2011–12 Connecticut Huskies women's ice hockey season

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2011–12 Connecticut Huskies women's ice hockey season
Conference ECAC
Home ice Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Not ranked
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Not ranked
Record
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Heather Linstad

The Connecticut Huskies women's ice hockey team will represent the University of Connecticut in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Huskies will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time in school history.

Offseason[edit]

  • June 9: Huskies head coach Heather Linstad was appointed head coach of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team. She will be assisted by Huskies assistant coach Hilary Witt and Minnesota assistant Joel Johnson. Linstad will participate at the USA Hockey Women's National Festival from August 10 to 17. In addition, she will participate in a three-game series versus Canada in Rockland, Ontario (from Aug. 18-21). Her final involvement will involve the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's U18 Championship in early January.[1]

Recruiting[edit]

Player Nationality Position Former team
Christie Brauer Forward  United States
Kayla Campero Forward  United States
Rachel Farrel Forward  United States
Caitlin Hewes Defense  United States
Sarah MacDonnell Forward  Canada
Silvana Moccia Goaltender  United States
Emily Snodgrass Forward  United States

Exhibition[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time Score
09/23/11 vs. McGill Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET 2-2

Regular season[edit]

The Huskies willplay in the Nutmeg Classic on November 25 and 26.

  • Nov. 19: Emily Snodgrass scored her first career multi goal game in a 4-2 loss to the Boston College Eagles.[2] With the win, the Huskies snapped a 12-period streak without scoring a goal. The loss tied a program record with six straight losses, dating back to the Huskies first season in 2000-'01.
  • November 20: The Huskies snapped a six game losing streak with a 3-0 win over Vermont. Goaltender Nicole Paniccia earned her second shutout of the season.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • 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. Goalie Kaitlyn Shain was named All-Decade goaltender.[5]

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 Location Time Score
09/30/11 vs. RPI Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET 3-3
10/01/11 vs. RPI Storrs, Conn. 3:00 p.m. ET 0-1
10/08/11 at St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. 1:00 p.m. ET 1-4
10/09/11 at Clarkson Potsdam, N.Y. 1:00 p.m. ET
10/14/11 vs. Minnesota Duluth Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET
10/15/11 vs. Minnesota Duluth Storrs, Conn. 4:00 p.m. ET
10/21/11 vs. Maine Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET
10/22/11 vs. Maine Storrs, Conn. 2:00 p.m. ET
10/28/11 at Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
10/29/11 at Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. 4:00 p.m. ET
11/04/11 at Northeastern Boston, Mass. 7:00 p.m. ET
11/05/11 vs. Northeastern Storrs, Conn. 4:00 p.m. ET
11/12/11 vs. Providence Storrs, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET
11/19/11 at Boston University Boston, Mass. 3:00 p.m. ET
11/20/11 vs. Vermont Storrs, Conn. 2:00 p.m. ET
11/25/11 vs. Quinnipiac (Nutmeg Classic) Storrs, Conn. 4:00 p.m. ET 2-4
11/26/11 vs. Yale
(Nutmeg Classic Consolation Game)
Storrs, Conn. 4:00 p.m. ET
12/03/11 at Vermont Burlington, Vt. 2:00 p.m. ET
12/04/11 at Vermont Burlington, Vt. 2:00 p.m. ET
01/03/12 vs. Harvard Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET
01/07/12 vs. Brown Storrs, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET
01/10/12 vs. Union Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET
01/13/12 at New Hampshire Durham, N.H. 7:00 p.m. ET
01/14/12 at New Hampshire Durham, N.H. 4:00 p.m. ET
01/20/12 at Maine Orono, Maine 2:00 p.m. ET
01/22/12 vs. Boston College Storrs, Conn. 2:00 p.m. ET
01/28/12 at Providence Providence, R.I. 2:00 p.m. ET
01/29/12 vs. Providence Storrs, Conn. 2:00 p.m. ET
02/04/12 at Northeastern Boston, Mass. 2:00 p.m. ET
02/05/12 vs. New Hampshire Storrs, Conn. 2:00 p.m. ET
02/11/12 vs. Boston College Storrs, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET
02/12/12 at Boston College Boston, Mass. 2:00 p.m. ET
02/18/12 vs. Boston University Storrs, Conn. 2:00 p.m. ET
02/19/12 at Boston University Boston, Mass. 3:00 p.m. ET

Conference record[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Nicole Paniccia, Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of October 24, 2011)[6]
  • Emily Snodgrass, Hockey East Rookie of the Week (Week of November 21, 2011)[7]

Hockey East 10th Anniversary Team[edit]

  • Cristin Allen, selection
  • Jaclyn Hawkins, Honorable Mention[8]

References[edit]