Providence College Women's Hockey Forwards Ashley Cottrell and Nicole Anderson Earn Weekly Hockey East Awards

Nov. 16, 2009

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It was announced by the Hockey East Association that sophomore forward Ashley Cottrell (Sterling Heights, Mich.) was named Hockey East Player of the Week and freshman Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.) was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week on Monday, November 16. Cottrell and Anderson led PC to a weekend split with No. 7/8 Boston University.

Cottrell finished the weekend with five points (2 g, 3 a) behind a one goal, three-assist performance in PC's 6-2 victory on Sunday, November 15. The sophomore forward also scored a power-play goal against Boston University on Saturday. She now leads the team in goals (9), assists (7), power-play goals (3) and points (16) this season. Cottrell leads all of Hockey East with 12 points and six goals in conference play. This is the first weekly award of her career.

Anderson garners Rookie of the Week honors after recording four points, including a hat trick in Sunday's 6-2 victory. Anderson is the first PC player to record a hat trick since junior Alyse Ruff (Tualatin, Ore.) accomplished the feat against Northeastern on February 17, 2008. Anderson also assisted on Cottrell's tally on Sunday. With the four-point performance on Sunday, Anderson doubled her scoring totals and now ranks second on the team with six goals and eight points.

The Friars are in action next when they host No. 9 Northeastern to Schneider Arena on Friday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, November 22, Cottrell, sophomore goaltender Genevieve Lacasse (Scarborough, Ontario) and junior defender Amber Yung (Rockville, Va.) will play with the Hockey East All-Stars in an exhibition game against Team USA in preparation for the 2010 Olympics. Assistant coach Meredith Roth will help coach the Hockey East All-Stars and former Friar great Karen Thatcher (`06) will compete with Team USA. The game is set for 1:00 p.m. in Durham, N.H. on the University of New Hampshire campus.



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