Women’s Weekly: 1/20

Wakefield, Poulin, and Garcia Are Hockey East’s Best

Boston University teammates forwards Jenn Wakefield and Marie-Philip Poulin and UConn netminder Alexandra Garcia are the Hockey East player, rookie, and defensive player of the week.

Wakefield scored twice, added two assists, and was the third star of the game; while Poulin found the twine once and tacked on two helpers as Boston University blanked Boston College 4-0 on Saturday; while they both had a goal and assist in BU’s 5-2 victory over Maine on Sunday. Garcia made 35 saves and was the first star of the game on Friday as Connecticut blanked Vermont 2-0 and added 21 more and was honored as the game’s second star in Saturday’s 1-0 win and series sweep.

Bram, Bauer, and Cicero Receive CHA Awards

Mercyhurst teammates forwards Bailey Bram and Christie Cicero and Niagara goalie Jenni Bauer are College Hockey America’s player, rookie, and goalie of the week for the week ending January 16th, 2011.

Bram added three assists; while Cicero scored once and assisted on one more as Mercyhurst blanked Brown 6-0 on Friday. Bram scored twice while assisting on four more; and Cicero added another goal and assist as the Lakers completed the sweep with a 12-0 thrashing on Saturday. Bauer made 27 saves and was the first star of the game as Niagara blanked Wayne State 3-0 on Friday and followed that up with 25 more in the Purple Eagles’ 2-1 win and series sweep on Saturday.

ECAC Honors Sabatine, Mercer, and Gallagher

St. Lawrence forward Kelly Sabatine; Clarkson forward Carly Mercer, and Union netminder Kate Gallagher are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week.

Sabatine added one assist as St. Lawrence went down 2-1 to Harvard on Friday and added two goals and one assist as the Saints doubled Dartmouth 4-2 on Saturday. Mercer scored once and lent a helping hand on one more as Clarkson edged Dartmouth 3-2 on Friday and found the back of the net once and assisted on another one as the Knights were edged 3-2 by Harvard on Saturday. Gallagher made 41 saves on Friday as Union was nipped 1-0 by Colgate and ended the weekend with 32 more as the Dutchwomen lost 4-2 to Cornell on Saturday.

Knight, Lamoureux-Kolls, and Steffes Take WCHA Honors

Wisconsin forward Hilary Knight, North Dakota forward Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, and Ohio State goalie Lisa Steffes are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.

Knight led the way for her team with the hat trick and two assists as Wisconsin routed St. Cloud State University 10-0 on Friday and scored twice while adding another helper as the Badgers swept the Huskies with a 6-0 victory on Sunday.

Lamoureux-Kolls lit the lamp post on two occasions while lending a helping hand on one more in North Dakota’s 5-2 victory over Bemidji State on Saturday. For her efforts she was the game’s first star. She added two more helpers as her team swept the Beavers with a 6-2 win on Sunday.

Steffes made a total of 49 saves as she backstopped the Buckeyes to a pair of 3-2 wins over Minnesota State over the weekend. Twenty-eight of those saves came on Friday as Ohio State was outshot 30-26 in their 3-2 win over Minnesota State on Friday; while she made 21 more on Saturday.

University of Wisconsin Remains No. 1

The University of Wisconsin remains the top team in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls. The Badgers received 15 of the 19 first place votes in the first poll and 12 of 15 in the second.

Cornell remained second in both polls getting the final four first place votes in the first poll and the final three in the second. Boston University was third on both polls; while Mercyhurst moved up one place to fourth on both; and Minnesota moved from seventh to fifth in both polls.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll – #15
(first-place votes in parentheses)

1 University of Wisconsin, 186 (15)
2 Cornell University, 175 (4)
3 Boston University, 148
4 Mercyhurst College, 13
5 University of Minnesota, 110
6 University of Minnesota Duluth, 91
7 Boston College, 84
8 University of North Dakota, 51
9 Northeastern University, 21
10 Quinnipiac University, 18 NR 15-7-1 1

