AROUND HOCKEY EAST: October's Warrior Hockey East Player of the Month Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) became the all-time leading goal scorer in Hockey East play last weekend, netting career goals number 71 and 72 Saturday afternoon as part of a three-goal weekend. Coyne currently has 72 goals and 58 assists for 130 points in Hockey East play, putting her just 16 assists and four points away from breaking the current marks held by Sam Faber (73 career assists) and Kelli Stack (133 career points). Sophomore forward Denisa Krizova (Horni Cerekev, Czech Republic) extended her point streak to 12 games, picking up a point in each game except the season opener on Sept. 26 ... No. 2 Boston College battled No. 5 Northeastern in a much-anticipated top-five clash of Hockey East powers, with the Eagles extending their winning streak to 15 games to start 2015-16. Kaliya Johnson (Chandler, Ariz.) anchored the Eagles' defense, holding a Husky offense that averaged 5.25 goals per game to just two tallies and 24 shots on net in the 4-2 BC win. Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) also nears the all-time Hockey East marks, currently sitting 10 goals, 14 assists and 11 points away from first place ... New Hampshire rookie netminder Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) appeared in three games for the Wildcats, posting a 1-2-0 record with 3.02/.892 numbers, including 33 saves at No. 8/9 Harvard and a 24-save performance in a 3-2 win against Hockey East foe Providence ... Boston University Terriers got standout performances from Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.) and Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Que.), who recorded a hat trick and an assist for a four-point weekend and a pair of three-assist games, respectively, in two wins over Merrimack ... UConn picked up a pair of league wins thanks in part to a three-point outing from Justin Fredette (Winnipeg, Man.) (2g, 1a) in Friday's 3-2 win at Vermont and 38 saves from Elaine Chuli (Waterford, Ont.) in a 2-0 victory at Maine Sunday afternoon ... Providence split the weekend with New Hampshire, getting three goals from sophomore Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ont.), who extended her point streak to five games ... Vermont's Victoria Andreakos (Aurora, Ont.) netted a goal in each of the Catamounts' two Hockey East contests on the weekend ... Hockey East teams now look ahead to Thanksgiving weekend tournaments in the Nutmeg Classic at Yale and Windjammer Classic at Vermont, while Providence prepares for battle with cross-town rival Brown in the Mayor's Cup.
Victoria Bach - Boston University
Lefort tied the NCAA lead this weekend with six points on six assists, dishing out three helpers in each of two Terriers' wins.
Bach netted her first collegiate hat trick Friday in a 5-1 BU win over Merrimack and picked up a helper Saturday for a four-point weekend.
The rookie from Grimsby, Ontario helped the Friars to a weekend split with New Hampshire, dishing out an assist Friday night before tallying her second power- play goal of the season and tacking on another assist in Saturday's 4-1 triumph over the Wildcats.
Johnson helped the Eagles' defense to shutdown the potent offense of No. 5 Northeastern, previously averaging 5.25 goals ls per game. The Huskies managed just two goals on 24 shots against Johnson and the Eagles defense. The Chandler, Arizona native then scored the game-winning goal to secure the Eagles 15th consecutive win, marking her first of the season and just the fourth of her career.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Tori Sullivan, BC (So., F; West Bloomfield, Mich.) Pushed the Eagles to the 15th consecutive win, scoring twice and adding an assist in BC's 4-2 victory over No. 5 Northeastern.
Sammy Davis, BU (Fr., F; Pembroke, Mass.) Picked up one helper in a pair of wins over Merrimack, dishing out an assist Friday.
Victoria Hanson, BU (Jr., G: Stoughton, Mass.) Made 16 saves on 17 shots in a 5-1 victory at Merrimack Friday.
Kyra Smith, UNH (Fr., G; Littleton, Colo.) In three appearances, posted a 1-2-0 record with 3.02/.892 numbers, including 33 saves at No. 8/9 Harvard and a 24-save performance in a 3-2 win against Hockey East foe Providence.
Brooke Boquist, PC (So., F; Thunder Bay, Ont.) Registered three goals in two games, including both Friars' goals in a 3-2 setback to UNH to push her point streak to five games.
Madison Myers, PC (Fr., G; Colchester, Vt.) Stopped 51 shots in a pair of starts against New Hampshire, including a 21-save outing to secure a 4-1 victory.
Victoria Andreakos, UVM (Jr., F; Aurora, Ont.) Netted a goal in each of the Catamounts' two Hockey East contests.