January 22, 2007
A hectic weekend in Women’s Hockey East saw
Providence sweep into a tie for second place, while
Boston University took down rival Boston College
for the first time ever, and Connecticut forced a
stalemate with top-ranked Mercyhurst thanks to
some late-game heroics from Jaclyn Hawkins
The Friars were the only Hockey East team to
escape the weekend without a blemish, but even
they had to sweat it out. After defeating Northeastern
5-0 on Saturday, PC hosted Maine for a
Sunday afternoon tilt that went down to the wire.
The Black Bears, who snapped a five-game losing
streak with a 3-0 victory over Vermont on Saturday,
took a 2-1 lead into the third period on the
strength of two power-play goals. The score remained
unchanged until Kristin Gigliotti (Sauquoit,
NY) roofed a shot over Maine goalie Genevieve
Turgeon (Lac Beauport, QC) to even things up
with just over a minute to play. Junior Jenna Keilch
(Clinton Township, MI) finished the job for PC, jamming
home a rebound for the game-winner at 2:01
of extra time.
While Providence picked up two victories on the
weekend, the most notable win may have been
BU’s triumph over eighth-ranked Boston College.
Not only was it the first time the Terriers have defeated
BC, but it also marked Boston University’s
first win over a ranked opponent as a varsity program.
Senior Cara Hendry (Calgary, AB) sniped
the winning tally past Molly Schaus (Natick, MA)
to give BU a 2-1 lead late in the third before Erin
Seman (Ramsey, MN) iced it with an empty-netter.
The Eagles came back with a vengeance on Saturday,
downing the Terriers by a 6-0 score to propel
themselves into sole possession of first place.
Freshman Allie Thunstrom (Maplewood, MN) was
the offensive star, putting forth a four-point effort
to salvage two league points.
Out in Pennsylvania, Connecticut gave firstranked
Mercyhurst all it could handle on Friday
night, tying the Lakers, 3-3. With the Huskies trailing
3-1 entering the third, Jaclyn Hawkins took
over, scoring twice to send the game into overtime.
Once in OT, Brittany Wilson (Nepean, ON)
put on a show as the UConn goalie stopped 10
shots in the five-minute session, and 46 overall,
to preserve the tie. The two teams squared off
again on Saturday, but the Lakers swamped the
Huskies with 46 shots and took a 5-0 decision.
In other non-conference bouts, Northeastern fell
to Brown by a 4-1 margin on Tuesday as Amy
Goodney (Marquette, MI) tallied for the Huskies.
On Sunday, NU outshot Robert Morris, but ultimately
lost 3-2 in overtime. Third-ranked New
Hampshire also failed to pick up a victory, dropping
a 4-2 decision at fourth-ranked Dartmouth,
despite multi-point games from Leah Craig
(Seaforth, ON) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, ON).
TPS HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRITTANY WILSON – UConn
MISSION HOCKEY ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Sophomore Goaltender; Nepean, ON
Made a career-high 46 saves, with 10 in
OT, to preserve UConn’s 3-3 tie at No. 1
Mercyhurst, the first point earned by a
league squad against nation’s top team.
JACKIE DUNCAN – Providence
Freshman Forward; Hudson, QC
Scored her first collegiate goal against
Northeastern on Saturday, and then
added her second against Maine on
Sunday as the Friars won twice.
Genevieve Turgeon, Maine (So. G; Lac Beauport, QC) –
Made 65 saves in two games, including 28 in a shutout
against UVM, and 37 in 3-2 loss to Friars in Providence.
Jaclyn Hawkins, UConn (Jr. F; Manoick, ON) – Tallied two
goals and an assist in 3-3 tie with No. 1 Mercyhurst on Friday.
Cara Hendry, BU (Sr. F; Calgary, AB) – In Friday’s 3-1 win
over No. 8 Boston College, scored the game-winning goal
with 1:36 left as the Terriers defeated their first ranked foe.
Jana Bugden, PC (Sr. G; Corner Brook, NF) – Led Friars to two
victories, finishing the weekend with 44 saves on 46 shots.
