HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
UConn toppled No. 10/10 Boston University in a single game on Friday evening in Storrs, Connecticut, led by Player of the Week Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) Snodgrass scored a goal and added a pair of assists, including a helper on the decisive tally, in the 4-1 victory. The senior forward is now third all-time in career points in UConn program history, compiling 103 points.
No. 9/9 Boston College split the weekend with No. 2/2 Northeastern. In the Huskies’ season-opening 4-1 victory, Katy Knoll (Amherst, N.Y.) posted a two-point (1g, 1a) game while Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) made 25 saves on 26 shots. The Eagles’ Jillian Fey (Nantucket, Mass.) scored two goals on the weekend, including the game-winning goal on Sunday night and added the lone BC goal in Friday’s setback to the Huskies.
Maine swept New Hampshire in a two-game road set with both victories ending in 2-1 wins for the Black Bears. Ida Kuoppala (Pedersore, Finland) assisted on the game-winning goal Friday, while scoring the game-winning goal Saturday. Freshman Rahel Enzler (Zug, Switzerland) tallied two assists Saturday.
Merrimack and Holy Cross split a weekend set in league play. The Crusaders’
Millie Sirum (Oslo, Norway) netted one goal and added two helpers
and picked up her first multi-point game with a score and an assist on Saturday,
her first NCAA goal. Merrimack’s Emma Gorksi (Wallaceburg, Ont.)
posted a 44-save effort in the Warriors’ 3-2 win on Saturday, withstanding a
17-save blitz in the first period to backstop the Warriors to their first win of
the year. The sophomore netminder turned aside a total of 67 saves on the
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Natalie Snodgrass - UConn
Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan,
Minn.) scored a goal
and added a pair of assists,
including a helper
on the decisive tally, in a
4-1 victory over No. 10/10
Boston University on Friday
night. The senior forward
is now third all-time in
career points in UConn
program history, compiling
103 points over her time in
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Millie Sirum - Holy Cross
Millie Sirum (Oslo, Norway)
netted one goal and
added two helpers in a
weekend split with Merrimack.
national team member
picked up her first multipoint
game with a score
and an assist in Saturday’s
setback. She led all league
rookies with one goal, two
assists, three points, a
plus-two rating, and nine
shots on goal.
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Emma Gorski - Merrimack
Emma Gorski (So., G;
Wallaceburg, Ont.) had
a 44-save effort in Merrimack’s
3-2 win over Holy
Cross on Saturday, withstanding
a 17-save blitz in
the first period to backstop
the Warriors to their first
win of the year. The sophomore
her 2020-21 season by
turning aside a total of 67
saves on the weekend.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Jillian Fey, BC (Jr., F; Nantucket, Mass.) Scored two goals on the weekend, including the game-winning goal on Sunday night against No 2/2 Northeastern. She finished a 1-1-0 with six shots on goal and 10 face-off wins. She added a goal in Friday’s setback to the Huskies.
Abigail Levy, BC (Jr., G; Congers, N.Y.) Stopped 34 of 35 shots she faced from No. 2/2 Northeastern over the weekend, including 32 of 33 in Boston College’s 2-1 road victory over the Huskies.
Mackenna Parker, BU (Jr., F; Clavet, Sask.) Potted the Terriers’ lone goal at UConn on Friday.
Tia Chan, UConn (Fr., G; Hamilton, Ont.) Earned her first collegiate victory with a 21-save performance in a 4-1 win over No. 10/10 Boston University.
Cam Wong, UConn (Jr., D; Vancouver, B.C.) Scored the game-winning goal and added one helper in a 4-1 win over No. 10/10 Boston University.
Ida Kuoppala, ME (So., F; Pedersore, Finland) Assisted on the game-winning goal Friday, while scoring the game-winning goal Saturday. In a two-game set at UNH, the Black Bears won both games by a score of 2-1.
Rahel Enzler, ME (Fr., F; Zug, Switzerland) Tallied two assists Saturday at New Hampshire. The freshman assisted on both goals during the 2-1 victory, including the game-winning goal.
Megan Fergusson, MC (Sr., F; Kitchener, Ont.) Scored two goals for the Warriors on the weekend, both serving as game-tying goals for Merrimack on the weekend. The senior captain also won 22 of 38 draws in the series against the Crusaders.
Nikki Harnett, UNH (So., G; Plymouth, Minn.) Stopped 31 of 33 shots for a .939 save percentage in UNH’s 2-1 loss to Maine last Friday. The 31 saves was one less than her career high of 32.
Katy Knoll, NU (So., F; Amherst, N.Y.) Scored two goals and added an assist in a weekend split with Boston College and finished with a plus-two rating.
Aerin Frankel, NU (Sr., G; Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) Made 57 saves on 60 shots in 118:49 of work, earning a weekend split with Boston College.