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February 20, 2012
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WEEKLY RELEASE: NORTHEASTERN EARNS FIRST REGULAR-SEASON TITLE IN SCHOOL HISTORY
~ Boston College, Boston University and Maine all take four points ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#41 FLORENCE SCHELLING, NORTHEASTERN
(Senior Goaltender; Oberengstringen, Switzerland)
Schelling made a combined 67 saves (.985 save%) over a weekend home-and-home series in which the Huskies went 1-0-1 against Providence. In Friday's 0-0 draw in Providence, she made 38 saves and recorded her nation-leading eighth shutout. In the return match on Sunday stopped 29 shots and helped clinch Northeastern's first WHEA Regular Season Championship. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#5 ALEX CARPENTER, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Freshman Forward; Reading, Mass.)
Carpenter scored twice and posted one helper for the second three-point game of her career against Vermont on Sunday. She led the Eagles with 21 shots and had a +3 plus/minus rating over the weekend. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#34 ROXANNE DOUVILLE, VERMONT
(Sophomore Goaltender; Beloeil, Que.)
Douville stopped 113 of 19 shots (.950 save%) in the weekend series vs. Boston College at Conte Forum. Douville notched a career-high 61 saves in Friday's 2-0 loss and followed that up with a 52-save effort on Saturday vs. the Eagles. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#27 GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Senior Goaltender; Scarborough, Ont.)
Lacasse notched 66 saves (.970 save%), which included stopped all 42 shots she faced in Friday's 0-0 draw with #7 Northeastern. It was her 18th career shutout, which is a school record. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES
The Huskies earned a three-point weekend vs. the Providence Friars and took home their first Hockey East regular-season Championship in school history.  
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Florence Schelling of Northeastern
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ARMY ROTC THREE STARS AWARD
At the conclusion of each Hockey East league game, the Hockey East "Army ROTC Three Stars of The Game" are selected. Congratulation's to Northeastern goaltender Florence Schelling for winning this years award. Schelling was named a No. 1 star four times on the year and was one of the three stars in 12 games for the Huskies. Here were the leaders for the 2011-2012 season.
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Florence Schelling Sr. G NU
2. Kendall Coyne Fr. F NU
3. Brittany Ott Jr. G ME
  Genevieve Lacasse Sr. G PC
5. Jenn Wakefield Sr. F BU
  Kristina Lavoie Jr. F UNH
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Corinne Boyles, BC (Jr., G, Wheaton, Ill.) Stopped all 35 shots she faced vs. Vermont, registered her fifth shutout of year on Saturday.

Missy Denk, Maine (So. F, Poplar Grove, Ill.) Notched a goal and an assist Saturday against New Hampshire.

Melissa Gagnon, Maine (Sr. D, St. Gilles, Que.) Had a solid performance over the weekend with a goal and two assists.

Jenn Gilligan, UNH (Fr., G, Maple Ridge, B.C.) Stopped 73 of 79 shots (.924 save%) in the Maine series. She made a career-high 44 saves Saturday.

Kristina Lavoie, UNH (Jr., F, Fonthill, Ont.) Scored three of the team's four goals in the two-game series at Maine.

Kate Leary, BC (Fr., F, Seabrook, N.H.) Registered the first three-point game (1g, 2a) of her career on Sunday vs. UVM with +4 rating.

Isabel Menard, BU (Jr., F, Ottawa, Ont.) Her goal on Saturday forced overtime, while she assisted on the game-winning goal on Sunday.

Marie-Philip Poulin, BU (So., F, Beauceville, Que.) Scored twice, including in overtime, to lift BU over Connecticut, 3-2, on Saturday.

Dawn Sullivan, Maine (Sr. F, Enfield, Nova Scotia) Tallied a goal and an assist on the weekend, including the game-tying goal in Saturday's game.

Danielle Ward, Maine (Sr. F, Lansing, Mich.) Tallied four points (1g,3a) over the weekend against New Hampshire.

