Mass. College Hockey: Nichols’ Murphy Earns Spot On ECAC East Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of our friends from the Nichols College’s sports information department, here’s today’s press release pertaining toward sophomore Grace Murphy, who earned a spot on this week’s ECAC East Honor Roll for the second week in a row following a five point effort. Murphy is a member of the women’s ice hockey team and currently leads the unit with 13 goals. Here’s the release:

DUDLEY, Mass. – Nichols College sophomore Grace Murphy (Montclair, Va.) was placed on the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s East Honor Roll for the second week in a row following a five point effort.

Murphy extended her current point-scoring streak to five games and set the record for power play goals in a season with her sixth on Saturday at St. Anselm. The goal also put the forward in a tie with Mandy Manopla ’12 for career power play goals (eight). The sophomore also had a helper in the 8-3 setback to the Hawks to go along with her assist in a 3-1 defeat to Franklin Pierce. Murphy began the weekend with a pair of power play goals less than a minute apart in the 2-2 tie at Mass.-Boston on Friday.

“Grace and her line mates stepped up their play this past weekend,” commented head coach Jillian Campbell. “They were a presence on the score sheet and logged key minutes on defense.”

Nichols (3-15-1, 1-9-1 ECACE) faces New England College (6-7-5, 3-6-3 ECACE) on Friday at 4:00 p.m. and wraps up the weekend set at Castleton (8-8-3, 5-4-3 ECACE) on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

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