2011-12 Women's Ice Hockey News

  • Brown Women’s Ice Hockey Has 12 Players Named To 2011-12 ECAC All-Academic Team
    June 27, 2012
    Brown Women’s Ice Hockey Has 12 Players Named To 2011-12 ECAC All-Academic Team The Brown’s women’s ice hockey team, who was recently honored by the NCAA with a Public Recognition Award after posting a perfect score of 1000 in the APR, the highest among all ECAC Hockey schools, had 12 players named to the 2011-2012 ECAC All-Academic Team. One hundred fifty-five student-athletes representing the ECAC Hockey’s 12 women’s programs were named to the All-Academic team.
  • Bourbeau Announces Women’s Hockey Class of 2016
    June 04, 2012
    Bourbeau Announces Women’s Hockey Class of 2016 Head women’s ice hockey coach Amy Bourbeau has announced the eight-player class of 2016, her first recruiting class at the helm of the Bears. The incoming freshman join a talented group that posted one of the best seasons for Brown in six years, making a run to the ECAC Hockey playoffs.
  • Polenska & Jolin Named 2012-13 Women’s Ice Hockey Captains
    May 10, 2012
    Polenska & Jolin Named 2012-13 Women’s Ice Hockey Captains In preparation for the 2012-13 season, head coach Amy Bourbeau has announced the captains of the Brown Women’s Ice Hockey team. As it was last season, two senior student-athletes will have the “C” sewn on their sweater as Laurie Jolin (Lachine, Quebec) and Alena Polenska (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic) will proudly wear the emblem next year as Bruno looks to improve on one of its best seasons since 2006.
  • Brown Women’s Ice Hockey Announces Team Awards
    May 01, 2012
    Brown Women’s Ice Hockey Announces Team Awards It was a banner year for Brown women’s ice hockey team and the accolades and awards continued as Head coach Amy Bourbeau handed out the 2011 team honors at the squads’ annual banquet. Several individual awards were given including sophomore goaltender Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) earning the Team MVP and senior captain Katelyn Landry receiving the prestigious Panda Cup.
  • Polenska Leads Czech Republic National Team to IIHF World Championship Gold Medal
    April 13, 2012
    Polenska Leads Czech Republic National Team to IIHF World Championship Gold Medal Junior center Alena Polenska (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic), the captain of Czech Republic National Team, helped lead her squad to the Gold Medal in Division I Pool A a the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship in Ventspils, Latvia. With the victory, the team will be promoted to the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship.
  • Moore, Robson Earn ECAC Hockey Honors; Brown Wins Team Award
    March 02, 2012
    Moore, Robson Earn ECAC Hockey Honors; Brown Wins Team Award After one of the best seasons in nearly six years for the Brown women’s ice hockey program, the awards and honors continue to pile up for the Bears. Sophomore goalie Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) was named to the ECAC Hockey third team after she was named one of three finalists for the Goalie of the Year award, while freshman forward Sarah Robson (Mississauga, Ontario) was selected to the All-Rookie Team. Brown was also awarded SKOR Team of the Year Honor.
  • Brown’s Season Comes to an End With 6-0 Loss at No. 3/3 Cornell
    February 25, 2012
    Brown’s Season Comes to an End With 6-0 Loss at No. 3/3 Cornell The third ranked team in the country and the No. 1 overall seed in the ECAC Hockey Playoffs, the Cornell women’s ice hockey team came out fired up in game two to defeat the Brown Bears 6-0 at Lynah Rink on Saturday afternoon. The Bears were playing in the ECAC Hockey playoffs for the first time since 2006.
  • No. 3/3 Cornell Tops Brown In Game One of ECAC Quarterfinals, 4-2
    February 24, 2012
    No. 3/3 Cornell Tops Brown In Game One of ECAC Quarterfinals, 4-2 Facing the No. 1 overall seed in the ECAC Hockey Playoffs and the third ranked team in the country, the Brown women gave Cornell a scare in game one of a best-of-three series, coming back from a 3-0 hole and closing to within a goal; nearly tying it up in the third period, before the Big Red were able to close out the 4-2 win. The two teams will face off in game two tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m., at Lynah Rink.
