Women’s Hockey Set to Face off with Northeastern in Beanpot First Round

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              Harvard vs. Northeastern
Jan. 31, 2016
 8 p.m.
 Matthews Arena
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 W, 3-0 (Nov. 24, 2015)
Harvard | Northeastern

Harvard is tied with Northeastern for the most Beanpot wins (Billie Weiss).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Traveling to Matthews Arena for the nation's premier midseason tournament, Harvard women's hockey will travel to host Northeastern Jan. 31 for the first round of the 2017 Beanpot. The clash with the Huskies will be broadcast by GoNUxstream.

The First Line
Sydney Daniels and Lexie Laing lead the Harvard offense with 12 and 11 points, respectively, with Daniels holding a team-high eight goals, including a hat trick earlier this season at Dartmouth. Daniels ranks 18th in program history with 56 career scores. 

• Harvard has faced 10 ranked opponents this season, five of them going to overtime. 12 of Harvard's 21 games have been decided by one goal or ties.

• The Crimson has netted a power play goal in four of the last five games, going 4-for-19 over the stretch. The 21 percent success rate is one of the top in the country over the span.

• College women's hockey's all-time winningest coach, Katey Stone is just one win from becoming the nation's first head coach to reach 450 career victories. Harvard has tallied 11 Ivy titles, 14 Beanpot championships, seven ECAC Hockey crowns and one national championship under Stone's watch.

Putting Up Points
Eight current Harvard skaters have tallied points at the Beanpot, led by five from senior Sydney Daniels. Daniels has scored three goals at the Beanpot, while senior Briana Mastel and junior Dani Krzyszczyk have found the back of the net. 

Last Time Out
In front of 1,835 fans at 'White Out Bright-Landry,' Harvard women's hockey earned a 2-2 tie with No. 8/8 Cornell on Saturday afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Senior Briana Mastel and junior Haley Mullins found the back of the mesh, while senior Sydney Daniels tied a career-high with two assists. Senior Molly Tissenbaum made 28 saves between the pipes.

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Syd The Kid
Senior Sydney Daniels has not had an issue scoring goals against Northeastern in her career, netting three goals in four career appearances against the Huskies. Each of the goals came in clutch situations - two were game-winners while one was a game-tying goal.

Beanpot Hall of Fame
Earning induction into the Beanpot Hall of Fame, former Crimson head coach John Dooley will be honored in a ceremony at Harvard's first round game with Northeastern. Dooley won three Beanpot titles as Harvard's head coach.

Can I Get Your Number?
Harvard held Dartmouth's number in 2016-17, going 2-0 and holding the Big Green to just one goal in each matchup. After a 5-1 rout in Hanover, Harvard topped the Big Green, 2-1, in Cambridge after goals from Kate Hallett and Kaitlin Tse.

Boston Strong
Harvard has exerted its will in contests against the other three Boston schools over the past three seasons. The Crimson holds a 9-6-2 mark against Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern since the start of the 2013-14 campaign.

Hats on the Ice
Making her 99th career appearance, senior Sydney Daniels netted her second-career hat trick against Dartmouth Oct. 23. The left winger opened the scoring in the second period before adding a wraparound and a snipe in the third. She previously tallied a hat trick Jan. 6, 2015 against Connecticut. Daniels has 16 multi-point games in her career.

IIHF Hall of Famer
Her fifth hall of fame induction in two years, former Harvard star Angela Ruggiero has been inducted to the IIHF Hall of Fame. She is one of three Harvard alumni to earn the honor, joining Bill Cleary and Ben Smith. 

Heading to OT
Harvard has matched the program record for overtime games with eight, originally set in 2005-06.  At one point, the Crimson had gone to overtime five times in seven outings, the first such streak in program history.

Scouting Northeastern
Northeastern is 16-9-3 on the season, including a 12-7-2 mark in Hockey East games. Denisa Krizova leads the team with 37 points on 17 scores and 20 assists, while McKenna Brand has found the back of the net a team-high 21 times. In goal, Brittany Bugalski has started 26 games, holding a 1.98 goals-against average and .926 save percentage.

The Main Event
Harvard has advanced to the Beanpot championship 28 times- more than any of the other three schools. Harvard boasts an all-time record of 48-29 at the Beanpot. The 2017 Beanpot begins Tuesday, Jan. 31. 

Against the Field
Harvard has a winning record all-time against Boston College and Boston University in the Beanpot, but narrowly trails Northeastern. Harvard and Northeastern have 48 total wins apiece. 

vs. BU                       18-2
vs. BC                       16-9      
vs. NU               14-17
vs. Brown        0-1

Stopping 50
Senior netminder Molly Tissenbaum made a career-best 50 saves against Princeton Nov. 11, including back-to-back periods with at least 20 stops. Tissenbaum and the Crimson defense went 8-for-8 on the penalty kill, with Tissenbaum making 18 saves during the man-down span.

1.              67            Brittany Martin (3/10/07 vs. WIS)
2.              57            Cheryl Tate (2/12/82 vs. NE)
3.              51            Emerance Maschmeyer (12/7/13 vs. BC)
4.              50            Molly Tissenbaum (11/11/16 vs. PRI)

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

1. Jennifer Botterill '03 - 340
35. Tracy Caitlin '03- 84
36. Sydney Daniels - 82

1. Jennifer Botterill '03 - 157
17. Kalen Ingram '03 - 57
18. Sydney Daniels - 56
42. Lexie Laing - 20


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Road Warriors
Since the start of the 2011-12 season, Harvard boasts a 44-25-10 record on the road, good for a .620 winning percentage.

National Recognition
Harvard was ranked for 79 consecutive weeks by the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, a span covering four seasons. The Crimson fell out of the Jan. 18/19 polls in 2016 for the first time since Oct. 15, 2012.

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What's Next?
Harvard hosts No. 3/3 Clarkson and No. 5/5 St. Lawrence in a pair of pivotal ECAC Hockey clashes at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Both games will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.