Wakefield, MA (NNCNOW.com) --- Grand Rapids, Minn. native and Providence College freshman forward Molly Illikainen has been named the Hockey East rookie of the month, it was announced on Tuesday. Illikainen led the Friars in the month of January with four goals and seven assists, and she also had two four-point games during that span. The former Thunderhawks star averaged 1.83 points per game during January, and she was on the scoresheet in five of the team's six games in that month. Illikainen ranks second on the team across the entire 2012-13 season thus far with 11 goals and 14 assists, with those 25 points ranking her third in Hockey East. Posted by Zach Schneider Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail