Jones, Pattenden, Byrne, and Ferrara Are CHA Winners
Mercyhurst teammates forward Jess Jones, goalie Hilary Pattenden, and defenseman Molly Byrne, and Syracuse forward Nicole Ferrara are College Hockey America’s player, goalie, and co-rookies of the week for the week ending December 4th.
Jones scored once and assisted on one more; Pattenden made 27 saves; and Byrne added one assist as Mercyhurst lost 5-4 to Cornell on Friday. Jones scored twice, lent a helping hand on one more, and was the second star of the game; Pattenden made 33 saves and was the third star; and Byrne chipped in a goal and assist as Mercyhurst gained a split in the series with a 5-2 win on Saturday.
Ferrara helped out on two goals and was the second star of the game as Syracuse skated to a 6-2 win over Lindedwood on Friday. She added the game winner in overtime as the team edged Lindenwood 2-1 in overtime on Saturday and was the first star of that contest.
Mercyhurst Sweeps Monthly Awards
Mercyhurst teammates forward Bailey Bram, Pattenden, and Shelby Bram are the College Hockey America player, goalie, and rookie of the month for November.
On November 18th Bailey Bram added two goals and two assist; while her sister contributed one of each, and Pattenden made 19 saves as the team romped to a 9-1 win over Yale. Bailey Bram was the game’s first star.
In the second game of the series on November 19th Bailey Bram ha da hat trick, three helpers, and was the game’s first star; while Pattenden made 21 saves; and Shelby Bram added two assists in the 6-2 Lakers victory.
Bailey Bram scored once, helped out on two more, Pattenden made 16 saves; and Shelby Bram added two assists as the Lakers began a mid-week series with a 5-3 win over St. Lawrence on Tuesday, November 22nd.
In the 4-1 win and series sweep the following afternoon Bailey Bram had a goal and three helpers; Pattenden stopped 31 of the 32 shots sent her way; and Shelby Bram chipped in another pair of assists. Bailey Bram was the game’s second star and Shelby Bram the third star.
Bailey Bram scored twice and was the game’s second star; and Pattenden made 27 saves in the game against Cornell this past Friday; while Bailey Bram added three helpers, Shelby Bram added a pair of assists; and Pattenden made 33 saves on 35 shots and was the game’s third star.
ECAC Honors Rattray, Mahoney, and Weber
Clarkson forward Jamie Lee Rattray and Princeton teammates defenseman Brittany Mahoney and goalie Rachel Weber are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week.
Rattray had the hat trick as Clarkson romped to a 10-0 rout of Rensselaer on Friday. She tacked on two more markers and lent a helping hand on one more in the team’s 6-2 win over Union on Saturday.
Mahoney scored once, and Weber made 25 saves and was the game’s second star as the Tigers skated to a 5-1 win over Yale on Friday. Mahoney added another goal; and Weber stopped all 22 shots that were sent her way in the 3-0 blanking of Brown on Saturday.
Babstock, Saulnier, and Howe Receive ECAC Awards for November
Quinnipiac forward Kelly Babstock, Cornell forward Jillian Saulnier, and Clarkson goalie Erica Howe are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the month for November.
Babstock found the back of the net six times while lending a helping hand on nine more in nine games. On November 18th versus Colgate she scored twice while lending a helping hand on two more to become the team’s all-time leading point getter with 75 points in 50 career games. She was also the MVP of the Nutmeg Classic which the Bobcats won for the second consecutive year.
Saulnier had 14 points (7G, 7A) and finished the month a +9. She scored those seven goals on just 21 shots and she has the highest shooting percentage in the ECAC. She is the league’s leading point getter with 14 goals and 11 assists in 12 contests.
Howe went 4-2-0 with a 0.84 GAA and 0.964 SAV%. She posted three shutouts and allowed nly three goals. She was the goalie of the week for the week ending November 14th as she shut out Quinnipiac and Princeton that weekend.
Coyne, Campero, Boyles, and Schelling Receive Hockey East Weekly Honors
Northeastern teammates forward Kendall Coyne and goalie Florence Schelling are Hockey East’s player and co-defensive players of the week; while Boston College goalie Corrine Boyles is the other co-defensive player, and Connecticut forward Kayla Campero is the rookie player of the week.
Coyne scored twice and was the game’s second star; while Schelling made 32 saves and was the second star as the Huskies began the week with a 2-0 shutout of cross town rivals Boston University on Wednesday. Coyne added two more and was the game’s second star; while Schelling made 20 saves in the team’s 3-3 overtime tie with New Hampshire on Saturday; and Coyne added a goal, assist, and the second star of the game award; while Schelling made 26 saves as Northeastern ended the week with a 5-1 victory over the Wildcats on Sunday. Coyne finished the week a +6.
