Bram, Pattenden, and Vint Are CHA’s Best
Mercyhurst teammates forward Bailey Bram and goalie Hilary Pattenden, and Robert Morris forward Rebecca Vint are the College Hockey America player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending February 5th.
Bram scored twice; and Pattenden made 19 saves as Mercyhurst began the week with a 6-1 win over Niagara. Bram was the game’s first star and Pattenden the second. Bram added a goal, two helpers, and the second star of the game award; while Pattenden made 13 saves as the Lakers and Purple Eagles skated to a 3-3 overtime tie on Saturday.
Vint scored the game winner 16:33 into the second and was the first star of the game on Friday as the Colonials edged Syracuse 4-3.
Dempsey, Reber, and Sass Are ECAC’s Best
Harvard forwards Jillian Dempsey and Samantha Reber, and Colgate netminder Kimberly Sass are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week.
Dempsey added two goals and the third star of the game award and Reber two assists as Harvard began the weekend with a 4-2 win over Quinnipiac on Friday. Dempsey found the net five times and was the game’s first star; while Reber added a goal and two helpers as Harvard hammered Princeton 10-1 on Saturday.
Sass made 17 saves as Colgate blanked Union 3-0 on Friday and added 19 more as the Raiders edged Rensselaer 3-2 on Saturday.
Hockey East Honors Cottrell, Snodgrass, and Schelling
Providence forward Ashley Cottrell, Connecticut forward Emily Snodgrass, and Northeastern netminder Florence Schelling are the Hockey East player, rookie, and goalie of the week.
Cotrell added three goals, one assist, and was the first star of the game as the Friars skated to a 6-2 win over Boston College on Saturday.
Snodgrass found the back of the net once as the Huskies lost 3-2 to Northeastern on Friday. Schelling made 20 saves for Northeastern in that game.
Snodgrass had another goal, assist, and was the game’s first star as Connecticut doubled New Hampshire 6-3 on Saturday.
Schelling made 35 saves as Northeastern and Boston College skated to a 1-1 overtime tie on Tuesday.
WCHA Honors Kessel, Lamoureux-Kolls, and Karvinen
Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel and North Dakota defenseman Monique Lamoureux-Kolls and forward Michelle Karvinen are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.
Kessel scored twice, lent a helping hand on four more, and was the first star of the game as the Gophers romped to an 8-1 win over St. Cloud State on Friday. She added another goal and assist in the 7-0 rout and series sweep on Saturday. Kessel finished the week a +4.
Lamoureux-Kolls began the weekend with two helpers and the third star of the game honors; while Karvinen had three goals, one assist, and the first star of the game award as the Fighting Sioux skated to a 5-2 win over Bemidji State on Friday. Lamourux-Kolls scored twice and was the first star of the game; while Karvinen chipped in a pair of helpers and was the third star on Saturday in the 3-1 win and series sweep. Karvinen finished the week a +4.
Northeastern Wins Beanpot Championship
Northeastern won the 2012 Beanpot Championship with a 4-3 win over Boston University on Tuesday night.
Kendall Coyne, Casey Pickett, Sonia St. Martin, and Lucie Povova scored for the winners; while Kayla Tutino scored twice; and Shannon Stoneburgh added a single for the Terriers.
Boston College won the third place game with a 4-2 win over Harvard as Ashley Motherwell scored twice; and Danielle Welch added a single for the Eagles; while the Crimson got goals from Jillian Dempsey and Alisa Baumgartner.
Wisconsin Is Number One in Polls
The University of Wisconsin is the unanimous number one in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls.
They received all 19 first place votes in the first poll and all 15 in the second.
The top three from last week remained the same in both polls as Minnesota was second and Cornell third.
Mercyhurst moved from fifth to fourth in the first poll and remained at fifth in the second; while North Dakota moved from sixth to fourth in the second and sixth to fifth in the first.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll – #18 (first-place votes in parentheses)
1 University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
2 University of Minnesota, 170
3 Cornell University, 153
4 Mercyhurst College, 115
5 University of North Dakota, 110
6 Boston College, 91
7 Northeastern University, 74
8 Harvard University, 59
9 University of Minnesota Duluth, 28
T10 Boston University, 20
T10 Dartmouth College, 20
Others receiving votes: St. Lawrence University, 8; Bemidji State University 4; Ohio State University, 2; Clarkson University, 1.
