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February 4, 2013
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WEEKLY RELEASE: PROVIDENCE NETS FOUR POINTS VS. UCONN; UNH, VERMONT SPLIT SERIES
~ No. 2 Boston College, No. 3 Boston University earn victories ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#12 JESSICA VELLA, PROVIDENCE
(Senior Forward; Pickering, Ont.)
Vella led the Friars in a home-and-home series sweep over Connecticut with three goals, including a two-goal effort with the game-winning overtime goal on Saturday vs. the Huskies. She finished the weekend with 11 shots on goal and a +2 rating. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#27 SARAH BRYANT, PROVIDENCE
(Freshman Goaltender; Bethlehem, Pa.)
Bryant stopped 51 shots (.944 save%) in two victories against UConn, which included a 19-save shutout on Friday and 32 stops in the 4-3 overtime victory on Saturday at Schneider Arena. Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#1 KERRIN SPERRY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Junior Goaltender; North Reading, Mass.)
Sperry stopped 23 shots (.920 save%), including all 10 she faced in the third period in the 4-2 victory vs. Northeastern at Walter Brown Arena. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE FRIARS
The Friars scored nine goals on the weekend vs. Connecticut in their four-point series. Providence scored five goals in the shutout on Friday and followed that up with a 4-3 overtime win on Saturday.  
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Jessica Vella of Providence College
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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:
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Kendall Coyne So. F NU
2. Alex Carpenter So. F BC
3. Isabel Menard Sr. F BU
  Haley Skarupa Fr. F BC
5. Roxanne Douville Jr. G UVM
6. Nicole Anderson Sr. F PC
7. Corinne Buie Jr. F PC
  Casey Pickett Sr. F NU
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Hannah Armstrong, UNH (So., F, Newmarket, Ont.) Notched a pair of goals in Sunday's 4-2 win over Vermont.

Lexi Bender, BC (Fr., D, Snohomish, Wash.) Recorded a goal and an assist with a +3 rating on Saturday.

Corinne Boyles, BC (Sr., G, Wheaton, Ill.) Notched her 16th win this season while stopping 22 shots on Saturday against Maine.

Corinne Buie, PC (Jr., F, Edina, Minn.) Matched a career high with a two-goal game on Friday, Feb. 1.

Alex Carpenter, BC (So., F, Reading, Mass.) Netted two goals and an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over Maine.

Kristina Lavoie, UNH (Sr., F, Fonthill, Ont.) Tallied a goal and a pair of assists in Sunday's victory over Vermont.

Sarah Lefort, BU (Fr., F, Ormstown, Que.) Scored a power play goal in a 4-2 win against Northeastern.

Shawna Lesperance, Maine (Fr., F, Belle River, Ont.) Notched two goals in the 6-3 loss to BC on Saturday night.

Isabel Menard, BU (Sr., F, Ottawa, Ont.) Had three assists and two blocked shots in a 4-2 win against Northeastern.

Arielle O'Neill, UNH (Jr., F, St. Catherines, Ont.) Tallied three points (2g,1a) on the week against Vermont.

Kayla Tutino, BU (So., F, Lorraine, Que.) Tallied the game-winning goal and added an assist as BU bested Northeastern, 4-2, on Saturday.

Kelly Wallace, NU (Jr., F, Libertyville, Ill.) Scored a goal and won 9-of-15 faceoffs at No. 3 Boston U.

Louise Warren, BU (Jr., F, Pembroke, Ont.) Scored the opening goal of the game and had the primary assist on the game-winner vs. NU.


CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Melissa Bizzari, BC (STOWE, VT.) is riding an 8-game point streak (7G,5a)

Alex Carpenter, BC (Reading, Mass.) HER Hockey East record point streak was extended to 24 games this weekend, she now has 53 points in 26 games

Kendall Coyne, NU (PALOS HEIGHTs, Ill.) has 10 goals and five assists in her last six games and is nine points away from 100 in her career

Maggie DiMasi, NU (BURLINGTON, VT.) has seven assists in her last six games

Marie-Eve Jean, UNH (Gatineau , QUE.) picked up her first collegiate win AT Vermont

Kristina Lavoie , UNH (FONTHILL, ONT.) SCORED HER 100TH CAREER POINT ON SUNDAY AT VERMONT

Colleen Murphy, NU (CARY, N.C.) has five assists in her last four games

Gina Repaci , UVM (TORONTO, ONT.) has five points (1G,4a) in her last three games


