The 2011–12 Hockey East women's ice hockey season marked the continuation of the annual tradition of competitive ice hockey among Hockey East members.


CIS ExhibitionEdit

Date NCAA school CIS school Score NCAA goal scorers
Oct. 1 Vermont McGill McGill, 3-2Delia McNally, Meghan Huertas[1]

Regular seasonEdit

News and notesEdit


  • In her Boston University Terriers debut on September 30, 2011, Isabel Menard logged three assists against North Dakota.[2] The following day (also against North Dakota), Menard scored her first goal as a Terrier.[3]


  • November 3: The Vermont Catamounts won their first ever game at New Hampshire by a 4-1 tally at the Whittemore Center.[4] Catamounts goalie Roxanne Douville made 33 saves, while freshman Amanda Pelkey notched a goal and an assist.
  • November 18: Minnesota skater Amanda Kessel registered 5 points as the Golden Gophers defeated the New Hampshire Wildcats by an 11-0 tally. New Hampshire starting goalie Jenn Gilligan made 27 saves but allowed eight goals in two periods. She was replaced by Moe Bradley in the third period. Bradley stopped 11 of 14 shots as the Wildcats suffered their worst loss in the 35 year history of the program.[5]
  • November 26: New Hampshire Wildcats player Nicole Gifford scored the first hat trick of her career[6] as the Wildcats defeated the Princeton Tigers by a 3-1 mark. The Wildcats improved to 38-5-2 lifetime against Princeton.[7]


  • December 22: In recognition of the ten-year anniversary of the Women's Hockey East Association, the Friars announced their Providence Hockey East All-Decade Team. Six forwards, five defenders and two goalies were honored.[8]
Player Position Class of:
Jenn Butsch Forward2003
Ashley Payton Forward2006
Darlene Stephenson Forward2004
Karen Thatcher Forward2006
Sonny Watrous Forward2007
Rush Zimmerman Forward2005
Kristen Gigliotti Defense2007
Kelli Halcisak Defense2004
Erin Normore Defense2009
Meredith Roth Defense2004
Kathleen Smith Defense2008
Jana Bugden Goaltender2007
Genevieve Lacasse Goaltender2012


  • January 10: The Dartmouth Big Green and Providence Friars played each other in an outdoor game at Fenway Park in Boston. Providence skater Brooke Simpson scored her first career NCAA goal.[9] With 1:14 remaining in regulation, Big Green forward Camille Dumais scored the game winning goal on Providence netminder Genevieve Lacasse as the Big Green prevailed by a 3-2 mark.[10]
  • January 22: Maine hosted Providence College for the Sixth Annual Hockey East Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer event. The Black Bears bested the Friars in an overtime finish by a 3-2 mark. Maine improved to 13-8-6 on the season and 7-6-2 in Hockey East play. Maine goals were scored by Brianne Kilgour, Brittany Dougherty and Danielle Ward. Mary Dempsey from the Patrick Dempsey Cancer Center participated in the ceremonial puck drop. Commemorative game jerseys with pink color were auctioned off after the game. In addition, the team participated in an autograph session in which all fans received a signed team photo.[11]
  • January 25: Kerrin Sperry recorded her first shutout of the season as she logged 30 saves. In addition, Isabel Menard logged the 100th point of her NCAA career as the Terriers prevailed over the rival Boston College Eagles by a 6-0 tally.[12]
  • January 29: The Huskies participated in the annual Hockey East Skating Strides game at the Freitas Ice Forum. Against the Providence Friars, the Huskies were defeated by a 5-2 mark. With the loss, the Huskies fell to 3-18-7 overall. The Huskies ended up being swept in the season series. In a pre-game ceremony, UConn presented Hockey East Associate Commissioner Kathy Winters with a donation of $10,000, representing the Friends of Mel Foundation. Of note, the Huskies set a program-record for funds raised in the Skating Strides event.[13]


