Women’s Hockey Travels to No. 9/9 Colgate for ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals

Game Notes

            Harvard at No. 9/9 Colgate
Feb. 26-28, 2016
3 p.m. | 7 p.m. | 4 p.m. (if nec.)
Starr Arena
Patriot League Network
Kenny Copps
Harvard leads, 28-1-2
W, 3-2 (Feb. 19, 2016)
Harvard | Colgate

Harvard took both games from Colgate during the regular season (Billie Weiss).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With the regular season in the books, Harvard women's hockey travels to No. 9/9 Colgate for the first round of the ECAC Hockey playoffs Friday-Sunday, Feb. 26-28. The Crimson finished with the fifth-best record in conference play, two points behind the Raiders.

All three games will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.

The First Line
Miye D'Oench and Sydney Daniels lead the Crimson attack with 35 and 27 points, respectively. Daniels holds the team lead with 17 goals while D'Oench holds the top mark in assists with 21.The duo has potted 60 percent of the Crimson goals over the past 10 games.

• Daniels has scored twice in five of the past nine games, and was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Feb. 16. The junior has eight multi-goal games in her career.

• Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer has 635 saves on the season, equaling the seventh most in a single season in program history entering the weekend. Maschmeyer is Harvard's career leader with 2,448.

• Harvard is 27-1-2 all-time against Colgate, and enters Friday winners of 15 in a row in the series. The Crimson outscored the Raiders by five combined goals, 9-4, in the two meetings this season.

Three Cheers
Harvard is 12-0-1 in 2015-16 when scoring at least three goals, and is 34-1-1 since the start of last season when potting a trio of scores. The team last netted three against Colgate on Friday, Feb. 19 at Starr Rink.

That's High Praise
Following an explosive week offensively, junior forward Sydney Daniels was selected as the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Feb. 16. Daniels tallied four goals and six points on the week, helping to lead Harvard to a 2-0-1 record. The Southwick, Massachusetts native kicked off the week Feb. 9 when she scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the Beanpot consolation against Boston University, the latter coming with just 58 seconds remaining in regulation. Daniels followed the performance with a second two-goal outing against Union on Saturday, Feb. 13, netting the game-winner and tallying an unassisted, shorthanded goal to put an exclamation point on the victory.

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

Last Time Out

Falling in overtime after overcoming a two-goal deficit, Harvard women's hockey dropped a heartbreaker to Cornell, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Lynah Rink.

Junior Sydney Daniels tallied both of the Harvard goals, netting a brace for the fifth time in nine outings. Senior Miye D'Oench assisted both goals, while junior Briana Mastel was also credited an assist. Senior Emerance Maschmeyer tallied 15 saves in goal.

Early Impact
Harvard is 12-2-2 in 2015-16 when a freshman tallies a point. Grace Zarzecki leads all first-year skaters with nine goals and 14 points, while defenseman Kaitlin Tse has tallied one goal and seven assists.

Plus Over Minus
Senior defenseman Michelle Picard passed the century mark in plus/minus against Union Feb. 13, and now sits at +103 for her career.

Harvard swept its way through the ECAC Hockey playoffs a year ago, toppling Yale twice before taking out Quinnipiac and Cornell in Potsdam, New York. The Crimson scored 14 goals over four games in the tournament a year ago. 

Survive and Advance
Harvard has advanced to the ECAC Hockey final four in each of the past 17 seasons, winning the event six times. The Crimson captured three tournaments in a row from 2004-06, outscoring its opponents 14-5 over the span.

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
23. Sydney Daniels
27. Mary Parker




1. Julie Chu '07
21. Miye D'Oench           
32. Mary Parker
37. Michelle Picard


Feature Video: Women's Hockey Honors Angela Ruggiero

Scouting Colgate
Colgate claims a 20-7-7 record on the season and finished 12-5-5 in ECAC Hockey play. Ranked ninth nationally, the Raiders offense is led by Freshman Bailey Larson, who leads the team with 29 points, netting 10 goals and a team-high 19 assists. Senior Ashlynne Rando has spent the most time in goal, posting a 2.05 goals-against average and .926 save percentage in 18 starts.

Inside the Matchup
Harvard is 28-1-2 in the all-time series against Colgate and is riding a 15-game win streak against the Raiders. During the span, Harvard has outscored Colgate, 59-15, with six shutouts. Harvard has never met Colgate in the ECAC Hockey postseason.

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.

Nose for the Net
Junior Sydney Daniels tallied nine goals against Ancient Eight opponents, giving her the top total in the Ivy League. Daniels closed Ivy play with multi-goal outings against Princeton, Yale and Cornell.

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 445-187-41 (.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?
With a pair of wins at Colgate, Harvard will advance to the ECAC Hockey tournament semifinals. The host site will be determined by the highest seed remaining following the quarterfinal stage.