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Hockey East Player of the Month Aerin Frankel of Northeastern
Aerin Frankel Named Hockey East Player of the Month
Müller Earns Best Rookie; Ridgewell Claims Top Goaltender Honors

HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Aerin Frankel - Northeastern
Goaltender; Briarcliff Manor, New York

Among qualifying netminders, Aerin Frankel led the nation with a 0.80 goals against average and three shutouts during the month of October. The sophomore netminder stopped 122 of 126 shots for a .968 save percentage, good for the second-best mark in the country. Frankel posted a 4-1-0 record overall and allowed only four total goals in five starts during the month. She was also twice named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts and has allowed just one goal in league play on 98 shots while picking up three shutouts in five starts.

Runner-up: Veronika Pettey, NU (So., F; Potomac, Md.)


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH

Alina Müller - Northeastern
Forward; Winterthur, Switzerland

Alina Müller led the nation in rookie scoring during the month of October with 11 points (4g, 7a) in nine games played. Müller's seven assists, four power-play points, and plus-nine rating were tied for the most among all NCAA first-year skaters. Her 98 faceoff wins during the month were also the most among all NCAA rookies. Müller finished the month on an eight-game point-streak, during which she racked up nine points (4g, 5a) against league opponents, the most among all WHEA rookies.

Runner-up: Cayla Barnes, BC (Fr., D; Eastvale, Calif.)


HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH

Samantha Ridgewell - Merrimack
Senior; Outlook, Saskatchewan

Ridgewell has started every game for the Warriors in 2018, posting two shutouts through her 548:14 minutes in net and backboning Merrimack to a a 6-1-2 record in the month of October. The senior netminder has posted two 35+ save games against Hockey East opponents, including a 41-save effort in a 2-1 win at UConn. She has allowed just 10 goals allowed this season, and held opponents to one goal or fewer in seven of her nine games. Ridgewell holds a 1.09 goals against average and a .961 save percentage, making 247 saves.

Runner-up: Maddy McArthur, BC (Fr., G; St. Catherine's, Ont.)