HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
New Hampshire earned a weekend split with #8 Boston University, taking a 4-3 victory at home on Saturday after the Terriers won, 2-1, on Friday night. The Wildcats’ Nicole Kelly (Brantford, Ont.) tallied three points, all on assists, in UNH’s series split, including her first career multiple-point game in Saturday’s victory.
Providence moved to 5-0-1 on the year with a pair of victories over Holy Cross. Junior forward Caroline Peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) enjoyed a three-point weekend including netting the game-winning goal and adding an assist in Saturday’s 4-1 road victory. She chipped in another helper in Friday’s 2-0 win. Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) improved to 5-0-1 on the year, stopping 35 of 36 shots she faced from Holy Cross, including all 16 in a 2-0 shutout on Friday.
Boston College swept UConn in a rematch of last season’s Hockey East Quarterfinal series. Kelly Browne (Burlington, Mass.) registered four points, including a game-winning and game-winning assist. Her two-goal game on Friday included a shorthanded tally. She won 22 faceoffs, fired 10 shots on net, and blocked two shots over the weekend and was named Hockey East Player of the Week.
BU’s Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) notched a goal in each of the Terriers’
two games this weekend, including in a 2-1 season-opening win at New
Hampshire on Friday. Terrier netminder Corinne Schroeder (Elm Creek,
Man.) made 18 saves, including eight in the third period, to backbone her
team to a 2-1 win on Friday.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kelly Browne - Boston College
Kelly Browne (Burlington,
Mass.) registered four points
in a two-win weekend for
Boston College over UConn,
scoring three goals and
adding one assist. Her twogoal
game on Friday included
a shorthanded tally and the
game-winning goal before
setting up the decisive marker
with an assist on Saturday.
She won 22 faceoffs, fired 10
shots on net, and blocked two
shots over the weekend.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Nicole Kelly - New Hampshire
Nicole Kelly (Brantford,
Ont.) tallied three points, all
on assists, in UNH’s series
split against #8 Boston University.
She recorded her first
career multiple-point game
with two helpers in Saturday’s
4-3 victory. Her other series
stats included six shots, one
block and an even plus/minus
rating. In Saturday’s win, Kelly
recorded the primary assist
on each of the team’s first
two goals (6:39 apart in the
second period) to transform a
two-goal deficit into a 2-2 tie.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Maddy McArthur - Boston College
Maddy McArthur (Jr., G; St.
Catherines, Ont.) made an
NCAA-best 71 stops over
the weekend to post a 2-0-0
record to go along with her
.947 save percentage and
2.00 goals against average.
She kicked out 36 shots on
Friday night and 35 more on
Saturday, making double-digit
saves in all six periods over
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Natalie Tulchinsky, BC (Fr., F; Clifton Park, N.Y.) Scored two goals in a 5-3 win at UConn on Friday, the first two tallies of her career. She ended the weekend with six shots on net and a plus-two rating.
Jesse Compher, BU (Sr., F; Northbrook, Ill.) Notched a goal in each of the Terriers’ two games this weekend, including in a 2-1 season-opening win at New Hampshire on Friday.
Clare O’Leary, BU (Fr., F; Hingham, Mass.) Notched her first collegiate goal to open the scoring on Saturday, and then assisted on the Terriers’ next goal just 43 seconds later to complete a two-point day. O’Leary also generated six shots on goal during the weekend.
Corinne Schroeder, BU (Sr., G; Elm Creek, Man.) Made 18 saves, including eight in the third period, to lead BU to a 2-1 win at UNH in the Terriers’ season opener. Schroeder made several spectacular stops in the third period to protect a one-goal lead, including a stop on a wide-open chance between the hash marks during a 3-on-1 rush.
Tamara Thiérus, UNH (So., F; Saint-Jérôme, Que.) Thiérus recorded three goals and an assist to lead UNH to a split of the twogame series against #8 Boston University. Thiérus extended her goal-scoring streak to three games and she has tallied a point all four games.
Emily Rickwood, UNH (Jr., D; Brantford, Ont.) Rickwood recorded two assists, three blocks, two shots and an even plus/minus rating to help UNH earn a series split against eighth-ranked Boston University. She matched her personal best of two assists in Saturday’s 4-3 win.
Caroline Peterson, PC (Jr., F; East Falmouth, Mass.) Enjoyed a three-point weekend in a sweep of Holy Cross, including netting the game-winning goal and adding an assist in Saturday’s 4-1 road victory. She chipped in another assist in Friday’s 2-0 victory.
Sandra Abstreiter, PC (Sr., G; Freising, Germany) Moved to 5-0-1 on the year, stopping 35 of 36 shots she faced from Holy Cross, including all 16 in a 2-0 shutout on Friday.