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Weekly Honorees: Jesse Compher, Katy Knoll, Loryn Porter and Ava Boutilier
Weekly Release: Boston University, New Hampshire Topple Previously Unbeaten #9 Harvard
UConn Wins Season Series With Boston College

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Boston University toppled #9 Harvard on Tuesday evening, after scoring three goals in the third period to secure the win over the previously-undefeated Crimson. Special teams made up five of the six goals, scoring four times on the power play and once short-handed tally from junior forward Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.)

New Hampshire took a 3-1 victory at #9 Harvard on Saturday. Redshirt sophomore goaltender Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) had 45 saves and a primary assist, the first by a UNH goaltender since the 2010-11 season, to backbone the Wildcats to victory. The win was UNH's second win over a ranked team this season after the Wildcats defeated then-#10 BU, 4-2, on Oct. 12.

UConn claimed the season series over Boston College for the firs time since 2006-07 by splitting a home-and-home set. Senior forward Briana Colangelo (Whitby, Ont.) struck at 6:04 of the third period to give the Huskies a 2-1 victory in Boston on Friday evening. The Eagles bounced back with a 2-1 victory of their own on Saturday, thanks to the game-winning goal from Savannah Norcross (Lynn, Mass.) with just over a minute to play.

Providence grabbed a crucial four points in league play over Merrimack to remain within one point of a top-four spot in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings. On Saturday, Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) finished the Friars' 3-2 comeback victory at the 2:59 mark in overtime as her squad scored three unanswered goals to improve to 7-6-2 on the season (5-4-0 HEAW).

Northeastern took home four of six league points by shutting out #6 Boston College, 3-0, on Tuesday before splitting a home series with Maine. Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) stopped all 31 shots she faced from the Eagles to pick up her fourth shutout of the year.

Maine's Celine Tedenby (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) scored in each of the Black Bears' two games at Northeastern, including her fourth of the year just 38 seconds into overtime on Sunday to lift her team to a win at #4 Northeastern.


HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Jesse Compher - Boston University

Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) led the nation with five goals and eight points this week to help lead BU to three victories. Her 1.67 goals per game and two shorthanded goals also led the NCAA. She tallied two goals and two assists on Sunday in a 5-1 win at Vermont, three points (2g, 1a) in a 6-2 win over #9 Harvard on Tuesday, and a shorthanded goal on Saturday in a 3-2 overtime win over Vermont. Compher factored on two of the Terriers' three game-winners this week.


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

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Katy Knoll - Northeastern

Katy Knoll (Amherst, N.Y.) had three points over three games for the Huskies last week, helping Northeastern to four points in league play. Knoll contributed two assists, one on the game-winner, in a 3-0 victory over #6 BC, and potted the game-winner in a 2-1 win over Maine. Knoll now has two game-winners on the season.


HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Loryn Porter - Maine

Loryn Porter (North Bay, Ont.) turned in a career-best performance on Sunday, stopping 50 shots at #4 Northeastern on Sunday. The junior allowed just two goals in her only outing of the weekend, backboning the Black Bears to a 3-2 overtime win against the Huskies. She stopped 25 shots in the second period alone. turned in a career-best performance on Sunday, stopping 50 shots at #4 Northeastern on Sunday. The junior allowed just two goals in her only outing of the weekend, backboning the Black Bears to a 3-2 overtime win against the Huskies. She stopped 25 shots in the second period alone.


Ava Boutilier - New Hampshire

Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) posted both offensive and defensive stats in her one game of the weekend, a 3-1 win over #9 Harvard. Boutilier stopped 45 of 46 shots faced and tallied a primary assist on UNH's third goal, the first primary assist by a UNH goaltender since the 2010-11 season.


HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS

Savannah Norcross, BC (So., F; Lynn, Mass.) Scored two goals on the weekend for BC, including the game-winning goal with just over a minute to play in a 2-1 win at UConn on Saturday. She finished the week with 11 shots on goal and one game-winning goal.

Hannah Bilka, BC (Fr., F; Coppell, Texas) Tallied the primary assist on the game-winning goal in the final minute of play in a 2-1 win at UConn on Saturday. The rookie had a team-high 18 shots on goal on the week while also adding four face-off wins.

Cayla Barnes, BC (So., D; Eastvale, Calif.) Registered a goal and an assist on the weekend while blocking 10 shots and firing nine shots on goal.

Julia Nearis, BU (Fr., F; Beverly, Mass.) No other NCAA rookie had more goals than Nearis this week, as she twice lit the lamp for the Terriers in three games. Nearis opened the scoring on Sunday in a 5-1 win at UVM. She also found the back of the net in a 6-2 win over Harvard on Tuesday.

Abby Cook, BU (Sr., D; Kelowna, B.C.) Cook led the nation with five assists and also scored to complete a six-point week, which led all NCAA defenders. Cook scored a goal and added an assist on Sunday in a 5-1 win at Vermont after recording an assist in Saturday's 3-2 OT win at UVM. She began the week with three helpers in a 6-2 win over Harvard.

Morgan Fisher, UConn (Sr., G; Vernon, Conn.) Racked up 66 saves in two starts during a 1-1 weekend for the Huskies. Fisher stuffed 38 of the 39 shots she faced in Friday afternoon to help UConn beat #6 BC 2-1 and take the regular season series. Fisher notched 28 more saves in Saturday's series finale.

Celine Tedenby, ME (So., F; Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) Scored in each of the Black Bears' two games at Northeastern, including her fourth of the year just 38 seconds into overtime on Sunday to lift her team to a win at #4 Northeastern.

Morgan Trimper, ME (Fr., F; Bangor, Maine) Scored her first collegiate point with a goal against #4 Northeastern, helping Maine win 3-2 in overtime on Sunday.

Tamara Thiérus, UNH (Fr., F; Saint-Jérôme, Que.) Tallied her first career game-winner and second career goal in UNH's 3-1 victory over #9 Harvard. The goal came on her only shot on goal of the contest, and she went 1-0 in the faceoff dot.

Chloe Aurard, NU (So., F; Villard-De-Lans, France) Had a five-point week for the Huskies, notching two goals and three assists over three games. In a 3-0 win over #6 BC, Aurard erupted for three points and assisted on the game-winner. Aurard delivered her second short-handed goal of the season in a 3-2 OT loss to Maine on Sunday and finished the week at +4 to lead the team.

Skylar Fontaine, NU (Jr., D; East Greenwich, R.I.) Stretched her point streak to seven games and contributed two goals and an assist over the past three games for the Huskies. Over her last seven tilts, the 2018-19 All American has scored four goals and added four assists.