  • February 11: Before the match against the Eagles, Connecticut announced the Connecticut Hockey East All-Decade Team (in commemoration of Hockey East’s 10th Anniversary). The forwards named included: Jennifer Chaisson, Jaclyn Hawkins and Tiffany Owens. The honored defenders included Cristin Allen and Natalie Vibert. Kaitlyn Shain was named All-Decade goaltender.[14]
  • February 17: Northeastern ended their 13 year Beanpot championship drought when Casey Pickett scored the game winning goal in overtime past Boston University goaltender Kerrin Sperry. The Huskies prevailed by a 4-3 tally with the other Huskies goals scored by Kendall Coyne, Lucie Povova, and Sonia St. Martin. Huskies goaltender Florence Schelling made a season best 43 saves to claim her 17th win of the season.[15]


Overall Conference
Boston College 14 9 4 1 19 43 29 8 5 2 1 22 14
Providence 17 6 8 3 15 44 43 9 5 3 1 30 21
Northeastern 14 10 4 0 20 48 25 7 5 2 0 20 12
Maine 18 9 5 4 22 8 4 3 1 26 23
Boston University 5 4 1 0 17 10
Connecticut 7 2 5 0 11 16
Vermont 16 2 10 4 8 30 61 8 2 6 0 15 27
New Hampshire 6 0 5 1 6 24
Championship: To Be Determined
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Current rankings: Division I women's poll
*Rankings based on number of wins in the conference

In-season honorsEdit

Players of the weekEdit

Week Player of the week
September 26 Danielle Ward, Maine[16]
October 3 Jenn Wakefield, Boston University[17]
October 10 Jenn Wakefield, Boston University
Danielle Ward, Maine[18]
October 17 Casey Pickett, Northeastern and Taylor Wasylk, Boston College (tie)[19]
October 24 Emily Field, Boston College[20]
October 31 Brittany Dougherty, Maine[21]
November 7 Laura Veharanta, Providence[22]
November 14 Casey Pickett, Northeastern[23]
November 21 Kayla Tutino, Boston University[24]
November 28 Nicole Anderson, Providence
Dru Burns, Boston College)[25]
December 5 Kendall Coyne, Northeastern [26]
December 12 Alexandra Carpenter, Boston College[27]
January 9 Mary Restuccia, Boston College[28]
January 16 Kristina Lavoie, New Hampshire[29]
January 23 Jenn Wakefield, Boston University[30]
January 30 Kristina Lavoie, New Hampshire[31]
Kristin Sperry, Boston University
February 6 Ashley Cottrell, Providence[32]
February 13
February 20
February 27 Jenn Wakefield, Boston University[33]

Defensive players of the weekEdit

Week Player of the week
September 26 Melissa Gagnon, Maine
October 3 Kerrin Sperry, Boston University
October 10 Florence Schelling, Northeastern
October 17 Jenn Gilligan, New Hampshire
October 24 Nicole Paniccia, Connecticut
October 31 Brittany Ott, Maine
November 7 Florence Schelling, Northeastern
Kerrin Sperry, Boston University (tie)
November 14 Florence Schelling, Northeastern
November 21 Corinne Boyles, Boston College
November 28 Brittany Ott, Maine
December 5 Corinne Boyles, Boston College
Florence Schelling, Northeastern (tie)
December 12 Florence Schelling, Northeastern
January 9 Nina Riley, Providence
January 16 Brittany Ott, Maine
January 23 Kendall Coyne, Northeastern
January 30 Genevieve Lacasse, Providence
February 6 Florence Schelling, Northeastern
February 13
February 20
February 27 Genevieve Lacasse, Providence

