~ Providence downs Maine; UConn, Black Bears skate to tie ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#5 ALEX CARPENTER, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Sophomore Forward; Reading, Mass.)
|Carpenter tallied seven points (3g,4a) in two victories this weekend against Providence
and Connecticut, which included her second career hat trick on
Sunday vs. the Huskies. Finished the weekend with nine shots
on goal and a +4 plus/minus rating.
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#77 KENDALL COYNE, NORTHEASTERN
(Sophomore Forward; Palos Heights, Ill.)
|Coyne recorded six points (5g,1a) in two road wins vs. UNH and Vermont, including a natural
hat trick on Sunday vs. the Catamounts. She amassed 11 shots on goal and a +3 rating
on the weekend for the Huskies.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#27 JORDAN JURON, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Freshman Forward; Latham, N.Y.)
|Juron notched three points (2g,1a) with a game-high six shots on goal, in
the Terriers' 5-2 win at Vermont on Friday.
||WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#31 KELSEY O'SULLIVAN, NORTHEASTERN
(Junior Goaltender; Medway, Mass.)
|O'Sullivan made 51 saves (.927 save%) to collect her first two career victories, including
a career-high 27 saves at New Hampshire on Thursday night.
||WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
|The Huskies moved back into third place in the league standings with two road victories
vs. New Hampshire and Vermont, outscoring their opponent by a combined score of 9
to 4 in the two games.
Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Alex Carpenter and Kendall Coyne
|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 2012-13 season leaders to date:
Nicole Anderson, PC (So., F, Jordan, Minn.) Tallied a four-point (1g,3a) weekend, including three in the Friars 9-2 win over Maine on Sunday.
Corinne Buie, PC (Jr., F, Edina, Minn.) Notched a three goal weekend, including two against No. 3 Boston College on Saturday.
Shannon Doyle, BU (Jr., D, Baldwin, Ont.) Notched a goal on Sunday against New Hampshire and also had an assist on Friday at Vermont.
Brittany Esposito, NU (Jr., F, Edmonton, Alta.) Had a power play goal and three assists in two games, including a career-high three helpers at UVM.
Jessica Hitchcock, UNH (Jr., F, LaSalle, Ont.) Tallied a pair of points (1g, 1a) on the week, both of which came against No. 5 Boston University.
Molly Illikainen, PC (Fr., F, Grand Rapids, Minn.) Matched a career high four-point game (1g,3a) on Sunday vs. Maine.
Katy Massey, Maine (So., F, Waterville, Maine) Registered three points (2g,1a) over the weekend.
Isabel Menard, BU (Sr., F, Ottawa, Ont.) Scored the game-winning goal on Sunday vs. UNH and also had an assist on Friday at Vermont.
Megan Miller, BC (So., G, Long Grove, Ill.) Posted two wins with a 1.50 GAA, .930 save%, and recorded her first career shutout this weekend.
Rebecca Morse, PC (Jr., D, Westfield, N.J.) Matched a career high three-point game with two goals and an assist.
Arielle O'Neill, UNH (Jr., F, St. Catherines, Ont.) Tallied two assists against No. 5 Boston U. Sunday afternoon.
Gina Repaci, UVM (Fr., D, Toronto, Ont.) Recorded a goal and an assist Sunday as the Catamounts faced Northeastern Sunday afternoon.
Kerrin Sperry, BU (Jr., G, North Reading, Mass.) Earned both of the Terriers' wins this past weekend and made 44 total saves (.916 save%).
Dana Trivigno, BC (Fr., F, Setauket, N.Y.) Recorded three assists over two games this weekend and a +4 rating.
Melissa Bizzari, BC (STOWE, VT.)
HAS a seven game point streak with (6G,4a) over that span
Alex Carpenter, BC (Reading, Mass.)
NOW HAS LEAGUE RECORD 23-GAME POINT STREAK
Kendall Coyne, NU (PALOS HEIGHTS, ILL.)
has nine goals and five assists in her last five games
Maggie DiMasi, NU (BURLINTON, VT.)
has six assists in her last five games
Brittany Esposito, NU (EDMONTON, ALTA.)
played in her 100th career game on Thursday at UNH
Paige Goloubef, UNH (OAKVILLE, ONT.)
played in her 100th and 101st career games last week.
Rachel Llanes, NU (SAN JOSE, CALIF.)
has two goals and three assists in her last three games,
and is nine points away from 100 in her career
Kelsey O'Sullivan, NU (MEDWAY, MASS.)
won her first collegiate game with 27 saves at UNH
Boston College: BC has won 15 of their last 16 games...Alex Carpenter's
50 points are good for the Hockey East lead and fifth overall in the nation...
