Women’s Weekly, December 1st, 2010

Menard, Brian, and Hosoyamada Are CHA’s Best

Syracuse teammates forward Isabel Menard and defenseman Akane Hosoyamada and Wayne State goalie Delayne Brian are College Hockey America’s player, rookie, and goalie of the week for the week ending November 28th.

Menard began the week with one goal and one assist; and Hosoyamada added an assist on Julie Rising’s game winner with one minute left in the game as Syracuse edged Colgate 4-3 on Tuesday. Menard scored Syracuse’s lone goal and Hosoyamada added an assist as Syracuse lost 2-1 to Rensselaer on Friday. Both added an assist each on Ashley Cockell’s game tying goal 11:03 into the third as Syracuse and Rensselaer skated to a 2-2 overtime tie on Saturday.

Wheeler, Babstock, and Snikeris Receive ECAC Honors

Quinnipiac teammates forwards Kate Wheeler and Kelly Babstock and Yale goalie Jackie Snikeris are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week. Babstock had two goals and four assists; and Wheeler tacked on one goal and three helpers as Quinnipiac throttled Sacred Heart 9-1 on Friday. Babstock was the game’s first star and Wheeler the second. Wheeler added one goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Yale on Saturday and was the third star of the game.

Snikeris made 28 saves in Friday’s 5-2 win over Connecticut on Friday and was the second star of the game. She followed that up on Saturday with 41 more in the 2-1 loss to Quinnipiac on Sunday.

Hockey East Honors Dougherty, Ott, and Poulin

Maine teammates forward Brittany Dougherty and goalie Brittany Ott and Boston University forward Marie-Philip Poulin are Hockey East’s player, defensive, and rookie players of the week.

Dougherty scored once, added two helpers, and was the first star of the game; while Ott made 42 saves and was the third star as Maine doubled Robert Morris 4-2 on Friday. Dougherty added one assist; and Ott made 43 saves and was the second star as the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie on Saturday.

Poulin added two assists as Boston University trounced Princeton 8-2 on Friday. She added two more with the second one coming on Jill Cardella’s game winner 6:06 into the second and was the game’s second star as the Terriers completed the sweep with a 2-1 win on Saturday.

Stack, Garcia, Douville, and Sperry Are Hockey East Players of the Month

Boston College forward Kelli Stack, Connecticut goalie Alexandra Garcia, Vermont goalie Roxanne Douville, and Boston University goalie Kerrin Sperry are Hockey Easts player, goalie and rookies of the month for November.

Stack found the back of the net nine times while assisting on four more in eight games in November. Five of those games were multi-point efforts. She was the player of the week twice on the first and twenty second. She notched her team’s only two goals against Vermont on November 7th and her second hat trick of the season on November 20th. This her second consecutive player of the month award this year.

Garcia went 4-1-0 with a 1.22 GAA and 0.959 SAV% Her total minutes in the net were 295:45; and she had two shutouts against Hockey East foes. She stopped at least 25 pucks in all six games and had a 0.950 or better SAV% in all. She was the Hockey East defensive player of the week on November 15th.

Douville went 0.3-4 with a 1.64 GAA and 0.943 SAV%. She made 200 saves in November with 30 or more coming in four games. Her best game was when she made 42 saves versus Clarkson on Saturday. She was the rookie of the week three times in November.
Sperry went 3-0-1 while posting a 1.47 GAA and 0.941 SAV%. She is undefeated in her NCAA career at 8-0-2 and allowed two goals or less in every game in November. Her best game was against Boston College when she made 29 saves in the 2-2 tie. Her first career shutout came when she made 22 saves in the 1-0 victory over Boston College.

McIntosh, Martin, and Rigsby Pick Up WCHA Honors

Ohio State University forward Laura McIntosh, Minnesota-Duluth goalie Kim Martin, and Wisconsin netminder Alex Rigsby are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.

McIntosh added a goal and assist as Ohio State tied Bemidji State 2-2 in overtime on Friday and followed that up with another goal and an assist on Natalie Spooner’s game winner with 1:00 left in the second period of Saturday’s 3-1 win. She also finished a +2.

