Women’s Hockey Begins Four-Game Road Trip at Rensselaer, Union

Game Notes

       Harvard at Rensselaer
Feb. 12, 2016
7 p.m.
Houston Field House
Harvard leads, 14-5-1
W, 2-1 (Nov. 14, 2015)
Harvard | Rensselaer

Game Notes

     Harvard at Union
Feb. 13, 2016
4 p.m.
Messa Rink
Harvard leads, 25-0-0
         W, 5-0 (Nov. 13, 2015)
Harvard | Union

Heffernan became the first Crimson skater to tally three assists this season­ (Billie Weiss).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Kicking off the final stretch of ECAC Hockey regular season games, Harvard women's hockey travels to Rensselaer on Friday, Feb. 12 for a 7 p.m. puck drop before taking on Union the following day at 4 p.m.

The First Line
• Harvard's top line of senior Miye D'Oench, junior Sydney Daniels and sophomore Karly Heffernan combined for 10 points in a 5-3 win over BU in the Beanpot consolation Tuesday.

• Miye D'Oench and Sydney Daniels lead the Crimson attack with 31 and 21 points, respectively. D'Oench and Daniels have each netted 13 goals, with the former holding the team lead in assists (18).

• The Crimson defense ranks as one of the top in the country, as Harvard allows only 1.80 goals per game. Harvard has held 20 of 25 opponents to two goals or fewer with six shutouts on the season.

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.

• Harvard is 25-0-0 all-time over Union, and its 25-game win streak is the most against any opponent.

Three Cheers
Harvard is 10-0-1 in 2015-16 when scoring at least three goals, and is 32-1-1 since the start of last season when potting a trio of scores. The team last netted three against Boston University on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Walter Brown Arena.

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

Last Time Out

On the ice for the sixth time in 12 days, Harvard rallied from a two-goal deficit to topple Boston University, 5-3, in the Beanpot consolation game at Walter Brown Arena Tuesday.

The Crimson top line of junior Sydney Daniels, sophomore Karly Heffernan and senior Miye D'Oench combined for 10 points in the game, with each an unblemished plus-four on the ice. Daniels and D'Oench tallied two goals apiece, while Heffernan dished a career-best three assists. D'Oench finished with a game-high four points, breaking her previous career-best.

In goal, senior Emerance Maschmeyer made 24 saves to earn the win, helping Harvard win the Beanpot consolation for the sixth time. The Crimson moved to 18-2 all-time over the Terriers in Beanpot games with the result.

Early Impact
Harvard is 11-2-1 in 2015-16 when a freshman tallies a point. Grace Zarzecki leads all first-year skaters with seven goals and 12 points, while defenseman Kaitlin Tse has tallied one goal and six assists. 

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
15. Miye D'Oench
28. Mary Parker




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




1. Julie Chu '07
25. Miye D'Oench           
32. Mary Parker
38. Michelle Picard


Feature Video: Women's Hockey Honors Angela Ruggiero


Scouting Rensselaer
Rensselaer is 9-14-5 on the season, including a 7-8-3 record in ECAC Hockey action. Alexa Gruschow leads the RPI offense with 12 goals and 20 points, while Katie Rooney is close behind with 11 goals and 17 points. In goal, Lovisa Selander has tallied a .933 save percentage and 2.12 goals-against average.

Inside the Matchup
Harvard is 14-5-1 in the all-time series with Rensselaer, including victories in nine of the last ten meetings. The series dates back to 2006, when the Crimson skated to a 6-1 victory. In 2014-15, Harvard earned a pair of 4-1 triumphs.

Scouting Union
Union sports a 0-24-6 record on the season, including a 0-15-3 mark in ECAC Hockey play. Kathryn Tomaselli leads the team with seven goals and 10 points, and a trio of Union skaters has five assists. In goal, Melissa Black has appeared in 27 games, and she boasts a 2.58 goals against average with a .935 save percentage.

Inside the Matchup
Harvard has never lost to Union, and is a perfect 25-0-0 in series history. Over that span, the Crimson has notched 20 shutouts while scoring 137 goals. The 25-game win streak is Harvard's longest against any opponent.

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

Full House
At its annual White-Out Bright-Landry game Feb. 6, Harvard broke its women's hockey attendance record with 2,118 fans.

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 13 goals and 31 points, while junior Sydney Daniels has 13 goals and 21 points. D'Oench has dished a team-best 18 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 443-186-40 (.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.

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 closes the ECAC Hockey regular season with road contests at No. 10/10 Colgate and Cornell Feb. 19-20.