Thursday, February 1, 2018
Bach, Newkirk Named Co-Players of the Month
Watts Earns Best Rookie; Burt Claims Top Goaltender Honors Again
Senior Forward; Milton, Ontario
In just six games in January, Victoria Bach led the entire nation in shots on goal per game (6.50) and paced Hockey East in goals per game (1.50) and points per game (2.33) with nine goals and 14 points. She became the Terriers all-time leading goal-scorer and point-getter during the month, racking up 185 points and 97 career goals. She had multiple points in five of her six games. Bach also missed two games while she was competing with Team Canada.
Junior Forward; Scottsdale, Arizona
Makenna Newkirk led all NCAA skaters with 16 assists and 135 faceoff wins and tied for the national lead with 22 points in January. She scored three game-winning goals for the Eagles and assisted on two others. Her 17 blocked shots were also highest among all skaters in the country. She turned in two four-point games and one five-point outing in the Eagles 9-1-0 month.
Forward; Toronto, Ontario
Daryl Watts continued her impressive freshman campaign by leading the NCAA with 12 goals and tying for the national lead with 22 points. The three-time Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month led the country with five power-play assists and three short-handed goals. Her plus-12 rating was the second-best in the NCAA over the month of January while she factored in on seven of Boston College's nine game-winning goals in the month. She netted two decisive tallies and set up five others en route to compiling seven multi-point outings.
Runner-up: Ava Boutilier, New Hampshire (Fr., G; Charlottetown, P.E.I.)
Senior; Lynn, Massachusetts
Katie Burt became the NCAA's all-time career wins leader in the month of January, earning her 115th victory in net for the Eagles. She also set a new standard for career minutes played in Women's Hockey East, racking up 600:58 of work in January to make it to 4702:14 minutes played in the maroon and gold. Further, Burt moved broke into the top-10 career saves list with her league-leading 269 stops in January. She posted a conference- best 9-1-0 record and two shutouts while her 1.90 goals against average and .935 save percentage were both second best among all Hockey East netminders.
Runner-up: Annie Belanger, UConn (Sr., G; Sherbrooke, Que.)