HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
#2 Northeastern extended its winning streak to 10 games (and 12 games in league play) with a 3-1 win over #10 Harvard on Tuesday and a 5-1 victory over Merrimack on Friday. National Player of the Month Alina Mueller (Winterthur, Switzerland) led the Huskies with two goals and two assists, including the game-winner over Merrimack.
#8 Boston University picked up a pair of wins last weekend, led by five points from Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) Compher was second in the nation last week with three goals and was first in the conference with five points in two Terrier wins, including a pair of goals in a 4-0 win over Boston College in the Beanpot semifinal.
Vermont claimed the final spot in the 2020 Hockey East Tournament with a 6-2 win over UConn on Sunday. Theresa Schafzahl (Weiz, Austria) led the nation in tallies last weekend as she found the back of the net four times and Maude Poulin-Labelle (Sherbrooke, Qué.) set a new program record with 28 points on the season (11g, 17a.) Catherine Crawley (Washingtonville, N.Y.) tallied a goal and two assists over the weekend for the Huskies, including a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Vermont Saturday afternoon.
New Hampshire nabbed a pair of wins over Dartmouth and at Boston College and took a tie at Merrimack. Tamara Thiérus (Saint-Jerome, Que.) tallied two goals in a 3-0 victory over the Eagles on Friday, including opening the game with the decisive tally. Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) returned to the Wildcats' lineup for the first time since January 10, going 1-0-1 and stopping 63 of 65 shots faced.
Maine took three of four points from Providence, improving to 12-12-7 on the year
and securing a position in the Hockey East Tournament after going unbeaten in
the Black Bears' last four (2-0-2.) Reigning Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month Ida
Kuoppala (Pendersore, Finland) pushing her point streak to seven games with a
pair of assists on the weekend (7g, 4a.)
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jesse Compher - Boston University
Jesse Compher (Northbrook,
Ill.) was second in the nation with
three goals and was first in the
conference with five points in two
Terrier wins. She shined brightest
in the Beanpot semifinals against
Boston College, scoring two goals
in a span of 2:25 early in the third
period to give BU a 3-0 lead en
route to a 4-0 triumph. Compher
then tallied the Terriers' first goal
and assisted on two others in a
5-2 win at Holy Cross on Saturday.
Compher also led the nation
in faceoff percentage at .900,
going 27-3 at the faceoff circle.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Tamara Thiérus - New Hampshire
Tamara Thiérus (Saint-Jerome,
Que.) returned to
Boston College's Conte
Forum, the arena where she
notched her first career goal,
and tallied two more in a
3-0 victory over the Eagles.
Her first goal counted as the
game winner and her second
goal added insurance in the
third. She added an assist for
a three-point game against
BC and had four points on
the week with an assist on the
game-tying goal in a 2-2 tie
with Merrimack the next day.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Maude Poulin-Labelle - Vermont
(Sherbrooke, Qué.) pushed
her personal point streak to
five games (6a) with a trio
of assists over the weekend.
In the process, the
sophomore defender set a
new program record with
28 points on the season
(11g, 17a). Poulin-Labelle
set the record in Sunday's
6-4 win that also clinched
the final Hockey East
playoff spot for the Catamounts.
She leads her
team with 28 points.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Nadia Mattivi, BU (Fr., D; Baselga di Pine, Trento, Italy) Scored in a 5-2 win at Holy Cross on Saturday, giving them a 2-1 lead just 13 seconds after BU tied the game. Mattivi finished the week as a plus-2 with four blocked shots.
Corinne Schroeder, BU (Jr., G; Elm Creek, Man.) In her lone start of the week, posted a 33-save shutout against Boston College to lead BU to a 4-0 win in the Beanpot semifinals over Boston College. She has not allowed a 5-on-5 goal to a Beanpot school since Nov. 19 against Harvard.
Catherine Crawley, UConn (Sr., F; Washingtonville, N.Y.) Tallied a goal and two assists over the weekend. Crawley assisted on Snodgrass' opening goal, then scored one of her own in the Huskies 4-2 win over Vermont Saturday afternoon. Crawley added her second assist in Sunday's series finale.
Briana Colangelo, UConn (Sr., F; Whitby, Ont.) Notched three points on two goals and one assist. Colangelo netted a goal to break a 1-1 tie then assisted on the ensuing goal in UConn's win over Vermont Saturday afternoon. Colangelo notched her second goal of the weekend Sunday afternoon.
Meghara McManus, UNH (Sr., F; Milton, Mass.) Led all non-rookies in scoring on her team with three points last week, averaging a point per game on two goals and one assist. One goal proved to be the game-winning tally against Dartmouth on Tuesday.
Ava Boutilier, UNH (So., G; Charlottetown, P.E.I.) In her first two starts since January 10, Boutilier went 1-0-1, stopping 63 of 65 shots faced, posting a .969 save% and 0.96 GAA. Had a 32-save shutout against BC on Friday and made 31 saves against Merrimack on Saturday, allowing two goals, but none on even-strength play in a 2-2 draw.
Alina Mueller, NU (So., F; Winterthur, Switzerland) Led the Huskies to a 2-0-0 week with two goals and two assists. Mueller potted the game-winner in a 5-1 win over Merrimack on Friday and assisted the game-winner that sent the Huskies past #10 Harvard in the Beanpot semifinals, 3-1, on Tuesday.
Theresa Schafzahl, UVM (So., F; Weiz, Austria) Led the nation in tallies last weekend as she found the back of the net four times in a 1-1-0 week for Vermont. She scored both goals for the Cats in a 4-2 setback on Friday before scoring twice more, including the game-winning goal in a 6-2 victory on Sunday.