Americans Capture World U18 Championship
Team USA re-claimed the World u18 Championship that they lost to Team Canada last April with a 5-2 win over their rivals from North of the 49th Parallel on Saturday.
Hill Murray School forward Hannah Brandt led the way for the winners with a goal and three assists; while North American Hockey Academy forward Amanda Pelkey adde d agoal and assist; while Governor’s Academy forward Alex Carpenter, Breck School defenseman Milica McMillen, and Warroad High School forward Layla Marvin all added singles. Bluewater Hawks’ forward Emily Fulton and Highwood Raiders’ forward Katy Josephs added the Team Canada goals. North American Hockey Academy netminder Megan Miller made 14 saves in the win; while Quebec Espoir netminder Ann-Renee Desbiens made 25 in the loss.
Earler in the day Finland won the bronze medal game with a 3-0 shutout of the Czech Republic. LaJy Laitila forward Susanna Tapani led the way with one goal and two assists; while Team Kuortane forward Saana Valkama and KalPa Kuopio defenseman Jenni Oinonen added the other goals. Blues Espoo netminder Isabella Portnoj made 26 saves in the win; while HC Pardubice netminder Veronika Hladikova made 30 in the loss.
The final game in the best of three relegation round games between Switzerland and Japan ended up with the Swiss coming out on top with a 5-1 win. Japan is relegated to the 2012 IIHF World Women U18 Championship DI for next year.
Forward Sabrina Zollinger led the way with three goals; while forward Phoebe Stanz added a goal and three helpers; and defenseman Sarah Forster also added a tally. Forward Noda Abe added Japan’s lone goal. Tamara Klossner made 21 saves in the goal; while Shizuka Takahashi and Al Tokorda combined for 30 in the loss.
Following the gold medal game the awards were handed out.
Portnoj, McMillen, and Carpenter were selected as the best goalie, forward, and defenseman by the directorate. Carpenter finished as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals and four assists; while Thunder Bay Hawks’ goalie Amanda Makeal was the top goalie with her 1.00 GAA and .946 SAV%.
Canadians Win MLP Cup
On Saturday Team Canada U22 won the MLP Nations Cup with a 6-0 win over Sweden in the gold medal game. Mercyhurst College forward Bailey Bram led the way with a goal and two assists; while her Mercyhurst teammate forward Vicki Bendus, Cornell University forwards Catherine White and Chelsea Karpenko; and Boston University forward Jenelle Kohanchuk all had singles. Providence goalie Genevieve Lacasse made 37 saves in the win; while MoDo Hockey goalie Valentina Lizana and Brynas IF goalie Sara Grahn combined for 57 in the loss.
Russia finished in third place with a 7-2 win over Germany as SKIF Nizhny Novogorod forward Svetlana Terenteva led the way with the hat trick; while her teammate forward Olga Sosina and Tornado Dmitrov forward Galina Skiba added a goal and assist each; and Falek Chelyabinsk forward Ekaterina Lebedeva and SKIF Nizhny Novogorod forward Nadeza Shiryaeva added singles for the Russians; while ESC Planegg-Wurtmal forward Monika Bittner and ECS Dorfen forward Sophie Kratzer added the German goals. SKIF Nizhny Novogorod goalie Valentina Ostrovlyanchik made 31 saves in the win; while Minnesota-Duluth netminder Jennifer Harss made 37 in the loss.
Bendus finished the tournament as the top scorer with nine points (three goals, six assists) in four games.
Mercyhurst Sweeps CHA Weekly Awards
Forward Megan Agosta, goalie Hilary Pattenden, and forward Christine Bestland are the CHA player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending January 9th.
Agosta added two goals, two assists, and was the first star of the game; while Bestland scored once; and Pattenden made 16 saves as Mercyhurst defeated Syracuse 5-2 on Friday. Bestland added two goals, Agosta one, and Pattenden made 16 more saves as the Lakers completed the sweep with a 6-0 shutout win on Saturday.
