Northeastern hosts Princeton on Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinals
Hockey East Women's NCAA Quarterfinal Weekend Preview
Northeastern hosts Princeton on Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinals

#3 Northeastern vs. Princeton

- Northeastern won its third consecutive Hockey East Tournament crown Sunday, scoring a record nine goals in the title game. Sophomore forward Alina Mueller (Winterthur, Switzerland) scored two goals and added four assists over the weekend and was named Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, having scored nine points on four goals and five assists.

- Mueller was named Hockey East Player of the Year on Friday night. Mueller finished the regular season as the Hockey East scoring champion, racking up 44 points on 20 goals and 24 assists in league play. The sophomore forward scored eight game-winning goals in Hockey East play and assisted on nine others, playing a factor in 17 of the program-record 32 game-winning strikes for the Huskies this season. Northeastern is undefeated this year when Mueller finds the back of the net, with a perfect 23-0-0 record, and are 30-1-1 with she records at least one point.

- The Huskies (32-4-2, 24-3-0 HEA) earned their fourth bid into the National Tournament after claiming Bertagna Trophy, 9-1, at Lawler Rink on the campus of Merrimack College. It marks the fourth time that Northeastern has earned a berth in the National Tournament and its third straight trip to the national postseason after claiming Hockey East's automatic bid in each of th ose three seasons.

- Sunday night's NCAA Tournament Selection Show announced Northeastern has earned the third seed in the National Tournament and will host Princeton in the quarterfinals at Historic Matthews Arena on Saturday.

- This marks the second year in a row that the Huskies have been rewarded home ice in the national quarterfinals. Northeastern has not yet reached the Frozen Four.

- The last time the Huskies faced Princeton was in the 2011-12 season, a 5-3 Tigers victory in New Jersey.

- The last time Princeton played a Hockey East opponent came in 2018-19 when the Tigers took a 1-0-1 record from Merrimack, by scores of 1-1 and 5-3.

- Princeton currently boasts an overall record of 26-6-1 and is 9-2-1 on the road. The Tigers are currently riding a three-game winning streak after winning their first-ever ECAC Tournament title after defeating #1 Cornell, 3-2, in overtime.

- Northeastern carries a program-best 32-4-1 record to date, including a 14-2-0 mark at home and a current seven-game winning streak.

- Additional quarterfinal match ups are set to for this weekend, including Mercyhurst at #1 Cornell, Clarkson at #2 Wisconsin, and Ohio State at #4 Minnesota. The four winners advance to the 2020 Women's Frozen Four hosted by Boston University, March 20 & 22 at Agganis Arena.