Gilford's Riley Nichols earned New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) Player of the Week honors following a 1-1 week for Saint Michael's College.

Nichols sparked the Purple Knights to a win in their season opener against Post University of Friday, scoring the game's first goal in SMC's 2-1 victory. 

The junior forward also scored first in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Post, finding the back of the cage just 23 seconds into the festivities. 

Nichols is tied for the league lead in goals to start the season.