Mercyhurst, Cornell, Boston University, and Minnesota Are Champs
Mercyhurst, Cornell, Boston University, and Minnesota all won their respective League championships this past weekend.
The Lakers won the championship with a 4-1 win over Syracuse on Saturday as Christie Cicero, Molly Byrne, Caroline Luczak, and Christine Bestland scored for the Lakers; while Shiann Darkangelo scored for the Orange.
Mercyhurst got to the finals with a 2-1 win over Robert Morris on Friday as Bestland and Lauren Jones added the goals for the Lakers; and Brandi Pollock scored for the Colonials.
Allie LaCombe and Sadie St. Germain scored for Syracuse in their 2-1 win over RIT. Kim Schlattman added the lone Engineers’ goal.
Cornell won the ECAC championship with a 2-1 win over Harvard on Sunday.
Jessica Campbell and Brianne Jenner scored for the Big Red; while Hillary Crowe added the Crimson marker.
Cornell got to the finals with a 2-1 win over St. Lawrence on Saturday.
Taylor Woods had the hat trick; while Jenner had a single for Cornell; and Rylee Smith added both Saints’ markers.
Mary Parker had two; and Jillian Dempsey and Miye D’Oench had singles as Harvard skated to a 4-2 win over Clarkson. Jamie Lee Rattray and Vanessa Gagnon scored for the Golden Knights.
Boston College won the Hockey East title with a 5-2 win over Northeastern on Saturday.
Jenelle Kohanchuk had a pair; while Sarah Lefort, Isabel Menard, and Kayla Tutino had singles for the Terriers; while Kelly Wallace and Kendall Coyne scored for Northeastern.
BU got to the finals with a 4-0 shutout of Providence on Friday.
Louise Warren scored twice; while Sarah Lefort and Marie-Philip Poulin had one each for the winners.
Northeastern got to the finals with a 4-1 win over Boston College on Friday.
Casey Pickett, Rachel Llanes, Wallace, and Coyne scored for the Huskies; while Boston College’s lone goal came from Emily Field
Minnesota won the WCHA crown with a 2-0 win over North Dakota on Saturday.
Maryanne Menefee and Megan Bozek scored for the Gophers.
Minnesota got to the final with a 5-0 win over Ohio State on Friday.
Menefee had a pair; while Hannah Brandt, Bozek, and Mira Jalosuo all had singles for the Gophers.
Boston University Sweeps Hockey East Player of the Week Awards
Boston University goalie Kerrin Sperry won both the Hockey East player and goalie of the week honors; while forward Sarah Lefort was the rookie of the week.
Sperry made 42 saves; and Lefort had one goal as BU made the Hockey East finals with a 4-0 win over Providence on Saturday. Lefort had another goal and assist; while Sperry had an additional 35 saves in the 5-2 win in the Hockey East final on Sunday.
Mercyhurst Sweeps CHA Awards
Mercyhurst forward Christine Bestland; goalie Stephanie Ciampa; and forward Jenna Dingeldein are College Hockey America’s player, goalie, and rookie of the week.
Bestland had one goal, Dingeldein had one assist, and Ciampa made 25 saves and was the game’s first star as Mercyhurst got to the CHA finals with a 2-1 win over Robert Morris on Friday. Bestland had another goal and was the first star of the game, Dingeldein had another helper; and Ciampa made 19 saves and was the second star of the game in the 4-1 win over Syracuse in the championship game on Saturday.
League Announces Postseason Awards
On Saturday the ECAC announced the winners of the League’s yearly awards at the banquet at Cornell University.
Cornell had two players on the first all-star team and were winners of three of the League’s major individual awards.
Jenner is the third Big Red player to win the Player of the Year honors; while teammate Lauriane Rougeau won consecutive Best Defensive Defenceman awards. Both players made the first team all-star squad. Clarkson freshman rearguard Erin Ambrose was the Rookie of the Year.
Quinnipiac junior forward Kelly Babstock and Harvard senior forward Jillian Dempsey were also first team all-stars. St. Lawrence sophomore defenseman Amanda Boulier was also named to the first all-star team.
