HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
Providence recorded their fourth-straight victory when they defeated Brown in the 25th iteration of the Mayor's Cup. The Friars captured their fifth consecutive victory in the annual meeting of cross-town rivals in the form of a 10-0 shutout victory over the Bears. Seven different players found the back of the net, with Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) leading the offensive charge with a hat trick and three assists.
#4 Northeastern earned two points in league play in its only game of the weekend with an 11-0 win over Holy Cross, the most goals scored by any team in the league this season. The Huskies had 14 different players contribute at least one point in the effort. On the back end, freshman netminder Gwyneth Philips (Athens, Ohio) posted a career-high 24 saves en route to earning her second shutout of the season in just her second career start.
Holy Cross earned its first ever regular-season series sweep since joining Hockey East with a 1-0 shutout victory at Merrimack on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore defenseman Emma Lange (Cheshire, Conn.) scored the only goal of the game, while Jada Brenon (Pendleton, N.Y.) kicked out all 30 shots she faced to record the Crusaders' first-ever shutout in Hockey East play.
Merrimack's Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ont.) turned in a four-point performance to lead Merrimack to a 4-3 win over Brown on Tuesday. The senior forward contributed three goals, including the decisive tally, and one assist.
#8 Boston College competed against the top two teams in the country last weekend in the inaugural Country Classic in Nashville, Tennessee. The Eagles secured a 2-2 draw with #1 Minnesota on Friday before being handed a 5-3 setback from #2 Wisconsin, including an empty net goal.
Maine split a series with Dartmouth over the weekend that saw senior forward
Tereza Vanisova (Strakonice, Czech Republic) become the Black Bears' all-time
leading scorer. With two goals and three assists on the weekend, Vanisova now
has 117 career points on 58 goals and 59 assists.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sara Hjalmarsson - Providence
Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd,
six points in Providence's
10-0 win against Brown in
the annual Mayor's Cup,
more than any other NCAA
player has recorded in a
single game this season.
Her three goals and three
assists were the most in
the country last week,
including two power-play
goals and three power-
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Katy Knoll - Northeastern
Katy Knoll (Amherst, N.Y.)
picks up back-to-back Pro
Ambitions Rookie of the
Week honors after leading
all HEAW freshmen with
one goal, four assists, five
points, and a plus-six rating
last week. Her offensive outburst
to an 11-0 win over league
rival Holy Cross. Knoll now
has points in six of her last
seven games (3g, 8a).
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Gwyneth Philips - Northeastern
Gwyneth Philips (Athens,
Ohio) picked up a 24-save
shutout, a career-high
for the freshman, in her
second NCAA start Friday
against Holy Cross. In her
Husky debut on Nov. 16
at New Hampshire, Philips
also posted a shutout,
making 20 saves. This
year, in 124:15 of work,
Philips has yet to allow a
goal with 44 saves and
registering two wins.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Kelly Browne, BC (So., F; Burlington, Mass.) Picked up three points on one goal and two assists in the Country Classic ... scored a short-handed goal against No. 1 Minnesota and added two assists against No. 2 Wisconsin. She had 24 face-off wins on the weekend and added five shots on goal.
Hannah Bilka, BC (Fr., F; Coppell, Texas) Picked up an assist against No. 1 Minnesota and against No. 2 Wisconsin to finish the Country Classic with two points. She added four shots on goal and one blocked shot.
Cayla Barnes, BC (R-So., D; Eastvale, Calif.) Scored a goal against No. 2 Wisconsin and added six shots on goal and eight blocks over two games against the Badgers and No. 1 Minnesota.
Tereza Vanisova, ME (Sr., F; Strakonice, Czech Republic) Became the Black Bears' all-time leading point-getter with two goals and three assists on the weekend. Vanisova now has 117 career points on 58 goals and 59 assists.
Ida Press, ME (So., D; Uppsala, Sweden) Netted a goal in each of Maine's two games against Dartmouth, helping the Black Bears to a split series on the road.
Morgan Trimper, ME (Fr., F; Bangor, Maine) Handed out three helpers, including an assist on the game-winning goal, in Maine's 6-1 win at Dartmouth on Friday.
Mikyla Grant-Mentis, MC (Sr., F; Brampton, Ont.) Turned in a four-point performance to lead Merrimack to a 4-3 win over Brown on Tuesday. The senior forward contributed three goals, including the decisive tally, and one assist.
Chloe Aurard, NU (So., F; Villard-de-Lans, France) Racked up five points on three goals and two assists to power the Huskies' offense to an 11-0 win over Holy Cross.
Lauren DeBlois, PC (Fr., D; Lewiston, Maine) Dished out three assists and scored the game-winning goal in Providence's 10-0 rout of cross-town rival Brown to capture the annual Mayor's Cup for the fifth year in a row and extend the Friar's winning streak to four games.