NCAA women's hockey by the numbers: Scoring streaks and record-breakers abound
In addition to conference play heating up, some NCAA Hockey alums will be representing their countries this week in the Four Nation’s Cup. Find out who will be where in this week’s by the numbers.
0: Number of times Quinnipiac Head Coach Cassandra Turner has lost to Union and Rensselaer, who the Bobcats play this weekend. Turner has been behind the Quinnipiac bench since the 2015-16 season.
2: Brittany Howard of Robert Morris is the only player who has more than one shorthanded goal this season.
3: NCAA-leading game-winning goals this season by Ohio State's Maddy Field and Minnesota's Cara Piazza.
3: Clarkson has each of the top 3 point-scorers in ECAC Hockey: Elizabeth Giguere (22), Loren Gabel (22), Michaela Pejzlova (14)
4: Number of Boston College defensemen who are competing at the Four Nations Cup with Team USA this week. Three of those four (Megan Keller, Cayla Barnes, and Kali Flanagan) have remaining eligibility and will return to the Eagles lineup in 2018-19. Alumna Emily Pfalzer is also wearing the red, white, and blue this weekend.
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4: WCHA freshmen among Division I's top-11 rookie scorers. Ohio State's Emma Maltais is third at 1.30 points per game (5g-8a=13pts), OSU's Tatum Skaggs (6-4=10) and Minnesota's Grace Zumwinkle (6-6=12) are tied for 10th at 1.00, and Minnesota Duluth's Naomi Rogge (6-6=12) is 11th at 0.92.
10: Boston College freshman Daryl Watts has scored a point in every single game she has played in thus far in her career. She will attempt to stretch that total to 10 and 11 games this weekend, as the Eagles travel to St. Lawrence.
14: Straight wins to open the campaign for top-ranked Wisconsin, the second-best start in program history (the 2015-16 squad won its first 18 games). The Badgers’ last four wins have come against ranked opponents in No. 6 Minnesota and then-No. 4 Ohio State, a streak they look to continue this weekend at No. 7 Cornell.
35: Wins by goaltender Julia Vandyk, who officially tied the Colgate women's ice hockey record for career wins held by Rebecca Lahar '05. Vandyk looks to break the record at New Hampshire this weekend.
39: Current, former or incoming players of the WCHA that are participating this week at the 2017 Four Nations Cup. Of those, six have collegiate eligibility remaining and are expected to compete in the WCHA during the 2018-19 season: Team USA goaltender Maddie Rooney (Minnesota Duluth), and forwards Annie Pankowski (Wisconsin) and Kelly Pannek (Minnesota); and, Team Canada forwards Emily Clark (UW), Amy Potomak (UMN) and Sarah Potomak (UMN).
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43: Cities that the Wisconsin Badgers will have traveled to since the program began in 1999, once UW plays Cornell this weekend in Ithaca, N.Y.
49: Career points for St. Cloud State junior forward Julia Tylke (26g-23a), one shy of becoming the 24th player in program history to reach the 50-point mark -- and just the fourth to do so since the 2012-13 season.