AROUND HOCKEY EAST: A record-setting weekend in Hockey East saw two players break the previous mark for career points scored in Hockey East play. Boston College's Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) and Northeastern's Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) each surpassed former Eagle Kelli Stack's mark of 133 career points last weekend. Carpenter racked up six points (2g, 4a) to bring her career total to 136 points (67g, 69a). Her goal in the third period Saturday against Maine officially passed Stack in the record books, before she added two additional points (1g, 1a) Sunday afternoon to claim sole possession of the record. Less than a day after Carpenter surpassed Stack, Coyne completed a three-point (2g, 1a) weekend with a short-handed tally at Vermont to set the all-time goal scoring record at Northeastern. The goal was her 114th as a Husky, passing current New Hampshire head coach Hilary Witt as the most prolific Northeastern goal scorer in program history. The marker also put Coyne at 134 career points (74g, 60a) in Hockey East contests, setting the table for the race with Carpenter to the top of the record books for the remainder of the season ... New Hampshire swept a weekend home-and-home series with Merrimack, behind performances from Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) and Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.). Curtis scored two goals, including the game-winning tally Friday, and added an assist while Smith recorded two wins against the Warriors, collecting a 0.98 goals against average and .949 save percentage ... Boston University took three out of four points from UConn. Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Que.) notched four points (2g, 2a) Sunday to help BU down the Huskies, 4-3, including the game-winner. She also picked up an assist Saturday and is currently riding an eight-game point streak. UConn had two players rack up six-point weekends in Theresa Knutson (Onalaska, Wis.) (3g, 3a) and Justine Fredette (Winnipeg, Man.) (1g, 5a). Fredette factored in on all four UConn goals Saturday afternoon in the 4-4 draw with the Terriers ... Hockey East squads now prepare for the final weekend of regular season play before entering the winter break. After the lone game on Sunday (Dec. 13), the women's programs will enjoy a dormant period until Jan. 2, 2016 when games resume in the second half of the season.
The reigning Patty Kazmaier Award winner registered six points in two games on two goals and four helpers, pushing the Eagles to a 19- 0-0 record. With her goal in the third period against Maine Saturday, Carpenter set the Hockey East all-time points scoring record with her 134th career point. She ended the weekend with 136 points on 67 goals and 69 assists.
Smith earns Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors after backboning the Wildcats to a pair of wins in Hockey East play. She allowed just one goal in each outing and made 37 saves to earn a 4-1 win Friday before securing a 2-1 overtime victory Saturday afternoon. On the weekend, Smith claimed a 0.98 goals against average and .949 save percentage.
Foss stood tall for the Huskies, securing two wins on the road at Vermont. The junior netminder made 49 saves on 51 shots in the pair of appearances, good for a 1.00 goals against average and .961 save percentage.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Grace Bizal, BC (Fr., D, Minnetonka, Minn.) Helped the Eagles to two wins at Maine, collecting an assist in Saturday's shutout victory.
Kali Flanagan, BC (So., D; Burlington, Mass.) Recorded her first two-goal outing Saturday and added an assist against the Black Bears.
Sarah Lefort, BU (Sr., F; Ormstown, Que.) Notched four points (2g, 2a) Sunday to help BU down UConn, 4-3, including the game-winner. She also picked up an assist Saturday and is riding an eight-game point streak.
Theresa Knutson, UConn (So., F; Onalaska, Wis.) Racked up six points (3g, 3a) in two games against Boston University.
Justine Fredette, UConn (So., F; Winnipeg, Man.) Registered six points on a goal and five helpers in two games, including factoring in on all four UConn goals Saturday afternoon.
Jordy Zacharias, UConn (Fr., F; Winnipeg, Man.) Netted two goals in a 4-3 loss to BU Sunday, totaling three points (2g, 1a) in two games.
Paige Sorensen, MC (Fr., D; Plymouth, Mich.) Had two points (1g, 1a) in two games against UNH, including a power-play marker.
Samantha Ridgewell, MC (Fr., G: Outlook, Sask.) Stopped 88 shots in a pair of outings, including a 55-save performance Saturday in a 2-1 overtime setback to UNH. Picked up a .946 save percentage on the weekend.
Jonna Curtis, UNH (Jr., F; Elk River, Minn.) Scored two goals, including the game-winning tally Friday, and added an assist in two games against Merrimack. Registered 14 shots on net and finished with a plus-two rating on the weekend.
Taylor Wenczkowski, UNH (Fr., F; Rochester, N.H.) Netted the first two tallies of her Wildcat career in a 4-1 win Friday against Merrimack.
Kendall Coyne, NU (Sr., F; Palos Heights, Ill.) Led the Huskies to a pair of wins at Vermont with three points (2g, 1a). Her short-handed marker Saturday was the 114th tally of her career, making her the most prolific goal-scorer in NU history.