HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
Boston University swept the Battle of Comm. Ave, shutting out Boston College, 6-0, on Friday before earning a 2-1 win on Saturday. Junior Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) collected a team-high four points, tallying a goal and an assist in Friday's home win before setting up both goals in Saturday's road victory. Her assist on the game-winner Saturday was the 100th point of her collegiate career.
Vermont earned four league points at Maine over the weekend, taking a pair of 3-2 road victories in Orono. Corinne McCool (West Roxbury, Mass.) earned three points across the two wins on two goals and one assist. Both of her goals proved to the be the eventual game-winning tallies for the Catamounts, lifting Vermont over Maine in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings with 11 points in league play.
UConn and Providence split a home and home series over the weekend. The Huskies earned a 1-0 road shutout on Thursday thanks to a 26-save performance from Morgan Fisher (Vernon, Conn.) Providence senior defender Avery Fransoo (North Battleford, Sask.) then found the back of the net in overtime Friday to give the Friars a 2-1 road win of their own.
New Hampshire swept Merrimack in league play, moving into a tie for third place in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings. Grace Middleton (Midland, Mich.) led all Wildcats with four points on four assists, including primary helpers on both game-winning goals Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) posted a 24-save shutout on Friday in a 6-0 victory and stopped 24 of 26 on Saturday in a 4-2 victory. The shutout was her fourth of the year.
Northeastern shutout Holy Cross for the second straight game and third time this
season, winning 7-0. Senior defenseman Codie Cross (Airdrie, Alta.) registered a
career-high five points, including the game-winning goal and four assists. Cross
claimed her 50th career point in the victory.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Corinne McCool - Vermont
Corinne McCool (West
Roxbury, Mass.) earned
three points across two
3-2 wins at Maine over
the weekend on two goals
and one assist. Both of her
goals proved to the be the
tallies for the Catamounts,
lifting Vermont over Maine
in the Army ROTC Hockey
East Standings with 11
points in league play.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Rae Breton - New Hampshire
New Hampshire freshman
blueliner Rae Breton
(Brighton, Ont.) tallied her
first two career goals in two
consecutive games, the
second of which counted
as the game-winner in the
Wildcats' 4-2 comeback
victory over Merrimack on
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Corinne Schroeder - Boston University
Corinne Schroeder (Elm
Creek, Man.) stopped all 21
shots she faced for her second
shutout of the season on Friday,
a 6-0 win against Boston
College. Schroeder then made
25 saves and did not allow
a 5-on-5 goal in a 2-1 win at
BC on Saturday. Schroeder's
shutout streak was snapped at
172:22 with a power-play goal
by the Eagles. She has not allowed
a 5-on-5 goal in her last
179:54 of work. She allowed
just one goal in two games to a
Boston College team that had
been averaging 3.41 goals per
game to that point.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Kelly Browne, BC (So., F; Burlington, Mass.) Scored a power-play goal against Boston University in a two-game series last weekend. She finished the two-game series with 31 faceoff wins and six shots on goal and had two blocks.
Cayla Barnes, BC (So., D; Eastvale, Calif.) Earned a power-play assist against BU and finished the weekend with five blocked shots and five shots on goal.
Jesse Compher, BU (Jr., F; Northbrook, Ill.) Collected a team-high four points in the Terriers' sweep of #8 Boston College across a homeand- home series. She tallied a goal and an assist in Friday's 6-0 win at Walter Brown Arena and assisted on both goals in Saturday's 2-1 win. Her assist on the game-winner Saturday was the 100th point of her collegiate career. Compher led the league with 13 shots on goal and also won 19 faceoffs.
Nadia Mattivi, BU (Fr., D; Baselga di Pine, Trento, Italy) Dished out a career-high two assists in the Terriers' 6-0 win over BC on Friday. Mattivi finished the weekend as a plus-three and generated three shots on goal.
Morgan Fisher, UConn (Sr., G: Vernon, Conn.) Posted a 26-save shutout in a 1-0 road win at Providence on Thursday.
Kaitlyn Yearwood, UConn (Fr., D; Thornhill, Ont.) Notched her first career goal in UConn's 1-0 victory at Providence Thursday night. The freshman snipped in a shot from just inside the right point to put the Huskies up 1-0 at the 1:51 mark of the second period.
Claire Peterson, UConn (Fr., D; San Jose, Calif.) Tallied her first career goal in the Huskies 2-1 setback to Providence Friday night. The freshman slotted her shot into the bottom left corner of the net to give UConn a 1-0 lead 12:19 into the first period.
Grace Middleton, UNH (Jr., F; Midland, Mich.) Led all Wildcats in scoring this week with four points on four total assists on two multi-assist games. She tallied primary assists on both game-winning goals for New Hampshire in a sweep of Merrimack.
Ava Boutilier, UNH (So., G; Charlottetown, P.E.I.) Posted a 24-save shutout on Friday in a 6-0 victory and stopped 24 of 26 on Saturday in a 4-2 victory, both over Merrimack, to earn a .960 SV% and 1.00 GAA. The shutout on Friday was her fourth of the season.
Katy Knoll, NU (Fr., F; Amherst, N.Y.) Scored one goal and one assist in a 7-0 win over Holy Cross. Knoll assisted on the game-winner and has now been directly involved in five game-winners, either assisting or scoring this season. The freshman also recorded one block.
Codie Cross, NU (Sr., D; Airdrie, Alta.) Registered a career-high five points in a 7-0 win over Holy Cross, including the game-winning goal and four assists. Cross claimed her 50th career point in the victory. The senior also posted four blocks on the night, bringing her season total to 34 to lead the Huskies.