Spulecki, Stevens recognized on ECAC East Weekly Honor Roll
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey senior Erin Stevens (Watertown, Conn./Connecticut Polar Bears) and sophomore Kristen Spulecki (Orchard Park, N.Y./Buffalo Bison) were both named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, Feb. 10. The duo was among six players recognized this week by the conference, as Stevens earned her fifth accolade this winter, landing on the weekly honor roll for the third time.
Stevens averaged 42.5 saves during a 1-1 weekend, posting a .955 save percentage and a 2.02 goals-against average. Two of the four goals she allowed were on power plays. In a 2-1 win over Franklin Pierce University on Saturday, Stevens had 39 stops, including 16 in the final period. During a 3-2 loss against the Ravens on Friday, she recorded 46 saves, 24 of which came during the second stanza.
Spulecki totaled two goals and an assist during the weekend. In the 2-1 win over Franklin Pierce, she scored both of her team's goals, with 15 seconds left in the first period and then the winner on a power play 25 seconds into the third period. In the 3-2 setback, she assisted a tying goal late in the second period.
Stevens is eighth in the ECAC East with a .917 save percentage, and she has a 3.45 GAA and averaged 36.9 saves while making 775 total stops, trailing the Division II/III leader by six. Stevens is also seventh nationally in minutes played (1,219:03). In the history of NCAA women's ice hockey, Stevens is 15th in career saves (2,364) among goalies that played in a Division III conference. She is 22 short of 14th; only 12 have recorded 2,500.
Spulecki paces the Purple Knights with five goals, four of which have come on the power play. She stands tied for 11th in the ECAC East in power-play markers, and tied for 24th in all of Division II/III.
Saint Michael's caps a six-game homestand with its final two regular-season contests this weekend. The Purple Knights, who are 2-19-1 overall and 1-15 in the league, take on Nichols College on Friday at 7 p.m.