Thursday, December 1, 2016
Parker Wins Warrior Player of the Month Award
Lonergan and Vanisova Split Best Rookie; Bugalski Remains Top Goalie
GS Forward; Milton, Mass.
Mary Parker wrapped the month of November with nine goals and five assists for 14 points in nine games, averaging a goal per game and tying for the league lead with teammate Victoria Bach. Parker lead Hockey East with three game-winning goals and a plus-17 in November, while her nine goals ranked second in the conference and third in the NCAA. She led the country with seven goals coming with the score tied and she found the back of the net in eight games, more than any other skater in the NCAA over November.
Runner-up: McKenna Brand, NU (Jr., F; Nevis, Minn.)
Forward; Roslindale, Massachusetts
Caitrin Lonergan led all Hockey East players and NCAA rookies in points per game (1.67) and assists per game (1.17), recording 10 points in just six games. Each outing she played was against Hockey East competition, winning 66.2% of faceoffs she took, the league's best by a freshman with over 35 chances. Her seven assists led all first-year players in the NCAA and she finished with a plus-six rating.
Forward; Strakonice, Czech Republic
Maine's leading point-getter, Tereza Vanisova, again led the Black Bears in November with 11 points (6g, 5a), the most of any first-year skater in Hockey East. Her six goals also tied for the league lead among rookies. She netted the game-winning, power-play goal against BU on Nov. 12 to complete her first career hat trick. She also paced her team with 27 shots on net and finished with a plus-four rating.
Sophomore; Boynton Beach, Florida
Brittany Bugalski continued to stay atop Hockey East in nearly every goaltending category in the month of November, leading the league in saves (220), minutes played (489:53), games started (8), and wins (5). Over the course of the month, she posted a 5-1-2 record and .921 save percentage to help her team claim second place in the Hockey East standings. She stopped 30 shots or more in half of her game started, and preserved two overtime draws for the Huskies.
Annie Belanger, UConn (Jr., G; Sherbrooke, Que.)