Boyles stopped 21 of 24 shots that Maine sent her way as the Eagles nipped the Black Bears 4-3 on Saturday and added 18 more and the third star of the game award in the Eagles’ 1-0 win and series sweep on Sunday.
Campero chipped in a goal in the Huskies’ 2-2 overtime tie with Vermont on Saturday and scored both goals as the Huskies and the Catamounts skated to another 2-2 overtime tie on Sunday. She was the second star of both games.
Coyne, Boyles, and Pasquariello Are Hockey East’s Best for November
Coyne is also the Hockey East player of the Month, Boyles the top netminder, and Boston College forward Tori Pasquariello is the rookie of the month for November.
Coyne found the twine on seven occasions while helping out on two more. She began the month with a hand in all three goals as Northeastern blanked Connecticut 3-0 on November 4th and ended it with two goals in the final 14 minutes to help Northeastern come back from a 3-1 deficit on the 26th and added two more on the 30th in the 2-0 shutout of Boston University. Coyne averaged 1.50 points per game for the month, with nine in six contests, and 6.83 shots per game.
Boyles went 5-2-0 with a 1.57 GAA and 0.935 SAV% in November. The goalkeeper limited the conference’s top scoring offense to just one goal on November 17th and 18th when the Eagles beat Northeastern 3-1 and 4-1 respectively. She made more than 25 saves on three occasions and picked up a trio of wins over ranked teams.
Pasquariello scored eight times for the Black Bears during the month of November. In the eight games that Maine played in November, she scored at least one goal in six of them, including two-goal performances against Niagara and Brown in consecutive games. She also scored the game-winning goal in Maine’s 3-0 win over Niagara.
WCHA Honors Irwin, Bozek, and McParland
University of Minnesota-Duluth forwards Haley Irwin and Jenna McParland, and Minnesota defenseman Megan Bozek are the WCHA offensive, rookie, and defensive players of the week.
Irwin added 10 points and McParland seven as the Bulldogs swept St. Cloud State this weekend. Irwin lent a helping hand on three; while McParland added two goals and one assist in the team’s 5-1 wi non Friday; while Irwin found the back of the net once and helped out on six more; and McParland scored the hat trick and added one helper in the 10-2 win on Saturday. Irwin finished the weekend a +9 and McParland a +3.
Bozek added a pair of helpers in the Gophers’ 7-2 win as the team split their weekend series with North Dakota with a 7-2 win on Friday night. She finished the week a +2.
US U18 Roster Announced
On Wednesday USA Hockey announced the roster that will compete at the 2012 World U18 Championships from Dec. 31st -Jan. 7th in Prerov and Zlin, CZE.
Seven players played on the 2011 gold medal winning team including Alex Carpenter and Haley Skarupa who will be playing in their third IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. Other returnees are defensemen Courtney Burke and Lee Stecklein and forwards Sydney Daniels, Paige Savage, and Dana Trivigno.
Twenty players also competed in the 2011 U18 Series against Canada last August in Rockland, ON–goaltender Sidney Peters; defensemen Burke, Jordan Hampton, Kaliya Johnson, Samantha LaShomb, Brianna Mastel, defenseman Natasha Rachlin and Stecklein; and forwards Dani Cameranesi, Carpenter, Demi Crossman, Daniels, Kate Flug, Molly Illikainen, MaryAnne Kennedy-Menefee, Anne Pankowski, Savage, Kate Schipper, Skarupa and Trivigno.
Goaltender Brianna Laing and forward Miye D’Oench will be making their first appearances with Team USA.
The U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team will open play against Russia on Dec. 31st.