USCHO.com DI Poll
February 06, 2012
1 Wisconsin (15)
4 North Dakota
6 Boston College
10 Boston University
Others receiving votes: Dartmouth 13, St. Lawrence 6, Bemidji State 2, Clarkson 2, Providence 1
The Games This Week
In two College Hockey America series this past weekend on Friday and Saturday Mercyhurst got goals from Bailey Bram who had two; and Kristine Grenier, Jess Jones, Molly Byrne, and Kelley Steadman had singles for the Lakers; while Niagara’s lone goal came from Kathleen Bortuzzo in the Lakers’ 6-1 win on Friday in Erie. The Purple Eagles and the Lakers finished in a 3-3 tie on Saturday in Niagara as Kristen Richards scored twice for Niagara; and Jocey Kleiber added a single; while the Lakers’ goals came off the sticks of Bailey Bram and Christine Bestland.
Robert Morris swept their series with Syracuse. The Colonials got goals from Jamie Joslin, Rebecca Flint, Maddie Collias, and Kelsey Thomas; while Margot Scharfe, Kaillie Goodnough, and Holly Carrie-Mattimoe as Robert Morris edged Syracuse 4-3 on Saturday.
In the Hockey East two game series on Saturday Maine trumped Vermont 4-1. Tori Pasquariello scored twice; while Danielle Ward and Brittany Dougherty had singles for the Black Bears; while Emily Walsh scored for Vermont. Dawn Sullivan, Missy Denk, and Dougherty scored for Maine in their 3-0 win and series sweep on Sunday.
In the WCHA weekend series Brittany Ammerman scored twice; while Hilary Knight, Brooke Ammerman, and Madison Packer added singles as Wisconsin skated to a 5-2 win over Minnesota State on Friday. Nicole Germaine and Lauren Smith scored the Mavericks’ markers. Brittany Ammerman scored twice; and Carolyne Prévost, Knight, Brianna Decker, and Blayre Turnbull scored for the Badgers in their 6-0 win and series sweep on Sunday.
Michelle Karvinen added the hat trick; and Josefine Jakobsen and Jocelyne Lamoureux added singles as North Dakota skated to a 5-2 win over Bemidji State on Friday. Whitney Wivoda and Emily Erickson scored for the Beavers. Monique Lamoureux-Kolls scored twice and Jakobsen once as the Fighting Sioux completed the sweep with a 3-1 win on Saturday. Natasha Kostenko scored the lone Beavers’ marker.
Minnesota got goals from Jen Schoullis and Amanda Kessel with two each; while Bethany Brausen, Anne Schleper, and Sarah Erickson adding singles for the Gophers; while St. Cloud State got their lone goal from Alex Nelson as the Gophers trounced the Huskies 8-1 on Friday. Emily West, Sarah Davis, Kelly Terry, Kessel, Erickson, and Becky Kortum all scored the Gophers’ goals in the 7-0 shutout and series sweep on Saturday.
Audrey Cournoyer, Haley Irwin, Jenna McParland, and Katherine Wilson scored for Minnesota-Duluth; while Ally Tarr and Kelly Wild found the back of the net for Ohio State as the Bulldogs doubled the Buckeyes 4-2 on Friday. The Buckeyes gained a split with the Bulldogs with a 4-3 win on Saturday as the third of Natalie Spooners’ three in the game was the game winner at the 1:25 mark of the third; and Laura McIntosh added a single. UMD got goals from Cournoyer, Jessica Wong, and McParland.
In ECAC action on Friday Hailey Wood scored the game winner 3:54 into overtime; while the regulation goals came from Gabrielle Kosziwka, Carly Mercer, and Shelby Nisbet as Clarkson nipped Brown 4-3. The Bears got goals from Sarah Robson, Jennifer Nedow, and Samantha Woodward. Kelly Cooke and Corey Strearns scored for Princeton; while Camille Dumais added the Dartmouth marker as the Tigers nipped the Big Green 2-1. Jillian Dempsey scored twice; while Lyndsey Fry and Josephine Pucci added singles for Harvard; while Breann Frykas and Amanda Colin added the Quinnipiac markers as the Crimson doubled the Bobcats 4-2. Catherine White, Chelsea Karpenko, and Brianne Jenner scored for Cornell in their 3-0 blanking of Rensselaer. Rachel Walsh, Taylor Craig, and Amanda Kirwan scored for Colgate as the Raiders blanked Union 3-0. Kelly Sabatine added the hat trick; while Vanessa Emond, Rylee Smith, and Bailey Habscheid scored once each for St. Lawrence; and Lynn Kennedy and Danielle Moncion scored for Yale as the Saints skated to a 6-2 win over the Bulldogs.
