Women’s Weekly, February 17th, 2012

Robert Morris Sweeps CHA Awards

Robert Morris forward Thea Imbrogno, goalie Kristin DiCiocco, and forward Rebecca Vint are the CHA player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending February 12th.

Imbrogno and Vint added two goals and one assist each; while DiCiocco made 15 saves as the Colonials opened up the weekend with a 6-1 win over Niagara. In the 2-2 overtime tie on Sunday Imbrogno added a goal and assist; while Vint lent a helping hand on two more, and DiCiocco made 22 saves. Imbrogno was the second star on Friday; and Vint the first; while Imbrogno was the first on Saturday and Vint the second.

Cornell Sweeps ECAC Awards

Cornell teammates forwards Brianne Jenner and Jillian Saulnier and goalie Lauren Slebodnick are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week.

Jenner added a goal and assist; while Saulnier added one helper; and Slebodnick made 19 saves as Cornell began the week with a 5-1 win over Cornell on Tuesday. Jenner had two helpers, Saulnier one, and Slebodnick made 23 saves and was the third star of the game as the Big Red cruised to a 5-0 win over Brown on Friday. Jenner had two goals, two assists, Saulnier found the back of the net twice; and Slebodnick made eight saves as Cornell romped to a 6-1 win over Yale on Saturday. Jenner was the game’s first star.

Hockey East Honors Motherwell, Coyne, and Schelling

Boston College forward Ashely Motherwell and Northeastern forward Kendall Coyne and goalie Florence Schelling are the Hockey East player, rookie, and goalie of the week.

Motherwell added two goals as the Eagles doubled Harvard 4-2 on Tuesday. She added another goal, two assists, and the second star of the game award as Boston College blanked Connecticut 5-0 onSaturday and finished the week with two helpers as the team cruised to a 6-2 win and series sweep of the Huskies on Sunday.

Coyne added a goal and assist; and Schelling made 43 saves as Northeastern began the week with a 4-3 win over Boston University on Tuesday. Coyne scored once; and Schelling made 35 saves and was the second star of the game as the Huskies shutout Maine 4-0 on Saturday. Coyne found the back of the net once; and Schelling made 18 saves and was the third star of the game on Sunday in the 3-1 win over the Black Bears and series sweep.

Knight, Schleper, Tomcikova, and Ramsey Receive WCHA Awards

Wisconsin forward Hilary Knight, Minnesota defenseman Anne Schleper, Bemidji State netminder Zuzana Tomcikova, and Minnesota forward Rachel Ramsey are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.

Knight began the week with one goal as Wisconsin skated to a 5-0 win over St. Cloud State on Friday. She ended it with a goal and five assists as the Badgers completed the sweep with a 6-2 win on Saturday. Knight was the game’s first star on Saturday.

Schleper added a goal and assist; and Ramsey lent a hand on a pair as Minnesota skated to a 5-0 win over Ohio State on Friday. Schleper added two assist and Ramsey one as the team completed the sweep with a 7-4 win on Saturday.

Tomcikova made 25 saves and was the game’s third star as the Beavers were shutout 1-0 by Minnesota-Duluth on Friday. She made 20 more and was the second star of the game as the Beavers gained a split with a 2-0 win on Saturday.

Wisconsin Is Number One In Polls

The University of Wisconsin is the number one team in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls.

They took 18 of the 19 first place votes in the first poll and 14 of the 15 in the second.

Cornell and Minnesota remained second and third in both polls.

Boston College moved up two places to fourth in both polls.

Mercyhurst dropped back one place to fifth in the first poll; and North Dakota dropped back one to fifth in the second.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women’s College Hockey Poll – #1 (first-place votes in parentheses)
1 University of Wisconsin, 189 (18)
2 University of Minnesota, 168 (1)
3 Cornell University, 156
4 Boston College, 115
5 Mercyhurst College, 104
6 University of North Dakota, 95
7 Northeastern University, 85
8 Harvard University, 52
9 University of Minnesota Duluth, 27
10 Boston University, 23

Others receiving votes: St. Lawrence University, 13; Bemidji State University, 8; Clarkson University, 6; Dartmouth College, 4.

USCHO.com DI Poll
1 Wisconsin (14)
2 Minnesota (1)
3 Cornell
4 Boston College
5 North Dakota
6 Mercyhurst
7 Northeastern
8 Harvard
9 Boston University
10 St. Lawrence

Others receiving votes: Minnesota-Duluth 13, Clarkson 8, Bemidji State 2, Dartmouth 2.

The Games This Week

On Friday Christine Bestland scored twice; and Bailey Bram, Jess Jones, Jill Szandzik, and Molly Byrne added singles as Mercyhurst skated to a 6-2 win over Syracuse. Margot Scharfe and Brittney Krebs scored the Orange markers. Kelley Steadman, Shelby Bram, and Bestland scored for the Lakers in the 3-1 win on Friday with Holly Carrie-Mattimoe adding the Orange goal.

