No. 9/9 Women’s Hockey Welcomes Union, Rensselaer to Bright-Landry Hockey Center

Last Meeting
Game Notes 

         No. 9/9 Harvard vs. Union
Nov. 13, 2015
7 p.m.
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
 Ivy League Digital Network
Nick Koop, Andy Towne
Harvard Leads, 24-0-0
W, 7-1 (Jan. 9, 2015)
Harvard | Union

Last Meeting
Game Notes 

No. 9/9 Harvard vs. Rensselaer
Nov. 14, 2015
4 p.m.
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
 Ivy League Digital Network
Bill Spaulding, Chris Boscherini
Harvard leads, 13-5-1
W, 4-1 (Jan. 10, 2015)
Harvard | Rensselaer

Heffernan leads the Crimson with five points on five assists (Zack Williamson).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Entering the weekend on a three-game winning streak, No. 9/9 Harvard women's hockey hosts Union and Rensselaer in a pair of ECAC Hockey contests Nov. 13-14. Both games will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.

The First Line
Karly Heffernan put together a four-point weekend with a quartet of assists against Yale and Brown. The sophomore is riding a three-game point streak, and Harvard is undefeated when the left winger gets into the point column.

• Senior Miye D'Oench leads the Harvard attack with three goals, while junior Sydney Daniels and freshman Grace Zarzecki have provided two apiece.

• Sophomore Lexie Laing is a team-best +5 on the season, tied with Heffernan, through only four games. Lining up in the middle, Laing netted the game-winner at Brown Nov. 7.

• Junior goaltenders Molly Tissenbaum and Brianna Laing have spent two games apiece in goal, and have combined for a 3-0-1 record. Tissenbaum ranks second nationally with a 0.48 goals-against average, while Laing is still unbeaten after halting St. Lawrence and Yale.

Last Time Out
In its second ECAC clash of the weekend, Harvard used a five-goal outburst to take down Brown, 5-1. The result was Harvard's third win in a row.

Harvard had five different skaters find the back of the net: Sydney Daniels, Lexie Laing, Audrey Warner, Briana Mastel and Kate Hallett. The Crimson outshot Brown, 46-23, setting a new season-best for shots in a game. Molly Tissenbaum made 22 saves in goal for her first win of the season.

Harvard also toppled Yale, 3-2, behind a pair of goals from Grace Zarzecki and a score by Daniels on Friday, Nov. 6.

Related Link: No. 9/9 Women's Hockey Takes Down Brown, 5-1

Tallying a pair of goals against St. Lawrence, Miye D'Oench checked in at No. 3 on this week's top plays countdown.

Not Five, Not Six
With Harvard's No. 9/9 ranking in the national polls, the Crimson has now been ranked for 72 consecutive weeks by the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine. The last time Harvard did not appear in the polls was Oct. 15, 2012.

Scouting Union
Union sports a 0-7-4 record on the season, including a 0-2-2 mark in ECAC Hockey play. Kathryn Tomaselli and Jessica Kaminsky have tallied five points apiece, with Tomaselli recording a team-best four goals. In goal, Melissa Black has appeared in 10 games, and she boasts a 2.38 goals against average with a .945 save percentage.

Scouting Rensselaer
Rensselaer is 4-5-1 on the season, including a 2-1-1 record in ECAC Hockey action. The Engineers enter the contest after toppling No. 4/4 Clarkson, and facing Dartmouth Friday night. Alexa Gruschow and Mari Mankey have each tallied seven points on the season, with Gruschow netting four goals. Louisa Selander has played nine games in goal, and sports a 2.06 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage.

Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a third season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring multiple camera angles, replay, and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.

Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.

Closed Captioning
Harvard is proud to announce the addition of closed captioning for men's and women's hockey to make its Ivy League Digital Network broadcasts of those two teams accessible to all.

Closed captioning for the Crimson's hockey programs will be available on desktop and mobile devices. The service is provided by Vitac (

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.

4 Nations Cup
On Oct. 13, Hockey Canada announced its roster for the 2015 4 Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden, which included the likes of Emerance Maschmeyer and Sarah Edney '15. The Canadian national team finished second at the event, with Maschmeyer making 73 saves in three outings.

Related Link: Maschmeyer Helps Lead Hockey Canada to Second Place at 4 Nations Cup

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.

Through five games, Harvard is 3-0-0 when it scores three goals.

Triple Digits Within Reach
Harvard's senior class holds a 77-21-11 record through three-plus seasons, and is 25 wins away from reaching the 100-victory mark. The 2014-15 senior class ended up with 97 wins, and the last four-year group to record triple-digit victories was the class of 2006, which tallied 104 triumphs for the Crimson.

What's Next?
Harvard hosts New Hampshire on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The 7 p.m. puck drop will be broadcast on NESN.

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 264 saves away 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 42-5-5 record at home over the past three-plus 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.

Behind the Bench
Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, is in 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 432-178-39 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.