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Love Part of East's Winning Effort at Inaugural NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge

Love Part of East's Winning Effort at Inaugural NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge

April 7, 2006

MILWAUKEE - Yale senior goaltender Sarah Love (Bayfield, Ont.) was part a winning effort by the East in the inaugural NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge Friday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Love shined in the rapid fire shooting competition, stopping 20 of 24 shots (one behind women's leader Marisa Hourihan of Northeastern). Her performance helped her team earn a point in that category en route to victory over the West.

The competitions included puck control relay, fastest skater, hardest shot, rapid fire shooting and penalty shot. The competition was held in an East versus West format with each team having six male position players, six female position players, two male goaltenders and two female goaltenders. Players were selected by representatives from the American College Hockey Coaches Association, the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee and the National Youth Sports Corporation.

After the five scheduled events the score was tied at nine points each and a lengthy penalty-shot shootout was held. The only shot Love faced in the shootout went wide. Colgate's Allison Paiano netted the winner in the seventh round for the East victory.

Love concluded her career as Yale's all-time leader in save percentage (.914), goals-against average (2.68) and shutouts (12). She also finished second to All-American Laurie Belliveau in saves (3,088).

Love also holds the school single-season save percentage (.931, 2003-04) and goals-against average (2.25, 2003-04) records.

report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity