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Re: WHOCKEY 2017-18:

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:29 am
by Tom Nolette
Friars Edge No.9 Black Bears in Overtime, 2-1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Despite scoring first, the No. 9 Maine Black Bears were overtaken by the Providence Friars halfway through overtime, to fall 2-1 at the Schneider Arena on Sunday afternoon.

After two quiet periods, the Black Bears (17-10-5, 11-7-4 WHEA) struck first taking a 1-0 lead with 12:57 remaining in the final frame. Cailey Hutchison fed a pass in front of Catherine Tufts towards net as she knocked a shot off the far post and watched it bounce in behind Madison Myers in net. With this goal, Tufts registered her second against the Friars this weekend and her 10th of the season. Mikayla Rogers helped by dishing her third assist of the season.

With 7:31 left to play, a Providence (15-11-7, 11-7-5 WHEA) player was sent to the box for checking, putting Maine on the power play. Despite being down a man, Maureen Murphy stole the puck and found a clear path down the ice taking on Carly Jackson and finishing a shorthanded goal in the top left corner over her shoulder. Tying up the match midway through the Black Bear power play, 1-1, with an unassisted goal, Murphy tallied her 18th goal of the season. ... e-2-1.aspx

Re: WHOCKEY 2017-18:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:23 am
by Tom Nolette
No.3 Boston College Takes First Game Against No. 10 Maine Women's Hockey

ORONO, Maine – In the first matchup between the only two nationally ranked teams in the WHEA, No. 10 Maine took a hard hit, dropping 5-0 to No. 3 Boston College on Friday afternoon at the Alfond Arena.

Black Bears' net minder Carly Jackson fended off the Eagles for the first 14 minutes of the opening frame until Caitrin Lonergan deked a defender and took on Jackson one-on-one. With 5:38 left to play in the first period, Boston College tallied their first point of the game. Later on in the second frame, Lonergan notched her second point with an assist on their third goal.

By the end of the second period, Jackson had shut down 21 shots, but the Eagles (27-3-3, 18-2-3 WHEA) maintained the pressure and capitalized on key scoring opportunities to command a 4-0 advantage. Stepping onto the ice in the final period, Loryn Porter appeared in net playing out the final 20 minutes of the match for Maine (17-11-5, 11-8-4 WHEA). She earned 8 saves while holding the Eagles to one goal. At the opposing end, Katie Burt accomplished her fourth shutout of the season recording 30 saves for the win.

Both Daryl Watts and Toni Ann Miano potted a goal apiece and dished out a pair of assists. Delaney Belinskas and Makenna Newkirk added on goals while four other Eagles helped out with assists.

The Black Bears will look to make a comeback against the Eagles at the Alfond Arena tomorrow, Saturday, February 17 for their Senior Day with puck drop slated for 2:00 p.m ... ockey.aspx

Re: WHOCKEY 2017-18:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:23 am
by Tom Nolette
Boston College Women's Hockey Blanks UMaine ... 58453.html

Re: WHOCKEY 2017-18:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:44 am
by Tom Nolette
back at it today ....

FEBRUARY 17, 2018 2:00 PM
WHOCKEY vs Boston College
Orono, ME
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Re: WHOCKEY 2017-18:

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:59 am
by Tom Nolette
No. 10 Black Bears Come Up Short, 3-1, to No. 3 Eagles on Senior Day

ORONO, Maine – Despite an early third period goal by Brittany Kucera, the No. 10 Maine Black Bears struggled to make a full comeback, falling behind the No. 3 Boston College Eagles, 3-1, on Senior Day in the final game of the regular season at the Alfond Arena.

Starting in net for Maine (17-12-5, 11-9-4 WHEA), Loryn Porter saw her fourth start after playing the final period yesterday against Boston College (28-3-3, 19-2-3 WHEA). Holding the Eagles to just one goal each period, she stopped 26 shots throughout the match while Katie Burt turned down 30 shots for the win.

Opening up scoring, Erin Connolly found her fourth goal of the season on a sneaky backhander sliding across the front of the net into the back left corner. Picking up assists were linemates Delaney Belinskas and Ryan Little to help lift Boston College 1-0, just 4:36 into the first period.

