Friday, September 4, 2009

09/10 Women's Previews: #4 Brittany Haverstock


Vitals:

Position: Defender
Year in School: Sophomore
Shoot Left
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Hammons Plains, Nova Scotia
Major: Undecided
Previous Team: Stoney Creek Junior Sabres in 07/08

08/09 Stats: 39 games, 2-15-17, +29, 16 PIM
07/08 Stats: 54 games, 7-20-27, +29

09/10 Role: 1st Pairing, PP, PK

08/09 Recap: The Pride of Nova Scotia was solid on the blue line for the Badgers as a freshman, earning her a spot on the WCHA All Rookie team. She seemed to fit in right away and find her spot on the team. In addition to helping the Badgers win another National Championship, Brittany had two different stints on Canada’s U22 team.

09/10 Thoughts: W/ Hilary Knight gone to the Olympic team, Brittany will fill in as my favorite Badger on the Women’s team this year. I would expect her to expand her role and become a leader on the blue line. I’m still learning about the differences between the blue line in the Men’s and Women’s game (they don’t appear to contribute offensively to the degree the Men dmen do), so it “appears” they impact isn’t as great. Anyway, w/ Alycia Matthews gone to graduation, Brittany will need to step up to lead along w/ Malee Windmeier. Brittany is strong in all areas of her game, and will only get better. Nova Scotia should certainly be proud of this Badger.

Prediction: 34 games, 3-20-23
*All predictions for regular season only

Photo from uwbadgers.com