  • Brown Faces No. 3/3 Cornell in First Round of ECAC Hockey Playoffs
    February 24, 2012
    Brown Faces No. 3/3 Cornell in First Round of ECAC Hockey Playoffs The Brown women’s ice hockey team is back in the ECAC Hockey playoffs for the first time since 2006 and look to pull off the upset versus the conference’s best, in No. 3/3 Cornell. The Bears head up to Ithaca for a best-of-three series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. First-year head coach Amy Bourbeau led Bruno to 14 league points and eight wins overall, the most since the 2005-06 season.
  • Moore Earns First Team All-Ivy Honors
    February 23, 2012
    Moore Earns First Team All-Ivy Honors The awards and accolades continue to accumulate for second-year goaltender Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.), as she was named to the Ivy League All-Conference First Team on Thursday. The award was announced just 24 hours after Moore was named as a finalist for the ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Year award.
  • Moore Named Finalist for ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Year
    February 22, 2012
    Moore Named Finalist for ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Year ECAC Hockey announced the finalists for the 2012 Women’s Goaltender of the Year Award today. Sophomore goalie Aubree Mooore (Bowie, Md.) joined Clarkson’s Erica Howe and Princeton’s Rachel Weber as the three netminders up for the annual honor. The winner will be announced at next week’s postseason banquet in a vote decided on by the conference’s coaches.
  • Dartmouth Edges Brown in Overtime; Bears Clinch Playoff Spot for First Time Since 2006
    February 18, 2012
    Dartmouth Edges Brown in Overtime; Bears Clinch Playoff Spot for First Time Since 2006 For the first time since 1996, a game between the Bears and Big Green at Dartmouth went to overtime, but the it was the Big Green who were able to squeeze out the victory, netting the game-winner with just 22.4 seconds left. Despite the overtime loss, Brown will head to the ECAC Hockey playoffs for the first time since 2006, claiming the final spot over RPI, which fell at Quinnipiac, 5-1.
  • No. 8 Harvard Tops Brown Women's Hockey, 5-1
    February 17, 2012
    No. 8 Harvard Tops Brown Women's Hockey, 5-1 The Brown women’s ice hockey team faced a tough challenge on Friday night at the Bright Hockey Center, taking on the nationally ranked, and No. 2 team in the ECAC, Harvard Crimson. No. 8 Harvard (19-8-1, 16-4-1) scored first in the initial period and used a three goal second to skate past the Bears (8-13-7, 5-12-4), 5-1. Brown’s score came from junior Alena Polenska (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic), who made it a 4-1 game early in the third.
  • Brown Eyes Playoff Spot for First Time Since 2006
    February 17, 2012
    Brown Eyes Playoff Spot for First Time Since 2006 Brown hits the road this weekend with its aim set on the 2012 ECAC Hockey Playoffs. The Bears are currently in a tie for the final spot with RPI, and two points ahead of Colgate. Bruno owns the tiebreaker over both schools. On Friday night, February 17, Brown faces Harvard at 7 p.m., before taking on Dartmouth on Saturday, February 18, at 4 p.m.
  • Welten Honored As ECAC Hockey Mandi Schwartz Scholar Athlete Finalist
    February 13, 2012
    Welten Honored As ECAC Hockey Mandi Schwartz Scholar Athlete Finalist Sophomore forward Vanessa Welten (Toronto, Ontario) was honored by ECAC Hockey as the team’s finalist for the annual Student-Athlete of the Year honor, recently renamed, the Mandi Schwartz Award. The newly named award honors the former Yale women’s ice hockey player who inspired so many in her bout with leukemia.
  • Brown Downs Colgate, 3-2, On Senior Day; Remains in the Hunt For ECAC Hockey Playoffs
    February 11, 2012
    Brown Downs Colgate, 3-2, On Senior Day; Remains in the Hunt For ECAC Hockey Playoffs The Bears did what they had to on Saturday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium, sending their seniors off in style, beating Colgate, 3-2, to remain in the hunt for the final ECAC Hockey playoff spot. Rookie Sarah Robson (Mississauga, Ontario) supplied the offense when they needed it most, netting two goals, including the game-winner on the power play.
