Women's Hockey Concludes Homestand with No. 4/4 Quinnipiac, No. 9/9 Princeton

Game Notes

Harvard vs. No. 4/4 Quinnipiac
Jan. 29, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
Nick Koop, Bill Spaulding
Harvard leads, 18-3-2
L, 2-1 (ot) (Dec. 5, 2015)
Harvard | Quinnipiac
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Game Notes

  Harvard vs. No. 9/9 Princeton
Jan. 30, 2016
4 p.m.
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
ONE World SportsILDN
Andy Towne, John Avino
Harvard leads, 44-32-4
L, 2-1 (ot) (Dec. 4, 2015)
Harvard | Princeton
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Harvard will honor Angela Ruggiero '04 at Saturday's contest with the Tigers (Zack Williamson).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Getting its second look of the season at a pair of ranked opponents, Harvard women's hockey hosts No. 4/4 Quinnipiac on Friday, Jan. 29, before clashing with Ivy rival Princeton on Saturday, Jan. 30. The former will be broadcast on NESN while the latter can be viewed on ONE World Sports and the Ivy League Digital Network.

The First Line
• Harvard will honor Angela Ruggiero '04 in Saturday's game vs. Princeton. Ruggiero was selected to both the Hockey Hall of Fame and US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.

• Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer earned her second ECAC Goaltender of the Week Award Jan. 26 after earning her fourth shutout of the season vs. Dartmouth Jan. 23. Maschmeyer also tallied 36 saves on the week against No. 1/1 Boston College.

• The Crimson defense ranks as one of the top in the country, as Harvard allows only 1.47 goals per game. Harvard has held 17 of 19 opponents to two goals or fewer with six shutouts on the season. Michelle Picard and Chelsea Ziadie have been consistent starters along the blue line.

• Harvard went to overtime with both opponents Dec. 4-5, coming up on the wrong end of 2-1 decisions. Karly Heffernan and Sydney Daniels scored for the Crimson in those contests.

Three Cheers
Harvard is 8-0 in 2015-16 when scoring at least three goals, and is 30-1 since the start of last season when potting a trio of scores. The team last netted three against Colgate Jan. 9 (6-2). 

That's High Praise
Senior Emerance Maschmeyer was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 18-24. Maschmeyer earned her fourth shutout of the season, and 17th of her career, with 23 saves in a 2-0 win over Dartmouth Jan. 23. The senior captain also registered 36 saves against No. 1/1 Boston College on Tuesday, one off her season-best 37 set against Princeton Dec. 4. Maschmeyer anchors the country's seventh-best defense (1.46 goals-against average) and ranks third nationally with a .947 save percentage. The award was her second of the season, and seventh-career weekly award.

Other ECAC Awards: Maschmeyer named ECAC Goaltender of the Week; D'Oench Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month ; Zarzecki Named ECAC Rookie of the Week

Ruggiero to the Hall
Former Harvard standout and 2004 Patty Kazmaier Award Winner Angela Ruggiero '04 was elected to a quartet of Hall of Fames in 2015. This year Ruggiero was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Capital One Academic All-American Hall of Fame and Beanpot Hall of Fame.

Last Time Out

Tallying its fifth shutout of the season, Harvard pushed past Dartmouth, 2-0, on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Sophomores Karly Heffernan and Lexie Laing found the back of the net for Harvard as the squad fired a season-best 40 shots on goal. Senior Miye D'Oench tallied a game-high seven shots, followed by Heffernan, Laing, and sophomore Dani Krzyszczyk with five apiece.

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



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




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




1. Jennifer Botterill '03
14. Miye D'Oench
26. Mary Parker
31. Sydney Daniels




1. Julie Chu '07
31. Mary Parker               
32. Miye D'Oench
39. Michelle Picard


Scouting No. 4/4 Quinnipiac
Quinnipiac is 20-1-4 on the season, and leads the ECAC at 10-1-3 in conference play. Ranked No. 4 in the country, Taylar Cianfarano leads the Bobcats' attack with 22 goals and 17 assists while Melissa Samoskevich has tallied 11 goals and 14 assists. In goal, Sydney Rossman holds a 0.91 goals-against average and .947 save percentage with 11 shutouts.

Inside the Matchup
Harvard leads the all-time series, 18-3-2, but Quinnipiac got the best of the Crimson Dec. 5, 2015 in Hamden, 2-1 (ot). The Crimson has taken 11 of the last 12 meetings, and knocked the Bobcats out of the ECAC and NCAA tournaments a year ago.

Scouting No. 9/9 Princeton
Princeton holds a 16-4-1 record in 2015-16, including a 9-4-1 record in ECAC Hockey action. Winners of 11 straight contests, the Tigers' offense is led by Karlie Lund, who has 11 goals and 16 assists, and Kelsey Koelzer, with 13 goals and eight assists. In goal, Kimberly Newell holds a 1.40 goals-against average and .947 save percentage with three shutouts.

Inside the Matchup
Harvard is 44-32-4 all-time agains the Tigers, but fell earlier this season, 2-1, in overtime. The Crimson has taken eight of the last 10 from Princeton, and posted three shutouts during the span.

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.

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 a 12-0-1 mark in its past 13 contests that start the new year.

ONE World Sports
Harvard Athletics is pleased to announce an agreement with ONE World Sports that will see five home events broadcast on the network in 2016. ONE World Sports is distributed through Verizon FiOS, go90, DISH Network, Charter Communications, SONY PlayStation Vue, Cablevision's Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, RCN and a growing number of systems through the NCTC. More information on ONE World Sports and its availability in particular markets can be found at www.oneworldsports.com or consumers can call their television distributor.

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 third-best mark this season. Harvard is 65-for-107 (.607) overall, with a 56-for-60 mark on the penalty kill and 9-of-47 tally on the power play. The Crimson penalty kill ranks third 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 10 goals and 22 points, while junior Sydney Daniels has seven goals and 13 points. D'Oench has dished a team-best 12 assists.

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 440-184-39 (.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.

Upcoming Events
• Jan. 30, 2016- vs. Princeton - Honoring Angela Ruggiero
• Feb. 2, 2016 vs. Boston College - Beanpot first round
• Feb. 6, 2016 vs. Yale - White Out Bright-Landry, Senior Day
• Feb. 9, 2016 vs. TBA - Beanpot Championship/Consolation

Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a third season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring multiple camera angles, replay, and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight. Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes.

Closed Captioning
Harvard is proud to announce the addition of closed captioning for men's and women's hockey to make its Ivy League Digital Network broadcasts of those two teams accessible to all. Closed captioning for the Crimson's hockey programs will be available on desktop and mobile devices. The service is provided by Vitac (vitac.com).

What's Next?
Harvard travels to Boston University's Walter Brown Arena for the first round of the 2016 Beanpot. Harvard will take on No. 1/1 Boston College in the early game, kicking off at 5 p.m.