Tara Watchorn, BU (Sr., D, Newcastle, Ont.) Notched the game-winning goal on Sunday in a 2-1 win over Connecticut.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Kristina Lavoie , UNH (Fonthill, Ont.) Enters postseason play with a five-game point-scoring streak (7g,1a, 30% shooting %) and a three-game goal streak (5g)

Dawn Sullivan, Maine (ENFIELD, N.S.) Surpassed the 50-point career mark Saturday with a goal and an assist against UNH

Jenn Wakefield, BU (Pickering, Ont.) Had her 16-game point streak (13g, 14a) snapped on Saturday vs. UConn

Danielle Ward, Maine (LANSING, MICH.) Is now just one point shy of 125 for her career

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: Boston College earned a weekend sweep over Vermont last weekend…The Eagles finished the regular season 23-8-3 (15-4-2 HE), their most wins in league play under current Head Coach Katie King Crowley…At 23-8-3, Corinne Boyles is one win shy of tying BC's single-season wins record of 24, set by All-American Molly Schaus in 2006 and 2011…Alex Carpenter's 1.09 points per game (18-17-35) are fifth most in the nation by a rookie. Carpenter's 35 points are fifth most ever by a freshman at the Heights…Blake Bolden (7g,10a), Emily Pfalzer (5g,12a) and Dru Burns (3g,14a) all rank second in the league for defenseman scoring.

Boston University: The Terriers have won nine of their last 10 games and eight straight conference contests…BU clinched the three-seed in the Hockey East Tournament. The last time BU was a three-seed (2010), the Terriers won the Hockey East Championship…BU won its first overtime game since winning the Hockey East Championship in 2010, a 2-1 OT victory vs. UConn…Marie-Philip Poulin has notched a point in nine of her last 10 games (6g,7a)…Junior Isabel Menard has also notched a point in nine of her last 10 games (7g,12a)…Senior Jenn Wakefield finished the regular-season as the conference leader in points (31) and assists (17).

University of Connecticut: UConn missed out on the Hockey East playoffs for the first time since 2008...Senior goaltender Alexandra Garcia (Point-Claire, Que.) was brilliant in her final weekend as a Husky, despite a pair of one goal losses, making 41 saves in each game vs. BU...Freshman Emily Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) picked up one assist on the weekend to put her season total for point at 21, making this the second straight season that a freshman has led the Huskies in scoring

University of Maine: The University of Maine women's hockey team completed a series sweep against New Hampshire over the weekend. Maine came back from a 3-0 deficit in the third period to win in overtime on Saturday and notched a 2-1 win on Senior Day, Sunday. Dawn Sullivan played in their 130th career games on Sunday. Maine posted their best mark in Hockey East play this year, earning a record of 11-8-2 and matched the most wins in a season in program history with 17.

University of New Hampshire: UNH will make its ninth appearance in the Hockey East Championship tournament when the Wildcats travel to play third-seeded BU on Feb. 26… UNH has won the most league tourney titles (four) and games (10; tied with PC) and has the highest league tourney winning percentage (.714; 10-4 in eight appearances)…The 'Cats ended the regular season with seven consecutive losses…Jenn Gilligan recorded a career-high 44 saves Feb. 18 at Maine; her 20 third-period saves was just short of UNH's single-season record of 22…Kristina Lavoie has factored in eight of the team's 10 goals the past five games.

Northeastern University: After winning its first Beanpot since 1998, Northeastern now has its first Hockey East Regular Season Championship in program history…Florence Schelling stopped 38 shots in Friday's 0-0 draw at Providence to take the national lead with eight shutouts…Junior Brittany Esposito's goal on Sunday was her first since Jan. 21, despite being third on the team in scoring… Kendall Coyne remains first in Hockey East with 1.50 points per game (45 in 30 games); junior tri-captain Casey Pickett is third with 1.28 points per game (41 in 32 games)…Schelling became Northeastern's all-time leader in minutes played midway through Sunday's second period; she recently became the all-time saves leader as well.

Providence College: PC's loss at Northeastern in Sunday's regular-season finale snaps a six-game unbeaten streak…The upcoming quarterfinal Saturday will mark the fourth time Providence has faced Maine in a tournament game. The Friars have taken the previous three meetings, including a 5-2 decision in the 2011 quarterfinals… Providence is the only Hockey East program to advance to the tournament semifinals every year…During Friday's game with Northeastern, Providence honored Assistant Coach Bob Bellemore, who is retiring after 19 seasons. During his tenure with the women's program, he has helped coach seven tournament champion teams and nine Olympians.

University of Vermont: Vermont concludes the regular season with a record of 4-22-6, and 3-16-2 in Hockey East play...Senior captain Chelsea Rapin led the team in scoring with seven goals and eight assists for 15 points...Sophomore Kellie Dineen scored a team leading eight goals...Roxanne Douville made 61 saves on Friday afternoon in a 2-0 loss at BU...Her 61 saves is second all-time in Vermont for a single game...Vermont finished eighth in Hockey East but was just two points behind New Hampshire for the final playoff spot.

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