Women’s Weekly, December 16th, 2010

Agosta, Pattenden, and Imbrogno Are CHA Best

Mercyhurst teammates Meghan Agosta and Hilary Pattenden and Robert Morris forward Thea Imbrogno re College Hockey America’s player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending December 12th.
Agosta added a goal and assist; while Pattenden made 24 saves as Mercyhurst lost 6-2 to St. Lawrence on Friday/ Agosta scored twice and lent ahelping hand on three more; while Pattenedn made 23 saves as Mercyhurst gained a split with a 7-3 win on Saturday.

ECAC Honors Emond, Butler, and Weber

The ECAC has honored St. Lawrence forward Vanessa Emond and Princeton teammates forward Sally Butler and goalie Rachel Weber as their player, rookie, and goalie of the week.
In the series versus Mercyhurst this past weekend Emond scored twice and assisted on two more on Friday.

Butler added two goals, and Weber made 23 saves as Princeton doubled Syracuse 4-2 on Friday. Butler followed that up iwht one more goal, and Weber made 14 saves as the Tigers shut the door on the Orange 5-0 on Saturday. Butler finished the weekend a +6; while Weber went 2-0 with a 1.00 GAA and 0.949 SAV%.

Wakefield, Poulin, and Minton Receive Hockey East Awards

Boston University teammates forwards Jennifer Wakefield and Marie-Philip Poulin and New Hampshire goalie Lindsey Minton are the Hockey East player, rookie, and defensive players of the week.

Wakefield and Poulin each scored and added an assist each as Boston University blanked Hockey East rivals Northeastern 3-0 on Tuesday. Wakefield was the second star of the game. Poulin scored twice, and Wakefield added a goal and two helpers on Friday as BU skated to a 5-3 win over Harvard.

Minton made 29 saves as Harvard downed New Hampshire 3-1 on Thursday and added 28 more as the Wildcats nipped Union 1-0 on Saturday. She finished the week with a 1.52 GAA.
Ammerman, Rigsby, and Kessel Receive WCHA Honors

Wisconsin teammates forward Brooke Ammerman and goalie Alex Rigsby and Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel ar the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.

Ammerman added two assists and was the first star of the game, and Rigsby made 22 saves as Wisconsin blanked St. Cloud State 5-0 on Friday. Ammerman added the hat trick with her second goal with 2:49 left in the first period being the game winner in Wisconsin’s 6-1 win and series sweep on Saturday. Ammerman was the first star of Saturday’s contest. Ammerman finised the week a +4.

Kessel lent a helping hand on four goals as Minnesota dumped Ohio State 6-0 on Friday. For her efforts she was the second star of the game. Like Ammerman Kessel also finished a +4 for the weekend.

Cornell Is Tops In Polls

Cornell is the top team in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls this week. They received 11 of 19 first place votes in the first poll and eight of 15 in the second.

Wisconsin remained in second place in both polls receiving the final eight first place votes in the first poll and the final seven in the second.

Boston University moves from fourth to third in the first poll and from fifth to third in the second.

Minnesota-Duluth moved up two spots to fourth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll; while Mercyhurst dropped from third to fourth in the USCHO.com poll.

Mercyhurst dropped two spots to fifth in the first poll; while Minnesota-Duluth moved down one spot to fifth in the second one.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll – #12
(first-place votes in parentheses)

1 Cornell University, 182 (11)
2 University of Wisconsin, 175 (8)
3 Boston University, 141
4 University of Minnesota Duluth, 120
5 Mercyhurst College, 119
6 Boston College, 116
7 University of Minnesota, 72
8 University of North Dakota, 50
9 Providence College, 45
10 Northeastern University, 11

USCHO.com DI Poll, December 13, 2010

1 Cornell (8)
2 Wisconsin (7)
3 Boston University
4 Mercyhurst
5 Minnesota-Duluth
6 Boston College
7 Minnesota
8 North Dakota
8 Providence
10 Northeastern

Douville Added To Team Canada Roster

Vermont goalie Roxane Douville has been added to Team Canada’s roster for the MLP Cup. She will replace Cornell goalie Amanda Mazotta who is injured and unable to play.

