12 Jessica Vella
    Jessica Vella

    Hometown:
    Pickering, Ontario

    High School:
    St. Mary's Catholic Secondary

    Height:
    5-2

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    07/05/1991


    03/02/2013

    Women's Ice Hockey Earns An Overtime Comeback Win Over Fourth Seeded New Hampshire, 5-4

    The Friars will advance to the Hockey East Semifinal game for the 11th straight season.

    02/28/2013

    Women's Ice Hockey Travels to New Hampshire For Quarterfinal Match-Up

    New Hampshire leads the play-off series against the Friars with a 3-2-0 record.

    02/17/2013

    Women's Ice Hockey Ties New Hampshire 3-3 At The Whittemore Center

    Simpson and Buie notched a goal and an assist each.

    02/16/2013

    Women's Ice Hockey Finishes Its Hockey East Series With New Hampshire

    In the last ten games at the Whittemore Center the Frairs are 5-4-1.

    02/15/2013

    Women's Ice Hockey Defeated By New Hampshire, 6-4

    Beth Hanrahan scored twice in the Friars loss.

    AT PROVIDENCE:

    2012-13: Played in all 36 games for the Friars... Registered 25 points on 13 goals and 12 assists... Finished sixth on the team in points and goals... Had the second highest number of game winning goals with three... Had two multi-goal games, one in a 5-1 win against BSU on Oct. 6 and one in a 4-3 win against UConn on Feb 2... Was named Hockey East Player of the Week on Feb. 4... Was awarded with the 2013 Team Academic Award and the 2013 Captain's Award.

    2011-12...Played in all 37 games...Placed fifth on the team in scoring with 18 points on nine goals and nine assists...Tied for fourth on the team with nine goals...Enjoyed a five-game point streak (1/28-2/12)...Tallied a multi-point game with a goal and an assist against New Hampshire (1/13)...Scored three power play goals and one shorthanded strike...Finished with a rating of +4...Played in 21 conference games with 13 points on seven goals and six assists.

    2010-11...Played in 35 games, totaling eight points on three goals and five assists...Scored the game-winning goal in overtime against UConn (2/12)...Added a short-handed goal against St. Lawrence (10/9)...Played in 21 conference games, recording three points on one goal and two assists.

    2009-10... Played in 21 games as a freshman, recording five goals and seven assists for 12 points...Registered her first collegiate point with an assist against No. 7 Wisconsin on November 27... Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week after scoring two goals, including her first as a Friar, in PC's 4-1 victory at No. 3 UNH on December 5... Led all freshmen with a +6 on the plus/minus scale.

    BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Graduated from St. Mary Catholic Secondary School... Played five sports in high school including hockey, soccer, cross country, track and badminton... Was named the Athlete of the Year all four years... A member of the Durham Junior Lightning in the PWHL from 2006-2009... Registered 34 points in 34 games for Durham in 2009... A member of Team Ontario in 2009... Played soccer for Team Ontario, leading the team to a gold medal at Nationals in 2005 and 2006... Was a member of the Honor Roll all four years.

    PERSONAL
    NAME: Jessica MJ. Vella
    FAMILY: Daughter of Mark and Joanne Vella.  Has an older brother Michael
    MAJOR:  Health Policy Management
    

    CAREER HOCKEY STATISTICS YEAR GP G A PTS PIM PP SH GW 09-10 21 5 7 12 5/10 0 0 1 HE 13 4 6 10 3/6 0 0 1 10-11 35 3 5 8 5/10 0 1 1 HE 21 1 2 3 2/4 0 0 1 11-12 37 9 9 18 15/30 3 1 0 HE 21 7 6 13 9/18 2 1 0 12-13 36 13 12 25 11/22 1 1 3 HE 21 9 7 16 6/12 1 1 1

    Total 129 30 33 63 36/72 4 3 5 HE 76 21 21 42 20/40 3 2 3

    Career Highs Goals: 2 (2/2/13 at UConn) Assists: 2 (3/2/13 at UNH) Points: 2 (3/2/13 at UNH)

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