Grant-Mentis is Best Rookie; Burt Earns Top Goaltender Honors
Denisa Krizova - Northeastern
Junior Forward; Horni Cerekev, Czech Republic
Denisa Krizova led Women's Hockey East in point
scoring, racking up 15 points on seven goals and eight
assists in the month of January. Her 1.67 goals per game,
three power-play tallies and five power-play points were
also tops among all league skaters. She assisted on four
game-winning goals in the month, and rode a four-game
goal scoring streak during her current five-game point
streak to end the month.
Makenna Newkirk - Boston College
Sophomore Forward; Scottsdale, Arizona
Makenna Newkirk directly contributed to Boston College's
undefeated 8-0-1 record in January with six
goals and six assists, either scoring or assisting on the
game-winning goal in six of the team's eight victories.
She tied for the league lead with three power-play goals
and five power-play points. She closed the month on
a seven-game point streak and four-game goal streak.
Mikyla Grant-Mentis - Merrimack
Forward; Brampton, Ontario
Mikyla Grant-Mentis powered the Merrimack Warriors offense
to a 3-4-1 record in the month of January that featured several
milestones for the program in just its second season of varsity
play. Grant-Mentis tied for the league lead in rookie scoring,
registering nine points on five goals and four assists. She lead
all first-year skaters with 0.62 goals per game, two game-winning
tallies, one hat trick and 3.12 shots on goal per game. She also
dished out two assists against then-No. 8 Quinnipiac, forcing a
2-2 stalemate. On January 28, Grant-Mentis found the back of the
net three times to lead the Warriors past Boston University, just
the second time a Merrimack skater has scored a hat trick and
the first win over the Terriers ever for the program.
Whitney Dove, PC (Fr., D; Port Moody, B.C.)
Katie Burt - Boston College
Junior; Lynn, Massachusetts
Katie Burt lead Women's Hockey East in nearly every goaltending
category in the month of January, bettering all backstops in games
played (9), minutes (543:59), goals against average (1.21), save
percentage (.944), shutouts (2), and wins (8). Her eight wins and
543:29 of play were also tops among all goaltenders in the NCAA.
During her month, she collected the Boston College program wins
record (83) as just a junior, and moved into the NCAA top 10 in the
category. She set the Women's Hockey East career shutout record
against Merrimack on Jan. 13 in a 1-0 win and collected another
at Vermont on Jan. 21 for her 18th and 19th career blank sheets.
Madison Litchfield, UVM (Sr., G; Williston, Vt.)