Agosta, Pattenden, and Imbrogno Receive CHA Honors
Mercyhurst teammates forward Meghan Agosta and goalie Hilary Pattenden along with Robert Morris forward Thea Imbrogno are College Hockey America’s player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending February 7th.
Agosta scored three times, assisted on one more, and was the first star of the game; while Pattenden made 12 saves as Mercyhurst skated to a 6-2 win over Wayne State on Friday night. Agosta added three assists and was the second star of the game; and Pattenden made 19 saves and was the game’s third star as the Lakers took the series with a 3-1 win on Saturday.
Imbrogno added one assist in the Colonials’ 3-1 loss to Niagara on Friday and finished the weekend with a goal and assist as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie on Saturday. She was the first star of that contest.
Ciotti and Vigilanti Are ECAC’s Best
Yale University forward Jenna Ciotti is both the ECAC player and rookie of the week; while Quinnipiac’s Victoria Vigilanti is the goalie of the week.
Ciotti added the game winning goal 1:01 into the first period for Yale as they blanked Brown 4-0 on Tuesday. On Friday she added three goals and one assist with her first goal 2:16 into the second being the game winner as Yale shutout Union 5-0; and she finished the week with the game tying goal 4:52 into the third in Saturday’s 2-2 tie with Rensselaer.
Vigilanti made 35 saves on Friday as Quinnipiac was outshot 35-29 in their 4-0 win over Dartmouth and followed that up with 41 more as Quinnipiac was nipped 3-2 by Harvard on Saturday.
Hockey East Honors Welch, Gross, and Herman
Boston College forward Danielle Welch, Connecticut forward Taylor Gross, and New Hampshire goalie Kayley Herman are the Hockey East player, rookie, and defensive player of the week.
Welch scored the game winner 1:28 into overtime as the Eagles nipped Connecticut 3-2 on Friday and added three goals and one assist with her third goal 8:14 into the third being the game winner as Boston College doubled Providence 4-2 on Saturday. She was the first star of both games.
Gross scored the game tying goal 5:08 into the third as Connecticut skated to a 2-2 overtime tie with Northeastern on Saturday.
Herman made 52 saves and was the game’s first star as New Hampshire was outshot 54-16 in their 4-2 win over Boston University on Thursday and added 32 more in the 3-1 loss to Boston University on Saturday.
WCHA Honors Kessel, Fridfinnson, Lamoureux-Kolls, and Kenyon
Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel, Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Laura Fridfinnson, North Dakota rearguard Monique Lamoureaux-Kolls, and Minnesota-Duluth forward Jamie Kenyon are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.
Kessel scoed twice and assisted on two more in the Gophers’ 8-0 win over St. Cloud State on Friday and added another goal and two assists in the 4-1 win and series sweep on Saturday She was the first star of both games.
This is Fridfinnsson’s second week winning the defensive player of the week award; and this week she shares it with Lamoureaux-Kolls. Fridfinnson scored once while assisting on three more and was the second star of the game; while Kenyon added a goal and assist and was the game’s third star on Friday as the Bulldogs skated to a 7-0 blowout of Minnesota State. Fridfinnson added another goal and assist; while Kenyon lent a helping hand on two more as the team completed the sweep of the Mavericks with a 3-0 win on Saturday. Kenyon was the second star of that contest. Lamoureux-Kolls added two goals and two assists as North Dakota needed overtime to get past Ohio State 4-3 on Friday night and capped the weekend off by adding two assists as the Fighting Sioux nipped the Buckeyes 3-2 to complete the series sweep on Saturday.
Agosta, Pattenden, and Bestland Earn CHA Monthly Honors
Mercyhurst forwards Agosta and Christine Bestland and Pattenden are College Hockey America’s player, rookie, and goalie of the month for January.
Mercyhurst went 9-2-0 during that time frame. Agosta scored nine times and added 27 assists; while Bestland added a team high 10 goals and nine assists; and Pattenden went 8-2-0 with a 1.73 GAA and a SAV% of .920.
Poulin, Lacasse, and Vakos Receive Hockey East Awards for January
Boston University forward Marie-Philip Poulin, Providence netminder Genevieve Lacasse, and Connecticut forward Alexandrea Vakos are the Hockey East player, goalie, and rookie of the month for January.
Poulin scored seven times while assisting on eight more team a team leading 15 points; while Lacasse went 3-0-0 with a 1.34 GAA and a .959 SAV%; and Vakos found the back of the net on three occasions while lending a helping hand on three more.
Wisconsin Tops Polls
Wisconsin is once again the top team in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls. They received 13 first place votes in the first poll and 12 in the latter.
Cornell is second in both polls getting the final six first place votes in the first poll and the final three in the second. Boston University remains third in both polls; while Minnesota and Mercyhurst do the switch in the first poll with the Gophers moving from fifth to fourth and the Lakers dropping from fourth to fifth; while the Gophers remained fourth and the Lakers remained at fifth on the second poll.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll – #18 (first-place votes in parentheses)
1 University of Wisconsin, 184 (13)
2 Cornell University, 177 (6)
3 Boston University, 137
4 University of Minnesota, 134
5 Mercyhurst College, 124
6 University of Minnesota Duluth, 92
7 Boston College, 79
8 University of North Dakota, 61
9 Providence College, 20
10 Harvard University, 17
Others receiving votes: Quinnipiac University, 10; Dartmouth College, 7; Northeastern University, 3.
