HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
#4 Northeastern swept #9 Boston University in a home-and-home series between the cross-town rivals. Veronika Pettey (Potomac, Md.) netted a goal and added an assist in the series while freshman defenseman Megan Carter (Milton, Ont.) got her first collegiate point with an assist on Saturday's game-winning strike.
#7 Boston College swept a weekend in league play to remain undefeated through its first 10 games of the year (9-0-1), posting 5-2 wins over both New Hampshire and Providence. Eagles sophomore Kelly Browne (Burlington, Mass.) scored four goals in Friday's win. Rookie Hannah Bilka (Coppell, Texas) also extended her personal point streak to nine games (10g, 8a) and ended the weekend with a plus-seven rating.
Providence shutout Holy Cross on Friday as freshman Bailey Burton (Bloomington, Minn.) scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory. Burton's goal was her second game-winning goal of the season (Oct. 5.) Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) started in net for the first time this season and earned a 26-save shutout.
New Hampshire netminder Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) posted her third
shutout in 11 starts in 2019-20 with a 15-save shutout against Holy Cross on Sunday.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kelly Browne - Boston College
Kelly Browne (Burlington,
Mass.) scored a nation-high
five goals last weekend,
including a four-goal outing in
Boston College's 5-2 win over
New Hampshire on Friday
night. Her four-goal explosion
included the game-winning
strike over the Wildcats
and a power-play tally. The
sophomore added 22 faceoff
wins and 10 shots on goal
in a weekend sweep for the
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Tamara Thiérus - New Hampshire
Tamara Thiérus (Saint-Jérôme, Que.) continued her
impressive debut season
with New Hampshire, picking
up a two-point weekend for
the Wildcats. On Friday, she
scored her first career goal
against #7 Boston College
and added an assist on the
second goal of an eventual
3-0 win against Holy Cross.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Aerin Frankel - Northeastern
Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff
Manor, N.Y.) registered two
wins in a home-and-home
sweep of with then-#9 Boston
University, notching 22 saves
in the first game and 20 in the
second to earn a shutout over
the Terriers. Her blank sheet
victory over BU on Saturday
was her second of the season
and her 11th career shutout,
which moves her into a tie for
fifth in all-time career shutouts
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Hannah Bilka, BC (Fr., F; Coppell, Texas) Led all HEA rookies with four points (4a) including a season-high three assists in a 5-2 win over New Hampshire on Friday night. Her helper in Saturday's 5-2 triumph over Providence extended her personal point streak to nine games (10g, 8a). She ended the weekend with a plus-seven rating.
Alexie Guay, BC (Fr., D; Magog, Que.) Dished out two helpers over the weekend to help the Eagles take a pair of 5-2 wins over Providence and extend her point streak to eight games (1g, 7a).
Mikyla Grant-Mentis, MC (Sr., F; Brampton, Ont.) Posted two goals and an assist in a road-trip to Minnesota State, pushing her point streak to five games (6g, 3a).
Nicole Dunbar, UNH (Sr., F; Coto de Caza, Calif.) Scored in each of New Hampshire's two games over the weekend and added an assist in Sunday's 3-0 win over Holy Cross.
Ava Boutilier, UNH (So., G; Charlottetown, P.E.I.) Posted a 1-1-0 record on the weekend, including a 15-save shutout against Holy Cross on Sunday. She stopped 37 of 41 shots she faced from Boston College and the Crusaders.
Maureen Murphy, PC (Jr., F: Buffalo, N.Y.) Recorded an assist on Providence's game-winning goal in a 1-0 win at Holy Cross on Frida and scored Providence's two goals at then-#7 Boston College on Saturday in a 5-2 setback to push her point streak to nine games (7g, 4a.)
Veronika Pettey, NU (Jr., F; Potomac, Md.) Netted a goal and added an assist in a home-and-home sweep of then-#9 Boston University.
Megan Carter, NU (Fr., D; Milton, Ont.) Tallied one assist and one shot blot in a series sweep of then-#9 Boston University. Her assist was her first collegiate point and came on the game-winner against BU on Saturday.
Maude Poulin-Labelle, UVM (So., D; Sherbrooke, Que.) Became the first Catamount defenseman in program history to record a hat trick when she found the back of the net three times in Vermont's 4-2 win over Dartmouth on Tuesday. She is currently second in the nation in goal-scoring by a defenseman with six tallies on the year, adding six helpers for 12 points.