USA Hockey To Hold Winter Camp

Forty of the top American players will take part in the USA Hockey Winter Training Camp to take place from December 26th-31st at the National Sports Centre’s Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, MN.

Twenty of the 22 players who played for Team USA at the Four Nations Cup in St. Johns, NL Canada will be at the camp with the other two playing for Team USA at the World U18 Championships in Stockholm, SWE on December 27th.

Seventeen Olympians will also be there including Jenny Potter and Angela Ruggiero who have each competed in four Olympic Winter Games.

The coaching staff for the camp includes Katey Stone, head women’s ice hockey coach at Harvard University, Mark Hudak, head women’s ice hockey coach at Dartmouth College, and Hilary Witt, assistant women’s ice hockey coach at Northeastern University.

The White and Blue Teams listed in the below schedule will be interchanged throughout the camp. The teams will scrimmage boys’ teams to be announced, as well as each other.

2010 USA Hockey Women’s Winter Training Camp Practice/Scrimmage Schedule

Dec. 26-31 • Blaine, Minn. • Schwan Super Rink
Mon., Dec. 27 Goalie Practice 6 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Practice 6 2:30-4:30 p.m. , White Practice 6 7-9 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 28 Blue Practice 6 8:30-10 a.m., White Practice 6 10:15-11:45 a.m., Blue Scrimmage 6 3 p.m., White Scrimmage 6 5:15-7:15 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 29 Blue Practice 7 8:30-10 a.m., White Practice 3 8:30-10 a.m, White vs Blue Scrimmage 7 8:30 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 30 Blue Practice 7 8:30-10 a.m., White Practice 7 10:15-11:45 a.m., Blue Scrimmage 7 3:30 p.m, White Scrimmage 6 6:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 31 White vs Blue Scrimmage 7 9:30 a.m

2010 USA Hockey Women’s Winter Training Camp Roster

Goalies
Brianne McLaughlin* 5-8 130 6/20/87 L Sheffield Village, OH Burlington Barracudas (CWHL)
Alex Rigsby 5-7 145 1/3/92 L Delafield, WI, University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Molly Schaus* 5-8 (148 7/29/88 L Natick, MA Boston College (HEA)
Jessie Vetter* 5-8 169 12/19/85 L Cottage Grove, WI

Defensemen
Kacey Bellamy* 5-8 143 (4/22/87 L Westfield, MA Boston Blades (CWHL)
Blake Bolden 5-6 150 3/10/91 R Stow, OH Boston College (HEA)
Caitlin Cahow** 5-4 156 5/20/85 L Branford, CT Boston Blades (CWHL)
Molly Engstrom** 5-9 178 3/1/83 R Siren, WI Brampton Thunder (CWHL)
Marissa Gedman 5-9 180 3/12/92 L Framingham, MA Harvard University (ECAC)
Kelly Jaminski 6-0 165 5/2/92 L Wisconsin Rapids, WI University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Meagan Mangene 5-6 140 8/21/92 R Manorville, NY Boston College (HEA)
Geena Prough 5-2 155 3/28/89 R Farmington, MI University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Josephine Pucci 5-8 157 12/27/90 R Pearl River, NY Harvard University (ECAC)
Rachel Ramsey 6-0 150 10/14/92 L Chanhassen, MN Minnetonka (MN) High School
Angela Ruggiero**** 5-9 192 1/3/80 R Simi Valley, CA Boston Blades (CWHL)
Anne Schleper 5-10 167 1/30/90 L St. Cloud, MN University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Sasha Sherry 6-0 181 4/5/90 R Lehighton, PA Princeton University (ECAC)

