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Weekly Honorees: Kelly Browne, Tamara Thiérus and Aerin Frankel
Weekly Release: #4 Northeastern Sweeps #9 Boston University
Boston College Unbeaten in 10 Straight; Providence, New Hampshire Earn Shutouts

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

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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 Eagles.


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

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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

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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 at Northeastern.


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.