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Women's Hockey to Face No. 2 Harvard & Dartmouth

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 01/08/2013
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   Game 19: Princeton at Harvard
  Gametime Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. l  Bright Hockey Center
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  Series Info Record: Harvard leads 41-29-4 (began 1/11/80)
  Last Year: Princeton 3-0 win, Harvard 10-1 win
  Records Princeton (6-10-2, 2-8-2), Harvard (11-1-1, 9-0)
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   Game 20: Princeton at Dartmouth
  Gametime Saturday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. l  Thompson Arena
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  Series Info Record: Princeton leads 37-29-5 (began 1/30/80)
  Last Year: 2-2 Tie, Princeton 2-1 win
  Records Princeton (6-10-2, 2-8-2), Dartmouth (9-5-2, 4-4-1)
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PRINCETON, N.J. (1/8/13) - The Princeton women's hockey team picks up the ECAC Hockey schedule traveling to No. 2 Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend. The Crimson hosts Princeton on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m., while the Big Green host on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.

Eye on the Tigers
Princeton enters the weekend with a 6-10-2 overall record after splitting last week's series with Connecticut. The Tigers are 2-8-2 in ECAC Hockey. The team welcomes back head coach Jeff Kampersal and goalie Kimberly Newell after the pair earned the silver and gold at the Women's U-18 Championships. Senior Corey Stearns leads the team in scoring with 21 points on four goals and 17 assists. Senior Kelly Cooke has a team-high 11 goals and five assists for 16 points. Junior Sally Butler has raked in five goals and six assists for 11 points. Junior Olivia Mucha, senior Alex Kinney, sophomore Brianna Leahy and junior Rose Alleva all have eight points apiece. Newell has a 5-9-2 record, a .906 save percentage and a 3.26 goals against average.

Princeton vs. Harvard
Harvard leads the series, 42-29-4 since it began exactly 33 years ago on Jan. 11, 1980. Last year Princeton won a 3-0 game at home in January, before Harvard won 10-1 in February. The teams met again in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Tournament with the Crimson winning 5-3 and 4-3. Harvard won a 9-1 game earlier this season at Hobey Baker Rink.

Scouting the Crimson
With an 11-1-1 record, Harvard is ranked No. 2 in the nation. The Crimson are in sole possession of first place in the ECAC Hockey standings with an undefeated 9-0 record. Harvard averages 4.31 goals per game and holds team's to 0.77, the fourth-best scoring offense and second-best scoring defense in the nation. The team's penalty kill unit has only allowed two goals on 42 chances, while the power play ranks behind Princeton at 17.8 percent (8/45). The league's leading scorer Jillian Dempsey has 16 goals and 15 assists for 31 points. Junior Lyndsey Fry has 19 points on nine goals and 10 assists. Junior Kalley Armstrong and freshman Mary Parker add 11 points apiece. Sophomore Sarah Edney is the leading scorer from the blueline with two goals and eight assists. Senior Laura Bellamy leads the nation in save percentage at .967, and goals against with a 0.60 AA. Freshman Emerance Maschmeyer isn't far down the list as she has appeared in six games and has a 5-0-1 mark with a 0.99 GAA and a .943 sace percentage.

Princeton vs. Dartmouth
Princeton leads the series with Dartmouth 37-30-5 since they began playing in 1980. The Tigers have won just six times at Thompson Arena, including a 2-1 win in the teams' last meeting last February. Dartmouth won the first meeting this year, 3-1 in October.

Scouting the Big Green
Dartmouth enters with weekend with an 9-5-2 record and 4-4-1 league record. The Big Green split last weekend, falling 2-1 to RPI and defeating Union 6-0 on the road. The team played Vermont in a mid-week game this week, winning 4-2. Seniors Reagan Fischer and Camille Dumais lead the team in scoring with eight goals each. Fischer adds nine assists for 17 points, while Dumais has seven helpers for 15 points. Freshman Laura Stacey has 13 points on four goals and nine assists, while senior Jenna Hobeika has 12 points on four goals and eight assists. Junior Lindsay Holdcroft has started in goal in all but two games. She has a 8-4-2 record with a .906 save percentage and a 2.24 GAA.

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