Rookies of the weekEdit

Week Player of the week
September 26 Jennifer More, Maine
October 3 Heather Kashman, New Hampshire
October 10 Alex Carpenter, Boston College
October 17 Kayla Tutino, Boston University
October 24 Beth Hanrahan, Providence
Lucie Povova, Northeastern
October 31 Kendall Coyne, Northeastern
November 7 Amanda Pelkey, Vermont
November 14 Tori Pasquariello, Maine
November 21 Emily Snodgrass, Connecticut
November 28 Kendall Coyne, Northeastern
December 5 Kayla Campero, Connecticut
December 12 Jenna Lascelle, New Hampshire
January 9 Kayla Tutino, Boston University
January 16 Jennifer More, Maine
January 23 Brittany Ott, Maine
Florence Schelling, Northeastern
January 30 Amanda Pelkey, Vermont
February 6 Emily Snodgrass, Connecticut
February 13
February 20
February 27 Kayla Tutino, Boston University

Team of the weekEdit

Week Player of the week
September 26 Maine Black Bears
October 3 New Hampshire Wildcats
October 10 Maine Black Bears
October 10 Boston College Eagles
October 17
October 24 Boston College Eagles
October 31 Maine Black Bears
November 7 Providence Friars
November 14 Providence Friars
November 21 Boston College Eagles
November 28 Maine Black Bears
December 5 Northeastern Huskies
December 12
January 9 Boston University Terriers
January 16 Maine Black Bears
January 23 Northeastern Huskies
January 30 Boston University Terriers
February 6 Providence Friars
February 13
February 20
February 27 Boston University Terriers

Monthly awardsEdit

Player of the monthEdit

Month Player of the month
October 2011 Jennifer Wakefield, Boston University[34]
November 2011 Kendall Coyne, Northeastern [35]
December 2011 Kendall Coyne, Northeastern[36]
January 2012 Jennifer Wakefield, Boston University[37]
February 2012

Goaltender of the monthEdit

Month Player of the month
October 2011 Florence Schelling, Northeastern
November 2011 Corinne Boyles, Boston College
December 2011 Corinne Boyles, Boston College
January 2012 Brittany Ott, Maine
February 2012

Rookie of the monthEdit

Month Player of the month
October 2011 Alexandra Carpenter, Boston College
November 2011 Tori Pasquariello, Maine
December 2011 Alexandra Carpenter, Boston College
January 2012 Kendall Coyne, Northeastern
February 2012

Hockey East tournamentEdit

Round DateTeamsArenaFinal scoreNotes
QuarterfinalsFeb. 25 No. 5 Maine at No. 4 Providence College Schneider Arena, Providence, R.I.
QuarterfinalsFeb. 26 No. 6 New Hampshire at No. 3 Boston University Walter Brown Arena, Boston, Mass.
SemifinalsMar. 3 Lowest seed vs. No. 1 Northeastern Kennedy Rink, Hyannis Youth and Community Center
SemifinalsMar. 3 Highest seed vs. No. 2 Boston College Kennedy Rink, Hyannis Youth and Community Center
FinalsMar. 4 Kennedy Rink, Hyannis Youth and Community Center

Hockey East 10th Anniversary TeamEdit

On February 29, 2012, Hockey East named its 10th Anniversary Team, along with a group of Honorable Mention players.

Position Player HEA school Final season
GoalieChanda GunnNortheastern 2004
GoalieMolly Schaus Boston College 2011
Defense Cristin AllenConnecticut 2010
Defense Kacey Bellamy New Hampshire 2009
DefenseMartine Garland New Hampshire 2008
Defense Kelly Halcisak Providence 2004
ForwardSam Haber New Hampshire 2009
ForwardKelly Paton New Hampshire 2010
ForwardKelli Stack Boston College 2011
ForwardKaren ThatcherProvidence 2006
ForwardJennifer WakefieldBoston University 2012

Honorable mentionEdit

Position Player HEA school Final season
GoalieFlorence SchellingNortheastern 2012
Defense Courtney Birchard New Hampshire 2011
DefenseKristin GigliottiProvidence 2007
DefenseMaggie Taverna Boston College 2009
DefenseTara WatchornBoston University 2012
ForwardJaclyn HawkinsConnecticut 2008
ForwardJenn Hitchcock New Hampshire 2008
ForwardAllie Thunstrom Boston College 2010

See alsoEdit



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