Weekly Release: Vermont Sweeps No. 10 Northeastern In Two Overtime Thrillers
UConn Downs BU; New Hampshire Sweeps Merrimack
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Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Alyssa Gorecki of Vermont

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Vermont toppled No. 10 Northeastern in a two-game road set last weekend, claiming victory in two overtime tilts at Matthews Arena. Sophomore forward Alyssa Gorecki (Monee, Ill.) scored 1:11 into the extra frame on Friday before she set up the game-winner 1:46 into the bonus period Sunday. Rookie forward Even-Audrey Picard (Longueuil, Que.) buried the winner to complete the sweep while sophomore netminder Melissa Black (Newmarket, Ont.) kicked out 49 saves in the pair of games ... Boston College junior goaltender Katie Burt (Lynn, Mass.) blanked the Friars, 8-0, to earn her 18th career shutout in Hockey East play, the most by any goaltender in league history. Burt's classmate, defenseman Toni Ann Miano (Bronx, N.Y.), and sophomore defenseman Erin Connolly (South Boston, Mass.) each netted the puck twice in the win, while senior forward Andie Anastos (Farmington Hills, Mich.) turned in one goal and three assists ... Boston University and UConn split a home-and-home series, marking the first time the Huskies defeated the Terriers in 22 tries, dating back to the 2009-10 season. On Friday, BU senior forward Mary Parker (Milton, Mass.) scored her 10th goal in 10 games to power BU to a 4-1 win. Terriers sophomore forward Sammy Davis (Pembroke, Mass.) posted a three-point series with one goal and two assists, including setting up Friday's winning goal. UConn junior forward Marisa Maccario (Marblehead, Mass.) buried her first goal of the season to give UConn the 2-1 win to split the series on Saturday. Huskies junior goaltender Annie Belanger (Sherbrooke, Ont.) turned aside 28 each night and earned her sixth win of the season New Hampshire swept Merrimack in a home-and-home series, giving the Wildcats a 3-0-0 record on the season against the Warriors. UNH first-year forward Nicole Dunbar (Coto de Caza, Calif.) netted a goal in each of the outings, including with the game-winner Saturday. It marked her third straight game with a goal. Warriors sophomore forward Jessica Bonfe (Woodbury, Minn.) turned in a two-point night Friday (1g, 1a), but UNH held Merrimack to just 33 shots in two games and sophomore goaltender Hilary Cashin (Frederiction, B.C.) allowed just two goals each game to go 2-0-0 on the weekend Providence took on two ranked opponents this week, falling to No. 10 Northeastern, 5-3, and No. 6 Boston College, 8-0 .... Senior forward Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Man.) netted two goals against the Huskies In a mid season exhibition matchup, Maine took on Mount Allison in Presque Isle, Maine for a one-game set. Freshman forward Tereza Vanisova (Strakonice, Czech Republic) found the net four times and added a game-winning assist for five points, as Maine went on to win, 6-3.




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ALYSSA GORECKI - VERMONT

Alyssa Gorecki (Monee, Ill.) helped propel the Catamounts to a weekend sweep in Hockey East play over No. 10 Northeastern by scoring the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday before assisting on the overtime goal Sunday to lift Vermont to a pair of road wins over a top-10 opponent.


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NICOLE DUNBAR - NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nicole Dunbar (Coto de Caza, Calif.) netted a goal in each of two wins this weekend, as New Hampshire swept Merrimack in a pair of Hockey East tilts. She extended her goalstreak to three games by scoring the game-winning goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Warriors.


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KATIE BURT - BOSTON COLLEGE

Katie Burt (Lynn, Mass.) became the all-time Hockey East career shutouts leader with a 17-save blanking of Providence last week. Her 18th career shutout is a conference record, matched only by Melissa Bourdon (UNH '07).

HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Andie Anastos, BC (Sr., F; Farmington Hills, Mich.) In the Eagles' only game this weekend posted four points (1g, 3a) in an 8-0 win over Providence

Delaney Belinskas, BC (Fr., F; Port Orange, Fla.) Holding BC's longest active point streak at five games, she added two assists in an 8-0 win over Providence.

Toni Ann Miano, BC (Jr., D; Bronx, NY) Had a two goal night in the 8-0 win over the Friars, netting each of the first two goals for the Eagles. Helped to only allow 17 shots and keep Providence scoreless on the power play.

Sammy Davis, BU (So., F; Pembroke, Mass.) In a split series with UConn, Davis scored in each game and finished with three points on the weekend.

Victoria Hanson, BU (Sr., G; Stoughton, Mass.) Held UConn to three goals in two games and totaled 53 saves across the series.

Marisa Maccario, UConn (Jr., F; Marblehead, Mass.) Got her first goal of the season, which was a shorthanded game-winner against BU on Saturday, powering UConn to its first win over BU in 22 attempts.

Kayle Mee, UConn (So., D; Stonewall, Man.) Tallied two assists in two games against BU, dishing out the only UConn goal Friday, and adding another helper on the game-winning goal on Saturday.

Lydia Murray, ME (Fr., F; Sault Ste Marie, Ont.) Got Maine's first shorthanded goal of the game on the game-winner against Dartmouth. It was her fourth career point.

Tereza Vanisova, ME (Fr., F; Strakonice, Czech Republic) Netted Maine's first two goals in a 3-2 victory over Dartmouth and had a plus-two rating. She also scored four goals in an exhibition game against Mount Allison.

Mariah Fujimagari, ME (Sr., G; Markham, Ont.) Stopped 25 of 27 shots against Dartmouth to improve to 2-1-0 on the season

Jonna Curtis, UNH (Sr., F; Elk River, Minn.) Curtis had her third multi-goal game of the season, putting up two in a 5-2 win over Merrimack on Friday. It was also her seventh multi-point game of the season.

McKenna Brand, NU (Jr., F; Nevis, Minn.) Had five points in three games (3g, 2a) with four of those points coming in a 5-3 win over Providence (2g, 2a) with the game winning goal

Cassidy Carels, PC (Sr., F; Bruxelles, Man.) Scored two goal for the Friars in a midweek tilt against No. 10 Northeastern.

Eve-Audrey Picard, UVM (Fr., F; Longueuil, Que.) Finished off the sweep of No. 10 Northeastern with the overtime winner on Sunday, while also winning 13 of 17 faceoffs

Melissa Black, UVM (So., G; Newmarket, Ont.) Went 2-0-0 on the weekend, keeping out 49 and helped Vermont to kill off all five NU penalties as she backboned the Catamounts to a sweep of No. 10 Northeastern.