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alslammerz
08-03-2009, 01:21 PM
I know last year this thread was started in October, but I figured any place there's news should probably go in a new thread at this point, not in the 08-09 thread. Plus I'm excited for the new season so I decided to make this thread and hope that this makes the offseason go faster.

News: GoCrimson Article on Chowder Cup (http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20090727_chowdercup)

(the rosters didn't have Cahow, Kester, or Wilson, or I would have included them)

Chowder Cup Results (Group Play)

The Chowder Cup team, Team Celine, featured four players on the 09-10 Harvard roster.

Returnees Ashley Wheeler and Kate Buesser, with three incoming players, Jillian Dempsey, Kaitlin Spurling, and Josephine Pucci, also playing.

Game 1: Team Celine 9, Honeybaked U19s 0

Goals:
Jillian Dempsey 2 (1-0 at 3:10 of the first, 3-0 at 11:48 of the first)
Kate Buesser 1 (5-0 at 1:06 of the second)

Assists:
Dempsey 2
Buesser 2

PIM:
Pucci- 2 min Interference


Game 2: Team Celine 6, Team Aeroflex 0

Goals:
None

Assists:
Pucci 1
Wheeler 1
Dempsey 1
Buesser 1

PIM:
None


Game 3: Team Celine 3, Assabet Valley Blue 1

Goals:
Dempsey (3-1 at 24:00 of the 2nd period (shortened game), Empty Net Goal)

Assists:
Buesser 1
Pucci 1
Wheeler 1

PIM:
None

I'll break up this long post by putting the three playoff games in the next post.

alslammerz
08-03-2009, 01:32 PM
Chowder Cup Playoffs

Game 1: Team Celine 2, TC Warriors 1

Goals:
Dempsey (2-0 at 13:31 of the 1st, PP, GWG)

Assists:
Buesser 1
Pucci 1

PIM:
Buesser 2 Min. Delay of Game

Game 2: Team Celine 2, CT Polar Stars (A Yale Heavy Team) 1

Goals:
Buesser 1 (1-0 at 19:44 of the 1st)

Assists:
None

PIM:
Spurling 2 Min Tripping

Game 3: Team Celine 1, Niagara Vipers 2 (OT)

Goals: None

Assists:
Dempsey 1

PIM: None



Total Chowder Cup Stats

Dempsey 4 G, 4 A, 8 P, 0 PIM
Buesser 2 G, 5 A, 7 P, 2 PIM
Pucci 0 G, 3 A, 3 P, 2 PIM
Wheeler 0 G, 2 A, 2 P, 0 PIM
Spurling 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 2 PIM

Hux
08-04-2009, 03:39 PM
I can't wait to see Miss Pucci in action for the Crimson this season. I'd not seen her play before this weekend, and was impressed with her skating and overall play. Plus she is very aggressive and makes things happen in all three zones. I expect she will bring a lot of offensive pop to the team in the years to come. (As will Miss Young a year from now)

D2D
08-08-2009, 11:22 AM
I can't wait to see Miss Pucci in action for the Crimson this season. I'd not seen her play before this weekend, and was impressed with her skating and overall play. Plus she is very aggressive and makes things happen in all three zones. I expect she will bring a lot of offensive pop to the team in the years to come. (As will Miss Young a year from now)

Nice article on her here:

http://lohud.com/article/20090807/SPORTS02/908070377/-1/SPORTS

Skate79
08-08-2009, 11:33 AM
I can't wait to see Miss Pucci in action for the Crimson this season. I'd not seen her play before this weekend, and was impressed with her skating and overall play. Plus she is very aggressive and makes things happen in all three zones. I expect she will bring a lot of offensive pop to the team in the years to come. (As will Miss Young a year from now)

While I don't expect her to be the second coming of Sarah V (who is?), it is good to hear that she has some offensive skill because we are going to need it. We graduated pretty much the entire offense save for Rybkina, Chute and Buesser and the freshmen are going to have to step in and contribute from Day One if the team expects to be successful.

