Northeastern secured its second Women’s Hockey East regular season crown last weekend, clinching the title outright with a 3-1 win at Providence on Saturday. Providence split the weekend with a 5-2 road win on Sunday, thanks to Sara Hjalmarsson’s (Bakeryd, Sweden) second career multi-goal goal game.
Sammy Davis (Pembroke, Mass.) earned Beanpot MVP honors after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to deliver Boston University its first Beanpot crown since 1981 with a 3-2 win over host Harvard. She went on to record four points in a 1-0-1 weekend with New Hampshire, helping BU secure home ice advantage for the WHEA Tournament quarterfinals.
Merrimack’s Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.) became just the fourth player in Women’s Hockey East history to record six points in a single game as she scored twice and dished out four assists in Merrimack’s 7-1 win over UConn on Friday. She helped the Warriors to a 1-0-1 record last weekend to remain in contention for the final quarterfinal hosting position in the WHEA Tournament.
Boston College swept Maine, as Maddy McArthur (St. Catherines, Ont.) finished the week with a 2-0-0 record to win her 19th and 20th games of the year. She stopped 50 of 61 shots she saw to post a 1.00 goals against average and .967 save percentage, and her 33 saves in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over #3 Northeastern were a career best.
The Army ROTC Hockey East Standings are nearly solidified, with races remaining for the fourth and final quarterfinal hosting spot between Providence and Merrimack and the eighth spot up for grabs between Maine and Vermont. The Catamounts and Black Bears face off for a defacto playoff game this weekend in Orono, Maine.
Tickets to the 2019 Women's Hockey East Championship hosted by Providence
College are now on sale. Fans can purchase adult tickets online at Friars.com/tickets for the semifinals on Saturday, March 9, and for the championship on
Sunday, March 10 or by calling 401-865-4672.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Katelyn Rae - Merrimack
Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.)
became just the fourth player
in Women’s Hockey East
history to record six points in
a single game, posting two
goals and four assists in a 7-1
win over UConn on Friday.
Her outburst helped Merrimack
go 1-0-1 last weekend
to secure a playoff position
and remain in contention for
home ice in the WHEA Quarterfinals.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Theresa Schafzahl - Vermont
Theresa Schafzahl (Fr., F; Weiz,
Austria) racked up four points on
two goals and two assists in a
two-game sweep of Holy Cross,
the most of any Women’s Hockey
East freshman last weekend. She
posted three points (1g, 2a) in
Saturday’s 4-1 win and set up the
game-winning goal in that contest.
She helped Vermont remain
in contention for the final playoff
spot in the WHEA Tournament, as
the Catamounts travel to Maine
for a defacto playoff game next
WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Corinne Schroeder - Boston University
Corinne Schroeder (Elm Creek,
Man.) wrapped the weekend
with a 2-0-0 record, stopping 69
shots, including 39 in a 2-1 road
in on Sunday at New Hampshire.
Schroeder also backstopped
the Terriers in their 3-2 overtime
win in the Beanpot title game on
Tuesday. The sophomore made
30 saves, including nine in overtime,
to defeat the host Crimson
and deliver BU its first Beanpot
crown since 1981.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Daryl Watts, BC (So., F; Toronto, Ont.) Finished the week with five points on three goals and two assists, including the game-winning goal in Tuesday’s Beanpot consolation win over #3 Northeastern, part of a two-goal outing. Three of her points (2g, 1a) came on the power play and she fired 17 shots on net.
Kelly Browne, BC (Fr., F; Burlington, Mass.) Found the back of the net in all three of Boston College’s wins last week, including the decisive strike in a 2-1 win over Maine on Thursday. Her three tallies tied for the national rookie lead. She won 25 draws, the most of any league rookie last week, and now has five points in her last four games.
Maddy McArthur, BC (Fr., G; St. Catherines, Ont.) Finished the week with a 2-0-0 record to win her 19th and 20th games of the year. She stopped 50 of 61 shots she saw to post a 1.00 goals against average and .967 save percentage, and her 33 saves in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over #3 Northeastern were a career best.
Sammy Davis, BU (Jr., F; Pembroke, Mass.) earned Beanpot MVP honors after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to deliver Boston University its first Beanpot crown since 1981 with a 3-2 win over Harvard. She went on to record four points in a 1-0-1 weekend with New Hampshire, including one goal and two assists in a 3-3 tie on Saturday. She finished with five points and a plus-three rating.
Mackenna Parker, BU (Fr., F; Clavet, Sask.) Scored the game-winning goal in Sunday’s 2-1 road win at UNH and had an assist in Saturday’s 3-3 tie.
Samantha Ridgewell, MC (Sr., G; Outlook, Sask.) Backboned the Warriors to a 1-0-1 weekend, allowing just three goals in a two-game set with UConn. She stopped 34 shots in a 7-1 win on Friday before kicking out 39 in a 2-2 draw the next day.
Taylor Wenczkowski, UNH (Jr., F; Rochester, N.H.) Notched her first career hat trick in a 3-3 tie with #7 BU. Each of her goals knotted the game at 1-1, 2-2, and finally 3-3 with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation. The first of her goals came on the power play.
Skylar Fontaine, NU (So., D; East Greenwich, R.I.) Led all WHEA defenders with three goals and four points in three outings last week. She posted her first career two-goal game on Saturday, helping Northeastern clinch the regular season crown outright with a 3-1 win at Providence.
Meaghan Rickard, PC (Jr., F; Coventry, R.I.) Netted a goal in each of Providence’s two games, helping the Friars split with #3 Northeastern, and added an assist in Sunday’s 5-2 road win. She is currently riding a four-game goal streak.
Sara Hjalmarsson, PC (Fr., F; Bakeryd, Sweden) Posted her second career multi-goal goal game in Sunday’s 5-2 win at #3 Northeastern, finding the back of the net twice and finishing with a plus-two rating.
Blanka Skodova, UVM (Fr., G; Sternberk, Czech Republic) Stopped all 16 shots she faced from Holy Cross on Friday, helping Vermont to a 3-0 shutout win.