On Friday Robert Morris skated to a 6-1 win over Niagara in Erie. Thea Imbrogno and Rebecca Vint scored twice each; and Jamie Joslin and Kelsey Thomas added singles for Robert Morris; while Niagara’s goal came from Kalli Funk. In Niagara on Sunday the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie as Imbrogno and Courtney Langston scored for the Colonials; while Jenna Hendrikx and Kathleen Bortuzzo added the Purple Eagles’ goals.

In Hockey East action in the first game of their home and home series Boston College skated into Storrs and came away with a 5-0 shutout of Connecticut as Taylor Wasylk scored twice; and Emily Field, Alex Carpenter, and Ashley Motherwell added singles for the Eagles on Saturday. In Boston on Sunday Taylor Wasylk scored twice; and Field, Carpenter, Kate Leary, and Danielle Welch scored singles as the Eagles romped to a 6-2 win on Sunday. Sami Evelyn and Maggie Walsh scored for the Huskies.

Boston University got goals from Jenn Wakefield and Isabel Menard who had two each; and Louise Warren, Shannon Mahoney, Jill Cardella, and Taylor Holze all added singles for the Terriers as they doubled Vermont 8-4. Chelsea Rapin, Kellie Dineen, Erin Wente, and Krystal Baumann added the Catamounts’ markers on Saturday. Wakefield added two; and Mahoney and Tara Watchorn scored for the Terriers; while Emily Walsh scored for Vermont in Boston University’s 4-1 win on Sunday.

On Saturday Dani Rylan, Maggie DiMasi, Kendall Coyne, and Casey Pickett scored for Northeastern as the Huskies shutout Maine 4-0. Northeastern swept the series with a 3-1 win on Sunday as Coyne, DiMasi, and Colleen Murphy scored for the Huskies; while the Black Bears’ goal came from Brittany Dougherty.

Kate Bacon, Rebecca Morse, and Laura Veharanta scored for Providence; and Arielle O’Neill added the New Hampshire goal as the Friars defeated the Wildcats 3-1 on Saturday. Allison Micheletti, Jessica Vella, Corinne Buie, and Veharanta scored for the Friars; while New Hampshire’s goals came from Kristina Lavoie as the Friars doubled the Wildcats 4-2 on Sunday.

Minnesota-Duluth only needed one goal, and it came from Jenna McParland to defeat Bemidji State 1-0 on Friday. The Beavers came back with a shutout of their own on Saturday as Emily Erickson and Tess Dusik scored the goals en route to a 2-0 blanking of the Bulldogs.

Rachael Bona, Bethany Brausen, Anne Schleper, Jen Schoullis, and Megan Bozek scored for Minnesota in the Gophers’ 5-0 shutout of Ohio State on Friday. Sarah Davis scored twice; and Bona, Bozek, Schoullis, Amanda Kessel, and Sarah Erickson added singles as the Gophers completed the sweep with a 7-4 win on Saturday. Ally Tarr and Natalie Spooner added the Buckeyes’ goals with two each.

Josefine Jakobsen and Jocelyne Lamoureux added a pair each; while Michelle Karvinen, Candace Molle, and Monique Weber added singles each as North Dakota romped to a 7-1 win over Minnesota State on Friday. The teams skated to a 3-3 overtime tie on Saturday as the Fighting Sioux got goals from Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, and Karvinen; while the Mavericks’s markers came from Emmi Leinonen, Lauren Smith, and Lauren Zust.

Carolyne Prévost, Brianna Decker, Hilary Knight, Blayre Turnbull, and Brooke Ammerman all scored for Wisconsin as the Badgers blanked the St. Cloud State Huskies 5-0 on Friday. Brittany Ammerman, Prévost, Knight, Stefanie McKeough, Katy Josephs, and Brooke Ammerman added the Badgers’ goals as the team skated to a 6-2 win and series sweep on Saturday. Alex Nelson and Brittany Toor scored for the Huskies.

There were two series in Independent action this past weekend.

On Friday Lindenwood got three goals from Alison Wickenheiser; while Samantha Redick, Kendra Broad, and Jordyn Constance added singles; while Saint Michael’s goals came from Melissa Coughlin, Fernanda Saavedra, Casey Yelton, Shannon Rice, and Madelena Santore as Lindenwood edged Saint Michael’s 6-5.

