Women’s Weekly: Feb 23

Cockell, Bauer, and Imbrogno Earn CHA Honors

Syracuse defenseman Ashley Cockell, Niagara goalie Jenni Bauer, and Robert Morris forward Thea Imbrogno are College Hockey America’s player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending February 21st.

Cockell scored twice for Syracuse; while Imbrogno scored once for Robert Morris as Syracuse and Robert Morris skated to a 2-2 overtime tie on Friday. Imbrogno scored twice; while Cockell added an assist as the teams skated to another 2-2 overtime tie on Saturday. Cockell was the first star of the game on Friday; and Imbrogno was the first star on Saturday.

Bauer made 18 saves on Friday as Niagara shutout Wayne State 1-0 on Friday and added 32 morea nd was the second star of the game as Niagara doubled Wayne State 4-2 on Saturday.

ECAC Honors Trunzo and Holdcroft

Dartmouth teammates forward Amanda Trunzo and Lindsay Holdcroft are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week.

Trunzo added three assists; and Holdcroft made 33 saves as Dartmouth doubled Cornell 4-2 on Friday. Trunzo tallied one assist, while Holdcroft added 24 more saves as the Big Green nipped Colgate 4-3 on Saturday.

Gallo, Bizzari, and Garcia Receive Hockey East Awards

Maine forward Jennie Gallo, Boston College forward Melissa Bizzari, and Connecticut goalie Alexandra Garcia are the Hockey East player, rookie, and goalie of the week.

Gallo added one goal in Saturday’s 3-2 overtime win over Boston University on Saturday.

Bizzari scored twice for the Eagles in their 2-1 win over New Hampshire on Saturday. Garcia made 33 saves in Connecticut’s 4-2 win over Northeastern on Saturday and added 43 more in the 1-1 overtime tie on Sunday. She was the third star of that game.

Winberg, Bozek, and Packer Are WCHA’s Best

UMD forward Pernilla Winberg, Minnesota defenseman Megan Bozek, and Wisconsin forward Madison Packer are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.

Winberg began the weekend with four goals and one assist as Minnesota-Duluth blasted St. Cloud State 8-0 on Friday and added another goal and lent a helping hand on two more as the Bulldogs swept the Huskies with a 9-0 win on Saturday. She finished a plus-2 for the weekend.

Bozek scored once in the Gophers’ 5-3 win over North Dakota on Friday and added two more assists as the Fighting Sioux gained a series split with a 5-3 win of their own on Saturday.

Packer had the hat trick as Wisconsin completed the sweep of Minnesota State with a 9-1 win on Saturday and finished a plus-2 for the weekend.

Boston College Captures Beanpot

Boston College won the 2011 Beanpot Tournament on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over Harvard as Mary Restuccia had a goal and an assist, while Kelli Stack and Caitlin Walsh each added a goal of their own. Katharine Chute added the lone Harvard goal.

Boston University and Northeastern skated to a 3-3 tie in the third place contest. Dani Rylan, Katie MacSorley, and Sonia St. Martin scored for Northeastern; while Britt Hergesheimer and Jenn wakefield added a goal and assist each, and Holly Lorms added a single for Boston University.

Sweden, Slovakia and Switzerland Are European Champions

Sweden, Slovakia, and Switzerland are the champions of the Tjorn tournament, Slovakian tournament, and the Mountain Cup.

At the Euro Tournament in Tjorn, SWE on Friday Finland shutout Germany 4-0 as Karolina Rantamaki led the way with two goals, and Annina Rajahuhta and Michelle Karvinen added singles; while Sweden edged Russia, 2-1, as Lina Wester and Frida Nevalainen added singles with Tatiana Burina netting the lone Russian goal.

On Saturday Venla Hovi, Tanja Niskanen, Saara Tuominen, and Essi Hallvar scored for Finland in their 4-0 shutout of Russia; and Emma Nordin, Emma Elasson, Erika Holst, and Wester scored for Sweden in their 4-0 blanking of Germany.

Manuela Anwander had two goals; while Marie Delarbe and Julia Zorn had singles for Germany, and Olga Permyakova scored for Russia in the Germans’ 4-1 win; and Erika Grahm had two goals, while Holst and Wester each lit the lamp once in Sweden’s 4-0 win over Finland to end the tournament.

Final Standings
1. Sweden
2. Finland
3. Germany
4. Russia

In Prievidza, SVK on Thursday Denisa Kížová, Katerina Solnickova, and Lucie Manhartová had one goal each for the Czech Republic in their 3-0 shutout of France; while the host country got goals from Nicol Upková, Anna Džuráková, Zuzana Moravíková, Mária Gajdošová, Jana Kapustová, Janka Kulíková, Romana Vargová, and Petra Jurová; while Victoria Hummel scored for Austria in Slovakia’s 8-1 victory.