Brianna Laing 5-7 140 12/27/94 L Marblehead, MA
Sidney Peters 5-9 145 2/26/95 L Geneva, IL
Courtney Burke 5-8 165 9/2/94 L Albany, NY
Jordan Hampton 5-7 135 2/17/94 R Exeter, NH
Kaliya Johnson 5-7 125 12/2/94 R Chandler, AZSamantha LaShomb 5-8 150 7/3/94 L Inver Grove Heights, MN
Briana Mastel 5-6 161 11/8/94 L Wallingford, CT
Natasha Rachlin 5-5 125 4/4/95 R Brookline, MA
Lee Stecklein 5-11 160 4/23/94 L Roseville, MN
Dani Cameranesi 5-5 145 6/30/95 L Plymouth, MN
Alex Carpenter 5-6 155 4/13/94 L North Reading, MA
Demi Crossman 5-8 140 12/14/94 L Livonia, MI
Sydney Daniels 5-8 140 4/19/95 L Southwick, MA
Miye D’Oench 5-4 120 1/26/94 R New York, NY
Kate Flug 5-8 130 2/15/95 R Roseville, MN
Molly Illikainen 5-10 155 4/10/94 R Grand Rapids, MN
MaryAnne Kennedy-Menefee 5-6 148 1/30/94 L Lansing, MI
Anne Pankowki 5-9 158 11/4/94 R Laguna Hills, CA
Paige Savage 5-8 160 7/25/94 L Carrollton, TX
Kate Schipper 5-4 135 6/28/95 R Brooklyn Park, MN
Haley Skarupa 5-6 140 1/3/94 R Rockville, MD
Dana Trivigno 5-4 135 1/7/94 R Setauket, NY
Head Coach: Heather Linstad, Vernon, CT
Assistant Coaches: Joel Johnson, White Bear Lake, MN, Hilary Witt, Lowell, MA
Wisconsin Tops Both Polls
The University of Wisconsin is the top team in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls. They took all 19 first place votes in the first poll and all 15 in the second.
The top five remains the same from last week with Minnesota finishing second, Cornell, third, Boston College fourth, and North Dakota fifth.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women’s College Hockey Poll – #11
(first-place votes in parentheses)
1 University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
2 University of Minnesota, 166
3 Cornell University, 152
4 Boston College, 125
5 University of North Dakota, 108
6 Mercyhurst College, 104
7 Bemidji State University, 49
8 University of Minnesota Duluth, 48
9 Northeastern University, 44
10 Boston University, 34
Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 14; Ohio State University, 6; Dartmouth College, 3; Clarkson University, 2.
USCHO.com Division I Women’s Poll December 05, 2011
1 Wisconsin (15)
4 Boston College
5 North Dakota
7 Bemidji State
9 Boston University
Others receiving votes: Harvard 12, Ohio State 3, Clarkson 2.
The Games This Week
Maggie Hunt scored the game winner 41 seconds into overtime in as New Hampshire edged Union 3-2 on Tuesday.
Elizabeth Parker and Lyndsey Fry scored for Harvard; while Kelly Foley did the same for Dartmouth in the Crimson’s 2-1 win on Wednesday.
Kendall Coyne scored both goals for Northeastern as they blanked cross town rivals Boston University 2-0 in the lone Hockey East game on Wednesday.
In the series between Cornell and Mercyhurst on Friday Chelsea Karpenko led the way for Cornell with two goals and one assist; while Bailey Bram scored twice for Mercyhurst in the Big Red’s 5-4 win. Jess Jones scored twice for the Lady Lakers; while Jessica Campbell and Karpenko did the same for Cornell as Mercyhurst gained a split in the series with a 5-2 victory.
Shiann Darkangelo led the way with one goal and two assists for Syracuse; while Allysson Arcibal and Samantha Moore led the scoring parade for Lindenwood as the Orange skated away with a 6-2 victory on Friday. The Orange needed overtime and a goal from Nicole Ferrara 3:42 into the extra frame to come away with a 2-1 win and series sweep on Saturday.
Natalie Spooner scored for Ohio State; while Kelsey Welch added Niagara’s goal as the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie on Friday; while Spooner and Hokey Langan each added a goal and assist as the Buckeyes took three of four points with a 5-2 win on Saturday.
Three WCHA conference series got underway on Friday.
Jen Schoullis led the way with two goals and two assists as Minnesota clobbered North Dakota 7-2 on Friday.
Jenna McParland added two goals and one assist as Minnesota-Duluth romped to a 5-1 win over St. Cloud State on Friday.
Hilary Knight scored found the twine twice while lending a helping hand on two more as Wisconsin went into Mankato and came out with a 4-0 shutout over Minnesota State on Friday; while Brooke Ammerman added two of her own and helped out on one more as the Badgers completed the sweep with a 5-1 win on Saturday.
In ECAC action on Friday Denna Laing scored twice to lead Princeton to a 5-1 victory against Yale; Bethany Dymarczyk, Kelly Babstock, and Brittany Lyons scored for Quinnipiac as the Bobcats blanked Brown 3-0; Jamie Lee Rattray scored three of Clarkson’s 10 goals as the team slammed the door on Rensselaer 10-0; and Karell Émard, Jessica Hon, and Bailey Habscheid scored for St. Lawrence; while Christine Valente netted Union’s lone goal in the Saints’ 3-1 victory.
