Dempsey Earns Second Straight Selection as ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week

Pictured: Jillian Dempsey is tied for the Crimson lead with five goals this season.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Freshman Jillian Dempsey of the 10th-ranked Harvard women's hockey team has been honored as the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for the second straight week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

Dempsey, a forward from Winthrop, Mass., scored two goals and handed out an assist in Harvard's 5-0 win over Yale Friday.  She netted the game-winning goal only 25 seconds into the contest and lit the lamp again at th 4:48 mark of the first period.  She later assisted on a goal in the third period.  On Saturday afternoon in the Crimson's 5-1 victory at Brown, Dempsey assisted on two power-play goals in the second period, including setting up Cori Bassett's game-winner at 10:15. 

Dempsey ranks second on the Crimson with nine points and is tied with Kate Buesser for the team lead with five goals.  With 1.00 points per game, she stands third among the nation's rookies in scoring.

Harvard will host Dartmouth in an ECAC Hockey and Ivy League contest at Bright Hockey Center Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.