Anderson, Coyne, Skarupa, and Ott Receive Hockey East Honors
Providence forward Nicole Anderson and Northeastern forward Kendall Coyne are the Hockey East co-players of the week; while Boston College forward Haley Skarupa is the rookie of the week; and Maine goalie Brittany Ott is the defensive player of the week for the week ending March 3rd.
In the series between Maine and Boston College on Friday night Skarupa scored once for the Eagles and was the first star of the game; while Ott made 72 saves for Maine and was the third star as the Eagles edged the Black Bears 2-1 in quarterfinal action.
Anderson had a goal and two assists as Providence edged New Hampshire 5-4 in quarterfinal action on Saturday.
Coyne had a goal, three assists, and the first star of the game honors as Northeastern ousted Vermont 5-1 in quarterfinal action on Saturday. The four points tied the League record for points in a playoff game.
Jenner, Ambrose & Slebodnick Tabbed With Monthly Honors
The ECAC awards for February were announced Wednesday, Mar. 6 as Brianne Jenner from Cornell was voted Player of the Month; Clarkson’s Erin Ambrose was named the League’s Rookie of the Month; and Lauren Slebodnick, Cornell was selected as the Goaltender of the Month.
Jenner began her month with a six-point game against Union, tallying four goals and two assists for the second time this season. She added seven more points throughout the month and maintained a 13-game point scoring streak until Feb. 15. She led all Cornell players with 13 total points in February.
Ambrose continued her strong play on the blueline as the nation’s leading rookie defensive scorer helping lead Clarkson to a 6-2 record for the month as the Knights’ clinched second place in the ECAC Hockey standings. She posted two goals and three assists in the final six games for Clarkson.
Slebodnick had a terrific February, posting a 6-1-1 record to help the Big Red capture their fourth consecutive regular-season title. She had a gigantic home victory against Harvard in the middle of the month and posted shutouts in two of the final three games of the year. She had a 65-minute shutout against Dartmouth and gave up just seven total goals in eight league games.
Courtesy ECAC Hockey
Carpenter, Desjardins, and Savage Receive Hockey East Honors
Boston College forward Alex Carpenter, Northeastern goalie Chloe Desjardins, and Northeastern goalie Paige Savage are the Hockey East player, goalie, and rookie of the month for February.
Carpenter netted 17 points (10g,7a) in eight games in February, helping the Eagles to a 6-1-1 record. She also tallied two game-winning goals 40 shots on goal and a +10 rating. She had points in seven of the eight games with multi-point efforts in four contests for the Eagles. She wins the award for the second consecutive month.
Desjardins went 7-0-0 in February, posting a 1.71 GAA, .945 save percentage and her fourth shutout of the season for the Huskies. She notched 30+ saves three times and allowed two goals or fewer in five of the seven starts.
Savage had 10 points (4g,6a) in eight games in February, including three multi-point games and a goal in each of her last three games.
Courtesy Hockey East
CWHL Championship Trophy The Clarkson Cup To Be Housed Permanently In Hockey Hall Of Fame
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League is excited to announce that the Clarkson Cup, awarded annually to the team that wins the CWHL championship, has a new home at the Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto.
The Clarkson Cup, named after former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, who served from 1999 to 2005, was officially donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame during a ceremony this morning in the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Spotlight Theatre. Special guests in attendance included The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson herself, director of public affairs and assistant to the president of the Hockey Hall of Fame Ron Ellis, vice-president and curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame Phil Pritchard, Ontario Women’s Hockey Association president Fran Rider, CWHL commissioner Brenda Andress, 2013 Clarkson Cup chair Cathy Pin and CWHL players including Brampton Thunder forward Gillian Apps and Toronto Furies goaltender Sami Jo Small, who are both two-time Olympic gold medallists and accomplished alumnae of Canada’s National Women’s Team.
“I’m thrilled that the Clarkson Cup will be on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame to inspire women to play hockey to the best of their abilities,” the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson said.
“Women’s hockey has been a part of our nation for close to 100 years,” vice-president and curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame Phil Pritchard said. “We are thrilled and honoured to add the Clarkson Cup to our world-class silverware collection.”
The 2013 Clarkson Cup, presented by Scotiabank, is coming March 20-23 to the Centennial Community Centre in Markham. The 2013 edition marks the fifth annual Clarkson Cup, which is quickly becoming known as The Stanley Cup of women’s hockey, as the ultimate trophy to strive for in this fast-growing female sport.
