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February 27, 2012
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WEEKLY RELEASE: BOSTON UNIVERSITY AND PROVIDENCE ADVANCE TO SEMIFINAL PLAY
~ Northeastern takes on PC, BC to face BU on Saturday in Hyannis ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#9 JENN WAKEFIELD, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Senior Forward; Pickering, Ont.)
Wakefield notched a hat trick and added an assist to lead the Terriers to a 9-1 win over New Hampshire on Sunday at Walter Brown Arena. Her third goal was also her 200th career point of her collegiate career. Wakefield's hat trick was the second in the history of the WHEA Tournament. Wakefield notched four shots on goal with a +3 rating on the afternoon. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#8 KAYLA TUTINO, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Freshman Forward; Lorraine, Que.)
Tutino added three assists in Sunday's 9-1 win over New Hampshire on Sunday at Walter Brown Arena. She notched four shots on goal with a +4 plus/minus rating in the game. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#27 GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Senior Goaltender; Scarborough, Ont.)
Lacasse stopped all 38 shots she faced in Saturday's 6-0 defeat of Maine. It was her seventh shutout of the season and second in the last three games. Lacasse now has 19 career shutouts, a Providence school-record. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA CO-TEAM OF THE WEEK
BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS
The Terriers advanced to the WHEA semifinals with a 9-1 victory against New Hampshire on Sunday at Walter Brown Arena.  
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Photo WHEA CO-TEAM OF THE WEEK
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE FRIARS
The Friars earned a 6-0 shutout of Maine on Saturday at Schneider Arena to advance to Hyannis.  
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Jenn Wakefield of Boston University
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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

Ashley Cottrell, PC (Sr., F, Sterling Heights, Mich.) Tallied the game-winning goal and one assist in PC's 6-0 victory over Maine Saturday.

Haley Frade, PC (Fr., F, Marion, Mass.) Contributed a power-play goal and an assist in the Friars 6-0, quarterfinal victory over Maine.

Abby Gauthier, PC (Sr., F., Lynn, Mass.) Recorded a career-best with three points (1g,2a) on Saturday vs. Maine.

Isabel Menard, BU (Jr., F, Ottawa, Ont.) Scored one goal and added three assists in Sunday's 9-1 win over UNH.

Marie-Philip Poulin, BU (So., F, Beauceville, Que.) Posted one goal and added two assists in Sunday's 9-1 win over UNH.

Kerrin Sperry, BU (So., G, North Reading, Mass.) Made 19 saves in a 9-1 win over New Hampshire.

Laura Veharanta, PC (Sr., F, La Verne, Calif.) Contributed a goal and an assist in PC's 6-0 victory over Maine.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Corinne Buie, PC (Edina, Minn.) Notched her 50th career point with an assist Saturday vs. Maine

ASHLEY COTTRELL, PC (STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH.) Now has 99 career (47g,52a) points in 135 career games at Providence

GENEVIEVE LACASSE, PC (SCARBOROUGH, ONT.) Broke the all-time WHEA Tournament record with 188 career saves on Saturday vs. Maine with 38 stops

JENN WAKEFIELD, BU (PICKERING, ONT.) Notched her 200th career point on Sunday vs. UNH and notched the second career hat trick in the history of the WHEA Tournament

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: 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 GK 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…freshman 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) rate second in the league for defenseman scoring…Boston College will meet No. 9 Boston University in the Hockey East Quarterfinal in Hyannis, Mass. on Saturday…BC surrendered the regular-season series to BU, 1-2-0…The Eagles own a 7-3-2 mark against ranked opponents this season….For the first-time in school history, Boston College is the defending WHEA Tournament champion.

Boston University: The Terriers advanced to the WHEA Semifinals for the fourth consecutive season…BU has won 10 of its last 11 games and five in a row…The Terriers' nine goals is a program record for a single postseason game…Senior Jenn Wakefield collected her 200th career point, becoming the second skater in Hockey East history to accomplish that feat…Wakefield recorded just the second hat trick in Hockey East Tournament history and the first in the quarterfinal round…It is her second hat trick of the season…The Terriers' three shorthanded goals on Sunday is a Hockey East Tournament record…It's the first time BU has scored three shorthanded goals in one game since Oct. 3, 2010, at North Dakota…Marie-Philip Poulin, Wakefield and Carly Warren each had a hand in at least one of the three shorthanded goals in both games…Thirteen different skaters notched at least one point on Sunday and six had multiple-point afternoons…Poulin has scored at least one point in 10 of the 11 games she has played since returning from a first-semester injury…Wakefield has tallied at least one point in 17 of her last 18 games (16g, 15a) and has only played six games in which she hasn't recorded a point…Isabel Menard has at least one point in 10 of her last 11 games (8g, 15a).

University of Maine: The University of Maine women's hockey teams' fantastic 2011-12 season came to an end on Saturday at Providence College. The Black Bears fell to the Friars by a score of 6-0. The team finished with the most regular season conference wins in program history as well as tied the mark for most overall wins in a season. The back-to-back playoff appearances were the first for Maine since the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The overall record of 17-11-6 marked the first time a team was over .500 at the end of the season since the 2005-06 season.

University of New Hampshire: Kristina Lavoie recorded an assist in the Hockey East quarterfinal game vs. BU – her 100th career game -- to end the season with a six-game point-scoring streak (7g,2a). Lavoie finished with single-season highs in both assists (15) and points (33); the 18 goals tied her personal best. Lavoie led the team in goals, power-play goals, points, shots and shooting percentage…Nicole Gifford nearly quadrupled her previous point total with 27 this season; she tallied seven points last year as a freshman Gifford tallied an assist vs. BU to move into a tie atop the team leaderboard in assists at 17; Kristine Horn also finished with 17 assists…UNH had a .500 record (7-7-2) at home this season.

Northeastern University: Northeastern is the WHEA Tournament's top seed for the first time in program history, and will face Providence at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Hyannis… The Huskies will be playing their third consecutive game against Providence, having drawn the Friars, 0-0, in Providence on Feb. 17 before defeating them, 2-1, in Boston on Feb. 19.

Providence College: Providence is the only program to advance to the Hockey East semifinals in each of the conference's ten seasons...The Providence power play struck four times Saturday. It has converted on 27% of its opportunities in the month of February…Lacasse is nearing another milestone, as she is seven saves shy of 3,400 for her career…This will be the first time Providence has met Northeastern in a Hockey East tournament game. The last post-season meeting between the two programs was the 2002 ECAC Eastern League Championship. Providence won, 1-0.

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