HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
Merrimack pitched back-to-back shutouts for the first time in program history, earning wins over previously unbeaten UConn and Maine to earn six points in Hockey East play. Katie Kaufman netted three goals, including the eventual game-winning goal against Maine on Saturday with an unassisted shorthanded goal. Emma Gorski shined in net, earning the first back-to-back shutout wins in Merrimack program history and her career. The junior set a career high 51 saves against UConn for her first-ever shutout win before repeating the feat with 21 saves on home ice against Maine, combining for 72 saves on the weekend.
Northeastern swept rival Boston College, 4-2 and 3-0, to hand the Eagles their first losses of the season. Maddie Mills had a three-point weekend against Boston College with two goals and an assist; she notched both opening goals against #4/5 BC, scoring twice in the 4-2 away win, and scoring the first and game-winning goal on Saturday at Matthews in the 3-0 shutout victory.Aerin Frankel added two wins and a shutout to her illustrious career, saving 44 of 46 shots faced on the weekend including a 23-save shutout, the 31st of her career.
Boston University took five of a possible six Hockey East points on the weekend, winning in a shootout against Vermont on Friday evening before taking a 2-1 victory on the road at Providence in a Halloween showdown. Christina Vote tallied the game-winning goal with 7.8 seconds remaining in regulation to lift BU to victory.
New Hampshire earned its second consecutive win as Kira Juodikis was
named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week for the second straight weekend.
The freshman forward registered a goal and two assists to push UNH to
Sunday’s 4-2 win against Holy Cross. The two assists and three points both
marked career highs.
HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Katie Kaufman - Merrimack
Katie Kaufman (Jr., F; Lake Elmo, Minn.) netted three goals in two games for the
Warriors. Two came against UConn as the team worked a 3-0 shutout over the
previously undefeated Huskies. Kaufman’s first of the weekend came in a clos-
ing-minute power-play goal before an unassisted play for the game’s third tally. The
junior also scored the eventual game-winning goal against Maine on Saturday with
an unassisted shorthanded goal.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Kira Juodikis - New Hampshire
Kira Juodikis, UNH (Fr., F; LaSalle, Ont.) registered a goal and two assists to push
UNH to Sunday’s 4-2 win against Holy Cross; the two assists and three points both
marked career highs for the freshman forward. She finished the game with four
shots and a plus-three rating.
HOCKEY EAST DEFENDER OF THE WEEK
Brooke Hobson - Northeastern
Brooke Hobson (Gr., D; Prince Albert, Sask.) leading scoring defender on the
weekend and tied for the leading point-getter for the Huskies with one goal and two
assists against #4/5 Boston College. She notched the game-winning tally going top-
shelf for the third goal in a 4-2 win at Conte Forum and followed it up with a two-as-
sist effort on Saturday.
HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
Emma Gorski - Merrimack
Emma Gorski (Jr., G; Wallaceburg, Ont.) earned the first back-to-back shutout wins
in Merrimack program history and her career. The junior set a career high 51 saves
against UConn for her first-ever shutout win before repeating the feat with 21 saves
on home ice against Maine, combining for 72 saves on the weekend.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Hannah Bilka, BC (Jr., F; Coppell, Texas) Potted one goal and added one assist on the weekend to go along with seven shots on goal on the weekend.
Catherine Foulem, BU (So., F; Dieppe, N.B.) Scored the Terriers’ first goal and then assisted on the game-winner in a 2-1 win at Providence on Sunday.
Christina Vote, BU (Fr., F; Arlington, Mass.) Vote tallied the game-winning goal with 7.8 seconds remaining in regulation to lift BU to a 2-1 win at Providence. She scored the goal after fighting through a defender’s stick, lifting the puck past the goalie. Vote also blocked one shot on Sunday.
Andi Calderone, BU (So., D; Kirkland, Que.) Blocked eight shots in two games, including six in a one-goal, 2-1 win at Providence, as part of a defensive unit that allowed just two goals all weekend and went perfect on the penalty kill all weekend.
Kate Stuart, BU (Sr., G; Chilliwack, B.C.) Was sensational this past weekend, as she stopped 51 of the 53 shots she faced to help BU take five of six points. On Friday against Vermont, she came up with 23 saves in a 1-1 tie before stop- ping all three of Vermont’s shootout attempts. Stuart then made 28 saves in a 2-1 road win at Providence. Stuart has allowed just one goal in each of her last three starts.
Summer-Rae Dobson, UConn (Sr., F; Huntsville, Ont.) Scored the overtime winning goal verse Vermont Saturday October 30th, to improve the Huskies to 8-1 on the season. That goal was her fourth on the season.
Millie Sirum, HC (So., F; Oslo, Norway) Recorded a goal against Maine on Friday, and a primary assist against UNH on Sunday. She is currently on a four-game point streak, with three goals and an assist in that span.
Michela Lio, HC (Fr., F; Toronto, Ont.) Scored her first collegiate goal on a breakaway in the first period of Holy Cross’ contest against UNH on Sunday. She is the third Crusader freshman to score a goal so far this season.
Tamara Thierus, UNH (Jr., F, Saint-Jerome, Que.) Recorded two goals and an assist to propel UNH to a 4-2 victory against Holy Cross this past Sunday; the two goals and three points both matched career highs for the junior forward. She led all skaters with eight shots and finished with a plus-three rating. An outstanding defensive effort led to the game-winning goal. She intercepted a pass at the top of UNH’s defensive zone to generate a 2-on-1 break. Thiérus led the rush and received a return pass from Kira Juodikis in the slot. Thiérus’ shot was stopped, but Juodikis scored off the rebound at 3:08 of the third period.
Maddie Truax, UNH (Sr., D; Gardner, Mass.) Led all skaters with five blocks in UNH’s 4-2 win vs. Holy Cross. Spearheaded by her efforts, the Wildcats blocked a total of 13 shots, which limited the Crusaders to 19 shots on target. Truax finished with a plus-two rating.
Maddie Mills, NU (Gr., F; Traverse City, Mich.) Had a three-point weekend against Boston College with two goals and an assist; she notched both opening goals against #4/5 BC, scoring twice in the 4-2 away win, and scoring the first and game-winning goal on Saturday at Matthews in the 3-0 shutout victory.
Aerin Frankel, NU (Gr., G; Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) The fifth year added two wins and a shutout to her illustrious career, saving 44 of 46 shots faced on the weekend to #4/5 BC. She kept the Eagles off the scoreboard for two and a half periods on Friday and then followed it up with a 23-save shutout, the 31st of her career.