Jones, Billadeau, and Hensley Are CHA’s Best
Mercyhurst forward Lauren Jones, Syracuse goalie Katie Billadeau, and and Lindenwood goalie Nicole Hensley are College Hockey America’s player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending February 10th.
Jones began the week with one assist as Mercyhurst lost 4-2 to Robert Morris. She added the hat trick and the first star of the game award in the 9-1 win over the Colonials on Saturday.
Billadeau made 27 saves and was the game’s first star as Syracuse skated to a 2-1 win over RIT on Friday and added 18 more in the 2-1 win over the Engineers on Saturday.
Hensley stopped 35 shots that were sent her way in the 3-1 win over Penn State on Friday and chipped in another 25 more as the teams skated to a 3-3 overtime tie on Saturday.
ECAC Honors Babstock, Ambrose, and Vigilanti
Quinnipiac teammates forward Kelly Babstock and goalie Victoria Vigilanti and Clarkson forward Erin Ambrose are the ECAC player, goalie, and rookie of the week.
Babstock scored twice, lent a helping hand on one more, and was the second star of the game; while Vigilanti made 32 saves and was the first star as Quinnipiac skated to a 4-1 win over Cornell on Friday. Babstock added two more goals and was the first star of the game; and Vigilanti made 21 saves and was the second star of the game as the Bobcats defeated Colgate 4-1 on Sunday.
Ambrose scored once as the Golden Knights skated to a 3-1 win over Rensselaer on Friday and chipped in another goal in the 3-2 win over Union on Saturday.
Coyne, Colang, Boyles, and Desjardins Are Hockey East’s Best
Northeastern forward Kendall Coyne is the Hockey East player of the week; while Vermont rearguard Dayna Colang is the top rookie and Boston College goalie Corrine Boyles and Northeastern netminder Chloe Desjardins are the co-defensive players of the week.
Coyne had the hat trick and one assist; while Desjardins made 38 saves as Northeastern skated to a 4-1 win over Boston University on Tuesday.
Colang got one goal, one assist, and was the third star of the game Saturday as Vermont lost 4-3 to Maine. She added another goal, assist, and was the second star of the game Sunday as the Catamounts turned the tables with a 4-1 win over the Black Bears.
Boyles made 40 saves as the Eagles nipped Harvard 2-1 in the Beanpot tournament on Tuesday.
Lamoureux, Bozek, and Menefee Are WCHA’s Best
North Dakota forward Jocleyne Lamoureux and Minnesota teammates defenseman Megan Bozek and Maryanne Menefee are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.
Lamoureux had one assist as North Dakota began their weekend with a 4-3 win over Bemidji State on Friday and added six more helpers and was the game’s first star in the 7-0 win and series sweep on Saturday.
Bozek had a goal and assist as the Gophers skated to a 5-2 win over Ohio State on Friday; and added another goal, while Menefee had a goal and two assists in the 5-3 win and series sweep on Saturday.
Minnesota Tops Both Polls
The University of Minnesota was the unanimous choice for the top spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls this week.
The Gophers received all 19 first place votes in the first poll and all 15 in the latter.
Boston College and Boston University were second and third in both polls; while Cornell and Harvard rounded out the top five at fourth and fifth respectively.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll
1. Minnesota (19)
2. Boston College
3. Boston University
7 North Dakota
1 Minnesota (15)
2 Boston College
3 Boston University
8 North Dakota
Others receiving votes: Minnesota-Duluth 9, Quinnipiac 2.
The Games This Week
On Tuesday the Beanpot Tournament got underway as Kendall Coyne had the hat trick; while Casey Pickett scored a single as Northeastern skated to a 4-1 win over Boston University. Jordan Juron added the lone Terriers’ marker.
In the other game Taylor Wasylk and Dana Trivigno scored for Boston College; while Mary Parker added the lone Harvard goal as the Eagles nipped the Crimson 2-1.
There were three series in CHA action this past weekend.
Lindenwood took three of four points against Penn State starting with a 3-1 win on Friday and a 3-3 overtime tie on Saturday. Chelsea Witwicke, Alyssa West, and Caitlyn Post scored for Lindenwood on Friday; while Emily Laurenzi scored the Nittany Loins’ goal. Alison Wickenheiser, Allysson Arcibal, and Lyndsay Kirkham scored the Lindenwood goals on Saturday; while Shannon Yoxheimer, Jill Holdcroft, and Birdie Shaw did the same for Penn State.
Robert Morris and Mercyhurst split their series. The Colonials began with a 4-2 win on Friday thanks to goals from Thea Imbrogno, Kristen Richards, Brandi Pollock, and Katie Fergus; while Christine Bestland and Jenna Dingeldein scored for the Lakers. Lauren Jones had the hat trick; while Bestland had a pair; and Jenna Hendrikx, Stephanie DeSutter, Emily Janiga, and Gina Buquet added singles as the Lakers routed Robert Morris with a 9-1 win on Saturday. Imbrogno added the lone Robert Morris marker.
Syracuse swept their series with RIT with two 2-1 victories. The Orange got goals from Akane Hosoyamada and Nicole Renault; while Tenecia Hiller did the same for the on Friday; while Hosoyamada and Margot Scharfe got the Orange goals on Saturday. Kourtney Kunichika added the lone RIT marker.
In ECAC action on Friday Kelly Babstock had a pair; while Brittany Lyons and Erica Uden Johansson had singles as Quinnipiac skated to a 4-1 win over Cornell. Brianne Jenner had the lone Big Red goal.
Reagan Fischer and Laura Stacey scored for Dartmouth in their 2-0 shutout of Brown.
