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Women's Hockey's Forrest Claims The National Spotlight Again Following Superb Week

Women's Hockey's Forrest Claims The National Spotlight Again Following Superb Week

UTICA, N.Y. -- For the second time during the 2018-19 season, Jocelyn Forrest of the Castleton University women's ice hockey team backed up her selection as New England Hockey Conference Player of the Week with national recognition, as she was named to the Team of the Week for the week ending Jan. 27. Her original selection came during the second week of conference play back on Nov. 11 and Nov. 15, respectively.

Forrest played a big role offensively, leading the Spartans to a 1-1-1 slate over three games during the week – including a 3-3 overtime tie with defending champion and nationally-ranked Norwich. The draw snapped a 28-game winning streak in NEHC play.

Continuing to improve on her stellar senior campaign, Forrest scored five points for the Spartans during a 1-1-1 week. In the overtime draw with Norwich, after the Spartans fell behind 1-0 early, Forrest tallied her first point by dishing out the primary assist on the equalizing score. After Castleton fell behind, tied it and fell behind once more, Forrest found the twine on a powerplay opportunity to knot it at 3-3 where it would stay for the final 17 minutes of play. On Saturday, in a 3-2 overtime league victory against Plymouth State, the Prince George, B.C. native assisted on the first Spartan score and proceeded to net the next two goals, including the game-winner just over two minutes into overtime.

Women's ice hockey returns to action at 4 p.m. on Friday as it heads out on the road for a weekend set against NEHC rivals starting with UMass Boston. On Saturday, the Spartans will return north to face the University of Southern Maine at 1 p.m.


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