HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
Northeastern added another trophy to its growing collection as the Huskies claimed the Smashville Showcase crown. Maureen Murphy returned from Team USA duty and racked up five points (3g, 2a) against a pair of ranked opponents in #14 Princeton and #9 Cornell.
Boston College toppled cross-town rival Harvard, 5-1, on Tuesday night. Hannah Bilka had two points (1g, 1a), including the game-winning goal, while Cayla Barnes scored and registered a plus-five rating.
Maine earned a win at #10 Clarkson Saturday night, taking a 5-4 overtime decision from the Golden Knights. Luisa Welcke dished out primary helpers on Maine’s first and second goals just 1:21 apart and then set up the game-tying goal to force overtime with just 45 seconds left in regulation. Alyssa Wruble picked up three points (2g, 1a), including the unassisted overtime winner.
Providence won the Mayor’s Cup with a 4-3 victory over Brown Sara Hjalmarsson contributed two points in the Friars win, including her 100th career point.
Boston University competed in the Henderson Collegiate Hockey
Showcase, a four-team tournament in Henderson, Nevada.
HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Maureen Murphy - Northeastern
Maureen Murphy (Gr., F; Buffalo, N.Y.) returned to action for the Huskies
from Team USA duty and promptly posted a five-point weekend as Northeastern won the Smashville Showcase in Nashville, Tennessee. Against
#14 Princeton, Murphy potted her second hat trick of the season, scoring
at even strength, short handed and on the power-play. Against #9 Cornell,
Murphy tallied two assists, including one on the game-winning goal.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Luisa Welcke - Maine
Luisa Welcke (Fr., F; Heidelberg, Germany) earned a trio of assists in Saturday’s 5-4 overtime win at #10 Clarkson. She dished out primary helpers
on Maine’s first and second goals just 1:21 apart in the first period to give
Maine a 2-1 lead entering the first intermission. The second goal came on
the power play with just 39 seconds remaining on the clock. She then set
up the game-tying goal to force overtime with just 45 seconds left in regulation.
ARMY ROTC DEFENDER OF THE WEEK
Cayla Barnes - Boston College
Cayla Barnes (Sr., D; Eastvale, Calif.) netted a goal in a 5-1 win
over Harvard. She also put five shots on goal, earned a plus-five
rating, and blocked one shot.
STOP IT GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
Gwyneth Philips - Northeastern
Gwyneth Philips (Sr., G; Athens, Ohio) made 50 saves over two games
against #14 Princeton and #9 Cornell to help the Huskies win the Smashville Showcase. Philips allowed just one goal in both contests to ranked
opponents. Her 0.90 GAA ranks second nationally, while her .956 save
percentage is third in the country.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Hannah Bilka, BC (Sr., F; Coppell, Texas) Had two points (1g, 1a), including the game-winning goal, in a 5-1 win over Harvard on Tuesday. Fired a game-high eight shots on net.
Abigail Levy, BC (Gr., G; Congers, N.Y.) Stopped 29 of 30 shots faced in a 5-1 win over Harvard on Tuesday.
Alyssa Wruble, Maine (So., F; Bethlehem, Pa.) Picked up three points (2g, 1a) in 5-4 overtime win over #10 Clarkson on Saturday. She dished out an assist on Maine’s first goal to tie the game, 1-1, scored a goal of her own to give Maine a 3-1 lead, and the netted the unassisted overtime goal to deliver Maine a road victory in the extra frame.
Brooklyn Oakes, Maine (Fr., G; Richmond Hill, Ont.) Tallied 22 saves in a 5-4 win at #10 Clarkson.
Jules Constantinople, NU (Fr., D; East Haven, Conn.) Posted one assist and four blocks as the Huskies won the Smashville Showcase, defeating #14 Princeton and #9 Cornell. Constantinople helped anchor a Husky defense that allowed just two goals on the weekend.
Sara Hjalmarsson, PC (Gr., F; Bankeryd, Sweden) Contributed two points in the Friars win over Brown. Hjalmarsson scored the first goal of the game. Later in the game she also assisted Noemi Neubauerova to the Friars’ third goal of the day. With the two points earned, Hjalmarsson earned her 100th career point. Hjalmarsson finished the November month with 11 points across eight games.
Reichen Kirchmair, PC (Fr., F; Oakville, Ont.) Finished the weekend with two points (1g, 1a) in a Mayor’s Cup win over Brown. Kirchmair added six points in November to her career total of 15 points.
Lauren DeBlois, PC (Sr., D; Lewiston, Maine) Has recorded 10 blocks in eight games throughout November. DeBlois has also recorded five points on the month with two goals and three assists.
Sandra Abstreiter, PC (Gr., G: Freising, Germany) Has recorded 210 saves throughout November and has added two more career shutouts with a save percentage of .945 and a 1.38 GAA.