Others receiving votes: Providence College, 17; The Ohio State University, 9

USCHO.com DI Poll

January 17, 2011

1 Wisconsin (12)
2 Cornell (3)
3 Boston University
4 Mercyhurst
5 Minnesota
6 Minnesota-Duluth
7 Boston College
8 North Dakota
9 Providence
10 Quinnipiac

Others Receiving Votes: Northeastern 12, Ohio State 8, Princeton 1

The Games This Week

Due to the winter storm in the New England Area the game between Yale and Brown that was scheduled for Wednesday was postponed until February 15th. In the series between Mercyhurst and Brown on Friday Meghan Agosta and Jesse Scanzano had two goals each as Mercyhurst blanked Brown 6-0. Vicki Bendus added the hat trick and one helper; Bailey Bram scored twice and assisted on four more; Lauren Jones added two goals; Christine Bestland found the back of the net once and lent a helping hand on three more; Christie Cicero and Kelley Steadman added a goal and assist each; and Cassea Schols and Jess Jones added singles as Mercyhurst completed the sweep with a 12-0 pounding on Saturday.

Jenni Bauer made 27 saves as Niagara was outshot 27-15 in their 3-0 win over Brown. Caitlin Jenkins scored the game winner 15:27 into the second as Niagara completed the sweep with a 2-1 win on Saturday. Stefanie Marty and Kelsey Welch found the twine once each and lent a helping hand on one more each as Syracuse skated to a 5-2 win over Robert Morris. Isabel Menard led the way with two goals; and Ashley Cockell added a single in Syracuse’s 3-1 win on Saturday. Sara O’Malley scored Robert Morris’ lone marker.

In ECAC action on Friday Jenna Klynstra scored the only goal of the game as Colgate shutout Union 1-0; Juana Baribeau scored the game winner 3:47 into overtime as Clarkson nipped Dartmouth 3-2; Jessica Campbell led the way with a goal and three assists as Cornell skated to a 6-1 win over Rensselaer; and Kate Buesser and Josephine Pucci scored both of Harvard’s goals in their 2-1 victory over St. Lawrence, while Karell Émard added the lone Saints’ marker.

In Hockey East action in the first game of a home and home series Alyse Ruff and Abby Gauthier scored for Providence as the Friars blanked New Hampshire 2-0 in Durham on Friday Molly Morrison scored the game winner 5:19 into the third as the Wildcats won 2-1 in Providence on Saturday.
Alexandra Vakos and Jennifer Chaisson scored for Connecticut as they skated to a 2-0 blanking of Vermont on Friday night; while Rebecca Hewett scored the lone goal of the game 14:04 into the first in Connecticut’s 1-0 victory on Saturday.

In Minnesota-Duluth’s 2-2 tie with Minnesota on Friday Jen Schoullis led the way for the Bulldogs with a goal and assist; while Katherine Wilson and Brienna Gillanders scored the Gophers’ goals. Kelly Terry, Sarah Erickson, and Bethany Brausen scored the goals in Minnesota’s 3-0 shutout win on Saturday.

Ohio State scored a pair of 3-2 victories over Minnesota State this weekend with Natalie Spooner getting the game winner with 1:12 left in the game on Friday and Laura McIntosh added a goal and assist with her game winner coming at the 11:13 mark of the third on Saturday.

Wisconsin laid a 10-0 pounding on St. Cloud State on Friday as Hilary Knight led the way with three goals and two assists; Madison Packer scored twice while assisting on one more; and Meghan Duggan had a goal and two assists. Knight led the way with two more goals and one helper; Mallory Deluce had a single and helper; and Duggan, Kelly Nash, and Brittany Ammerman added singles in the 6-0 win and series sweep on Sunday.

Monique Lamoureux-Kolls scored twice to lead North Dakota to a 5-2 win over Bemidji State on Saturday night; while her twin sister Jocelyne added two goals and one assist in the Fighting Sioux’s 6-2 win on Sunday.

