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January 10, 2012
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WEEKLY RELEASE: BOSTON UNIVERSITY GETS ROAD WIN AT MAINE
~ No. 4 BC and No. 7 NU drop games to St. Lawrence; Beat Clarkson~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#22 MARY RESTUCCIA, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Senior Forward; Chester Springs, Pa.)
Assisted on all four of the Eagles' goals this weekend. Her third helper in Friday's 3-2 home win over Clarkson marked the 10th three-point game of the captain's career. She finished with a plus two rating over the weekend. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#8 KAYLA TUTINO, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Freshman Forward; Lorraine, Que.)
Tutino scored her team-leading 12th goal of the season on Sunday, which proved to be the game-winner on the road against Maine at Alfond Arena. She finished the game with a plus one rating and five shots on goal in the win. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#1 NINA RILEY, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Sophomore Goaltender; Lexington, Mass.)
Riley halted 24 shots, including 13 in the third period, to help Providence defeat Robert Morris, 3-1, on Saturday. She improved her record to 3-1-2 on the season. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS
The No. 10 ranked Boston University Terriers traveled up 95 to Alfond Arena for their lone game of the weekend to take on the Black Bears of Maine, and came away with a hard fought 2-1 victory. Goals from Jenn Wakefield (11) and Kayla Tutino (12), were all the goals that BU would need, as Kerrin Sperry did the rest between the pipes to solidify the win.  
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Mary Restuccia of Boston College
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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
2. Corinne Boyles Jr. G BC
  Corinne Buie So. F PC
  Florence Schelling Sr. G NU
5. Nicole Paniccia So. G UC
  Kayla Tutino Fr. F BU
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Kayla Campero, UConn (Fr., F, Wallingford, Conn.) Campero scored each of Connecticut's two goals in a pair of games against ECAC opponents to extend her goal-scoring streak to four games.

Ashley Cottrell, PC (Sr., F, Sterling Heights, Mich.) Tallied a shorthanded goal and one assist to lead the Friars past Robert Morris Saturday, 3-1.

Kendall Coyne, NU (Fr., F, Palos Heights, Ill.) Scored two goals; which included her first career shorthanded goal against Clarkson

Claire Santostefano, NU (So., F, Wilmette, Ill.) Netted the game-winner against Clarkson and then she deflected classmate Maggie DiMasi's shot past Carmen MacDonald to help the Huskies out of a 2-0 third-period hole agaisnt St. Lawrence. Santostefano also had five of NU's 17 blocked shots against St. Lawrence, and won 18 of 25 faceoffs over the two games.

Kerrin Sperry, BU (So., G, North Reading, Mass.) Sperry stopped 23 shots on Sunday to earn a 2-1 win at Maine.

Jenn Wakefield, BU (Sr., F, Pickering, Ont.) Wakefield notched a goal and assisted on the game-winner in the Terriers' 2-1 win at Maine on Sunday.

Danielle Ward, Maine (Sr., F, Lansing, Mich.) Scored her tenth goal of the season on a power play against Boston University in Sunday's contest.

Ashley Motherwell (Jr., F, St. Charles, Ill.) Posted three points (2g, 1a) in a weekend split.

Dru Burns (Jr., D, Plano, Texas) Assisted BC's lone goal on Thursday and scored the game-winner against Clarkson.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Ashley Cottrell, PC (Sr., F, Sterling Heights, Mich.) Cottrell has at least one point in six straight games and in 10 of her last 11.

Dru Burns, BC (JR., D, Plano, Tex.) has six points (3g, 3a) in the last six games.

Kendall Coyne, NU (Fr., F, Palos Heights, Ill.) extended point streak to eight games. Coyne has scored in all but one of her 18 games so far this season.

