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Women's Hockey East Player of the Week Vendula Pribylova of Maine
Weekly Release: #9 Northeastern Tops #8 Colgate; #6 Boston College Sweeps #10 St. Lawrence
Boston University, UConn, New Hampshire, Providence Pick Up WHEA Wins

WHEA HEADLINES

The Maine Black Bears exploded last weekend, downing Sacred Heart in backto- back 8-0 wins. Maine set two new program records on Friday, firing 52 shots on net and having 16 players contributing at least one point. Junior forward Vendula Pribylova (Olomouc, Czech Republic) racked up five points (2g, 3a) on Saturday.

Providence head coach Matt Kelly recorded his first Hockey East win behind the Friars bench on Friday, getting a 5-0 victory from his squad. Rookie forward Sara Hjalmarsson (Bakeryd, Sweden) scored a hat trick for the Friars to power the offense and earn Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors.

#9 Northeastern split a weekend series with #8 Colgate. Veronika Pettey (Potomac, Md.) extended her goal-scoring streak to four games in the series, while netminder Brittany Bugalski (Boynton Beach, Fla.) stopped 39 of 41 shots on Saturday to earn a 5-2 win.

#6 Boston College swept #10 St. Lawrence over the weekend in a pair of overtime games, thanks in part to senior defenseman Grace Bizal (Minnetonka, Minn.). Bizal set up the overtime-winner on Thursday night and scored the decisive tally in the extra frame on Friday. To date, has either scored or assisted on all three game-winning goals for the Eagles this season.

Boston University nabbed its first WHEA win of the year, as Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) registered a career-high three points (1g, 2a) including a short-handed, game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over New Hampshire on Saturday. New Hampshire’s Nicole Dunbar (Coto de Caza, Calif.) paced the Wildcat offense with three goals and a helper in 1-1-0 weekend in WHEA play. She struck twice in a 5-3 win over UConn.


WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Vendula Pribylova - Maine

Vendula Pribylova (Jr., F; Olomouc, Czech Republic) exploded in an 8-0 win Saturday, racking up five points on two goals and three assists against Sacred Heart. Her outing included a pair of points (1g, 1a) on the Black Bear power play.


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

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Sara Hjalmarsson - Providence

Sara Hjalmarsson (Fr., F; Bakeryd, Sweden) netted a hat trick in a 5-0 win over Holy Cross on Friday, including one power-play strike. She finished the weekend with a plus-three rating and six shots on net. Her offensive outburst helped first-year head coach Matt Kelly to his first WHEA league win behind the Friar bench.


WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Brittany Bugalski - Northeastern

Brittany Bugalski (Sr., G: Boynton Beach, Fla.) stopped 39 of 41 Colgate shot attempts on Saturday, helping to backbone #9 Northeastern to a 5-2 victory over the eight-ranked Raiders.


WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS

Lindsay Agnew, BC (Fr., F; Oakville, Ont.) Helped BC sweep #10 St. Lawrence, scoring the overtime goal on Thursday night before setting up the game-tying goal on Friday with just 28 seconds left in regulation.

Cayla Barnes, BC (Fr., D; Eastvale, Calif.) Had a goal and an assist in a pair of 2-1 wins over #10 St. Lawrence. Her helper came on the game-tying goal Thursday night and then scored to knot the game Friday with just 28 seconds left in regulation. She also blocked three shots and fired five on net.

Grace Bizal, BC (Sr., D; Minnetonka, Minn.) Enjoyed at two-point weekend in a sweep of St. Lawrence, setting up the overtime-winner on Thursday night and scoring the decisive tally in the extra frame on Friday. She finished the weekend as a plus-three with four shots on goal. To date, has either scored or assisted on all three game-winning goals for the Eagles this season.

Jesse Compher, BU (So., F; Northbrook, Ill.) Registered a career-high three points (1g, 2a) including a short-handed, game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over New Hampshire on Saturday. In two games, she finished plus-three and had 10 shots on goal.

Courtney Correia, BU (Fr., F; Whitby, Ont.) Picked up two assists, a career-best, in a 3-2 win over the Wildcats on Saturday.

Corinne Schroeder, BU (So., G, Elm Creek, Man.) Made 27 stops, including four in overtime, in a 2-2 draw at Merrimack on Friday.

Liga Miljone, ME (Fr., F; Riga, Latvia) Racked up five points (2g, 3a) in a pair of 8-0 wins over Sacred Heart, including her second game-winning goal on the season on Saturday.

Loryn Porter, ME (So., G; North Bay, Ont.) Earned her second career shutout, and second in as many starts, with a 10- save performance on Saturday.

Nicole Dunbar, UNH (Jr., F; Coto de Caza, Calif.) Paced the Wildcat offense with three goals and a helper in 1-1-0 weekend in league play. She struck twice in a 5-3 win over UConn.

Lauren Martin, UNH (Fr., F; Cambridge, Ont.) Recorded her first two collegiate points in a 5-3 win over UConn, including helping to set up the opening strike 11 minutes into the game.

Emily Rickwood, UNH (Fr., D; Brantford, Ont.) Picked up her first two assists as a Wildcat against UConn, setting up a power-play goal and the eventual game-winning tally.

Veronika Pettey, NU (So., F; Potomac, Md.) Extended her goal-scoring streak to four games, picking up a pair of goals and an assist in a weekend split with #7 Colgate. She found the back of the net on the power-play for the third time on Friday, adding to her league-leading total.

Ciara Barone, PC (Fr., F: North Tonawanda, N.Y.) In her first collegiate game, had two points on a goal and an assist against Holy Cross.

Madison Myers, PC (Sr., G; Colchester, N.Y.) Stopped 13 shots against Holy Cross for her first shutout of the season to move to 2-0-0.

Alyssa Gorecki, UVM (Sr., F; Monee, Ill.) Had one goal and two assists in a pair of ties against Quinnipiac, including two points (1g, 1a) in a 39 second span of game two.

Melissa Black, UVM (Sr., G; Newmarket, Ont.) Made 25 saves on 26 shots on Friday against Quinnipiac, preserving a 1-1 draw.