Griffin Honored as ECAC Hockey Player of the Week

Pictured: Randi Griffin had a career-high three goals in the 3-3 tie at Clarkson Saturday.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography

Complete ECAC Hockey Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After scoring four goals last weekend, including three at No. 6 Clarkson Saturday, senior forward Randi Griffin of the fifth-ranked Harvard women’s hockey team has been honored as the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

Griffin, who is tied for third on the Crimson with a career-high 18 points on nine goals and nine assists this season, netted the game-winning goal in Harvard’s 2-1 win at St. Lawrence Friday. She capitalized on a penalty shot with only 25 seconds remaining in regulation to break a 1-1 tie.

On the following afternoon, Griffin had a career day, earning a natural hat trick by notching three straight goals in the second period. Griffin put Harvard on the scoreboard with a power-play tally at 6:10 before tying the game, 2-2, with her second goal at 8:23. With 3:43 remaining in the second stanza, Griffin completed her hat trick, netting her third goal in just over 10 minutes.

Griffin and the Crimson finished third in the ECAC Hockey standings and will host No. 6 seed Princeton in a best-of-three quarterfinal series at Bright Hockey Center Feb. 26-28. Game 1 is slated for Friday at 7 p.m.