Agosta, Pattenden, and Imbrogno Earn CHA Honors
For the second consecutive week 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 14th.
Agosta added two assists; while Pattenden made 20 saves as Mercyhurst shutout Syracuse 4-0 on Friday night. Agosta scored once and added two helpers; while Pattenden made 15 saves as the Lakers took the series with a 4-2 win on Saturday.
Imbrogno scored once and assisted on one more Wayne State and Robert Morris skated to a 4-4 overtime tie on Friday and followed that up with one assist in Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Warriors.
Babstock and Holdcroft Are ECAC’s Best
Quinnipiac forward Kelly Babstock is the ECAC player and rookie of the week; while Dartmouth goalie Lindsay Holdcroft is the goalie of the week.
Babstock had two goals and three assists as Quinnipiac skated to a 5-1 win over Rensselaer on Friday and added two more in the 4-0 shutout of Union on Saturday.
Holdcroft made 38 saves on Friday as Dartmouth was outshot 40-26 in their 3-2 win over St. Lawrence on Friday and made 19 more as Dartmouth skated to a 3-1 win over Clarkson on Saturday.
Hockey East Honors Croussette, Raithby, and Lacasse
Maine forward Myriam Croussette, Connecticut forward Stephanie Raithby, and Providence netminder Genevieve Lacasse are the Hockey East player, rookie, and defensive players of the week.
Croussette scored twice, lent a helping hand on one more, and was the first star of the game in Maine’s 4-3 win over Boston College on Saturday.
Raithby scored once in the Huskies’ 2-1 loss to Providence on Saturday; while Lacasse made 30 saves for the Friars. Raithby tallied a couple of assists, while Lacasse made 20 saves for Providence as the Friars completed the sweep with a 4-3 win on Sunday.
Duggan, Larocque, and Mott Win WCHA Awards
Wisconsin forward Meghan Duggan, UMD rearguard Jocelyne Larocque, and St. Cloud State forward Molli Mott are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.
Duggan netted the hat trick in the Badgers’ 5-0 shutout of North Dakota on Friday and followed that up with two goals and one assist with her second goal of the game being the game winner 13:09 into the second in the Badgers’ 8-4 win on Sunday.
Larocque added two assists in UMD’s 5-2 win over Ohio State on Friday and tacked on a goal and lent a helping hand on three more with her first assist coming on Brienna Gillanders’ game winner 3:52 into the second as the Bulldogs completed the sweep with a 5-1 win on Saturday.
Mott registered the game winner 6:43 into the second period as the Huskies shutout Minnesota State 2-0 on Friday.
Davidson To Be Inducted Into Olympic Hall of Fame
On April 16th at the Casino New Brunswick in Moncton, former Team Canada Head Coach Melody Davidson will be inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.
Davidson was the head coach of the 2006 and 2010 gold medal winning teams in Torino and Vancouver and was the assistant coach in 2002 in Salt Lake City. Davidson coached Team Canada to four world championship gold medals and two silver medals. She is the only person ever to be named five straight years to the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity’s “Most Influential Women” list. Davidson is globally admired for her dedication to the women’s game, her core belief in values and her leadership.
For a press release on Davidson’s induction, visit the IIHF website.
Wisconsin Remains No. 1 In Polls
The University of Wisconsin remains the number one team in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls this week. They took 13 of the 19 first place votes in the first poll and 12 of 15 in the second. Cornell took second place in both polls taking the remaining first place votes in both.
In the first poll Minnesota moves up one spot to third; while Boston University drops from third to fourth; and Mercyhurst stays at fifth. In the second poll Minnesota moves from fourth to third; and Boston University drops from third to fourth; and Mercyhurst stays at fifth.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll – #19 (first-place votes in parentheses)
1 University of Wisconsin, 184 (13) 1 28-2-2 19
2 Cornell University, 177 (6) 2 25-1-1 19
3 University of Minnesota, 136 4 22-7-2 18
4 Boston University, 134 3 24-4-3 19
5 Mercyhurst College, 127 5 26-5-0 19
6 University of Minnesota Duluth, 95 6 18-7-3 19
7 Boston College, 74 7 19-6-5 19
8 University of North Dakota, 47 8 17-10-3 19
9 Providence College, 45 9 19-11-1 9
10 Dartmouth College, 15 NR 17-9-0 3
Others receiving votes: Quinnipiac University, 9; Harvard University, 2.