Skate79
08-08-2009, 11:40 AM
I just noticed from the Harvard roster that Pucci is listed as a defenseman. Is this true? I thought she was a forward. Given her skill level, it probably won't be a reach for her to play on the backline or up front depending on what the team needs.

alslammerz
08-08-2009, 07:10 PM
I just noticed from the Harvard roster that Pucci is listed as a defenseman. Is this true? I thought she was a forward. Given her skill level, it probably won't be a reach for her to play on the backline or up front depending on what the team needs.

I'm pretty sure she was listed at D for the Chowder Cup as well. On the bright side, Jillian Dempsey did well as a forward for the tournament so hopefully she can contribute (and it will be nice to see how sophomores like Whitney Kennedy and Ling-Ling Lok can step up and contribute as well.) Not to mention Anna McDonald. This team doesn't have any one particular star this year, but particularly in an Olympic year, maybe that's for the best, as they seem to be pretty deep as a team.

On an almost entirely unrelated note, that tidbit about Pucci playing for the Ramapo Saints has me wondering if I ever got the chance to skate against her in my younger playing days (probably not, I was usually relegated to B/C teams, although I did play Ramapo a fair bit).

DC78-82
08-08-2009, 07:33 PM
I'm pretty sure she was listed at D for the Chowder Cup as well. On the bright side, Jillian Dempsey did well as a forward for the tournament so hopefully she can contribute (and it will be nice to see how sophomores like Whitney Kennedy and Ling-Ling Lok can step up and contribute as well.) Not to mention Anna McDonald. This team doesn't have any one particular star this year, but particularly in an Olympic year, maybe that's for the best, as they seem to be pretty deep as a team.

On an almost entirely unrelated note, that tidbit about Pucci playing for the Ramapo Saints has me wondering if I ever got the chance to skate against her in my younger playing days (probably not, I was usually relegated to B/C teams, although I did play Ramapo a fair bit).

Hopefully Dempsey can contribute? Jeez, the kid was an integral part of a World Championship team, won the Carlton Award as the best player in Eastern Mass, and you wonder if she can contribute? I'm sure she will do more than "contribute."

As for the sophs you mentioned, I have heard they have left the team.

alslammerz
08-09-2009, 10:32 AM
Hopefully Dempsey can contribute? Jeez, the kid was an integral part of a World Championship team, won the Carlton Award as the best player in Eastern Mass, and you wonder if she can contribute? I'm sure she will do more than "contribute."

As for the sophs you mentioned, I have heard they have left the team.

Freshman don't always just jump in and set the world on fire. And we've had a large conversation on the men's side of the forum about not setting expectation too high for incoming freshmen. So I'll stick with hopefully and contribute for the moment, and use the 2010-11 forum to make higher expectations.

And as for the sophomores I mentioned, both are still on the roster at this point, and I do hope you are wrong.

alslammerz
08-12-2009, 06:28 AM
Kessler Earns 4-0 Shutout vs. Sweden (http://www.ecachockey.com/women/members/harvard/20091108_KesslerShutoutCanada)

Skate79
08-15-2009, 09:50 AM
Hopefully Dempsey can contribute? Jeez, the kid was an integral part of a World Championship team, won the Carlton Award as the best player in Eastern Mass, and you wonder if she can contribute? I'm sure she will do more than "contribute."

As for the sophs you mentioned, I have heard they have left the team.

Winning awards and playing for a world championship team doesn't necessarily translate into success in the NCAA. Plenty of players have won the Carlton award and have disappeared from sight. Chris Biotti was always great on world junior teams, then came back to Harvard and stunk the joint up. So I don't place much stock in what you are saying until I see her play in person.