Forwards
Brittany Ammerman 5-6 145 6/19/92 L River Vale, NJ University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Brooke Ammerman 5-8 155 7/13/90 R River Vale, NJ University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Kate Bacon 5-6 144 4/25/90 L Chanhassen, MN Providence College (HEA)
Julie Chu*** 5-8 147 3/13/82 R Fairfield, CT Montreal Stars (CWHL)
Erin Cody 5-7 147 8/17/88 R Roseville, MN Bemidji State University (WCHA)
Kendall Coyne 5-2 130 5/25/92 L Palos Heights, IL Berkshire School (MA)
Brianna Decker 5-4 152 5/13/91 R Dousman, WI University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Meghan Duggan* 5-9 164 9/3/87 R Danvers, MA University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Sarah Erickson 5-7 150 3/28/90 R Roseau, MN University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Lyndsey Fry 5-8170 10/30/92 R Chandler, AZ Harvard University (ECAC)
Amanda Kessel 5-6 130 8/28/91 R Madison, WI University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Hilary Knight* 5-10 172 7/12/89 R Sun Valley, ID University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Jocelyne Lamoureux* 5-6 154 7/3/89 R Grand Forks, ND North Dakota (WCHA)
Monique Lamoureux-Kolls* 5-6 156 7/3/89 R Grand Forks, ND North Dakota (WCHA)
Erika Lawler* 5-0 130 2/5/87 R Fitchburg, MA Boston Blades (CWHL)
Gigi Marvin* 5-8 166 3/7/87 R Warroad, MN Minnesota Whitecaps (WWHL)
Jenny Potter**** 5-4 145 1/12/79 L Edina, MN Minnesota Whitecaps (WWHL)
Jen Schoullis 5-9 165 3/7/89 L Girard, PA University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Kelli Stack* 5-5 130 1/13/88 R Brooklyn Heights, OH Boston College (HEA)
Kelley Steadman 5-11 160 7/17/90 R Plattsburgh, NY Mercyhurst College (CHA)
Allie Thunstrom 5-5 145 4/20/88 R Maplewood, MN Minnesota Whitecaps (WWHL)
Taylor Wasylk 5-9 165 2/21/92 L Port Huron, MI Boston College (HEA)
Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej* 6-0 180 3/27/86 L Eagle River, WI

*2010 Olympian
**2006 & 2010 Olympian
***2002, 2006 & 2010 Olympian
****1998, 2002, 2006 & 2010 Olympian

Head Coach: Katey Stone, Arlington, MA
Assistant Coaches: Mark Hudak, Hanover, NH Hilary Witt, Lowell, MA

The Games This Week

The last week of action before the Christmas holidays began with a Hockey East game on Tuesday as Marie-Philip Poulin, Jenn Wakefield, and Holly Lorms scored for Boston University as they shutout their crosstown rivals Northeastern 3-0.

Lyndsey Fry scored twice as Boston College skated to a 3-1 win over New Hampshire on Wednesday; while Brittany Murphy scored the game’s lone goal as Connecticut shutout Union 1-0.

In the Friday-Saturday series between Princeton and Syracuse Sally Butler scored twice in the Tigers’ 4-2 win on Friday; while Paula Romanchuk did the same as Princeton completed the sweep with a 5-0 victory on Saturday.

In St. Lawrence’s 6-2 win over Mercyhurst on Friday Vanessa Emond led the way with two goals and two assists; while Meghan Agosta led the way for the Lakers with two goals and three assists in their 7-3 win and series split on Saturday.

Daniela Dal Colle found the back of the net twice for Niagara in their 5-2 win over Robert Morris on Friday; while Thea Imbrogno lit the lamp post for Robert Morris, and Kristen Richards did the same for Niagara as the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie on Saturday.

In Union’s 2-2 overtime tie with Maine Lauren Hoffman led the way for the Dutchwomen with a goal and assist; while Myriam Croussette and Dawn Sullivan scored once each for the Black Bears. Brianne Kilgour scored the game winner 13:45 into the third in Maine’s 2-1 win on Saturday.

