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Weekly Honorees: Hannah Bilka, Bailey Burton and Aerin Frankel
Weekly Release: BC Stays Unbeaten; UConn, Maine, Merrimack, Win Twice
Boston University and Northeastern Win at Union; Vermont Unbeaten Against RIT

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Boston College extended its unbeaten start to 2019-20 to four games and the Eagles downed league rival Holy Cross, 6-0, on Thursday before taking a 4-3 road win at Syracuse. Rookie forward Hannah Bilka (Coppel, Texas) burst out for four goals against the Crusaders and netted a fifth tally and added an assist at Syracuse.

UConn began it regular season with a two-game road sweep of Long Island University. Junior Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) paced the offense with four points on a goal and three assists, while Viki Harkness (Berwick, Ont.) netted a pair of goals, including the game-winner, on Saturday. Morgan Fisher (Vernon, Conn.) posted a shutout on Friday, stopping each of the nine shots she saw in a 4-0 win.

Maine enjoyed an offensive explosion in a two-game road sweep at Sacred Heart, shutting out its opponent by a combined score of 11-0. Senior Tereza Vanisova (Strakonice, Czech Republic) posted four points over the weekend (2g, 2a) as she eclipsed the 100 career point mark for Maine.

Merrimack earned its first two wins of the year with a home sweep of RPI. Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ont.) picked up three points (2g, 1a) in the home stand, while Lea-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Qué.) earned a 16-save shutout in game one.

Vermont took a 1-0-1 record on the road at RIT, as Corinne McCool (West Roxbury, Mass.) racked up four points (2g, 2a). She scored the game-winner in Friday's 3-1 victory and netted the game-tying goal in Saturday's 4-4 draw. The sophomore fired 11 shots on net over the weekend.

Providence split a weekend series with Quinnipiac, dropping game one, 2-1, before rookie Bailey Burton (Bloomington, Minn.) lifted the Friars to victory with the game-winner with just 1:01 left in the third period to beat the Bobcats on the road, 3-2, on Saturday.


HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Hannah Bilka - Boston College

Hannah Bilka (Fr., F; Coppel, Texas) finished an undefeated weekend with five goals and six points, including a fourgoal game at Holy Cross that saw the rookie score the game-winning goal, a power-play goal, and a short-handed goal. She chipped in with another power-play strike and a helper on the decisive tally in a win at Syracuse.


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

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Bailey Burton - Providence

Bailey Burton (Fr., F; Bloomington, Minn.) Scored her first two career goals over two games against Quinnipiac, including the game-winner with 1:01 left in the third period to beat the Bobcats on the road, 3-2, on Saturday. Scored the Friars' lone goal when they hosted Quinnipiac in a 2-1 loss on Friday.


HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Aerin Frankel - Northeastern

Aerin Frankel (Jr., G; Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) the two-time reigning Hockey East Tournament MVP kicked out 16 saves in a season-opening 5-0 shutout win at Union as the junior picked up her 10th career blank sheet. The junior netminder moved into a three-way tie for sixth in all-time career saves in Northeastern history.


HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S TOP PERFORMERS

Cayla Barnes, BC (So., D; Eastvale, Calif.) Helped the Eagles to a 2-0-0 weekend with four points on two goals and two assists. In a 4-3 win at Syracuse, she netted two goals, including the game-winner, and had one assist. She wrapped the weekend with five blocks.

Maddy McArthur, BC (So., G; St. Catherines, Ont.) Continued her unbeaten start to 2019-20, improving to 4-0-0 on the year with a 2-0- 0 weekend. She backboned the Eagles with a 1.50 goals against average, a .941 save percentage and one shutout, her second of the year.

Sammy Davis, BU (Sr., F; Pembroke, Mass.) Scored both Terriers' goals in a 2-1 season-opening victory at Union on Sunday. Her game-winning tally came in the second period while on the power play.

Haylee Blinkhorn, BU (Fr., F; Oakdale, Minn.) in her NCAA debut, picked up a primar y assist on the opening goal of a 2-1 win at Union, finishing a plus-one on the day and winning the only faceoff she took in the game.

Corinne Schroeder, BU (Jr., G; Elm Creek, Man.) Stopped 22 shots in a 2-1 road win a t Union on Sunday, including all 10 she saw in the first period. Schroeder also helped BU successfully defend nearly two minutes of 5-on-3 time in the second stanza.

Natalie Snodgrass, UConn (Jr., F; Eagan, Minn.) Paced the UConn offense to two wins ove r Long Island University, posted four points on a goal and three assists. She set up the game-winner in Frid ay's 4-0 victory.

Viki Harkness, UConn (So., F; Berwick, Ont.) Scored two goals, including the game-winner, in UConn's 6-1 win at LIU on Saturday.

Morgan Fisher, UConn (Sr., G; Vernon, Conn.) Posted a shutout on Friday, stopping each of the nine shots she saw from LIU in a 4-0 win.

Tereza Vanisova, ME (Sr., F; Strakonice, Czech Republic) Scored two goals and had an assist on Friday's 7-0 win against Sacred Heart, as she surpassed 100 career points for Maine. Had another assist on Saturday, giving her a total of four point on the w eekend.

Carly Jackson, ME (Sr., G; Amherst, N.S.) Pitched a 16-save shutout in a 7-0 roa d win at Sacred Heart on Saturday.

Loryn Porter, ME (Jr., G; North Bay, Ont.) Stopped all 17 shots she faced to ope n the year with a 4-0 shutout win at Sacred Heart.

Paige Rynne, UNH (So., F; Ancaster, Ont.) Found the back of the net twice in th e Wildcats' 5-5 stalemate on SLU on Friday.

Tamara Thiérus, UNH (Fr., F; Saint-Jerome, Que.) Chipped in with two assists in a 5-5 draw with St. Lawrence, her second straight multi-assist game to begin her NCAA career.

Emily Rickwood, UNH (So., D; Brantford, Ont.) Picked up the first two goals of her career, both coming on the power play against St. Lawrence.

Alina Mueller, NU (So., F; Winterthur, Switzerland) Mueller started 2019-20 off with a bang, scoring just 26 seconds into an eventual 5-0 win over Union to open the Huskies' season. She chipped in three assists for a team-high four points in the contest.

Claire Minnerath, PC (Sr., G; Sartell, Minn.) Logged 118:49 of work in net for the F riars in a 1-1-0 weekend. She stopped 42 shots and picked up a .913 save percentage and 2.02 goals against average, allowing just two goals in each game.

Corinne McCool, UVM (So., F; West Roxbury, Mass.) Racked up four points (2g, 2a) i n a two-game set at RIT, helping Vermont go 1-0- 1. She scored the game-winner in Friday's 3-1 victory and netted the game-tying goal in Saturday's 4-4 draw with 11 shots on n et.

Sini Karjalainen (So., D, Posio, Finland) Registered three points (1g, 2a) in the Catamounts' unbeaten weekend, picking up a power- play goal and assisting on the game-tying goal in Saturday's draw.