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October 3, 2011
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NO. 3 BOSTON U. SPLITS WITH NO. 7 NORTH DAKOTA; UNH SWEEPS NIAGARA
~ Connecticut, Providence each pick up a tie in non-league series ~
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Photo PURE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#9 JENN WAKEFIELD, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Senior Forward; Pickering, Ont.)
Wakefield lit the lamp twice, including a shorthanded goal, to go along with an assist in 4-1 win over North Dakota on Friday night. She amassed 17 shots on goal in the two-game series over the weekend. Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#4 HEATHER KASHMAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Freshman Forward; Edmonton, Alta.)
Kashman recorded two points with a goal in both of the games at Niagara to help the Wildcats to a sweep of the Purple Eagles. Her first-period goal in the season opener gave the 'Cats a 1-0 lead, and her second-period tally the next day gave UNH a 2-0 advantage. Kashman had a +3 rating and a .400 shooting percentage. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#1 KERRIN SPERRY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Sophomore Goaltender; North Reading, Mass.)
Sperry stopped 32 shots in 4-1 win over North Dakota on Friday before making 37 saves on Saturday. She owned a .932 save percentage on the weekend in two contests. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS
The Wildcats swept a road series vs. the Niagara Purple Eagles over the weekend. UNH scored a total of nine goals on the weekend, including five second-period goals on Friday night.  
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Pure Hockey Player of the Week Jenn Wakefield of Boston University
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Krystal Baumann, UVM (Fr., F, Farmington, Minn.) Scored on her first shift in a 3-3 tie against Clarkson Friday afternoon.

Haley Frade, PC (Fr., F, Marion, Mass.) Scored the only goal in a shootout Friday at Bemidji State (a 0-0 tie). She then scored the Friar's lone goal and her first collegiately in a 3-1 loss to the Beavers on Saturday.

Kristine Horn, UNH (Jr., F, Utica, Mich.) Recorded three points to lead UNH to a series sweep at Niagara.

Genevieve Lacasse, PC (Sr., G, Kingston, Ont.) Halted 39 shots Friday as the Friars tied host Bemidji State, 0-0, for her 13th career shutout.

Isabel Menard, BU (Jr., F, Ottawa, Ont.) Had three helpers in debut game in 4-1 win over North Dakota, notching her first goal of the year Saturday.

Lindsey Minton, UNH (Sr., G, Richardson, Texas) Stopped 22 of 24 shots for a .917 save% and 2.00 GAA in a 3-2 victory at Niagara.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

KRYSTAL BAUMANN, UVM (FARMINGTON, MINN.) NOTCHED HER FIRST CAREER POINT FRIDAY Vs. CLARKSON

CAROLINE BRODERICK, UNH (MARBLEHEAD, MASS.) POTTED HER FIRST CAREER GOAL ON FRIDAY vs . NIAGARA

JENN GILLIGAN, UNH (MAPLE RIDGE, B.C.) RECORDED 21 SAVES IN HER FIRST CAREER VICTORY ON Friday

CAITLIN HEWES, UCONN (STILLWATER, MINN.) SCORED IN COLLEGIATE DEBUT FOR THE HUSKIES ON FRIDAY

HEATHER KASHMAN, UNH (EDMONTON, ALTA.) POTTED HER FIRST COLLEGIATE GOAL ON SATURDAY

JENNA LASCELLE, UNH (CORNWALL, ONT.) TALLIED HER FIRST COLLEGIATE POINT WITH AN ASSIST

Kristina Lavoie , UNH (FONTHILL, ONT.) Recorded her 50th career point with the first of her two points , a second -period assist , Sept. 30 at Niagara

SARAH MACDONNELL, UCONN (Quispamsis , N.B.) SCORED IN HER COLLEGIATE DEBUT FOR THE HUSKIES ON FRIDAY VS. THE ENGINEERS

GINA REPACI, UVM (TORONTO, ONT.) NOTCHED HER FIRST CAREER POINT FRIDAY Vs. CLARKSON

GREER VOGL, UVM (EDINA, MINN.) REGISTERED HER FIRST CAREER POINT FRIDAY Vs. CLARKSON

JENN WAKEFIELD, BU (PICKERING, ONT.) NOTCHED HER 150TH CAREER POINT ON FRIDAY AND PLAYED IN HER 100TH CAREER GAME ON SATURDAY

