Women’s Weekly: February 28th, 2013

Mercyhurst Sweeps CHA Awards

Rearguard Valia Higson, goalie Stephanie Ciampa, and forward Jenna Dingeldein are the College Hockey America player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending February 24th.

Higosn had three assists and was the first star of the game; Dingeldein scored once, lent a helping hand on two more, and was the game’s second star; and Ciampa made 20 saves and was the third star as Mercyhurst skated to a 4-1 win over RIT on Friday.

Higson and Dingeldein added one more helper each; while Ciampa made 18 saves as the Lakers completed the sweep with a 5-2 win on Saturday.

ECAC Honors Uden Johansson, Rando, and Howe

Quinnipiac forward Erica Uden-Johansson, Colgate goalie Ashlynne Rando, and Clarkson goalie Erica Howe are the ECAC player, goalie, and rookie of the week.

Uden-Johansson had a goal and assist as Quinnipiac shutout Yale 4-0 on Friday and duplicated that feat in another 4-0 shutout of Brown on Saturday.

Rando made 21 saves as Colgate edged Union 2-1 on Friday and added 19 more in the 2- win over Rensselaer on Saturday.

Howe made 21 saves in the 3-1 win over Dartmouth on Friday and stopped 39 more in the 3-1 win over Harvard on Saturday.

Hockey East Honors Kohanchuck, Lefort, Desjardins, and Douville

Boston University teammates Jenelle Kohanchuck and Sarah Lefort are the Hockey East player and rookie of the week; while Northeastern goalie Chloe Desjardins and Vermont netminder Roxanne Douville are the co-defensive players of the week.

Kohanchuck and Lefort had two goals and one assist each with Lefort getting the second star of the game honors as Boston University skated to a 7-5 win over Connecticut on Saturday. Lefort duplicated her feat on Sunday and was the first star of the game; while Kohanchuk added another goal, two assists, and was the second star of the game as BU finished the regular season with a 4-2 win and series sweep of the Huskies.

Desjardins made 25 saves as the Huskies dumped Providence College 5-1 on Saturday and tacked on 36 more as Northeastern swept the series with a 4-3 win on Sunday.

Douville made 53 saves and was the first star of the game on Saturday as Vermont skated to a 1-1 overtime tie with Boston College.

Lacquette, Rigsby, and Leveille Are WCHA’s Best

University of Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Brigette Lacquette, Wisconsin netminder Alex Rigsby, and Minnesota netminder Amadna Leveille are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie of the week.

Brigette Lacquette had her team’s lone goal in the 4-1 loss to North Dakota on Friday and finished with a pair of assists as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie on Saturday.

Rigsby made 15 saves as the Badgers skated to a 2-0 win over Bemidji State on Friday and tacked on 29 more in 3-1 win and series sweep on Saturday.

Leveille made 29 saves and was the third star of the game as the Gophers shutout St. Cloud State 2-0 on Friday.

Minnesota Tops Both Polls

The University of Minnesota top both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls this week. They received all 19 first place votes in the first poll and all 15 in the second.

Cornell, Boston College, Boston University, and Clarkson rounded out the top five.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll
1 Minnesota 190 (19)
2 Cornell
3 Boston College
4 Boston University
5 Clarkson
6 Harvard
7 Wisconsin
8 North Dakota
9 Mercyhurst
10 Northeastern
Others receiving votes: Minnesota Duluth, 2; Quinnipiac, 1

USCHO.com Poll
1 Minnesota (15)
2 Cornell
3 Boston College
4 Boston University
5 Clarkson
6 Wisconsin
7 Harvard
8 North Dakota
9 Mercyhurst
10 Northeastern

GTA Centre Becomes Official Sponsor Of 2013 CWHL Awards Night

The Canadian Women’s Hockey League is pleased to announce that the GTA Centre, the City of Markham’s future multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex, will be the official sponsor of the 2013 CWHL Awards Night.

The special event is taking place Wednesday, March 20 at the Hilton Toronto-Markham Suites Conference Centre and Spa to honour CWHL players and their performances throughout the 2012-13 season, and to help kick off the 2013 Clarkson Cup, which runs March 20-23 at the Markham Civic Centre. The Clarkson Cup is awarded annually to the team that wins the CWHL championship and is considered widely to be the Stanley Cup of women’s hockey.

“We are very proud to sponsor the 2013 CWHL Awards Night and recognize the incredible role models that compete within the Canadian Women’s Hockey League,” said W. Graeme Roustan, Chairman and CEO of GTA Sports and Entertainment. “Not only are they talented athletes, but also truly inspiring individuals, and we’re committed to supporting the league and helping it become the place to play for the top women’s hockey players in the world.”
“Graeme Roustan has long been a strong supporter of the female game, and an important partner for our league, so we’re absolutely thrilled to have him work with us again as the official sponsor of the 2013 CWHL Awards Night,” Canadian Women’s Hockey League Commissioner Brenda Andress said. “He sincerely cares about our vision of giving elite level women’s hockey players a place to pursue their goals, while inspiring young fans and players to pursue their own dreams, both on and off the ice, and we can’t thank Graeme enough for his ongoing generosity toward our league.”