USCHO.com DI Poll: February 14, 2011
Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Wisconsin (12) 28-2-2 147 1
2 Cornell (3) 25-1-1 138 2
3 Minnesota 22-7-2 111 4
4 Boston University 24-4-3 107 3
5 Mercyhurst 26-5-0 93 5
6 Minnesota-Duluth 18-7-3 77 6
7 Boston College 19-6-5 58 7
8 North Dakota 17-10-3 35 8
9 Providence 19-11-1 31 9
10 Dartmouth 17-9-0 11 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 10, Quinnipiac 7
Beanpot Gets Underway
The Beanpot Tournament got underway on Tuesday in Chestnutt Hill, MA with two games. In game one, Marissa Gedman led the way for Harvard with a goal and assist; while Lori Antflick, Casey Pickett, and Rachel Llanes all each added a tally for Northeastern as the teams skated to a 3-3 overtime tie. In the other game Kelli Stack scored the game winner 5:36 into the third as Boston College edged Boston University, 2-1.
In other action on Tuesday Amanda Colin scored for Quinnipiac; while Courtney Birchard replied for New Hampshire as the teams skated to a 1-1 tie.
In the series between Mercyhurst and Syracuse on Friday and Saturday Jesse Scanzano led the way with two goals for the Lakers as they shutout the Orange 4-0 on Friday; while Meghan Agosta led the way with a goal and two assists in Saturday’s 4-2 win and series sweep.
Robert Morris and Wayne State skated to a 4-4 tie on Friday night as Thea Imbrogno led the way for the Colonials with a goal and assist; while Julie Ingratta scored twice for Wayne State. Courtney Langston added the game winner 8:29 into the second in Robert Morris’s 2-1 win on Saturday.
In Friday’s ECAC action, Jillian Dempsey scored twice for Harvard, and Jamie-Lee Rattray added a goal and assist for Clarkson as the teams skated to a 3-3 overtime tie; Moira Scanlon netted the game winner 16:37 into the third as Dartmouth nipped St. Lawrence, 3-2; Brianne Jenner got the hat trick plus two assists as Cornell blanked Brown, 8-0; Kelly Babstock had two goals and three helpers as Quinnipiac skated to a 5-1 win over Rensselaer; Denna Laing, Corey Stearns, and Sasha Sherry all scored for Princeton in their 3-1 win over Union; and Brittany Phillips scored the game’s lone goal as Colgate squeaked by Yale, 1-0.
On Saturday Dempsey scored the game winner 4:53 into overtime as Harvard nipped St. Lawrence, 3-2; Reagan Fischer found the back of the net once while assisting on two more as Dartmouth got past Clarkson 3-1; Phillips scored twice for Colgate in their 4-1 win over Brown; Sherry added the hat trick as Princeton doubled Rensselaer, 4-2; Brittany Lyons led Quinnipiac with a goal and two assists 4-0 shutout of Union; and Rebecca Johnston, Jenner, and Chelsea Karpenko led the way for Cornell with a goal and two assists each as the Big red clobbered Yale, 7-1.
In Hockey East action on Friday in the series between Boston College and Maine Jennie Gallo scored for the Black Bears; and Stack replied for the Eagles as the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie. On Saturday Myriam Croussette scored the game winner 14:24 into the third as Maine picked up three of four points with a 4-3 win.
Jul Sifers led the way for Vermont with two goals and one assist in their 4-2 win over New Hampshire on Friday; while Arielle O’Neill and Maggie Hunt had New Hampshire’s goals in the Wildcats’ 2-0 shutout win on Saturday.
Holly Lorms scored twice for Boston University on Friday as they edged Northeastern 4-3 at the Walter Brown Arena; while the back end of the home and home series at Matthews Arena on Saturday saw the Terriers complete the sweep with a 5-1 win thanks to Jenn Wakefield and Lorms leading the way with two goals each.
