Nov. 15: Junior goaltender Brittony Chartier continued to shine on Saturday afternoon, as the Saskatoon, SK native piled up 28 saves and paved the way for the No. 8 St. Lawrence University women's hockey team to victory against national powerhouse, No. 4 Harvard at Appleton Arena by the score of 3-1.
St. Lawrence (7-1-2, 4-0-0) earned a weekend sweep against Harvard (3-2-1, 3-2-1) and Dartmouth for the first time since February of 2006, despite being outshot by the Crimson 29-23 on Saturday. Harvard was swept in ECAC Hockey play for the first time since January of 2004.
"We continued to focus and work together as a team, which is a formula that has worked for us so far," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Wells, whose team won their sixth straight game. "We scored some timely goals that really helped us keep the momentum against one of the best teams I've seen."
The game's format was distorted by a zamboni malfunction, forcing the rivals to play a full 20 minute first period, followed by half of the second period before the ice was resurfaced. After the resurfacing, the two teams finished the second period then played a full 20 minute third stanza.
Chartier was tested early and often in the first period, as Harvard held a 12-7 advantage on shots on goal. However, she and her counterpart Christina Kessler stopped each of the shots they faced in the opening frame to keep it 0-0 after twenty minutes.