In addition to welcoming all players competing at the 2013 Clarkson Cup, the awards night will feature Canada’s National Women’s Team alumna Cheryl Pounder as emcee and former senior advisor to the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment board of directors Brian Burke as guest speaker. Pounder is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time world champion, while Burke is a long-time professional hockey executive, most recently spending the past four seasons as general manager and president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Canada’s National Women’s Team alumnae and women’s hockey pioneers Jennifer Botterill, Thérèse Brisson and Becky Kellar will also be attending the annual awards night as CWHL special guests.

The 2013 CWHL Awards Night will recognize the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s regular season-winning team, coach of the year, most valuable player, goaltender of the year, rookie of the year and defenceman of the year. In addition, the Angela James Trophy, named after one of the first women to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, will recognize the player who recorded the most points during the 2012-13 season. Finally, the CWHL will introduce the brand new Humanitarian Award at the 2013 CWHL Awards Night.

Courtesy CWHL

The Games This Week

Lyndsey Fry scored twice; while Kaitlin Spurling, Mary Parker, and Hillary Crowe added singles as Harvard skated to a 5-2 win over Brown on Tuesday. Jessica Hoyle and Laurie Jolin added the Bears’ markers.

In the Hockey East conference game Alex Carpenter scored three times for Boston College; while Dana Trivigno and Emily Field added singles as the Eagles skated to a 5-2 win over Providence. Beth Hanrahan and Nicole Anderson scored for the Friars.

There was one game in Hockey East action on Wednesday.

Jenelle Kohanchuk added a pair; while Rebecca Russo, Isabel Menard, Shannon Doyle, and Dakota Woodworth added one each as Boston University blanked New Hampshire 6-0.

Mercyhurst swept their two game series with RIT this past weekend.

Christine Bestland added a pair; while Jenna Dingeldein and Emily Janiga added singles as the Lakers won 4-1 on Friday. Tenecia Hiller added the lone Engineers’ marker. Jenna Hendrikx, Christie Cicero, Stephanie DeSutter, Gina Buquet, and Kelsey Welch all scored in the 5-2 win on Saturday. Hillier and Marissa Maugeri had the RIT goals.
Robert Morris also won their series with Penn State.

Cobina Delaney, Katelyn Scott, Rebecca Vint, and Dayna Newsom all scored for the Colonials in the 4-1 win on Friday; while Emily Laurenzi added the lone Nittany Lions’ goal. Newsom, Vint, Delaney, and Kylie St. Louis scored for Robert Morris in the 4-2 win on Saturday; while Shannon Yoxheimer and Taylor Gross scored for Penn State.

In ECAC action on Friday Taylor Volpe and Jenna Klynstra scored for Colgate; while Courtney Turner added the lone Union goal.

Jamie Lee Rattray, Carly Mercer, and Olivia Howe scored for Clarkson in their 3-1 win over Dartmouth. Laura Stacey added the lone Big Green marker.

Lauriane Rougeau, Alyssa Gagliardi, Emily Fulton, and Hayleigh Cudmore scored for Cornell in their 4-1 win over Rensselaer. Mari Mankey added the lone Engineers’ marker.

Olivia Mucha and Alena Polenska scored for Brown; while Molly Contini added the lone Princeton marker as the Bears edged the Tigers 2-1.

Erica Uden Johansson, Brittany Lyons, Nicole Brown, and Regan Boulton scored for Quinnipiac in their 4-0 rout of Yale.

Kelly Sabatine and Kayla Raniwsky scored for St. Lawrence; while Kaitlin Spurling and Hillary Crowe did the same for Harvard as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie.

On Saturday Brittany Phillips scored twice for Colgate in their 2-1 win over Rensselaer. Jordan Smelker got the lone Engineers’ marker.

Rattray, Vanessa Gagnon, and Carly Mercer scored for Clarkson in their 3-1 win over Harvard. Miye D’Oench added the lone Crimson goal.

Laura Fortino added a pair; while Olivia Cook and Lauriane Rougeau added singles as Cornell shut out Union 4-0.
Natalie Wedell, Lynn Kennedy, Tara Tomimoto, and Alyssa Zupon scored for Yale; while Mucha and Brianna Leahy added the Princeton goals as the Bulldogs doubled the Tigers 4-2.

Uden Johansson, Nicole Connery, Shelby Wignall, and Breann Frykas scored for Quinnipiac in their 4-0 shutout of Brown.

Karlee Odland and Sasha Nanji scored twice each; while Laura Stacey, Reagan Fischer, and Morgan Illikainen added singles as Dartmouth blasted St. Lawrence 7-2. Sabatine and Amanda Boulier scored for the Saints.

In Hockey East action on Saturday and Sunday Maine and New Hampshire skated to a 2-2 overtime tie. Chloe Tinkler and Brittany Dougherty scored for Maine; while Alexis Crossley and Hannah Armstrong did the same for the Wildcats. Sara Carlson and Nicole Gifford scored for the Wildcats; while Brianne Kilgour added the Black Bears’ goal as New Hampshire nipped Maine 2-1 on Sunday.

