No. 9/9 Women’s Hockey Welcomes Cornell, No. 10/- Colgate to Cambridge

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                No. 9/9 Harvard vs. Cornell
Jan. 8, 2016
7 p.m.
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
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Ben Altsher, Scott Sudikoff
Harvard Leads, 55-26-4
W, 4-1 (Feb. 13, 2015)
Harvard | Cornell
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Game Notes

No. 9/9 Harvard vs. No. 10/- Colgate
Jan. 9, 2016
4 p.m.
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
 Ivy League Digital Network
Eric Gallanty
Harvard leads, 26-1-2
W, 5-0 (Feb. 14, 2015)
Harvard | Colgate
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Maschmeyer is 44 saves from setting a new program record for career saves (Elan Kawesch).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Set for its first puck drop in 34 days, ninth-ranked Harvard women's hockey is set to host Cornell on Friday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. and No. 10/- Colgate Saturday, Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. The weekend's first event will be broadcast on ESPN3 and both contests can be viewed on the Ivy League Digital Network.

The First Line
• Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer is 44 saves shy of breaking the Harvard all-time saves record. The netminder ranks second in the country with a .954 save percentage.

• Senior Miye D'Oench leads the Harvard attack with eight goals and 17 points. The right winger has tallied a point all but four games this season and ranks 14th nationally with 0.62 goals per game.

• Harvard's top line of D'Oench, Sydney Daniels and Haley Mullins has combined for 36 points. D'Oench and Mullins are tied for the team lead with nine assists apiece.

• Sophomore Karly Heffernan was selected to the Canada National Women's Development Team for the Nations Cup in Fussen, Germany. The tournament runs from Jan. 4-7.

ECAC Player of the Month
Harvard's Miye D'Oench was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Month for November after tallying 12 points on five goals and seven assists in eight contests. She is the first skater to win the award since Jillian Dempsey '13 on Jan. 3, 2013.

Related Link: D'Oench Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month 

National Recognition
With Harvard's No. 9/9 ranking in the national polls, the Crimson has now been ranked for 78 consecutive weeks by USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine. The last time Harvard did not appear in the polls was Oct. 15, 2012.

Last Time Out
Harvard faced a pair of ECAC foes on the road to close out 2015, dropping 2-1 overtime decisions to Princeton and Quinnipiac Dec. 4 and 5. Harvard moved to 8-4-1 overall with the results.

Sydney Daniels broke a scoreless contest midway through the final period at Princeton to put the Crimson ahead, but the Tigers delivered the equalizer just over a minute later and potted the game-winner in overtime.

The Crimson fell again in overtime the next day at Quinnipiac, but not before Karly Heffernan netted her third goal of the season to extend the game.

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



1. Erin Villiotte '95
2. Emerance Maschmeyer
3. Jen Bowdoin '98  




1. Jennifer Botterill '03
23. Miye D'Oench
28. Mary Parker




1. Jennifer Botterill '03
15. Miye D'Oench
26. Mary Parker
33. Sydney Daniels




1. Julie Chu '07
31. Mary Parker               
37. Miye D'Oench
41. Michelle Picard


Setting a Program Standard
After a season-high 37 saves in net at Princeton Dec. 4, Emerance Maschmeyer passed Jen Bowdoin '98 to move into sole possession of second place on the all-time career saves list. The senior is 44 saves from owning the top spot all-time.

Scoring in 3's
Harvard is 29-1-0 when scoring three or more goals since the start of the 2014-15 season, including a 7-0-0 mark this season. Individually, Mary Parker was the last Harvard player to net three goals in a game, potting three against Brown Feb. 7, 2015.

Scouting Cornell
Cornell stands at 6-6-2 on the season, including a 2-3-2 mark in ECAC Hockey action. Hanna Bunton leads the attack with eight goals and seven assists while Kaitlin Doering owns a pair of goals and eight assists. Paula Voorheis has seen the majority of time in net, posting a team-high 2.28 goals against average to go with a .918 save percentage. 

Scouting No. 10/- Colgate
Colgate claims a 10-3-6 record on the season and is 2-1-4 in ECAC Hockey play. The Raiders are ranked No. 10 in the USCHO poll, marking the second time in program history Colgate has been nationally ranked.  Freshman Bailey Larson leads the team with 19 points, netting seven goals and a team-high 12 assists. Fellow rookie Julia Vandyk has posted a 6-0-2 mark in net and holds a .935 save percentage. 

100-Point Club
Senior forward Miye D'Oench joined an elite group of skaters with her 100th-career point against Minnesota Duluth Nov. 28. D'Oench is the 24th student-athlete in program history to reach the century mark.

It's Marginal
Harvard scores 2.62 goals per game in 2015-16 and gives up just 1.31 on the other end, giving the Crimson a +1.31 scoring margin (seventh in the nation). Harvard has held 12 of 13 opponents to two goals or less this season.

Feature Video: 4 Nations Cup

New Year, Same Result
Harvard has ushered in the new year with wins on the ice in recent years, posting an 11-0-1 mark in its past 12 contents after the turn of the calendar.

Special Teams Success
Harvard posted the top combined special teams record a year ago, finding success in 60 percent of 5-on-4 scenarios, and the Crimson owns the top mark again this season. Harvard is 50-for-77 (.714) overall, with a 42-for-45 mark on the penalty kill and 8-of-32 tally on the power play. The Crimson power play and penalty kill units both rank in the top-five nationally.

Forward Thinking
A year after sporting the nation's fourth-best scoring options, Harvard has a plethora of players capable of lighting the lamp. Senior Miye D'Oench leads the team with eight goals and 17 points, while junior Sydney Daniels has six goals and nine points. Sophomore Haley Mullins and D'Oench have each dished nine assists to lead the team.

Home-Ice Advantage
The Bright-Landry Hockey Center has been one of the toughest venues in the country for opposing teams over the past few years, as Harvard has posted a 46-5-5 record at home over the past three-plus seasons. Harvard is 20-1-2 at home since the start of 2014-15 and won 17 straight in Cambridge from March 1, 2014 to Feb. 10, 2015.

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 437-181-39 (.695) 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.

What's Next?
Harvard takes a trip to North Country for a pair of ECAC bouts against St. Lawrence Friday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. and Clarkson Saturday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m.