Five Things That Happened in Hockey East, October 7th Edition

1. The league’s weekly award winners were named: Boston College junior defenseman Lexi Bender was named the Warrior Player of the Week, after notching a hat trick against Syracuse. Boston University forward Rebecca Leslie was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week, as she scored both of the team’s goals against #1-ranked Minnesota and assisted on the game-winner against St. Cloud State. Madison Litchfield’s 29 saves helped Vermont to a 3-1 upset win on the road against North Dakota, earning her Defensive Player of the Week honors. A full list of weekly award winners can be found here.

2. This really nice feature story on Amanda Pelkey: The Burlington Free Press published this piece on Pelkey, a senior forward and captain for Vermont and a local product, who will by nearly all accounts finish her career as the best player that’s ever donned a Catamounts jersey.

3. BU’s Sarah Lefort notched 100 career points: Lefort hit the 100-point mark on Friday night in the team’s win against St. Cloud State, finishing the game with a goal and two assists. It took the junior forward just 76 games to hit 100 points for her career, and she’s the fifth Terriers player to hit that mark in the past four seasons. She joins some pretty good company there, with Marie-Philip Poulin, Louise Warren, Jenelle Kohanchuk, and Jenn Wakefield being the other four.

4. Boston College defenseman Emily Pfalzer had a six-point game: Pfalzer scored a goal and five assists in the Eagles’ 10-2 season-opening win over Syracuse, which is, you know, pretty good.

5. Providence Head Coach Bob Deraney named to U.S. Four Nations staff: Deraney, who was an assistant coach with this summer’s U.S. Under-22 Team that swept Canada in a three-game series, was named an assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete at the Four Nations Cup, Nov. 4-8. Deraney was also a member of the staff of the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team at the inaugural U18 World Championships in 2008, helping the squad win a gold medal.

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