In game one of the home and home series between Providence and Connecticut on Saturday the Friars came away with a 2-1 overtime victory in Providence as Jessica Vella scored the game winner 3:02 into the extra session. The Friars completed the sweep with a 4-3 win as Laura Veharanta scored twice with her second of the game at th 17:39 mark of the second being the game winner.
In the series between Bemidji State and Minnesota on Friday Jen Schoullis added two goals and assisted on one more to lead the Gophers to a 4-1 win; while Noora Raty made 34 saves for Minnesota as they were outshot 34-30 in their 3-0 shutout win on Saturday.
In Columbus Elin Holmlov had two goals and one helper, and Laura Fridfinnson scored twice to lead Minnesota-Duluth to a 5-2 win over Ohio State on Friday; and Audrey Cournoyer’s goal and two assists led the way to a 5-1 Bulldgos’ win on Saturday.
Minnesota State and St. Cloud State split their weekend series in St. Cloud this past weekend as the Huskeis came away with a 2-1 shutout on Friday thanks to goals from Molli Mott and Alex Nelson. It was the Mavericks’ turn for a win on Saturday with Kathleen Rogan, Tracy McCann, and Lisa Edman scoring the goals in a 3-1 victory.
In game one of the Friday-Sunday series between Wisconsin and North Dakota the Badgers came away with a 5-0 shutout win on Friday as Meghan Duggan added the hat trick and Hilary Knight scored twice. Brianna Decker led the way with two goals and two assists as the Badgers doubled the Fighting Sioux, 8-4, on Sunday.
Mercyhurst leads the College Hockey America standings with their 15-0-0 record; while their 26-5-0 record puts them first overall. Agosta leads all CHA scorers with 31 goals and 46 assists in 30 games played; while her teammate Hilary Pattenden is 24-5-0 with a 1.97 GAA and a SAV% of .908.
Cornell leads the ECAC standings as they are 19-0-1 in the conference and 25-1-1 overall. Babstock leads all point getters with 55 points (29 G, 26 A) in the 32 games. Cornell’s Lauren Slebodnick leads all goaltenders with her 9-0-0 record to go along with a 0.64 GAA and a .965 SAV%.
Boston University leads the Hockey East conference standings with their 14-2-3 record; while they are 24-4-3 to lead overall. Stack (32G, 20A, 29 GP) leads all Hockey East scorers; while Boston University’s Kerrin Sperry is 18-1-2 with a 1.42 GAA and a .940 SAV% to lead all goalies.
Wisconsin is the top team in the WCHA standings with their 22-2-2-2 record; while they are 28-2-1 to lead overall. Duggan (30G, 36A, 32 GP) the WCHA in scoring; while Minnesota’s Noora Raty is 21-5-2 with a 1.38 GAA and a SAV% of .954 to lead all netminders.
The Games To Come
The Beanpot Tournament concludes in Chestnut Hill on Tuesday as Northeastern faces Boston University for third place; and Harvard takes on Boston College in the championship game.
The second last weekend of regular season play in College Hockey America action on Friday and Saturday will feature Syracuse at Robert Morris; and Niagara hosting Wayne State.
It is the final weekend of regular season play in the ECAC beginning with six games on Friday as Harvard is at home to Colgate; Clarkson makes their way to Troy to face Rensselaer; Dartmouth hosts Cornell; Princeton and Brown take to the ice in Providence; Yale welcomes Quinnipiac; and Union is at home to St. Lawrence.
Six more contests will be played on Saturday as Dartmouth hosts Colgate; Clarkson is at Union; Harvard and Cornell face off in Cambridge; Yale is at home to Princeton; Quinnipiac makes their way to Providence to take on Brown’ and Rensselaer hosts St. Lawrence.
In the final weekend of regular season play in Hockey East action Maine hosts Boston University on Friday and Saturday.
On Saturday Providence hosts Vermont for two games Saturday and Sunday; while two home and home series will see Boston College host New Hampshire on Saturday with the series concluding in Durham on Sunday; and Northeastern welcome Connecticut on Saturday with the back end of the series taking place in Boston on Sunday.