~No. 8 NU edges UConn; BU, UConn defeats UNH; BU, NU to meet in Beanpot Final~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#16 ASHLEY COTTRELL, PROVIDENCE
(Senior Forward; Sterling Heights, Mich.)
|Cottrell tallied her first career hat trick and added one assist to lead the Friars past No. 4
Boston College on Saturday, 6-2, at Conte Forum. She notched seven shots on goal with
a +3 rating in the victory for the Friars.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#62 EMILY SNODGRASS, CONNECTICUT
(Freshman Forward; Eagan, Minn.)
|Snodgrass posted two goals and an assist on the weekend. Netted a teamleading
fourth power play goal in the 3-2 loss against No. 7 Northeastern.
Added a goal and an assist in 6-3 win over UNH on Sunday at Freitas Ice
Forum. Snodgrass finished the weekend with seven shots on goal for the
||WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#41 FLORENCE SCHELLING, NORTHEASTERN
(Senior Goaltender; Oberengstringen, Switzerland)
|Schelling stopped 35 shots in Northeastern's victory over Boston College in Tuesday's
Beanpot semifinal. Schelling was a perfect 2-for-2 in the shootout. She then stopped 20
more shots on Saturday as Northeastern downed UConn, 3-2 at Matthews Arena. Schelling
stopped 55 of 58 shots (.948 save%) on the week in two games.
||WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
|PROVIDENCE COLLEGE FRIARS
|The Friars knocked off No. 4 Boston College on the road on Saturday by a 6-2 score
at Conte Forum. PC scored three goals in the first two periods and then exploded for
three goals in the final frame.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Ashley Cottrell of Providence 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:
Kendall Coyne, NU (Fr., F, Palos Heights, Ill.) Netted her seventh game-winner and 23rd goal of the season in the come-from-behind 3-2 win vs. UConn.
Brittany Dougherty, Maine (Jr., F, Chesterfield, Mich.) Tallied two goals and an assist in the sweep vs. Vermont.
Beth Hanrahan, PC (Fr., F, Poolesville, Md.) Contributed two assists in the Friars' 6-2 victory at #4 BC Saturday.
Genevieve Lacasse, PC (Sr., G, Kingston, Ont.) Made 37 savesto held Providence defeat #4 Boston College, 6-2 on Saturday.
Rachel Llanes, NU (Jr., F, San Jose, Calif.) She scored the game's opening goal and converted a goal in the shootout to send NU to the Beanpot final.
Isabel Menard, BU (Jr., F, Ottawa, Ont.) Notched seven points (2g,5a) on the week, including five points (1g,4a) in a 5-1 win at UNH on Saturday.
Rebecca Morse, PC (So., D, Westfield, N.J.) Contributed a goal and an assist in a 6-2 victory at fourth-ranked BC Saturday.
Brittany Ott, Maine (Jr., G, St. Clair Shores, Mich.) Combined for 43 saves (.977 save%) in two victories against Vermont.
Tori Pasquariello, Maine (Fr., F, Mississauga, Ont.) Scored two goals to help lead the Black Bears over Vermont in Saturday's game.
Kerrin Sperry, BU (So., G, North Reading, Mass.) She also made a combined 47 saves in two games this week.
Dawn Sullivan, Maine (Sr., F, Enfield, N.S.) Grabbed an assist in Saturday's game and scored the game-winning goal on Sunday vs. UVM.
Kayla Tutino, BU (Fr., F, Lorraine, Que.) Notched her 14th goal of the season on Saturday after she added two assists on Tuesday vs. Harvard.
Jenn Wakefield, BU (Sr., F, Pickering, Ont.) Picked up a goal and two assists on Saturday after scoring a goal on Tuesday against Harvard.
Danielle Ward, Maine (Sr., F, Lansing, Mich.) scored a goal on Saturday and assisted on two in Sunday's contest.
Tara Watchorn, BU (Sr., D, Newcastle, Ont.) Scored the game-winner and added an assist on Saturday after assisting on a goal vs. Harvard Tuesday.
Abby Gauthier PC (Lynn, Mass.)
The senior now has six points in her last four games and
leads the Friars with a career-high 25 points
Danielle Ward, Maine (LANSING, MICH.)