On Saturday Kelly Sabatine, Vanessa Emond, and Rylee Smith scored for St. Lawrence; while Robson added the lone Brown goal in the Saints’ 3-1 win. Dmpesy lit the lamp post five times; while Hillary Crowe scored twice, and Kalley Armstrong, Samantha Reber, and Gina McDonald added singles for Harvard as they creamed Princeton 10-1 with Stearns added the lone Tigers’ marker. Kelly Foley scored twice; while Margaux Sharp and Reagan Fischer added singles as Dartmouth skated to a 4-1 win over Quinnipiac. Regan Boulton added the sole Bobcats’ goal. Colgate got goals from Melissa Kueber who scored twice and Rachel Walsh who added a single as the Raiders nipped Rensselaer 3-2. Taylor Horton scored both of the Engineers’ markers. Monika Leck added two; and Jillian Saulnier, Emily Fulton, and Jenner, had singles as Cornell skated to a 5-1 win over Union. Lauren Hoffman added the lone Dutchwomen marker. Danielle Skirrow scored twice; and Juana Baribeau, Jamie Lee Rattray, Carly Mercer, Brittany Styner, and Shelby Nisbet added one each as Clarkson routed Yale 7-0.
In Hockey East action on Saturday Boston University got goals from Jenn Wakefield, Louise Warren, Tara Watchorn, Isabel Menard, and Kayla Tutino in their 5-1 win over New Hampshire. Emma Clark scored for the Wildcats. In a battle of the JRachel Llanes, Kendall Coyne, and Siena Falino scored for Northeastern; while Connecticut got goals from Rachel Farrel and Emily Snodgrass as the Northeastern Huskies nipped the Connecticut Huskies 3-2. Ashley Cottrell scored three times; and Nicole Anderson, Rebecca Morse, and Rebecca Anderson added one each as the Providence Friars skated to a 6-2 win over Boston College. Taylor Wasylk and Mary Restuccia added the Eagles’ goals.
On Sunday Farrel, Stephanie Raithby, Emily Snodgrass, Sami Evelyn, Kelly Horan, and Jenna Welch all scored for Connecticut as they doubled New Hampshire 6-3. Kristina Lvoie scored twice and Bryanna Farris added a single for the Wildcats.
Mercyhurst is 19-6-2 to lead the CHA standings; while Mercyhurst forward Bailey Bram leads all scorers with 24 goals and 35 assists in 25 games played. Between the pipes Robert Morris netminder Kristen DiCiocco is 14-8-2 with a 1.91 GAA, and 0.927 SAV%.
Cornell is the best team in the ECAC at 22-3-0; while Cornell forward Rebecca Johnson tops all scorers with18 goals and 23 assists in the 23 games that she has skated in. In the nets based on goals against average her teammate Laruen Slebodnick is 12-1-0 with a 1.48 GAA and 0.923 SAV% to lead all goalies.
Northeastern tops the Hockey East standings at 19-6-3. Among skaters Northeastern’s Kendall Coyne is the top scorer with 24 goals and 18 assists in 26 games; and Northeastern’s Florence Schelling is 17-5-3 with a goals against average of 1.51 and 0.946 SAV%.
Wisconsin sports a 26-2-2 record to lead the WCHA standings; and North Dakota forward Jocelyne Lamoureux has 65 points from 28 goals and 42 assists to lead all point getters. In the nets Wisconsin’s Alexis Rigsby is 26-2-2 with a goals against average of 1.46 and 0.949 SAV%.
Sacred Heart is 8-14-1 to lead the Independent standings; while Lindenwood forward Alison Wickenheiser has found the back of the net 15 times while lending a helping hand on 15 more in the 27 games that she has skated in. Sacred Heart’s Alexis Schutt is 8-12-1 with a 4.06 GAA and 0.905 SAV% to lead all goalies.
The Games To Come
Cornell began the week with a 5-1 win over Mercyhurst on Tuesday as Erin Barley-Maloney, Jenner, Catherine White, Hayleigh Cudmoreand Johnson scored for the Big Red; and Steadman added the lone Lakers’ goal.
Mercyhurst hosts Syracuse for two games on Friday and Saturday; while Robert Morris will host the first game of a home and home series with Niagara on Friday with the teams traveling to Niagara for Sunday’s contest.
In Hockey East action on Saturday and Sunday Vermont is at home to Boston University; Maine is at Northeastern; and New Hampshire welcomes Providence; while the home and home series will see Connecticut and Boston College faceoff in Storrs on Friday and Boston on Sunday.
In WCHA action on Friday and Saturday Bemidji State is at home to Minnesota-Duluth; Minnesota is in Columbus to face the Buckeyes; Minnesota State welcomes North Dakota; and Wisconsin travels to St. Cloud to face the Huskies.
In ECAC action on Friday Yale is at home to Colgate; Clarkson is in Princeton; Brown welcomes Cornell; Dartmouth makes their way to Schenectady to take on Union; Rensselaer is at home to Harvard; and Quinnipiac entertains St. Lawrence.
On Saturday, Brown welcomes Colgate; Quinnipiac hosts Clarkson; Yale and Cornell take to the ice in New Haven; Rensselaer welcomes Dartmouth; Harvard is at Union; and Princeton hosts St. Lawrence.