Johnson, Slebodnick, and Weber Honored by ECAC
Cornell teammates forward Rebecca Johnson and goalie Lauren Slebodnik and Princeton netminder Rachel Weber are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week.
Johnson had the hat trick, and Slebodnick made 23 saves as Cornell blanked Yale 5-0 on Friday. They were the first and second stars of the game respectively. Johnson added one more goal, and Slebodnick made 15 more saves in the 3-0 win over Brown on Saturday.
Weber began the weewk with 19 saves in Monday’s 3-0 win over Quinnipiac; followed that up with 18 more as the Tigers blanked Clarkson 2-0 on Friday; and ended it with 29 more in the 3-1 victory over St. Lawrence on Saturday.
Hockey East Honors Lorms, Wasylk, and Wakeham
Boston University forward Holly Lorms, Boston College forward Taylor Wasylk, and Vermont defenseman Peggy Wakeham are Hockey East’s player, rookie, and defensive player of the week.
Lroms added two goals and was the game’s first star as Boston University edged Providence 4-3 on Saturday.
Wasylk scored once in BC’s 3-1 win over Yale on Monday and added two more and was the first star of the game as the Terriers skated to a 6-1 win over Maine on Saturday. She finished a +2 for the week.
Wakeham scored once and assisted on two more as Vermont came from behind twice to tie North Dakota 3-3 on Saturday.
WCHA Honors Lamoureux-Kolls, Johnson, Raty, and Kessel
North Dakota forward Monique Lamoureux-Kolls and Bemidji State forward Erin Johnson are the WCHA offensive players of the week; while Minnesota goalie Noora Raty was the defensive player of the week; while her teammate forward Amanda Kessel is the rookie of the week.
Lamoureux-Kolls had the hat trick and added another assist as she earned the first star in North Dakota’s 4-1 victory over Vermont on Friday night. She ended it with two more goals as the teams skated to a 3-3 overtime tie on Saturday afternoon and ended the week a +4.
Johnson added a goal and assist and was the second star of the game as Bemidji skated to a 3-1 win over St. Cloud State on Friday afternoon and repeated the feat in another 3-1 win on Saturday in the series sweep. Both of her goals were game winners with the one on Friday coming 4:17 into the second and the Saturday goal coming 13:48 into the second.
Raty made 18 saves; and Kessel scored once in Minnesota’s 4-0 win over Minnesota State on Friday night. Kessel was named the game’s first star. Raty followed that up with 33 saves in the Gophers’ 5-1 win over the Mavericks on Saturday; while Kessel added another goal and assist. Kessel was the game’s second star while Raty was the third. She finished the weekend with a .981 SAV%.
Agosta, Imbrogno, and Brian are CHA Players of the Month
Agosta, Robert Morris forward Thea Imbrogno, and Wayne State goalie Delayne Brian are the CHA player, rookie, and goalie of the month for December.
Mercyhurst went 3-1-0 in December; and Agosta scored four times while assisting on eight more. She scored five of those points — two goals, three assists –in the Lakers’ 7-3 pounding of St. Lawrence.
Imbrogno became the first Colonial to be given the Rookie of the Week award three times this year on December 13th. She scored a goal in both games that Robert Morris played against Niagara on December 10th and 11th with one of them being the game tying marker on the 11th. She was the team leader in shots on goal with nine and shooting percentage at .222 and tied for the team lead as she finished a +2. She is the team leaders in goals with four, points with six, and shots on goal with 18 in conference action.
Brian made 30 saves as Wayne State lost 3-0 to Syracuse on dEcember 3rd and followed that up with 35 more in the team’s 5-3 loss to Syracuse the following night. On December 30th Brian made 39 saves against Ohio State in the Warriors’ 3-2 loss on December 30th and ended the month with 40 saves as Wayne State lost 4-2 to Ohio State on New Year’s Eve. Brian is 7-11-0 with a 2.75 GAA and 0.926 SAV% this season.
