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Weekly Honorees: Jesse Compher, Sini Karjalainen and Sam Ridgewell
Weekly Release: Boston University Extends Winning Streak to Five
Providence Nets Two Wins; Merrimack Shuts Out #9 Boston College

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Boston University extended its winning streak to five games with a pair of wins at RIT last weekend and the Terriers are now 7-1-1 in their last nine outings after starting the year 1-3-3. Sophomore forward Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) led the NCAA with seven points and five assists on the weekend, including four helpers in Saturday's 8-0 win.

Providence earned two more wins, including capturing its fourth straight Mayor's Cup with an 8-0 win over Brown on Tuesday, to move to 15-3-0 on the year and 11-1-0 in its last 12 contests. Megan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) enjoyed a five-point week, including a career-high four-point (1g, 3a) outing on Friday against Holy Cross.

Merrimack split a weekend series with #9 Boston College to retain the fourth spot in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings. The Warriors dropped a 4-3 overtime decision on Friday before Sam Ridgewell (Outlook, Sask.) stopped 51 shots in a 1-0 victory on Saturday. It was Merrimack's first-ever shutout of the Eagles.

New Hampshire pushed its unbeaten streak to seven straight games (5-0-2) as Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) backboned the Wildcats to an unbeaten week, taking a 1-0-1 record in a pair of games at Dartmouth and against Harvard. She stopped 49 shots and allowed just two goals while picking up a 31-save shutout at Dartmouth on Tuesday. Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.) scored both goals for her squad in a 2-0 overtime draw against Harvard on Saturday, each tally tying the game for the Wildcats.

Vermont earned a road split at Yale over the weekend, winning game one, 5-1, before dropping a 6-4 decision in game two. Sini Karjalainen (Posio, Finland) dished out four assists on the weekend, registering two helpers in each game, including one in each tilt on the power-play. She set up two goals in game two, leading Vermont out of a two-goal deficit to knot the contest at 4-4 with 2:32 remaining. Yale converted a penalty shot with 43 seconds left and added an empty-net goal to push the score to 6-4.


WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Jesse Compher - Boston University

Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) once again led the entire NCAA with seven points and five assists in two games to help BU sweep RIT. The sophomore's weekend was highlighted by a career-high five-point outing on Saturday, including a career-best four assists in an 8-0 win. Four of her five helpers at RIT were primary assists, the most in the NCAA last week, while she also assisted on Friday's game-winning goal in BU's 3-1 win. Compher enters the semester break on a 13-game point streak (10g, 19a). Her 19 assists and 29 points in that 13-game span leads the entire country.


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

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Sini Karjalainen - Vermont

Sini Karjalainen (Posio, Finland) dished out four assists on the weekend, helping Vermont take a road split at Yale. The rookie defender registered two helpers in each game, including one in each game on the power-play. Her four points were tied for the most by a defensive player in all of Women's Hockey East last week.


WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Sam Ridgewell - Merrimack

Sam Ridgewell (Outlook, Sask.) in her only appearance of the weekend, turned in a career-high 51-save performance in a 1-0 win against #9 Boston College on Saturday, backboning Merrimack to its first career shutout of the Eagles and ending a threegame skid for the Warriors. She became just the second netminder in the nation to secure a victory with 50- plus saves this season.


WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS

Caitrin Lonergan, BC (Jr., F; Roslindale, Mass.) Netted two goals in BC's win over Merrimack on Friday, including a shorthanded strike and a power-play tally. Her 27 faceoff wins over the weekend tied for the league lead.

Kelly Pickreign, BC (Fr., G; Harvard, Mass.) Stopped 29 of 30 shots she faced in her first career start, a 1-0 setback at Merrimack.

Megan Keller, BC (Sr., D; Farmington Hills, Mich.) Scored two tallies on Friday in a 4-3 overtime win against Merrimack, including the decisive marker in the extra frame. She fired 15 shots on goal and had three blocks while finishing plus-two.

Kaleigh Donnelly, BU (Fr., F; Wellesley, Mass.) Picked up her first three collegiate points in a sweep at RIT, including her first collegiate goal in Saturday's 8-0 win as part of a two-point afternoon. She also assisted on Friday's game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory.

Corinne Schroeder, BU (So., G; Elm Creek, Man.) Stopped 49 of 50 shots she faced in a weekend sweep at RIT. She allowed just one goal on Friday while BU was shorthanded. She has now allowed two goals or fewer in each of her last four starts.

Meghara McManus, UNH (Jr., F; Milton, Mass.) Led the Wildcats with two goals and one assist for three points last week, helping UNH to an undefeated 1-0-1 week. She scored both goals for her squad in a 2-0 overtime draw against Harvard on Saturday, each tally tying the game for the Wildcats.

Kyra Smith, UNH (Sr., G; Littleton, Colo.) Backboned the Wildcats to an unbeaten week, taking a 1-0-1 record in a pair of games at Dartmouth and against Harvard. She stopped 49 shots and allowed just two goals while picking up a 31-save shutout at Dartmouth on Tuesday. She helped New Hampshire extend its unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2) entering the holiday break.

Megan Rickard, PC (Jr., F; Coventry, R.I.) Enjoyed a five-point week, including a career-high four-point (1g, 3a) outing on Friday against Holy Cross. She helped power a Providence offense to a pair of wins on the week, including 8-0 win over Brown and a 5-1 victory over Holy Cross, to improve the Friars' record to 15-3-0 on the year.

Kate Friesen, PC (Sr., D; Altona, Man.) Found the back of the net in each win for Providence, including a power-play strike on Tuesday.

Eve-Audrey Picard, UVM (Jr., F; Longueuil, Que.) Racked up four points on two goals and two assists in a weekend split at Yale.