AROUND HOCKEY EAST: AROUND HOCKEY EAST: No. 2 Boston College senior forward Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) recorded seven points in two games, including two game-winning assists, and led the Eagles to two victories over conference opponents. Carpenter is only four points away from breaking the Hockey East career points record (133) with 65 goals and 65 assists. Coincidentally, Northeastern's Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) stands only three points away from breaking that same mark (72g, 59a, 131p). With nearly half the league schedule remaining, the record books may be rewritten multiple times before the end of the year ... BC defenseman Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) helped on four of BC's 15 goals, and sophomore Kenzie Kent (Norwell, Mass.) reached the 50th point milestone... Boston University sophomore Victoria Bach (Milton Ont.) recorded a four-point game (2g, 2a) including the game-winning goal in a 5-3 victory over Ohio State. Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga (Winchester, Mass.) assisted on Bach's game winner and recorded a goal of her own, her first of the season, against Cornell. Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Qué) tallied two goals and an assist in two games, extending her point streak to six games ... UConn clinched third place at the Nutmeg Classic for the sixth consecutive year. Forward Theresa Knutson (Onalaska, Wis.) netted two goals for the Huskies, including the deciding tally, in a 4-1 victory over Merrimack. Freshman Kayla Mee (Winnipeg, Man.) assisted on both of Knutson's goals ... The lone Maine goal of the weekend was a shorthanded tally from Morgan Sakundiak (Calgary, Alb.) ... Merrimack goals and assists came from five different players, including Paige Sorensen (Plymouth, Minn.), who leads MC defenseman with seven points ... The UNH Wildcats finished the weekend with a 1-0-1 record against RPI. Amy Boucher (Edmonton, Alb.) recorded her first career multi-assist game in Friday's 3-3 draw. She matched her career high two-point game the following night and finished the weekend with four points (2g, 2a). Netminder Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) denied 38 of 42 shots and finished the weekend with 1.92 GAA and a .905 save percentage ... Providence junior Casidy Carels (Bruxelles, Man.) registered five points in two games (3g, 2a) including the game-winning goal in the 6-1 victory over Brown; two out of three of her goals came on the power play ... Vermont senior Dayna Colang (Fairbanks, Alaska) led the Catamounts in scoring this weekend with one goal and one assist against Ohio State. Colang leads her squad with 12 points (6g, 6a).
The reigning Patty Kazmaier Award winner registered seven points in two games on two goals and five helpers, pushing the Eagles to a 17-0-0 record. Carpenter racked up four points (1g, 3a) against Providence Wednesday before pacing the Eagles with a goal and two assists in a 6-1 road win over No. 4 Northeastern.
Putigna collects her second consecutive Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week award after a four-point weekend for the Friars. She dished out two assists and a power-play goal for Providence against Brown, helping her squad bring home the Mayor's Cup. She's currently riding a seven-game point streak, registering three goals and 10 assists in that span.
Keller helped backbone the Eagles' defense to hold opponents to 1.00 goals per game while picking up two multi-point games. She collected four assists while holding Providence to just 18 shots and stopping the fourthranked Northeastern offense to a single goal in two Boston College wins.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Haley Skarupa, BC (Sr. F; Rockville, Md.) Picked up three goals and three assists in two games, including a game-winning goal against Providence and her fifth career hat trick. Skarupa leads Hockey East with 22 points in league play.
Victoria Bach, BU (So. F; Milton, Ont.) Notched two goals in the third period and two assists against Ohio State.
Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga, BU (Sr., D; Winchester, Mass.) Netted her first goal of the season Saturday and assisted on the game-winning goal Sunday in the Windjammer Classic tournament at Vermont.
Theresa Knutson, UConn (So. F; Onalaska, Wis.) Scored the game-winning power play goal in the 4-1 victory against Merrimack.
Kayla Mee, UConn (Fr., F; Winnipeg, Man.) Registered two helpers in a 4-1 win over Merrimack Saturday.
Amy Boucher, UNH (So. F; Edmonton, Alb.) Collected four points (2g, 2a) including the game-winning goal halfway through the third period in the 2-1 victory over RPI.
Kyra Smith, UNH (Fr. G; Littleton, Colo.) In two games, the rookie denied 38 of 42 shots and recorded a 1.92 GAA and .905 SV% for UNH.
Cassidy Carels, PC (Jr. F; Bruxelles, Man.) Picked up five points in two games (3g, 2a) including the game-winning goal in a commanding 6-1 victory over Brown in the Mayor's Cup.
Lexi Romanchuk, PC (Sr. D; San Jose, Calif.) Registered a power-play goal and two assists against Brown to help the Friars capture the Mayor's Cup.