Women’s Weekly, October 20th, 2011

Bram, Pattenden, and Vint Are CHA Honorees

Mercyhurst teammates Bailey Bram and Hilary Pattenden and Robert Morris forward Rebecca Vint are College Hockey America’s player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending October 16th, 2011. Bram added three goals and was the first star of the game; and Pattenden made 23 saves and was the game’s third star on Saturday as Mercyhurst shutout Providence 5-0. Bram added another goal and the first star of the game award; and Pattenden made 30 saves and was the second star of the game in the team’s 3-0 win and series sweep on Sunday. Vint added two goals and one assist and was the first star of the game as Robert Morris edged Minnesota State 4-3 on Friday and followed that up with the lone goal for the Colonials as the Mavericks gained a series split with a 3-1 win on Saturday.

ECAC Honors Phillips, Kueber, and Howe

Colgate teammates forwards Brittany Phillips and Melissa Kueber and Clarkson goalie Erica Howe are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week. Phillips and Kueber were on a scoring rampage this weekend with Phillips scoring four times and lending a helping hand on six more; and Kueber scored five times and assisted on one more. In Colgate’s 7-2 win over Lindenwood on Friday Phillips scored twice and lent a helping hand on one more; and Kueber added a goal. Phillips led the team with two goals and lent a helping hand on five more; and Kueber added four goals and one assist in the team’s 8-2 win and series sweep on Saturday. Howe made 34 saves in Clarkson’s 3-2 win over Syracuse on Friday and stopped 20 of the 22 that were sent her way in the team’s 4-2 win and series sweep on Saturday.

Pickett, Wasylk, Tutino, and Gilligan Are Hockey East’s Best

Northeastern forward Casey Pickett and Boston College forward Taylor Wasylk are the Hockey East co-players of the week; while Boston University forward Kayla Tutino is the top rookie, and New Hampshire netminder Jenn Gilligan is the best goalie. Picket scored twice to lead Northeastern to a 2-1 win over Union on Friday and added another assist as the Huskies skated to a 3-1 win over Quinnipiac on Saturday. Wasylk scored once and lent a helping hand on two more as the Eagles shutout New Hampshire 5-0 on Saturday. Tutino had the hat trickand the first star of the game award to lead BU to a 1-0 win over Union on Saturday. Gilligan stopped 24 of the 26 shots that were sent her way as New Hampshire and Boston College skated to a 1-1 tie on Friday.

WCHA Honors McIntosh, Rigsby, and Karvinen

Ohio State forward Laura McIntosh, Wisconsin goalie Alex Rigsby, and North Dakota forward Michelle Karvinen are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.
McIntosh had two goals and two assists as the Buckeyes skated to a pair of 5-1 wins over St. Cloud State on Friday and Saturday. She had a goal and assist on Friday and a another goal and assist on Saturday. She finished the week a +5. Rigsby made 25 saves in the Badgers’ 3-2 win over Minnesota on Friday and another 27 as the Gophers gained a series split with a 3-2 win on Sunday. In North Dakota’s series with Vermont this past weekend Karvinen scored twice while lending a helping hand on one more in the Fighting Sioux’s 9-1 win on Saturday and was the second star of that game. She added two more helpers as the Sioux completed the sweep with a 4-1 win on Sunday. Karvinen finished the week a +5.

Wisconsin Tops In Both Polls

Wisconsin is the top team in both the USA Hockey/USA Today Magazine and USCHO.com polls this week. The Badgers received 17 of 19 first place votes in the first poll and all 15 first place votes in the second. Minnesota, Cornell, and Boston University finished second, third, and fourth in both polls; while Minnesota-Duluth was the fifth place team in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, and Boston College was the fifth place team in the USCHO.com poll. Minnesota and Cornell received the remaining two first place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll – #4
1 University of Wisconsin, 187 (17)
2 University of Minnesota, 164 (1)
3 Cornell University, 162 (1)
4 Boston University
5 University of Minnesota Duluth
6 Boston College
7 University of North Dakota
8 Northeastern University
9 Mercyhurst College
10 Dartmouth University

Others receiving votes: Ohio State University, 14; Bemidji State University, 3; St. Lawrence University, 3; Harvard University, 2; Clarkson University, 1.

USCHO.com Division I Women’s Poll
October 17, 2011
1 Wisconsin (15)
2 Minnesota
3 Cornell
4 Boston University
5 Boston College
6 Minnesota-Duluth
7 North Dakota
8 Northeastern
9 Mercyhurst
10 Dartmouth

The Games This Week
In the series between Clarkson and Syracuse on Friday in Syracuse Jamie Lee Rattray’s goal with 2:19 left in regulation saw Clarkson come away with a 3-2 win. Clarkson swept the series with a 4-2 victory on Saturday, and once again Rattray led the way with a goal and assist. On Friday Niagara needed overtime and a goal from Kristen Richards 4:08 in to get past Rensselaer 5-4. Kelsey Welch scored the game winner 14:17 into the third as the Purple Eagles completed the sweep with a 3-2 win on Saturday. Cobina Delaney scored the game winner 3:27 into overtime to give Robert Morris a 4-3 win over Minnesota State on Friday. Jackie Otto added a goal and assist as the Mavericks gained a split in the series with a 3-1 victory on Saturday. In the Saturday-Sunday series Mercyhurst went into Providence and skated away with a 5-0 shutout with Bailey Bram leading the way with a hat trick on Saturday. Bram, Jill Szandzik, and Kelley Steadman all scored as the team swept the Friars with a 3-0 shutout on Sunday.