Wakefield, Sperry, and Buie are Hockey East’s Players of the Month
Boston University teammates forward Jenn Wakefield and goalie Kerrin Sperry along with Providence forward Corinne Buie are the Hockey East player, goalie, and rookie of the month for December.
Wakefield added seven points over three games in December and led the Terriers to back to back Hockey East shutouts with three points with one of them being a power play goal and a game winner as BU shutout UConn 4-0. She scored once in a 3-0 win over Northeastern and had 11 shots against the Huskies. In the team’s first victory over Harvard in program history Wakefield had a goal and two helpers in the 5-3 victory on December 10th.
Sperry won three games for the Terriers in December finishing the month with a 1.00 GAA and .954 SAV%. She made 12 saves against UConn and 25 versus Northeastern and became the team’s first goalie to have back to back shutouts. She made 27 saves in the win over Harvard.
Buie lent a helping hand on three goals as the Friars doubled New Hampshire 4-2 on December 4th and scored a goal and added one helper as the team defeated UConn 5-1 on December 5th.
Johnson Is Ithaca Female Athlete of the Year
Cornell University forward Rebecca Johnson is the Ithaca Journal’s Kenny Van Sickle Female Athlete of the Year for 2010.
Johnson scored seven points to lead Team Canada to the gold medal win at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and scored the gold medal winning goal in overtime as Canada won the Four Nations Cup in St. John’s, NL in November. She returned to Cornell in September and is second on the team in scoring with eight goals and 12 assists in 12 games. She is the first person from Cornell University to receive the award in the team’s 39 year history.
Wisconsin Tops Both Polls
The University of Wisconsin remains the top team in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls. It is the second consecutive week for the Badgers atop the rankings. They received 15 of 19 first place votes in the first poll and 12 of 15 in the second.
Cornell remains in second place in both polls taking the final four first place votes in the first poll and the final three in the second; while Boston University also remained in third place on both polls. Minnesota-Duluth moved up one spot to fourth in the first poll and remained in fourth place in the second. Mercyhurst dropped one space to fifth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and remained in fifth on the USCHO.com poll.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll – #14 (first-place votes in parentheses)
1 University of Wisconsin, 186 (15)
2 Cornell University, 175 (4)
3 Boston University, 144
4 University of Minnesota Duluth, 129
5 Mercyhurst College, 126
6 Boston College, 91
7 University of Minnesota, 82
8 University of North Dakota, 34
9 Providence College, 33
10 Northeastern University, 21
Others receiving votes: Quinnipiac University, 10; Bemidji State University, 8; The Ohio State University, 3; Princeton University, 3.
USCHO.com DI Poll: January 10, 2011
2 Cornell (3)
3 Boston University
6 Boston College
8 North Dakota
Others Receiving Votes: Quinnipiac 12, Bemidji State 8, Ohio State 4, Princeton 4
The Games This Week
In Monday’s NCAA action, forwards Julie Johnson, Paula Romanchuk, and Danielle DiCesare scored for Princeton in their 3-0 shutout of Quinnipiac; while defenseman Blake Bolden led the way with one goal and two helpers, and forwards Taylor Wasylk and Danielle Welch scored for Boston College, and center Jackie Raines found the net for Yale in the Eagles’ 3-1 win.
In Hockey East action forward Jennie Gallo scored the game winner 7:03 into the third as Maine edged Providence 3-2.
There was one game in NCAA action on Tuesday as Colgate and Syracuse skated to a 4-4 overtime tie. Forward Lisa Mullan scored twice for Syracuse; while center Jenna Klynstra ked the way for Colgate with two goals and one assist.
The final day of preliminary round action began at the U18 World Championships on Tuesday with Finland skating to a 4-1 win over Switzerland. LaLjy Laitila forward Susanna Tapani led the way with two goals; while Ives Tampere forward Anni Rantanen and Team Kuortane forward Saana Valkama added singles. Kloten Flyers’ Phoebe Staenz added the lone Swiss marker. Blues Espoo netminder Isabella Portnoj made 26 saves in the win; while SC Unterseen-Interlaken teammates Tamara Klossner and Sandra Heim combined for 38 in the loss.
