Time for another look at some of the best single-game performances in NC Women’s Ice Hockey — the nominees for HERO of the Week!
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Last week, Boston College’s Caitrin Lonergan earned your vote after notching eight points to lead her team to a 2-0-1 weekend. She netted a hat trick plus a pair of assists in a 7-3 win over Northeastern, and added three assists in two games against Boston University.
Mercyhurst’s Kennedy Blair picked up HERO honors after backstopping her team to a 1-1 weekend against Robert Morris, making 31 saves to hand the Colonials their first conference loss.
Who will you choose this week? Check out the nominees below.
[credit]Don Adams, Jr./Lindenwood University Athletics[/credit]
Britannia Gillanders, Lindenwood
Gillanders racked up four points in a series split on the road at Minnesota State, netting one goal in Friday’s 5-4 loss and adding another goal and two assists in Saturday’s 4-1 victory.
Loren Gabel, Clarkson
Gabel racked up six points in two wins over the weekend, scoring two goals and dishing out an assist in her team’s 5-1 victory over Union on Friday before adding another helper in Saturday’s 4-1 win against Rensselaer.
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Victoria Bach, Boston University
With six goals in two games, Bach led the country in scoring over the weekend. The Terriers skated to a 5-2 victory over Yale on Thursday thanks to Bach’s four goals before suffering a 6-5 setback against Providence. Bach had two goals and an assist in the loss.
Haley Mack, Bemidji State
Against RIT, Mack led the charge, racking up five points in two games. The sophomore forward earned her first career multi-goal game in Friday’s 5-2 win, netting two goals and a helper, before adding another goal and assist in Saturday’s 3-1 victory.
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Kennedy Blair, Mercyhurst
Last week’s HERO is nominated again after leading Mercyhurst to a sweep of Syracuse, totaling 43 saves in the two-game effort. The first-year netminder made 20 stops in Friday’s 4-1 win before adding 23 more saves to her stat line in Saturday’s 2-1 overtime victory.
Shea Tiley, Clarkson
Tiley posted back-to-back 18-save performances in a pair of wins over the weekend, allowing just two goals in two games. On Friday, the Golden Knights skated to a 5-1 victory over Union before earning a 4-1 win over Rensselaer.
Kyra Smith, New Hampshire
With 27 saves, Smith earned her first shutout of the season, backstopping her team to a 3-0 win over Connecticut and earning her second consecutive HERO nomination.