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Maggie Connors of St. John's helps keep the Princeton Tigers roaring

Maggie Connors of St. John's is the third-highest scorer among all rookie players in NCAA Division 1 women's hockey, after registering 24 points in 20 games for the Princeton Tigers. — Princeton Athletics
Maggie Connors of St. John's is the third-highest scorer among all rookie players in NCAA Division 1 women's hockey, after registering 24 points in 20 games for the Princeton Tigers. — Princeton Athletics

First-year forward named conference player of the week after fourth-ranked team in women's NCAA hockey extends its unbeaten team to 18 games

Maggie Connors of St. John’s is the latest ECAC women’s hockey player of the week after helping the fourth-ranked Princeton Tigers extend their winning streak to 18 games over the weekend.

Connors, an 18-year-old freshmen forward, scored four goals and added two assists as Princeton beat Cornell 5-0 and then tied No. 9-ranked Colgate 4-4, playing a part in six of her team’s nine total goals.

She had the game-winning tally at Cornell and was plus-three in that Friday game. It appeared she might have had the game-winner against Colgate the next day as well, scoring a go-ahead marker with just over a minute left in the third period, but the Raiders got the tying tally with under 10 seconds remaining.

Connors, who came to Princeton from Shattuck-St. Mary’s, a Minnesota prep school, is third in rookie scoring in all of NCAA Division 1 hockey with 24 points (14 G, 10A) in 20 games.

She is 19th in overall scoring.

A 2018-19 Canada National Development Team member, Connors played for the Canadian entry that won a bronze medal at world women’s championship in Russia.

Princeton, whose No. 4-ranking is the highest ever in school history, has an overall record of 13-2-5 in 2018-19 (it lost its first two games of the season) and is undefeated in ECAC conference play (11-0-3). In the ECAC, the Tigers have a 10-point lead over second-place Cornell, which previously was ranked No. 4 in the country.

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