MARSHFIELD, Mass. – The Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) weekly awards were announced for play through Sunday, February 12. Stevenson University teammates Chelsea Blackburn (Westland, Mich.) and Annie Smyth-Hammond (Marston Mills, Mass.) earned Player and Rookie of the Week accolades respectively. Brooke Susac (Bowmanville, Ont.) of SUNY Canton was recognized as Goaltender of the Week.
Player of the Week
Chelsea Blackburn – Stevenson University
(Junior, Forward – Westland, Mich.)
Blackburn recorded six points in a two-game sweep over Morrisville State. She scored four consecutive goals for her third hat trick this season and sixth of her career to erase a two-goal deficit in the opening 6-4 victory. The junior forward then scored the opening goal in the 2-1 overtime victory before assisting on the game-winning goal.
Goaltender of the Week
Brooke Susac – SUNY Canton
(Freshman, Goaltender – Bowmanville, Ont.)
Susac stopped 24 shots each in two road wins at Johnson & Wales as the Roos earned a 2-1 overtime win Friday followed by a 2-0 victory on Saturday. The shutout on Saturday is the fourth of the season for the freshman, which extends her own program record for shutouts in a season. The wins leave the Roos just one game back for a tie in second place in the CHC standings entering the final week of regular season play.
Rookie of the Week
Annie Smyth-Hammond – Stevenson University
(Freshman, Goaltender – Marston Mills, Mass.)
Smyth-Hammond recorded 43 combined saves in two victories versus Morrisville. The freshman netminder made 18 saves in the opener after coming in in relief after the opening period. Getting the start the following day she knocked away 25 of 26 shots in the overtime winner.
Monica Pozuc – Stevenson University
(Junior, Forward – Kent, Ohio)
Pozuc recorded three assists in the Mustangs' 6-4 victory in Friday's game over Morrisville State. She then scored the overtime game-winning goal for Stevenson in the 2-1 overtime win the following day.
Jillian Gibbs – Endicott College
(Freshman, Forward – Burlington, Vt.)
Gibbs fueled Endicott to a 4-0 nonconference win over Salve Regina with two goals, including the eventual game-winner on the power play.