No. 5/5 Women’s Hockey Opens Regular Season at Dartmouth

Last Meeting
Game Notes 

No. 5/5 Harvard vs. Dartmouth
Oct. 23, 2015
7 p.m.
Thompson Arena
Ivy League Digital Network
Series Tied, 42-42-3
L, 4-2 (Jan. 17, 2015)
Harvard | Dartmouth

The Crimson toppled McGill in its exhibition, 3-2, at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center (Elan Kawesch).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 5/5 Harvard women's hockey opens its 2015-16 regular season schedule on the road at Dartmouth's Thompson Arena on Friday, Oct. 23. The 7 p.m. puck drop will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

The First Line
• Harvard advanced all the way to the NCAA national championship game at the 2015 Frozen Four after posting a 27-6-3 season that included ECAC Hockey Regular Season and Tournament championships.

• The Crimson was picked to repeat as champions in the 2015-16 ECAC Preseason Poll, garnering eight of 12 first place votes to beat out second-place Clarkson. Dartmouth was picked to finish seventh.

• Harvard was placed at No. 4 in the preseason national rankings by the USCHO and by USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine. The Crimson was slotted fifth in the most recent polls.

Last Time Out
On the ice for the first time this season, Harvard women's hockey took down McGill in an exhibition at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, 3-2, on Oct. 17. The triumph marked the fifth-straight season with a win over McGill in the preseason.

Freshman Grace Zarzecki tallied the game-winning shorthanded goal at 1:20 in the third period, scoring in her first-career game wearing Crimson. Sophomore Karly Heffernan scored the opening goal in the game at 9:12 in the first period, and classmate Haley Mullins also found the back of the net for Harvard, recording a power play goal just two minutes after the first score. Senior Emerance Maschmeyer and junior Molly Tissenbaum split time in goal, and made 12 and eight saves, respectively.

Related Link: No. 5/4 Women's Hockey Earns 3-2 Win over McGill in Exhibition

Scoring the game-winning goal from one knee against McGill on Oct. 17, freshman Grace Zarzecki was slotted at No. 4 in the latest top-five countdown:

Preseason Accolades
Four Crimson skaters were named to the preseason All-ECAC team, including Miye D'Oench, Emerance Maschmeyer, Mary Parker and Michelle Picard. The honor marked the second in a row for Maschmeyer and Picard, while D'Oench and Parker were named to the preseason team for the first time.

Not Five, Not Six
With Harvard's No. 5/5 ranking in the national polls, the Crimson has now been ranked for 69 consecutive weeks by both the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine. The last time Harvard did not appear in the polls was Oct. 15, 2012.

Scouting Dartmouth
Like the Crimson, Dartmouth opens its 2015 campaign Oct. 23. The Big Green posted a 13-15-2 mark a year ago with a 9-11-2 record in ECAC play to finish eighth in the standings. Lindsey Allen tallied a team-high 19 goals as a junior, and her 26 points tied for the top mark amongst Dartmouth skaters with Kennedy Ottenbreit and Laura Stacey. In goal, Robyn Chemago played all but 24 minutes, recording a 2.66 goals-against average with a .910 save percentage. The Big Green topped McGill in an exhibition on Oct. 16, 2-1.

Ivy League Digital Network
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Social Stream
Use the Social Stream on to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all four platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.

Follow in-game updates from the official Harvard women's hockey Twitter account: @HarvardWHockey

Additions Behind the Bench
The Crimson coaching staff was bolstered by a pair of additions from around the ECAC. Lee-J Mirasolo joins Harvard after four years as an assistant coach at Princeton, while Liz Keady dons Crimson after spending the 2014-15 season as an assistant at Union. Mirasolo enjoyed a four-year career at Boston College, while Keady played four years at Princeton.

Hockey Canada
Senior Emerance Maschmeyer and Sarah Edney '15 were named to the Canada Women's National Team's 22-player roster for the 4 Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden, as announced by Hockey Canada on Tuesday. The tournament will run from Nov. 4-8 at Sundsvall Energi Arena.

Related Link: Maschmeyer, Edney '15 Named to Canadian National Team for 2015 4 Nations Cup 

International Crimson
A quartet of Harvard student-athletes competed internationally this summer in a three game series between Team USA's Under-22 National Team and Team Canada's National Women's Development Team. Sydney Daniels and Lexie Laing represented the United States, with each making critical contributions in the first game of the series. Daniels scored and recorded an assist while Laing provided a helper in a 4-1 victory.

Emerance Maschmeyer and Karly Heffernan laced up the skates for Canada's U-22 squad, with Maschmeyer serving as the primary goaltender in the series. Maschmeyer ended the three-game set with a 1.20 goals allowed average and a .944 save percentage.

Scoring in 3s
The Crimson scored three or more goals 23 times in 2014-15, posting a 22-1-0 record in those contests. Individually, Mary Parker was the last Harvard player to net three goals in a game, potting three against Brown Feb. 7, 2015.

What's Next?
Harvard opens its home schedule Oct. 30-31 when it welcomes No. 4/4 Clarkson, on Friday at 7 p.m., and St. Lawrence, Saturday at 4 p.m., to the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Both contests can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Climbing the Record Books
A plethora of student-athletes enter 2015-16 looking to rise in the Crimson's all-time ranks. Emerance Maschmeyer is 295 saves from breaking the Harvard record for stops in a career, and she is on pace to own the team record for save percentage as well. Mary Parker, Miye D'Oench and Sydney Daniels will look to improve on their current top-40 rankings in points, goals, assists or all three.

Home-Ice Advantage
The Bright-Landry Hockey Center has been one of the toughest venues in the country for opposing teams over the past few years, as Harvard has posted a 41-5-4 record at home over the past three seasons. Harvard was 15-1-1 at home in 2014-15, and won 17 straight in Cambridge from March 1, 2014 to Feb. 10, 2015.

Captain Crimson
Seniors Michelle Picard and Emerance Maschmeyer were named the team's captains for the 2015-16 season. Picard begins her second season as a captain, while Maschmeyer was selected by her teammates for the first time.

Behind the Bench
Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, begins her 21st season at the helm of the program, and is the winningest coach in the history of Division I women's hockey. Stone boasts a 429-177-38 overall record with 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament and six in the Frozen Four. 23 Harvard skaters have earned All-America status under Stone's watch.