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Women's Hockey Opens 2016 Beanpot with No. 1/1 Boston College

Women's Hockey Opens 2016 Beanpot with No. 1/1 Boston College

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Harvard vs. No. 1/1 Boston College
Feb. 2, 2016
5 p.m.
Walter Brown Arena
GoTerriers.com
Nick Koop, Arthur Blue
Harvard leads, 38-16-1
L, 2-0 (Jan. 19, 2016)
L1
Harvard | Boston College

Harvard captured the event championship in 2015 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Getting its second look of the season at the nation's top-ranked team, Harvard women's hockey squares off against No. 1/1 Boston College in the first round of the 2016 Beanpot, at Walter Brown Arena. The game will be streamed for free on GoTerriers.com.

The First Line
• Harvard will look to capture its second-straight Beanpot Championship after claiming the event title in 2015. Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer enters the event as the reigning MVP and Joe Bertagna Trophy recipient.

• Emerance Maschmeyer earned her second ECAC Goaltender of the Week Award Jan. 26 after earning her fourth shutout of the season vs. Dartmouth Jan. 23. Maschmeyer also tallied 36 saves on the week against No. 1/1 Boston College.

Miye D'Oench and Sydney Daniels lead the Crimson attack with 25 and 16 points, respectively. Attackers on the top line, D'Oench has netted 11 goals while Daniels has potted nine.

• The Crimson defense ranks as one of the top in the country, as Harvard allows only 1.43 goals per game. Harvard has held 19 of 21 opponents to two goals or fewer with six shutouts on the season. Michelle Picard and Chelsea Ziadie have been consistent starters along the blue line.

Three Cheers
Harvard is 9-0 in 2015-16 when scoring at least three goals, and is 31-1 since the start of last season when potting a trio of scores. The team last netted three against Princeton Jan. 30 (4-1). 

That's High Praise
Senior Emerance Maschmeyer was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 18-24. Maschmeyer earned her fourth shutout of the season, and 17th of her career, with 23 saves in a 2-0 win over Dartmouth Jan. 23. The senior captain also registered 36 saves against No. 1/1 Boston College on Tuesday, one off her season-best 37 set against Princeton Dec. 4. Maschmeyer anchors the country's seventh-best defense (1.46 goals-against average) and ranks third nationally with a .947 save percentage. The award was her second of the season, and seventh-career weekly award.

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

Déjà Vu?
For the second-straight season, Harvard draws Boston College in the Beanpot as an undefeated challenger with 27 victories on the season. As was the case in 2015, the Eagles took the first matchup of the season, 2-0, Jan. 19.

Last Time Out

On a night celebrating the accomplishments of Angela Ruggiero '04, Harvard toppled No. 9/9 Princeton, 4-1, on Saturday at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Senior Miye D'Oench tallied her fourth three-point game of the season, ending the contest with a goal and two assists. Junior Sydney Daniels potted a season-high two goals, and senior Michelle Picard tallied her second multipoint outing of the year with two assists. In goal, senior Emerance Maschmeyer made 34 saves to earn the victory.

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

2,299
2,107
2,002

Points

 

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

340
110
91

Goals

 

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

157
61
43
36

Assists

 

1. Julie Chu '07
29. Miye D'Oench           
32. Mary Parker
38. Michelle Picard

196
49
48
42

Feature Video: Women's Hockey Honors Angela Ruggiero

 

Scouting No. 1/1 Boston College
Boston College is the lone unbeaten team in the country, going 27-0-0, 19-0-0 Hockey East, en route to earning the nation's No. 1 ranking. Senior Alex Carpenter is second in the country with 2.26 points per game, while classmate Haley Skarupa ranks fifth with 1.89 points per game. In goal, Katie Burt ranks third nationally in goals-against average (1.08), save percentage (.950) and shutouts (9).

Inside the Matchup
Harvard leads the all-time series with Boston College, 38-16-1, and was the last team to hand the Eagles a defeat. The Crimson came up big in a pair of performances a year ago, claiming the Beanpot Championship and advancing to the national championship game at the expense of the Eagles.

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.

Feature Video: 4 Nations Cup

Repeat Champions
Harvard is looking to become the Beanpot's first repeat champions since Northeastern won two straight in 2013 and 2014. Harvard's last consecutive titles came with seven in-a-row from 1999-2005.

The Main Event
Harvard has advanced to the Beanpot championship 28 times- more than either of the other schools. Harvard boasts an all-time record of 47-27 at the Beanpot.

Boston Strong
Harvard has exerted its will in contests against the other three Boston schools over the past two-plus seasons. The Crimson holds an 8-3-2 mark against Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern since the start of the 2013-14 campaign.

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 11 goals and 25 points, while junior Sydney Daniels has nine goals and 15 points. D'Oench has dished a team-best 14 assists.

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 441-185-39 (.695) 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.

Upcoming Events
• 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

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.

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 (vitac.com).

What's Next?
Harvard hosts Brown and Yale in its final two home games of the year Jan. 5-6. Both games will be broadcast on ONE World Sports and the Ivy League Digital Network. Harvard will honor its seniors with a postgame ceremony following the Yale contest.

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