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.