Women’s Weekly, November 11th, 2010

Bram Is CHA Player of the Week

Mercyhurst forward Bailey Bram is the CHA Player of the Week for the week ending November 7th. Bram began the week with three goals against Cornell in the Lakers’ 4-3 win last Tuesday and followed that up with a goal in the 4-3 loss to Niagara on Saturday.

Hughes, Butler, and Mazzotta Are ECAC’s Best

Cornell teammates senior forward Hayley Hughes and junior goalie Amanda Mazzotta and Princeton freshman forward Sally Butler are the ECAC’s player, goalie, and rookie of the week.

Maxotta made 24 saves as Mercyhurst edged Cornell 4-3 last Tuesday. She followed that up with 24 saves, and Hughes scored twice and assisted on one more in the Big Red’s 3-0 shutout of Harvard on Friday. Hughes had three more helpers, and Mazzotta stopped 24 more shots in the 6-1 rout of Dartmouth on Saturday.

Butler added the game winning goal 8:15 into the second as Princeton edged Renesselear 2-1 on Friday and added another game winner 1:13 into overtime in the Tigers’ 3-2 win over Union on Saturday. She also added an assist in that contest.

Miller, Douville, and Schelling Receive Hockey East Honors

Boston University defenseman Kathryn Miller, Vermont goalie Roxanne Douville, and Northeastern goalie Florence Schelling are the Hockey East player, rookie, and defensive player of the week.

Miller had a goal,two assists, and was the first star of the game in BU’s 4-1 win over Providence on Friday and had another goal, assist, and was the third star of Saturday’s 5-2 victory over New Hampshire.

Douville made 22 saves as the Catamounts lost 2-0 to New Hampshire on Saturday and followed that up with 33 more and the third star of the game award as Vermont skated to a 2-2 overtime tie with Boston College on Sunday.

Schelling stopped stopped 21 of the 24 shots sent her way in the Huskies’ 3-1 loss to Boston College on Wednesday and was the first star of Saturday’s game as she made 34 saves as Northeastern shutout Yale 4-0 as they were outshot 34-33.

WCHA Honors Tikkinen, Slavin, and Gillanders

Minnesota State forward Nina Tikkinen, North Dakota defenseman Jordan Slavin, and Minnesota-Duluthh forward Brienna Gillanders are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.

Tikkinen was the first star of the game as she added three helpers in MSU’s 4-1 win over St. Cloud State on Friday. She followed that up with a goal and assist as the Mavericks’ doubled the Huskies 4-2 for the series sweep on Saturday.

Slavin scored the game tying goal with 1:18 left in regulation, added one assis, and was the first star of the game as UND took four of six points from their series with Ohio State with a 2-2 overtime tie on Sunday.

Gillanders scored the game winner 10:07 into the second and assisted on one more as the Bulldogs gained a split and took three points from their series with Bemidji State with a 3-1 win on Sunday. She was the first star of the game.

Badgers atop the polls

Wisconsin is the number one team in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls this week.
The Badgers received 14 first place votes in the first poll and 11 in the second.

Cornell finished second receiving four first place votes in the first and three in the second.  Mercyhurst was third in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and fourth in the USCHO.com poll; while Minnesota-Duluth was third in the USCHO.com poll and fourth on the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Boston University finished fifth on both polls and received the final first place vote in the USCHO.com poll.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Poll – November 9, 2010

1. Wisconsin 183 (14)
2. Cornell 159 (4)
3. Mercyhurst 144
4. Minnesota Duluth 143
5. Boston University 127
6. Boston College 93
7. Minnesota 69
8. North Dakota 62
9. The Ohio State 34
10. Harvard 26

Others receiving votes: Providence College, 13; New Hampshire, 1.

USCHO.com Division I Women’s Poll November 8, 2010

1 Wisconsin (11)
2 Cornell (3)
3 Minnesota-Duluth
4 Mercyhurst
5 Boston University (1)
6 Boston College
7 Minnesota
8 North Dakota
9 Ohio State
10 Harvard
10 Providence

Others Receiving Votes: New Hampshire 7

The Games This Week

Bram added the hat trick as College Hockey America leaders Mercyhurst improved their record to 7-1-0 with a 4-3 win over Cornell, who leads the ECAC conference standings with their 4-0-0 conference record; Providence got two goals from Laura Veharanta to lead them to a 3-1 win over Yale in non-conference action; while the ECAC game saw Regan Boulton lead the way with two goals for Quinnipiac in the Bobcats’ 5-2 victory over Princeton on Tuesday.

