Bestland, Drinkwater, and Janiga Are CHA’s Best
Mercyhurst teammates Christine Bestland and Emily Janiga and Syracuse goalie Jessica Drinkwater are College Hockey America’s player, rookie, and goalie of the week for the week ending October 14th.
Bestland began the week with three assists; and Janiga had two helpers as the Lakers opened their series with Providence with a 6-3 win on Friday. Bestland scored twice, lent a helping hand on one more, and was the first star of the game; while Janiga found the back of the net once, assisted on three more, and was the game’s third star as Mercyhurst completed the sweep with a 5-0 shutout on Saturday.
Drinkwater made 21 saves 4-0 shutout of Penn State on Saturday.
Babstock, MacAulay, and Rando are ECAC’s Best
Quinnipiac forward Kelly Babstock, Clarkson forward Shannon MacAulay, and Colgate goalie Ashlynne Rando are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week.
Babstock began the weekend with four goals, one assist, and the first star of the game award as Quinnipiac skated to a 6-1 win over Maine on Friday. She followed that up with one goal, two assists, and another first star of the game award in Saturday’s 5-2 win and series sweep.
MacAulay had a goal and assist in the Golden Knights’ 5-1 win over Vermont on Saturday.
Rando made 35 saves in the 4-1 win over Connecticut on Saturday.
Hockey East Honors Coyne Lefort, and Desjardins
Northeastern teammates forward Kendall Coyne and goalie Chloe Desjardins and Boston University forward Sarah Lefort are the Hockey East player, defensive player, and rookie of the week.
Coyne scored three times and was the game’s first star; while Desjardins made 18 saves and was the third star as the Huskies skated to a 4-1 win over Union on Friday. Desjardins made 24 saves and was the second star of the game in the 1-0 win over Rensselaer on Saturday.
Lefort began the weekend with a goal as the Eagles edged Rensselaer 3-2 on Friday and found the back of the net twice and was the game’s first star in the team’s 6-2 victory over Union on Saturday.
WCHA Honors Semenza, Black, and Fitzgerald
Ohio State forward Paige Semenza; UMD goalie Kayla Black; and St. Cloud State goalie Katie Fitzgerald are the WCHA offensive, defensive, and rookie players of the week.
Semenza had the hat trick on Friday as the Buckeyes skated to a 5-3 win over North Dakota on Friday.
Black made 31 saves in the Bulldogs’ 2-0 shutout over Wisconsin on Saturday and made 25 more in the 1-0 win and series sweep on Sunday.
Fitzgerald made 34 save and was the game’s first star as the Huskies skated to a 3-1 win over Bemidji State on Friday.
Minnesota Tops Polls
The University of Minnesota tops both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and uscho.com polls.
The Gophers received all 19 first place votes in the first poll and all 15 votes in the second.
Cornell, Boston University, Boston College, and Clarkson all rounded out the top five in each poll.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll
1 Minnesota 190 (19)
3 Boston University
4 Boston College
7 Ohio State
10 North Dakota
Others receiving votes: Minnesota Duluth, 33; Harvard, 16.
USCHO.com Division I Women’s Poll
October 15, 2012
3 Boston University
4 Boston College
6 Ohio State
10 North Dakota
Others receiving votes: Minnesota-Duluth 28, Harvard 10.
The Games This Week
In the series between Mercyhurst and Providence the Lakers took both games on Friday and Saturday this past weekend. On Friday night Christie Cicero led the way with two goals in the 6-3 win; while Christine Bestland had a pair in the 5-0 shutout on Saturday.
Minnesota State got goals from Emilia Andersson, Lauren Smith, and Kelsie Scott in their 3-0 shutout of Lindenwood on Friday. In the 4-1 series sweep on Saturday Casey Hirsch led the way with a pair.
Holly Carrie-Mattimoe, Shiann Darkangelo, Melissa Piacentini, and Nicole Ferrara scored for Syracuse in their 4-0 win over Penn State on Saturday. Laurie Kingsbury and Margot Scharfe led the way with two goals each in the 6-0 Orange win on Sunday.
Thea Imbrogno had two goals to lead Robert Morris to a 6-0 exhibition win over the Cambridge Flury on Saturday night; while Rebecca Vint had the hat trick in the 7-1 exhibition win over Oakville on Sunday.