As for the sophmores leaving the team, I spoke to Whitney Kennedy and Alicia Baumgartner after the season and they were looking forward to contributing much more this year. I can't speak for Lok because I don't know her but I would be very surprised if Kennedy left at this point. She has a great opportunity to win a regular job and I can't see her leaving unless there is something else going on in her life that would take her away from the team.

alslammerz
08-16-2009, 08:26 PM
Update 1: Kennedy on current roster, Lok not.

Update 2: It appears the exhibition game with the Toronto juniors team has been canceled.

And since it hasn't been posted in this thread, here is the schedule for 09-10.


Oct 24, 2009 McGill Exhibition 4:00 p.m.
Oct 30, 2009 at Colgate * 3:30 p.m.
Oct 31, 2009 at Cornell * 3:00 p.m.
Nov 6, 2009 Clarkson * 7:00 p.m.
Nov 7, 2009 St. Lawrence * 4:00 p.m.
Nov 13, 2009 Quinnipiac * 7:00 p.m.
Nov 14, 2009 Princeton * 4:00 p.m.
Nov 18, 2009 New Hampshire 7:00 p.m.
Nov 20, 2009 at Yale * 7:00 p.m.
Nov 21, 2009 at Brown * 4:00 p.m.
Nov 25, 2009 Dartmouth * 7:00 p.m.
Dec 4, 2009 Minnesota 7:00 p.m.
Dec 5, 2009 Minnesota 4:00 p.m.
Dec 8, 2009 Connecticut 7:00 p.m.
Jan 8, 2010 at Princeton * 3:00 p.m.
Jan 9, 2010 at Quinnipiac * 4:00 p.m.
Jan 15, 2010 Cornell * 7:00 p.m.
Jan 16, 2010 Colgate * 4:00 p.m.
Jan 22, 2010 Union * 7:00 p.m.
Jan 23, 2010 Rensselaer * 4:00 p.m.
Jan 29, 2010 at Dartmouth * 3:30 p.m.
Jan 30, 2010 Providence 4:00 p.m.
Feb 2, 2010 Boston College Beanpot 5:00 p.m.
Feb 5, 2010 Brown * 7:00 p.m.
Feb 6, 2010 Yale * 4:00 p.m.
Feb 9, 2010 Beanpot Second Round TBA
Feb 12, 2010 at Rensselaer * 7:00 p.m.
Feb 13, 2010 at Union * 4:00 p.m.
Feb 19, 2010 at St. Lawrence * 7:00 p.m.
Feb 20, 2010 at Clarkson * 4:00 p.m.

Countdown to First Game (http://xrl.in/2xhn)
Countdown to Season Opener (http://xrl.in/2xhm)
Countdown to Home Opener (http://xrl.in/2xhj)

UCONN FAN
08-17-2009, 01:52 PM
Harvard canceled the game against Assabet last season as well.

alslammerz
08-17-2009, 06:09 PM
Harvard canceled the game against Assabet last season as well.

Which, if I remember from another thread, was because it ended up breaking some form of NCAA rule, so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case as well.

Also, no surprise here, but Christina Kessler was named to the U-22 Canadian Roster. The team will face-off against Canada's National Women's Team over the next three days in Calgary.

Story Here (http://www.ecachockey.com/women/members/harvard/20091708_KesslerCanadaU22Team)

alslammerz
08-22-2009, 07:56 PM
DC- thanks for both the reps and the info through them (just checked them for the first time today).

We didn't see a lot of Lok last year (though losing her, as it appears we have, is depressing just from a radio standpoint- she has the greatest hockey name ever in my humble opinion) but losing Kennedy would be a huge loss. She contributed well and I remember last year that Anna McDonald described her on the intermission show as a natural scorer- and Jenny Brine agreed.

Hopefully if what you said is the case, it would only be a year long hiatus and then we'd see her back in the Crimson, black and white come the year after that (not entirely uncommon). Since she's still listed however, I'm hopeful that some other arrangement was worked out- but I'll give credit where credit is due, your source on the matter should be pretty well informed of the situation.

alslammerz
08-23-2009, 10:33 PM
Not Harvard 09-10, but Harvard related:

USA Hockey interview with Angela Ruggiero.

