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Weekly Honorees: Alina Mueller, Ida Kuoppala and Ava Thewes
Weekly Release: Northeastern Clinches Second Consecutive Regular Season Crown
Beanpot Begins Tuesday Night on NESNplus

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#3 Northeastern has clinched its second consecutive Hockey East regular season crown after toppling UConn, 3-2 in overtime, on Friday night. The win secured the top seed in the Hockey East Tournament for the Huskies and they will enter the postseason in search of their third-consecutive Bertagna Trophy.

Maine earned three of four points from New Hampshire and secured a spot in the Hockey East Tournament in the process. Black Bear freshman Ida Kuoppala (Pedersore, Finland) scored three goals and added a pair of assists in the series, giving her five points on the weekend. She has now scored a goal in five-straight games.

New Hampshire rookie backstop Ava Thewes (Clarkson, Mich.) made her second and third career appearances, in relief, at Maine this past weekend. In both contests, the freshman netminder came in and stopped every shot she faced, kicking out seven on Friday and 19 on Saturday in 60:43 of work.

Boston College took an 8-3 decision from Holy Cross on Friday night, getting goals from eight separate players and marking first time since at least the 1996-97 season that the Eagles had eight different goal scorers in a game.

Deziray De Sousa (Montreal, Que.) led Boston University with a goal in each of two games last week to extend her point streak to four games (3g, 2a). She has now registered a point in six of her last seven contests (5g, 3a).

Providence earned three of four points on the weekend, shutting out Merrimack, 3-0, on Friday before skating to a 2-2 draw at UConn on Saturday. Sophomore Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) recorded her second career shutout with 14 saves against the Warriors.

Holy Cross sophomore goaltender Jada Brenon (Pendleton, N.Y.) made 51 saves to preserve a 2-2 tie at Vermont and pick up a point in Hockey East play.

Tuesday's Women's Beanpot tournament can be seen across North America on NESNplus in New England, CBS All Access nationally in the U.S. and Canada, and streaming on TSN in Canada.


HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Alina Mueller - Northeastern

Alina Mueller (Winterthur, Switzerland) tied to lead all Hockey East players with five points off three goals and two assists. Mueller scored one shorthanded goal in a 2-1 victory over #8 BU on Tuesday. In a 3-2 OT victory over UConn on Friday, Mueller scored two goals and assisted on the game-winner in overtime, while notching her 100th career point in the process.


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

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Ida Kuoppala - Maine

Ida Kuoppala (Pedersore, Finland) scored three goals over the weekend, two on Friday in a 5-1 win over UNH and one on Saturday's 2-2 draw with the Wildcats. She also added a pair of assists in Friday's contest, giving her five points on the weekend. Kuoppala has now scored a goal in five-straight games.


HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Ava Thewes - New Hampshire

Ava Thewes (Clarkson, Mich.) made her second and third career appearances, in relief, at Maine this past weekend. In both contests, the freshman netminder came in and stopped every shot she faced, kicking out seven on Friday and 19 on Saturday in 60:43 of work.


HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS

Hannah Bilka, BC (Fr., F; Coppell, Texas) Dished out three helpers and recorded three shots on goal in an 8-3 win over Holy Cross Friday night, her 10th multi-point game of her freshman year. She set up the game-winning goal for her sixth point on the decisive tally this year.

Hadley Hartmetz, BC (Fr., D; Phoenixville, Pa.) Had one goal and two assists in BC's win over Holy Cross on Friday night for a career-high three points. She also had one blocked shot.

Alexie Guay, BC (Fr., D; Magog, Que.) Tallied three assists in BC's 8-3 win over Holy Cross and was on the ice for a league-high six goals scored. She finished a plus-four with one shot on goal and one block.

Deziray De Sousa, BU (Sr., F; Montreal, Que.) Led the Terriers with a goal in each game this week. She scored the opening goal in a 2-1 loss at #3 Northeastern and then got the game's first goal in the Terriers' 4-2 win over Vermont on Friday. De Sousa extended her point streak to four games (3g, 2a) and has registered a point in six of her last seven contests (5g, 3a).

Nadia Mattivi, BU (Fr., D; Baselga di Pine, Trento, Italy) Mattivi assisted on the game-winning goal in Friday's 4-2 triumph over UVM. She finished the weekend as a plus-two and added a blocked shot.

Corinne Schroeder, BU (Jr., G; Elm Creek, Man.) Stopped 29 of the 31 shots she saw and did not allow an even-strength goal at #3 Northeastern on Tuesday.

Jessie Aney, UConn (GS, F; Rochester, Minn.) Tallied three assists in a 0-1-1 weekend for UConn. Aney dished out two assists Friday night, including one on UConn's game-tying 6-on-4 power play goal with 1:01 remaining at #3 Northeastern. Aney racked up her third assist in Saturday's 2-2 tie with Providence.

Danielle Fox, UConn (So., F; Unionville, Ont.) Scored two goals and added an assist in a 0-1-1 weekend for UConn. She tallied the Huskies first goal in the 3-2 OT loss at #3 Northeastern, then added a goal and an assist in Saturday's 2-2 tie with Providence.

Jada Brenon, HC (So., G; Pendleton, New York) Made 51 saves to preserve a 2-2 tie at Vermont and pick up a point in Hockey East play.

Liga Miljone, Maine (So., F; Riga, Latvia) Finished the weekend with four points, all in Friday's contest against UNH. The sophomore scored a goal and added three assists in the contest.

Sandra Abstreiter, PC (So., G; Freising, Germany) Recorded her second career shutout with 14 saves in a 3-0 win over Merrimack on Friday.