3 Stars of the Week
3. Julia Fedeski (D), University of New Hampshire, Boston Pride (20th overall, 2017)
2. Amy Schlagel (D), University of New Hampshire, Buffalo Beauts (18th overall, 2017)
1. Kennedy Marchment (F), St. Lawrence University, Buffalo Beauts (2nd overall, 2017)
Getting to Know Nina Rodgers
Nina Rodgers is a forward from Minnetonka Minnesota. She was taken 17th overall by the Connecticut Whale in the NWHL draft over the summer. She played high school hockey at Hopkins High School where she was an All-Lake Conference honoree two times, All-State honoree once in 2013, and a Minnesota Ms. Hockey finalist in 2014. Additionally, Rodgers was a two-time member of the US Women’s National Under-18 Team. She won two silver medals with this team at the 2014 and 2013 IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championships. Rodgers spent her first two years of college at the University of Minnesota. Her Freshman year, she had six points in 41 games. Rodgers then improved to nine points her Sophomore year as she was named an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and to the WCHA All-Academic Team.
After her Sophomore year, Rodgers transferred to Boston University where she excelled as a Junior. Last year, Rodgers recorded 31 points in 37 games for an impressive break-out season. Her total of 31 points doubled her previous point totals from her Freshman and Sophomore years combined. One week in November, Rodgers was named the Hockey East Player of the Week after recording six points in three games. This year, Rodgers has a total of nine points in 21 games. She will graduate at the end of the year with a degree in Psychology.
Must See Matchup
Last week’s must see matchup between Boston University and the University of Vermont was a quiet game for BU’s NWHL draft picks as BU lost 5-1. UVM scored the first goal of the game on the power play in the second period. While BU struck back later in the second, that was all the offense they could muster. BU’s goal was assisted on by Nina Rodgers, a Connecticut Whale draft pick. After BU’s goal, UVM scored four unanswered goals to end the game in a dominant fashion. Victoria Bach and Rebecca Leslie, two New York Riveter draft picks, had unusually quiet games for BU.
This week’s must see matchup is between Boston College and Northeastern. The two teams face off against each other in two games. Their first game is on Tuesday, 2/6, for the Beanpot Tournament. The game will take place at Boston College and is at 8:00pm, right after a game between Harvard and Boston University. Then, on Friday, 2/9, they have another game, this time at 2:00pm. This game will be aired on ESPN 3. These two games will be chock-full of NWHL prospects. Kenzie Kent and Katie Burt 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 were drafted by the New York Riveters. Finally, Denisa Krizova is the lone Connecticut Whale prospect in the two games.
Week 17 Stats
|Victoria Bach||Forward||Boston University||1||0||0|
|McKenna Brand||Forward||Northeastern University||1||0||0|
|Taylar Cinfarano||Forward||Quinnipiac University||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Sam Donovan||Forward||Brown University||2||1||0|
|Julia Fedeski||Defenseman||University of New Hampshire||2||1||1|
|Savannah Harmon||Defenseman||Clarkson University||3||1||1|
|Brittany Howard||Forward||Robert Morris University||No Games|
|Lauren Kelly||Defenseman||Northeastern University||1||1||0|
|Kenzie Kent||Forward||Boston College||No Games|
|Denisa Krizova||Forward||Northeastern University||1||0||0|
|Lexie Laing||Forward||Harvard University||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Rebecca Leslie||Forward||Boston University||1||0||0|
|Kennedy Marchment||Forward||St. Lawrence||2||1||3|
|Toni Ann Miano||Defenseman||Boston College||No Games|
|Eden Murray||Forward||Yale University||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Nina Rodgers||Forward||Boston University||1||0||1|
|Amy Schlagel||Defenseman||University of New Hampshire||2||1||1|
|Mallory Souliotis||Defenseman||Yale University||2||0||1|
|Annika Zalewski||Forward||Colgate University||2||0||0|
|Katie Burt||Goalie||Boston College||No Games|