Women’s Weekly: March 8th, 2012

Robert Morris, St. Lawrence, Minnesota, and Boston University Are Champions

Robert Morris, St. Lawrence, Minnesota, and Boston College and are their league champions for the 2011-2012 season.

Robert Morris won the College Hockey America title with a 3-2 win over Mercyhurst on Saturday.
Thea Imbrogno, Brianna Delaney, and Katelyn Scott scored for the Colonials; while Jess Jones and Bailey Bram added the Laker goals.

Robert Morris made it to the finals with a 3-2 win over Niagara on Friday. Brianna Delaney , Rebecca Vint, and Kelsey Thomas scored for the Colonials; while Jenna Hendrikx and Kayla Raniwsky added the Purple Eagles’ goals. CHA Player and goalie of the week Kristin DiCiocco made 27 saves in the game for the win.

Mercyhurst edged Syracuse 4-3 in the other semi.

Kristine Grenier and Christine Bestland scored the Laker goals; while CHA Rookie of the Week Shiann Darkangelo provided the Orange offense with all three goals.

St. Lawrence won the ECAC title with a 3-1 win over Cornell on Saturday.

Jessica Hon and ECAC Player of the Week Kelly Sabatine scored for the Saints; while Chelsea Karpenko added the lone goal for the Big Red. ECAC goalie and rookie of the week Carmen MacDonald stopped 33 saves in the win.

The Saints made the final with a 2-1 win over Harvard on Friday.

Sabatine added both SLU goals; while Jillian Dempsey scored for Harvard.

Rebecca Johnston scored twice; while Jillian Saulnier, Brianne Jenner, and Alyssa Gagliardi added singles for Cornell in their 5-1 win over Quinnipiac in the other semifinal on Friday. Erica Uden Johansson added the lone Bobcats’ marker.

Minnesota got goals from Emily West and Megan Bozek in their 2-0 shutout of Minnesota-Duluth in theWCHA championship game.

The Gophers got to the finals with a 6-0 shutout of North Dakota.

Sarah Davis led the way with three goals; while West scored twice; and Jen Schoullis added a single.
UMD got goals from Audrey Cournoyer, Brigette Lacquette, and Jenna McParland in the Bulldogs’ 3-1 semifinal win over Wisconsin. Brianna Decker added the lone Badgers’ goal.

Boston University needed two overtimes to get past Providence in the championship game on Sunday.
Player of the week Jenn Wakefield scored twice; while Providence got their goal from Laura Veharanta; and Hockey East Goalie of the Week Genevieve Lacasse made 48 saves in the loss.

Providence made it to the Hockey East finals with a 2-0 shutout of Northeastern thanks to goals from Ashley Cottrell and Haley Frade on Saturday.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice; while Louise Warren, Jill Cardella, and Hockey East Rookie of the Week Kayla Tutino added singles for Boston University in their 5-2 semifinal win over Boston College on Saturday. Emily Field and Alex Carpenter added the Eagles’ goals.

In Independent action Sacred Heart finished third in the ECAC Open East championship with a 2-0 win over Saint Michaels. Tara Kent and Nicole Palazzo were the goal scorers.

The Leaders

Syracuse’s Shiann Darkangelo has three goals to lead all College Hockey America scorers; while Robert Morris netminder Kristen DiCiocco has a 2-0-0 record to go along with her 2.01 GAA, and 0.947 SAV%.

Johnston leads all ECAC scorers with four goals and three assists in the four games that she has skated in; while St. Lawrence’s Carmen MacDonald is 4-0-0 with a 1.000 SAV% and 0.959 SAV%.

Poulin leads all Hockey East point getters with three goals and five assists in the three games that she has taken part in; while Providence’s Genevieve Lacasse is 2-1-0 with a 0.59 GAA, and 0.984 SAV%.

West leads all WCHA scorers with six goals and two assists in four games; and Minnesota’s Noora Raty is 4-0-0 with a 0.26 GAA, and 0.989 SAV% to lead all goalies.

The Games To Come

The NCAA quarterfinals will open up on Saturday when Wisconsin hosts Mercyhurst; Boston College hosts St. Lawrence; Cornell welcomes Boston University; and Minnesota welcomes North Dakota.

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