Miles to Go Before I Sleep (http://hockey.teamusa.org/news/article/15253)

GHF
08-24-2009, 08:59 AM
Great article. Thanks for the link. She's an inspiration to all female hockey players and many others outside of girl's/women's hockey. My daughter has had the pleasure of speaking with her on a number of occasions and always looks forward to the next time she can run into her. Hope Angela fulfills her dream of another Olympic gold and continues to have the desire to play on past next year.

alslammerz
08-25-2009, 02:12 PM
USA 2009-10 Roster and Harvard implications:

Harvard alums: Ruggiero, Cahow, Chu

Harvard 2009-10 opponents:
Boston College (Beanpot Opening Round 2/2/10)- Schaus and Stack
New Hampshire (Nonconference 11/18/09)- Bellamy
Minnesota (Nonconference 12/4-5/09)- Drazan, Marvin

Also named to the team are J. Lamoureux, M. Lamoureux, who will be sitting out the year for NCAA transfer reasons- the two have left the Univ. of Minnesota to attend the Univ. of North Dakota.

Esp. depending on the timing of when players are called up (I'm assuming it's for the entire season considering the Qwest Tour), this certainly bodes well for the Harvard non-conference schedule.

BC will surely be without the two players that beat the Crimson in the Beanpot last year, and Minnesota, a very talented team that Harvard was competitive with on the road last year, loses two of the top scorers in the nation and likely, an additional two other players, with both teams playing the Crimson at home. Certainly could help the Crimson accomplish a high strength of schedule as well as a Beanpot championship. (Not saying they need help, just pointing out the opportunities are there.)

No current ECAC players were named to the team, although at least a couple will likely make Team Canada.

The USA team will be in the New England area, to face the Hockey East All-Stars on Nov. 22 at Whittemore Center in Durham, NH, and to face the ECAC All-Stars on Jan. 3 at TD Banknorth Sports Center in Hamden, CT.


Lastly, not related (and not my doing)
Harvard 09-10 Women's Season Wiki Page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009%E2%80%9310_Harvard_Crimson_women%27s_ice_hock ey_season)

DC78-82
08-25-2009, 02:56 PM
USA 2009-10 Roster and Harvard implications:

Harvard alums: Ruggiero, Cahow, Chu

Harvard 2009-10 opponents:
Boston College (Beanpot Opening Round 2/2/10)- Schaus and Stack
New Hampshire (Nonconference 11/18/09)- Bellamy
Minnesota (Nonconference 12/4-5/09)- Drazan, Marvin

Also named to the team are J. Lamoureux, M. Lamoureux, who will be sitting out the year for NCAA transfer reasons- the two have left the Univ. of Minnesota to attend the Univ. of North Dakota.

Lastly, not related (and not my doing)
Harvard 09-10 Women's Season Wiki Page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009%E2%80%9310_Harvard_Crimson_women%27s_ice_hock ey_season)

The US and Canada National (or Select, whichever is being used today) Teams are centralized, and any players with remaining college eligibility will miss their college season entirely (redshirting to preserve a year if allowed by their respective institution)

You needn't worry about Bellamy, Drazan, or Marvin, as all three completed their NCAA eligibility in 2008 - 2009.

BC, UNH, and Minny have some very potent rookies with recent Select team experience in their age group coming in to shore up the absences created by graduation (and centalization) though, so you needn't not worry either;)

brookyone
08-25-2009, 03:33 PM
Also named to the team are J. Lamoureux, M. Lamoureux, who will be sitting out the year for NCAA transfer reasons- the two have left the Univ. of Minnesota to attend the Univ. of North Dakota.
Effectively avoiding the actual sitting / loss of a WCHA season other transfers within the WCHA have to "pay"...hmmm.