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No. 8/9 Women’s Hockey Hits the Road for St. Lawrence, No. 5/5 Clarkson

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       No. 8/9 Harvard vs. St. Lawrence
Jan. 15, 2016
7 p.m.
Appleton Arena
   SaintsAthletics.com
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Harvard Leads, 38-13-7
W, 3-2 (Oct. 31, 2015)
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Harvard | St. Lawrence

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No. 8/9 Harvard vs. No. 5/5 Clarkson
Jan. 16, 2016
4 p.m.
Cheel Arena
 ClarksonAthletics.tv
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Harvard leads, 18-9-4
T, 0-0 (ot) (Oct. 30, 2015)
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Harvard | Clarkson

D'Oench enters the weekend with a team-high 21 points (Elan Kawesch).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hitting the road for its longest road trip of the season, No. 8/9 Harvard women's hockey travels to North Country for a pair of ECAC Hockey tilts with St. Lawrence Jan. 15 and No. 5/6 Clarkson Jan. 16. Harvard enters the weekend winners of its last two contests.

The First Line
• Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer broke the Harvard career saves record Jan. 10 against Colgate, passing Erin Villiotte '95 on the all-time list (2,108). Maschmeyer was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week for her dominant performance.

• Senior Miye D'Oench leads the Harvard attack with 10 goals and 21 points. The right winger has tallied a point in all but four games this season and ranks 12th nationally with 1.40 points and 0.67 goals per game.

• Harvard continues to boast the country's best combined special teams, going 54-for-84 (64.3%) on the power play and penalty kill. D'Oench leads the team with three power play goals.

• The Crimson defense ranks as one of the top in the country (3rd), as Harvard allowed only 1.27 goals per game. Harvard has held 14 of 15 opponents to two goals or fewer with four shutouts on the season. Michelle Picard and Chelsea Ziadie have been consistent starters along the blue line.

That's High Praise
Senior Emerance Maschmeyer was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 4-10. Maschmeyer made Crimson history in the third period of a 6-2 victory against No. 10/- Colgate when she passed Erin Villiotte '95 for first place on the all-time Harvard career saves list (2,108). The Bruderheim, Alberta native stopped 30 shots against the Raiders, and also picked up her third shutout of the year with 23 saves when Harvard blanked Cornell, 2-0.

Other ECAC Awards: D'Oench Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month ; Zarzecki Named ECAC Rookie of the Week 

National Recognition
With Harvard's No. 8/9 ranking in the national polls, the Crimson has now been ranked for 79 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.

Last Time Out
Registering it's most prolific offensive output of the season, No. 9/9 Harvard skated past No. 10/- Colgate, 6-2, on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Senior Miye D'Oench led the Crimson offense with two goals and three points, while nine total skaters recorded a point. Junior Sydney Daniels posted her first three-point outing of the season with one goal and two helpers, while freshman Kaitlin Tse and sophomore Lexie Laing provided two points apiece.

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

Saves

 

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

2,117
2,107
2,002

Points

 

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

340
106
91

Goals

 

1. Jennifer Botterill '03
14. Miye D'Oench
26. Mary Parker
31. Sydney Daniels

157
60
43
34

Assists

 

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

196
48
46
39

Three Cheers
Harvard is 8-0 in 2015-16 when scoring at least three goals, and is 30-1 since the start of last season when potting a trio of scores.

Scouting St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence stands at 11-10-1 on the season, including a 5-5-0 mark in ECAC Hockey play. Brooke Webster, Kennedy Marchment and Amanda Boulier have each tallied 19 points, with Webster netting a team-high eight goals. Sonjia Shelly has seen the most time in net, tallying a 2.81 goals-against average and .902 save percentage this season. 

Scouting No. 5/5 Clarkson
Clarkson holds a 17-3-2 record in 2015-16 with a 5-3-2 mark in ECAC Hockey action. Ranked No. 5 in the country, the Golden Knights are led offensively by Cayley Mercer (17G, 18A, 35P), who ranks eighth nationally with 1.59 points per game. Shea Tiley has held down the fort in goal, sporting a .932 save percentage and a 1.32 goals-against average. 

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 2.80 goals per game in 2015-16 and gives up just 1.27 on the other end, giving the Crimson a +1.53 scoring margin (eighth in the nation). Harvard has held 14 of 15 opponents to two goals or less this season.

Feature Video: 4 Nations Cup

New Year, Same Result
Harvard has ushered in the new year with wins on the ice in recent years, posting a 12-0-1 mark in its past 13 contents that start the new year.

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 54-for-84 (.643) overall, with a 45-for-48 mark on the penalty kill and 9-of-36 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 10 goals and 21 points, while junior Sydney Daniels has seven goals and 13 points. D'Oench has dished a team-best nine assists..

Road Warriors
Since the start of the 2011-12 season, Harvard boasts a 40-16-7 record on the road, good for a .670 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 439-181-39 (.696) 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 returns to the Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Tuesday, Jan. 19 for a 7 p.m. puck drop with No. 1/1 Boston College. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Digital Network.

Upcoming Events
• Jan. 30, 2016- vs. Princeton - Honoring Angela Ruggiero
• Feb. 2, 2016 vs. Boston College - Beanpot first round
• Feb. 6, 2016 vs. Yale - White Out Bright-Landry, Senior Day
• Feb. 9, 2016 vs. TBA - Beanpot Championship/Consolation

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