Menard, Bryan, and St. Germain Receive CHA Honors
Syracuse forwards Isabel Menard and Sadie St. Germain and Wayne State goalie Delayne Brian are College Hockey America’s player, rookie, and goalie of the week for the week ending October 17th.
Menard added one assist in Syracuse’s 4-1 loss to Providence on Friday and the hat trick in Friday’s 7-1 thrashing of Connecticut. St. Germain had a goal and two assists in that game; and Menard and her were the first and second stars respectively.
Brian made 35 saves in the 7-2 loss to Boston University on Friday and 40 more in the 4-1 loss to the Terriers on Saturday.
Boulton, Sass, and Lahonen Receive ECAC Awards
Quinnipiac defenseman Regan Boulton, Colgate goalie Kimberly Sass, and St. Lawrence freshman goalie Caitlyn Lahonen are the ECAC Player, Goalie, and Rookie of the Week.
Boulton netted her first career hat trick, added one assist, and was the first star of the game in Friday’s 4-2 win over Maine and added another assist in the series split as the Bobcats lost 4-2 to the Black Bears on Saturday.
Sass made 27 saves on Friday in the Raiders’ 5-3 win over Connecticut on Friday.
Lahonen made 30 saves in Friday’s 1-1 overtime tie with Clarkson.
Hockey East Honors Poulin, Wasylk, and Lacasse
Boston University forward Marie-Philip Poulin, Boston College forward Taylor Wasylk, and Providence goalie Genevieve Lacasse are the Hockey East player, rookie, and goalie of the week.
Poulin began the weekend with a bang scoring four times and being named the first star of the game in as Boston University skated to a 7-2 win over Wayne State on Friday and followed that up with two helpers and the second star of the game award on Saturday as the Terriers completed the sweep with a 4-1 win.
Wasylk had a goal and an assist in the Eagles’ 3-0 shutout of conference foes Vermont on Friday and added another assist in Saturday’s 4-1 win and series sweep.
McIntosh, McElhinney, Allis, and Slavin are WCHA’s Best
Ohio State forwards Laura McIntosh and Becky Allis Bemidji State goalie Alana McElhinney, and North Dakota defenseman Jordan Slavin are the WCHA offensive, rookie, and defensive players of the week.
McInstoh and Allis had one assist each in the Buckeyes’ 3-1 win over St. Cloud State on Friday. On Saturday McIntosh followed that up with goals and two assists; and Allis added one more helper in OSU’s 6-1 win and series sweep.
McElhinney and Slavin are the co-winners of the Defensive Player of the Week award.
McElhinney made 56 saves (career high) as the Beavers defeated Mercyhurst 5-3 on Saturday for the team’s first ever win over a No. 1 ranked team.
In North Dakota’s road sweep of Minnesota Slavin had two assists in Friday’s 4-3 win and was the first star of the game and added a goal and assist in Saturday’s 3-1 victory.
Cornell, Wisconsin Top Polls
Cornell and Wisconsin are the new leaders in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magaine and USCHO.com polls respectively for the week ending October 17th.
The Big Red took 12 of the 19 first place votes in the first poll and eight of the 15 first place votes in the second; while the Badgers received five of the 15 first place votes in the first and second polls.
Wisconsin moved from fourth to second in the first poll and third to first in the second; while Cornell moved up one spot to first in the first poll and remained at second in the second.
Minnesota-Duluth moved from fifth to third in the first poll and picked up one first place voteand moved from fifth to fourth picking another first palce vote in teh USCHO.com poll; while Mercyhurst fell from first to third in the USCHO.com poll picking up one first place vote and fell from first to fourth with another first place vote in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. Boston University moved froth sixth to fifth in both polls.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll
1. Cornell 180 (12)
2. Wisconsin 165 (5)
3. Minnesota Duluth 146 (1)
4. Mercyhurst 139 (1)
5. Boston University 110
6. North Dakota 105
7. Minnesota 63
8. Boston College 62
9. The Ohio State 35
10. Harvard 23
USCHO.com Division I Poll
1 Wisconsin 5)
2 Cornell (8)
3 Mercyhurst (1)
4 Minnesota-Duluth (1)
5 Boston University
6 North Dakota
7 Boston College
10 Ohio State
The Games This Week
Meghan Agosta had two goals and one assist as Mercyhurst shutout Bemidji State 4-0 on Friday. The Beavers turned the tables on Saturday with a 5-3 victory thanks to Erin Cody’s two goals and two assists, Sadie Lundquist’s two goals and one helper, and Emily Erickson’s goal and assist.
Marie-Philip Poulin found the back of the net on four occasions as Boston University laid a 7-2 beating on Wayne State on Friday; and Jenelle Kohanchuk led the way with a goal and assist in Saturday’s 4-1 win and series sweep.
In part one of Clarkson’s home and home series with St. Lawrence on Friday in Potsdam Rylee Smith scored for St. Lawrence, while Danielle Skirrow replied for Clarkson as the teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie. In Canton on Saturday Juana Baribeau scored the empty net game winner with 34 seconds left in regulation in Clarkson’s 3-2 win.
Regan Boulton’s hat trick led Quinnipiac to a 4-2 win over Maine on Friday; while Jennie Gallo had a goal and assist as Maine turned the tables with a win by the same score on Saturday.