Sacred Heard and Oswego split their series this weekend. Sacred Heart got goals from Tara Kent, Alex Davis, and Briana Connelly in their 3-2 win on Friday. Jocelyn St. Clair and Carly Henderson added the Oswego goals. On Saturday Melissa Seamont and Olivia Boersen added Oswego’s goals in the 2-0 shutout on Saturday.
In ECAC action on Friday Colgate and Yale skated to a 1-1 overtime tie as Melissa Kueber scored for the Raiders; while the Bulldogs’ goal came from Jackie Raines. Brittany Styner and Kali Gillanders scored for Clarkson; while Brianna Leahy added the Princeton marker as the Golden Knights edged the Tigers 2-1. Erin Barley-Maloney and Rebecca Johnson scored twice each; while Laura Fortino added a single as Cornell blanked Brown 5-0. Jenna Hobeika scored twice; and Moira Scanlon added one as Dartmouth shutout Union 3-0. Marissa Gedman scored twice; and Samantha Reber and Lyndsey Fry added a single each; while Laura Guillemette and Taylor Horton scored for Rensselaer as the Crimson doubled the Engineers 4-2. Karell Émard, Kelly Sabatine, Rylee Smith, and Alley Bero scored for St. Lawrence; and Breann Frykas scored twice; while Regan Boulton added one for Quinnipiac as the Saints nipped the Bobcats 4-3.

On Saturday Sarah Robson added a pair; while Jessica Hoyle added a single as Brown nipped Colgate 3-2. Melissa Kueber and Brittany Phillips scored for the Raiders. Juana Baribeau, Jamie Lee Rattray, and Brittany Styner scored for Clarkson; while Erica Uden Johansson and Kate Wheeler scored for Quinnipiac as the Golden Knights edged the Bobcats 3-2. Cornell got goals from Saulnier, Johnson, and Brianne Jenner who had two each in the Big Red’s 6-1 win over Yale. Jackie Raines scored the lone Bulldogs’ marker. Taylor Mahoney, Toni Sanders, Taylor Horton, and Eleeza Cox scored for Rensselaer; while Dartmouth got goals from Camille Dumais and Karlee Odland as the Engineers doubled the Big Green 4-2. Fry scored the lone goal of the game as Harvard blanked Union 1-0. The game between St. Lawrence and Princeton also ended in a 1-0 score as Jessica Hon gave the Saints the victory.

The Leaders

Mercyhurst is 21-6-2 to lead the CHA standings; while Mercyhurst forward Bailey Bram leads all scorers with 25 goals and 37 assists in 27 games played. Between the pipes Robert Morris netminder Kristen DiCiocco is 145-8-3 with a 1.87 GAA, and 0.927 SAV%.

Cornell is the best team in the ECAC at 24-3-0; while Cornell forward Johnson tops all scorers with22 goals and 24 assists in the 25 games that she has skated in. In the nets based on goals against average her teammate Laruen Slebodnick is 14-1-0 with a 1.35 GAA and 0.928 SAV% to lead all goalies.

Northeastern tops the Hockey East standings at 21-6-3. Among skaters Wakefield is the top scorer with 23 goals and 23 assists in 30 games; and Northeastern’s Florence Schelling is 19-5-3 with a goals against average of 1.50 and 0.947 SAV%.

Wisconsin sports a 28-2-2 record to lead the WCHA standings; and North Dakota forward Jocelyne Lamoureux has 77 points from 31 goals and 46 assists to lead all point getters. In the nets Wisconsin’s Alexis Rigsby is 28-2-2 with a goals against average of 1.40 and 0.951 SAV%.

Sacred Heart is 9-15-1 to lead the Independent standings; while Lindenwood forward Wickenheiser has found the back of the net 19 times while lending a helping hand on 17 more in the 29 games that she has skated in. Sacred Heart’s Alexis Schutt is 9-13-1 with a 3.87 GAA and 0.909 SAV% to lead all goalies.

The Games To Come

There is only one series in CHA action this weekend as Niagara hosts Syracuse.

The final weekend of regular season play in Hockey East action will see Maine at home to New Hampshire; and Boston University will be in Storrs to face Connecticut on Friday with the Terriers hosting the Huskies on Saturday.

Boston College hosts Vermont on Friday; while Providence is in Boston on Saturday to fce Northeastern.
The final weekend in regular season play in the WCHA will also get underway on Friday as St. Cloud State is at home to Bemidji State; Ohio State makes their way to Madison to face Wisconsin; Minnesota hosts North Dakota; and Minnesota State makes their way to Duluth to take on the Bulldogs on Friday and Saturday.
The ECAC will also play their final weekend regular season games this weekend.

On Friday Harvard is at home to Brown; Cornell hosts Clarkson; Rensselaer is in Princeton; Colgate welcomes St. Lawrence; Quinnipiac is at home to Union; and Dartmouth and Yale take to the ice in Hanover.

On Saturday Dartmouth welcomes Brown; Clarkson is in Hamilton to face Colgate; Rensselaer and Dartmouth faceoff in Hamden; Cornell welcomes St. Lawrence; Union is at Princeton; and Harvard hosts Yale.

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