In Wisconsin’s 5-0 shutout of St. Cloud State Brittany Ammerman and Madison Packer led the way with a goal and assist each; while Ammerman led the way with the hat trick and one helper in Saturday’s 6-1 win and series sweep.

Amanda Kessel led the way with four assists as Minnesota blanked Ohio State 6-0 on Friday; while Megan Bozek scored the game winner 3:14 into overtime in the Gophers’ 2-1 series sweep on Sunday.

Montana Vichorek and Emily Erickson scored for Bemidji State; while Kathleen Rogan did the same for Minnesota State in the Beavers’ 2-1 victory on Friday; while the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tied on Saturday thanks to goals from Beaver Erin Cody and MSU’s Moira O’Connor.

In the final weekend games at the DECC Jessica Wong and Elin Holmlov led the way with a goal and assist each as Minnesota-Duluth scored a 4-1 victory over North Dakota on Friday; while Jocelyne Lamoureux’s two goals led the way for the Fighting Sioux in their 4-3 win and series split on Saturday.

Jenn Wakefield scored once and lent a helping hand on two more as Boston University skated to a 5-3 win over Harvard on Friday; and Nicole Gifford scored the lone goal with 6:12 left in the game as New Hampshire nipped Dartmouth 1-0 on Saturday.

The Leaders

Mercyhurst leads the CHA conference standings as they are 5-0-0; while their 13-3-0 record places them first overall.

Mercyhurst forward Meghan Agosta leads all scorers with 18 goals and 20 assists in 18 games; while based on goals against average Syracuse goalie Jessica Drinkwater is 5-2-2 with a goals against average of 2.39 and 0.903 SAV% to lead all goalies.

Cornell is the top team in the ECAC conference standings at 8-0-0. The Big Red are 13-1-0 to lead the overall standings.

Quinnipiac forward Kelly Babstock has 36 points (17G, 18A) in 20 games to lead all point getters; while Cornell’s Amanda Mazzotta (13-1-0, 0.91 GAA, 0.953 SAV%) leads all goalies.

Boston College has a 6-1-2 record to lead the Hockey East overall standings; while their crosstown rivals Boston University has won 14 games; while losing two, and tying four to take the overall lead.

Boston College forward Kelli Stack has found the back of the net 21 times while lending a helping hand on 11 more in the 17 games that she has skated in to lead all point getters. Between the pipes Schaus leads the way with 11 wins, no losses, and two ties, posts a goals against average of 1.37, and has a 0.940 SAV%.

Wisconsin is 12-2-0-0 to lead the WCHA conference standings; while their 16-2-0 record puts them first overall.

Among skaters Minnesota-Duluth forward Haley Irwin has lit the lamp post 17 times while lending a helping hand on 19 more in the 16 games that she has skated in. Among backstoppers her teammate Kim Martin leads the way with her 9-4-0 record, 1.34 GAA, and 0.945 SAV%.

The Games To Come

Games will resume on Wednesday, December 29th when Vermont host Dartmouth.

Wayne State makes their way to Columbus for two games Thursday and Friday, December 30th and 31st.

On Thursday the Bison Hockey Tournament gets underway in Winnipeg, MB as North Dakota takes on the University of Alberta. Game two of the series will take place on Friday.
Princeton hosts Boston College on Friday.

On Saturday and Sunday Union is at home to Vermont; while Connecticut makes their way to Dartmouth.

The Easton Holiday Showcase gets underway in St. Cloud, MN on Saturday as St. Cloud State hosts Mercyhurst; and Wisconsin faces Northeastern. On Sunday Wisconsin will take on Mercyhurst; and Northeastern will face St. Cloud State.

The weekend will finish with two games on Sunday as Brown will host Boston University in a non-conference game; while the Hockey East matchup will see Maine welcome Providence.

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