SK Karvina defenseman Marketa Vytiskova led the way with twos for the Czech Republic in their 4-1 win over Japan; while Slavia Prague forward Katerina Solnickova and SK Karvina forward Katerina Kaplanova added singles. Daishin forward Risa Ukita added the lone Japanese marker. HC Pardubice netminder Veronika Hladikova made 24 saves in the win; while Daishin netminder Shizuka Takahashi made 39 in the loss.
In the third game of the day Canada rolled to an 8-1 win over Germany as Mississauga Chiefs’ forward Nicole Kosta led the way with three goals; Brewster Academy forward Sarah MacDonnell had two goals and one assist; Mississauga Chiefs’ defenseman Gina Repaci and Toronto Aeros’ forward Laura Stacey had a goal and assist each; and Mississauga forward Sarah Edney had a single. Lady Wings Schwenningen forward Jacqueline Janzen added the lone German goal. Thunder Bay Queens’ goalie Amanda Makela made 11 saves in the win; while EV Fussen goalie Franziska Albl and EV Landshut netminder Nadja Gruber combined for 67 in the loss.
The final game of the day saw the US flatten Sweden 10-0. Governor Academy forward Alex Carpener and Lawrence Academy forward Emily Field scored twice and added two assists each; Hill Murray School forward Hannah Brandt found the back of the net twice and lent a helping hand on one more; North American Hockey Academy forward Paige Savage lit the lamp post once and added one assist; and Warroad High School forward Layla Marvin, Breck School defenseman Millica McMillen; and Westminister School forward Sydney Daniels added singles in the win. North American Hockey Academy goalie Megan Miller made four saves in the win; while AIK Stockhom goalie and MODO Ornskoldsvik netminder Elin Moberg combined for 45 in the loss.
AT the MLP Cup in Kreuzlingen, SUI Canada shutout Switzerland 5-0. New Hampshire forward Courtney Birchard, Cornell forwards Chelsea Karpenko and Jessica Campbell—who had two goals—and Ohio State forward Laura McIntosh scored Canada’s goals. Providence College netminder Genevieve Lacasse made 18 saves in the win; while EHC Saastal netminder Sophie Anthamatten stopped 62 in the loss.
The other game saw Finland edge Sweden 4-3. SKIF Nizhny Novogorod forward Karoliina Rantamaki had the hat trick for the winners; while KalPa Kuipio forward Tanja Niskanen added a single. MoDo Hockey foreard Tina Enstrom had a goal and assist; while and Leksands IF forward Klara Myren, and HC Tornado Mosco defenseman Frida Nevalainen added singles. SKIF Nizhny Novogorod goalie Anna Vanhatalo made 38 saves in the win; while Brynas IF goalie Sara Grahn made 36 in the loss.
In relegation round play at the World U18 on Wednesday Switzerland skated to a 4-0 shutout of Japan. HC Luzem defenseman Lara Stalder scored twice; while EHC Winterhur forward Sabrina Zollingerand HC Davos forward Stephanie Lehner added singles. Klossner made 28 saves in the win; while Takahashi made 31 in the loss.
In quarterfinal action Solnickova added a goal and assist; while while HC Litvinov forward Klara Chmelova and slavia Prague rearguard Aneta Tejralova added singles for the Czech Republic in their 3-1 win over Germany. EHC Waldkraiburg forward Kerstin Spielberger scored for Germany. Hladikova made 22 saves in the win; while Gruber faced 39 shots and stopped 36 of them in the loss.
