January 29, 2013
MONTHLY HONORS: BC'S ALEX CARPENTER NAMED PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY
~ UNH's Jenn Gilligan tabbed Top Goalie; PC's Molly Illikainen honored as Top Rookie ~
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Athletic Republic Player of the Month Alex Carpenter of Boston College

photoATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
ALEX CARPENTER - BOSTON COLLEGE
Sophomore Forward; Reading, Mass.

Carpenter notched 24 points (9g,15a) over nine games in January, leading the Eagles to a 8-1-0 record in the month. She finished the month with a +19 rating and eight multi-point games and three multi-goal efforts. She averaged 2.67 points per game in the month of January.

Runners-up:
Kendall Coyne, NU (So., F, Palos Heights, Ill.) 8GP, 14 pts. (9g,5a)
Louise Warren, BU (Jr., F, Pembroke, Ont.) 6GP, 9 pts. (4g,5a)


photoHOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
JENN GILLIGAN - NEW HAMPSHIRE
Sophomore Goaltender; Maple Ridge, B.C.

Gilligan recorded a 3-2-0 record on the month for the Wildcats, winning three straight to start January. She recorded a 1.81 GAA and a .924 save percentage. Gilligan secured her first shutout of the season against UConn with 19 saves on Jan. 20th.

Runner-up:
Corinne Boyles, BC (Sr., Wheaton, Ill.) 6-1-0, 2.14 GAA, .920 save%


photoPRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
MOLLY ILLIKAINEN - PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
Freshman Forward; Grand Rapids, Minn.

Illikainen finished the month of January with 11 points (4g,7a) leading the Friars to a 4-2 record. Illikainen tallied four-point games against then tenth ranked Northeastern on Sunday, Jan. 20 and against Maine on Sunday, Jan. 27. She collected three power-play goals and earned +7 plus/minus rating. Throughout the month Illikainen averaged 1.83 points a game and was on the score sheet for five of the six games the Friars played.

Runners-up:
Sarah Lefort, BU (F, Ormstown, Que.) 6GP, 8 pts. (5g,3a)
Haley Skarupa, BC (F, Rockville, Md.) 6GP, 14 pts. (7g,7a)

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