Women’s Weekly: January 20th, 2012

Jones, Makela, and Gunn Are the CHA Award Winners

Mercyhurst teammates forward Jess Jones and goalie Amanda Makela and Niagara forward Kelsey Gunn are the CHA player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending January 15th, 2012.

Jones scored once, added a pair of helpers, and was the game’s first star on Friday as Mercyhurst got past Niagara 5-4 in overtime. Gunn had one goal and one assist for the Purple Eagles in that game.

Jones added another helper; while Makela made 17 saves as the team completed the sweep with a 4-2 win on Saturday; while Gunn added one assist for Niagara.

ECAC Honors Dumais, Crowe, and Slebodnick

Dartmouth forward Camille Dumais, Harvard forward Hillary Crowe, and Cornell netminder Lauren Slebodnick are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week.

Dumais added a goal, two assists, and was the first star of the game on Tuesday as Dartmouth edged Providence 3-2. She added another goal and two assists as the Big Green doubled Rensselaer 4-2 on Friday and ended it with another goal in the team’s 3-2 win over Union on Saturday.

Crowe added an assist as Harvard blanked Union 2-0 on Friday and three more helpers as the team skated to a 5-3 win over Rensselaer on Saturday.

Slebodnick began the week with 15 saves as Cornell blanked Colgate 3-0 on Tuesday. She made 20 more as the Big Red skated to a 4-1 win over Quinnipiac.

Lavoie, More, and Ott Get Hockey East Nod

New Hampshire forward Kristina Lavoie and Maine teammates forward Jennifer More and goalie Brittany Ott are the Hockey East player, rookie, and defensive player of the week.

Lavoie began the week with a goal, assist, and the second star of the game award on Tuesday as Boston College doubled New Hampshire 4-2. She added three more helpers and was the first star of the game as New Hampshire bounced Connecticut 5-1 on Saturday.

Ott made 22 saves as Maine edged Boston University 3-2 on Saturday and added 22 more as the team completed the sweep with a 5-2 win on Sunday. More added two goals and one assist in that game. She was the game’s first star and Ott the second.

Prevost, Friend, and McParland Are WCHA’s BestMcParland Are WCHA’s Best

Wisconsin forward Carolyne Prevost, St. Cloud State goalie Julie Friend, and Minnesota-Duluth forward Jenna McParland are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.

Prevost added a goal, three helpers, and the third star of the game award as Wisconsin routed North Dakota 8-2 on Saturday and followed that up with the hat trick and the second star of the game award as the Badgers and Fighting Sioux skated to a 4-4 overtime tie on Sunday.

Friend made 39 saves as St. Cloud State doubled Minnesota State 4-2 on Friday and chipped in 2 more as the Huskies completed the sweep of the Mavericks with a 3-1 win on Saturday.

McParland scored twice as UMD doubled Minnesota 4-2 on Friday.

Wisconsin Tops Both Polls

The University of Wisconsin re-gained the number one ranking in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls this past week.

They gained 12 of 19 first place votes in the first poll and nine of 15 in the second.

Minnesota dropped back one spot to second in both polls taking four first place votes in the first and two in the second; while Cornell remained third taking the final three first place votes in the first poll and the final four in the second.

Mercyhurst moved up one spot to fourth in the first poll and remained at fifth in the second; while Boston College remained at fourth in the second poll and fell to fifth in the first.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women’s College Hockey Poll – #15
1 University of Wisconsin, 183 (12)
2 University of Minnesota, 171 (4)
3 Cornell University, 158 (3)
4 Mercyhurst College, 125
5 Boston College, 116
6 University of North Dakota, 83
7 Northeastern University, 73
8 University of Minnesota Duluth, 61
9 Harvard University, 47
10 Dartmouth College, 19
Others receiving votes: Bemidji State University, 7; St. LawrenceUniversity, 2.

USCHO.com Division I Women’s Poll
January 16, 2012
1 Wisconsin (9)
2 Minnesota (2)
3 Cornell (4)
4 Boston College
5 Mercyhurst
6 North Dakota
7 Northeastern
8 Minnesota-Duluth
9 Harvard
10 Dartmouth
Others receiving votes: Bemidji State 11, Boston University 2, Maine 1, St. Lawrence 1.

The Games This Week

On Tuesday Dartmouth got goals from Camille Dumais, Sasha Nanji, and Karlee Odland; while Corinne Buie and Brooke Simpson scored for Providence as the Big Green edged the Friars 3-2. Rebecca Johnston with two and Lauriane Rougeau scored for Cornell in their 3-0 shutout of ECAC foes Colgate. Rhianna Kurio and Jeannie Sabourin scored for Union; while Alexandra Vakos and Emily Snodgrass added the Connecticut goals as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie. Vanessa Emond, Karell Émard, Bailey Habscheid, Mel Desrochers, Brooke Fernandez, and Michelle Ng scored for St. Lawrence; while Chelsea Rapin found the net for Vermont as the Saints romped to a 6-1 win. In the Hockey East game Boston College doubled New Hampshire 4-2 thanks to goals from Alex Carpenter, Emily Pfalzer, Taylor Wasylk, and Meagan Mangene; while New Hampshire’s came from Kristina Lavoie and Jenna Lascelle.

