Weekly Release: Northeastern's Brand Takes NCAA Goal-Scoring Lead
Providence Rookie Netminder Minnerath Gets Shutout In First Career Start
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Warrior Hockey Co-Players of the Week McKenna Brand of Northeastern and Kristyn Capizzano of Boston College

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Northeastern and New Hampshire played a two-game league series last weekend. Despite the Huskies outshooting the Wildcats 30-18 on Friday, UNH took the victory off an overtime winner from sophomore forward Devan Taylor (North Billerica, Mass.). Northeastern bounched back Saturday, as junior forward McKenna Brand (Nevis, Minn.) scored her 18th and 19th goals of the season to take the NCAA goal-scoring lead and fellow junior forward Denisa Krizova (Horni Cerekev, Czech Republic) netted her 12th of the season, assisted by Brand, as NU blanked UNH, 3-0. NU sophomore goaltender Brittany Buglaski (Boynton Beach, Fla.) stopped all 30 shots she faced and got her 13th win and league leading fourth shutout of the season … Providence hit the road to take on Cornell in a two-game set. The Friars took the first game, 2-0, off the sticks freshman forward Kathleen McHugh (Billerica, Mass.) and junior forward Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ont.) as freshman goaltender Clare Minnerath (Sartell, Minnesota) stopped all 26 shots faced for her first career shutout in her first career start. The Friars fell, 5-1, the next night ... In its only game of the weekend, No. 6 Boston College hosted Boston University skated to a 1-1 stalemate. For the Terriers it was junior forward Nina Rodgers (Minnetonka, Minn.) who potted her sixth of the season to give BU a 1-0 lead. The Eagles responded off the stick of senior forward Kristyn Capizzano (Oakville, Ont.), her fourth goal in two games, to knot it at 1-1. In net, BU senior Victoria Hanson (Stoughton, Mass.) made a career-high 45 saves on 46 shots faced. On the other end BC junior goaltender Katie Burt (Lynn, Mass.) made 28 saves on 29 Terrier chances … Merrimack and UConn split a weekend series, each team taking a 3-2 win. UConn freshman forward Briana Colangelo (Whitby, Ont.) broke a 2-2 tie Friday with her sixth goal of the season midway through the third, while Merrimack freshman forward Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ont.) found the back of the net with under four seconds remaining in regulation to lift Merrimack to a 3-2 win the next night … Maine freshman forward Tereza Vanisova (Strakonice, Czech Republic) started off the scoring with her 13th goal of the season to put the Black Bears up 1-0 at Vermont, the Catamounts responded with four unanwered goals to take a 4-1 victory. Senior forward Bridget Baker (Los Gatos, Calif.) potted the game winner in the second period, her eighth decisive tally of the season. Sunday was much the same story, as Maine junior forward Catherine Tufts (Church Point, N.S.) got Maine out to an early 1-0 lead, but UVM stormed back as Baker again netted the game winner.