~ No. 4 BC and No. 7 NU drop games to St. Lawrence; Beat Clarkson~
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Mary Restuccia of Boston College
|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:
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.
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.
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.