Hockey East Player of the Month Alina Mueller of Northeastern
Alina Mueller Named Hockey East Player of the Month
Tyo is Best Rookie, Frankel Tabbed Top Goalie


Alina Mueller - Northeastern
Junior Forward; Winterthur, Switzerland

In the month of January, Mueller led the NCAA with 11 assists, four power-play helpers, and five power-play points. Her 16 points were good for second-most in the country. Among her Hockey East peers, the junior forward paced the league with five goals, 11 assists, 16 points, 55 shots on goal, five shots on goal per game, and 118 face off wins. She factored in on six of Northeastern’s 10 game-winning goals, scoring one and setting up five others. She scored at least one point in eight of her 11 games, including five multi-point outings and the Huskies are 8-0-1 when Mueller’s name appears on the score sheet.

Runner-up: Skylar Fontaine, Northeastern


Clair Tyo - Providence
Defense; Massena, N.Y.

Tyo led all Hockey East rookies in January with two assists and four points, also pacing her classmates in power-play goals (1), power-play assists (1), power-play points (2), and game-winning goals (1). Tyo factored in on both decisive goals in Providence’s weekend sweep of Merrimack on Jan. 15 and 17, setting up the game-winner in a 3-0 victory before scoring the winning marker in a 4-2 triumph as part of a two-point outing. The blueliner netted a goal in the Friar’s next game to push her point stream to three games (2g, 2a).

Runner-up: Brianna Brooks, New Hampshire


Aerin Frankel - Northeastern
Junior; Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

Frankel was essentially perfect in January, leading the NCAA with eight wins and six shutouts while posting an 8-0-1 record in nine starts. Her 0.44 goals against average was the best in the country of any goalie who started more than two games while her .980 save percentage was just .001 off the national lead. She kicked out 193 of the 197 shots she faced in 544:20 of work. During the month, she became Northeastern’s all-time career wins and shutouts leader and is currently just two shutouts away from setting the all-time career mark in Hockey East play as well.

Runner-up: Jesse McPherson, Vermont