Brittany Phillips led Colgate with two goals and one assist to a 7-2 win over Lindenwood on Friday; while Melissa Kueber scored four times and helped on one more as the Raiders completed the sweep with an 8-2 win on Saturday. In the lone Hockey East conference series Alex Carpenter scored for Boston College; and Kristine Horn replied for New Hampshire as the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie on Friday. Taylor Wasylk found the twine once and lent a helping hand on two more as the Eagles completed the sweep with a 5-0 shutout on Saturday. Tess Dusik’s second of the year 1:54 into overtime gave Bemidji State a 3-2 win over Maine on Friday; while Emily Erickson scored twice and assisted on one more as the Beavers swept the series with a 7-0 rout on Saturday. Haley Irwin scored the game winner 17:30 into the third as Minnesota-Duluth nipped Connecticut 5-4 on Friday. Jessica Wong scored the game winner 5:55 into the second in the Bulldogs’ 6-1 victory on Saturday.

There were two WCHA conference series this past weekend. In one Laura McIntosh and Natalie Spooner had a goal and assist each for Ohio State as the Buckeyes skated to a 5-1 win over St. Cloud State on Friday. Spooner, Ally Tarr, and McIntosh added another goal and assist each in the Buckeyes’ 5-1 win and series sweep on Saturday. In the other Carolyne Prévost found the back of the net on two occasions as Wisconsin nipped Minnesota 3-2 on Friday. Amanda Kessel scored the game winner 7:14 into the third as the Gophers turned the tables with a 3-2 win of their own to gain a series split on Sunday. In the Saturday-Sunday series Jocelyne Lamoureux scored two goals and lent a helping hand one three more as North Daktoa routed Vermont 9-1 on Saturday. Lamoureux and her sister Monique Lamoureux-Kolls added a goal and assist each in Sunday’s 4-1 win and series sweep.

In the non-two games series Casey Pickett provided all the offense Northeastern needed to get past Union 2-1 on Friday; and Kelly Wallace, Kendall Coyne, and Rachel Llanes provided all the offense in the Huskies’ 3-1 win over Quinnipiac on Saturday. Kayla Tutino added the hat trick to lead Boston University to a 6-2 win over Union on Saturday.

The Leaders

Mercyhurst is on top of the CHA standings with their 4-2-0 record; while Robert Morris forward Rebecca Vint tops all scorers with six goals and three assists in four games. Mercyhurst goalie Hilary Pattenden (4-2-0, 1.32 GAA, and 0.954 SAV%) tops all goalies. St. Lawrence is the top team in the ECAC as they have a 3-0-1 record. Clarkson forward Jamie Lee Rattray is the top scorer with 12 points in six games; and Rensselaer netminder Kelly O’Brien is the top goalie at 2-1-0, with a 1.01 GAA and 0.955 SAV%. Northeastern is unbeaten at 4-0-0 to lead all Hockey East teams; while Boston University forward Jenn Wakefield is the top scorer with seven goals and four assists in five games played; while Northeastern netminder Florence Schelling is the top goalie as she has won three games while losing none and tying none, has a goals against average of 1.00 and 0.962 SAV%. Ohio State is the top WCHA team at 3-0-1; while Wisconsin forward Brianna Decker tops all point getters with seven goals and nine assists in six games; while Minnesota’s Noora Raty is the top goalie with her 5-1-0 record, 1.06 GAA, and 0.942 SAV%.

The Games To Come

On Tuesday Alley Bero and Jessica Hon found the back of the net once and lent a helping hand on one more each as St. Lawrence doubled Niagara 6-3. There is one game on Wednesday as Syracuse is at home against Colgate. Minnesota is at home to Minnesota State for two games Thursday and Friday.

In the non-conference series Rensselaer is at home to Robert Morris; and Syracuse welcomes Union on Friday and Saturday. Niagara travels to New Haven to face Yale on Friday and to New Jersey to face Yale on Saturday. On Friday Boston College welcomes Quinnipiac; Clarkson is at home to Boston University; New Hampshire is at St. Lawrence; Dartmouth is at home to McGill; and Princeton welcomes Northeastern.

Connecticut welcomes Maine for a Hockey East conference series Friday and Saturday. The lone Hockey East game on Saturday will see Vermont and Providence take to the ice in Burlington. Three WCHA conference series will take place on Friday and Saturday as Bemidji State welcomes St. Cloud State; North Dakota is at home to Ohio State; and Wisconsin is in Duluth to face UMD. Boston College welcomes Dartmouth on Sunday.

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