The Black Bears held off the Eagles well into the second period controlling the neutral zone and out-shooting the Eagles on frame, 11-9. By the seventh minute into the second frame, Boston College doubled their score, 2-0, off a goal by Caitrin Lonergan tucking in the puck behind Porter off a pass from Daryl Watts and Molly Slowe.

Cutting their deficit in half, Kucera stole the puck in the Eagles defensive zone, skating into open ice she whipped around and ripped a shot hitting the top shelf for an unassisted Black Bear goal. With 14:19 left to play in the third period, Maine grabbed their first goal of the weekend. ... r-day.aspx

Re: WHOCKEY 2017-18:

PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:53 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine Hockey
The #WHEA quarterfinal round matchups are set! We'll be hosting @TerrierWHockey in a best-of-three series:

No. 1 BC vs. No. 8 Vermont
No. 2 Providence vs. No. 7 UConn
No. 3 Maine vs. No. 6 BU
No. 4 Northeastern vs. No. 5 UNH

Re: WHOCKEY 2017-18:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:00 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine women's hockey amped for home playoff series with BU

ORONO - Maine women's hockey has had one of the best seasons in program history, but if it wants to prolong it the Black Bears will have to beat Boston University in the Hockey East Quarterfinals. ... es-with-bu


Re: WHOCKEY 2017-18:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:47 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine Women's Hockey Wins First Ever Hockey East Playoff Game


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Re: WHOCKEY 2017-18:

PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:58 am
by Tom Nolette
BU Evens Hockey East Playoff Series With UMaine Women's Hockey
BU vs UMaine Womens Hockey

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Re: WHOCKEY 2017-18:

PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:48 am
by Tom Nolette
Terriers Take Black Bears to Tiebreaker Game in WHEA Quarterfinals

ORONO, Maine – Fans will have the opportunity to watch one more day of women's hockey at the Alfond Arena this season as the Maine Black Bears and Boston University (BU) Terriers will go head-to-head in the deciding game three of the WHEA Quarterfinals series. The Terriers (14-16-6, 8-11-5 WHEA) tied up the series, 1-1, after defeating the Black Bears (18-13-5, 11-9-4 WHEA), 4-1, at the Alfond Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Three Terriers, Rebecca Leslie, Victoria Bach, and Abbey Stanley nearly accounted for all of BU's points throughout the match. Bach tallied the first goal of the day, unassisted, after stealing the puck in Maine's zone and nailing Carly Jackson in the face mask with a shot. Jackson lost sight of the puck after the hit, and it slowly trickled over the goal line with 13:45 left to play in the first period.

Bach nearly struck again opening up the middle frame, but instead passed it off to Leslie who slapped the puck over Jackson's shoulder into the back of the net, less than three minutes into the period. Connor Galway earned her third assist of the season off the goal.

Nearly halfway through the second period, the Black Bears were on the power play, but lost the puck in a face-off down in BU's end. Jesse Compher won the face-off, the puck bounced off teammate Stanley's stick and right back to her, she saw an opening and went for it skating all the way down the ice capturing a shorthanded goal to give the Terriers' a 3-0 advantage.

Maine opened up the third period strong, firing 11 shots at goaltender Erin O'Neil, to BU's four shots on frame throughout the final 20 minutes of the match. With fire under her skates, Tereza Vanisova ripped five shots of her own on net dancing around the defenders she followed up on her own rebound and finally saw one go in to give the Black Bears a point on the board. With 13:09 remaining, Maine was behind, 3-1.

Struggling to find the back of the net again, the Black Bears pulled Jackson to give them a man advantage in the final minutes, but unfortunately watched a long shot by Leslie find the empty net with less than 90 seconds left on the clock.

O'Neil earned her second win of the season in net, holding off 24 shots by Maine. Jackson turned down 17 shots while defensively, Alyson Matteau helped out immensely stepping in front of countless shots to rack up nine blocks on the day.

The winner of tomorrow's matchup between the Black Bears and Terriers will advance on to the WHEA semifinals, hosted at Northeastern. Puck will drop at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 25 at the Alfond Arena for the tiebreaker. ... inals.aspx