3 Stars of the Week
3. Victoria Bach (F), Boston University, New York Riveters (7th overall, 2017)
2. Lauren Kelly (D), Northeastern University, Boston Pride (16th overall, 2017)
1. Rebecca Leslie (F), Boston University, New York Riveters (19th overall, 2017)
Getting to Know Denisa Krizova
Krizova is a forward playing for Northeastern. She was drafted over the summer in the NWHL draft 13th overall by the Connecticut Whale. Krizova is from Homi Cerekev, Czech Republic, making her the only non-North American player drafted into the NWHL this past summer and the first Czech to be drafted. Despite being from the Czech Republic, Krizova moved to the United States in high school to attend the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, New York. Each of her three years at NSA, Krizova was named a Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) All-Star. In 2014, Krizova helped the Czech Republic National Team to a 5-0 record during round robin play. As a Freshman at Northeastern, Krizova finished second on the team in both points with 35 and goals with 22. At the end of the season, she was named to the USCHO All-Rookie Team as well as the WHEA Pro-Ambitions All-Rookie Team. Krizova continued her productivity during her Sophomore year as she led all Sophomores in the nation with 59 points. She also was first on her team in game winning goals with five and second on the team in plus-minus with a plus 54 rating. Additionally, her 39 assists during the season were the third most in program history. Krizova ended the season as a second-team WHEA All-Star.
Last season, Krizova tallied 44 points, good for 13th in the nation. She also led the team in assists with 26. This season, Krizova is off to a solid start with 17 points in 21 games. Krizova will graduate from Northeastern at the end of the school year and looks forward to representing the Czech Republic in the NWHL.
Must See Matchup
Last week’s must see matchup between Boston College and Boston University featured two close games. On Friday, the game ended in a 2-2 tie. Three of the four goals in the game were scored by NWHL draft picks. Rebecca Leslie, a New York Riveter draft pick, opened the scoring for BU. Her goal was assisted by Victoria Bach, another Riveter draft pick. BC evened the score in the second period before Nina Rodgers, a Connecticut Whale draft pick, scored on the power play to put BU ahead 2-1. Rodgers goal was assisted by Leslie. BC tied the game later in the third period with a goal by Toni Ann Miano, a Riveters draft pick. Katie Burt, a Boston Pride draft pick was solid in net for BC with a 0.944 save percentage. The next day, BC came out with a 4-2 win. Leslie opened up the scoring for BU again with a goal assisted by Bach. BC added two goals in the second period to take the lead before Leslie scored again to tie the game. BC then scored twice in the third period to win the game. Burt had another strong game as she picked up the win with a 0.923 save percentage.
This week’s must see matchup is between Robert Morris and Colgate. The two teams face off in a non-conference game featuring two Buffalo Beauts draft picks. Brittany Howard of Robert Morris was selected 10th overall by the Beauts while Annika Zalewski of Colgate was picked one round later at 14th overall by the Beauts.
Week 11 Stats
|Victoria Bach||Forward||Boston University||3||2||5|
|McKenna Brand||Forward||Northeastern University||3||2||3|
|Taylar Cinfarano||Forward||Quinnipiac University||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Sam Donovan||Forward||Brown University||3||1||1|
|Julia Fedeski||Defense||University of New Hampshire||2||0||0|
|Savannah Harmon||Defense||Clarkson University||2||0||2|
|Brittany Howard||Forward||Robert Morris University||2||0||2|
|Lauren Kelly||Defense||Northeastern University||3||2||2|
|Kenzie Kent||Forward||Boston College||3||1||3|
|Denisa Krizova||Forward||Northeastern University||3||0||4|
|Lexie Laing||Forward||Harvard University||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Rebecca Leslie||Forward||Boston University||3||5||3|
|Kennedy Marchment||Forward||St. Lawrence||2||0||1|
|Toni Ann Miano||Defense||Boston College||3||1||0|
|Eden Murray||Forward||Yale University||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Nina Rodgers||Forward||Boston University||2||1||0|
|Amy Schlagel||Defense||University of New Hampshire||2||1||0|
|Mallory Souliotis||Defense||Yale University||2||0||3|
|Annika Zalewski||Forward||Colgate University||2||0||1|
|Katie Burt||Goalie||Boston College||3||2.33||.929|