In independent action on Wednesday Meaghan Souza, Alex Davis, Nicole Palazzo, and Cara Curran scored for Sacred Heart; while

In Mercyhurst’s 5-4 win over Niagara on Friday night the Lakers got goals from Jess Jones, Christie Cicero, Jill Szandzik, Kelley Steadman, and Stephanie DeSutter; while Jessica Hitchcock, Kristen Richards, Kelsey Gunn, and Kaleigh Chippy. Christine Bestland, Steadman, Molly Byrne, and Lauren Jones scored for Mercyhurst; while Jenna Hendrikx and Chippy scored the Purple Eagles’ markers as the Lakers doubled Niagara 4-2.
Emma Clark scored the lone goal of the game 6:45 into the first as New Hampshire blanked Connecticut 1-0 on Friday in Hockey East action. The Wildcats completed the sweep with a 5-1 win on Saturday thanks to goals from Kristine Horn, Katie Brock, Caroline Broderick, Jenna Lascelle, and Kayla Mork; while the Huskies’ goal came off the stick of Maggie Walsh.

Jenna McParland with two; and Audrey Cournoyer and Haley Irwin with singles gave Minnesota-Duluth a 4-2 win over Minnesota on Friday night. Sarah Davis and Kelly Terry scored for the Gophers. The Gophers gained a split with a 3-0 win on Saturday thanks to two goals from Sarah Erickson and a single for Amanda Kessel.
Natalie Spooner and Ally Tarr scored twice each; while Minttu Tuominen scored once to lead Ohio State to a 5-3 win over Bemidji State on Friday. Mackenzie Thurston, Natasha Kostenko, and Emily Erickson found the back of the net for the Beavers. The tables were turned on Saturday as Bemidji skated away with a 4-2 win as Erickson led the way with two, and Lauren Williams and Tess Dusik scored for the Beavers; while Spooner and Hokey Langan added the Buckeyes’ markers.

St. Cloud State doubled Minnesota State 4-2 thanks to two goals from Brittany Toor and singles from Julia Gilbert and Callie Dahl; while the Mavericks got markers from Lauren Barnes and Ariel Mackley. The Huskies swept the series with a 3-1 win on Saturday thanks to goals from Molli Mott, Abby Ness, and Jocelyn Zabrick; while the Mavericks’ marker came from Jackie Otto

In ECAC action on Friday Carly Mercer scored twice, while Jamie Lee Rattray, Danielle Skirrow, and Juana Baribeau added singles to lead Clarkson to a 5-2 win over Yale; while Lynn Kennedy and Danielle Moncion added the Bulldog markers. Alex Kinney, Denna Laing, Rose Alleva, Sally Butler, and Corey Stearns scored for Princeton; while Rachel Walsh, Brittany Phillips, and Miriam Drubel added the Colgate markers as the Tigers skated to a 5-3 win over the Raiders. Jillian Saulnier, Jessica Campbell, Catherine White, and Brianne Jenner scored for Cornell; while Kate Wheeler added the lone Quinnipiac goal as the Big Red skated to a 4-1 win over the Bobcats. Kelly Foley, Camille Dumais, Reagan Fischer, and Erica Dobos scored for Darmouth; while Amanda Castignetti and Jordan Smelker added the Rensselaer goals as the Big Green doubled the Engineers 4-2. Margo Lund, Rylee Smith, and Mel Desrochers scored for St. Lawrence as they shut the door on Brown 3-0. Elizabeth Parker and Alisa Baumgartner added the Harvard goals as the Crimson blanked Union 2-0.
In Independent action on Friday Melissa Robbins scored the game winner 57 second into the third as Sacred Heart nipped Penn State 4-3; and Maura Leahy added two goals; with Catie Ladner adding the other single for Sacred Heart; while Jess Desorcie scored twice and Carly Szyszko once for Penn State. Penn State gained a split in the series with a 3-2 win on Saturday as Descorcie scored twice; and Tess Weaver added a single for Penn State; and Maura Leahy added the Sacred Heart goals.

On Saturday Vanessa Gagnon and Mercer scored twice; while Danielle Skirrow and Taylor Gedig added one each as Clarkson skated to a 6-2 win over Brown. Jacquie Pierri and Kelly Kittredge added the Bears’ markers. Johnston got the lone goal for Cornell as the Big Red blanked Princeton 1-0. Regan Boulton scored twice; and Erica Uden Johansson and Morgan Fritz-Ward added singles for Quinnipiac; while Colgate’s goal came from Brittany Phillips as the Bobcats skated to a 4-1 win over the Raiders. Gina McDonald scored three times; while Jillian Dempsey, and Kalley Armstrong added singles for Harvard; and Jill Vandegrift and Laura Guillemette scored for Rensselaer as the Crimson skated to a 5-3 win over the Engineers. Emond added two goals; and Karell Émard, Brooke Fernandez, Kelly Sabatine, Amanda Boulier, and Rylee Smith all added singles for St. Lawrence; and Aleca Hughes scored the lone Yale marker as the Saints trounced the Bulldogs 7-1. Dumais, Nanji, and Fischer all scored for Dartmouth as the Big Green nipped Union 3-2 with Bryanne Panchuk and Molly Kate Devin scored the Dutchwomen’s goals.

