Women’s Weekly: February 24th, 2012

Szandzik, Pattenden, Grenier, and Vint Are CHA’s Best

Mercyhurst teammates defenseman Jill Szandzik, goalie Hilary Pattenden, and forward Kristine Grenier; and Robert Morris forward Rebecca Vint are the CHA player, goalie and co-rookie players of the week for the week ending February 19th.

Szandzik scored twice; and Pattenden made 25 saves as the Lakers shutout Robert Morris 3-0 on Friday.

Jill Szandzik added one assist; Grenier lent a helping hand on two; Pattenden made 32 saves; and and Vint added a goal and assist as the teams skated to a 4-4 overtime tie on Saturday.

Weber, Babstock, and Kosta Are ECAC’s Best

Princeton goalie Rachel Weber and Quinnipiac teammates forwards Kelly Babstock and Nicole Kosta are the ECAC goalie, player, and rookie of the week.

Weber made 22 saves as Princeton skated to a 2-1 win over Rensselaer on Friday and followed that up with 15 more in the team’s 3-0 shutout of Union on Saturday.

Babstock found the back of the net twice and lent a helping hand on one more; whike Kosta added a goal and two assists as the Bobcats romped to a 6-2 win over Union on Friday. Babstock was the game’s first star and Kosta the second.

Babstock added the hat trick and Kosta two assists as the team completed the weekend with a 5-1 win over Rensselaer on Saturday. They were once again the first and second stars of the game respectively.

Schelling, Carpenter, Douville, and Lacasse are Hockey East Winners

Northeastern netminder Florence Schelling, Boston College forward Alex Carpenter, Providence netminder Genevieve Lacasse, and Vermont goalie Roxanne Douville are the Hockey East player, rookie, and co-defensive players of the week.

Schelling made 38 saves and was the second star of the game; while Lacasse made 42 and was the first star as Northeastern and Providence skated to a scoreless overtime tie on Friday. Schelling made 29 saves and was the second star of the game; while Lacasse made 24 saves as Northeastern edged Providence 2-1 on Sunday.

Douville made 61 saves and was the second star of the game as Boston College blanked Vermont 2-0 on Friday. Carpenter found the back of the net twice, lent a helping hand on one more, and was the game’s second star as the Eagles blanked Vermont 4-0 on Saturday. Douville made 52 saves in that game for the Catamounts.

WCHA Honors Ammerman, Irwin, Vichorek, and Jakobsen

Wisconsin forward Brooke Ammerman, Minnesota-Duluth forward Haley Irwin, Bemidji defenseman Montana Vichorek, and North Dakota forward Josefine Jakobsen are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.

Ammerman added a goal and three assists as the Badges skated to a 7-1 win over Ohio State on Friday. She had another goal and assist as the team split the series with a 4-2 win on Saturday.

Irwin scored once and lent a helping hand on two more as the Bulldogs skated to a 4-1 win over Minnesota State on Friday and added another goal and assist as the team completed the sweep with a 7-1 win on Saturday.

Vichorek had a goal and four assists as the Beavers swept their series with St. Cloud State with a 6-1 win on Saturday.

Jakobsen added a goal as North Dakota nipped Minnesota 2-1 on Friday and found the back of the net once more as the team split the series with a 5-2 loss on Saturday.

Wisconsin Tops Polls

The University of Wisconsin tops both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls this week.

The Badgers received 18 of 19 first place votes in the first poll and 12 of 15 in the second.
Minnesota finished second in both polls receiving the final first place vote in the first poll and another one in the second poll. Cornell finished third and received the final two first place votes in the USCHO.com poll.
Boston College remained at fourth in both polls; while Mercyhurst stayed at fifth in the first poll and North Dakota fifth in the second.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 2011-12 Women’s College Hockey Poll – #20 (first-place votes in parentheses)
1 University of Wisconsin, 189 (18)
2 University of Minnesota, 165 (1)
3 Cornell University, 158
4 Boston College, 121
5 Mercyhurst College, 93
6 University of North Dakota, 92
7 Northeastern University, 82
8 Harvard University, 60
9 Boston University, 35
10 University of Minnesota Duluth, 22

Others receiving votes: St. Lawrence University, 15; Clarkson University, 10; Bemidji State University, 3.

