Weekly Release: Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne Break All-Time Points Mark
Women's Programs Prepare for Final Weekend Prior to Winter Break
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Alex Carpenter of Boston College and Kendall Coyne of Northeastern

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.