Kelly Babstock had four goals to lead Quinnipiac to a 6-1 win over Maine on Friday. Babstock, Erica Uden Johansson, Brittany Lyons, Nicole Connery, and Breann Frykas all scored as the Bobcats completed the sweep with a 5-2 win on Saturday.
Miriam Drubel, Melissa Kueber, Jenna Klynstra, Taylor Craig, and Rachel Walsh all scored for Colgate in their 5-3 win over Connecticut on Friday; while Jocelyn Simpson led the way with two goals in the 4-1 win and series sweep on Saturday.
Amanda Kessel added a pair as Minnesota opened their series with St. Lawrence with a 5-0 win on Friday; while Kessel, Sarah Davis, Milica McMillen, Hannah Brandt, Becky Kortum, and Kelly Terry all had singles as the Golden Gophers completed the sweep with a 6-0 win on Saturday.
Jamie Lee Rattray led the way with two goals as Clarkson skated to a 4-1 win over Vermont on Friday. Rattray, Shelby Nisbet, Olivia Howe, Danielle Skirrow, and Shannon MacAulay all scored for the Golden Knights in their 5-1 win and series sweep on Saturday.
In the WCHA series Ohio State and North Dakota split their series as Paige Semenza had the hat trick in the Buckeyes’ 5-3 win on Saturday; and Jocelyne Lamoureux scored both the North Dakota goals in the 2-0 win on Saturday.
Cari Coen, Alex Nelson, and Kalli Funk scored for St. Cloud State in the Huskies’ 3-1 win over Bemidji State on Friday; while Abby Ness added the lone goal of the game as St. Cloud State swept the Beavers with a 1-0 win on Saturday.
Jenna McParland and Brienna Gillanders scored for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in their 2-0 shutout of Wisconsin on Saturday. Jessica Wong was the lone goal scorer as the Bulldogs completed the sweep with a 1-0 win on Sunday.
Cara Curran, Casey Stathopoulos, and Alanna Woodford all added a pair each for Sacred Heart in their 7-1 exhibition win over Rhode Island on Friday; and Catherine Chittick added two as Sacred Heart completed the sweep with a 4-1 win on Saturday.
In the non-two game series contests on Friday Brianne Jenner scored twice to lead Cornell to a 5-2 exhibition win over the Brampton Thunder; Dakota Woodworth added the game winner with 2:07 left in the first period as Boston University edged Rensselaer 3-2; Princeton skated to a 4-1 exhibition win over the Toronto Aeros; Kendall Coyne had the hat trick as Northeastern skated to a 4-1 win over Union.
Katie MacSorley scored the game winner 7:31 into the second as Northeastern edged Rensselaer 1-0; Sarah Lefort and Kayla Tutino both had a pair each as Boston University skated to a 6-2 win over Union; Jamie Haddad and Ashley Dunbar found the back of the net as Yale blanked the Toronto Jr. Aeros in exhibition play; and Hilary Knight, Caitlin Cahow, Kelli Stack, and Bray Ketchum scored for the CWHL’s Boston Blades in their 4-3 exhibition win over Boston College on Saturday.
On Sunday Brown skated to a 3-1 exhibition win over the Toronto Jr. Aeros; while Julie Chu, Noemie Marin, and Haley Irwin scored for the CWHL’s Montreal stars in their 3-1 exhibition win over Cornell.
Bestland leads all CHA scorers with six goals and 10 assists in six games played; while her teammate Stephanie Ciampa is 3-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and 0.949 SAV% to lead all goalies.
Babstock’s eight goals and six assists in the four games that she has played in gives her the ECAC scoring lead; while Clarkson’s Erica Howe leads all goalies with her 3-0-0 record, a goals against average of 1.00, and 0.959 SAV%.
Coyne is the top point getter in Hockey East action as she has found the net five times while lending a helping hand on three more in the five games that she has skated in; while Northeastern’s Chloe Desjardins has won four games; while losing one, with one overtime and one shootout loss; has a goals against average of 1.40; and a 0.929 SAV%.
Minnesota’s Hannah Brandt is the top scorer in the WCHA as she has nine goals and nine assists in six games; while her teammate Noora Raty is 5-0-0 with a 0.23 GAA, and 0.990 SAV%.