  • Brown Plays Final Two Home Games at Meehan Versus No. 3 Cornell and Colgate
    February 10, 2012
    Brown Plays Final Two Home Games at Meehan Versus No. 3 Cornell and Colgate The Brown women’s hockey team returns to Meehan Auditorium for the last time this season as they play two crucial ECAC Hockey games in the fight for the final conference playoff spot. The Bears (7-11-7, 4-10-4) are currently tied for eighth place and the final postseason seed with RPI and are just one point ahead of Colgate. Bruno will face No. 3 Cornell on Friday at 7 p.m., before taking on the Red Raiders on Saturday at 4 p.m.
  • No. 3 Cornell Tops Brown, 5-0
    February 10, 2012
    No. 3 Cornell Tops Brown, 5-0 The Brown women’s ice hockey team took on one of top teams in the country on Friday night at Meehan Auditorium and despite a superb defensive effort from junior goaltender Katie Jamieson (Waterloo, Ontario), the Bears fell to No. 3 Cornell, 5-0.
  • Brown Falls to St. Lawrence, 3-1
    February 04, 2012
    Brown Falls to St. Lawrence, 3-1 The Brown women’s hockey team concluded a long road trip to upstate New York on Saturday afternoon, taking on St. Lawrence at Appelton Arena. Despite 34 saves from sophomore netminder Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) the Bears were topped 3-1.
  • Bears Head to the North Country to Take On ECAC Hockey Foes Clarkson and St. Lawrence
    February 03, 2012
    Bears Head to the North Country to Take On ECAC Hockey Foes Clarkson and St. Lawrence Brown takes one of its longest road trips of the year this weekend, heading to upstate New York to take on two teams that are both receiving votes in the latest polls, and are two of the hottest teams in the ECAC. The Bears (7-9-7, 4-8-4) face Clarkson on Friday, February 3, at 7 p.m., before taking on St. Lawrence on Saturday, February 4, at 4 p.m. Bruno is in a battle with RPI for the final playoff spot as they are tied the Engineers for eighth place with 12 league points.
  • Clarkson Tops Brown 4-3 in Overtime
    February 03, 2012
    Clarkson Tops Brown 4-3 in Overtime Facing a 3-2 disadvantage at Clarkson late in the third quarter, the Brown women’s ice hockey team tallied the game-tying goal with just over four minutes remaining on the score by rookie Sarah Robson (Mississauga, Ontario). In overtime, it was Clarkson who came out on top however, netting the game-winning score on power play with 66 seconds remaining in the game.
  • No. 8/9 Harvard Tops Brown, 3-0
    January 28, 2012
    No. 8/9 Harvard Tops Brown, 3-0 Taking on its second ranked opponent in as many nights, the Brown (7-9-7, 4-8-4 ECAC Hockey) women’s hockey team could not get past Harvard (14-6-1, 11-4-1 ECAC Hockey) and their red-hot goaltender, Laura Bellamy. Bellamy made 18 saves in the contest to pick up her third-straight shutout while the Crimson offense took care of the rest as the Bears fell, 3-0.
  • No. 10 Dartmouth Edges Brown, 3-1
    January 27, 2012
    No. 10 Dartmouth Edges Brown, 3-1 The Brown women’s hockey team began a stretch of eight games to end the season in which they will play seven teams that are either nationally ranked or receiving votes in the latest polls on Friday night, with a matchup against No. 10 Dartmouth at Meehan Auditorium. The Bears scored the first goal of the game jus 2:48 into the contest, but the Big Green responded with two goals in the same stanza, and then added an empty-netter with just over a minute left in regulation to take home the victory, 3-1.
  • Brown Takes On Two Nationally Ranked Opponents, Hosting No. 10 Dartmouth and No. 9 Harvard
    January 27, 2012
    Brown Takes On Two Nationally Ranked Opponents, Hosting No. 10 Dartmouth and No. 9 Harvard Brown women’s ice hockey has a challenging weekend at home in Meehan Auditorium as they host two top-four teams in the ECAC. The Bears take on No. 10 Dartmouth on Friday, January 27 at 7 p.m., before facing No. 9 Harvard on Saturday, January, 28 at 4 p.m. Bruno will take the ice with momentum after moving back to .500 overall with their 4-1 win over Yale on Tuesday. Brown has won its past two games and is 4-2-2 in the last eight contests.
