Women’s Hockey: Rossini, King take NEHC Weekly Honors

Adrieana Rossini and Laurie King, NEHC Player of the Week selections

MARSHFIELD, Mass. –  Junior Adrieana Rossini (Malden, Mass.) and senior Laurie King (Waddington, N.Y.) of the Norwich University women's ice hockey team earned weekly recognition from the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) on Monday afternoon. 

Rossini earned her second NEHC Player of the Week nod, while King earned her third Goalie of the Week selection after sharing the honor with Plymouth State's Emelie Lindqvist. 

The duo helped Norwich (21-1-3, 14-0-0) cap off the second perfect league regular season in program history and fifth total unbeaten regular season in the last eight years. 

The Cadets went 2-0-1 on the week with a tie vs. No. 4/6 Middlebury on Tuesday and then back-to-back wins over Southern Maine (7-2) and Univ. of New England (6-0) on Friday and Saturday. 

Rossini scored three goals and tallied three assists for six points on the week to lead the Cadets' high-powered offense. She scored two goals and dished out two assists in the 6-0 win over UNE, while also adding a goal and an assist vs. Southern Maine. 

Rossini ranks second on the team with 17 goals and 18 assists for 35 points. She has 68 points in just two seasons with Norwich so far after spending her freshman season at Northeastern University. 

King went 1-0-1 week, stopping 37 shots out of 39. She made 21 saves vs. Middlebury in the tie and then stopped all 16 shots she faced vs. UNE to pick up her seventh shutout of the season and the 21st of her career. 

King has now won eight NEHC Goalie of the Week awards in her career. She has a 16-1-3 record on the season with a 1.29 goals against average and a .928 save percentage. 

Norwich is ranked No. 2 in the d3hockey.com national rankings that came out on Monday. The Cadets will begin their quest for their eighth NEHC Tournament title on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in Kreitzberg Arena when they host New England College. 

NU earned the No. 1 seed for the league playoffs for the eighth straight year and will have home ice throughout the duration of the playoffs.