Harvard’s Kalley Armstrong took home the league’s Best Defensive Forward award; while Clarkson netminder Erica Howe was the best goalie and also made the first all-star team.
Doug Derraugh who guided the Big Red to their fourth consecutive regular-season title posting an 18-3-1 record, earned the league’s Coach of the Year award. Now a two-time recipient of the league’s coaching top honor Derraugh posted his fourth consecutive 20-plus win season. He reached a program milestone when he collected his 136th career-win becoming Cornell’s all-time wins leader.
Below is a complete list of 2012-13 winners:
Forward Kelly Babstock Quinnipiac
Forward Jillian Dempsey Harvard
Forward Brianne Jenner Cornell
Defense Amanda Boulier St. Lawrence
Defense Lauriane Rougeau Cornell
Goaltender Erica Howe Clarkson
Forward Jamie Lee Rattray Clarkson
Forward Kelly Sabatine St. Lawrence
Forward Jillian Saulnier Cornell
Defense Erin Ambrose Clarkson
Defense Regan Boulton Quinnipiac
Goaltender Victoria Vigilanti Quinnipiac
Forward Lyndsey Fry Harvard
Forward Nicole Kosta Quinnipiac
Forward Carly Mercer Clarkson
Defense Sarah Edney Harvard
Defense Laura Fortino Cornell
Goaltender Lauren Slebodnick Cornell
Forward Alexa Gruschow Rensselaer
Forward Abbey McRae St. Lawrence
Forward Laura Stacey Dartmouth
Defense Erin Ambrose Clarkson
Defense Cassandra Poudrier Cornell
Goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer Harvard
Coach of the Year Doug Derraugh, Cornell
Best Defensive Defenseman Lauriane Rougeau, Cornell
Best Defensive Forward Kalley Armstrong, Harvard
Rookie Of Year Erin Ambrose, Clarkson
Goaltender Of Year Erica Howe, Clarkson
Player Of Year Brianne Jenner, Cornell
Mandi Schwartz Student-Athlete Of Year Alyssa Zupon, Yale
Turfer Athletic Trophy Quinnipiac
Minnesota’s Amanda Kessel Named League’s Player of the Year, North Dakota’s Jocelyne Lamoureux is Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year to Highlight 2012-13 WCHA Women’s Individual Awards
On Thursday the WCHA handed out their year end awards.
Regular season champs Minnesota had four players make the first all-star team; along with the player, rookie, and defensive players of the year.
Forward Amanda Kessel was named the Player of the Year; Meghan Bozek was the defensive player of the year, and forward Hannah Brandt was the League’s top rookie. Minnesota’s Brad Frost was the top coach of the year.
Kessel, a junior from Madison, Wis. whose brother Phil is a National Hockey League all-star while playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, was joined on the All-WCHA First Team at forward by teammate Hannah Brandt, a freshman from Vadnais Heights, Minn., who had 18 goals and 56 points in league play, the University of Wisconsin’s Brianna Decker a senior from Dousman, Wis., who was the WCHA Player of the Year and Kazmaier Award winner last season. Decker compiled 20 goals, 18 assists and 38 points in league competition. All three of those players – Decker, Kessel and Brandt – were also named as finalists for this season’s Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.
North Dakota’s Jocelyne Lamoureux, a senior from Grand Forks, N.D., was honored as the WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season. She is a graduate student and graduated with an outstanding grade-point average of 3.896 (4.0 scale), majoring in Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness, and has been on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll at UND. She scored 22 goals, 34 assists and 54 points in league play this season and has been a WCHA Scholar-Athlete in 2010-11, 2011-12and 2012-13 as well as a member of the All-WCHA Academic Team. Lamoureux is actively involved with service activities on campus and in the Grand Forks community, including reading to elementary students and Special Olympic events.
The All-WCHA First Team for 2012-13 also includes Minnesota defenseman Megan Bozek, a senior defenseman from Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Monique Lamoureux, a senior from Grand Forks, N.D., who had 17 goals, 27 assists and 44 points. Bozek, like Decker, is a repeat selection on the all-league squad and it is the third straight season Decker has been honored. The All-WCHA First Team goaltender is the University of Minnesota’s Noora Räty, a senior from Espoo, Finland who had a NCAA-record 15 shutouts this season and a league-best 1.05 goals-against average in conference play and a .958 conference saves percentage. Räty and Bozek are two of four Minnesota players also named as top 10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award.
