HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
#3 Northeastern's Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) made history over the weekend, making 51 saves to shut out Boston College in back-to-back games, becoming the first goaltender to ever shut out the Eagles in back-to-back games and the first goalie to shut out BC in all three games of a season series. Frankel now has six shutouts on the season, which is tied for the NCAA lead. Boston College had also not been shut out in back-to-back contests since 2003.
Vermont took a 4-2 win over Merrimack in its lone game of the weekend. Kristina Shanahan (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.) tallied a goal and an assist and Blanka Škodová (Šternberk, Czech Republic) had 30 stops in the victory.
#8 Boston University split a weekend series with Providence as reigning National Goaltender of the Month Corinne Schroeder (Elm Creek, Man.) finished with a .943 save percentage and allowed just two even-strength goals. In Providence's 2-1 victory, junior forward Annelise Rice (Exelsior, Minn.) dished out an assist on each of the Friars' two goals.
UConn and New Hampshire traded wins as the two programs vie for a top-four spot in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings. The Huskies currently sit fourth with 19 points (9-5-1) while the Wildcats trail by two points at 8-7-1. After UConn nabbed a 4-0 victory off two goals from Catherine Crawley (Washingtonville, N.Y.) and a 30-save shutout from Morgan Fisher (Vernon, Conn.), New Hampshire rookie Nikki Harnett (Plymouth, Minn.) stopped all 32 shots in a 1-0 overtime victory.
Maine earned a 1-0-1 record over Holy Cross, picking up a crucial three points in
league play. Senior Carly Jackson (aAmherst, N.S.) stopped 46 of 48 shots on the
weekend, including a 21-save shutout in a 0-0 draw on Saturday. Holy Cross netminder
Jada Brenon (Pendleton, N.Y.) made 40 saves in that scoreless stalemate.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Aerin Frankel - Northeastern
Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff
Manor, N.Y.) made history
over the weekend, making 51
saves to shut out Boston College
in back-to-back games,
becoming the first goaltender
to ever shut out the Eagles in
back-to-back games and the
first goalie to shut out BC in
all three games of a season
series. Frankel now has six
shutouts on the season, which
is tied for the NCAA lead.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Nikki Harnett - New Hampshire
Nikki Harnett (Plymouth,
Minn.), in just her third
career start, stopped all
32 shots in a 1-0 overtime
victory against UConn. It is
the freshman goaltender's
first career shutout and her
second win of the season,
moving her to 2-1-1 on the
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Morgan Fisher - UConn
Morgan Fisher (Vernon,
Conn.) racked up 62 saves
on 63 shots through two
games. The senior stuffed
30 shots and earned her
third shutout of the season
in UConn's 4-0 win over
UNH on Friday night and
made another 32 saves in
Saturday's 1-0 overtime
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Nara Elia, BU (Jr., F; Saskatoon, Sask.) Broke a 1-1 tie in the first period of Saturday's 4-1 triumph over Providence and also assisted on Abby Cook's goal in Friday's 2-1 loss.
Nadia Mattivi, BU (Fr., D; Baselga di Pine, Trento, Italy) Scored a crucial insurance goal in the Terriers' 4-1 win over Providence on Saturday, her second goal in the last three games.
Corinne Schroeder, BU (Jr., G: Elm Creek, Man.) Finished the weekend with a .943 save percentage and allowed just two even-strength goals in a weekend split with Providence. Schroeder was sensational in the third period of the Terriers' 4-1 win on Saturday, stopping all 14 shots she faced over the final 20 minutes.
Catherine Crawley, UConn (Sr., F; Washingtonville, N.Y.) Scored two goals in UConn's 4-0 shutout win over UNH Friday night, moving her season total to eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points.
Jada Brenon, HC (So., G;.Pendleton, N.Y.) Made 40 saves in a 0-0 draw with Maine on Saturday. Carly Jackson, ME (Sr., G; Amherst, N.S.) Earned a 1-0-1 record against Holy Cross, including a 21-save shutout in a 0-0 draw and stopped 25 of 27 shots in a 4-2 win.
Maddie Truax, UNH (Jr., D; Gardner, Mass.) The junior notched her first career game-winning goal and UNH's only goal of the weekend with a shot off the crossbar and into the net 2:15 into the overtime period. Truax finished with a team-high plus-one on the weekend and blocked three shots.
Katy Knoll, NU (Fr., F; Amherst, N.Y.) Tied to lead all freshman in Hockey East with two points over two games last weekend. Knoll posted an assist in the 6-0 win over BC before slotting home a power-play goal in the 3-0 victory over the Eagles.
Skylar Fontaine, NU (Jr., D; East Greenwich, R.I.) Led all Hockey East players with four points this past week. Fontaine now leads all Hockey East defenseman with 22 points this season. The junior posted back-to-back two-point games against Boston College, registering an assist and a goal in each contest and helping the Northeastern defense shut out Boston College in back-to-back games.
Kristina Shanahan, UVM (Jr., F; Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.) Scored a goal and added an assist to finish plus-two in a 4-2 win over Merrimack.
Blanka Škodová, UVM (So., G; Šternberk, Czech Republic) Stopped a season-high 30 shots in a 4-2 win over Merrimack on Saturday, including seven saves while her team was killing off penalties.