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: The USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason polls both tabbed the Eagles as No. 5, the highest preseason rankings in program history...BC will open the 2011-12 season at No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m...BC returns 17 letterwinners from the team that went 24-7-6, claimed the Beanpot and Hockey East Tournament titles before advancing to the NCAA Frozen Four in 2010-11...Four of the Eagles' top five point-scorers are also back: Hockey East All-Star Mary Restuccia, Danielle Welch, Taylor Wasylk and Melissa Bizzari. Each veteran totaled more than 20 points last season...The last time BC met Duluth was Nov. 27-28, 2009, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The Bulldogs took both games, 3-0 and 5-1, respectively...The Eagles trail in the all-time series against the Bulldogs, 0-3.

Boston University: BU won its first season opener since Oct. 3, 2008…Was the second straight year that the Terriers split an opening-weekend series with North Dakota…Kerrin Sperry (North Reading, Mass.) now has stopped at least 30 shots in each of the past three games, dating back to national title game last season…On Friday, Terriers scored goals at even strength, on the power play and shorthanded…BU killed off 12 of 13 power plays it faced over the weekend…Eight Terriers in all recorded a point over the weekend.

University of Connecticut: UConn opened at home with a tie and a loss to RPI by scores of 3-3 and 1-0...Senior Sami Evelyn tallied a pair of assists in her first career game centering the top line...Freshmen Caitlin Hewes and Sarah MacDonnell each scored in there collegiate debuts...The deciding goal in Saturday night's loss came with just 8.9 seconds remaining in the third period.

University of Maine: The University of Maine women's ice hockey team had the weekend off after opening last weekend against Sacred Heart…Maine travels to Quinnipiac for a pair of games next weekend…The Black Bears look to open the season 3-0-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season when it defeated Bemidji State twice and Boston College once to start the campaign…Maine has never won four straight games to open a season...Maine captain Dawn Sullivan (Enfield, Nova Scotia) has played in 99 career games, while assistant captain Ashley Norum (Fairbanks, Alaska) has seen action in 98 career games.

University of New Hampshire: The six goals of the 6-3 win in the season opener at Niagara marked the highest UNH output since Oct. 18, 2009 against Niagara (6-1 win at the Whittemore Center) and the highest scored by the 'Cats on the road since Feb. 8, 2009 at UVM (6-2 win)...UNH scored five second-period goals in the second period of the season opener at Niagara; in comparison, the Wildcats' highest goal output in a game last season was five goals...UNH has a 30-3-2 overall record in season openers with a 9-0-1 mark during the tenure of head coach Brian McCloskey.

Northeastern University: Northeastern opened the 2011-12 campaign with a 6-0 exhibition victory over the Ottawa Jr. Senators...Coach Dave Flint has injected youth into the squad this year, with nine freshmen accompanying just two seniors on the team predicted to place third in Hockey East. The Huskies open the regular season at home against Syracuse this Friday, Oct. 7; NU is 0-0-1 all-time against the Orange, skating to a 4-4 tie last season. The next day they take on Colgate for the first time in program history.

Providence College: Friday's 0-0 tie with host Bemidji State marked just the second time in the last three years the Friars have failed to score a goal. The other was a 1-0 defeat at Vermont on January 30, 2011…The last time Providence played to a scoreless tie was January 10, 2003 against Niagara…This weekend's games was the first ever meetings between Providence and Bemidji State.

University of Vermont: Vermont is now 3-1-2 in season openers under Head Coach Tim Bothwell…Sophomore Roxanne Douville made 37 saves and was named the game's first star…With a 3-3 tie against Clarkson Vermont improved to 1-13-3 all-time against the Golden Knights…Vermont was 3-3-4 in games against the ECAC last season…This year the Catamounts will face five teams from their former conference (Clarkson, Rensselaer, Colgate, Dartmouth and St. Lawrence.)…Vermont hosts RPI next weekend in a two-game set at Gutterson Fieldhouse...UVM 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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