No. 7/8 Women’s Hockey Prepares for Princeton, No. 4/4 Quinnipiac

Game Notes 

               No. 7/8 Harvard vs. Princeton
Dec. 4, 2015
7 p.m.
Hobey Baker Rink
 Ivy League Digital Network
Harvard Leads, 44-31-4
L, 1-0 (Jan. 31, 2015)
Harvard | Princeton

Game Notes 

No. 7/8 Harvard vs. No. 4/4 Quinnipiac
Dec. 5, 2015
4 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center
 Quinnipiac All-Access
Harvard leads, 18-2-2
W, 5-0 (March 10, 2015)
Harvard | Quinnipiac 

D'Oench is the reigning ECAC Hockey Player of the Month (Elan Kawesch).

 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Returning to ECAC Hockey action after four-straight non-conference games, No. 7/8 Harvard travels to Princeton on Friday, Dec. 4 for a 7 p.m. puck drop before facing No. 4/4 Quinnipiac Saturday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. The former contest will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network while Saturday's event will be shown on Quinnipiac All-Access.

The First Line
• Senior Miye D'Oench leads the Harvard attack with eight goals and 16 points, and was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Month for November. The right winger has tallied a point in six-straight contests.

• Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer posted back-to-back shutouts over New Hampshire and No. 4/4 Northeastern Nov. 18 and Nov. 24. The blankings were the 14th and 15th of her career, and the netminder ranks second in the country with a .958 save percentage.

• Harvard's top line of D'Oench, Sydney Daniels and Haley Mullins has combined for 34 points, with Daniels leading all skaters at +8 when on the ice. The left winger also leads with 41 shots.

• Harvard has tallied wins in eight of its last nine contests. The Crimson's streak is led by the country's fourth-ranked defense (1.18 GAA), and the squad has held 10 of 11 opponents to two goals or less. Offensively, Harvard averaged 3.50 goals per game in November.

ECAC Player of the Month
Harvard's Miye D'Oench was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Month for November after tallying 12 points on five goals and seven assists in eight contests. She is the first skater to win the award since Jillian Dempsey '13 on Jan. 3, 2013.

Related Link: D'Oench Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month 

National Recognition
With Harvard's No. 7/8 ranking in the national polls, the Crimson has now been ranked for 75 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 111 saves from passing Erin Villiotte '95 for the program record and six saves from the second spot.

Last Time Out
Skating in the final contest of a two-game series with Minnesota-Duluth, Harvard picked up goals from a quartet of skaters to push past the Bulldogs, 4-1. Harvard moved to 8-2-1 overall with the result.

Miye D'Oench tallied two points on a goal and an assist, including her 100th-career point on the game-winning score. Audrey Warner, Grace Zarzecki and Sydney Daniels also provided goals for the Crimson, and Emerance Maschmeyer made 30 saves in front of net to pick up the win.

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



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




1. Jennifer Botterill '03
23. Miye D'Oench
28. Mary Parker




1. Jennifer Botterill '03
15. Miye D'Oench
26. Mary Parker
33. Sydney Daniels




1. Julie Chu '07
31. Mary Parker               
38. Miye D'Oench
41. Michelle Picard


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 7-0-0 when it scores three goals.

Scouting Princeton
Princeton is 7-4-1on the season, including a 3-4-1 mark in ECAC Hockey play. Freshman Karlie Lund leads the Tigers with six goals and seven assists, and is the highest-scoring first-year player in the conference. In goal, Kimberly Newell has appeared in nine games and holds a .939 save percentage with a 1.77 goals-against average. 

Scouting Quinnipiac
Quinnipiac is 11-1-3 on the season, including a league-leading 6-1-2 mark in ECAC Hockey play. Ranked fourth in the country, the Bobcats boast the nations second-best goals-against average (1.13) and have shut out four opponents in a row. Taylar Cianfarano leads the attack with 15 goals and eight assists, while Melissa Samoskevich has five goals and 11 assists. Sydney Rossman has started every game in goal, holding a 1.12 goals-against average with a .937 save percentage. 

100-Point Club
Senior forward Miye D'Oench joined an elite group of skaters with her 100th-career point against Minnesota Duluth Nov. 28. D'Oench is the 24th student-athlete in program history to reach the century mark.

It's Marginal
Harvard scores 2.91 goals per game in 2015-16 and gives up just 1.17 on the other end, giving the Crimson a +1.74 scoring margin (seventh in the nation). Harvard has held 10 of 11 opponents to two goals or less this season.

Special Teams Success
Harvard posted the top combined special teams record a year ago, finding success in 60 percent of 5-on-4 scenarios, and the Crimson owns the top mark again this season. Harvard is 44-for-68 (.647) overall, with a 36-for-39 mark on the penalty kill and 8-of-29 tally on the power play. The Crimson power play and penalty kill units both rank in the top-five nationally. 

Forward Thinking
A year after sporting the nation's fourth-best scoring options, Harvard has a plethora of players capable of lighting the lamp. Senior Miye D'Oench leads the team with eight goals and 16 points, while junior Sydney Daniels has five goals and eight points. Sophomores Haley Mullins and Karly Heffernan have dished nine and eight assists, respectively, to lead the team.

Road Warriors
Since the start of the 2011-12 season, Harvard boasts a 40-16-7 record on the road, good for a .690 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 437-179-39 (.697) 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 takes a break from games until Friday, Jan. 8 when it hosts Cornell at 7 p.m. The broadcast can be viewed on the Ivy League Digital Network.