Women's Weekly Release



MARSHFIELD, Mass. – The New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) women's weekly awards were announced for play through Sunday, February 21. The duo of Shannon Smith (Naperville, Ill.) and Julianne Sheehan (Chelmsford, Mass.) from University of New England were named the league's Player and Co-Rookie of the Week respectively. Another pair of teammates headlined this week's selections in Celeste Robert (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.) and Bryn Labbe (Calgary, Alta.) from Norwich University who were named Goaltender and Co-Rookie of the Week.

Player of the Week
Shannon Smith – University of New England
(Junior, Forward – Naperville, Ill.)

player Smith scored the lone goal of a road win against New England College after being tripped on a 3rd-period breakaway, converting the ensuing penalty shot. The junior forward also set-up the game-winning, power play goal in the 3rd period to help UNE defeat UMass Boston and clinch the No.4 seed in the conference tournament. She also denied the Beacons' last-second chance to tie, diving to block the blue-line slap shot.

Goaltender of the Week
Celeste Robert – Norwich University
(Junior, Goaltender – Rouyn-Noranda, Quι.)

player Robert has a sensational weekend, backstopping Norwich to two victories over nationally-ranked Castleton and Holy Cross to clinch the NEHC regular season title for the sixth straight year. Robert made 50 saves on 52 shots, including 36 in a 2-1 win over Holy Cross to clinch the title on Saturday. Robert is 13-4-0 with a 1.18 goals against average and a .948 save percentage.

Co-Rookies of the Week
Julianne Sheehan – University of New England
(Freshman, Forward – Chelmsford, Mass.)

player Sheehan gave UNE a 3-2, 2nd-period lead over UMass Boston, and then scored the game-winner with 10:05 left in the 3rd to provide the Nor'easters with a 4-3 win that clinched the No.4 seed in the conference tournament.

Bryn Labbe – Norwich University
(Freshman, Forward – Calgary, Alta.)

player Labbe scored twice to help lead NU to two victories and its sixth straight NEHC regular season title. Labbe scored the second goal while shorthanded in a 2-1 win over Castleton on Friday night, which proved to be the game-winning goal. She also scored the first goal in a 2-1 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.



Honor Roll

Emelie Lindqvist – Plymouth State University
(Freshman, Goaltender – Gullerδsen, Sweden.)
Lindqvist posted consecutive shutouts in a 2-0 week for the Panthers. The freshman netminder stopped all 26 shots in a 3-0 win over Southern Maine and stopped all 16 shots in a 5-0 win at Nichols.

Kristen Embrey – University of Massachusetts Boston
(Junior, Forward – Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Embrey had a career weekend for the Beacons, as they secured the number three seed in this year's tournament. She registered a pair of assists in the 2-1 win over Franklin Pierce on Friday, before scoring twice in the 4-3 loss to UNE on Saturday.

Martha Findley – Saint Anselm College
(Junior, Defense – Duxbury, Mass.)
Findley helped lead the Hawks to a 2-0 mark in games this week. The junior had an assist in a 6-0 win at Salve Regina, and then had a three-point day with a goal and two assists as part of a 4-1 win at Manhattanville.

Carolyn Avery – Saint Michael's College
(Junior, Forward – Lexington, Mass.)
Avery played a hand in all three of the Purple Knights' goals during an 0-1-1 weekend, scoring once and assisting a pair. With 4:58 left in a 2-1 loss to Manhattanville on Friday, Avery scored to halve the deficit before lending two assists 1:38 apart during power plays to give Saint Michael's a 2-1 edge at Salve Regina on Saturday in a 2-2 tie.


RECENT RESULTS
Day Date Visiting Team   Home Team   Box Score
Tue
02/16/16
Colby
3
at Southern Maine
0 Box
Fri
02/19/16
Plymouth State
3
at Southern Maine
0 Box
Fri
02/19/16
Holy Cross
7
at Nichols
0 Box
Fri
02/19/16
UMass Boston
2
at Franklin Pierce
1 Box
Fri
02/19/16
Saint Michael's
1
at Manhattanville
2 Box
Fri
02/19/16
University of New England
1
at New England College
0 Box
Fri
02/19/16
Castleton
1
at Norwich
2 Box
Fri
02/19/16
Saint Anselm
6
at Salve Regina
0 Box
Sat
02/20/16
Castleton
1
at New England College
0 Box
Sat
02/20/16
Saint Anselm
4
at Manhattanville
1 Box
Sat
02/20/16
Holy Cross
1
at Norwich
2 Box
Sat
02/20/16
UMass Boston
3
at University of New England
4 Box
Sat
02/20/16
Plymouth State
5
at Nichols
0 Box
Sat
02/20/16
Southern Maine
0
at Franklin Pierce
2 Box
Sat
02/20/16
Saint Michael's
2
at Salve Regina
2 OT Box