Miriam Drubel, Rachel Walsh, Megan Wickens, Taylor Craig, Brittany Phillips, and Jocelyn Simpson scored for Colgate in their 6-1 triumph over Princeton. Kelly Cooke added the lone Tigers’ marker.
Vanessa Gagnon, Erin Ambrose, and Danielle Skirrow added the Clarkson goals as the Golden Knights skated to a 3-1 win over Rensselaer. Lauren Wash had the lone goal for the Engineers.
Dayle Wilkinson, Rylee Smith, and Jacqueline Wand scored for St. Lawrence; while Rhianna Kurio added the lone Union goal as the Saints got past the Dutchwomen 3-1.
On Saturday Clarkson got goals from Gagnon, Ambrose, and Skirrow in their 3-2 win over Union. Jessica Kaminsky and Kelly McGrath added the Dutchwomen markers.
Jessica Campbell, Erin Barley-Maloney, and Jenner scored for Cornell as the Big Red skated to a 4-1 win over Princeton. Cristin Shanahan scored for the Tigers.
Kelly Sabatine scored for St. Lawrence; while Alexa Gruschow did the same for Rensselaer as the Saint and the Engineers skated to a 1-1 overtime tie.
In Sunday’s lone game Babstock had a pair; while Felica Vieweg and Nicole Kosta had singles as Quinnipiac skated to a 4-1 win over Colgate. Brittany Phillips did the same for the Raiders.
There was only one series in Hockey East action this past weekend as Vermont hosted Maine and gained a series split. Brianne Kilgour had a pair; and Audra Richards and Brooklyn Langlois added singles as Maine edged Vermont 4-3 on Friday with Colang, Sarah Campbell, and Emily Walsh scoring for the Catamounts. The Catamounts got goals from Colang, Brittany Zuback, Kellie Dineen, and Emily Walsh in their 4-1 win on Saturday. Hailey Browne scored for the Black Bears.
There were four series in WCHA action over the weekend.
Wisconsin got goals from Karley Sylvester, Saige Pacholok, Brianna Decker, Brianna Decker, Courtney Burke, and Alev Kelter in their 6-0 shutout of St. Cloud State on Friday. Sylvester, Rachel Jones, Decker, Jordan Brickner and Madison Packer in their 5-1 win and series sweep on Saturday. Alex Nelson scored the lone goal for the Huskies.
Bethany Brausen had two goals; while Bozek, Rachael Bona, and Amanda Kessel had singles as Minnesota opened their series with Ohio State with a 5-2 win on Friday. Hokey Langan and Danielle Gagne added the lone Buckeyes’ markers. Kessel had a couple of goals; while Bozek, Meghan Lorence, and Menefee had singles in the 5-3 Gophers’ win on Saturday. Tina Hollowell and Kari Schmitt scored for OSU.
North Dakota swept their series with Bemidji State on Friday and Saturday. Allison Parizek, Becca Kohler, Meghan Dufault, and Shannon Kaiser scored for North Dakota; while Jenessa Philipczyk, Natasha Kostenko, and Emily Erickson added the Bemidji State goals in the 4-3 win on Friday. Monique Lamoureux scored twice; while Michelle Karvinen, Megan Gilbert, Kohler, Dufault, and Layla Marvin added the North Dakota goals in the 7-0 shutout on Saturday.
In the Saturday-Sunday series Minnesota State edged Minnesota-Duluth 2-1. Lauren Smith and Kelsie Scott scored for the Mavericks; while Jenna McParland added the Bulldogs’ goal. Brienna Gillanders had a pair; while Pernilla Winberg and Jessica Wong added singles as the Bulldgos rebounded with a 4-2 win on Sunday. Smith and Kathleen Rogan scored for the Mavericks.
There was one series played in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League on the weekend. The Montreal Stars beat Team Alberta 9-1 on Sunday as Caroline Ouellette, Haley Irwin, Ann-Sophie Bettez, and Noemie Marin had a a pair of goals each; and Emmanuelle Blais had a single. Jenna Cunningham had the lone Alberta goal. In the game on Monday night that was supposed to be played on Saturday but was cancelled due to a storm in Alberta the Stars completed the sweep with a 5-2 win. Marin, Irwin, Catherine Ward, Bettez, and Meghan Agosta-Marciano had singles for the Stars; while Olivia Sutter and Laura Dostaler had the Alberta goals.
Boston leads the CHL standings with their 13-4-1 record and 27 points.
Agosta-Marciano leads all scorers with 12 goals and 23 assists in 16 games played; while Boston netminder Genevieve Lacasse leads all goalies with her 10-1-0-0-1 record, 1.42 GAA, and 0.0.915 SAV%.
Mercyhurst tops all CHA teams as they are 22-5-1; while Bestland tops all scorers with 23 goals and 38 assists in 29 games played. Lakers goalie Stephanie Ciampa is 13-1-0 with a 1.24 GAA, and 0.929 SAV% to top all netminders.
With their 23-7-0 record Clarkson tops the ECAC standings. Among skaters Jenner has found the back of the net 28 times while lending a helping hand on 25 more in the 23 games that she has skated in. Harvard netminder Laura Bellamy is 10-1-1 with a goals against average of 0.79, and a 0.958 SAV% to lead all goalies.
Boston College has a 21-5-2 record to top the Hockey East standings; while Eagles’ forward Alex Carpenter has found the back of the net 23 times while lending a helping hand on 31 more in the 28 games that she has skated in to lead all skaters; and her teammate Corrine Boyles (17-3-0, 1.98 GAA, 0.921 SAV%) leads all goalies.
Minnesota is 30-0-0 to top the WCHA standings. Kessel leads all point getters with 89 points (40G, 49A); and teammate Noora Raty is tops among goalies with her 28-0-0 record, 1.03 GAA, and 0.952 SAV%.