Andie Anastos - Boston College
Senior Forward; Farmington Hills, Michigan
Anastos paced all Hockey East skaters with seven points in just
two games, finding the pack of the net twice and adding five
assists. She collected at least three points in each of the Eagles'
wins, scoring a goal and dishing out three assists against Providence
on December 3 to match a career-high four points and
following up with a one-goal, two-assist outing at Dartmouth four
days later. She factored in on half the team's goals in the month
of December and finished with a plus-six rating.
Delaney Belinskas - Boston College
Forward; Port Orange, Florida
Delaney Belinskas entered the holiday break tops among all
league freshmen skaters with five points on two goals and three
assists. The rookie forward helped the Eagles to a 2-0-0 record
in a pair of road games in the month of December, turning in
a two-assist effort December 3 at Providence and a 2-1-3 line
December 7 at Dartmouth. One of her helpers against the Friars
set up the eventual game-winning goal in the 8-0 win. Belinksas
finished with a plus-six rating on the month. In her last three
games, she has recorded multiple points, bringing her season
total to six such outings.
Nicole Dunbar, UNH (Fr., F; Coto de Caza, Calif.)
Melissa Black - Vermont
Sophomore; Newmarket, Ontario
Melissa Black backstopped the Vermont Catamounts to two wins
over a top-10 ranked Northeastern team to start off the month of
December. The sophomore netminder kicked out 28 saves in a
2-1 overtime victory at Matthews Arena on December 3 before
returning the next day to make 21 stops in another four periods
of hockey to backbone the Catamounts to a 3-2 win and the
series sweep. Black ended the 2016 calendar year with a 18-
save performance against Yale, earning a 2-2 tie for her efforts.
On the month, she picked up a 1.60 goals against average and
.931 save percentage in three outings while helping Vermont to
garner votes in the national polls.