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November 28, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: MAINE TAKES FOUR-POINT WEEK; NO. 4 BOSTON COLLEGE WINS PAIR
~ UConn downs Yale; UNH victorious vs. Princeton; PC shuts out Union ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#20 NICOLE ANDERSON, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Junior Forward; Jordan, Minn.)
Anderson led the Friars to a 5-0 victory at Union Sunday recording one goal and three assists. She also added three shots and a +4 plus/minus rating. Athletic Republic
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#7 DRU BURNS, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Junior Defenseman; Plano, Texas)
Burns registered a five-point weekend (1g,4a), with her first collegiate goal and a careerhigh four points versus Princeton. Two of her assists came on game-winning goals for the Eagles. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#77 KENDALL COYNE, NORTHEASTERN
(Freshman Forward; Palos Heights, Ill.)
Coyne scored two goals to send the game to overtime in the Huskies' only game of the week, a 4-3 overtime loss at Dartmouth. She recorded 10 shots on goal in the game vs. the Big Green. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#29 BRITTANY OTT, MAINE
(Junior Goaltender; St. Clair Shores, Mich.)
Ott made 55 saves on 57 shots (.965 save%) she faced in two games this past week. She stopped 23 of 25 shots against Vermont and posted a 32 saves vs. UNH in her sixth career shutout. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
MAINE BLACK BEARS
The Black Bears scored the eight goals on the week in two victories and posted 61 shots on goal. Maine went 2-for-7 on the power play vs. Vermont and its penalty kill was a perfect 6-for-6 in the 3-0 shutout of UNH.  
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Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Nicole Anderson and Dru Burns
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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. Ashley Cottrell Sr. F PC
  Corinne Boyles Jr. G BC
  Corinne Buie So. F PC
  Florence Schelling Sr. G NU
5. Brittany Dougherty Jr. F ME
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Kate Bacon, PC (Sr., F, Chanhassen, Minn.) Had a goal and two assists in Sunday's 5-0 victory at Union.

Jill Cardella, BU (Jr., F, Rochester, N.Y.) Scored her third goal of the season in a 3-1 loss at Cornell on Friday.

Missy Denk, Maine (So., F, Poplar Grove, Ill.) Had a three-point (1g,2a) week in two games vs. Vermont and UNH.

Emily Field, BC (Fr., F, Littleton, Mass.) Scored once and picked up two helpers in weekend action for BC.

Nicole Gifford, UNH (So., F, Ennismore, Ont.) Recorded her first career multiple-goal game with three goals in UNH's 3-1 victory against Princeton.

Jenn Gilligan, UNH (Fr., Maple Ridge, B.C.) Stopped 24 of 25 shots to backbone UNH to a 3-1 victory against Princeton.

Maggie Hunt, UNH (So., D, Naperville, Ill.) Recorded a career-high two assists in UNH's 3-1 victory vs. Princeton.

Brianne Kilgour, Maine (So., F, Hamilton, Ont.) Recorded three points (1g,2a) in two wins for the Black Bears.

Genevieve Lacasse PC (Sr., G, Kingston, Ont.) Extended her Providence record with her 16th-career shutout, blanking Union, 5-0, Sunday.

Danielle Ward, Maine (Sr., F, Lansing, Mich.) Grabbed two goals for Maine in a 5-2 victory over Vermont, including the game-winning goal.

Tara Watchorn, BU (Sr., F, Newcastle, Ont.) Scored her second goal of the season on Saturday against Cornell.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Dru Burns, BC (Plano, Texas) Scored the first goal of her career on Friday vs. Princeton

Alex Carpenter, BC (North Reading, Mass.) Has registered a point in six straight contests

Abby Gauthier, PC (Lynn, Mass.) Has at least one point in eight of her last nine games

Danielle Ward, MAINE (Lansing, Mich.) Scored two goals this week, bringing her career points total to 110

