Tuesday Night Hockey! Yale Hosts No. 6 BU at Ingalls

Aleca Hughes. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Nov. 24, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - After a 10-day break, Yale looks to get back in the win column with a mid-week game against Hockey East foe BU. The Terriers bring a 10-game unbeaten streak, the second longest in the country, to Ingalls.

Yale Drops a Pair of ECAC Hockey Road Games
The last time out, Yale dropped a pair of ECAC Hockey games at Colgate (4-2) and at Cornell (3-0). Senior forward Crysti Howser (Wilmette, Ill.) and senior defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) accounted for Yale's goals.

Bulldogs Among National Leaders
Senior forward Crysti Howser (Wilmette, Ill.) is eighth in the country in points per game (11 in seven games) and tied for 11th in goals per game (six in seven games). Sophomore forward Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) is 16th in points per game (10 in seven games) and 17th in assists per game (six in seven games). Senior defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) is tied for seventh in points per game among defensemen (six in seven games), while junior defenseman Alyssa Clarke (Donkin, N.S.) is 15th (five in seven games). Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) is 13th in points per game among rookies (six in seven games).

The Yale-BU Series
This will be the first meeting between these two teams since BU moved to Division I in 2005-06. The Bulldogs were 10-3 against the Terriers from 1978-86 when BU was a club team.

Scouting BU
The Terriers are seventh in the country in scoring defense, allowing only 1.77 goals per game. Senior goaltender Allyse Wilcox, a New England Hockey Writers Division I All-Star selection last year, is seventh in the country in save percentage (.937). Wilcox was selected to participate in USA Hockey's U-22 camp in 2007. Junior forward Melissa Anderson leads the team in scoring (3-12-15), while sophomore forward Lauren Cherewyk and senior forward Gina Kearns are tied for the team lead in goals with seven.

Bulldogs Busy Before Break
The Bulldogs will play four games in a 10-day span before getting another long break - they will have 26 days off for exams and the holidays before the second half of the season starts Dec. 30.

Hockey East Connection
Other than a pair of games at the Nutmeg Classic, five of Yale's seven non-ECAC Hockey games are against Hockey East opponents. The Bulldogs opened up at New Hampshire and will travel to Northeastern, head coach Hilary Witt's alma mater, in January. BC, BU and Providence (associate head coach Kim Mathias' alma mater) all come to Ingalls Rink in the next two months.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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