Carpenter scored for Boston College; and Emily Walsh did the same for Vermont as the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie. Melissa Bizzari had two; while Haley Skarupa and Ashley Motherwell added singles as Boston College completed the sweep with a 4-0 win on Sunday.

In the first of a home and home series between Boston University and Connecticut on Saturday Jenelle Kohanchuk and Sarah Lefort added a pair each for the Terriers; while Isabel Menard, Shannon Doyle, and Kayla Tutino added singles in the 7-5 win in Boston. Brittany Berisoff, Kayla Campero, Rachel Farrel, Stephanie Raithby, and Michela Cava added the Huskies’s markers. Lefort had two; while Kohanchuk and Louise Warren had singles as the Terriers completed the series with a 4-2 win in Connecticut on Sunday. Brittany Berisoff and Kayla Campero added the Huskies’ markers.

In another home and home series Northeastern skated into Providence and came away with a 5-1 win thanks to goals from Casey Pickett who had a pair; while Paige Savage, Kelly Wallace, and Rachael Llanes had singles. Victoria Virtue had the lone Friars’ goal. In Boston on Sunday Savage, Llanes, Lucie Povova, and Siena Falino scored for Northeastern; while Providence got goals from Haley Frade, Nicole Anderson, and Corinne Buie as the Huskies nipped the Friars 4-3.

In WCHA action on Friday and Saturday Hokey Langan, Minttu Tuominen, Taylor Kuehl, and Ally Tarr scored for Ohio State; while Lauren Smith added the lone Minnesota State goal as the Buckeyes skated to a 4-1 win over the Mavericks. The teams skated to a 3-3 overtime tie on Saturday as Tarr scored twice; and Melani Moylan added a single for the Buckeyes; and Smith, Tracy McCann, and Melani Moylan added the Mavericks’ goals.

Maryanne Menefee and Rachel Ramsey scored for Minnesota in their 2-0 win over St. Cloud State on Friday. Becky Kortum, Milica McMillen, and Hannah Brandt scored as the Gophers swept the series with a 3-0 win on Saturday.
The Lamoureux twins, Michelle Karvinen, and Meghan Dufault had a goal each as North Dakota skated to a 4-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth on Friday. Brigette Lacquette had the lone Bulldogs’ marker. The teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie on Saturday as Karvinen and Sam LaShomb scored for North Dakota; while Jamie Kenyon and Katherine Wilson did the same for the Bulldogs.

Molly Doner and Brianna Decker scored for Wisconsin in their 2-0 win over Bemidji State on Friday; while Decker, Kelly Jaminski, and Katy Josephs added the Badgers’ goals in the 3-1 win and series sweep on Saturday. Emily Erickson added the lone Beavers’ marker.

In the Canadian Women’s Hockey League Jenn Schoulis and Hilary Knight scored for Boston; while Mallory Deluce added the lone goal for Toronto as the Blades nipped the Furries 2-1 on Saturday. Knight, Kate Buesser, Cherie Hendrickson, and Kelley Steadman scored for Boston; while Jenn Wakefield added the lone Toronto goal as the Blades swept the series with a 4-1 win on Sunday.

Tara French and Jayna Hefford scored for Brampton in their 2-0 shutout of Team Alberta on Saturday. T. Hanson and Tara Watchorn scored for Alberta in regulation; while Hefford added both Brampton goals as Alberta needed a shootout to get past Brampton 3-2. Meaghan Mikkelson and Watchorn scored in the shootout.

The Leaders

Boston leads the CHL standings with their 15-4-1 record and 31 points.

Montreal forward Meghan Agosta-Marciano leads all scorers with 13 goals and 23 assists in 18 games played; while Boston netminder Genevieve Lacasse leads all goalies with her 11-1-0-0-1 record, 1.39 GAA, and 0.918 SAV%.

Mercyhurst tops all CHA teams as they are 26-6-1; while Bestland tops all scorers with 26 goals and 40 assists in 33 games played. Lakers goalie Stephanie Ciampa is 17-1-0 with a 1.40 GAA, and 0.935 SAV% to top all netminders.

With their 23-5-1 record Cornell tops the ECAC standings. Among skaters Cornell forward Brianne Jenner has found the back of the net 28 times while lending a helping hand on 27 more in the 27 games that she has skated in. Harvard netminder Laura Bellamy is 11-1-1 with a goals against average of 0.92, and a 0.950 SAV% to lead all goalies.

Boston College has a 25-5-3 record to top the Hockey East standings; while Eagles’ forward Alex Carpenter has found the back of the net 31 times while lending a helping hand on 36 more in the 33 games that she has skated in to lead all skaters; and her teammate Corrine Boyles (20-3-1, 1.81 GAA, 0.926 SAV%) leads all goalies.

Minnesota is 34-0-0 to top the WCHA standings. Kessel leads all point getters with 93 points (40G, 53A); and teammate Noora Raty is tops among goalies with her 31-0-0 record, 1.000 GAA, and 0.953 SAV%.

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