“Today marks an important day in women’s hockey history,” CWHL commissioner Brenda Andress said. “The fact that the Clarkson Cup now has a home alongside the greatest trophies in hockey is a true sign that as the female game grows, so too does respect for the passion, skill and talent our players bring to the great Canadian sport.”
This season the Montreal Stars are looking for their third straight Clarkson Cup win, with the Alberta Hockey Club, Boston Blades, Brampton Thunder and Toronto Furies also battling this season for 2013 Canadian Women’s Hockey League bragging rights.
The Games This Week
The regular season ended with a Tuesday-Wednesday series between Syracuse and Lindenwood.
Caitlyn Post and Allysson Arcibal scored for Lindenwood; while Jacquie Greco did the same for Syracuse as Lindenwood edged the Orange 2-1 on Tuesday. Syracuse gained a split with a 4-1 win on Wednesday as Holly Carrie-Mattimoe, Sadie St. Germain, Shiann Darkangelo, and Jacquie Greco scored for Syracuse; while Kendra Broad did the same for Lindenwood.
In ECAC action on Tuesday Mary Parker scored a pair; while Kaitlin Spurling added a single as Harvard skated to a 3-1 win over Yale. Patricia McGauley scored the lone Bulldogs marker.
Two series got underway in College Hockey America quarterfinal action on Friday.
RIT disposed of Penn State in two straight games as Marissa Maugeri scored the lone goal of the game in the 1-0 win on Friday; and Kim Schlattman got the series winner 47 seconds into overtime; while Celeste Brown and Jess Paton scored in regulation in the 3-2 win. Taylor Gross and Hannah Hoenshell scored for the Nittany Loins. RIT will face Syracuse in the semis next Friday.
Robert Morris also swept Lindenwood starting with a 2-1 win thanks to Cobina Delaney’s goal at the 8:04 mark of the third overtime on Friday. Maddie Collias scored the other Colonials’ goal; while Alyssa West scored for Lindenwood. Thea Imbrogno and Dayna Newsom scored in the 2-0 win and series sweep on Saturday. Robert Morris will take on Mercyhurst in the semis next Friday.
Harvard, St. Lawrence, Clarkson, and Cornell also moved on to the ECAC semi-finals.
Spurling, Kalley Armstrong, and Miye D’Oench scored for Harvard in their 3-0 shutout of Dartmouth on Friday. The Crimson swept the series with a 4-0 win on Saturday as Lyndsey Fry had a pair; while Spurling and Parker had singles.
Kayla Raniwsky had the lone goal as St. Lawrence shut the door on Quinnipiac 1-0 on Friday. The Bobcats evened the series with a 3-2 win on Saturday with Amanda Colin adding the game winner 8:55 into the third overtime and one in regulation; while Kristen Eklund scored the other goal; while Rylee Smith added the two regulation goals for the Saints. Kelly Sabatine and Brooke Fernandez scored for St. Lawrence in their 2-0 win on Sunday.
Jamie Lee Rattray, Vanessa Gagnon, and Carly Mercer scored for Clarkson in their 3-2 win over Rensselaer on Friday. Taylor Horton and Alexa Gruschow added the Engineers’ markers. Rattray had a pair; while Shannon MacAulay, Vanessa Gagnon, and Olivia Howe had singles in the 5-2 win on Saturday. Lauren Wash and Katie Daniels added the Engineers’ goals.
Brianne Jenner had three goals; and Monika Leck and Erin Barley-Maloney had singles as Cornell nipped Colgate 5-4 on Friday. Miriam Drubel had two; and Jenna Klynstra and Brittany Phillips had singles for the Raiders. The Big Red won the series with a 3-2 win on Saturday thanks to Jenner’s, Taylor Woods’, and Lauriane Rougeau’s singles; while Melissa Kueber and Brittany Phillips scored for Colgate.
St. Lawrence will take on Cornell; while Harvard faces Clarkson in the semis on Saturday.
In Hockey East quarterfinal action on Friday Haley Skarupa and Melissa Bizzari scored for Boston College; while Jennifer More added the Maine goal as the Eagles nipped the Black Bears 2-1.
