WAKEFIELD, Mass. — For the second week in a row, The University of Maine has been honored by the Women’s Hockey East Association with a Team of the Week award and the Pure Hockey Player of the Week award.
As announced by the league on Monday, Senior Jennie Gallo (Castlegar, B.C.) has been named this week’s Pure Hockey Player of the Week while The University of Maine women’s ice hockey team was named Team of the Week.
It is the first Women’s Hockey East Association (WHEA) Pure Hockey Player of the Week award for Gallo this season and the team’s third overall and second in a row Team of the Week award.
This week, Maine was again challenged by a top ten team as they played host to No. 4 in the country and No. 1 in WHEA, Boston University.
Although Maine fell in Friday night’s meeting 2-0, they were able to rebound and earn themselves a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday afternoon at The Alfond in Orono, Maine. More importantly, the win meant that New Hampshire needed to earn a point in their final meeting with Boston College to break the tie for sixth place.
UNH was unable to do so and fell 2-1 to the Eagles. This meant that Maine has now locked up the sixth and final seed in the WHEA playoffs and will travel to play Providence College on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at Shneider Arena, in Providence, R.I. It is Maine’s first return to the dance since 2006, when they ironically fell to The University of New Hampshire, 6-0.
The Senior forward for Maine who managed to score the season saving/game-winning goal was none other than Jennie Gallo.
On Senior day, her final game at Alfond Arena, Gallo provided herself and Maine fans with a lasting memory which summed up all of the terrific accomplishments of this Maine Senior. In all, Gallo has recorded 40 goals and 37 assists in her 124 game career. This season, she is Maine’s second leading point scorer with 25, tied for the lead in goals scored with 14 and ties for third on the team in assists, with 11.
The Black Bears skate into WHEA quarterfinal action when they travel to play third-seeded Providence College on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Shneider Arena in Providence, R.I.
/University of Maine