Hockey - Women: 2017-18

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:53 am

Maine Women's Hockey Hopes to Draw big Crowds for a Good Cause

ORONO, MAINE (WABI) - UMaine women’s hockey is pushing for record attendance Saturday afternoon against Vermont.

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WOMEN'S HOCKEY WELCOMES VERMONT
-Dec. 2 Game to Raise Funds for The Ashley Wade Foundation-
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:48 am

Women's Hockey Cruises to 2-0 Shutout over Vermont

ORONO, Maine – Carly Jackson earned her second shutout of the season as the Black Bears cruised to a 2-0 victory over the University of Vermont on Saturday afternoon at the Alfond Arena.

Maine (11-6-2, 5-3-1 WHEA) fended off the Catamounts (5-11-2, 7-3-1 WHEA) from their defensive end, only allowing 17 shots to squeeze through to Jackson while blocking 11 in their path to net. Offensively, the Black Bears posted a strong performance controlling the puck in Catamount territory as Sydney Scobee posted 30 saves in between the posts.

Tereza Vanisova kicked off the action registering her eighth goal of the season following up on her own rebound. Her reflex response was too quick for Vermont to stop, as she tucked in a bouncing puck with 6:49 on the clock in the opening frame. This is the fourth game in a row Maine has struck first seizing a 1-0 lead. Jessica Jacques and Brooke Stacey aided the play with assists.

Breaking open the second period, the Black Bears found the advantage of a fairly open net after Scobee was tripped up in a scuffle on the crease. Struggling to return to a standing position as the puck rotated around the back of the net, she made a strong effort to throw her stick out in an attempt to get a piece of the shot, but Anna Zikova put enough momentum on the puck to glide over the line, giving Maine a 2-0 lead. Assists were given to Stacey for her second of the game and Vanisova for her 20th this season.

Both teams saw minimal scoring opportunities in the final 20 minutes as Vermont outshot Maine 8-6. Despite having the advantage of two power plays in the third period and pulling Scobee from net with 59 seconds to go, the Catamounts struggled to capitalize any shots.

The Catamounts will stick around for another matchup against the Black Bears tomorrow, December 3rd. Puck is set to drop at 2 p.m.

-UMaine-

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Re: Hockey - Women: 2017-18

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:16 am

Dynamic Duo, Stacey and Vanisova, Help Maine Comeback to Tie Vermont 2-2

ORONO, Maine – After giving up a pair of unlucky goals, the dynamic duo, Brooke Stacey and Tereza Vanisova, helped Maine catch back up with Vermont to take them into overtime resulting in a 2-2 draw.

Kourtney Menches found herself in the right place at the right time, as Maine goaltender Carly Jackson skated behind the net to retrieve a cleared puck. Jackson attempted to pass it off to her defender, but the puck didn't quite clear the net as it ricocheted off the side pipe directly in front of Menches who was hanging out near the net. A Maine defender raced to reach the wide open net before Menches shot the puck, but the play happened too quickly for her to stop it, as the Catamounts found themselves ahead 1-0, 7:42 into the opening stanza. Helpers were handed to Val Caldwell and Olivia Kilberg from clearing the puck out of their defensive end.

Tying up the match, 1-1, just two minutes later, Vanisova wove in and out of nearly every single Vermont player on the ice, with pure determination after falling behind. She faked out the goalie and tucked the puck away. Assists were given to Stacey and Brittany Kucera.

The puck hardly ever escaped the Catamount's defensive end in the first period, as the Black Bears controlled the ice, only allowing two shots to approach Jackson in net compared to Maine's 19 shots on frame.

Midway through the third period, the tie was broken by Catamount's Taylor Willard, rocketing a shot towards net with Ali O'Leary positioned perfectly to screen the flying puck. After careful review by the referees, the goal became official with assists presented to O'Leary and Kristina Shanahan.

Refusing to back down, the Black Bears sent 10 shots at Vermont goalie Sydeny Scobee in the third period, with Maine's first line finding success taking Vermont into extra minutes. Daria Tereshkina commenced the play for the game-tying point with 4:11 remaining in regulation. She passed it up to Vanisova who once again effortlessly deked out the defenders then passed the puck off to Stacey through the crease patiently waiting at the back corner with her stick ready to quickly one-time it behind Scobee into the net.

In overtime, Maine found four scoring opportunities to Vermont's two chances, but neither could capitalize. Overall, Scobee left the ice with an impressive 37 saves to Jackson's 15 saves.

Both teams will face off again next weekend for their third game in a row, but this time the Black Bears will venture to Catamount territory in Vermont. Puck will drop at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 2.

-UMaine-

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Re: Hockey - Women: 2017-18

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:51 am

‘A normal life:’ UMaine hockey defenseman on the ice again after spinal cord injury

...Strandberg wound up as if she was going to shoot the puck but instead sent a perfect slap-pass across to the front of the net where Tereza Vanisova directed it past Union goalie Coco Francis to earn UMaine a 3-3 tie.

Just six months earlier, Strandberg couldn’t even think about hockey, a sport she dearly loves.

She just wanted to be spared the debilitating headaches that left her lying on the floor of her dorm room at the University of Maine. That was how she was the most comfortable position.

“I just wanted to live a normal life again. That was all that mattered. Hockey was the last thing on my mind,” said Strandberg, a sophomore defenseman from Kalmar, Sweden.

Strandberg was suffering from a condition known as a “sagging brain.

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Re: Hockey - Women: 2017-18

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:52 am

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The women's hockey team finished up the year with a win against the University of Vermont. At 12-6-3 in the season, they will resume play on Jan. 6 against Boston University. Until then check out their latest game here. https://buff.ly/2AS93Lq
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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:14 am

Maine women's hockey keeping eyes on the rankings

ORONO - Hockey East was the land of struggles for the University of Maine women's hockey team last season, but this past weekend was a microcosm of how far the Black Bears have come.

"We were 6-12 at this point last year. Now, we're 12-6," head coach Richard Reichenbach said Wednesday.

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