MANCHESTER, N.H. – A pair of Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey student-athletes nabbed New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) weekly awards on Tuesday. Junior Megan Klaus (State College, Pa.) earned Player of the Week honors while freshman Erin Meyers (Saint Paul, Minn.) picked up her second Rookie of the Week accolade.
Klaus and Meyers helped the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team sweep Sacred Heart University over the weekend of Feb. 8 and 9 to wrap up NEWHA regular season play.
Klaus netted four points over the weekend, all coming during a 5-2 victory on Friday, Feb. 8. She collected her first-career hat trick, which was also the fastest a student-athlete tallied one in program history. She accomplished the feat in just 18:49 of the opening period. Klaus scored the first two tallies of the game, before adding the primary assist on Saint Anselm's third goal of the contest. She completed her hat trick with 1:11 left in the first frame.
On the year, Klaus has 15 points on seven goals and eight assists. Friday's hat trick helped her reach a new single-season high of goals in a season for the junior. In her career over 80 games, she has 16 goals and 38 points for a point total of 54.
Meyers collected her second NEWHA honor after recording four points over the two games against the Pioneers. During Friday's 5-2 win, the first-year picked up the primary assist on the Hawks fifth goal of the game that came in the first period. In Saturday's 5-1 win, Meyers was in the mix of Saint Anselm's first three goals of the game. She scored the first goal in the opening period, before adding an assist on the second goal of the contest. She picked up her second tally late in the second period.
Meyers has continued to have an impressive rookie year, as she is second on the team with 23 points with five goals and a team-leading 18 assists over 25 games.
Klaus, Meyers, and the rest of the Hawks wrap up the regular season with a pair of non-conference games in Waterville, Maine. Saint Anselm plays Colby beginning Friday, Feb. 15 at Alfond Rink for a 3 p.m. contest.