On Wednesday Hockey East conference leaders Boston College improve their conference record to 4-0-1 thanks to Molly Schaus making 28 saves as the Terriers were outshot 29-27 in their 3-1 win over conference foes Northeastern.

On Thursday Rylee Smith found the back of the net twice as St. Lawrence doubled Niagara 4-2 in non-conference action.
In non-conference play on Friday Kali Gillanders scored the game winner 12:50 into the third in Clarkson’s 3-2 win over Syracuse.

ECAC conference action began on Friday with four games. Kelly Foley led the way with a goal and two assists as Dartmouth skated to a 6-2 win over Colgate; Amanda Mazzotta picked up the win making 24 saves as Cornell shutout Harvard 3-0; Cassie Seguin made 21 saves as Princeton was outshot 22-17 in their 2-1 win over Rensselaer; and Kelly Babstock had a goal and assist for Quinnipiac as the Bobcats’ nipped Union 3-2.

Four series took place in the WCHA this past weekend. Emily West and Sarah Erickson scored twice and assisted on one more each with Erickson’s first 14:42 into the second being the game winner as Minnesota skated to a 7-5 win over WCHA conference leaders Wisconsin (6-1-0) on Friday; while Hilary Knight scored twice in the Badgers’ 5-0 shutout on Saturday.

Emily Erickson scored the game’s only goal with 6:35 left in regulation as Bemidji State nipped Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 on Friday; while the Bulldogs turned the tables with a 3-1 victory on Saturday thanks to Elin Holmlov’s goal and two helpers. Nina Tikkinen led the way with three assists as Minnesota State beat St. Cloud State 4-1 on Friday. Her second helper came on Kathleen Rogan’s game winner 9:58 into the first. Tracy McCann found the back of the net twice with her second with 2:08 left in the second deciding the game for the Mavericks in the 4-2 series sweep on Saturday.

Alyssa Wiebe scored the game winner with 14 seconds left in the overtime to as North Dakota nipped Ohio State 3-2 on Saturday. Jordan Slavin led the way for the Fighting Sioux with a goal and assist; and Christina Mancuso and Shannon Reilly found the back of the net for the Buckeyes as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie on Sunday.

In CHA conference action on Saturday Kristen Richards scored the game winner 3:01 into overtime as Niagara edged Mercyhurst 4-3.

In non-conference play on Saturday Erica Farrer added two goals and two assists to lead Brown to a 5-1 victory over Sacred Heart; and Florence Schelling made 34 saves as Northeastern was outshot 34-33 in their 4-0 shutout of Yale.

In ECAC action Cornell got two goals each from Catherine White and Karlee Overguard in their 6-1 win over Dartmouth; Kalley Armstrong’s game winner 5:14 into the third period gave Harvard a 3-1 win over Colgate; Sally Butler’s goal 1:13 into overtime gave Princeton a 3-2 victory over Union; and Clare Padmore and Alisa Harrison scored for Rensselaer as they shutout Quinnipiac 2-0.

In Hockey East action Saturday Jocelyn Slattery, Casey Knajdek, and Taylor Gross scored for Connecticut, and Jennie Gallo replied for Maine in Connecticut’s 3-1 win; Katherine Miller led the way for Boston University with a goal and lent a helping hand on two more as the Terriers’ were victorious by a 4-1 score over Providence; and Lindsey Minton stopped all 21 shots sent her way in New Hampshire’s 2-0 shutout of Vermont.

The weekend ended with three Hockey East games on Sunday as Alyse Ruff and Corinne Buie scored once and lent a helping hand on one more each as Providence beat Maine 3-1; Jillian Kirchner and Jenelle Kohanchuk led the way with two goals and one assist each as Boston University skated to a 5-2 win over New Hampshire; and Kailey Nash scored Vermont’s second goal and added one assist, and Kelli Stack scored both goals for Boston College as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie.

The Leaders

Mercyhurst leads the CHA standings with their 1-0-0 record and the overall CHA standings with their 7-2-0 record. Lakers forwards Meghan Agosta and Christine Bestland share the conference scoring lead with two goals and one assist each; while their goalie Hilary Pattenden is 1-0-0 with a 3.02 GAA and 1.000 SAV%. Agosta has 10 goals and nine assists to lead overall; while Pattenden is 7-2-0 with a goals against average of 2.18 and .903 SAV%.