USCHO.com DI Poll
February 20, 2012
1 Wisconsin (12)
2 Minnesota (1)
3 Cornell (2)
4 Boston College
5 North Dakota
6 Mercyhurst
7 Northeastern
8 Harvard
9 Boston University
10 St. Lawrence

Others receiving votes: Minnesota-Duluth 11, Clarkson 6, Bemidji State 2.

The Games This Week

The second last weekend of regular season action in College Hockey America play began on Friday, as Jill Szandzik added two goals and Kelley Steadman a single as Mercyhurst welcomed Robert Morris with a 3-0 win in Erie.

The following night in Pittsburgh, the teams skated to a 4-4 tie as Steadman had two goals and Szandzik and Bailey Bram had singles for Mercyhurst. Cobina Delaney, Thea Imbrogno, Rebecca Vint and Dana Newsom scored for the Colonials.

In the final weekend of regular season play in Hockey East action Boston College swept Vermont as Ashley Motherwell and Danielle Welch scored the game’s only goals in the 2-0 win on Friday. Alex Carpenter scored twice and Emily Field and Kate Leary added goals in the 4-0 shutout on Saturday.

In the home and home series between Providence and Northeastern on Friday the teams skated to a scoreless overtime tie in Providence; while Casey Pickett and Brittany Esposito scored for the Huskies; and Ashley Cottrell netted the Friars’ goal in Northeastern’s 2-1 win in Boston on Sunday.

In the home and home series between Boston University and Connecticut on Saturday in Connecticut Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice; and Isabel Menard had a single for BU; while Emily Snodgrass and Kayla Campero scored for Connecticut in the Eagles’ 3-2 win. The Eagles completed the sweep at home on Sunday with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Tara Watchorn and Louise Warren; while the Huskies’ lone goal came from Kelly Horan.

Maine got goals from Kayla Kaluzny, Dawn Sullivan, Missy Denk, and Danielle Ward as the Black Bears nipped New Hampshire 4-3 on Saturday. The Wildcats got goals from Kristina Lavoie with two and Kayla Mork with a single. The Black Bears swept the series with a 2-1 win on Sunday thanks to goals from Kelly McDonald and Melissa Gagnon; while Lavoie added another goal for New Hampshire.

In the final weekend of WCHA action Bemidji State swept their series with St. Cloud State. The Beavers got goals from Lauren Williams, Sadie Lundquist, and Kimberly Lieder; while Molli Mott and Jocelyn Zabrick found the back of the net for the Huskies. In the 6-1 win on Saturday the Beavers’ goals came off the sticks of Emily Erickson and Marlee Wheelhouse who had two each; and Montana Vichorek and Sadie Lundquist each had one.

In Wisconsin’s 7-1 win over Ohio State on Friday Carolyne Prévost and Brianna Decker had two goals each; while Brooke and Brittany Ammerman and Karley Sylvester had singles. Laura McIntosh had the lone Buckeyes’ marker. Ohio State split the series with a 4-2 win on Saturday thanks to goals from Hokey Langan who had two; and McIntosh and Kari Schmitt had one each. Prévost and Brooke Ammerman scored for the Badgers.

Josefine Jakobsen and Jocelyne Lamoureux scored for North Dakota; while Jen Schoullis added the lone Minnesota goal as the Fighting Sioux edged the Gophers 2-1 on Friday. The Gophers got goals from Sarah Erickson who scored twice; and Megan Bozek, Amanda Kessel, and Becky Kortum had singles in the 5-2 win on Saturday. Jocelyne Lamoureux and Jakobsen added the North Dakota markers.

In Minnesota-Duluth’s 4-1 win over Minnesota State on Friday Audrey Cournoyer scored twice; while Haley Irwin and Shara Jasper added singles for the Bulldogs. Kari Lundberg added the Mavericks’ lone marker. The Bulldogs completed the sweep with a 7-1 pounding on Saturday thanks to goals from Jamie Kenyon who scored twice; and Brienna Gillanders, Haley Irwin, Vanessa Thibault, Gina Dodge, and Jessica Wong; while Lauren Zrust scored for the Mavericks.

