Weekly Release: Vermont Downs #5 Minnesota; Northeastern Tops #2 Boston College
#10 Maine Extends Unbeaten Streak to Nine Games
Women's Hockey East Player of the Week McKenna Brand of Northeastern

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Vermont went on the road to #5 Minnesota and earned its first regular-season win since Nov. 10, when the Catamounts topped then-#3 Clarkson in Burlington. Vermont rookie forward Alyssa Holmes (Burlington, Ont.) scored her first two collegiate goals, including the game-winning strike, and had an assist Friday's 4-2 win over the Gophers on Friday while goaltender Sydney Scobee (Minnetrista, Minn.) stopped 24 shots to pick up the win ... Northeastern went 2-1-0 in league play last week, including a weekend split with #2 Boston College. The Huskies have now topped the first and second ranked programs in the polls this season (Wisconsin, Nov. 24). McKenna Brand (Nevis, Minn.) racked up six points (1g, 5a) and became the 28th player in program history to reach the 100-point milestone ... #10 Maine pushed its unbeaten streak to nine games with a 5-1 win at Merrimack on Saturday. Tereza Vanisova (Strakonice, Czech Republic) recorded a goal and an assist in the win and moved into the ninth spot on the national scoring leader board. The Warriors' Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.) racked up four points (3g, 1a) in two games last week, scoring twice and adding an assist in a 4-2 win against UNH including a short-handed tally. She also scored the Warriors' only goal in a 5-1 loss to #10 Maine ... BC's Toni Ann Miano (Bronx, N.Y.) became the first Eagles' defenseman to score four goals in a game when she did so on Saturday, scoring a first-period hat trick and securing the 5-4 win at Northeastern with an overtime strike ... UConn earned its first win in league play Saturday at New Hampshire. Theresa Knutson (Onalaska, Wis.) scored two goals in a weekend split with the Wildcats for her 45th and 46th markers of her career. That total is the fourth-highest in program history and just one back of tying for third all-time for the Huskies ... New Hampshire freshman goaltender Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) went 1-1-0 on the week, including a career high 39 saves in a 3-1 win over UConn Sunday. ... #7 Providence and Boston University split a home-and-home series that saw Friars' rookie Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) score her first career hat trick Saturday as part of a 6-3 win over the Terriers. Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.), returning to the Terriers' lineup for the first time since Dec. 9, scored a goal and an assist in each game of the split with #7 Providence.