In the final game on Wednesday Finland edged Sweden 3-2 in overtime to advance to the semis. Valkama added the overtime winner, KJT Kerava forward Noora Tulus, and Ives Tampere forward Venla Kotkaslahti added the singles for Finland; while Brynas Gavle defenseman Lina Backlin and and AIK Stockholm forward Michelle Lowenhielm added singles. Portnoj made 29 saves in the win; while AIK Stockholm goalie Sofia Carlstrom made 34 in the loss.
At the MLP Cup Russia shutout Finland 2-0. SKIF Nizhny Novogorod forward Svetlana Terenteva and Falek Chelyabinsk forward Ekateraina Lebedeva added the Russian goals; while Tonado Dmitrov goalie Anna Prugova made 40 saves in the win. HPK Hammeenlinna netminder Maijia Hassinen made 41 in the loss.
In the other game Germany edged Switzerland 5-4. EC Peiting forward Julia Zorn scored twice while assisting on one more; while OCS Berlin-Schoneberg forward Franziska Busch, EC Bergkamen forward Andrea Lanzl, and ECS Planegg-Wurmtal forward Bettina Evers all had a goal and assist each. Syraucse University forward Stefanie Marty had two of the Swiss goals; while EHC Winterhur forward Sara Benz and TU Munchen forward Kathrin Lehmann also added tallies. Northeasern netminder Florence Schelling made 52 saves in the win; while TSV goalie Viona Harber made 40 in the loss.
There were two more games on Thursday as Ohio State University forward Annie Svedin and Brynas IF forward Angelica Ostlund scored twice each as Sweden skated to a 6-2 win over Russia; while Brynas forward Emma Eliasson and Myren added a goal and assist each. Tornado Dmitrov forward Tatiana Burina and her teammate defenseman Inna Dyubanok added singles. MoDo Hockey netminder Valentina Lizana made 35 saves in the win; while Prugova made 47 in the loss.
In the final game of the night Canada laid a 9-0 thrashing on Germany. Toronto forward Jillian Saulnier led the way with two goals and two assists; Mercyhurst forward Vicki Bendus added a gol and two helpers; Syracuse forward Isabel Menard, University of Wisconsin teammates forward Carolyne Prevost and defenseman Stefanie Prevost all had a goal and assist each; and Boston University defenseman Tara Watchron and Ohio State forward Natalie Spooner added singles. Vermont goalie Roxanne Douville made 15 saves in the loss; while Minnesota-Duluth goalie Jennifer Harss made 81 in the loss.
At the World U18 tournament on Friday Sweden started the day off with a 2-0 win over Germany. Lowenhielm scored both of Sweden’s goals; while MoDo Ornskolksvik goalie Elin Moberg made 28 saves in the win; while Gruber made 23 in the loss. The win gives them fifth place in the tournament.
The first semi-final saw Canada skate to a 6-1 win over Finland. Bluewater Hawks’ forward Emily Fulton added a goal and assist; while Eastman Selects forward Shelby Bram; Ottawa Senators’ defenseman Cydney Roesler; Brewster Academy forward Sarah MacDonnell; Bluewater Hawks’ Cayley Mercer; and Mississauga Chiefs’ forward Nicole Kosta added singles for the Canadians. LaJy Laitiala forward Susanna Tapani scored Finland’s lone goal. Quebec Espoir goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens made 10 saves in the win; while Portnoj and Team Kuortane goalie Tiina Ranne combined for 58 in the loss.
In game two of the relegation round Japan avoided being eliminated when they tied the best of three affair with a 5-1 win over Switzerland. Toyota Cygnus forward Runa Moritake led the way with a goal and assist; Mikage Gretz forward Nodoka Abe and her teammate defenseman Rina Takeda; and Nikko Ice Bucks’ forward Momoka Odaira; and Seibu Princess Rabbits forward Mai Morii added singles; while HC Munchenbuchsee forward Jana Bigler scored for Switzerland. Toyota Cygnus goalie Ai Tokoro made 29 saves in the win; while Klossner made 22 saves in the loss.