Martin made 35 saves; and Rigsby stopped 37 as Wisconsin edged Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 on Friday. In Sunday’s 3-1 UMD victory Martin stopped 25 of the 26 shots sent her way; while Rigsby made 32 saves.

Cornell Is No. 1 In Polls

Cornell has replaced Wisconsin as the top team in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls. They received eight of the 19 first place votes and 175 points in the first poll and seven of the 15 first place votes and 139 points in the second.

The Badges received nine first place votes and 168 points in the first poll and eight first place votes and 138 points in the second.
Mercyhurst College stayed at third in both polls receiving the final two first place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Minnesota-Duluth finished fourth in the first poll and tied for third in the second; while Boston University rounded out the top five in both polls where they finished last week.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll – November 30, 2010

1. Cornell University 175 (8) 10-1-0
2. University of Wisconsin 168 (9)
3. Mercyhurst College 152 (2)
4. University of Minnesota-Duluth 141
5. Boston University 111
6. Boston College 108
7. University of Minnesota 71
8. University of North Dakota 54
9. The Ohio State University 28
10. Northeastern University 14
Others receiving votes: Prividence College, 13; Harvard University, 6; Dartmouth College, 4

USCHO.com DI Poll November 29, 2010

1 Cornell (7)
2 Wisconsin (8)
3 Mercyhurst
3 Minnesota-Duluth
5 Boston University
6 Boston College
7 Minnesota
8 North Dakota
9 Ohio State
10 Northeastern
10 Providence
Others Receiving Votes: Dartmouth 4, Harvard 3, Bemidji State 2, Quinnipiac 2

The Games This Week

Rising scored the game winner with one minute remaining in regulation as Syracuse edged Colgate 3-2; and St. Lawrence got goals from Kayla Sullivan. Vanessa Emond, and Alley Bero as they blanked Vermont 3-0 on Tuesday.

In Hockey East action Myriam Croussette led the way for Maine with two goals as they skated to a 4-1 win over New Hampshire.
Kelli Stack had two goals for Boston College as they doubled Dartmouth 4-2 on Wednesday.

On Friday Brittany Dougherty led the way with a goal and two helpers as Maine doubled Robert Morris 4-2. The teams skated to a 1-1 tie on Saturday as Dawn Sullivan scored for Maine, while Kathryn Stack replied for Robert Morris.

Julie Hebert and Alyssa Baldin both scored once and lent a helping hand on two more each as Wayne State blanked Minnesota State 6-0 on Friday. Julie Ingratta scored the lone goal 13 seconds into the third as Wayne State completed the sweep with a 1-0 win on Saturday.

Chelsea Karpenko added a goal and two assists as Cornell shut the door 6-0 on Niagara on Friday. Rebecca Johnson led the way for the Big Red with three goal and two helpers in another 6-0 win on Saturday.

Taylor Horton’s goal 18:33 into the second was the game winner as Rensselaer nipped Syracuse 2-1 on Friday. On Saturday Alisa Harrison and Kendra Dunlop scored for Rensselaer, while Rising and Ashley Cocknell did the same for Syracuse as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie.

In ECAC action on Friday Laurie Jolin added two goals as Providence nipped Brown 3-2 in the Mayor’s Cup game; Kelly Babstock found the twine twice and assisted on four more to lead Quinnipiac to a 9-1 rout over Sacred Heart; and Bray Ketchum scored twice and added an assist to lead Yale to a 5-2 win over Connecticut in the Nutmeg Classic games.

Jenelle Kohanchuk had a goal and two assists as Boston University blasted Princeton 8-2 on Friday. Jill Cardella scored the game winner 6:06 into the second as Boston University edged Princeton 2-1 on Saturday

Pamela Zgoda found the back of the net once and lent a helping hand on one more as Mercyhurst doubled Colgate 4-2, and Emily Walsh scored for Vermont with Katelyn Ptolemy doing the same for Clarkson as the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie.