In the two games on Friday Simona Studentova added the hat trick; while Lucie Manhartová and Katerina Mrazova scored twice each; and Katerina Solnickova added another goal for the Czechs, and Katharina Hybler added the lone Austrian goal as the Czech Republic followed their former compatriots in Slovakia with an 8-1 win over Austria; and the Slovaks spotted France a 2-0 lead before coming back to score three goals of their own in their 3-2 win thanks to goals from Mária Herichová, Gabriela Žitanská, and Upková. Marion Allemoz and Doriane Gicquel scored the French goals.
On Saturday Amandine Cuasnet scored twice; and Emmanuelle Passard, Lara Escudero, and Gicquel added singles for France; while Esther Kantor scored both of the Austrian goals; and Slovakia defeated their former countrywomen the Czech Republic as Upková, Jurová, and Kapustová scored for the winners; while Tereza Vanisova added the Czech Republic marker.

Final Standings
1. Slovakia
2. Czech Republic
3. France
4. Austria

At the Mountain Cup tournament that started on February 10th in Romanshorn, SUI Phoebe Staenz, Darcia Leimgruber, and Kathrin Lehmann scored for Switzerland; while Sydnee Saracco and Brianne Mahoney scored for the Chicago Mission in the Swiss’ 3-2 win.

On Friday the 11th Andrea Schielderup and Henriette Sietbak scored twice each, and Silje Holos added another for Norway; while Hannah Bielawski scored for the Chicago Mission in Norway’s 5-1 win; while Sara Benz and Christine Meier had two goals each, and Darcia Leimgruber and Nicole Bullo had singles in Switzerland’s 6-2 win over Austria. Eva Schwarzler had both of the Austrian goals.

On February 12th Alexandra Svoboda and Mackenzie Martin scored for Chicag; and Schwarzler added the Austrian goal in the Mission’s 2-1 win; and Benz, Bullo, Anja Stiefel, and Kathrin Lehmann scored for Switzerland; while Brigitte Lersbryggen and Linebalik Oien added the Norwegian goals in the Swiss’ 4-2 win.

Ingvlid Farstad, Schielderup, Helene Martinsen, Madelen Haughansen, Hedda Gjerde, Fladeby Kanulte, and Rikke Tautra scored for Norway; and Janine Weber did the same for Austria in Norway’s 7-1 win; while Melanie Hafliger, Lehmann, and Meier scored for Switzerland, and Taylor Mahoney and Hannah Bielawski scored for the Chicago Mission in Switzerland’s 3-2 win.

Final Standings
1. Switzerland
2. Norway
3. Chicago Mission
4. Austria

Wisconsin Unanimously voted No. 1 in both polls

The University of Wisconsin is the top team in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls this week. They received all 15 first place votes in both polls.

Cornell remained in second place in both polls; while Mercyhurst moved up two spots to third; Boston University remained at fourth; and Minnesota dropped two spaces to fifth.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll – #20 (first-place votes in parentheses)
1 University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
2 Cornell University, 171
3 Mercyhurst College, 139
4 Boston University, 128
5 University of Minnesota, 118
6 University of Minnesota Duluth, 107
7 Boston College, 75
8 University of North Dakota, 57
9 Dartmouth College, 32
10 Providence College, 26
Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 2.

USCHO.com DI Poll: February 21, 2011
1 Wisconsin (15)
2 Cornell
3 Mercyhurst
3 Minnesota
5 Boston University
6 Minnesota-Duluth
7 Boston College
8 North Dakota
9 Dartmouth
10 Providence
Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 1

The Games This Week

In other games on Tuesday Aleca Hughes scored twice to lead Yale to a 4-2 win over Brown; and Vanessa Emond scored the game-winner 2:38 into overtime to give St. Lawrence a 2-1 win over Clarkson.

In the series between Niagara and Wayne State the Purple Eagles edged the Warriors 1-0 as Kathleen Bortuzzo scored the game winner 1:34 into overtime on Friday. Niagara completed the sweep with a 4-2 win on Saturday as Jessica Hitchcock led the way with two goals and one assist.

Ashley Cockell scored both goals for Syracuse; while Thea Imbrogno and Brianna Delaney scored the goals for Robert Morris as the teams skated to a 2-2 tie on Friday. Saturday’s game ended in another 2-2 overtime tie as Holly Carrie-Mattimoe scored twice for Syracuse; and Imbrogno did the same for Robert Morris.

In ECAC action on Friday Leanna Coskren had three points (two goals, one assist) as Harvard shutout Colgate, 7-0; Jamie-Lee Rattray scored the game winner 5:33 into the first as Clarkson edged Rensselaer, 2-1; Kelly Foley added two goals to lead Dartmouth to a 4-2 win over Cornell; Olivia Mucha’s two goals led Princeton to a 4-2 win over Brown; Ashley Dunbar’s goal at 14:18 of the third was the only goal of the game as Yale squeaked by Quinnipiac, 1-0; and Brooke Fernandez had two goals and two assists as St. Lawrence blanked Union, 4-0.