There was one Saturday-Sunday Hockey East series.

Kayla Kaluzny, Missy Denk, and Tori Pasquariello added the Maine goals; while Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for Boston University as the Black Bears nipped the Terriers 3-2 on Saturday. Jennifer More scored twice; while Danielle Ward, Myriam Croussette, and Brittany Dougherty added singles as Maine completed the sweep with a 5-2 win on Sunday. Jill Cardella and Taylor Holze found the net for the Terriers.

In the other Hockey East game on Saturday Kendall Coyne and Rachel Lanes scored for Northeastern; while Jessica Vella found the twine for Providence as the Huskies nipped the Friars 2-1.

Lucie Povova scored for Northeastern; while Ashley Motherwell added the Boston College marker as the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie on Sunday.

In the Saturday-Sunday WCHA series Wisconsin flattened North Dakota 8-2 on Saturday as Brianna Decker had the hat trick; while Carolyne Prévost, Brooke Ammerman, Kelly Jaminski, Katarina Zgraja, and Madison Packer all added one each for the Badgers; while the Fighting Sioux’s goals came from Jocelyne Lamoureux and Michelle Karvinen. The teams skated to a 4-4 overtime tie on Sunday as the Badgers got goals from Carolyne Prévost who had three and Brooke Ammerman with one; and Monique Lamoureux-Kolls scored twice for the Fighting Sioux with Andrea Dalen and Karvinen adding the singles.

In Independent action on Saturday Samantha Redick scored twice; and Caitlyn Post and Jordyn Constance added singles for Lindenwood; while Bethel got goals from Biz Huss, Rachael Geng, and Sarah Kartak as Lindenwood won 4-3.

On Sunday Post and Alyssa West scord twice each; while Kelsey Talbot added a single for Lindenwood; while St. Olaf’s goals came from Taylor Orr and Alana Patrick.

The Leaders

Mercyhurst is 17-4-1 to lead the CHA standings; while Mercyhurst forward Bailey Bram leads all scorers with 21 goals and 31 assists in 20 games played. Between the pipes Robert Morris netminder Kristen DiCiocco is 10-5-2 with a 1.81 GAA, and 0.933 SAV%.

Cornell is the best team in the ECAC at 16-2-0; while Cornell forward Brianne Jenner tops all scorers with nine goals and 24 assists in the 16 games that she has skated in. In the nets her teammate Lauren Slebodnick is 8-0-0 with a 1.10 GAA and 0.942 SAV% to lead all goalies.

Boston College tops the Hockey East standings at 16-6-2. Among skaters Northeastern’s Kendall Coyne is the top scorer with 17 goals and 13 assists in 20 games; and Northeastern’s Florence Schelling is 13-4-2 with a goals against average of 1.57 and 0.944 SAV%.

Wisconsin sports a 20 -2-2 record to lead the WCHA standings; and forward Decker has 55 points from 25 goals and 30 assists to lead all point getters. In the nets Wisconsin’s Alex Rigsby is 20-2-2 with a goals against average of 1.53 and 0.947 SAV%.

Sacred Heart is 8-12-1 to lead the Independent standings; while Lindenwood forward Alison Wickenheiser has found the back of the net 11 times while lending a helping hand on 14 more in the 25 games that she has skated in. Sacred Heart’s Alexis Schutt is 8-10-1 with a 4.01 GAA and 0.907 SAV% to lead all goalies.

The Games To Come

Play begins with three game on Tuesday as Syracuse is at home to Cornell; and Salve Regina welcomes Sacred Heart. Boston College welcomes Northeastern in the lone Hockey East game.

In Hockey East action on Thursday New Hampshire is at home to Boston College.

In College Hockey America action on Friday and Saturday Syracuse welcomes Niagara; and Robert Morris is at home to Mercyhurst.

In WCHA Friday-Saturday play Wisconsin is at home to Minnesota-Duluth; Bemidji State makes their way to St. Paul-Minneapolis to face the Gophers; Ohio State welcomes Minnesota State; and North Dakota and St. Cloud State faceoff in Grand Forks.

In ECAC action on Friday Union is at home to Brown; Colgate is at Dartmouth; St. Lawrence welcomes Clarkson; Harvard entertains Cornell; and Yale makes their way to Hanover to face the Big Green.

On Saturday Clarkson welcomes St. Lawrence; Rensselaer is at home to Brown; Harvard welcomes Colgate; Dartmouth and Cornell take to the ice in Hanover; and Yale makes their way to Schenectady to face Union.
In Hockey East action on Friday Maine welcomes Connecticut; and Boston College and Providence faceoff in Chestnut Hill.

On Saturday all of the action takes place in Boston as Northeastern is at home to New Hampshire; and Boston University welcomes Vermont.

On Sunday Maine is at home to Providence; Connecticut welcomes Boston College; and Northeastern takes on Vermont in Boston.

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