Erin Seman, BU (So. F; Ramsey, MN) – Had two points in 3-
1 win over the Eagles, including an assist on the gamewinning
goal and an empty-net goal with 35 seconds left.
Allie Thunstrom, BC (Fr. F; Maplewood, MN) – Tallied a
season-high four points in a 6-0 win over BU on Saturday.
Molly Schaus, BC (Fr. G; Natick, MA) – Went 1-1-0 against
Boston University but only allowed two goals, earning her
third shutout Saturday. Stopped 45 shots in two games.
Leah Craig, UNH (Jr. F; Seaforth, ON) – Factored into both of
UNH’s tallies at No. 4 Dartmouth with a goal and an assist.
Amy Hollstein, UConn (Fr. F; Pembroke, MA) – Had a goal
and an assist in UConn’s 3-3 tie at No. 1 Mercyhurst.
Bridgitte Laflamme, Maine (Sr. F; St-Augustin, QC) –
Scored a power play goal against Vermont and added two
assists against Providence on Sunday.
Boston College: Boston University snapped BC’s five game
unbeaten streak … Saturday’s 6-0 shutout of the Terriers is
the fourth time in six games that BC has blanked its opponent
… The Eagles have more than doubled up on opponents
this season, outscoring them 95-46 … Freshman Kelli
Stack (Brooklyn Heights, OH) had her ninth multi-point game
of the season on Saturday after assisting on two goals, while
Allie Thunstrom (Maplewood, MN) registered her fourth multigoal
Boston University: On Friday night, the Terriers defeated
No. 8 Boston College 3-1, to pick up their first win over a
ranked opponent in program history … BU set a high for
attendance at Walter Brown Arena Friday night, as 667 fans
came to watch. The previous high for the women was 500
set on Jan. 22 last season against BC … BU had killed off
26 straight penalties entering the game, and five more during
the game. However, on BC’s final power-play opportunity,
the team converted, ending BU’s streak.
University of Connecticut: The Huskies battled to a 3-3 tie
at No. 1 Mercyhurst on Friday before falling 5-0 on Saturday.
Jaclyn Hawkins had two third period goals to force the
tie, while Brittany Wilson saved 46 shots in the game. The
Huskies are the only Hockey East team to take a point from
the Lakers this year (0-7-1).
University of Maine: On Saturday, the Black Bears shutout
Vermont for the fourth straight time ... Maine lost 3-2 in overtime
at Providence, marking the fourth overtime game of
the season. Maine is 1-1-2 in overtime games ... The win
over Vermont ended a five-game losing streak ... The Black
Bears scored four power play goals on the weekend, increasing
the season total to 22 power play goals in 22 games.
University of New Hampshire: UNH closes the regular season
with 11 consecutive Hockey East games, eight of which
are on the road … Sam Faber (So. F; Mt. Sinai, NY) and
Kelly Paton (Fr. F; Woodstock, ON) have reached double
digits in both goals and assists. Faber has 12 goals and 20
assists while Paton has compiled 10 goals and 12 assists
… UNH has a 14-0-1 record when scoring the game’s first
goal and a 3-3-2 mark when falling behind 1-0 … UNH has
a 1-3-1 record in games that Faber does not record a point.
Northeastern University: Sophomore Erin Reil (North
Berwick, ME) scored her fifth goal of the season, ranking
her third on the team … The 11 shots allowed by the Huskies
against Robert Morris was a season-low for NU … Sunday
marked only the second time this season that the Huskies
have lost a game in which they outshot their opponent
(34 to 11) … The Huskies did not allow a shot in the second
period until the final second of play … The Huskies have
gone winless in their last 20 overtime games, with the last
win coming on Nov. 13, 2003 against Clarkson (0-9-11 since).
Providence College: The Friars have won six straight games
in league play, and are undefeated in their last eight Hockey
University of Vermont: The Catamounts are at Boston College
Saturday at noon part of Hockey East’s Skating Strides
Against Breast Cancer Day ... The Eagles swept a pair from
UVM at Gutterson Fieldhouse earlier this month.