COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey first-year Emily Lanci (Canton, Mass./Lawrence Academy) was named New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, Feb. 11, while senior Kaitlyn Wurzer (Lee, N.H./Berwick Academy) and junior Nicole Talcott (Colchester, Vt./Rice Memorial Prep) both landed on the Weekly Honor Roll. This is Talcott's fifth weekly accolade of the season, Wurzer's third and Lanci's first.
Lanci notched two goals and two assists, was plus-5, blocked three shots and went 15-for-22 (68.2%) on faceoffs in a 2-0 weekend at Post University. During a 7-1 win on Friday, she turned in two goals and an assist, a 7-of-12 faceoff showing and a plus-3 rating. Her first tally at 1:12 of the second period gave the Purple Knights the lead for good. In a 4-1 triumph on Saturday, Lanci dished off one helper, was plus-2, and went 8-for-10 on draws. The rookie has tallied a total of five points this season with two goals and three assists.
Wurzer scored two shorthanded goals, tallied an assist, won 64.3 percent (18-of-28) of her faceoffs, blocked two shots and went plus-4 last weekend. On Friday, she scored at 3:38 of the second period to make it 3-0 while winning 9-of-14 faceoffs. On Saturday, Wurzer scored at 8:33 of the first period to give her team the lead for good while contributing an assist, adding another 9-of-14 showing on draws and going plus-3. She has recorded four goals this season, with two on power plays and two shorthanded, along with six assists. She leads the team in points (10) and assists and is second in goals. In her first season as a forward last year, she led the team with eight assists.
Talcott turned in a 1.01 goals-against average and .946 save percentage over the weekend, allowing only one even-strength goal and none during 5-on-5 situations. She made 22 stops on Friday and yielded just a second-period power-play marker. On Saturday, Talcott had 13 more saves while allowing a goal during a 4-on-4 sequence in the second period. Talcott has started 22 of the team's 24 games and has posted a career-high 707 saves, placing her fourth in program history. She is 10th in NCAA Division I/II in saves this season. She averages 32.1 saves per game with a 3.67 GAA and a .904 save percentage.
The Purple Knights, who are 5-19, travel to Sacred Heart University this weekend for a two-game series, starting on Friday at 7:30 p.m.