Jan. 7, 2012
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The Boston University women’s hockey team will open the second semester on Sunday afternoon when the Terriers head north for a road contest against Maine. Puck drop is slated for 3 p.m.
The tilt will be the first of three consecutive contests between the two teams, as Maine will visit Walter Brown Arena for a pair of games the following weekend. BU (10-9-1, 5-4-0 WHEA) is fourth in Hockey East, while Maine (10-7-5, 4-5-0 WHEA) is in fifth place, just one point behind the Terriers.
BU will look to bounce back from a 4-1 loss against Northeastern on Dec. 7 that concluded the first semester. One bright spot in that game was freshman Kayla Tutino’s team-leading 11th goal of the season. Jenn Wakefield assisted on Tutino’s tally, which gave the senior captain her 13th assist and 23rd point of the season, each mark good for tops on the team.
The Terriers will be without two of their key contributors, as junior forward Isabel Menard and senior defenseman Tara Watchorn are representing Canada at the Meco Cup, an under-22 tournament in Germany. The pair has been fantastic in its time overseas, with Menard assisting on a Watchorn goal in a 6-0 win over Switzerland on Friday.
Maine boasts one of top offenses in the conference that includes three of the top six point getters in Hockey East. Junior Brittany Dougherty is fifth in the league with 22 points and third in the league with 11 goals. Senior forwards Myriam Croussette (10g, 9a) and Danielle Ward (9g, 10a) each have 19 points, which puts them in sixth place among Hockey East skaters.
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