Weekly Release: UConn, Northeastern Take Two League Wins Each
Boston College, Boston University Split Weekend Series in Title Game Rematch
Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Mary Parker of Boston University

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Friday saw the 2016-17 renewal of the Battle of Comm. Ave as Boston College and Boston University faced each other for the first time since the 2016 Women's Hockey East Championship game. The first six goals of a back and forth tilt were scored by six different skaters, before Boston College freshman forward Delaney Belinskas (Port Orange, Fla.) netted the game-tying and game-winning goals just 2:05 apart in the third to put BC ahead for good. An empty-net goal from Kristyn Capizzano (Oakville, Ont.) sealed the 5-3 Eagles win. Two skaters scored their first goals of the season in the contest, as BC's sophomore defenseman Erin Connolly (South Boston, Mass.) and Terriers junior forward Nina Rodgers (Minnetonka, Minn.) found the back of the net Friday. The next day's tilt saw BC leading 2-0 entering the third before BU graduate student Mary Parker (Milton, Mass.) erupted for four points in the final frame to push the Terriers to a 5-3 victory. Terrier freshman forward Deziray De Souza (Montreal, Que.) netted her first goal of her career on the game-winner ... Northeastern took a pair of games on the weekend from Maine and Providence. Saturday, the Huskies staked an early 3-0 lead by way of goals from juniors Denisa Krizova (Horni Cerekev, Czech Republic) and Makenna Brand (Nevis, Minnesota) and senior Paige Savage (Johns Creek, Ga.). Maine got two third-period goals from junior forward Catherine Tufts (Church Point, N.S.) and Brooke Stacey (Kahnawake, Que.) to bring the Black Bears within one thanks to 24 saves from Brittany Bugalski (Boynton Beach, Fla.). The next day saw three shorthanded goals in a 2-1 Huskies triumph over Providence, behind another 32 saves from Bugalski ... The Providence Friars welcomed the New Hampshire Wildcats Saturday, dropping a tight 4-3 decision. The Wildcats saw goals from junior forward Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alta.), senior forward Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.), and freshman forward Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.). Friars sophomore forward Cassidy MacPherson (Oakville, Ontario) scored to tie the game at 1-1 just 27 seconds after UNH opened the scoring, but despite goals from freshman defenseman Rachel Rockewell (Broadview Heights, Ohio) and sophomore forward Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ont.), were unable to close the gap ... The UConn Huskies rolled to a decisive 7-1 victory at Merrimack on the back of three-point nights from Leah Lum (Richmond, B.C./2g, 1a) and Theresa Knutson (Onalaska, Wis./1g, 2a). Merrimack sophomore forward Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.) scored the lone goal for the Warriors ... UConn then traveled to New Hampshire, where Lum netted her third goal of the weekend to put the Huskies up 1-0. New Hampshire's leading point-getter Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) pulled her Wildcats even at one-goal apiece in the third, forcing an extra frame to decide the winner. UConn junior forward Lindsay Roethke (Buffalo, Minn.) played hero on the day, scoring her first goal of the season with just 35 seconds remaining in the extra frame.