  • Robson’s Hat Trick Powers Brown to Win Over Yale, 4-1
    January 24, 2012
    Robson’s Hat Trick Powers Brown to Win Over Yale, 4-1 Brown moved back to .500 overall on Tuesday night at Meehan Auditorium, behind the strength of rookie forward Sarah Robson’s (Mississauga, Ontario) first career hat trick. Robson tallied the first goal of the game in the inital period before adding two in the third, the final on a power play, to push Brown (7-7-7, 4-6-4 ECAC Hockey) to a 4-1 win over Yale (1-20-0, 1-13-0).
  • Bears Host Yale In Midweek ECAC Hockey Matchup
    January 24, 2012
    Bears Host Yale In Midweek ECAC Hockey Matchup Brown women’s ice hockey has a chance to move back to .500 overall on Tuesday night at Meehan Auditorium, as well as move within four points of seventh-place Princeton in the ECAC Hockey standings. The Bears (6-7-7, 3-6-4) and Bulldogs showdown tonight, with the puck-drop at 7 p.m.
  • Brown Earns Road Victory Over RPI, 3-2
    January 21, 2012
    Brown Earns Road Victory Over RPI, 3-2 Troy, N.Y. – The Brown women’s ice hockey team earned a tough road victory over RPI on Saturday afternoon at Houston Field House, netting the game-winning goal late in third period to take sole possession of eighth place in the ECAC and final playoff position. Junior Alena Polenska (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic) came up with the game clincher as the Bears improved to 6-7-7 overall and 3-6-4 in the ECAC.
  • Brown Travels to New York’s Capital for League Contests Against Union and RPI
    January 20, 2012
    Brown Travels to New York’s Capital for League Contests Against Union and RPI The Brown women’s hockey team hits the road this weekend to take on ECAC Hockey rivals Union and RPI. The Bears (5-7-6, 2-6-3) have a chance to move back to .500 overall while holding onto the final conference playoff spot. Brown is currently tied with Colgate for eighth place. The Bears face the Union Dutchwomen on Friday night, January 21, at 7 p.m., before taking on the RPI Engineers on Saturday afternoon, January 22, at 4 p.m.
  • Brown Battles Union to 2-2 Overtime Tie
    January 20, 2012
    Brown Battles Union to 2-2 Overtime Tie Brown battled back twice on Friday night at Messa Rink as the Bears fought to a 2-2 overtime tie against Union. The Dutchwomen did not trail in the contest, but Brown was able to pick up an ECAC Hockey point thanks to sophomore Jessica Hoyle’s (Toronto, Ontario) game-tying goal with just 1:57 left in regulation.
  • Brown Falls to Clarkson, 6-2
    January 14, 2012
    Brown Falls to Clarkson, 6-2 Brown got behind early against ECAC Hockey foe Clarkson on Saturday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium, and despite a strong second period, the Bears could not overcome the Golden Knights early offense, falling 6-2.
  • Brown Returns to Meehan For Pivotal ECAC Hockey Weekend Against St. Lawrence and Clarkson
    January 13, 2012
    Brown Returns to Meehan For Pivotal ECAC Hockey Weekend Against St. Lawrence and Clarkson After concluding its non-conference schedule last week, the Brown women’s ice hockey team returns to Meehan Auditorium for the first time since December 3, with a pivotal league weekend against St. Lawrence and Clarkson on the docket. The Bears (5-5-6, 2-4-3) are currently tied for the eighth in the conference standings while SLU and Clarkson are seventh and fifth, respectively. The Bears take on the Saints at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 13, before facing the Golden Knights on Saturday, January 14, at 4 p.m.
  • St. Lawrence Tops Brown, 3-0, in the Bears' 2012 Meehan Debut
    January 13, 2012
    St. Lawrence Tops Brown, 3-0, in the Bears' 2012 Meehan Debut The Brown women’s hockey team returned to Meehan Auditorium for the first time in 41 days and faced off against ECAC Hockey foe St. Lawrence. Freshman Brittany Moorehead (Clinton, N.Y.) tied a game-high four shots on net while sophomore goaltender Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) posted 31 saves for Brown (5-6-6, 2-5-3), but it was St. Lawrence (12-7-3, 6-4-1) who came away with the win on Friday night, 3-0.