Bozek was also honored as the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s head coaches. She scored 14 goals, had 23 assists and 37 points in 28 league contests for the regular season champion Golden Gophers.
The WCHA Coach of the Year Award for 2012-13 went to Minnesota’s Brad Frost, who led the Gophers to an undefeated 28-0-0 conference record and to the regular season title. It is the first time an NCAA women’s college team has compiled a perfect season and the Gophers take a NCAA record 44-game winning streak into the WCHA FINAL FACE-OFF. Frost’s team is the defending NCAA champion. This marks the third time Frost has been named the league’s coach of the year, with his first honor coming in 2007-08 and the second in 2008-09 when he was co-coach of the year (with Wisconsin’s Mark Johnson).
Jocelyne Lamoureux, who is also a finalist for the Kazmaier Award, leads the All-WCHA Second Team. The second team includes Lamoureux’s North Dakota teammate Michelle Karvinen, a junior from of Rodovre, Denmark who had 14 goals 21 assists and 35 points, and three Minnesota Duluth players – defensemen Brigette Lacquette, a sophomore from Mallard, Man., who had five goals, 14 assists and 19 points, and Jessica Wong, a senior from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, who had seven goals,15 assists and 22 points and forward Jenna McParland, a sophomore forward from Schreiber, Ont., who had 10 goals, 15 assists and 25 points. Wisconsin goaltender Alex Rigsby, a junior from Delafield, Wis., is the all-league’s second team goalie. Rigsby had a 1.68 goals-against average and a .948 save percentage.
The All-WCHA Third Team for 2012-13 features Minnesota State senior forward Lauren Smith, a senior from Burnsville, Minn., who had 17 goals, nine assists and 26 points; Kelly Terry, a Minnesota junior forward from Whitby, Ont., who scored five goals, had 19 assists and 24 points, and North Dakota forward Josefine Jakobsen, a sophomore from Aalborg, Denmark who had 11 goals, 15 assists and 26 points. The defenseman are Minnesota’s Mira Jalosuo, a senior from Lieksa, Finland who had six goals, 13 assists and 19 points and Rachel Ramsey (28 gp, 8-15=23) of Chanhassen, Minn. Minnesota Duluth freshman goaltender Kayla Black of Blyth Ont., is the third team netminder after posting a league goals-against of 2.37 and a save percentage of .916.
Brandt was named the WCHA Rookie of the Year and joins Black on the All-WCHA Rookie Team with Minnesota’s Maryanne Menefee and North Dakota forward Meghan Dufault, Wisconsin defenseman Courtney Burke and Minnesota defenseman Milica McMillen.
Conference member-team head coaches, assistant coaches and team captains vote for the WCHA individual award winners. The WCHA Defensive Player of the Year Award is chosen by the head coaches, while the WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year is selected by the institutional faculty representatives.
The conference also today released the 2012-13 All-WCHA Academic Team, comprised of 100 student-athletes representing all eight WCHA women’s-member institutions.
100 Student-Athletes Earn 2012-13 All-WCHA Academic Team Honors
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association also announced that 100 student-athletes, representing all eight women’s member institutions, have earned All-WCHA Academic Team honors for 2012-13.
Criteria: To qualify for the All-WCHA Academic Team, student-athletes must have completed one year of eligibility at present institution, prior to the current academic year and have a GPA of at least 3.0 for the previous two semesters or three quarters.
