~ Northeastern takes on PC, BC to face BU on Saturday in Hyannis ~
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||WHEA CO-TEAM OF THE WEEK
|PROVIDENCE COLLEGE FRIARS
earned a 6-0 shutout of Maine on Saturday at Schneider Arena to
advance to Hyannis.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Jenn Wakefield of Boston University
|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.
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.
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
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.