Here are the top performers from the week of Oct. 21-28 in women’s college hockey:
1 – Sini Karajalainen, Vermont
The sophomore defenseman tied for the nation’s lead in points last week, as she posted an NCAA-best six points on one goal and five assists for Vermont. The Posio, Finland native helped the Catamounts to a 1-0-1 weekend at Merrimack, including assisting on all four goals in Friday’s 4-4 tie. In addition, she became the first Catamount to record four assists in a single game during the program’s Division I era. She also added the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 6-2 triumph.
2 – Lindsay Browning, Cornell
The Penfield, New York native was spectacular in her first action of the season, sending aside all 35 shots that came her way in the two games against No. 8 Robert Morris. She is the first Cornell goaltender to open the season with a shutout since 2007 after making 19 saves in a 6-0 victory. On Saturday, she stopped all 16 Colonials’ shots for the third shutout of her career.
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3 – Elle Hartje, Yale
The freshman forward (Fr. – Detroit, Mich.) began her collegiate career with a bang, netting a hat trick in her first-ever game for the Bulldogs in route to a 9-2 win. She followed it up with another goal and an assist in Saturday 5-1 win. The Detroit, Mich. native finished the weekend with six points on four goals and two assists and a +8 rating.