TEAM NOTES

Boston College: BC has won 16 of their last 17 games including five straight over the University of Maine...Alex Carpenter's 53 points are good for the Hockey East lead and fifth overall in the nation...The Eagles have outscored their opponents 48-22 in the third period this season...BC is 18-1-1 when taking a leading into the third period this year...Dru Burns tallied her first goal since Jan. 14, 2012...BC is averaging 4.85 goals per game, good for second in the NCAA behind Minnesota (5.64) while their power play is also second behind Minnesota with a 32.26% success rate...With 20 wins this year, BC is only five away from setting the program record for wins in a season. Carpenter has averaged 2.89 points per game over her last nine games.

Boston University: BU is now 18-3-3 overall with a 13-2-1 mark in Hockey East play…The Terriers own the second longest unbeaten streak in the nation at 13 games (11-0-2) and have won seven straight games to open 2013…The 13-game unbeaten streak ties a program record set when the Terriers won 13 straight games during the 2010-11 season…BU claimed the regular-season series against Northeastern, with a chance to sweep all four games if the Terriers defeat the Huskies at the Beanpot on Tuesday…Senior Isabel Menard is now two assists shy of 100 for her career after a three-assist effort against NU…Junior Louise Warren became the sixth Terrier to score at least 10 goals this season…This is the first time in program history that six or more Terriers have notched at least 10 goals in a season…During the seven-game win streak, BU has allowed more than two goals only once and has won all but two games by two or more goals.

University of Connecticut: The Huskies presented The Friends of Mel Foundation with a check for $15,000 at its Skating Strides Game vs. Providence on Friday night...With Saturday's loss, UConn is now 1-2-2 in overtime this year... Sophomores Kayla Campero, Rachel Farrel and Sarah MacDonnell each recorded a goal and an assist in the 4-3 OT loss to the Friars.

University of Maine: The Black Bears competed in the 7th annual Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer on Saturday night where they played host to BC. The Black Bears lost by a score of 6-3. Shawna Lesperance notched her first multi-point game with two goals. The goals marked her third and fourth of the season. Brittany Dougherty extended her team points lead to 29 with her 18th assist of the 2012-13 season. Jennifer More, Missy Denk, Kelly McDonald, and Brittney Huneke also registered points in the contest.

University of New Hampshire: The Wildcats gained a pair of points in the conference after splitting a weekend series with Vermont. New Hampshire tallied a 4-2 victory in the second game, aided by four 'Cats tallying at least two points in the game. Kristina Lavoie notched three points in the game (1g, 2a) to lead the 'Cats to victory. Freshman goalie Marie-Eve Jean made 18 saves on the 19 shots she faced, picking up her first collegiate win. Arielle O'Neill has tallied five points in the last three games.

Northeastern University: Kendall Coyne's goal on Saturday moved her into a tie for 12th on the NU single season record list, and into a tie for 18th on the career list … Coyne's 26 goals this season mark the first time since 2002 that NU has had a player score 25 goals in consecutive seasons…The line of Paige Savage, Kelly Wallace and Brittany Esposito have seven goals in the last five games …The Huskies host the 35th Annual Women's Beanpot on Tuesday night at Matthews Arena, and plays No. 4/3 Boston University at 8 p.m.

Providence College: The Friars have 19 different players notching points this season. Ten of those 19 have tallied double digit points. With the Friars overtime win against Connecticut on Saturday, Feb. 2, the Friars earned their second overtime win of the season. The last time Providence had two overtime wins in a single season was during the 2010-11 season. With the win on Saturday at home the Friars hit the 300 win mark in Schneider Arena...Though the Friars have scoring throughout their four classes they are led by their six person sophomore class, which has collected 74 of the team's 252 points (29.37%).

University of Vermont: Brittany Zuback set the Vermont Division I single season scoring record as she scored twice in the Catamounts 3-1 win over New Hampshire Friday. She now has 12 goals on the season, breaking Hilary Johnson's (2003-04) mark of 11. Zuback is also tied with Peggy Wakeham's (2009-10) record of 22 points in a single season…With the win on Friday the Catamounts now have 13 points in conference play, another team record…Roxanne Douville is the league leader in saves with 676…Greer Vogl is tied for third in the league with 46 blocked shots.

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