December 4, 2012

Women's Hockey Takes on No. 6 Boston College Wednesday (7 p.m.)

Complete Game Notes

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's hockey team will host sixth-ranked Boston College Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Links to live stats and video will be available on www.UNHWildcats.com.

The State of New Hampshire.
The Wildcats gained a pair of points last week after recording a 1-1-0 record against Northeastern.

Leading New Hampshire is Jessica Hitchcock, who comes in with six goals and five assists for 11 points. She has a pair of power play goals and game winners. First year blueliner Alexis Crossley has tallied five goals and six assists for 11 points with three power play tallies. Kristina Lavoie also has 11 points on the year. Hers come from four goals and seven assists, including a power play goal and a game winner. Sara Carlson and Kristine Horn come in with nine points apiece. Carlson has five goals and four assists while Horn has three goals and six assists. Carlson has two power play goals while Horn has one. Hannah Armstrong has seven points with a trio of goals and four helpers.

Arielle O'Neill splits her six points with three goals and three assists. She has one power play, shorthanded and game-winning goal. Jonna Curtis, Nicole Gifford and Megan Armstrong each have two goals and four assists for six points on the year. Gifford and Armstrong have lit the lamp twice on power plays and Curtis has notched a game winner. Kailey Chappell has tallied five points on five assists while Brittney Redlick has lit the lamp four times, one of which was a game winner. Jenna Lascelle and Jess Ryan have each dished out three assists for three points while Caroline Broderick and Katie Brock have tallied two helpers. Haley Breedlove and Lauren Kirwan have scored once and Kayla Mork has one assist.

Vilma Vaattovaara has seen the most action in net for New Hampshire, appearing in 11 games while making nine starts. She has a 3-8-0 record with a goals against average of 3.84 and a save percentage of .874. Jenn Gilligan has made five starts and has racked up a 4-0-0 record. She has a 1.96 goals against average and a .932 save percentage. Marie-Eve Jean has made two starts while appearing in three games. She comes into the game with a 0-1-1 record, a 3.34 goals against average and a .897 save percentage. Moe Bradley has made two starts and has a record of 0-1-0. She has notched a 3.76 goals against average and a .904 save percentage.

Scouting the Eagles
Boston College comes to the Whittemore Center riding an eight game winning streak. They are led by Alex Carpenter and Haley Skarupa, each coming in with 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points. Carpenter has five power play goals, one short handed and four game winners while Skarupa has one power play tally, one shorthanded and a pair of game-winning goals. Emily Field is next with seven goals and 12 assists, totaling 19 points. She has four power play goals. Blake Bolden has lit the lamp twice and dished out a team-leading 14 assists for 17 points while Dana Trivigno has eight goals and six helpers for 14 points. Taylor Wasylk has four goals and dished out eight assists for 12 points while Ashley Motherwell has four goals and six assists for 10 points.

Kate Leary has lit the lamp seven times and tallied a pair of assists for nine points as Melissa Bizzari has four goals and five assists for the same total. Lexi Bender has notched a goal and eight helpers while Emily Pfalzer has one goal and seven assists for eight points. Meghan Grieves splits her six points on three goals and three assists while Megan Mangene has six points on six assists. Kristina Brown has lit the lamp four times for her four points as Kaliya Johnson has one goal and two assists for three points. Dru Burns has dished out three assists while Jackie Young and Caitlin Walsh each have two assists.

Corinne Boyles has started all nine games she has appeared in, tallying an 8-1-0 record with two shutouts. She has a 1.72 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. Megan Miller has started six of the seven games she has seen ice time in and has a record of 2-2-2. She has a 3.01 goals against average and a .890 save percentage. Taylor Blake has seen one period of time and made saves on the two shots she faced.

The Eagles are coached by Katie King Crowley, who is in her sixth year at the helm. She has an overall record of 102-59-33 during her tenure. She is assisted by associate head coach, Courtney Kennedy.

INCOMING OUTPUT
This year's incoming class has accounted for 49 of New Hampshire's 104 points thus far. Junior Jessica Hitchcock has lit the lamp six times and dished out five assists for 11 points while Alexis Crossley has five goals and six assists for 11 points. Sara Carlson has nine points on five goals and four assists while Megan Armstrong and Jonna Curtis each have six points on a pair of goals and four assists. Brittney Redlick has scored four goals as Haley Breedlove and Lauren Kirwan have each lit the lamp once.

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE ADVANTAGE
The Wildcats have tallied 14 power play goals through their 18 games played. The team started the season with a power play tally in each of the first five games. Alexis Crossley leads the stat with three power play goals while Megan Armstrong, Sara Carlson, Nicole Gifford and Jessica Hitchcock each have two. Kristine Horn, Kristina Lavoie and Arielle O'Neill have each tallied one goal with the advantage.

HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE!
The Wildcats are a team made up of student-athletes from around the world. In the geographic breakdown, 14 'Cats hail from Canada while 13 are from the United States. The remaining two players hail from Sweden and Finland, respectively. 

'Cat Nips
Kristina Lavoie returns for the 2012-13 season as the leader in career goals (49) and points (93) among active UNH players. Kristine Horn currently sits atop the assists category with 46 and second in the points category with 70.

Lavoie is also the active leader in games played (118). Horn and Kailey Chappell are right behind her with 117 while Katie Brock and is close behind with 110.

On The Airwaves
A total of five UNH women's ice hockey regular-season games will broadcast live on The Wildcat Sports Radio Network, which consists of WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester), WQSO-FM 96.7 (Portsmouth), WGIN-AM 930 (Rochester), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London) and WASR-AM 1420 (Wolfeboro), WSMN-AM 1590 (Nashua).

It begins with the home opener Oct. 16 vs. Vermont and concludes on Feb. 17 vs. Providence.

Here is the schedule of games (listed time is start of broadcast):

Oct. 16 vs. Vermont (6:55 p.m.)

Nov. 9 vs. Boston U. (6:55 p.m.)

Nov. 20 vs. Quinnipiac (6:55 p.m.)

Feb. 10 vs. UConn (11:55 a.m.)

Feb. 17 vs. Providence (1:55 p.m.)

'Cats on TV
New Hampshire will have two of its home games aired on the WBIN-TV network. The games include Dec. 8 vs. Harvard (2 p.m.) and Feb. 10 vs. UConn (12 p.m.).

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