Following, by team, are the 2012-13 All-WCHA Academic Team honorees. (*indicates repeat honoree)
Bemidji State University: *Molly Arola (Sr., F, Walker, MN), Alexandria Citrowske (So., F, Savage, MN), *Allie Duellman (Jr., D, Maplewood, MN), *Alex Ehlert (Jr., D, Portage, WI), *Emily Erickson (Sr., F, Coleraine, MN), Jamie Hatheway (Sr., F/D, Trenton, ON), Kristin Huber (So., F, Kelowna, BC), Natasha Kostenko (So., F, Fannystelle, MB), *Sadie Lundquist (Sr., F, Cloquet, MN), *Emily McKnight (Jr., F, Roland, MB), Jenessa Philipczyk (Fr., F, Stillwater, MN), Mackenzie Thurston (Sr., F, Ottawa, ON), *Erika Wheelhouse (Sr., D, Crookston, MN), *Abby Williams (Sr., F, Alexandria, MN), *Danielle Williams (Jr., D/F, Waconia, MN), Whitney Wivoda (So., F, Fairbanks, AK).
University of Minnesota: Rachael Bona (So., F, Coon Rapids, MN), Megan Bozek (Sr., D, Buffalo Grove, IL), *Bethany Brausen (Jr., F, Little Canada, MN), *Samantha Downey (Sr., F, Hermantown, MN), *Katie Frischmann (Sr., D, Rochester, MN), *Baylee Gillanders (Jr., D, Kyle, SK), *Mira Jalosuo (Sr., D, Lieksa, Finland), *Amanda Kessel (Jr., F, Madison, WI), *Becky Kortum (Sr., F, Minnetonka, MN), Rachel Ramsey (So., D, Chanhassen, MN), *Noora Räty (Sr., G, Espoo, Finland), *Kelly Terry (Jr., F, Whitby, ON).
University of Minnesota Duluth: *Audrey Cournoyer (Sr., F, Montreal, QC), *Brienna Gillanders (Jr., F, Kyle, SK), *Jamie Kenyon (Jr., F, Sparta, WI), Emma Stauber (So., D, Duluth, MN), *Vanessa Thibault (Sr., F, Lachine, QC), Tea Villila (So., D, Hyvinkaa, Finland), *Katherine Wilson (Sr., F, Winnipeg, MB), *Pernilla Winberg (Sr., F, Malmo, Sweden).
Minnesota State University, Mankato: *Emilia Andersson (Sr., D, Stockholm, Sweden), Lauren Barnes (Jr., D/F, Burnsville, MN), Danielle Butters (Jr., G, London, ON), Nicole Germaine (Jr., F, Claren Hills, IL), *Elisabeth Hewett (Jr., D, Oak Bluff, MB), *Melissa Klippenstein (Jr., F, Neubergthal, MB), Erin Krichiver (So., G, Chicago, IL), Kari Lundberg (Jr, F, Woodbury, MN), *Erika Magnusson (Sr., D, Fergus Falls, MN), Tracy McCann (Jr., F, Lakewood, OH), Shelby Moteyunas (So., D, Cicero, NY), *Kathleen Rogan (So., F, Vancouver, BC), Kelsie Scott (Jr., F, Souris, MB), *Lauren Smith (Sr., F, Burnsville, MN), Lauren Zrust (Sr., F, Blaine, MN).
University of North Dakota: Shelby Amsley-Benzie (Fr., G, Warroad, MN), *Kayla Berg (Jr., D, Fargo, ND), *Michelle Bonapace-Potvin (So., G, Royn-Noranda, QC), *Jorid Dagfinrud (Sr., G, Sarpsborg, Norway), Andrea Dalen (So., F, Honefoss, Norway), *Ashley Furia (Sr., D/F, Sedalia, CO), *Megan Gilbert (Sr., F, Andover, MN), Josefine Jakobson (So., F, Aalborg, Denmark), Leah Jensen (Fr., F, East Grand Forks, MN), Shannon Kaiser (Fr., F, Crookston, MN), *Jocelyne Lamoureux (Sr., F, Grand Forks, ND), *Monique Lamoureux (Sr., D/F, Grand Forks, ND), *Mary Loken (Sr., F, Roseau, MN), Layla Marvin (Fr., F, Warroad, MN), *Allison Parizek (Sr., F, Minot, ND), *Jordan Slavin (Sr., D, Erie, CO), Tori Williams (So., D, The Pas, MB).
