#8 Northeastern stayed undefeated in league play as Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) pitched yet another shutout, her third of the year, in just her fourth start of the season. The 2-0 win on Friday was followed up by a 2-1 victory Sunday, as the Huskies moved to 6-1-1 on the year and 5-0-1 in lea gue play.
#6 Boston College extended its winning streak to seven games, improving to 7-2- 0 on the season and 4-0-0 mark against Hockey East opponents. Senior defenseman Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) had two multi-point outings, tallying a goal and an assist against Holy Cross and then assisting on two goals at Maine, while rookie blueliner Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.) lead all WHEA first-year players with four points (1g, 3a) to help BC to the weekend sweep.
Merrimack swept at pair of contests in WHEA play, downing Vermont, 2-1, on Friday and clipping Holy Cross, 5-0, on Saturday. With the wins, the Warriors moved to 6-1-2 on the year, including a 3-1-1 league record, and sit in third place in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings.
Providence's Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) stopped 30 shots in a shutout road
win at UNH, backboning the Friars to a 1-0 victory on Friday. She also stopped 24
of 26 shots she faced in a 2-0 setback at #8 Northeastern.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Megan Keller - Boston College
Megan Keller (Sr., D; Farmington
Hills, Mich.) tied for the
national lead among defenders
this week in scoring and
tied for the Hockey East lead
as well with four points on one
goal and three assists. Keller
had two multi-point outings,
tallying a goal and an assist
against Holy Cross and then
assisting on two goals at
Maine. She also registered 9
shots on net, had two blocks
and pushed her point streak
to five games.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Cayla Barnes - Boston College
Cayla Barnes (Fr., D; Eastvale,
Calif.) lead all WHEA
first-year players and was fifth
nationally with four points (1g,
3a) to help BC to a weekend
sweep. Her 10 shots on goal
were also a league-best. She
is currently riding a seven-
game point streak (2g, 6a).
WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Aerin Frankel - Northeastern
Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor,
N.Y.) picked up her third
shutout of the year in just four
starts, making 31 saves in a
2-0 win over Providence. Her
0.75 goals against average
leads the nation and her .973
save percentage is second
WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Caitrin Lonergan, BC (Jr., F; Roslindale, Mass.) Tied the league lead in points (1g, 3a), while setting up the game-winning goal in a 4-1 win over Maine and added two points (1g, 1a) in a 5-1 victory at Holy Cross. She picked up 15 wins at the faceoff dot and six shots on goal across her two outings.
Cayla Barnes, BC (Fr., D; Eastvale, Calif.) Lead all WHEA first-year players and was fifth nationally with four points (1g, 3a) to help BC to a weekend sweep. Her 10 shots on goal were also a league-best. She is currently riding a seven-game point streak (2g, 6a).
Nara Elia, BU (So., F; Saskatoon, Sask.) Lit the lamp with 29.9 seconds left in regulation at #8 Northeastern as the Terriers came up just short in a 2-1 setback to the Huskies.
Mackenna Parker, BU (Fr., F; Clavet, Sask.) Earned her first NCAA point on the primary assist on Elia's goal Sunday.
Corinne Schroeder, BU (So., G, Elm Creek, Man.) Stopped 23 shots in a 2-1 loss at #8 NU Sunday, the fourth-straight outing in which she has allowed two goals or fewer.
Morgan Wabick, UConn (So., F; Winnipeg, Man.) Tallied two goals and an assist as the Huskies went 1-1-0 last weekend, scoring twice against Brown.
Morgan Fisher, UConn (Jr., G; Vernon, Conn.) Stopped 20 shots to pick up her first shutout of the season in a 7-0 win over Union, moving her season numbers to a 1.85 goals against average and .933 save percentage.
Savannah Bouzide, UConn (So., F; Amherstburg, Ont.) Scored her first career hat trick in a 7-0 win over Union on Saturday.
Paige Rynne, UNH (So., F; Ancaster, Ont.) Scored her first career goal to tie Friday's game at 2-2 in the first at Maine.
Meghara McManus, UNH (Jr., F; Milton, Mass.) Netted her first goal of the season, starting a two-goal rally in the first at Maine on Friday.
Taylor Wenczkowski, UNH (Jr., F; Rochester, N.H.) Potted an extra-attacker goal Friday to cut Maine's lead to one in the third.
Veronika Pettey, NU (So., F; Potomac, Md.) Pushed her point-streak to eight games to open the season with three points (1g, 2a) in a weekend sweep for Northeastern, assisting on both goals in a 2-0 win over Providence and tallying her a power- play strike on Sunday in a 2-1 victory over Boston University.
Alina Mueller, NU (Fr., F; Winterthur, Switzerland) Picked up points in each game this weekend, moving her point streak to eight games with a goal and an assist. She also won 24 of 37 faceoffs over the weekend.
Madison Myers, PC (Sr., G; Colchester, Vt.) Stopped 30 shots in a shutout road win at UNH, backboning the Friars to a 1-0 victory. Also stopped 24 of 26 shots she faced in a 2-0 setback to #8 Northeastern.
Theresa Schafzhal, UVM (Fr., F; Weiz, Austria) Earned her first career goal at Merrimack on Friday, scoring Vermont's only tally in a 2-1 setback.