USCHO.com DI Poll: February 7, 2011
1 Wisconsin (12)
2 Cornell (3)
3 Boston University
7 Boston College
8 North Dakota
Others Receiving Votes: Quinnipiac 9, Dartmouth 4, Bemidji State 2
The Games This Week
Jackie Raines added two goals and one assist, Bray Ketchum scored once and assisted on one more, and Jenna Ciotti added a single as Yale began the week on Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Brown in ECAC action.
In Thursday’s Hockey East action, Kristine Horn scored once and assisted on one more; and Sarah Campbell, Arielle O’Neill, and Maggie Hunt each added a tally for New Hampshire; while Jenelle Kohanchuk and Jillian Kirchner added the Boston University markers in the Wildcats’ 4-2 win.
In Friday’s CHA action game one of the series between Niagara and Robert Morris ended in a 3-1 victory for the Purple Eagles thanks to goals from Jenna Hendrikx, Jessica Hitchcock, and Dayna Newsom; while Kristen Richards added the lone Colonials’ marker. Hendrixx added another goal; while Kaleigh Chippy also added a single for Niagara, and Sara O’Malley and Thea Imbrogno added the Colonials’ goals as the teams skated to a 2-2 tie. Agosta had a hat trick, and Jesse Scanzano, Vicki Bendus, and Bailey Bram each had a goal to lead Mercyhurst to a 6-2 win over Wayne State on Friday. Jaclyn Stapleton and Lauren Coxon added the Warriors’ markers. On Saturday it was Scanzano’s turn to score three times; while Alyssa Baldin added Wayne State’s goal in the Lakers’ 3-1 win.
In ECAC action on Friday Taylor Horton, Alisa Harrison, and Jordan Smelker all had a goal and assist each; while Sydney O’Keefe added a single for Rensselaer; and Erica Kromm and Alena Polenska scored once and found the back of the net once each for Brown as the Wildcats doubled the Bears, 4-2.
Karell Émard, Bailey Habscheid, Kayla Sullivan, and Michelle Ng scored for St. Lawrence; while Rachel Walsh and Brittany Phillips added the Colgate markers in the Saints’ 4-2 win. Clarkson and Cornell skated to a 3-3 overtime tie as Catherine White added a pair, and Chelsea Karpenko a single and two assists for the Big Red; while Jamie-Lee Rattray with a goal and assist and Brittant Styner with a single scored for Clarkson. Denna Laing added a goal and assist, while Corey Stearns and Charissa Stadnyk found the net once each for Princeton as they edged Harvard 3-2. The Crimson tallies came off the sticks of Liza Ryabkina and Alisa Baumgartner. Kelly Babstock scored twice, and Felica Vieweg and Kate Wheeler scored once as Quinnipiac blanked Dartmouth, 4-0.
Ciotti added the hat trick, and Lauren Davis and Heather Grant found the back of the net once each as Yale blanked Union, 5-0.
On Saturday, Lauren Hoffman, Jeannie Sabourin, and Ashley Johnston each found the back of the net for Union; while Victoria Smith and Alena Polenska did the same for Brown in the Dutchwomen’s 3-2 victory.
There were two ECAC games that ended in 2-2 overtime ties as Jocelyn Simpson and Jessica Hootz found the twine for Colgate, and Styner and Carly Mercer scored for Clarkson. Meanwhile Ciotti and Heather Grant lit the lamp post for Yale; while O’Keefe and Toni Sanders added Rensselaer’s goals.
Lauriane Rougeau and Laura Fortino scored for Cornell; while Mel Desrochers answered the call for St. Lawrence in the Big Red’s 2-1 win. Jenna Hobeika scored twice; and Kelly Foley, Reagan Fischer, Amanda Trunzo, Jessica Gagner, and Alyssa Boehm each had a goal as Dartmouth shut the door, 7-0, on Princeton. Kalley Armstrong with two goals and Josephine Pucci with one led the way for Harvard; while Babstock and Amanda Colin did the deed for Quinnipiac as the Crimson edged the Bobcats, 3-2.
The lone Hockey East game on Friday saw Mary Restuccia and Kelli Stack record a goal and two assists, while Welch scored the game winner in overtime as Boston College edged Connecticut, 3-2. Brittany Murphy and Jocelyn Slattery each had a goal in UConn’s losing effort
On Saturday Jenn Wakefield, Louise Warren, and Kasey Boucher added Boston University’s goals; while Nicole Gifford scored for New Hampshire in the Terriers’ 3-1 victory. Chelsea Rapin scored the game winner 6:05 into the third as Vermont edged Maine, 1-0.
On Sunday Kristi Kehoe and Dani Rylan scored for Northeastern; while Stephanie Raithby and Taylor Gross found the back of the net for Connecticut as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie; while Danielle Welch and Laura Veharanta were woman scoring machines for their teams as Welch scored all four of Boston College’s goals and Veharanta both of Providence’s as the Eagles doubled the Friars, 4-2.