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: The Boston College power play went 5-for-9 in two weekend skates after going 1-for-20 in the previous five games…BC leads the conference in power play production with a mark of .234 (15-of-64)…Freshman center Alex Carpenter extended her point streak to six games, with a goal at Brown on Sunday…The Eagles scored five first period goals in the last two games, while totaling just six in the 13 games prior…First-year athletes have accounted for 43.0 percent (52-of-121) of BC's points this season…The Eagles travel to Maine for a two-game series in Orono, beginning on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Boston University: BU had its three-game win streak snapped on Friday at Cornell…Senior defenseman Tara Watchorn now has points in four of her last five games…The Terriers' non-conference schedule is now complete until BU hosts the Beanpot beginning on Jan. 31; the Terriers finished their non-conference schedule with a 5-5-1 record. Six of those games were against teams ranked in the top 10.

University of Connecticut: UConn posted a 1-1 record as the host of the annual Nutmeg Classic..The Huskies lost to Quinnipiac, 4-2, and defeated Yale, 3-1... Sophomore Jocelyn Slattery scored in each game for Connecticut...Freshman Kayla Campero tallied two assists for her first career multi-point game against Yale...Senior goaltender Alexandra Garcia totaled 31 saves against QU for her fifth game of the season with 30 saves or more

University of Maine: The University of Maine women's ice hockey team (9-5-4) (4-3-1) tallied four points on the road this week with a 5-2 win over Vermont and a 3-0 victory over New Hampshire. Goalie Brittany Ott (Jr., G, St. Clair Shores, Mich.) stopped 55 of the 57 shots she faced in the two games for a .965 save percentage. Danielle Ward (Sr., F, Lansing, Mich.) grabbed two goals over Vermont, including the game-winning goal in the second period. Brianne Kilgour (So., F, Hamilton Ontario) and Missy Denk (So., F, Poplar Grove, Ill.) both tallied three points on the week, Kilgour with a goal and two assists against Vermont and Denk with a goal and an assist against Vermont and an assist against New Hampshire.

University of New Hampshire: UNH is ranked No. 2 in the nation in combined special teams (59.2% success rate)… UNH's penalty kill was perfect last week (12-for-12), and that included holding Princeton scoreless on nine power-play opportunities… Sophomore forward Nicole Gifford scored three goals Nov. 26 vs. Princeton; it was the first hat trick by a Wildcat since Nov. 21, 2009 (Kelly Paton vs. Rensselaer)… Gifford leads the team in assists (7) and points (13), and is tied for the team lead in goals (6) and power-play goals (3)… UNH has a 3-1-1 record vs. ECAC teams and that includes 2-0-0 against the Ivy League… UNH's three-goal output against Princeton matched the aggregate total of the previous four games.

Northeastern University: Northeastern has lost three in a row for the first time since January 2011, when they dropped consecutive fixtures to Boston College, New Hampshire and Providence…In their only game of the weekend, a 4-3 OT loss on Saturday at Dartmouth, the Huskies failed to score a power play goal for the first time since Nov. 5 at Connecticut, a streak spanning four games…Despite giving up a power play goal to Dartmouth, NU remains second in the nation on the penalty kill, eliminating extra-skater chances at a 89.5% (51/57) clip…With Northeastern down 3-1 at Dartmouth in the third period, freshman Kendall Coyne scored two goals to send the game to overtime; she has now moved into fourth place in the national rookie scoring rankings, with 1.42 points per game (8-9-17 in 12 games).

Providence College: Sunday marked the Friars' first ever road game at Union…Lacasse is now just two wins shy of the Friars' career victory record of 58, held by Jana Bugden '07…Providence went 6-2-1 for the month of November. Eight of the nine games were played at Schneider Arena.

University of Vermont: Vermont is now 2-2-2 this season when scoring first... Freshmen Amanda Pelkey and Meghan Huertas are now tied for the team lead in scoring with 10 points...Vermont has scored power play goals in three consecutive games...Roxanne Douville recorded her third career shutout Sunday with a 29 save effort at Colgate...Vermont was 2-6-0 in the month of November.

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