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Mark Bedics | | February 13, 2018

Harvard's Hughes pots game-winners to lead three stars

  Hughes tallied six points, including two GWGs, for the Crimson over the weekend.

Game-winning goals were the story for this week’s NCAA women’s hockey stars as the top two combined for four on the weekend. A goalie also made the trio by keeping the opposition scoreless on the weekend.

1.) Kat Hughes, Harvard

  Hughes leads Harvard with 14 goals on the year.
The sophomore forward scored back-to-back game winning goals to help Harvard clinch a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs. On Friday, she had the game-winner and an assist in a 3-2 victory over Union. On Saturday, the New York, N.Y. native had two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win over Rensselaer. For the week, she totaled six points on three goals and three assists in addition to 13 shots on goal and a +7 rating.  She now leads the team with 14 goals, almost triple her season total from last year.

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2.) Brittany Howard, Robert Morris

  Howard now has 41 points on 20 goals and 21 assists for the season.
The St. Thomas, Ontario native became Robert Morris' all-time leading goal scorer over the weekend, netting two goals and two assists as the Colonials swept Lindenwood. She had the only goal in a 1-0 win over Lindenwood on Friday, then scored the first and game-winning goal of a 5-0 victory on Saturday. The senior forward now has 41 points on 20 goals and 21 assists on the season.

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3.) Sydney Scobee, Vermont

  Scobee made 68 saves in 125 minutes of shutout hockey over two games.
The sophomore netminder did not allow a goal in two home games against Connecticut, helping Vermont win 1-0 on Friday and a 0-0 tie on Saturday. The Minnetrista, Minn. native made 68 saves in 125 minutes of shutout hockey, including several key stops on penalty kill and odd-man rush situations in both games. She improved her season averages to a .928 save percentage and a 2.46 goals-against average.

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