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Eastvale native, California youth hockey grad Barnes earns monthly Hockey East accolades


Boston College women’s hockey senior Cayla Barnes has been named the Hockey East Defender of the Month.

Barnes totaled six points in the month of January, scoring two goals and adding four assists, while blocking 12 shots, recording 25 shots on goal and putting up a plus-7 rating.

Barnes finished second among defenders in scoring while tying for the lead in plus-minus rating. The captain’s 25 shots on goal in the month was good for 10th overall and led all blue liners. The Eastvale native helped the BC defense post two shutouts while helping the penalty kill unit to a 90.5 percent success rate.

Barnes, who was named the Hockey East Defender of the Week on Jan. 9, is currently riding a four-game point streak.

This is the first career Defender of the Month honor for Barnes.

During her youth hockey days, Barnes for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Anaheim Lady Ducks, Stars, Selects, and Los Angeles Jr. Kings.

Photo/John Quackenbos

(February 6, 2023)

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