Weekly Release: Friars Sweep Maine, Deraney Wins 300th Game at Providence
Boston College Clinches Share of Fourth Consecutive Regular-Season Title
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Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Leah Lum of UConn

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: The Women's Hockey East playoff picture began to take shape last weekend, as Boston College, Northeastern, Providence, Boston University, New Hampshire and Vermont have all clinched postseason berths. Six of the eight playoff spots are now secured. With a 4-1 win over Merrimack Wednesday, Boston College clinched at least a share of the regular-season title for the fourth year in a row ... Providence swept a pair at Maine, launching the Friars into third place in the Hockey East table and securing head coach Bob Deraney's 300th career win behind the Friars' bench. In Sunday's 5-2 victory, sophomore defenseman Kate Friesen (Altona, Man.) scored twice, including the game winner, and added an assist ... UConn and Vermont split a pair of games in Storrs, as the two teams jockey for position in the Hockey East standings. Friday, senior netminder Madison Litchfield (Williston, Vt.) became Vermont's career leader in wins (28) after a 29-save performance against to backstop her Catamounts to a 4-2 win on the road. The next day, UConn junior forward Leah Lum (Richmond, B.C.) scored both of the Huskies' two goals in a 2-1 victory. Lum scored three of her team's four goals on the weekend, moving to 17 on the season, and has factored in on five of UConn's 12 total game-winning tallies ... In its lone game of the weekend, Northeastern swept the New Hampshire Wildcats, 6-0 in Durham. Husky sophomore forward Kasidy Anderson (Shaker Heights, Ohio) had a career-high four points, netting two goals while assisting on the final two markers of the game. Brittany Bugalski (Boynton Beach, Fla.) earned her fifth shutout of the season in the 29 save performance against UNH ... Merrimack earned its first-ever win over Boston University Saturday night, downing the Terriers, 4-1, at home. The win put the Warriors into eighth place in Hockey East, sitting one point ahead of Maine and currently in playoff position. Freshman forward Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ont.) exploded for the Warriors and found the back of the net three times in the win. It marked her first career hat trick and just the second hat trick for a Merrimack skater in program history. Rookie goaltender Lea-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Que.) stopped 36 of 37 shots she faced in the game to backstop the Warriors' win.