HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE MONTH
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
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
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
HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
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