HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
Northeastern extended its nation-best winning streak to 14 games on the penultimate weekend of the 2020-21 regular season with a sweep of New Hampshire. Alina Mueller (Winterthur, Switzerland) registered four points, including a league-leading four assists, to help power the Huskies offense.
Boston University and Vermont split a weekend series at Walter Brown Arena as the teams jockeyed for playoff seeding. The Catamounts’ rookie netminder Jesse McPherson (Chatham, Ont.) posted a 22-save shutout, her third blank sheet of the season, in a 4-0 road victory on Friday. The next day, Terrier captain Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added a primary assist in a 4-1 win. Maine swept Merrimack in a two-game set in North Andover, led by Ida Kuoppala (Pedersore, Finland), who racked up five points on three goals and two assists, and four points (2g, 2a) from rookie Rahel Enzler (Zug, Switzerland.)
Boston College’s Abigail Levy (Congers, N.Y.) stopped 30 of 31 shots she faced in a 2-1 over time win over No. 10 Providence on Friday. Eagles’ Olympian Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.) scored the game-winning goal in overtime to secure the victory.
UConn swept Holy Cross, thanks in part to Danika Pasqua’s (Langley,
B.C.) three goals, tied for the league lead last weekend. Tia Chan (Hamilton,
Ont.) posted her second shutout of the year with a 20-save performance
in a 1-0 victory on Friday over Holy Cross, while Pasqua netted the
ARMY ROTC HOCKEY EAST CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Jesse Compher -
Ida Kuoppala - Maine
Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added a primary assist in the Terriers’ 4-1 win over Vermont on Saturday. She led the Terriers in plus-minus (+2), shots on goal (11) and faceoff wins (18) over the weekend.
Ida Kuoppala (Pedersore,
Finland) racked up five
points on three goals and
two assists during a weekend
sweep of Merrimack.
The sophomore forward
scored the game-winning
goal with 6:23 left in regulation
on Saturday night
in a 2-1 win before posting
four points (2g, 2a) on
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Rahel Enzler - Maine
Rahel Enzler (Zug, Switzerland)
scored two goals
and assisted on two others
during the Black Bears pair
of victories in North Andover
over Merrimack. The
freshman started the scoring
on Saturday afternoon,
before scoring a goal and
dishing out two assists on
HOCKEY EAST WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Abigail Levy - Boston College
Abigail Levy (Congers,
N.Y.) stopped 30 of 31
shots she faced in a 2-1
over time win over No.
10 Providence on Friday.
Levy’s performance was
good for a .968 save percentage
and a 0.96 goals
against average. The junior
transfer has won her last
two starts, allowing just one
goal, and sits second in the
league with a .962 save
percentage on the year.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Savannah Norcross, BC (Jr., F; Lynn, Mass.) Had one goal and one assist in BC’s overtime win over No. 10 Providence. She tied the game in the second period and then assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime. She fired seven shots on goal and one blocked shot.
Cayla Barnes, BC (Jr., D; Eastvale, Calif.) Scored the game-winning goal in overtime in BC’s win over No. 10 Providence. Also sent four shots on goal and one blocked shot.
Catherine Foulem, BU (Fr., F: Dieppe, N.B.) Provided the primary helper on Jesse Compher’s game-winning goal with a tremendous no-look pass from the corner. She now has three points (1g, 2a) in her last four games.
Kate Stuart, BU (Jr., G; Chilliwack, B.C.) Was sensational on Saturday in a 4-1 win over Vermont, making 27 saves to pick up her second win in three starts this year. Her best save came with the game tied, 1-1, midway through the second period when she stopped Olivia Kilberg from point-blank range. In her last two starts, Stuart owns a 0.50 goalsagainst average and a .981 save percentage.
Danika Pasqua, UConn (Jr., F; Langley, B.C.) Tied for the league lead with three goals to help UConn to a weekend sweep of Holy Cross, including the lone goal in a 1-0 win on Friday.
Tia Chan, UConn (Fr., G; Hamilton, Ont.) Posted her second shutout of the year with a 20-save performance in a 1-0 victory on Friday over Holy Cross.
Loryn Porter, ME (Sr., G; North Bay, Ont.) Stopped 47 of the 49 shots she faced this past weekend. The senior netminder only allowed one goal in each of the two games at Merrimack. She has now won three straight games in net.
Alina Mueller, NU (Jr., F; Winterthur, Switzerland) Registered four points, including a league-leading four assists, to help power the Huskies offense to a sweep of New Hampshire. She set up the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 6-1 win. Her 14 shots also led the league on the weekend.
Chloe Aurard, NU (Jr., F; Villard-de-Lans, France) Potted two goals, including the game-winning strike, in Saturday’s 6-1 road win at New Hampshire. She ended the weekend with three tallies.
Maddy Skelton, UVM (Fr., F; Isanti, Minn.) Recorded her first career multi-point game Friday night with a goal and an assist as the Catamounts defeated Boston University to extend their winning streak to five games.
Jesse McPherson, UVM (Fr., G; Chatham, Ont.) Posted a 22-save shutout, her third blank sheet of the season, in a 4-0 road victory over Boston University on Friday.