~ Connecticut, Providence each pick up a tie in non-league series ~
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
Pure Hockey Player of the Week Jenn Wakefield of Boston University
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.
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
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.