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: Boston College concluded its non-conference slate with a win over Clarkson, 3-2, and loss to St. Lawrence, 2-1…The Eagles resume Hockey East play on Tuesday versus UNH…The win over the Golden Knights was the first for BC since the 2008-09 opener…Senior Mary Restuccia's four points brought her career total to 98 (36g, 62a)…Restuccia is just two points shy of becoming the eighth Eagle to record 100 or more points in their career…Defensemen Jackie Young (5g, 8a) and Dru Burns (2g, 11a) leads all WHEA defensemen with 13 points…Freshman Alex Carpenter, along with 2012 signees Kaliya Johnson, Haley Skarupa and Dana Trivigno, won a silver medal at the 2012 IIHF U18 World Championship on Saturday…Skarupa led all players in scoring with 11 goals at the tournament, while Carpenter was named Best U.S. Forward with nine points (4g, 5a).

Boston University: With the 2-1 win against Maine on Sunday, BU is now unbeaten in the first game of the second semester in the last six seasons (5-0-1). The only blemish to begin a second semester was in the program's inaugural season (2005- 06)…Sophomore Marie-Philip Poulin returned to the lineup for the first time since Oct. 1 and assisted on the game-winning goal…The Terriers had their streak of 25 successful penalty kills against league foes snapped yesterday…BU still boasts the best penalty kill (89.4%) in the nation…Jenn Wakefield is on a four game point streak…Kayla Tutino has scored a goal in each of the last three games…The Terriers have scored a power play goal in seven of the last 10 contests…After four straight wins from behind, BU never trailed against Maine…BU will get Isabel Menard and Tara Watchorn back in the lineup this weekend after the pair of skaters participated in the Meco Cup in Germany

University of Connecticut: Sophomore Nicole Paniccia started both games and totaled 64 saves against Harvard and Brown. Freshman forward Kayla Campero scored twice to lift her goal-scoring streak to four games and putting her team-leading total at six goalsCampero has scored five goals during her four-game streak University of Maine: The University of Maine women's hockey team dropped to 10-8-5 overall and 4-6-1 in conference play after a falling in a single game series against Boston University, 2-1. Danielle Ward grabbed her tenth goal of the season on a power play. Myriam Croussette and Dawn Sullivan have now played in 120 games for the Black Bears.

University of New Hampshire: UNH, which has been idle since Dec. 11, returns to action Jan. 10 at Boston College… UNH has a 28-4-2 record in first games of a new year and that includes two wins against BC (in 1997 and 1998)… The Wildcats close the regular season with 13 consecutive Hockey East league games… Junior forward Kristina Lavoie has tallied a point four of the last five games (3g, 2a)… Junior defenseman Kristine Horn has recorded a point five of the last six games (1g, 6a)… Both sophomore defenseman Maggie Hunt and sophomore forward Nicole Gifford have a point in four of six games; Hunt has five points (2g, 3a) in that span while Gifford has totaled seven points (5g, 2a)… Senior goaltender Lindsey Minton has played each of the last four games; she appeared in just three of the first 17 games of the season.

Northeastern University: Junior tri-captain Casey Pickett's second six-game point streak of the season ended against St. Lawrence on Jan. 6…junior Brittany Esposito and sophomore Claire Santostefano found the net against both Clarkson (Jan. 5) and St. Lawrence, and now sport goal streak of four games and two games, respectively…freshman Kendall Coyne capped her goal streak at six games, tallying twice vs. Clarkson, but an assist against St. Lawrence extended her point streak to eight games…Standing in for senior Florence Schelling, who was with the Swiss National Team, freshman Chloe Desjardins made her second and third career starts and totaled 45 saves over the two games.

Providence College: The Friars will play Dartmouth at Fenway Park on Tuesday, January 10 as part of the Sun Life Frozen Fenway festivities. It will be the second outdoor game in program history, as the tam played UConn at Rentschler Field last February…Senior goaltender Genevieve Lacasse (Kingston, Ontario) missed this weekend's games to play for Team Canada's Under 22/Development Team in the Meco Cup in Germany.

University of Vermont: Vermont is 1-2-1 in its last four games. Freshmen Amanda Pelkey and Meghan Huertas are tied for the team lead with 10 points Pelkey has three goals and seven assists and Huertas has a team-leading nine assists.Sophomore forward Kellie Dineen leads the team with six goals on the season.Vermont concludes the non-conference portion of its schedule Tuesday when they travel to St. Lawrence, before hosting No. 4 Boston College Saturday night in the teams first meeting of the season. The Catamounts are 1-3-2 against ECAC teams this season.

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