Jenna Hobeika had a goal and assist as Dartmouth nipped Colgate, 4-3; Juana Baribeau’s two goals led Clarkson to a 4-0 shutout of Union; Lauren Slebodnick made 35 saves as Cornell was outshot 38-29 in their 4-3 win over Harvard; Sally Butler tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in Princeton’s 4-1 win over Yale; Bethany Dymarcyzk led the way for Quinnipiac with a goal and two assists, and Laurie Jolin scored once and assisted on one more for Brown as the teams skated to a 3-3 tie; and Karell Émard’s goal at the 9:53 mark of the second stood up as the game-winner as St. Lawrence nipped Rensselaer, 2-1.

Wakefield scored both goals for Boston University as they blanked Maine 2-0 Friday night in Hockey East action. In Maine’s 4-3 overtime win on Saturday Dawn Sullivan and Brittany Dougherty each scored in regulation for the Black Bears; while Jennie Gallo scored the game winner 1:51 into overtime.

Kate Bacon led the way with a goal and assist for Providence in their 3-2 win over Vermont on Saturday. Jean O’Neill, Abby Gauthier, Ashley Cottrell, and Corinne Buie all added a goal and assist each as Providence completed the sweep with a 6-1 win on Sunday.

In the first game of the home and home series between New Hampshire and Boston College on Saturday night in Boston the teams skated to a scoreless overtime tie. Melissa Bizzari scored the game winner 12:59 into the third on Sunday as the Eagles won 2-1 in Durham.

Jocelyn Slattery found the twine once and lent a helping hand on one more to lead Connecticut to a 4-2 win over Northeastern in game one of their home and home series in Boston on Saturday. On Sunday the in Storrs the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie as Sami Evelyn scored for Connecticut, and Lori Antflick replied for Northeastern.

In WCHA action Erin Cody and Emily Erickson added a goal and assist each for Bemidji State in their 4-1 win over Ohio State on Friday; while Erickson scored for the Beavers, and Natalie Spooner had the OSU goal as the game ended in a 1-1 overtime tie on Saturday.

Amanda Kessel added two goals to lead Minnesota to a 5-3 win over North Dakota on Friday; while on Saturday night game ended in the same scored for the Fighting Sioux with Alyssa Wiebe leading the way with three points (one goal, two assists).

Pernilla Winberg scored half of Minnesota-Duluth’s goals and assisted on one more as the Bulldogs blasted St. Cloud State 8-0 on Friday; and Audrey Cournoyer had the hat trick as the Bulldogs completed the sweep with a 9-0 pounding on Saturday.

Brianna Decker scored three of Wisconsin’s four goals and helped out on one more as the Badgers shutout Minnesota State 4-0 on Friday. Hilary Knight led the way with three goals and two assists in Saturday’s 9-1 win and series sweep.

The Leaders

Mercyhurst leads the CHA 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; while her teammate Hilary Pattenden is 24-5-0 with a 1.97 GAA and a SAV% of .908.

Cornell won the ECAC regular season as they finished with a 20-1-1 record in the conference and 26-2-1 overall. Quinnipiac rookie forward Kelly Babstock won the regular season scoring race with 29 goals and 26 assists in 34 games; while her teammate Amanda Mazotta is the top goalie with her 13-1-0 record, 0.91 GAA, and .953 SAV%.

Boston University finished as the Hockey East conference champions at 15-3-3 record and 25-5-4 overall. Stack (33G, 20A, 32 GP) finished as the regular season scoring champion; while her teammate Molly Schaus (21-4-4, 1.42 GAA, .941 SAV%) finished as the top netminder.

Wisconsin is the regular season WCHA conference champion with their 24-2-2-2 record; while they also finished first with a 30-2-2 record overall. Wisconsin forward Meghan Duggan (32G, 41A, 34 GP) finished as the regular season scoring champion; while Wisconsin’s Alexis Rigsby finished the year with the best record at 20-1-2, Minnesota-Duluth’s Kim Martin had the best goals against average (1.42) and Minnesota’s Noora Raty the best save percentage (.947).

The Games To Come

The last week of regular season play wraps up in College Hockey America next Friday and Saturday as Syracuse hosts Niagara for two games on Friday and Saturday; and Mercyhurst welcomes Robert Morris on Friday.

ECAC quarterfinal action takes place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday if necessary as Dartmouth hosts Clarkson; Cornell welcomes Rensselaer; Princeton and Quinnipiac take to the ice in Princeton; and St. Lawrence and Harvard face off in Cambridge.

In Hockey East quarter final action on Saturday Connecticut hosts Northeastern; while Maine makes their way to Providence.

In WCHA first round action on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday if necessary Ohio State makes their way to Minneapolis-St. Paul to face the Gophers; Minnesota-Duluth welcomes Minnesota State; St. Cloud State makes their way to Madison to face Wisconsin; and North Dakota welcomes Bemidji State.

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