HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
Holy Cross swept a weekend series with Merrimack, marking the first time the Crusaders have won two games in a one weekend since joining Hockey East. The two victories are also the first time Holy Cross has won two Hockey East games in a season, consecutive Hockey East games, and gives the Crusaders their most Hockey East points in a season.
UConn took a 1-0-1 mark in league play over the weekend, extending its fourgame unbeaten streak (3-0-1). The Huskies also improved to 5-0-0 on the road this season and currently sit in fourth place in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings. Senior Catherine Crawley (Washingtonville, N.Y.) earned four points this weekend, scoring two goals and dishing out two assists.
Providence split a weekend series in Hockey East play. On Friday at Maine, the Friars led 4-3 for most of the third period. With just 54 seconds remaining in the third period, Maine's Ida Kuoppala (Pedersöre, Finland) scored her fourth goal of the season to force overtime. Tereza Vanisova (Strakonice, Czech Republic) scored her second of the game in the extra frame for the Black Bears. On Sunday, Providence's Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) netted the game-winner with 15.1 seconds remaining against Vermont in a 3-2 victory.
#4 Northeastern improved to 10-1-0 on the year with a sweep of New Hampshire. Rookie Peyton Anderson (Arvara, Colo.) led the Huskies to a 5-1 win over Friday with two goals, including the game-winning strike, and an assist. The two goals were the first of her NCAA career. Anderson now has two goals and three assists on the year and has factored in on three game-winning goals.
Boston University split two games last week, toppling Yale, 3-1, on Tuesday before dropping a 4-2 decision to #6 Boston College on Friday. Junior Kristina Schuler (Webster, N.Y.) tallied three goals and four points in two games for the Terriers, including a pair of goals against #6 Boston College on Friday.
Boston College freshman defenseman Alexie Guay (Magog, Que.) notched two
points on one goal and one assist in BC's win over BU. She scored the game-tying
power-play goal early in the third period and added a power-play assist to extend
her point streak to nine games (2g, 9a.)
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Rachel Moore - Holy Cross
Rachel Moore (Falmouth,
Mass.) scored the game-winning
goal in Holy Cross's
first victory of the season on
Thursday, a 2-1 win over Merrimack
as seen on NESNplus.
She followed up on Friday by
assisting on the game-winner
in the Crusaders' 4-3 win at
Merrimack to complete the
weekend sweep for Holy
Cross, the first Hockey East
series sweep in program
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Peyton Anderson - Northeastern
Peyton Anderson (Arvara,
Colo.) led Northeastern
to a 5-1 win over New
Hampshire on Friday with
two goals, including the
game-winning strike, and
an assist. The two goals
were the first of her NCAA
career. Anderson now
has two goals and three
assists on the year and
has factored in on three
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jada Brenon - Holy Cross
Jada Brenon (Pendleton,
N.Y.) earned her first two wins
of the season by backboning
the Warriors to a weekend
sweep of Merrimack. She
stopped 77 shots over the
two days for a .951 save
percentage. She started off
by making 33 saves in the 2-1
win on Thursday and followed
it up by stopping 44 shots on
Friday. Brenon currently leads
all Hockey East goaltenders
with 411 saves in 13 games,
an average of over 31 saves
per game, and has four 40-
plus save outings.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Hannah Bilka, BC (Fr., F; Coppell, Texas) Tallied two points (1g, 1a) to help BC to win at Boston University. She scored in the first period on the power play and then assisted on the game-tying goal in the third period. She had four shots on goal.
Alexie Guay, BC (Fr., D; Magog, Que.) Tallied two points on one goal and one assist in BC's win over BU. She scored the game-tying power-play goal early in the third period and added a power-play assist to extend her point streak to nine games (2g, 9a.)
Kristina Schuler, BU (Jr., F; Webster, N.Y.) Schuler tallied three goals and four points in two games for the Terriers, including a pair of goals against #6 Boston College on Friday. Schuler began the week with a goal and an assist on the eventual game-winner in a 3-1 triumph over Yale on Tuesday.
Kate Stuart, BU (So., G, Chilliwack, B.C.) Stopped 30 of 31 shots she faced on Tuesday to backbone BU to a 3-1 win over Yale. She helped hold Yale's power play scoreless in three attempts and made 22 saves over the final 40 minutes.
Catherine Crawley, UConn (Sr., F; Washingtonville, N.Y.) Accumulated four points this weekend, scoring two goals and dishing out two assists. Crawley notched a goal and an assist in the Huskies 2-2 draw with Vermont on Friday night and on Sunday provided the assist on the game-tying goal and went on to score the game-winner to help UConn beat Maine, 3-2.
Morgan Fisher, UConn (Sr., G; Vernon, Conn.) Went 1-0-1 in two starts this weekend and registered a total of 31 saves. The senior stopped 12 shots in a 2-2 draw with Vermont Friday night before racking up 19 saves Sunday afternoon to grab her third win of the season at Maine and help UConn capture a 3-2 road win.
Natalie Snodgrass, UConn (Jr., F; Eagan, Minn.) Chipped in on a 1-0-1 weekend for UConn with two goals and one assist. In Sunday's 3-2 road win at Maine, she cashed in the game-tying goal late in the second period and then provided the assist on the game-winner.
Paige McArthur, HC (Fr., F; Macdonald, Man.) Led Holy Cross with four points, all on assists, as she helped the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of Merrimack, the program's first-ever Hockey East series sweep. She assisted on each of the Crusaders' goals in their 2-1 win over Merrimack on Thursday and then assisted on two more at Merrimack in the 4-3 win on Friday.
Ava Boutilier, UNH (So., G; Charlottetown, P.E.I.) Finished the weekend with a .944 save% and a 1.78 GAA, coming into Friday's game in relief to make 16 saves, and posted a 35 save, 1 GA performance on her birthday on Saturday.
Whitney Dove, PC (Sr., D; Port Moody, B.C.) Netted one goal and added an assist in a 5-4 overtime setback at Maine on Friday. She tallied her team-high ninth assist of the year the next day, a 3-2 win against Vermont.