Ohio State University: *Becky Allis (Jr., D, West Olive, MI), Stacy Danczak (So., G, Macedonia, OH), *Tina Hollowell (Sr., F, Clinton Township, MI), Taylor Kuehl (So., F, Minnetrista, MN), *Madison Marcotte (Jr., D, White Bear Lake, MN), Kari Schmitt (So., D, Canton, MI), Sara Schmitt (So., D, Canton, MI), *Paige Semenza (Sr., F, Pittston, PA), Kayla Sullivan (So., F, Flower Mount, TX), *Annie Svedin (Jr., D, Soraker, Sweden), *Minttu Tuominen (Sr., F, Espoo, Finland), Kim Theut (Sr., F, Harrison Township, MI).
St. Cloud State University: *Katie Allen (Sr., D, Red Deer, AB), *Sydney Burghardt (Jr., F, Medicine Hat, AB), *Callie Dahl (Sr., F, Stillwater, MN), *Anna Donlan (Sr., G, Hillsboro, WI), Julie Friend (So., G, Minnetonka, MN), *Julia Gilbert (Jr., F, Hermantown, MN), *Kylie Lane (Sr., F, Roseau, MN), *Amanda Monkman (Jr., D, Roseau, MN), Abby Ness (So., F, Roseau, MN), *Amy Olson (So., F, Roseau, MN), *Haylea Schmid (Sr., F, Oak Grove, MN), Ellie Sitek (Sr., F, Edina, MN).
University of Wisconsin: *Brittany Ammerman (Jr., F, River Vale, NJ), *Natalie Berg (Jr., D, Minnetonka, MN), Jordan Brickner (Sr., D, Lake Forest, IL), Ilana Friedman (Jr., G, Middleton, WI), Katy Josephs (So., F, Calgary, AB), *Alev Kelter (Sr., D/F, Eagle River, AK), *Stefanie McKeough (Sr., D, Carlsbad Springs, ON), *Alex Rigsby (Jr., G, Delafield, WI).
In the CWHL on Wednesday Brampton edged Toronto 3-2 as Vicki Bendus, Lindsay Vine, and Laura McIntosh scored for Brampton; while Tessa Bonhomme and Jenn Wakefield score for Toronto.
On Friday Montreal beat Alberta 6-2 as Vanessa Davidson, Caroline Ouellette, Dominique Thibault, Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Sarah Vaillancourt, and Anne-Sophie Bettez scored for the Stars; and Laura Dostaler and Lauren Chiswell scored for Alberta. Montreal won game two of the series with a 4-2 win thanks to Agosta-Marciano’s two goals, and Emmanuelle Blais’ and Haley Irwin’s singles. Erin Duggan and Erica Kromm scored for Alberta. Bettez had a pair; and Irwin had a single as the Stars completed the sweep with a 3-1 win on Sunday. Emily Berzins scored for Alberta.
Jessica Koizumi and Kate Buesser scored for Boston in their 2-0 shutout of Brampton on Saturday night. Buesser, Hilary Knight, Jenn Schoullis, Meghan Duggan, Kelley Steadman, and Lindsay Berman all scored for the Braves in their 6-0 win and series sweep on Sunday.
Bestland led all CHA playoff scorers with two goals and one assist each; while based on goals against average Robert Morris netminder Kristen DiCiocco finished at 2-1-0 with a 0.53 GAA, and 0.978 SAV%.
Jenner led all ECAC playoff scorers with six goals and six assists; while based on goals against average Harvard’s Emerance Maschmeyer (3-1-0, 1.01 GAA, 0.960SAV%) led all goalies.
Coyne leads all Hockey East point getters with a goal and three assists in four games; while Boston College’s Corinne Boyles is 1-0-0 with a 0.94 GAA and 0.944 SAV%.
Jocelyne Lamoureux’s three goals and seven assists gave her the WCHA playoff title; while Minnesota’s Noora Raty finished at 4-0-0 with a 0.00 GAA, and 1.000 SAV%.
Boston leads the CWHL standings with their 19-4-1 record and 39 points. Agosta-Marciano has 16 goals and 30 assists in 23 games to lead all scorers; while Boston’s Genevieve Lacasse is 13-1-0-0-1 with a 1.26 GAA and 0.925 SAV% to lead all goalies.