Hockey East Player of the Week Alina Mueller of Northeastern
Women's Weekly Release: Northeastern Wins Sixth Straight Bertagna Trophy
Huskies Enter the National Tournament as Fifth Overall Seed


The Northeastern Huskies won their sixth consecutive Bertagna Trophy as Hockey East Tournament champions, setting a new standard in league history. Megan Carter scored the game-winning goal and Gwyneth Philips made 20 saves to secure a 4-1 victory over Providence.

The Huskies were granted the number five overall seed in the National Tournament, drawing a date at No. 4 Yale on Saturday, March 11 in the national quarterfinals. It marks the seventh time that Northeastern has earned a berth in the National Tournament and its sixth straight trip to the national postseason after claiming Hockey East’s automatic bid in each of those seasons. The Huskies have secured a top-five seed for the fifth year in a row.

Northeastern has advanced to the Frozen Four in each of the last two seasons. In 2021, the Huskies finished as runner-up after falling in overtime to Wisconsin.

The 2023 National Tournament games begin on Thursday, March 9 at regional sites. The Frozen Four will take place at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn. with the semifinals on Friday, March 17 and the national title game on Sunday, March 19.

Both Frozen Four semifinal games will be streamed live on ESPN+ on, Friday, March 17. The first semifinal game will air on ESPN+ at 3:30 p.m. and the second at 7:00 p.m. The national championship game will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19 on ESPNU.



Alina Mueller - Northeastern

Alina Mueller (Gr., F; Winterthur, Switzerland) was named MVP of the Hockey East Tournament and Hockey East Player of the Year, both for the third time in her career, as she led Northeastern to its sixth straight Bertagna Trophy as Hockey East champions. She had five goals and three assists in the postseason and was named a Patty Kaz Top-10 Finalist for the fifth time in her career. Mueller became Northeastern’s all-time program leader with her 250th career point with a goal in the semifinals against Boston College.



Hope Walinski - Providence

Hope Walinski (So., G; Lincoln, R.I.) backboned Providence into the Hockey East Tournament championship game with a 30-save shutout on the road at No. 2 Vermont in the semifinals. She denied each scoring attempt from the Catamounts to preserve a 1-0 victory.



Megan Carter - Northeastern

Megan Carter (Sr., D; Milton, Ont.) scored the championship-winning goal in a 4-1 victory over Providence on Saturday and was named to the All-Tournament Team for her efforts. She also had the primary assist on the game-winning strike in the semifinals against Boston College. She registered eight blocks, six of those coming in the title game.



Gwyneth Philips - Northeastern

Gwyneth Philips (Sr., G; Athens, Ohio) was named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team after backstopping the Huskies to their sixth straight Bertagna Trophy. She allowed just two goals in three playoff starts while making 52 saves, including a 15-save shutout of Boston College in the semifinals.


Peyton Anderson, NU (Sr., F; Arvara, Colo.) Scored two goals, including the game-winning tally, in a 3-1 semifinal win over Boston College. She was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Maureen Murphy, NU (Gr., F; Buffalo, N.Y.) Dished out a record-tying three assists in the Hockey East championship game, helping the Huskies to a 4-1 win over Providence. She was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Chloe Aurard, NU (Gr., F; Villard-de-Lans, France) Had a goal and an assist in the Hockey East championship game, adding to a 1-2--3 line in the quarterfinals over Merrimack.

Brooke Becker, PC (Jr., D; Orchard Park, N.Y.) Registered a record-breaking four assists in 5-2 quarterfinal win over Maine. She was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Sara Hjalmarsson, PC (Gr., F; Bankeryd, Sweden) Assisted on the opening goal of the Hockey East championship game. In the semifinals, she made a game-saving defensive play at the goal line to prevent the game-tying goal with just 25 seconds remaining in the third period and save a 1-0 victory for the Friars. She was named the Best Defensive Forward in Hockey East last week and was a finalist for the Player of the Year award.

Lauren DeBlois, PC (Sr., D; Lewiston, Maine) Handed out an assist on the Friars’ lone goal of the Hockey East championship game.