Buesser, Dempsey Take Home Weekly ECAC Hockey Honors

Pictured: Kate Buesser leads the Crimson with eight points this season.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard junior forward Kate Buesser was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week, while freshman forward Jillian Dempsey was honored as the conference Rookie of the Week, it was announced Monday afternoon.

Buesser, a native of Wolfeboro, N.H., established a new career-high with four points on a goal and three assists Sunday, as Harvard defeated Quinnipiac, 7-2, at Bright Hockey Center. Buesser, who leads Harvard with eight points on three goals and five assists this season, handed out two assists in the first period against the Bobcats, and another in the second frame. Buesser then capped the game’s scoring with a goal at 13:57 of the third period. On Saturday afternoon, Buesser assisted on the game-tying goal with 1:26 remaining in the third period against Princeton.

Dempsey, who hails from Winthrop, Mass., lit the lamp twice against Quinnipiac, scoring Harvard’s first goal at 4:14 of the first period, and then again later on at 11:29 of the second. She also assisted on the game-winning tally by teammate Leanna Coskren, finishing the game with a +2 rating.

Harvard will host fourth-ranked New Hampshire at Bright Hockey Center Wednesday at 7 p.m.