|No. 9/8 Harvard vs. New Hampshire
Nov. 18, 2015
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
Scott Sudikoff, Nick Koop
Harvard Trails, 17-28-4
W, 4-1 (Jan. 14, 2015)
Harvard | UNH
Daniels enters the contest on a five-game point streak (Zack Williamson).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - No. 9/8 Harvard women's hockey hosts New Hampshire on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in search of its sixth-consecutive win. The game will be broadcast on NESN Plus.
The First Line
• Karly Heffernan put together a four-point weekend with a quartet of assists against Yale and Brown. The sophomore tallied a point in four-straight games, and Harvard is undefeated when the left winger gets into the point column.
• Sophomores Lexie Laing and Karly Heffernan are a team-best +6 to start 2015-16. The duo has combined for 10 points through the first seven games.
• Junior goaltenders Molly Tissenbaum and Brianna Laing have combined to spend five games in goal, and have combined for a 4-0-1 record. Tissenbaum ranks second nationally with a 0.41 goals-against average, while Laing is still unbeaten after halting St. Lawrence, Yale and Union.
In the Polls
With Harvard's No. 9/8 ranking in the national polls, the Crimson has now been ranked for 73 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.
After turning in a 32-save performance against Rensselaer on Nov. 14, senior Emerance Maschmeyer passed Christina Kessler '10 to move into third place on the all-time saves list. The goaltender is 232 saves from passing Erin Villiotte '95 for the program record.
Last Time Out
Led by a timely third-period goal, Harvard earned a 2-1 triumph over Rensselaer on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The win was the Crimson's fifth in a row.
Senior Miye D'Oench tallied the gamewinner for Harvard, which has held its opponent to two goals or less in all seven outings this season. Classmate Jessica Harvey potted her first goal of the season, and a quartet of skaters tallied assists. In front of net, senior Emerance Maschmeyer set a season-high with 32 saves to pick up her first win of the season.
Climbing the Record Books
Multiple Harvard student-athletes are poised to make big jumps in the Harvard record book:
1. Erin Villiotte '95 - 2,107
2. Jen Bowdoin '98 - 2,002
3. Emerance Maschmeyer - 1,876
1. Jennifer Botterill '03 - 340
27. Miye D'Oench - 92
31. Mary Parker - 88
1. Jennifer Botterill '03 - 157
17. Miye D'Oench - 55
27. Mary Parker - 42
34. Sydney Daniels - 30
1. Julie Chu '07 - 196
33. Mary Parker - 46
41. Michelle Picard - 38
42. Miye D'Oench - 37
Scoring in 3's
The Crimson scored three or more goals 23 times in 2014-15, posting a 22-1-0 record in those contests. Individually, Mary Parker was the last Harvard player to net three goals in a game, potting three against Brown Feb. 7, 2015.
Through five games, Harvard is 4-0-0 when it scores three goals.
Harvard scores 2.71 goals per game in 2015-16 and gives up just 1.13 on the other end, giving the Crimson a 1.57 scoring margin (sixth in the nation). Harvard has held all seven opponents to two goals or less to start the season.
Special Teams Success
Harvard posted the top combined special teams record a year ago, finding success in 60% of 5-on-4 scenarios, and the Crimson owns the top mark again this season. Harvard is 27 of 40 (.675) overall, with a 23 of 25 mark on the penalty kill and 4 of 15 tally on the power play. The Crimson power play and penalty kill units both rank in the top-five nationally.
Triple Digits Within Reach
Harvard's senior class holds a 79-21-11 record through three-plus seasons, and is 21 wins away from reaching the 100-victory mark. The 2014-15 senior class ended up with 97 wins, and the last four-year group to record triple-digit victories was the class of 2006, which tallied 104 triumphs for the Crimson.
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 432-178-39 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.
Harvard hosts No. 5/5 Northeastern on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The 7 p.m. puck drop will be broadcast on ESPN3.