Feb. 19, 2009
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's hockey program says goodbye to its eight seniors this weekend with games against Quinnipiac (Friday, 7:00 p.m., Yale All*Access, GameTracker) and Princeton (Saturday, 4:00 p.m., WYBC 1340 AM, Yale All*Access, GameTracker). With two games left, the Bulldogs still have some accomplishments within reach. Wins in each of the remaining games would give the team 13 wins for the season, which would be third all-time at Yale. The senior class currently has 48 career wins, and one more would give the Class of 2009 sole possession of third among all classes in Yale history.
This will be the third meeting between the Bulldogs and the Bobcats this season. Yale beat Quinnipiac 2-0 at the Nutmeg Classic in November, a game that did not count in the ECAC Hockey standings. Sophomore goalie Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) made 17 saves for the shutout, while junior defenseman Alyssa Clarke (Donkin, N.S.) and senior forward Crysti Howser (Wilmette, Ill.) scored goals. The Bulldogs also beat the Bobcats 2-1 at TD Banknorth Sports Center three weeks ago, with freshman forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) notching the game-winner with three seconds left. Senior defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) also scored, and freshman goalie Genny Ladiges (Almonte, Ont.) made 16 saves.
Yale rallied from a 1-0 deficit and a 2-1 deficit, but Princeton ultimately prevailed 3-2 on a third-period goal by defenseman Katherine Dineen when these two teams met at Baker Rink three weeks ago. Freshman goalie Genny Ladiges (Almonte, Ont.) made 23 saves.
The Bulldogs regrouped after a 2-9 stretch and have five points in their last three games, including a tie vs. RPI and shutout wins over Union and Brown. Junior forward Berit Johnson (Wayzata, Minn.) has a point in three of the last four games, while junior forward Caroline Murphy (Woodstock, Conn.) has four points in the last five games. Sophomore forward Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) has done the bulk of Yale's scoring since late January, registering five goals and seven points in the last nine games.
Class of 2009 Plays Final Games
This will mark the final games for Yale's eight-member senior class: forward Crysti Howser (Wilmette, Ill.), forward Danielle Kozlowski (Melrose, Mass.), defenseman Carlee Ness (Red Deer, Alta.), defenseman Carry Resor (Westwood, Mass.), defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.), forward Kristen Stupay (Ashburn, Va.), forward Sarah Tittman (Chilton, Wisc.) and forward Maggie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn.).
Senior defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) is a nominee for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female college hockey player in the country. Resor is also on the ballot for the East squad at the NCAA Frozen Four Skills Competition, along with Yale men's goalie Alec Richards (Robbinsdale, Minn.) ... Senior forward Crysti Howser (Wilmette, Ill.) is a nominee for the Hockey Humanitarian Award. Howser volunteers with a local soup kitchen, multiple homeless shelters, AIDS Walk New Haven, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, multiple holiday gift giving initiatives and many other community-related causes ... Eight different players have scored game-winning goals for Yale this year ... All 12 of sophomore forward Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.)'s goals have come in conference play, as have all six of Resor's.