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October 31, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: MAINE PICKS UP BIG ROAD WIN AT NO. 5 BOSTON COLLEGE
~ No. 9 NU downs Maine; Eagles edge PC; Vermont ties Niagara twice ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#19 BRITTANY DOUGHERTY, MAINE
(Junior Forward; Chesterfield, Mich.)
Dougherty scored four goals in two games this week for the Black Bears, including a hat trick against Boston College in the 5-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum. She also recorded 10 shots on goal and a +3 plus/minus rating. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#77 KENDALL COYNE, NORTHEASTERN
(Freshman Forward; Palos Heights, Ill.)
Coyne tallied the Huskies' first Hockey East goal of the season on a penalty shot in a 3-2 victory against Maine on Friday night at Alfond Arena. She also added an assist on Brittany Esposito's strike and notched six shots on goal for the game. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#29 BRITTANY OTT, MAINE
(Junior Goaltender; St. Clair Shores, Mich.)
Ott stopped 54 of 59 shots (.915 save%) on the weekend, including 31 saves against Boston College in the 5-2 victory on Sunday. She also added 24 saves in the 3-2 loss to No. 9 Northeastern on Friday. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
MAINE BLACK BEARS
The Black Bears dropped a 3-2 home decision to No. 9 Northeastern on Friday at Alfond Arena, but bounced back on Sunday picking up a 5-2 road win at No. 5 Boston College at Conte Forum. Maine went 2-for-5 on the power play vs. the Eagles.  
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Pure Hockey Player of the Week Brittany Dougherty of Maine
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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. Here are the 2011-2012 season leaders to date:
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Corinne Boyles Jr. G BC
2. Brittany Ott Jr. G ME
3. Seven players Tied
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Alex Carpenter, BC (So., F, North Reading, Mass.) Scored the equalizer in a 3-1 win at PC on Friday and assisted the Eagles first goal vs. Maine.

Meghan Huertas, UVM (Fr., F, Boynton Beach, Fla.) Had three assists in two weekend games against the Niagara Purple Eagles this weekend.

Taylor Holze, BU (Jr., F, Lynnbrook, N.Y.) Notched a goal in Saturday's contest against Wisconsin.

Kerrin Sperry, BU (So., G, North Reading, Mass.) Matched a season and career-high with 37 saves on Friday against Wisconsin. She then made 32 saves in Saturday's contest with the Badgers.

Breanne Sundquist, UVM (So., D, Avondale, Ariz.) Had two assists as Vermont earned consecutive ties against Niagara this weekend. Jackie Young, BC (So., D, Medford, Mass.) Assisted two goals and scored her second of the season.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Corinne Buie, PC (Edina, Minn.) Has four assists in her last two games.

Alex Carpenter, BC (Reading, Mass.) has scored in three straight games

Hockey East Penalty Shots The league has seen four penalty shots this year and they all have come in the last three Fridays of October

Laura Veharanta, PC (La Verne, Calif.) now has four points (2g,2a) in her last three games

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: The loss to Maine snapped BC's six game unbeaten streak… The Eagles are 20-14-11 in games following a loss since 2007-08…First-year members of BC have accounted for 27-of-62 points (.435) through the first eight games…The Eagles have been outscored 12-14 in the first two periods, but hold a 13-5 advantage over opponents in the third period…Boston College has faced three ranked teams this season, going 2-1-0…Katie King Crowley is 6-9-2 against BU.

Boston University: Friday's loss to Wisconsin snapped a six game unbeaten streak, and was the first time the Terriers both lost on a Friday and were shut out since Jan. 29, 2010, a 2-0 loss against Connecticut…Kerrin Sperry matched a season and career-high with 37 saves on Friday. The mark was set on Oct. 1, a 5-1 loss to North Dakota, also a WCHA opponent…Jenn Wakefield is one goal away from 100 for her career…Friday marked the return of senior defenseman Tara Watchorn and the debut of redshirt freshman defenseman Caroline Campbell…Wednesday's matchup with Boston College will be the first conference game of the year for BU; the Terriers are the last Hockey East team to not have played a conference contest.

University of Connecticut: UConn fell by scores of 4-0 and 2-1 at Syracuse this weekend...It marked the second time the Huskies have been swept in a weekend series this weekend and first to be held with one goal or fewer since December 2010...Sophomore goaltender Nicole Paniccia posted 30 saves in game one, her third game of 30 or more and senior Alexandra Garcia turned away 33 shots in game two, also her third game with 30 or more saves

University of Maine: The University of Maine women's ice hockey team (6-4- 0) (2-2-0) went 1-1-0 in conference play this weekend with a 3-2 loss against Northeastern on Friday and a 5-2 win against Boston College on Sunday, giving the Black Bears their second straight win over BC at Boston College. Brittany Dougherty scored four goals including a hat trick against Boston College. Dawn Sullivan (Enfield, N.S.) notched one goal and two assists in two games and Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) tallied three assists including assists on both goals against Northeastern.

University of New Hampshire: UNH opens November with a home game against Vermont, but then hits the road for five consecutive road games... The six-member junior class has scored nine of the team's 17 goals (53%) and recorded 12 points overall...The five-member sophomore class has tallied 10 of the teams 18 assists (56%) and recorded 13 points overall...UNH has a 3-1-2 record when recording 20+ shots...UNH is winless (0-3-2) when scoring less than three goals in a game.

Northeastern University: Northeastern defeated Maine, 3-2, in its Hockey East season debut…Kendall Coyne converted a penalty shot for the Huskies' opening goal, and extended her point streak to seven straight games to open the season; she is the only Husky to have scored in every game this year…Colleen Murphy scored her first collegiate goal, with help from Maggie DiMasi, who has scored in both game in which she has appeared…The Huskies now have five power play goals in their last two games, with conversions on five of their last 13 opportunities.

Providence College: At some point this season, the Friars will have faced nine of the 15 teams currently listed in the USA Today/USA Hockey Poll…Goaltender Genevieve Lacasse (Kingston, Ont.) is now just six wins away from tying the Friars' all-time record of 58, currently held by Jana Bugden '07…Providence will play seven of its next eight games at Schneider Arena.

University of Vermont: Freshman forward Krystal Baumann leads the team in scoring with two goals and two assists…Friday's 3-2 win over Providence marked the first time Vermont has ever won its Hockey East opener…Junior goaltender Kelci Lanthier earned her first career Hockey East win making 30 saves on Friday…All 18 of the Catamounts skaters have registered at least a point this season…Vermont is 3-2-0 in its last five Hockey East home games…The Catamounts scored their first two power play goals of the year Saturday…Vermont has another difficult schedule this season, with 12 games against teams ranked in the preseason USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll.

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