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NWHL Prospect Pipeline- Week 3

By Reid Nichols, 10/10/17, 10:00AM EDT


3 Stars of the Week

3. Tori Ann Miano (D), Boston College

  • Miano showed off her playmaking abilities this weekend with a total of four assists in BU’s two wins over Minnesota Duluth. In BU’s 4-3 win on Thursday, Miano recorded two assists, three shots on goal, and a plus one plus-minus rating. Miano’s first assist came while the team was killing a penalty. On Friday, Miano produced another two assists along with a plus two plus-minus rating. The first assist came on the power play.

2. Kennedy Marchment (F), St. Lawrence University

  • Marchment’s production over the weekend resulted in four points as she helped St. Lawrence win one game against Mercyhurst and tie the second. In St. Lawrence’s 4-1 win over Mercyhurst, Marchment scored twice, one of which was on the power play. She also added a primary assist on the game winning goal while generating four shots on net and a plus two plus-minus rating. The next day, Marchment had an assist on St. Lawrence’s only goal in their 1-1 tie. She also had two shots on net and a plus one plus-minus rating.  

1. Brittany Howard (F), Robert Morris University

  • Howard led Robert Morris to two wins over Minnesota State with a whopping six points. Howard started off the weekend with the game winning goal in Robert Morris’ 2-1 win on Saturday. She also recorded two shots on net and a plus one plus-minus rating. Howard then erupted on Sunday, leading Robert Morris to a 6-2 win with a hat trick and two assists. Her three goals all came at even strength as she generated seven shots on goal and ended the day with a plus four plus-minus rating.

Getting to Know Katie Burt

Katie Burt is a goalie from Lynn Massachusetts playing for Boston College. Before arriving at BC, Burt played at Buckingham Brown & Nichols (BB&N) for three years before graduating one year early. At BB&N, Burt was an Independent School League (ISL) all-league performer for all three years she played. She was also an ISL co-MVP in 2011-12 and was named to first-team All-New England in 2012-13. At the 2014 IIHF U18 Word Championships, she backstopped the US Under-18 team to a silver medal. During her Freshman year at BC, Burt spent the first three months of the season as a 17-year-old. Despite her young age, she flourished at the college level as she was named Hockey East Goaltending Champion and Hockey East Second Team All-Star. Burt was also named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team and the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. She ended the season with a nation leading 1.11 goals against average as well as a 0.941 save percentage, good for fifth in the nation. Burt continued to impress her Sophomore year, being named to accolades such as Hockey East Goaltending Champion, Hockey East All-Star honorable mention, and the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Achievement. She ended the season with a 1.23 goals against average for third best in the country and a 0.943 goals against average for fourth-best in the country.

Last year, as a Junior, Burt was selected to the All-USCHO Third Team, and the Hockey East All-Tournament Team. She was also named a Hockey East All-Star honorable mention for the second straight year. Her 1.54 goals against average was fifth best in the country and her 0.935 save percentage was sixth in the country. Burt has entered her final year at BC with her name already in the NCAA record book. She is in the top 10 in the NCAA record book for career wins, career shutouts, save percentage, goals against average, and winning percentage. Currently, Burt holds Boston College records for wins, shutouts, save percentage, and goals against average. Burt will graduate BC with an economics degree. She was drafted first overall in the NWHL draft this summer by the Boston Pride.

           Must See Matchup

Last week’s must see matchup featured two close games between Boston University and Northeastern. Northeastern came out on top in both of the games. On Friday, Northeastern won 3-2 in overtime. BU started the game off strong with two power play goals. However, Northeastern proceeded to score three unanswered goals to win the game in overtime. While NWHL draft picks did not get on the score sheet during the first game, they made some noise in the game on Saturday. Northeastern’s 6-3 win featured a total of three goals and three assists from draft picks. McKenna Brand and Denisa Krizova of Northeastern both scored in the second period to help build a 3-1 lead. Both Brand and Krizova also assisted on a Northeastern goal in the second period that ended up becoming the game winner. Victoria Bach of BU scored to close the gap to 4-3 in the third period. However, Brand added her second goal of the night to make it 5-3 before an empty netter sealed the win for Northeastern.

This week’s must see matchup is between St. Lawrence and Merrimack. The two teams play back-to-back games on Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th. These two games will feature the second star of this week, Kennedy Marchment, as we see if she can keep up her impressive production.


  • Brittany Howard of Robert Morris University became the program’s all-time scoring leader this weekend. She has amassed a total of 58 goals and 80 assists for 138 career points.


Week 3 Stats 

Player POS College GP G A
Victoria Bach Forward Boston University 2 1 0
McKenna Brand Forward Northeastern University 2 1 1
Taylar Cinfarano Forward Quinnipiac University DNP DNP DNP
Sam Donovan Forward Brown University No Games
Julia Fedeski Defense University of New Hampshire 2 1 0
Savannah Harmon Defense Clarkson University 2 1 1
Brittany Howard Forward Robert Morris University 2 4 2
Lauren Kelly Defense Northeastern University DNP DNP DNP
Kenzie Kent Forward Boston College 2 1 1
Denisa Krizova Forward Northeastern University 2 1 1
Lexie Laing Forward Harvard University No Games
Rebecca Leslie Forward Boston University 2 0 0
Kennedy Marchment Forward St. Lawrence 2 2 2
Toni Ann Miano Defense Boston College 2 0 4
Eden Murray Forward Yale University No Games
Nina Rodgers Forward Boston University 2 0 1
Amy Schlagel Defense University of New Hampshire 2 1 0
Mallory Souliotis Defense Yale University No Games
Annika Zalewski Forward Colgate University 2 0 3
Player POS College GP GAA SV%
Katie Burt Goalie Boston College 2 2.50 .920