2011–12 Maine Black Bears women's ice hockey season

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2011–12 Maine Black Bears women's ice hockey season
Conference Hockey East
Home ice Alfond Arena
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Not ranked
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Not ranked
Record
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Maria Lewis
Captain(s) Dawn Sullivan
Alternate captain(s) Ashley Norum

In the 2011–12 Maine Black Bears women's ice hockey season they will attempt to win their first NCAA Women's Frozen Four title. Head coach Maria Lewis returns for her second season. Lewis led the Black Bears to the Hockey East Tournament in the previous season and helped the Black Bears double their win total from the previous season. The Black Bears return 14 letterwinners for the season (nine forwards, three defenders, two goaltenders). Dawn Sullivan will serve as the Black Bears captain. In the past season, she registered eight goals and nine assists for 17 points.

Offseason[edit]

  • Sept 20/11: The Hockey East Preseason coaches poll was released and the Black Bears were selected to finish in eighth place. The team received 18 points in the poll overall.[1]

Recruiting[edit]

Player Position Height Nationality Hometown Former team
Megan Menotti Defense 5-4  United States Vernon Hills, IL Chicago Misson
Brittney Hunneke Defense 5-7  United States Hastings, MN Hastings High School
Jessica Hall Defense 5-6  Canada Ingersoll, ON KW Rangers
Tori Pasquariello Forward 5-7  Canada Mississauga, ON Brampton Thunder
Jennifer More Forward 5-3  Canada Deloraine, MB Notre Dame
Katy Massey Forward 5-1  United States Waterville, ME Waterville High School Varsity Boys
Nikola Tomigova Forward 5-6  Czech Republic Smrzice, Czech Republic Wyoming Seminary
Meghann Treacy Goaltender 5-9  United States Peekskill, NY Williston Northampton

Regular season[edit]

  • 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.[2]
  • February 4–5: Maine enjoyed a series sweep versus the Vermont Catamounts. Brittany Dougherty accumulated a total of three points (two goals and an assist), while Dawn Sullivan earned an assist in the February 4 contest (a 4-1 win), and scored the game-winning goal the following day. Other skaters with notable performances included Danielle Ward scoring a goal on February 4, and earning two assists on February 5 (a 3-0 win), while Tori Pasquariello, scored two goals in the 4-1 win. Goaltender Brittany Ott made a total of 43 saves in the sweep.[3]
  • Versus the Northeastern Huskies on February 11, 2012, Brittany Ott notched the 2,000th career save of her NCAA career.[4]

Standings[edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 Boston College 16 11 3 2 24 41 29 28 18 7 3 76 55
#7 Northeastern 16 11 3 2 24 52 23 28 17 6 3 88 42
Boston University 16 9 7 0 18 46 38 28 15 12 1 78 74
Providence 16 8 7 1 17 47 36 29 11 15 3 74 70
Maine 15 7 6 2 16 42 37 27 13 8 6 81 65
New Hampshire 15 4 9 2 10 27 51 28 10 15 3 62 100
Vermont 15 3 10 2 8 26 50 26 4 16 6 47 95
Connecticut 15 2 10 3 7 20 37 28 3 18 7 42 81
Championship: To Be Determined
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
National rankings:[1] Conference rankings:[2]
Updated February 2nd, 2012

*Rankings based on number of points in the conference

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Time Score Record
Sep. 23 Sacred Heart 7:00 PM
Sep. 24 Sacred Heart 3:00 PM
Oct. 7 at Quinnipiac 7:00 PM
Oct. 8 at Quinnipiac 1:00 PM
Oct. 14 Bemidji St. 7:00 PM
Oct. 15 Bemidji St. 5:00 PM
Oct. 21 at Connecticut 7:00 PM
Oct. 22 at Connecticut 2:00 PM
Oct. 28 Northeastern 2:00 PM
Oct. 30 at Boston College TBA
Nov. 5 at Providence 1:00 PM
Nov. 6 at Providence 2:00 PM
Nov. 12 Niagara 2:00 PM
Nov. 13 Niagara 12:00 PM
Nov. 18 Brown 7:00 PM
Nov. 19 Brown 3:00 PM
Nov. 23 at Vermont 2:00 PM
Nov. 25 at New Hampshire 7:00 PM
Dec. 3 Boston College 7:00 PM
Dec. 4 Boston College 3:00 PM
Dec. 9 at Union 7:00 PM
Dec. 10 at Union 2:00 PM
Jan. 8 Boston U. 3:00 PM
Jan. 14 at Boston U. 3:00 PM
Jan. 15 at Boston U. 3:00 PM
Jan. 20 Connecticut 2:00 PM
Jan. 22 Providence 3:00 PM
Feb. 4 Vermont 2:00 PM 4-1
Feb. 5 Vermont 3:00 PM 3-0
Feb. 11 at Northeastern 2:00 PM
Feb. 12 at Northeastern 2:00 PM
Feb. 18 New Hampshire
Feb. 19 New Hampshire 3:00 PM

Conference record[edit]

Hockey East tournament[edit]

Round Date Opponent Arena Final score Notes
Quarterfinals Feb. 25 No. 5 Maine at No. 4 Providence College Schneider Arena, Providence, R.I.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Melissa Gagnon, Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of September 26, 2011)
  • Jennifer More, Hockey East Rookie of the Week (Week of September 26, 2011)
  • Jennifer More, Hockey East Rookie of the Week (Week of January 16. 2012)
  • Ashley Norum, Nominee, 2012 Hockey Humanitarian Award[5]
  • Brittany Ott, Hockey East Goaltender of the Week (Week of November 28, 2011)[6]
  • Brittany Ott, Hockey East Goaltender of the Week (Week of January 16. 2012)[7]
  • Brittany Ott, Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 23, 2012)[8]
  • Danielle Ward, Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of September 26, 2011)[9]
  • Maine Black Bears, Hockey East Team of the Week (Week of September 26, 2011)
  • Maine Black Bears, Hockey East Team of the Week (Week of November 28, 2011)
  • Maine Black Bears, Hockey East Team of the Week (Week of January 16. 2012)

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