|No. 8/8 Harvard vs. No. 4/5 Northeastern
Nov. 24, 2015
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
ESPN3 | ILDN
Bill Spaulding, Ben Altsher
Harvard Trails, 20-34-3
W, 4-3 (Nov. 29, 2014)
Harvard | Northeastern
D'Oench leads the team with six goals and 10 points (Zack Williamson).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - No. 8/8 Harvard women's hockey looks to add to its six-game winning streak as it hosts No. 4/5 Northeastern on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Digital Network.
The First Line
• Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer posted her first shutout of the season over New Hampshire on Wednesday, Nov. 18 in a 4-0 victory. The blanking was the 14th of her career, and the netminder ranks second nationally with a .967 save percentage.
• Senior Miye D'Oench leads the Harvard attack with six goals and 10 points, bolstered by a pair of three-point outings against St. Lawrence (Oct. 31) and New Hampshire (Nov. 18). The right winger has scored in three-straight contests.
• Harvard's boasts the nation's third-longest unbeaten streak at seven games, including wins in each of the last six outings. The Crimson's streak is led by the country's second-ranked defense (0.99 GAA).
With Harvard's No. 8/8 ranking in the national polls, the Crimson has now been ranked for 74 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 205 saves from passing Erin Villiotte '95 for the program record.
Last Time Out
In its first non-conference game of the year, Harvard women's hockey posted its third shutout of the year, 4-0, over New Hampshire on Wednesday night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Miye D'Oench tallied three points in the game for Harvard on a goal and two assists, while Lexie Laing, Grace Zarzecki and Jessica Harvey also lit the lantern. In goal, Emerance Maschmeyer earned her first shutout of the season with 26 saves against the New Hampshire attack.
Climbing the Record Books
Multiple Harvard student-athletes are poised to make big jumps in the Harvard record book:
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 5-0-0 when it scores three goals.
Harvard scores 2.88 goals per game in 2015-16 and gives up just 1.00 on the other end, giving the Crimson a 1.88 scoring margin (seventh in the nation). Harvard has held all eight 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 30/45 (.667) overall, with a 25/27 mark on the penalty kill and 5/18 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 an 80-21-11 record through three-plus seasons, and is 20 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 435-178-39 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 travels to Minnesota-Duluth for a pair of games Nov. 27-28 at Amsoil Arena. Both games will be broadcast on NCHC.tv.