On Saturday Nicole Anderson, Molly Illikainen, Brooke Simpson, and Beth Hanrahan scored for Providence; while Kristina Lavoie, Arielle O’Neill, Caroline Broderick, and Jenna Lascelle scored for New Hampshire as the Friars edged the Wildcats 5-4.
Jenelle Kohanchuk had a pair; while Marie-Philip Poulin, Caroline Campbell, and Kayla Tutino had singles for Boston College in their 5-1 win over Connecticut. Margaret Zimmer added the lone Huskies’ goal.
Kelly Wallace had a pair; while Casey Pickett, Tori Hickel, and Kendall Coyne had singles as Northeastern skated to a 5-1 win over Vermont. Amanda Pelkey scored for the Catamounts.
Boston University will face Providence; while Northeastern takes on Boston College in semifinal action on Saturday.
Ohio State, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota are moving on to the WCHA semifinals.
Hokey Langan, Annie Svedin, Paige Semenza, and Ally Tarr scored for Ohio State; while Vanessa Thibault and Brigette Lacquette scored the Bulldogs’ goals as the Buckeyes doubled Minnesota-Duluth 4-2 on Friday. Tina Hollowell, Langan, and Minttu Tuominen scored in the 3-0 win and series sweep on Saturday.
Jocelyne Lamoureux, Michelle Karvinen, Josefine Jakobsen, Monique Lamoureux, and Becca Kohler scored for North Dakota in their 6-1 win over Minnesota State. Tracy McCann scored the lone goal for the Mavericks. Monique Lamoureux had four goals; while Jocelyne Lamoureux had a pair; and Jakobsen and Karvinen had singles in the 8-1 win and series sweep on Saturday. Lauren Barnes scored for Minnesota-State.
Minnesota got goals from Megan Bozek who had two; while Kelly Terry, Mira Jalosuo, and Rachael Bona had one apiece as the Gophers shut out Bemidji State 5-0 on Friday. Bozek, Baylee Gillanders, Milica McMillen, Sarah Davis, Hannah Brandt, Katie Frischmann, Meghan Lorence, and Brook Garzone all scored for the Gophers in their 8-0 win and series sweep on Saturday.
Karley Sylvester, Jordan Brickner, Brianna Decker, Erika Sowchuk, and Madison Packer scored for Wisconsin in their 5-0 shutout of St. Cloud State on Friday. Katy Josephs had two; while Packer and Decker found the back of the net once each as the Badgers completed the sweep with a 4-1 win on Saturday. Alex Nelson had the lone Huskies’ goal.
North Dakota will take on Wisconsin; while Minnesota faces Ohio State in the semis on Friday.
In the CWHL in the final game of their series on Monday night, February 25th Brampton got two goals from Gillian Apps and singles from Sarah Moe and Laura MacIntosh; while Tara Watchorn scored for Alberta in Brampton’s 4-1 win.
Montreal got three goals from Haley Irwin, two from Caroline Ouellette, and a single from Vanessa Davidson in their 6-2 win over Toronto. Rebecca Johnston and Jennifer Wakefield scored for the Furies. Emmanuelle Blais, Davidson, and Sarah Vaillancourt scored for Montreal; while Johnston and Natalie Spooner did the same for Toronto as the Stars completed the sweep with a 3-2 win on Sunday.
Meghan Duggan had a pair; while Kelley Steadman had a single as Boston skated to a 3-1 win over Brampton on Saturday. Apps had the lone Brampton marker. Hilary Knight had the hat trick; and Katka Mrazova had the single as the Blades completed the sweep with a 4-1 win on Sunday. Cherie Piper had the Brampton goal.
Maugeri, Newsom, and Imgrono lead all CHA playoff scorers with one goal and one assist each; while Colonials netminder Kristen DiCiocco is 2-0-0 with a 0.36 GAA and 0.985 SAV% to lead all goalies.
Jenner is the leading ECAC playoff scorer with four goals and four assists; while Harvard’s Emerance Maschmeyer (2-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SAV%) leads 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 puts her atop the WCHA playoff scoring race; while Minnesota’s Noora Raty is 1-0-0 with a 0.00 GAA, and 1.000 SAV%.
Boston leads the CWHL standings with their 17-4-1 record and 35 points. Montreal’s Meghan Agosta-Marciano has 13 goals and 25 assists in 20 games to lead all scorers; while Boston’s Genevieve Lacasse is 12-1-0-0-1 with a 1.36 GAA and 0.925 SAV% to lead all goalies.