Kelli Stack found the twine twice and helped out on one more as Boston College shut the door on Vermont 3-0 on Friday. In the series clincher on Saturday Kristina Brown scored twice in the 4-1 win.
Mary Loken’s goal at the 32 second mark of the third gave North Dakota a 4-4 win over Minnesota on Friday; while Jordan Slavin’s goal and assist led the way for the Fighting Sioux’s first series sweep of the Gophers with a 3-1 win on Saturday.
Natalie Spooner and Shannon Reilly had a goal and assist each in Ohio State’s 3-1 win over St. Cloud State on Friday; while Laura McIntosh followed up with the hat trick and two helpers in the Buckeyes’ 6-1 sweep on Saturday.
In the non-series games on Friday Genevieve Lacasse made 31 saves as Providence was outshot 32-29 in their 4-1 win over Syracuse; Jocelyn Simpson had a goal and two helpers in Colgate’s 5-3 win over Connecticut; Lauren Hoffman found the back of the net twice in Union’s 3-0 blanking of Sacred Heart; Kristina Lavoie’s game winner at the 7:19 mark of the third saw New Hampshire nip Rensselaer 4-3; while in the exhibition games Rebecca Johnston scored a double double with two goals and two assists as Cornell laid a 6-0 beating on Etobicoke, and Alessandra Lind-Kenn found the net with 4:21 left in the game for the game winner in McGill’s 4-3 win over Princeton.
At the Pittsburgh College Hockey Showcase Katie MacSorley scored twice for Northeastern, and Brianna Delaney did the same for Robert Morris in the Huskies’ 9-4 win.
Haley Irwin scored twice and assisted on one more as Minnesota-Duluth skated to a 5-2 win over Minnesota State on Saturday; while Elin Holmlov found the net twice and lent a helping hand on one more as the Bulldogs completed the sweep with a 6-0 shutout on Sunday.
In the non-series Saturday games Isabel Menard had the hat trick in Syracuse’s 7-1 blasting of Connecticut; Alyse Ruff scored the game winner 3:22 into overtime in Providence’s 2-1 win over Colgate; and Arielle O’Neill had two goals and one assist as New Hampshire skated past Union 4-1.
Mercyhurst leads the CHA standings with their 5-1-0 record. Agosta leads all scorers with eight goals and eight assists in six games; while Agosta is still the scoring leader with eight goals and eight assists in six games. Teammate Hilary Pattenden is 5-1-0 with a 1.59 GAA and .929 SAV% to lead all goalies.
Like Mercyhurst, Quinnipiac also has a 5-1-0 record to lead the ECAC standings. Bobcats forward Kelly Babstock has found the back of the net on five occasions while helping out on nine more over the six games that she has skated in. Based on 300 minutes played Bobcats netminder Victoria Vigilanti is 3-1-0 to lead all goaltenders.
Boston College tops the Hockey East conference standings as they are 2-0-0; while their 4-0-0 record places them first overall. Eagles forward Kelli Stack is the conference scoring leader with four points (2G, 2A). Overall, Poulin leads all skaters with eight goals and five assists in five games.
Between the pipes Stack’s teammate Molly Schaus is 2-0-0 with a 0.50 GAA and 1.000 SAV%; while her 4-0-0 record, 0.75 GAA, and .968 SAV% puts her first overall.
Minnesota-Duluth and North Dakota are the leaders of the pack in the WCHA conference standings with their 3-1-0 records. The fighting Sioux are the overall leaders at 4-2-0.
Irwin leads all conference scorers with five goals and two assists in four games played; while Wisconsin’s Becca Ruegsegger is 1-0-0 with a 0.00 GAA and 1.000 SAV% to lead all conference netminders.
Ohio State forward Laura MacIntosh has 10 points (5G, 5A) to lead all scorers overall with Minnesota’s Noora Raty continuing to dominate all goalies overall as she has posted a 2-0-0 record to go along with her 0.00 GAA and 1.000 SAV%.
The Games To Come
There are only three conference games this week, and all of them take place in the WCHA.
On Friday and Saturday St. Cloud State welcomes Minnesota; North Dakota is in Mankato to face Minnesota State; and Ohio State is in Madison to take on the Badgers.
The exhibition series has Bemidji State taking on the Minnesota in Eveleth.
In the non-conference series’ Union is at home to Syracuse; Maine is at Niagara; Cornell hosts Robert Morris; and Wayne State and Colgate take to the ice in Hamilton, NY on Friday and Saturday.
Vermont hosts Yale on Friday and Saturday; and in the Saturday-Sunday series Minnesota-Duluth welcomes Connecticut.
In the non-series games on Friday Northeastern is at home to Princeton; Boston College is in Hamden to face Quinnipiac; New Hampshire and Clarkson face off in Durham; Providence is at home to Rensselaer; and St. Lawrence travels to Boston to face the Terriers.
The Friday exhibition contest will see Darmouth welcoming McGill.
On Saturday Boston University hosts Clarkson; Providence is at home to Princeton; and St. Lawrence continues their swing through New England with a stop in Durham to face the Wildcats.
McGill continues their US road trip with a stop in Cambridge in the exhibition game.