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NWHL Prospect Pipeline- Week 17

By Reid Nichols, 02/07/18, 10:15AM EST


3 Stars of the Week

3. Julia Fedeski (D), University of New Hampshire, Boston Pride (20th overall, 2017)

  • Fedeski provided UNH with two points in two games from the blue line this weekend. On Friday’s 2-2 tie versus the University of Maine, Fedeski scored the opening goal early in the first period on the power play. She later assisted on the game tying goal in the third period. This goal also came on the power play. Fedeski also contributed three shots on net for the Wildcats. The next day, Fedeski was unable to spark the offense despite four shots on net as UNH was shutout by Maine 3-0.

2. Amy Schlagel (D), University of New Hampshire, Buffalo Beauts (18th overall, 2017)

  • Schlagel also recorded two points in two games for UNH. In UNH’s 2-2 tie on Friday, Schlagel assisted on Fedeski’s opening goal to start the game. Schlagel then added a goal of her own in the third period to tie up the game. She ended the night with six shots on goal. Like Fedeski, Schlagel had a quiet Saturday as UNH lost to Maine 3-0.  

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

  • Marchment enjoyed a productive weekend as she helped St. Lawrence to two ECAC victories. In a 4-2 win against Yale on Friday, Marchment recorded two assists. The first assist came only 32 seconds into the second period to open the scoring while the second one game just four minutes later and came on what stood as the game winning goal. The next day, Marchment had one goal and one assist in a 5-1 win over Brown. She assisted on a power play goal that opened up the scoring and then scored the game winning goal on the power play just 51 seconds later.

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.


  • Victoria Bach, a forward for Boston University, was named Hockey East Co-Player of the Month for January as she recorded 14 points in just six games. Bach was drafted by the New York Riveters at 7th overall in the NWHL draft over the summer.
  • Katie Burt, a goaltender for Boston College, was awarded the Hockey East Player of the week award as her two victories last week made her the new NCAA record holder for most career victories. Additionally, she was named the Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for January. Burt had a 9-1-1 record with a 1.90 goals against average and a .934 save percentage in January. She was the 1st overall draft pick by the Boston Pride this past summer.

Week 17 Stats 

Player POS College GP G A
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
Player POS College GP Wins GAA SV%
Katie Burt Goalie Boston College No Games