Blake Bolden is eight points away from being the all-time leading scorer for
defensemen in BC history. Bolden leads all Hockey East defensemen in scoring
(5-18-23)...The Eagles are 13-0-1 this season when scoring the first goal...
BC is averaging 4.80 goals per game, good for second in the NCAA behind
Minnesota (5.65) while their power play is also second behind Minnesota with a
30.68% success rate...BC's 19 wins leave them six away from the most wins
in a season in program history.
Boston University: BU is now 17-3-3 overall with a 12-2-1 mark in Hockey East
play…The Terriers own the second longest unbeaten streak in the nation at 12
games (10-0-2) and have won six straight games to open 2013…This is the
second time in three seasons that the Terriers have completed a perfect January,
as BU accomplished that feat during the 2010-11 season (7-0-0)…Freshman
Jordan Juron notched her first multi-point game when she scored twice and added
an assist at Vermont on Friday…Junior Shannon Doyle and senior Kathryn Miller
each finished the weekend with four blocked shots…Junior goaltender Kerrin
Sperry has not lost since Oct. 31 (8-0-3).
University of Connecticut: UConn played to a 1-1 draw with Maine on Saturday,
earning its first point in league standings since a conference-opening win at
Maine on October 20...Freshman goaltender Elaine Chuli totaled 80 saves on
the weekend, including a career-high 44 against the Black Bears...The Huskies
are now 1-1-3 in overtime games this season
University of Maine: The Black Bears traveled to Connecticut and Providence
this past weekend in which they saw a 1-1 tie against UConn on Saturday and a
9-2 loss against Providence on Sunday. Maine was led by sophomore forward
Katy Massey with two goals and one assist over the weekend. Brianne Kilgour
registered her fourth goal of the season on Sunday while Kayla Kaluzny picked
up her fifth and sixth over the two game span. Brittany Ott got the start for the
Black Bears in both contests, allowing eight goals with 41 saves. Ott sees her
record fall to 4-11-3. Maine returns to action on February 2 as it hosts Boston
College for their annual Skating Strides game.
University of New Hampshire: The Wildcats fell in a pair of games last
week, the first of which was a 3-1 loss to Northeastern while losing by a goal
(3-2) Sunday at No. 5 Boston U. Brittney Redlick tallied the lone goal of the
game for UNH Thursday as Jessica Hitchcock notched her eighth of the year
and Caroline Broderick scored her first against the Terriers. Netminder Jenn
Gilligan tallied her third 30-plus save performance this season after stopping
30 shots against BU.
Northeastern University: Northeastern six straight goals at Vermont mark the
third time this season that NU has scored at least six unanswered goals to end
a game (vs. UConn; Nov. 3, at UNH; Dec. 1)…Kendall Coyne is the first Husky
since Brooke Whitney in 2002 to record 40 points in consecutive seasons, and
has nine goals and five assists in her last five games. Coyne moved into 18th
place on the NU record list for career goals (51), and is 16th on the NU record
list for single-season goals (25)…NU has recorded a power play goal in each of
its last four games, and is fourth in the nation in power play percentage.
Providence College: The Friars have 19 different players notching points this
season. Ten of those 19 have tallied double digit points. The Friars had a season
high 15 players tally at least one point in their 9-2 win over Maine on Sunday,
Jan. 27. Junior Rebecca Morse (Westfield, N.J.) notched a three-point game
against Maine on Sunday, Jan. 27. Morse now leads the Friar defensive core in
scoring and ranks second in Hockey East for defenseman scoring. Freshman
Molly Illikainen matched a career high four-point game one goal and three assists
in the Friars win on Sunday. Illikainens' 25 points (11g. 14a.) ranks her 11th in
the nation and third in Hockey East for rookie scoring.
University of Vermont: Brittany Zuback leads the team in scoring with 10
goals and 10 assists for 20 points this season…Vermont's sophomore class
has accounted for 34 of the Catamounts' 52 goals this season…Friday afternoon
the Catamounts held their annual Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer
game against Boston U…The Catamounts wore special "pink" jerseys that were
auctioned off after the game…The jerseys sold for a total of $1,175 which will
be donated locally to the Vermont Cancer Center…Vermont is 4-6-3 in conference
this season, one point shy of the 12 points it compiled two years ago, its
highest point total in a Hockey East campaign.