2010–11 Maine Black Bears women's ice hockey season

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2010–11 Maine Black Bears women's ice hockey season
Conference Hockey East
Home ice Alfond Arena
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Not ranked
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Not ranked
Overall 7–8–3
Home 4–4–2
Road 3–4–1
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Maria Lewis
Assistant Coaches Richard Reichenbach
Kevin Sommer
Captain(s) Dawn Sullivan
Alternate captain(s) Jordan Colliton, Ashley Norum


  • May 5: Jenna Ouellette will continue her playing career in Switzerland. She signed a professional contract to play in Langethal for the DHC Langenthal Club. The Club is part of the Swiss Division I league.[1]
  • July 16: Maria Lewis has been named the new head coach of the Black Bears. She spe the last three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of North Dakota. During the 1999–2000 season, she was a volunteer coach with the Black Bears.[2]


  • April 28: Former ice hockey coach Dan Lichterman announced the program has received five commitments for the 2010-2011 season. Forwards Missy Denk, Kristi King, Jenny Kistner, defenders Kelly McDonald and Kayla Kaluzny will join the Black Bears for the upcoming season.
Player Position Nationality Notes
Missy Denk Forward  United States Denk was an assistant captain last season for the Chicago Mission. She scored 21 goals and added 22 assists.
Kristy King Forward  United States King served as captain for the Stillwater Ponies. She scored 13 goals and added 20 assists.
Kayla Kaluzny Defense  Canada Kaluzny was a four-year captain and played for the Edge School Mountaineers. She played for Team Alberta in 2009 and also played at the Canadian U18 Championships.
Jenny Kistner Defense  United States Kistner also played for the Chicago Mission. She scored 10 goals and added 24 assists.
Kelly McDonald Defense  Canada McDonald comes from the Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres. She had 19 points and had a plus/minus rating of +35.


Regular season[edit]

News and notes[edit]

  • Brittany Ott made a school record 69 saves on October 9 against the Mercyhurst Lakers. She made 34 saves in the second period. The following day, Ott made 45 saves to give her a total of 114 saves against Mercyhurst.
  • At 3–3–0, Maine has had the best start to a season since they were 3–2–1 to start the season in 2004–05
  • December 3: Kelly McDonald tallied her first collegiate point with an assist.
  • December 4–5: Dawn Sullivan scored a game-winning goal and accumulated three assists on the weekend for Maine.
  • December 5: The Black Bears had their six-game unbeaten streak snapped when they lost to Vermont 4–3 in overtime. The Black Bears have scored power play goals in their last five games as Jennie Gallo is the Black Bears leader with five power play tallies.
  • December 31: The Black Bears are raising funds for Breast Cancer research by selling pink pucks for a minimum donation of one dollar. The Pink Puck campaign leads up to the annual Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer game that will take place this season on Jan. 22 against Connecticut.[4]
  • Heading into the holiday break, the Black Bears are now 2–2–0 against the ECAC and are 6–4–2 in non-conference play. Their seven wins this season is the most for the program since the 2006–07 season. In addition, the Black Bears ran a streak of scoring a power play goal in six straight games (snapped on December 10). Brittany Dougherty had a six game point scoring streak (also snapped on the 10th). The team is undefeated when scoring the first goal of the game as they are 7–0–2.
  • January 2: Maine lost 2–1 to the Providence Friars. Dominique Goutsis notched the lone goal for Maine. With the goal, she set a new career high for goals in a season (it was her fourth goal). Despite the loss, Maine is off to their best start in five years at 8–8–4 since starting the 2005–06 season at 10–4–5.[5]
  • February 12:Myriam Croussette scored the opening goal just 20 seconds into the game against Boston College. Her second goal of the contest was a game-winning goal (and her third point of the game). The Black Bears now pulled to within one point of New Hampshire for the final playoff spot.


Overall Conference
#4 Boston University 32 28 4 4 60 117 56 21 15 3 3 66 33
#7 Boston College* 31 20 6 5 45 92 56 21 13 4 4 55 32
#9 Providence 35 22 12 1 45 53 43 21 12 8 1 53 43
Connecticut 18 7 10 1 15 35 51 21 9 9 3 36 39
Northeastern 18 10 4 4 24 48 35 21 6 10 5 42 48
Maine 19 8 7 4 19 54 42 21 6 12 3 37 54
New Hampshire 19 9 10 0 18 33 40 21 7 13 1 35 50
Vermont 33 7 17 9 23 44 77 21 4 13 4 24 49
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Current rankings: USCHO.com Division I women's poll

*Rankings based on number of wins in the conference


Date Opponent Time Score Record
Nov. 6 vs. Connecticut * 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 23 at New Hampshire (at Lewiston, Maine) 7:30 PM
Dec 3 Vermont 7:00pm
Dec 4 Vermont 4:00pm
Jan. 2 vs. Maine 8:00 p.m. ET 1–2
Jan. 16 vs. Boston University * 3:00 p.m. ET
Jan. 21 at Connecticut 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 22 at Connecticut 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 29 New Hampshire * 2:00 PM
Jan. 30 New Hampshire * 2:00 PM
Feb 5 at Vermont 2:00pm
Feb. 18 at Boston University * 7:00 p.m. ET
Feb. 19 at Boston University * TBA

Conference record[edit]

WCHA school Record
Boston College
Boston University
New Hampshire

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Myriam Crousette, Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of February 14)


  • Candice Currier, Maine, Runner-Up, Hockey East Goaltender of the Month (December 2010)[7]
  • Brittany Dougherty, Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of September 27)
  • Jenny Kistner, Hockey East Rookie of the Week (Week of September 27)
  • Brittany Ott, Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of September 27)[8]
  • Brittany Ott, Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of October 11)[8]
  • Brittany Ott, Maine, Runner-Up, Hockey East Goaltender of the Month (November 2010) [9]
  • Dawn Sullivan, Runner-Up, Hockey East Pure Hockey Player of the Month (December 2010)[7]
  • Hockey East women's Team of the Week (Week of September 27)
  • Hockey East women's Team of the Week (Week of February 14)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jenna Ouellette to Play Hockey In Switzerland". University of Maine. May 5, 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Maine Names Maria Lewis Head Coach". University of Maine. July 16, 2010. Archived from the original on 19 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Women's Ice Hockey Announces 2010 Commitments". Maine Black Bears athletics. Apr 28, 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  5. ^ "Providence Edges Maine; Vermont Sweeps Series at Union ~ Boston U. blanks Brown; Northeastern takes out St. Cloud" (PDF). Hockey East Association. January 3, 2011.
  6. ^ "Weekly Release: BU Clinches at Least Share of Regular Season Title with Two Wins ~ PC sweeps UConn; Maine get three points at BC; UNH, Vermont split ~". February 14, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
  7. ^ a b "BU's Jenn Wakefield Tabbed Whea Player of the Month for December ~ PC's Buie earns Top Rookie Award; BU's Sperry takes Top Goalie honors ~" (PDF). Hockey East Association. January 4, 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Weekly Release: BC Sweeps in New York; Providence Downs Clarkson and SLU ~BU wins at Union; UConn downs Clarkson; Vermont ties up RPI twice~". Archived from the original on 2011-01-26. Retrieved 2010-10-13.
  9. ^ "Weekly Release: BC Sweeps in New York; Providence Downs Clarkson and SLU ~BU wins at Union; UConn downs Clarkson; Vermont ties up RPI twice~". Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-10-27.