Scored her 50th career goal during Saturday's game
against Vermont. She now has 120 career points
Boston College: Boston College tied No. 7 Northeastern, 1-1, in the opening
round of the Beanpot, but fell in a shootout…the Eagles conclude the tournament
on Tuesday versus No. 8 Harvard…BC is 0-1-2 in the last three games…the last
time the Eagles went winless through four games was Jan. 27 to Feb. 9, 2010,
the conclusion of the Beanpot…Alex Carpenter's 27 points (14g,13a) are sixth
most in the nation by a rookie…Jackie Young (6g, 10a) rates second in the league
for defenseman scoring, while Dru Burns (3g, 11a) and Blake Bolden (6g, 8a) are
tied at third…Corinne Boyles is 27 saves shy of becoming the fifth Eagle to ever
record career stop number 1,400.
Boston University: The Terriers have won five straight games for their longest
win streak of the year…With its win against Harvard on Tuesday BU won its third
straight contest against a ranked opponent. The other two wins were against BC
and Northeastern, who along with Harvard are the other three Beanpot schools…BU
will face Northeastern in the Beanpot Championship game on Tuesday. Terriers
last played in the title game in 2008, which was also the last time they hosted
the tournament…Junior Isabel Menard had her first five-point game as a Terrier on
Saturday (1g,5a). She had previously notched five points just once while at Syracuse,
when she accomplished the feat on Jan. 8, 2010, against St. Anselm…Senior
Jenn Wakefield has a career-best 12-game point streak (9g,12a)…BU has scored
a shorthanded goal in three of its last four games. In those three games, the Terriers
have also scored on the power play and at even strength.
University of Connecticut: UConn snapped a 12-game winless streak with a 6-3
victory over New Hampshire on Sunday...Freshmen Emily Snodgrass and Rachel
Farrel each scored on the power play vs. Northeastern...Sophomore Nicole Paniccia
started both games and totaled 62 saves, including 40 vs. the Huskies, her second
straight start with 40 or more...Sophomore Stephanie Raithby posted a career-high
three points (1g,2a) vs. UNH...For the first time this season, UConn committed
zero penalties in its win over the Wildcats...Eight goals is a weekend-best for the
Huskies this season...Six goals against UNH was the highest offensive output for
the Huskies all season
University of Maine: The University of Maine gained four points over the weekend
with a sweep of Vermont. Brittany Ott made a combined 43 saves on the 44 shots
she faced, including her third shutout of the season on Sunday. Danielle Ward
notched her 50th career goal in Saturday's game. Five different Black Bears netted
goals this weekend, while eight tallied assists. Since the break, Maine has compiled
a record of 5-1-1 and is unbeaten in their last six games. With Sunday's win, the
Black Bears tied the mark of nine for most conference wins in a season.
University of New Hampshire: UNH has had the same starting lineup eight consecutive
games with Nicole Gifford centering Kristina Lavoie and Jenna Lascelle,
Kristine Horn and Kailey Chappell on defense and Lindsey Minton in goal…The
Wildcats were not whistled for a penalty Feb. 5 at UConn; the last time the Wildcats
did not commit a penalty in a game was Oct. 21, 2007 vs. BU…Lascelle has
recorded two assists in three of the last six games; she has 14 points (6g,8a) the
past 10 games...Lavoie also has 14 points (7g,7a) the past 10 games.
Northeastern University: Boston College remains the only team on Northeastern's
schedule to have held freshman Kendall Coyne without a point; the Eagles have
now kept her off the board three times in four games…Don MacLeod, whose
.772 winning percentage (210-59-8 in 11 seasons at Northeastern) is second-best
all-time in women's Div. I hockey, will be inducted into the Beanpot Hall of Fame
Tuesday night…NU will be seeking its 15th Beanpot title Tuesday night against
Boston University, the most Women's Beanpots of any school…Senior Florence
Schelling is tied for the national lead with six shutouts.
Providence College: Future Friar Molly Illikainen, a member of next year's incoming
freshman class, has been named a semifinalist for the 2012 Minnesota Ms.
Hockey Award…Saturday's victory over B.C. was the Friars second over a nationally
ranked opponent this season.
University of Vermont: Amanda Pelkey and Chelsea Rapin are tied for the team
lead in scoring with 13 points in 28 games this season…Kellie Dineen leads
the team with seven goals this season…The Catamounts trail New Hampshire
by two points for the final Hockey East playoff spot…Vermont returns home on
Saturday to host Boston U starting at 2 p.m. in a game that will be televised on
WCAXtra…The Catamounts will honor their two seniors Kailey Nash and Chelsea
Rapin on Sunday afternoon.