On Saturday Brianne Mahoney, Sally Butler, and Alex Kinney scored for Princeton as they blanked Brown 3-0; Chelsea Illchuk scored the game winner 2:49 into the extra frame as Quinnipiac nipped Yale 3-2; Carmen MacDonald made 21 saves as St. Lawrence doubled Rensselaer 6-3; and Shenae Lundberg made 28 saves for Union in a losing cause as Clarkson skated to a 6-2 win over Union in ECAC action.
Three of the four Hockey East series that began on Saturday were decided in overtime.
Sami Evelyn and Kayla Campero scored for Connecticut; while Emily Walsh and Kelly Dineen did the same for Vermont as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie in Burlington. Chelsea Rapin and Kailey Nash scored for scored for Vermont, and Campero added both of Connecticut’s goals as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie on Sunday.
Coyne scored twice, and Stephanie Gavronsky added a single for Northeastern; while Kristina Lavoie and Bryanna Farris did the same for New Hampshire as the teams skated to a 3-3 overtime tie in Durham. Coyne, Casey Pickett, and Brittany Esposito added a goal and assist each as Northeastern welcomed New Hampshire to Boston with a 5-1 win on Sunday.
Melissa Bizzari scored the game winner 2:56 into the extra frame as Boston College nipped Maine 4-3. Blake Bolden scored the lone goal of the game with 1:28 left in the game as Boston College swept the series with a 1-0 win on Sunday.
Corinne Buie scored the game winner 14:48 into the third period as Boston University nipped Providence College 4-3 on Saturday. The Terriers gained a split in the series with a 2-1 win of their own on Sunday as Jill Cardella’s goal at the 18:18 mark gave them a 2-1 win.
In independent action Nicole Palazzo found the net twice and lent a helping hand on one more as Sacred Heart skated to a 5-2 win over Williams.
Mercyhurst has the best record in the CHA standings at 11-3-0; while Mercyhurst forward Bailey Bram has 18 goals while assisting on 19 more in 14 games; while between the pipes Robert Morris netminder Kristen DiCiocco is 8-2-1 with a 1.71 GAA, and 0.927 SAV% to lead all netminders.
Cornell is the top team in the ECAC overall standings with their 10-2-0 record; while Big Red freshman forward Jillian Saulnier is the top point getter with 14 goals and 11 assists in 12 games played; and Cornell netminder Lauren Slebodnick has won four games; while losing none, and tying none, has a goals against average of 1.62, and 0.920 SAV% to lead all goalies.
Northeastern is the top team in Hockey East with their 13-4-0 record. Among skaters Coyne takes over the scoring lead with 14 goals and 12 assists in 16 games; and Schelling is 12-4-1 with a goals against average of 1.64 and 0.941 SAV%.
Wisconsin sports a 17-1-0 record to lead the WCHA standings; and North Dakota forward Jocelyne Lamoureux has 44 points from 16 goals and 28 assists to lead all point getters. In the nets Wisconsin’s Alex Rigsby is 17-1-0 with a goals against average of 1.38 and 0.946 SAV%.
Among independents Sacred Heart is 1-9-0; while Lindenwood forward Allison Wickenheiser has six goals and 11 assists in 17 games; and Sacred Heart’s Alexis Schutt is 1-7-0 with a 6.32 GAa, and 0.881 SAV%.
The Games To Come
Play began with one game on Wednesday as Vika Mykolenko scored twice and lent a helping hand on three more; Emilie Dolan had two goals and one assist; Katelyn Landry found the back of the net once and lent a helping hand on two more; Brittany Moorehead and Jacquie Pierri added a goal and assist each; and Alena Polenska and Kaitlyn Keon adde singles as Brown slammed the door 10-0 on Sacred Heart.
Jillian Dempsey scored twice while assisting on one more; Lyndsey Fry added a goal and assist; and Kalley Armstrong and Elizabeth Parker scored once each for Harvard; while Ashley Cottrell added Providence’s goal in the Crimson’s 5-1 win on Thursday.
The Friday-Saturday conference series will see Robert Morris host Syracuse in a CHA series; while Bemidji State hosts Wisconsin; St. Cloud State is at home to Minnesota State; and Princeton welcomes ECAC foes Quinnipiac for the first of a home and home series that will end in Hamden on Saturday
The non-conference series features Mercyhurst at Boston College; Union at home to Maine; and Sacred Heart and Wesleyan take to the ice in Fairfield; with the second half of the home and home series being played in Middletown on Saturday.
The Saturday-Sunday series has Niagara hosting Clarkson in non-conference play; while North Dakota welcomes Minnesota-Duluth, and Ohio State is in St. Paul-Minneapolis to face the Gophers.
On Friday New Hampshire and Harvard faceoff in Cambridge.
There is one game on Sunday that will see New Hampshire at home to Dartmouth.