UConn won an overtime thriller against St. Cloud on Friday thanks to a golden goal from rookie defenseman Camryn Wong (Vancouver, B.C.). The Huskies completed the sweep with a 3-2 win on Saturday.
Merrimack started the year 2-0, scoring seven goals in its first two games for the first time in program history. Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ont.) registered both game-winning goals for the Warriors in the homestand sweep, picking up Hockey East Player of the Week accolades in the process.
Holy Cross made its Hockey East debut with a 0-1-1 weekend in its first two games as a Division I program. The Crusaders traveled for a road set at RIT, earning a 1-1 tie in the second game. Freshman forward Carlie Magier (Allen Park, Mich.) netted the first goal of her collegiate career in the stalemate.
#4 Boston College falls twice at #9 Minnesota Duluth. The two games marked the return of Olympians Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.), Kali Flanagan (Burlington, Mass.) and Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) to the Eagles lineup.
Six Hockey East teams skated in exhibition contests on the weekend,
with five claiming victory (Boston University, Maine, Northeastern,
Providence, Vermont) while New Hampshire skated to a
0-0 tie in its preseason tuneup.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MIKYLA GRANT-MENTIS - Merrimack
Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Jr.,
F; Brampton, Ont.) racked
up three goals in Merrimack’s
first two games
against Union, including
both decisive tallies for
the Warriors. The forward
finished the weekend with
a plus-four rating as Merrimack
got off to a 2-0 start
to the 2018-19 season with
a pair of home wins.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CAMRYN WONG - UConn
Camryn Wong (Fr., D;
Vancouver, B.C.) scored
the winning goals in both
games against St. Cloud,
including the overtime
strike in Friday’s 3-2 victory.
The rookie forward
converted on both of the
two shots on net she registered
over the weekend,
helping UConn jump out ot
a 2-0 start on the year.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SAMANTHA RIDGEWELL - Merrimack
Samantha Ridgewell (Sr., G;
Outlook, Sask.) posted
a .981 save percentage,
stopping 52 shots across
two games to claim victory
in each outing. She allowed
just one goal in two
games, posting her third
career shutout on Friday
night against Union.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Erin Connolly, BC (Jr., F; South Boston, Mass.) The junior forward had one goal and one assist on the weekend at #9 UMD.
Savannah Norcross, BC (Fr., F; Lynn, Mass.) Scored her first career goal, a power-play strike.
Rachel Allen, BU (So., F; Cary. N.C.) Dished out a pair of helpers in a 7-0 exhibition win over Durham West.
Courtney Correia, BU (Fr., F; Whitby, Ont.) Tallied a goal and an assist the win over Durham West.
Kate Stuart, BU (Fr., G; Chilliwack, B.C.) Stopped a team-high six shots in one period of play in the Terriers’ exhibition contest.
Morgan Wabick, UConn (So., F; Winnipeg, Man.) Had a hand in each of the Huskies’ three goals on Saturday in a 3-2 win over St. Cloud, scoring once and assisting on two others.
Jada Brenon, HC (Fr., G; Pendleton, N.Y.) Started in net for the Crusaders in a 1-1 tie at RIT in her first collegiate appearance. She stopped 29 of the 30 shots she faced.
Celine Tedenby, ME (Fr., F; Ornskoldsvik, Sweden) Registered four points on two goals and two assists in a 7-0 exhibition win over New Brunswick.
Alyson Matteau, ME (Sr., D; Mirabel, Que.) Scored a power-play goal and finished with a plus-two rating against New Brunswick, while firing nine shots on goal.
Gabby Jones, MC (Fr., F; Westfield, Mass.) Dished out three assists in her second career game, helping Merrimack to a 4-1 win over Union to start the season 2-0.
Chloe Aurard, NU (Fr., F; Villard-de-Lans, France) Scored twice to help the Huskies beat Concordia in an exhibition contest at Walter Brown Arena. Her game-winning goal came in the first frame and she finished a plus-two with three shots on goal.
Maureen Murphy, PC (So., F; Buffalo, N.Y.) Earned three points (1g, 2a), including a power-play goal, to finish a plus-three in a 6-1 exhibition win.
Sara Hjalmarsson, PC (Fr., F; Bakeryd, Sweden) Handed out two helpers for the Friars, firing four shots on net.
Kate Friesen, PC (Sr., D; Altona, Man.) Found the back of the net and set up another tally for two points in the Providence victory.
Kristina Shanahan, UVM (So., F; Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.) Potted a goal and added an assist on the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over McGill in preseason action.
Theresa Schafzahl, UVM (Fr., F; Weiz, Austria) Set up Shanahan’s strike in the middle stanza to finish plus-one against McGill.
Sammy Kolowrat, UVM (Sr., D; Prague, Czech Republic) Buried the game-winning goal with 10:35 left in the exhibition outing against McGill. The defender finished plus-two with two shots on net.