AROUND HOCKEY EAST: AROUND HOCKEY EAST: - No. 1 Boston College beat Harvard for the first time since 2006. The Eagles blanked the Crimson 2-0; both goals came from senior Meghan Grieves (Cary, N.C.). Senior Dana Trivigno (Setauket, N.Y.) had a stellar weekend and picked up five points (2g, 3a) including a game-winning helper and a plus-five rating. Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) also tallied five points against Vermont (4g, 1a). She reached the 250 career point milestone, becoming the first Hockey East player to do so and only the eighth woman in NCAA history to reach the accomplishment. Carpenter is tied for all-time Hockey East assists with No. 6 Northeastern's Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) (75 assists) ...Coyne tallied four points against UConn (2g, 2a). She leads Hockey East all-time with 161 career points and 86 career goals. McKenna Brand (Nevis, Minn.) racked up five points in the sweep against UConn (2g, 3a). All three helpers came on the power play and her goal on Sunday was the game-winner. Defenseman Jordan Krause (Kelowna, B.C.) notched one goal and four assists in only two games. Three of her five points were power play tallies (1g, 2a). Krause leads the Huskies' defense with 25 points (4g, 21a) ... Boston University sophomore Rebecca Leslie (Ottawa, Ont.) extended her point streak to seven games and recorded back-to-back multi-point games in the sweep against Providence. Leslie totaled six points on the week in three games (2g, 4a) including a game-winning helper in Saturday's 5-1 decision. Leslie is tied for fourth in the NCAA with 28 assists. Marie Grace Kelley (Natick, Mass.) recorded her first collegiate goal, a game-winning mark in Sunday's 4-2 decision over Providence. Kelley's goal was assisted by Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.) who tallied two goals and two assists over the weekend... UConn fell to No. 6 Northeastern 4-0 and 7-3 respectively. Brittany Berisoff (Kelowna, B.C.) led UConn with one goal and one assist while goalkeeper Elaine Chuli (Waterford, Ont.) denied 89 shots in two games including a 53-save performance on Friday evening... Maine scoring leader Audra Richards (Maplewood, Minn.) tallied the lone goal of the weekend for the Black Bears who were defeated twice by New Hampshire. Richards leads Maine with 18 points (12g, 6a) ... Merrimack's only game this week was a 4-1 victory over Brown in which freshman Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.) notched two goals and one assist including the game-winning mark. Defenseman Dominique Kremer (West Fargo, N.D.) assisted on two of the four Warrior goals ... New Hampshire sophomore Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alb.) tallied the game-winning notch in Sunday's 3-0 decision to Maine. Toews added two assists for a weekend total of three points and a plus-three rating. Netminder Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) backboned the Wildcats to a 2-0-0 weekend record. Smith recorded her first collegiate shutout, allowed only one goal, and denied 53 Black Bear shots ... Providence forward Blair Parent (Blaine, Minn.) netted both goals and was named Army ROTC first star of the game in the 4-2 loss to BU on Sunday...Despite the two losses to No. 1 Boston College, Taylor Willard (Naperville, Ill.) (1g, 1a) and Dayna Colang (Fairbanks, Alaska) (2a) picked up multipoint weekends for the Catamounts. Colang and Willard lead the Catamounts in scoring with 22 points and 14 points respectively.
Rebecca Leslie, BU (So., F; Ottawa, Ont.) paced the NCAA with six points last week, including two goals and four assists in three games. She posted consecutive multi-point outings in a weekend sweep, highlighted by a two-goal, one-assist performance Saturday. One of those two goals was a shorthanded tally.
Kyra Smith, UNH (Fr., G; Littleton, Colo.) posted her first career shutout last week in a 32-save performance at Maine. She also stopped 21 of 22 shots the day before, backstopping the Wildcats to a 5-1 victory. She posted a .981 save percentage on the weekend, allowing just one goal.
Brittany Bugalski, NU (Fr., G; Boynton Beach, Fla.) played 100 minutes, allowing zero goals in two outings to help the Huskies claim a pair of wins over UConn. She shut out UConn Friday with 15 saves in a 4-0 win and then shut down the UConn offense in 40 minutes of relief in a 7-3 win.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Dana Trivigno, BC (Sr., F; Setauket, N.Y.) Posted five points (2g, 3a), including a 1-3-4 line against Vermont Friday to match her season's best assist total.
Alex Carpenter, BC (Sr., F; North Reading, Mass.) Picked up five points in two games (4g, 1a) and led the Eagles to the 350th win in varsity play.
Makenna Newkirk, BC (Fr., F; Scottsdale, Ariz.) Notched a goal and an assist over the weekend; leads freshman nationally with 14 goals.
Megan Keller, BC (So., D; Farmington Hill, Mich.) Helped the Eagles to a 3-0-0 week with a plus-seven rating; scored one goal and two assists against Vermont. .
Mary Grace Kelly, BU (Fr., F; Natick, Mass.) Collected her first collegiate goal, the game-winning mark in Sunday's 4-2 decision over Providence.
Victoria Hanson, BU (Jr., G; Stoughton, Mass.) Allowed only one goal in Saturday's 5-1 victory over Providence; picked up a .952 save percentage and blanked the Friars in the final two periods of play.
Carlee Toews, UNH (So., F; Grand Prairie, Alb.) Tallied the game-winning victory in a 3-0 victory over Maine; added two assists and plus-three rating
McKenna Brand, NU (So., F; Nevis, Minn.) Scored the game winning goal in Saturday's 7-3 victory over UConn; finished the weekend with two goals and three assists.
Jordan Krause, NU (Sr., D; Kelowna B.C.) Notched a power-play goal and four helpers and picked up a plus-three rating