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 time, Lindenwood’s Britannia Gillanders earned your vote thanks to her four-point performance in a series split at Minnesota State, tallying two goals and two assists in the two contests.
Mercyhurst’s Kennedy Blair was your vote for goaltending HERO for the third poll in a row after she backstopped her team to a sweep of Syracus, totaling 43 saves in the series.
Who will you choose this week? Check out the nominees below.
Hannah Alt, Lindenwood
Alt led the Lions to a split with tenth-ranked St. Lawrence, scoring a goal and an assist in Friday’s 5-4 victory and adding another lamplighter in Saturday’s 3-2 loss.
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Makenna Newkirk, Boston College
Newkirk notched a staggering 10 points in a 3-0-0 week for Eagles, tallying three goals and seven assists. In Tuesday’s 7-3 win at Merrimack, Newkirk tallied two goals and two assists, before earning a career-best five points with a goal and four assists in Friday’s 6-0 win over New Hampshire. On Sunday, she added another helper in a 5-1 win at New Hampshire.
Emily Bergland, Bemidji State
The Beavers skated to a program-record sixth consecutive win last Tuesday, thanks to some impressive heroics by Bergland, who scored both of her team’s goals in the 2-1 overtime win over Mercyhurst.
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Hannah Ehresmann, Penn State
Against her team’s longtime rival Ohio State, Ehresmann totaled 70 stops in two games. In Friday’s 5-1 win, the senior netminder put up a 31-save effort, before recording a season-high 39 saves in a 2-0 loss on Saturday.
Carly Jackson, Maine
Maine grabbed a pair of wins at Boston University, thanks in large part to the goaltending effort by Jackson, who totaled 46 saves in the two contests. In Saturday’s 4-1 victory, the sophomore netminder turned aside 22 shots, before adding 24 more saves in Sunday’s 3-2 win.
Emma Polusny, St. Cloud State
The first-year netminder backstopped her team to a sweep of Minnesota State. Polusny earned her third shutout of the season with a 23-save effort in a 5-0 victory on Friday before making 33 saves in Saturday’s 3-1 triumph.