Women's Ice Hockey Player Laura Veharanta Named HOCKEY EAST Rookie of the Week

Nov. 10, 2008

Providence, R.I. - It was announced by the HOCKEY EAST Association that freshman forward Laura Veharanta (La Verne, Calif.) was named the HOCKEY EAST Rookie of the Week on Monday, November 10. Veharanta helped the Friars sweep Robert Morris this past weekend as she registered the game-winning goal in the 3-1 victory on Friday before netting two more in PC's 5-2 victory over the Colonials on Saturday.

Veharanta has scored a goal in all but three games this year and has registered goals in four consecutive contests, scoring six overall. Of her 10 goals this season, seven have been while on the man-advantage. She currently stands at fourth in the country in total goals scored and first in the nation with seven power-play tallies. Veharanta leads the team in goals (10), power-play goals (7), points (12), shots (44), and is tied for first on the team with two game winning goals.

The Friars return to action as they host the University of Connecticut on Sunday, November 16. The game, being played at Schneider Arena, will begin at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

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