-2 victory over Mercyhurst in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday…Junior Jenn Wakefield scored twice and sophomore Jill Cardella and freshman Marie-Philip Poulin also tallied for BU…Freshman Kerrin Sperry matched a career high 30 saves…With the win, the Terriers avenged last year's loss to the Lakers in the NCAA quarterfinals and improved to 1-1 all-time in the NCAA tournament…Boston University will now face No. 2 Cornell in the semifinals on Friday (March 18) at 8 p.m…BU has never played the Big Green and will look to become the first Hockey East team to play for a national title.

Hockey East in the NCAA Tournament: Boston College and Boston University mark WHEA's fourth and fifth entries into the Women's Frozen Four and it marks the first time in the league's nine-year history that two teams have qualified.

WHEA TEAMS ALL-TIME IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

Boston College: Three appearances, 2-2 record
Second Frozen Four Appearance

Boston University: Two appearances, 1-1 record
First Frozen Four Appearance

New Hampshire: Five appearances, 2-5 record
Two Frozen Fours

Providence: One apperance, 0-1 record

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