HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
#3 Northeastern battled two of the nation's top programs in the inaugural Battle of the Burgh Tournament in Pittsburgh. The Huskies advanced to the title game after claiming a shootout win in an official 1-1 draw with Colgate. In the championship, Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) made a career-best 51 saves in a 4-3 overtime setback to #1 Wisconsin. Frankel was named MVP of the tournament and made 106 saves over her three outings last week.
No player in Hockey East scored more points last week than Vermont's Maude Poulin-Labelle (Sherbrooke, Que.) The sophomore defenseman scored two goals and added three assists for the Catamounts and currently leads her team with 10 goals and 20 points.
UConn swept the weekend and season series over Holy Cross, downing the crusaders 2-1 and 6-0 to begin 2020. Rookie forward Coryn Tormala (Sussex, Wis.) scored her first two collegiate goals in the two-game set.
Boston University took three points from Maine last weekend at Walter Brown Arena, thanks in part to a goal and two helpers from Sammy Davis (Pembroke, Mass.) The senior had a helper in the 3-2 overtime win on Saturday before scoring the game-tying goal as part of a two-point afternoon (1g, 1a) on Sunday. Davis extended her point streak to seven games (4g, 7a).
New Hampshire earned a split weekend at Penn State. After dropping a 3-0 decision
in game one, the Wildcats bounced back for a 2-1 victory in front of rookie
goaltender Nikki Harnett (Plymouth, Minn.), who recorded her first career win with
a 25-save, one-goal performance.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Maude Poulin-Labelle - Vermont
Maude Poulin-Labelle (Sherbrooke,
Que.) led Hockey
East with five points in three
games last week, including
two goals and three assists
on 18 shots on goal. Her five
points were the most of any
defender in the NCAA and her
18 shots were second most of
any league player last week.
Poulin-Labelle currently leads
Vermont with 10 goals and 20
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Coryn Tormala - UConn
Coryn Tormala (Sussex, Wis.)
scored her first two collegiate
goals in back to back games
to help the Huskies to a 2-0-0
weekend and a series sweep
against Holy Cross. In UConn's
2-1 win Friday night,
Tormala notched her first-career
goal to tie the game early
in the second period. She
added her second marker at
8:12 of the middle frame of
Saturday's 6-0 win.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Aerin Frankel - Northeastern
Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor,
N.Y.) made 106 saves on
113 shots over three games
for Northeastern, including a
career-high 51 saves in a 4-3
overtime loss to #1 Wisconsin.
Frankel was named the
inaugural tournament MVP at
the Battle at the Burgh after
posting 82 saves over two
games, including a 1-1 tie
(and eventual shootout win
for advancement) against
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Sammy Davis, BU (Sr., F; Pembroke, Mass.) Davis notched three points (1g, 2a) to help BU earn three points against Maine in a weekend series. She had a helper in the 3-2 overtime win on Saturday before scoring the game-tying goal as part of a two-point afternoon (1g, 1a) on Sunday. Davis extended her point streak to seven games (4g, 7a).
Nadia Mattivi, BU (Fr., D; Baselga di Pine, Trento, Italy) Registered her second goal of the season on Sunday to spark a third-period rally against Maine. She brought BU back within one with her second goal of the season early in the third period. Mattivi also had the primary assist on the overtime-winning goal in Saturday's triumph, finding Nara Elia for the score. Mattivi led the Terriers as a plus-three for the weekend.
Kate Stuart, BU (So., G: Chilliwack, B.C.) Made 27 stops in a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday.
Catherine Crawley, UConn (Sr., F; Washingtonville, N.Y.) Scored two goals and added an assist to help UConn sweep the weekend and season series against Holy Cross. Crawley struck for the game-winner in Friday 2-1 win over the Crusaders, then added a goal and an assist in UConn's 6-0 victory Saturday afternoon.
Nikki Harnett, UNH (Fr., G; Plymouth, Minn.) Recorded her first career win in a 25-save, one-goal allowed bounce-back win at Penn State this weekend. Her career record now stands at 1-1-1, and she set a new career high in saves at 25.
Tori Howran, UNH (Sr., D; Bancroft, Ont.) Tallied an assist and her first career game-winning goal as the Wildcats defeated Penn State, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon. Howran was one of two defenders to tally two points this weekend and also blocked five shots.
Skylar Fontaine, NU (Jr., D; East Greenwich, R.I.) Scored two goals through three games with the Huskies, helping her team go 1-1-1. Fontaine's two goals tied for the lead among all Hockey East skaters.
Sara Hjalmarsson, PC (So., F; Bankeryd, Sweden) Netted two goals and added two assists in two games against Vermont. Tallied one goal and two assists in Providence's 3-1 victory over Vermont on Sunday, including the game-winning goal.
Whitney Dove, PC (Sr., D; Port Moody, B.C.) Registered four points and three assists in a split weekend with Vermont, the most helpers of any player in the league this week.
Sini Karjalainen, UVM (So., D; Posio, Finland ) Handed out one helper in each of her three games last week, giving her 16 on the season and matching the Vermont program record for most assists by a defenseman in a single season in just 22 games