  • Brown Takes on UConn in Storrs, Saturday at 1 p.m.
    January 07, 2012
    Brown Takes on UConn in Storrs, Saturday at 1 p.m. Just two days after its big win at Yale, the Brown women’ hockey team (5-5-5, 2-4-3 ECAC Hockey) will be on the road again, this time in Storrs, Conn., as the Bears take on the Connecticut Huskies at 1 p.m. Brown will look to build on it’s two-game win streak and gain momentum heading into next weekend’s league homestand against conference rivals St. Lawrence and Clarkson.
  • Pierri's Third Period Goal Gives Brown 1-1 Overtime Tie at UConn
    January 07, 2012
    Pierri's Third Period Goal Gives Brown 1-1 Overtime Tie at UConn Brown extended its unbeaten streak to three games on Saturday at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum, skating to a 1-1 overtime tie with UConn. Brown trailed in the game for all but 12:13, as the Huskies scored just two minutes into the contest. The Bears were able to find the equalizer late however, as senior Jacquie Pierri (Montclair, N.J.) came up with the clutch score.
  • Head Coach Amy Bourbeau Featured in the Providence Journal
    January 06, 2012
    Head Coach Amy Bourbeau Featured in the Providence Journal Brown women's ice hockey head coach Amy Bourbeau was interviewed this past week by Providence Journal writer Mark Divver and was featured on the front page of today's newspaper. Coach Bourbeau discusses the challenge of becoming a first-year head coach and about the early success that the program has had thus far.
  • Yang’s Two Goals Help Brown Down Yale, 4-1
    January 04, 2012
    Yang’s Two Goals Help Brown Down Yale, 4-1 The Bears were back in action on Wednesday night at Ingalls rink after 27 days off, but showed no rust in a 4-1 victory over Ivy League and ECAC Hockey-rival Yale. Brown got two goals in the first period and that proved to be enough, but the Bears added two more to ensure the victory and push the squad back to .500 on the season. Freshman Janice Yang (West Port, Conn.) tallied two goals in the game. Brown (5-5-5, 2-4-3 ECAC) now stands alone in eighth place in the ECAC.
  • Brown Women’s Ice Hockey Opens 2012 at Ivy League-Rival Yale
    January 04, 2012
    Brown Women’s Ice Hockey Opens 2012 at Ivy League-Rival Yale Brown women’s ice hockey opens 2012 on Wednesday night at Ingalls Rink against ECAC Hockey and Ivy League-rival Yale at 7 p.m. After 27 days away from the ice for exams and the holiday season, the Bears will look to pick up a conference point to take over sole possession of eighth place in league play and improve on their 4-5-5, 1-4-3 ECAC record.
  • Brown’s Offense Explodes Against Sacred Heart as the Bears Top the Pioneers, 10-0
    December 07, 2011
    Brown’s Offense Explodes Against Sacred Heart as the Bears Top the Pioneers, 10-0 Brown traveled to the Wonderland of Ice on Wednesday night to take on Sacred Heart and he Bears equaled their offensive output in their season-opener against the Pioneers, taking a 10-0 win against SHU. The Bears will now be on a near-month break for exams and the holiday, resuming play on January 4, at Yale.
  • Bears Travel to Sacred Heart for Final Game of 2011
    December 06, 2011
    Bears Travel to Sacred Heart for Final Game of 2011 The Brown women’s hockey team will play their final game of 2011 on Wednesday night at Sacred Heart University at 7 p.m. The Bears (3-4-5) opened the season against the Pioneers at Meehan Auditorium on October 22, and were victorious 10-0. Now they will close out the year with second game of a home-and-home series.
  • Brown Falls to Princeton, 3-0
    December 03, 2011
    Brown Falls to Princeton, 3-0 Brown celebrated the 50th Anniversary of George V. Meehan Auditorium on Saturday afternoon, but it was Princeton that came away with the victory, topping the Bears, 3-0. Brown got 20 saves from junior goaltender Katie Jamieson (Waterloo, Ontario), but a first period goal from the Tigers’ Brianne Mahoney proved to be the difference.
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