Cornell leads the ECAC Conference standings as they are 4-0-0;while their 6-1-0 record puts them first overall. Cornell rookie Brianne Jenner has six points (2G, 4A) to lead all conference scorers; while Babstock leads all point getters overall with 21 (7G, 14A). Between the pipes Jenner’s teammate Amanda Mazzotta is 4-0-0 with a 0.75 GAA and .968 SAV% in the conference; and she is 6-1-0 with a 1.43 GAA and .931 SAV% to lead overall.

Boston College has a 4-0-2 record to lead the Hockey East conference standings; while they share the overall lead with their cross town rivals Boston University who are 8-1-1; while the Eagles are 7-0-3. Stack leads all conference scorers with seven goals and five assists in the two games that she has skated in; while her 11 goals and eight helpers in 10 games places her first overall.

Boston College goaltender Molly Schaus has backstopped the Eagles to four wins, no losses, and a tie; has a goals against average of 0.79 and .964 SAV% to lead all conference goalies; and she is 6-0-1 with a 1.13 GAA,and .949 SAV% to lead all Hockey East goalies.

Wisconsin has a 7-1-0-0 record to lead the WCHA conference standings, and their nine wins, one loss, and no ties places them first overall. Wisconsin forward Meghan Duggan is the top conference point getter with seven goals and 10 assists. Between the pipes UMD senior Kim Martin is 4-2-0 with a goals against average of 1.37 and .944 SAV% to lead all conference goalies; while she is 5-2-0 while posting a 1.17 GAA, and .951 SVA% to lead overall. Ohio State forward Laura MacIntosh (6G, 15A) leads all scorers.

The Games To Come

Action resumes again on Veteran’s Day with one Hockey East matchup that will see Maine host Northeastern Thursday and Friday.

There is one CHA conference series played this weekend as Robert Morris hosts Wayne State on Friday and Saturday.

Niagara is in Hamilton to face Colgate on Friday and Saturday in the non-conference series.

In the WCHA there are only two series this weekend as Bemidji State is at home to North Dakota; and Minnesota State is in Columbus to face Ohio State on Friday and Saturday.

There are two Hockey East conference series this weekend as Vermont is in Boston to take on the Terriers on Friday and Saturday; while New Hampshire and Connecticut play a home and home series that begins in Durham on Saturday and ends on Sunday in Storrs.

In ECAC action on Friday Princeton is at home to Dartmouth; Harvard is in Hamden to face Quinnipiac; Yale and Rensselaer face off in New Haven; and Union makes their way to Providence to face Brown.

On Saturday Quinnipiac is at home to Dartmouth; Princeton hosts Harvard; Brown takes on Rensselaer in Providence; and Yale hosts Union.

In non-conference games Clarkson hosts Syracuse; and Boston College is in Canton to face St. Lawrence on Friday.

At the Four Nations Cup in Clarenville, NL on Tuesday Saara Tuominen, Karoliina Rantamäki, and Michelle Karvinen scored for Finland in their 3-0 shutout of Sweden; and Noora Raty made 423 saves in the win; while Kim Martin stopped 41 of the 44 pucks that were sent her way.

The game in St. John’s was another Canada-USA showdown that went down to the wire as the Americans won 3-2 in a shootout as Hilary Knight was the only shooter to score. Jenny Potter and Meghan Duggan scored the other American goals; while Marie-Philip Poulin and Meaghan Mikkelson were the Team Canada goalscorers. Jessie Vetter made 32 saves in the win; while Shannon Szabados made 23 in the loss.

In Clarenville on Wednesday Team Canada routed the Swedes 8-1 as Natalie Spooner had the hat trick; Rebecca Johnson had two; and Haley Irwin, Vicki Bendus, and Meaghan Mikkelson had singles. Therése Sjolander replied for Sweden. Kim St-Pierre made 21 saves in the win; while Sara Grahn made 50 in the loss.

In St. John’s Meghan Duggan had two goals; and Jocelyne Lamoureux and Brianna Decker had singles as the United States shutout Finland 4-0. Molly Schaus made 21 saves in the win; while Maija Hassinen made 36 in the loss.

On Friday the Americans take on Sweden; and Canada faces Finland at Mile One Centre in St. John’s. The bronze and gold medal games will be played on Saturday.

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