HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
UConn improved to 4-0-0 to start the season for the first time in the Hockey East era (since at least 2002-03) after a weekend road sweep of RIT. Viki Harkness racked up five points (4g, 1a) to help power the Huskies’ offense. Harkness scored two goals in each of UConn’s victories, adding an assist in Saturday’s 6-2 triumph.
Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) made 56 saves on 57 shots in a pair of Hockey East wins to begin her season 2-0-0 as #10/10 Providence earned a spot in the national polls for the first time this season. The graduate student kicked out 23 stops in a 3-1 win over New Hampshire on Friday afternoon and followed up with a flawless 33 saves in a shutout of #2/2 Northeastern on Saturday evening.
Boston University earned four points in league play last weekend, beating #2/2 Northeastern on Friday. Senior Kate Stuart made 35 saves while sophomore Julia Shaunessy and freshman Christina Vote scored sec- ond-period power-play goals. The last time BU defeated a top-five team was Dec. 1, 2018, as part of a weekend sweep of then-No. 4 Boston College. New Hampshire earned two points in league play with a 3-3 draw and a shootout win against the Terriers on Saturday.
Boston College earned its first win of the 2021-22 league schedule with a 2-1 victory at Merrimack.Willow Corson scored the game-winning goal while first-year Katie Pyne scored the first of her collegiate career in the win.
Maine swept the Sharks of LIU in a two-game road set, 4-2 and 3-2. Maine
had six different players score a goal in the two contests. Taylor Leech had
two goals, while Celine Tedenby led all Black Bears with four points on the
weekend (1g, 3a). Maddie Giordano (1g, 1a) also had two points.
HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Viki Harkness - UConn
Viki Harkness (Berwick, Ont.) racked up five points (4g, 1a) to help power
the Huskies’ offense to a weekend sweep of RIT on the road. Harkness
scored two goals in each of UConn’s victories, adding an assist in Saturday’s 6-2 triumph. Over the weekend, she wrapped with six shots on net
and a plus-four rating. Her performance has helped UConn to its best start
in Hockey East history.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Christina Vote - Boston University
Christina Vote (Arlington, Mass.) notched her first two collegiate goals
this weekend for Boston University. Her first NCAA goal proved to be the
game-winning strike in the Terriers’ victory over #2/2 Northeastern on Friday. She also lit the lamp at UNH on Saturday.
HOCKEY EAST DEFENDER OF THE WEEK
Taylor Leech - Maine
Taylor Leech (Bowdoinham, Maine) tallied two goals on the weekend,
including her first goal of the season in Friday’s 4-2 road win at LIU that
proved to be the game-winning strike, coming at 2:18 of the third period.
Her second marker came during a power-play on Saturday to help power
the Black Bears to a weekend sweep of the Sharks with a 3-2 victory.
HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
Sandra Abstreiter - Providence
Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) made 56 saves on 57 shots in a
pair of Hockey East wins to begin her season 2-0-0. The graduate student
kicked out 23 stops in a 3-1 win over New Hampshire on Friday afternoon
and followed up with a flawless 33 saves in a shutout of #2/2 Northeastern
on Saturday evening.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Willow Corson, BC (Gr., F; Toronto, Ont.) Scored the game-winning goal in BC’s 2-1 win at Merrimack. She had two shots on goal on the Eagles’ lone game this weekend.
Katie Pyne, BC (Fr., F; Cohasset, Mass.) Earned the first goal of her collegiate career and poured six shots on net in Boston College’s 2-1 road victory at Merrimack on Saturday.
Alexie Guay, BC (Jr., D; Magog, Que.) Picked up an assist inc BC’s 2-1 win at Merrimack and also had one shot on goal and two blocked shots.
Abigail Levy, BC (Sr., G; Congers, N.Y.) Made 34 saves in BC’s 2-1 win at Merrimack, including 17 saves in the second period alone.
Courtney Correia, BU (Sr., F; Whitby, Ont.) Led the Terriers with three points (1g, 2a) this weekend in a win over #2 Northeastern and a 3-3 tie with New Hampshire. Correia scored the final goal of the tie at UNH as part of a two-point day.
Julia Shaunessy, BU (So., D; Marshfield, Mass.) Found the back of the net in the Terriers’ 2-1 win over #2 Northeast- ern. She also blocked five shots in two games this weekend, including three against Northeastern.
Kate Stuart, BU (Sr., G; Chilliwack, B.C.) Was instrumental in the Terriers’ 2-1 triumph over #2 Northeastern on Friday. She made 35 saves, including on a couple point-blank chances late in the third period to preserve the victory. She also made 30 saves against UNH. These were Stuart’s first two starts of the season.
Danielle Fox, UC (Sr., F; Unionville, Ont.) Registered three points on two goals and an assist in a 6-2 win over RIT on Saturday. She also recorded three shots in Friday’s outing and nine in the weekend sweep. Her two tallies both came on the power-play while her second marker proved to be the game-winning strike.
Celine Tedenby, ME (Sr., F; Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) Picked up four points (1g, 3a) on the weekend for the Black Bears, helping Maine to a sweep of LIU. She handed out two assists in Friday’s 4-2 win and followed up with a one-goal, one-assist outing in a 3-2 victory. The senior netted the game-winning goal at 10:23 left in the third period on Saturday.
Alyssa Wruble, ME (Fr., F; Bethlehem, Pa.) Scored her first collegiate goal in a 3-2 victory over LIU on Saturday. She found the back of the net just 1:47 into the opening period.
Jordan Mattison, ME (So., G; Fenwick, Ont.) Entered the net in relief for the Black Bears, stopping all nine shots she faced in the final two periods of Friday’s road victory, her first collegiate win. The sophomore netminder then started and Saturday, stopping 15 of 17 shots faced to pick up her second career win in as many appearances.
Hayley Lunny, PC (Gr., F; Bedford, N.Y.) Scored two goals, including the game-winning tally, and added an assist in a 3-1 Hockey East win over New Hampshire on Friday.