In the Wisconsin-Bemidji State series on Friday night Brooke Ammerman and Brittany Haverstock scored two goals apiece; Meghan Duggan found the back of the net once and lent a helping hand on two more; and Brittany Ammerman and Hilary Knight added a goal and assist each in the Badgers’ 7-1 win. Abby Williams scored the lone Beavers’ marker. Carolyne Prévost, Mallory Deluce, and Knight added the Badger goals on Saturday; while Erin Cody and Marlee Wheelhouse added the Beaver goals in the Badgers’ 3-2 win and series sweep.
Laura Fridfinnson scored once and lent a helping hand on a hat trick of others; Elin Holmlov had a goal and two assists; Audrey Cournoyer, Jamie Kenyon, and Brienna Gillanders added a goal and assist each; and Jessica Wong scored once as Minnesota-Duluth blanked Minnesota State, 7-0. In the series sweep on Saturday Dana Gallop, Cournoyer, and Fridfinnson all scored once each in the 3-0 shutout win.
It was quite the night for the Lamoureux twins in North Dakota’s 4-3 win over Ohio State on Friday as Monique scored twice and added two assists, and Jocelyne once and assisted on two more; while Alyssa Wiebe chipped in one goal for the Fighting Sioux. Laura McIntosh scored once and lent a helping hand on one more, and Kelly Wild and Shannon Reilly had singles for the Buckeyes. On Saturday night it was Sara Dagenais ‘s, Stephanie Roy ‘s, and Jordan Slavin ‘s time to shine as they added the Fighting Sioux goals; while Paige Semenza Kim Theut replied for Ohio State in the 3-2 win.
Kessel scored twice and added two helpers; Sarah Erickson had a goal and two assists; Becky Kortum, Sarah Davis, Jen Schoullis, and Kelly Terry scored once and helped out on one more each; and Mira Jalosuo added a single as Minnesota shut the door on St. Cloud State 8-0 on Friday. Kessel, Schoullis, Kortum, and Ashley Stenerson added the Gophers’ goals; while Molli Mott scored for the Huskies in the 4-1 Minnesota win and series sweep on Saturday.
Mercyhurst leads the CHA standings with their 13-0-0 record; while their 24-5-0 record puts them first overall. Agosta leads all CHA scorers with 30 goals and 42 assists in 28 games; while her teammate Pattenden leads all goalies with her 22-5-0 record to go along with her 2.05 GAA and .923 SAV%.
Cornell leads the ECAC standings as they are 17-0-1 in the conference and 23-1-1 overall. Babstock leads all point getters with 25 goals and 22 helpers in the 29 games. Among backstoppers Cornell’s Lauren Slebodnick is 8-0-0 with a 0.61 GAA and a .968 SAV%.
Boston University leads the Hockey East standings with their 12-2-3 record; while they are 22-3-3 to lead overall. Stack (29G, 17A, 26 GP) leads all Hockey East scorers; while Boston University’s Kerrin Sperry is 16-0-2 with a 1.32 GAA and a SAV% of .939 to lead all goalies.
Wisconsin is the top team in the WCHA standings with their 20-2-2-2 record; while they are 26-2-1 to lead overall. Duggan (25G, 35A, 30 GP) leads all WCHA point getters; while Minnesota’s Noora Raty is 19-5-2 with a 1.45 GAA and 0.951 SAV% to lead all netminders.
The Games To Come
The Beanpot Tournament gets underway in Chestnutt Hill with two games on Tuesday as Northeastern takes on Harvard; and Boston University faces Boston College. The other game is a non-conference matchup as Quinnipiac is at home to New Hampshire.
Two College Hockey America series will be played on Friday and Saturday as Syracuse is at home to Mercyhurst; and Robert Morris makes their way to Detroit to face Wayne State.
In ECAC action on Friday Clarkson welcomes Harvard; Dartmouth is in Canton to face St. Lawrence; Cornell is at home to Brown; Rensselaer makes their way to Hamden to take on Quinnipiac; Princeton hosts Union; and Yale is in Hamilton to face Colgate.
On Saturday St. Lawrence is at home to Harvard; Clarkson hosts Dartmouth; Colgate welcomes Brown; Princton hosts Rensselaer; Quinnipiac hosts Union; and Cornell and Yale take to the ice in Ithaca.
In Hockey East action Maine is in Chestnut Hill to face Boston College; while Vermont hosts New Hampshire on Friday and Saturday. The other Friday-Saturday series is a home and home affair in Boston as Boston University hosts Northeastern on Friday; with game two being played at Northeastern’s rink on Saturday. The Saturday-Sunday contests is also a home and home affair as Providence hosts Connecticut on Saturday with the scene switching to Rentschler Field in Hartford for game two on Sunday.
In WCHA action on Friday and Saturday Minnesota hosts Bemidji State; Ohio State welcomes Minnesota-Duluth; and St. Cloud State and Minnesota State take to the ice in St. Cloud. The Friday-Sunday series has Wisconsin at home to North Dakota.