The other semifinal saw the USA crush the Czech Republic 14-1. Washington Pride forward Haley Skarupa led the way with the hat trick and two helpers; Warroad High School forward Layla Marvin scored three times; Roseau High School forward Abby Ness scored McMillen had a goal and two assists; Daniels, Field, and Governor Academy forward Alex Carpenter had a goal and assist each; and North American Hockey Academy forward Paige Savage and Westminister School defenseman Amanda Boulier had singles. Slavia Prague forward Denisa Krizova added the lone Czech goal. Miller made six saves in the win; while NSA Lake Placid netminder Lenka Craigova made 47 in the loss.
At the MLP Cup semifinal number one saw Mercyhurst forward Bailey Bram added two goals and one assist; Cornell University forward Chelsea Karpenko scored twice; Bendus had a goal and three helpers; Spooner had a goal and assist; and Cornell forwards Catherine White and Laura Fortino, and Menard added singles as Canada routed Russia 9-0. Douville made 13 saves in the win; while SKIF Nizhny Novogorod netminder Valentina Ostrovlyanchik and Prugova combined for 39 in the loss.
The final game of the day saw Sweden skate to a 3-1 win over Germany. Brynas IF forward Angelica Ostlund added a goal and assist; while former UMD and current Segeltorps IF forward Erika Holst and and AIK If forward Jenni Asserholt added singles. ESC Planegg-Wurmtal defenseman Ronja Richter added the lone German goal. Grahn made 22 saves in the win; while TSV Erding netminder Viona Harrer stopped 43 of the 46 sent her way in the loss.
Switzerland finished fifth with a 3-2 win over Finland. EHC Winterhur forward Sara Benz led the way with a goal and assist; while EV Bomo Thun forward Stefanie Wyss and ZSC Lions Zurich defenseman Christine Meier had singles. Former Minnesota-Duluth and current Ilves Tampere forward Saara Tuominen scored both of Finland’s goals. Northeastern netminder Florence Schelling made 67 saves in the win; while Vanhatalo stopped 16 in the loss.
Agosta added two goals and two assists as Mercyhurst skated to a 5-2 win over Syracuse on Friday night in CHA action. In the series sweep on Saturday forward Christine Bestland scored twice in the 6-0 shutout win.
Taylor Horton found the back of the net once and assisted on one more to lead Rensselaer to a 5-2 win over Dartmouth; Josephine Pucci scored once and lent a helping hand on two more as Harvard shut the door 5-0 on Union on Friday night; Kimberly Sass made 18 saves for Colgate, while Katie Jamieson stopped 29 for Brown as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie; Johnson had the hat trick for Cornell as they blanked Yale 5-0; Sasha Sherry had a goal and assist, and Heather Landry scored once to lead Princeton to a 2-0 shutout over Clarkson; and Kelly Sabatine scored the game winner with 59 seconds left in the game as Quinnipiac edged St. Lawrence 3-2 in ECAC action.
Friday night in non-conference action the Lamoureaux twins put on a show in Vermont as Lamoureux-Kolls had the hat trick plus one assist, and her sister, Jocelyne, scored once and assisted on two more as North Dakota skated to 4-1 win over Vermont. Lamoureux-Kolls added two more goals, and Vermont defenseman Peggy Wakeham led the way for the Catamounts with goal and two assists as the teams skated to a 3-3 overtime tie on Saturday.
The series between Bemidji State and St. Cloud State got underway on Friday as forwards Erin Cody, Annie Bauerfeld, and Erin Johnson led the way with one goal and one assist each in the Beavers’ 3-1 win; while centre Haylea Schmid scored the Huskies’ lone goal. Emily Erickson scored twice to lead Bemidji State to a 3-1 win over St. Cloud State on Saturday.
Kessel, Sarah Davis, Sarah Erickson, and Laura May scored for Minnesota in their 4-0 shutout of Minnesota State on Friday night. Jen Schoullis scored the game winner 14:28 into the first as Minnesota beat Minnesota State 5-1 on Saturday.