In ECAC action on Saturday Madison Marzario scored the game winner 10:14 into the third in Rensselaer’s 5-4 win over Colgate; Buesser, Lyndsey Fry, and Marissa Gedman scored for Harvard in their 3-2 win over Clarkson, while Baribeau and Carly Mercer did the same for Clarkson; Brianne Jenner led Cornell to a 4-2 win over Union with two goals and one helper; and Maxie Weisz made 34 saves as St. Lawrence doubled Dartmouth 4-2.

Jenn Wakefield scored a pair of goals while adding a pair of assists as Boston University shutout Boston College 4-0; and Florence Schelling made 24 saves as Northeastern was outshot 26-24 in their 3-2 win over Maine in Hockey East action on Saturday.

In Hockey East action on Sunday Kelli Stack, Mary Restuccia, and Blake Bolden added a goal and assist each as Boston College skated to a 4-1 win over Northeastern; while Jenn Wakefield, Marie-Philip Poulin, and Catherine Ward did likewise for Boston University as they defeated Maine 5-2. Rachel Llanes scored the lone Northeastern goal; while Dawn Sullivan and Myriam Croussette added Maine’s markers.

The Leaders

Mercyhurst leads the College Hockey America standings with their 7-0-0 record; while their 18-4-0 record puts them first overall. Agosta leads all CHA scorers with 24 goals and 38 assists in 21 games played; while her teammate Hilary Pattenden is 16-4-0 with a 2.27 GAA and a .898 SAV%.

Cornell leads the ECAC standings as they are 12-0-0 in the conference and 17-1-0 overall. Quinnipiac forward Kelly Babstock leads all point getters with 20 goals and 20 helpers in the 23 games that she has skated in. Among backstoppers Cornell’s Amanda Mazzotta is 13-1-0 with a goals against average of 0.91 and a .953 SAV%.

Boston University leads the Hockey East conference standings with their 8-1-3 record; while they are 18-2-3 to lead overall. Poulin (18G, 20A, 19 GP) and Stack (23G, 15A, 21 GP) lead Hockey East scorers with 38 points; while Providence College netminder Molly Schaus is 14-2-2 with a 1.40 GAA and her .939 SAV% leads all goalies.

Wisconsin is the top team in the WCHA standings with their 16-2-0-0 record; while their 22-2-0 to lead overall. Duggan’s 19 goals and 27 assists in 22 games puts her in first place in the WCHA among point getters; while between the pipes based on goals against average Minnesota-Duluth’s Kim Martin (9-4-0, 1.34 GAA, .945 SAV%) is the top goalie.

The Games To Come

Three games will kick off action this week on Tuesday as Mercyhurst is at home to Cornell; Vermont welcomes Dartmouth; and New Hampshire makes their way to Hamden to face Quinnipiac.

Two CHA series will start on Friday and end on Saturday as Robert Morris is at home to Mercyhurst; and Niagara welcomes Syracuse.

The non-conference series will see Quinnipiac make their way to Detroit to face Wayne State on Friday and Saturday. The Hockey East Friday-Saturday contest has Maine at home to Connecticut.

In the WCHA Friday-Saturday series’ Bemidji State is at home to Minnesota State; Minnesota makes their way to Columbus to face Ohio State; North Dakota and St. Cloud State faceoff in St. Cloud; and Minnesota-Duluth welcomes Wisconsin.

In the ECAC on Friday Brown is in Canton to face St. Lawrence; Cornell is at home to Colgate; Harvard hosts Rensselaer; Union is at Dartmouth; and Clarkson hosts Yale.

On Saturday Clarkson hosts Brown; Cornell is at Colgate; Dartmouth and Rensselaer faceoff in Hanover; Union makes their way to Cambridge to face Harvard; and St. Lawrence hosts Yale. In Hockey East action on Saturday Vermont hosts Boston University; while New Hampshire is at Northeastern.

Northeastern is at home to Providence in the lone game on Sunday.

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