In ECAC action on Friday Harvard got two goals from Sarah Edney and singles from Lyndsey Fry, Jillian Dempsey, and Kaitlin Spurling; while Alena Polenska scored for Brown in the Crimson’s 5-1 win. Jillian Saulnier and Rebecca Johnston scored for Cornell; while Jamie Lee Rattray found the back of the net for Clarkson as the Big Red nipped the Golden Knights 2-1. Denna Laing and Sally Butler scored for Princeton; while Taylor Mahoney added the Rensselar marker in the Tigers’ 2-1 win. Karell Émard, Vanessa Emond, Amanda Boulier, Rylee Smith, Alley Bero, and Ellie Williams scored for St. Lawrence in their 6-0 shutout of Colgate. Kelly Babstock scored twice; and Erica Uden Johansson, Nicole Kosta, Kate Wheeler, and Amanda Colin added one each as Quinnipiac skated to a 6-2 win over Union. Emma Rambo and Stefanie Thomson added the Union markers. Dartmouth got three goals from Camille Dumais, two each from Reagan Fischer and Sasha Nanji, and singles from Erica Dobos, Moira Scanlon, and Sally Komarek in their 10-5 win over Yale. Danielle Moncion scored two of the Bulldogs’ goals; while Alyssa Zupon, Aleca Hughes, and Stephanie Mock added singles.

On Saturday Margaux Sharp and Jenna Hobeika scored for Dartmouth; while Laurie Jolin added the Brown goal as the Big Green nipped the Bears 2-1. Gabrielle Kosziwka scored the lone goal of the game as Clarkson shutout Colgate 1-0. Kelly Babstock scored three goals for Quinnipiac; while Breann Frykas and Bethany Dymarczyk got singles as the Bobcats skated to a 5-1 win over Rensselaer. Erin Barley-Maloney, Brianne Jenner, and Catherine White all had singles for Cornell in the Big Red’s 3-2 win over St. Lawrence. Emond and Jacqueline Wand scored the St. Lawrence goals. Butler, Denna Laing, and Ali Pankowski scored the goals for Princeton in their 3-0 blanking of Union. Fry was a one woman scoring machine for Harvard as she scored all four goals in their 4-0 shutout of Yale.

In independent action Sacred Heart split their series with Potsdam with the games ending in two 5-3 scores. Potsdam got two goals each from Breanna Roy and Jenn Crawford; while Caitlin Manahan in their 5-3 win on Friday. Nicole Palazzo scored twice; while Maura Leahy added a single for Sacred Heart. In Sacred Heart’s 5-3 win on Saturday Palazzo scored four times; while Jamie Mey added a single; and Izzy Fayerman, Roy, and Brittany Lucky scored for Potsdam.

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 Boston University’s Jenn Wakefield is the top scorer with 23 goals and 24 assists in 32 games; and Northeastern’s Florence Schelling is 20-5-4 with a goals against average of 1.43 and 0.950 SAV%.

Wisconsin sports a 29-3-2 record to lead the WCHA standings; and North Dakota forward Jocelyne Lamoureux has 79 points from 33 goals and 46 assists to lead all point getters. In the nets Wisconsin’s Alexis Rigsby is 29-3-2 with a goals against average of 1.42 and 0.950 SAV%.

Sacred Heart is 10-16-1 to lead the Independent standings; while Lindenwood forward Allison 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 3.80 GAA and 0.910 SAV% to lead all goalies.

Upcoming Games

The final weekend of regular season action in College Hockey American has Niagara at home to Syracuse on Friday and Saturday.

ECAC quarter finals get underway on Friday as Darmouth hosts St. Lawrence; Cornell welcomes Brown; Harvard is at home to Princeton; and Clarkson welcomes Quinnipiac. Game two of all series will be played on Saturday with the third if necessary on Sunday.

In Hockey East quarterfinal action Providence hosts Maine on Saturday while New Hampshire travels to Boston to face Boston University on Sunday.

In WCHA action the quarters will take place as North Dakota is at home to Bemidji State; Minnesota-Duluth welcomes Ohio State; St. Cloud State makes their way Minneapolis-St. Paul to face the Gophers; and Wisconsin and Minnesota State take to the ice at the Eagles’ nest in Verona. Game two of all series will take place on Saturday with the third if necessary on Sunday.



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