In the Nutmeg Classic third place game on Saturday Taylor Gross had three goals and one assist, Stephanie Raithby and Kelly Horan had a goal and two helpers each; Sami Evelyn scored twice; Jody Sydor added one goal and one assist; and Brittany Murphy, Casey Knajdek, and Jaclyn Camardo all added singles as Connecticut romped to an 11-0 thrashing of Sacred Heart.

In the championship game Brittany Lyons scored the game winner 11:56 into the second as Quinnipiac nipped Yale 2-1. Jen Schoullis scored twice as Minnesota blanked Harvard 3-0 on Friday; while Kelly Seeler led the way with a goal and assist in the 4-2 win and series sweep on Sunday.

In the two WCHA conference series Brianna Decker scored the game winner 10 seconds into overtime as Wisconsin nipped Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 on Friday; while the Bulldogs turned the tables on Sunday with a 3-1 victory thanks to goals from Katherine Wilson, Jocelyne Larocque, and Jamie Kenyon. Meghan Duggan scored the lone Badgers’ goal.

Allie Duellman and Emily Erickson scored for Bemidji State; while Laura McIntosh added a goal and assist for Ohio State as the teams finished in a 2-2 overtime tie on Friday; while IcIntosh had another goal and assist, and Natalie Spooner did the same in the Buckeyes’ 3-1 win on Saturday.

Siena Falino scored the game winner 4:35 into the third as Northeastern edged Brown 2-1; Melissa Waldie did the same for Clarkson as they shutout Vermont 4-0; and Jennifer Friedman and Abby Gauthier scored for Providence, while Émilie Arseneault replied for Union in the Friars’ 2-1 victory.

The Leaders

Mercyhurst leads the CHA standings with their 3-0-0 record; while they are 10-2-0 to lead overall. Meghan Agosta has 14 goals and 12 assists to lead all CHA scorers; while her teammate Hilary Pattenden is 10-2-0 with a 2.05 GAA and 0.930 SAV% to lead all goalies.

Cornell is the top team in the ECAC conference as they are 6-0-0; while Quinnipiac (11-6-1) is the top team overall. Babstock has found the back of the net 15 times while assisting on 18 more to lead all scorers. Between the pipes Cornell’s Amanda Mazzotta is 10-1-0 with a goals against average of 0.98 and 0.949 SAV%.

A 6-1-2 record puts Boston College on top of the Hockey East conference standings; while their cross town rivals Boston University is the top team overall at 11-2-3. Boston College goalie Molly Schaus has won 10 games while losing one and tying two, had a goals against average of 1.32 and 0.941 SAV%.

Wisconsin tops the WCHA conference standings as they are 8-2-0; while they are 12-2-0 to lead overall. Ohio State forward Laura MacIntosh tops the WCHA points race with eight goals and 22 assists. Minnesota-Duluth goalie Kim Martin (7-3-0, 1.23 GAA, 0.950 SAV%) tops all goalies.

The Games To Come

Action begins with one game on Tuesday as Syracuse is at home to Cornell.

On Wednesday New Hampshire welcomes Hockey East foe Northeastern.

Two CHA series get underway on Friday as Mercyhurst is at home to Niagara; and Wayne State makes their way to Syracuse.
Robert Morris is at Minnesota State on Friday and Saturday.

All series finish up Saturday.

In ECAC action on Friday Cornell is at home to St. Lawrence; Brown is in Hamden to face Quinnipiac; Princeton and Yale faceoff in Princeton; Clarkson travels to Hamilton to face Colgate; and Union hosts Rensselaer.

On Saturday Brown is in Princeton; Clarkson makes a stop in Ithaca to face Cornell; St. Lawrence is at Colgate; Rensselaer hosts Union; and Quinnipiac and Yale take to the ice in Hamden.

Boston College hosts Harvard in the non-conference game on Sunday.

In the Friday-Saturday Hockey East series Vermont is at home to Maine.

On Saturday Connecticut is at home to Boston University; and New Hampshire is in Providence.

The other Hockey East game on Sunday will feature Connecticut at Providence.
On Friday and Saturday in WCHA action Bemidji State hosts Minnesota; and St. Cloud State is at home to Minnesota-Duluth.
Wisconsin travels to North Dakota for two games Saturday and Sunday.

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