Brianna Decker scored two goals while adding one assist to lead Wisconsin to a 6-2 win over Ohio State on Friday night. On Saturday Hilary Knight led the way with two goals; while Meghan Duggan had a goal and two assists in the 5-3 win and series sweep.
Brianna Delaney scored twice to lead Robert Morris to a 3-1 win over Connecticut on Saturday.
Sally Komarek’s goal 13:46 into the second saw Dartmouth defeat Union 4-1; Andie Le Donne led the way with one goal and one assist as Rensselaer edged Harvard 2-1; Bray Ketchum scored once and assisted on three more to as Yale skated to a 3-1 win over Colgate; Xandra Hompe, Kendice Ogilvie, and Johnson added Cornell’s goals in the Big Red’s 3-0 shutout of Brown; Olivia Mucha added a goal and assist with her goal at the 18 second mark of the third period being the game winner in Princeton’s 3-1 win over St. Lawrence; and Kelly Babstock scored all of her team’s goals as Quinnipiac edged Clarkson 3-2. Melissa Waldie and Vanessa Gagnon netted Clarkson’s goals.
In the lone Hockey East affair on Saturday Taylor Wasylk added two goals; while Kelli Stack and Ashley Motherwell added a goal and assist each to lead Boston College to a 6-1 win over Maine.
Left winger Alexandra Vakos led Connecticut with one goal and two assists in their 6-2 win over Robert Morris.
In Hockey East action Kristi Kehoe scored the game winner 11:48 into the first as Northeastern doubled New Hampshire 4-2; and forward Jean O’Neill scored twice in Boston University edged Providence 4-3.
Mercyhurst leads the College Hockey America standings with their 7-0-0 record; while their 16-4-0 record puts them first overall. Agosta leads all CHA scorers with 22 goals and 28 assists in 19 games played; while her teammate Hilary Pattenden is 15-4-0 with a 2.40 GAA and .926 SAV%.
Cornell leads the ECAC standings as they are 10-0-0 in the conference and 15-1-0 overall. Babstock leads all point getters with 20 goals and 20 helpers in the 23 games that she has skated in. Among backstoppers Cornell’s Amanda Mazzotta is 13-1-0 with a goals against average of 0.91 and a .953 SAV%.
Stack leads all Hockey East scorers with 36 points (22G, 14A) in 19 games; while Providence College netminder Molly Schaus is 13-1-2 with a 1.33 GAA and a .940 SAV%.
Duggan’s 19 goals and 27 assists in 22 games puts her in first place in the WCHA among point getters; while between the pipes based on goals against average Minnesota-Duluth’s Kim Martin (9-4-0, 1.34 GAA, .945 SAV%) is the top goalie.
The Games To Come
Play begins on Wednesday as Yale hosts Brown in a ECAC showdown.
In CHA action Niagara is at Wayne State; and Syracuse hosts Robert Morris on Friday and Saturday; while Mercyhurst welcomes Brown in the non-conference series.
In the WCHA Friday-Saturday series Minnesota welcomes Minnesota-Duluth; Ohio State makes their way to Minnesota State; while the Friday-Sunday series has Wisconsin at home to St. Cloud State; and the Saturday-Sunday one will see North Dakota welcoming Bemidji State.
In ECAC action on Friday night Colgate is in Schenectady to face Union; Dartmouth welcomes Clarkson; Rensselaer entertains Cornell; and Harvard and St. Lawrence take to the ice in Cambridge.
On Saturday Rensselaer hosts Colgate; Clarkson makes their way to Cambridge to take on Harvard; Cornell is at Union; and Dartmouth hosts St. Lawrence.
In Hockey East action Boston College will host their cross town rivals Boston University; Northeastern hosts Maine; Vermont is at Connecticut; and New Hampshire travels to Providence.
Two games will finish up the weekend on Sunday as the Battle of Boston will feature Boston College at Northeastern; and Boston University welcomes Maine.