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NWHL Prospect Pipeline- Week 13

By Reid Nichols, 01/09/18, 10:15AM EST

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3 Stars of the Week

3. Kennedy Marchment (F), St. Lawrence University, Buffalo Beauts (2nd overall, 2017)

  • Marchment helped St. Lawrence split its two game series versus Lindenwood this weekend with two assists. On Friday’s close 5-4 loss, Marchment recorded a primary assist on the power play to give St. Lawrence a 3-2 lead before Lindenwood scored three unanswered goals. The next day, Marchment assisted on the game tying goal in the third period, which pushed the game to overtime where St. Lawrence won it. Marchment also had four shots on net.

2. Katie Burt (G), Boston College, Boston Pride (1st overall, 2017)

  • Burt lead BC to three wins this week with a 1.33 goals against average and a 0.953 save percentage. During BC’s midweek 7-3 victory over Merrimack, Burt made 21 saves on 24 shots. She then recorded her second shutout of the season in a 6-0 win against University of New Hampshire on Friday. In the game, Burt faced a total of 33 shots. Burt then allowed just one goal on 29 shots against in a Sunday rematch against UNH.

1. Kenzie Kent (F), Boston College, Boston Pride (4th overall, 2017)

  • Kent had a productive week with six points across three games for BC. On Tuesday’s win over Merrimack, Kent recorded one goal, two assists, and four shots on goal. Both assists game in the third period on the power play to help secure the victory. Kent then had a quiet game against UNH on Friday despite recording five shots on net. However, she enjoyed another three-point day on Sunday with two goals and one assist along with three shots on net and a plus three plus-minus rating. Kent opened up the scoring in the first period and added a shorthanded goal later on. Additionally, she assisted on the game-winning goal on the power play.

Getting to Know Rebecca Leslie

Rebecca Leslie is a forward from Ottawa Ontario. She was drafted this summer 19th overall by the New York Riveters. Before attending Boston University, Leslie played for the Ottawa Senators of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) for three years. Her last year in the PWHL, she finished sixth in league scoring with 52 points. Additionally, Leslie played for Team Ontario and won a national championship in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, Leslie also played for Team Canada at the IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship, where she won a gold medal. Her Freshman year at BU, Leslie scored 31 points in 35 games. Her 14 goals tied her for fourth among all freshman in the nation. As a result, Leslie became a member of the Hockey East All-Rookie Team and the Hockey East All-Academic Team. As a Sophomore, Leslie racked up 49 points in 39 games. She finished ninth in the country in points and eighth in the country in assists with 34. At the end of the year, Leslie was named a Second Team Hockey East All-Star and a New England Division I All-Star.

Last year, Leslie continued to produce at over a point per game pace with 34 points in 32 games. Leslie was also named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2017 Nations Cup. As a Senior, Leslie has enjoyed what has been a monster year so far. She has 36 points in 19 games. 24 of those points have come in a nine game stretch from November to December where Leslie notched at least two points in each game. This is an impressive streak as no NCAA player in the last four seasons has had a multi-point streak of at least nine games. Leslie was recently named to Canada’s 2018 Nations Cup roster for the second year in a row, this time as captain. She will graduate at the end of the year with a degree in business administration and management.

Must See Matchup

This week’s must see matchup is a two game series between Northeastern and Boston College. The two Hockey East teams will square off on Friday, January 12th at 2:00pm and Saturday, January 13th at 2:00pm. Friday’s game will be aired on ESPN 3 and Saturday’s game will be on NESN Plus. This matchup features six NWHL Prospects. Katie Burt and Kenzie Kent of BC and Lauren Kelly of Northeastern were drafted by the Boston Pride over the summer. Additionally, Toni Ann Miano of BC and McKenna Brand of Northeastern are New York Riveter draft picks. Finally, Denisa Krizova of Northeastern is the lone Connecticut Whale representative.

Recognitions

  • Katie Burt, a goalie for Boston College, was chosen as the Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for December. She recorded a 1.71 goals against average and 0.933 save percentage in three wins and one tie. Over the summer, Burt was drafted first overall by the Boston Pride in the NWHL draft.
  • Rebecca Leslie and Victoria Bach of Boston University were both named to Team Canada’s roster for the Nations Cup. Leslie, who will serve as captain, was drafted 19th overall by the New York Riveters while Bach will serve as an alternate captain and was drafted 7th overall by the Riveters as well. 

Week 13 Stats

Player POS College GP G A
Victoria Bach Forward Boston University DNP DNP DNP
McKenna Brand Forward Northeastern University No Games
Taylar Cinfarano Forward Quinnipiac University DNP DNP DNP
Sam Donovan Forward Brown University 2 0 1
Julia Fedeski Defenseman University of New Hampshire 1 0 1
Savannah Harmon Defenseman Clarkson University No Games
Brittany Howard Forward Robert Morris University 2 1 1
Lauren Kelly Defenseman Northeastern University No Game
Kenzie Kent Forward Boston College 3 3 3
Denisa Krizova Forward Northeastern University No Games
Lexie Laing Forward Harvard University DNP DNP DNP
Rebecca Leslie Forward Boston University DNP DNP DNP
Kennedy Marchment Forward St. Lawrence 2 0 2
Toni Ann Miano Defenseman Boston College 3 0 0
Eden Murray Forward Yale University DNP DNP DNP
Nina Rodgers Forward Boston University DNP DNP DNP
Amy Schlagel Defenseman University of New Hampshire 1 0 0
Mallory Souliotis Defenseman Yale University 1 0 1
Annika Zalewski Forward Colgate University 2 0 1
Player POS College GP GAA SV%
Katie Burt Goalie Boston College 1 1.33 .953