Brown Women's Ice Hockey Opens Home Season Friday November 9, 7:00pm

Nov. 9, 2001

This week's USA TODAY/American Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll ranks Dartmouth #2 and Brown #3.

To open the 2001-2002 home season, former Brown University Associate Athletic Director, Arlene Gorton, will drop the ceremonial first puck. Gorton is currently, a Professor Emeritus of Athletics and Physical Education at Brown. She has been a proponent of women's collegiate athletics. She was Director of Athletics at Pembroke and recently retired from the associate director of athletics position at Brown.

THE SERIES Dartmouth holds a 22-20-6 series record over the Bears. Brown's, Coach Digit Murphy, is 11-14-6 against Dartmouth in her career at Brown. Brown lost to Dartmouth three times last season, with the final time taking place at the ECAC Semifinals. The last Bear victory came in the 1999-2000 season, when Brown defeated the Big Green 4-2 in the AWCHA Semifinals at Northeastern.

Brown: Coming off two shutout victories over Cornell and Colgate last weekend, the Bears enter tonight's game at 2-0. Brown defeated Cornell 5-0, and Colgate 2-0. Junior Cassie Turner (Campbellford, ONT), leads the Bears in points, totaling 1-2-3, which ranks her first in the ECAC in defenseman scoring. Assistant captain, Courtney Johnson (Falmouth, MA) has recorded three assists on the year. Brown has seen strong performances from its freshman class, as Jessica Link (Clifton Park, NY) and Amy McLaughlin (Westfield, MA) have tallied a goal and an assist each. Brown's goaltending has been solid this season, as junior Pam Dreyer (Eagle River, AK) and sophomore Katie Germain (Sarnia, ONT) have each recorded shutouts in Brown's undefeated season.

Dartmouth: Dartmouth defeated Vermont two times over, in a double header on November 3 and 4, and stand at 2-0 on the season. Junior Carly Haggard (Port Alberni, B.C.) leads the team in points with, 5-3-8 and earned ECAC Player of the Week honors this week. Freshman Meagan Walton (Calgary, Alta.) earned ECAC Rookie of the Week, as she scored two goals and added three assists in Dartmouth's 8-0 win over Vermont.