Commissioners Club
Weekly Honorees: Natalie Snodgrass, Gabby Jones and Morgan Fisher
Weekly Release: Three Hockey East Teams Wrap 2018 Calendar Year
League Play Set to Heat up In Second Half

WHEA HEADLINES

UConn captured a 4-1 win in its final game of 2018, topping Dartmouth at home on Sunday. Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) scored two goals for the Huskies and while goalie Morgan Fisher (Vernon, Conn.) made 27 saves to earn her seventh win of the year.

Boston University took a 0-1-1 mark in a two-game set against Penn State on Sunday and Monday. Freshman goaltender Kate Stuart (Chilliwack, B.C.) made 33 saves in Monday's 1-0 setback, while junior Sammy Davis (Pembroke, Mass.) scored the game-tying tally with 10:35 to play in the third period on Sunday, pushing her point streak to 10 straight games. Sophomore Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) also extended her point streak to 14 games (10g, 20a) on Sunday, and she now owned a nation-best 14-game assist streak until Monday's blanking.

Merrimack traveled to #7 Princeton for a two-game set, emerging with a 0-1-1 record against the Tigers. In Sunday's 1-1 draw, the teams scored two goals in the final three minutes, including Gabby Jones' (Westfield, Mass.) extra-attacker strike with just 1:50 left to play to tie the game for the Warr iors. Sam Ridgewell (Outlook, Sask.) stopped 40 shots in the stalemate. Megan Fergusson (Kitchener, Ont.) scored twice for Merrimack in Monday's 5-3 loss.


WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Natalie Snodgrass - UConn

Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) scored two goals in UConn's 4-1 victory over Dartmouth on Sunday, bringing her season total to five goals and 10 assists. Her 15 points on the year are tied for the most of any UConn player this season after leading the Huskies as a freshman in 2017-18 with 21 goals and 17 assists for 38 points.


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

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Gabby Jones - Merrimack

Gabby Jones (Westfield, Mass.) netted an extra-attacker strike with just 1:50 left to play to tie the game for the Warriors on Sunday, an eventual 1-1 draw on the road at #7 Princeton. The freshman is now carrying five goals and seven assists for 12 points in her first campaign with Merrimack.


WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Morgan Fisher - UConn

Morgan Fisher (Vernon, Conn.) kicked out 27 shots in a 4-1 win over Dartmouth at home on Sunday. The junior netminder has now won her last two starts, including a 2-1 victory at Providence on Dec. 1. She improved to 7-8-1 on the year with the win over the Big Green.


WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS

Kate Stuart, BU (Fr., G; Chilliwack, B.C.) In one start last week, made 33 saves in Monday's 1-0 setback to Penn State.

Sam Ridgewell, MC (Sr., G; Outlook, Sask.) Stopped 40 shots in a 1-1 stalemate a t #7 Princeton on Sunday.

Megan Fergusson, MC (So., F; Kitchener, Ont.) Found the back of the net twice for Merrimack in Monday's 5-3 loss at #7 Princeton.