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No. 8/8 Women’s Hockey Heads West to Face No. -/10 Minnesota Duluth

Matchup

Date
Time
Venue
Broadcast
Series
Last Time
Streak
Notes 

No. 8/8 Harvard vs. No. -/10 Minnesota-Duluth
Nov. 27, 2015 | Nov. 28, 2015 
5 p.m. | 2 p.m.
Amsoil Arena
My8 Network | NCHC.tv
Harvard Trails, 4-9-1
W, 4-0 (Dec. 2, 2006)
W2
Harvard | Minnesota-Duluth

The Crimson will play two games against the Bulldogs at Amsoil Arena (Zack Williamson).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Taking its seven-game winning streak on the road, No. 8/8 Harvard women's hockey travels to No. -/10 Minnesota-Duluth for a pair of contests Nov. 27-28. The Friday contest will begin at 4 p.m. CST and will be televised locally on My9, while the Saturday event will drop puck at 1 p.m.

The First Line
• Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer has posted back-to-back shutouts over New Hampshire and Northeastern Nov. 18-24. The blankings were the 14th and 15th of her career, and the netminder leads the country with a .976 save percentage.

• Senior Miye D'Oench leads the Harvard attack with six goals and 12 points, bolstered by a pair of three-point outings against St. Lawrence (Oct. 31) and New Hampshire (Nov. 18). The right winger has tallied a point in four-straight contests.

• D'Oench and classmate Sydney Daniels are a team-best +8 to start 2015-16. The duo has combined for 19 points through the first nine games.

• Harvard's boasts the nation's third-longest unbeaten streak at eight games, including wins in each of the last seven outings. The Crimson's streak is led by the country's second-ranked defense (0.89 GAA).

National Recognition
With Harvard's No. 8/8 ranking in the national polls, the Crimson has now been ranked for 74 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.

Top Three
After turning in a 32-save performance against Rensselaer on Nov. 14, senior Emerance Maschmeyer passed Christina Kessler '10 to move into third place on the all-time saves list. The goaltender is 174 saves from passing Erin Villiotte '95 for the program record.

Last Time Out
In its second contest of the year against a top-five opponent, No. 8/8 Harvard women's hockey shut out No. 4/4 Northeastern, 3-0. The win was Harvard's seventh in a row and third shutout in the past four outings.

Emerance Maschmeyer earned her second-straight shutout, making 31 saves to pick up the victory. Sydney Daniels tallied the game-winning goal in spectacular fashion in the first period, and Grace Zarzecki and Jessica Harvey found the back of the net to lead the Crimson to the win.

Climbing the Record Books
Multiple Harvard student-athletes are poised to make big jumps in the Harvard record book: 

Saves

 

1. Erin Villiotte '95
2. Jen Bowdoin '98
3. Emerance Maschmeyer

2,107
2,002
1,933

Points

 

1. Jennifer Botterill '03
25. Miye D'Oench
31. Mary Parker

340
97
88

Goals

 

1. Jennifer Botterill '03
17. Miye D'Oench
27. Mary Parker
33. Sydney Daniels

157
56
42
31

Assists

 

1. Julie Chu '07
33. Mary Parker               
39. Miye D'Oench
41. Michelle Picard

196
46
41
39

Scoring in 3's
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 6-0-0 when it scores three goals.

Countdown to 100
Senior forward Miye D'Oench is three points away from breaking the 100-point barrier. She will be the 24th skater in Harvard history to reach the plateau. 

It's Marginal
Harvard scores 2.89 goals per game in 2015-16 and gives up just 0.89 on the other end, giving the Crimson a +2.00 scoring margin (fifth in the nation). Harvard has held all nine opponents to two goals or less to start the season.

Special Teams Success
Harvard posted the top combined special teams record a year ago, finding success in 60% of 5-on-4 scenarios, and the Crimson owns the top mark again this season. Harvard is 36/54 (.667) overall, with a 30/32 mark on the penalty kill and 6/22 tally on the power play. The Crimson power play and penalty kill units both rank in the top-five nationally. 

Triple Digits Within Reach
Harvard's senior class holds an 81-21-11 record through three-plus seasons, and is 20 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.

Road Warriors
Since the start of the 2011-12 season, Harvard boasts a 39-15-7 record on the road, good for a .697 winning percentage.  

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 436-178-39 (.698) overall record with 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament and six in the Frozen Four. Twenty-three Harvard skaters have earned All-America status under Stone's watch.

What's Next?
Harvard resumes ECAC Hockey play with a road trip to Princeton Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. and Quinnipiac Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. The first game will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network, and the second on Quinnipiac All-Access. 

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