Women’s Weekly: October 27th, 2011

Vint, Ryplanski, and LaCombe Are CHA Players of the Week

A trio of freshman were honored by College Hockey America this week as Robert Morris forward Rebecca Vint, Niagara goalie Abby Ryplanski, and Syracuse forward Allie LaCombe are the player, goalie, and rookie of the week for the week ending October 23rd.

Vint added two goals and two assists as Robert Morris skated to a 5-1 win over Rensselaer on Friday and added another goal and assist as the Colonials completed the sweep with a 4-2 win on Saturday.
Ryplanski made 20 saves in Niagara’s 5-1 win over Yale on Friday and 27 more as the Purple Eagles skated to a 3-1 win over Princeton on Saturday.

LaCombe found the back of the net twice as Syracuse were nipped 4-3 by Union on Friday and added another goal and assist as the team gained a split in the series with a 5-3 win on Saturday.

ECAC Honors Foley, Valente, and Howe

Dartmouth forward Kelly Foley, Union forward Christine Valente, and Clarkson goalie Erica Hower are the ECAC player, rookie, and goalie of the week. Foley scored twice and lent a helping hand on two more as Dartmouth lost 4-3 to Boston College on Sunday. Valente scored once and lent a helping hand on one more as Union edged Syracuse 4-3 on Friday. Howe made 24 saves as Boston University and Clarkson skated to a 2-2 overtime tie on Friday and followed that up with 12 more in the 2-1 win over New Hampshire on Saturday.

Field, Hanrahan, Povova, and Panicca Receive Hockey East Awards

Boston College forward Emily Field is the Hockey East player of the week, while Providence forward Beth Hanrahan and Northeastern forward Lucie Povova are the co-rookies; and Connecticut goalie Nicole Panicca is the defensive player of the week. Field found the back of the net once and lent a helping hand on one more as Boston College shutout Quinnipiac 5-0 on Friday and added the game winner with two seconds left in regulation and two assists in the 4-3 win over Dartmouth on Sunday. Hanrahan scored twice in the Friars’ 4-3 win over Vermont on Saturday with her game winner coming at the 19:31 mark of the third; while Pavova scored twice and lent a helping hand on one more as Northeastern routed Yale 7-0 on Saturday. Panicca made 21 saves in 41:59 of relief as Conneticut were edged 4-3 by Maine on Friday and added 31 more as the Huskies rebounded with a 3-0 win over the Black Bears on Saturday.

Lamoureux-Kolls, Rigsby, and Karvinen Are WCHA’s Best

University of North Dakota teammates Monique Lamoureux-Kolls and Michelle Karvinen and Wisconsin goalie Alex Rigsby are the WCHA offensive, rookie, and defensive players of the week.
It’s the second consecutive week that Rigsby and Karvinen have received the awards. Lamoureux-Kolls scored once and lent a helping hand on four more; and Karvinen added the hat trick and one assist as UND routed Ohio State 11-1 on Friday. Karvinen was the game’s first star and Lamoureux-Kolls the second. Lamoureux-Kolls found the back of the net three times and lent a helping hand on two more; and Karvinen scored twice and assisted on another one as the Fighting Sioux swept the series with another one sided win 7-1 on Saturday. Lamoureux-Kolls ws that game’s first star. Rigsby made 34 saves for Wisconsin as the Badgers skated to a 4-3 win over Minnesota-Duluth on Friday and added 46 more as the team doubled the Bulldogs 6-3 for the series sweep on Saturday.

USA Four Nations Roster Announced

USA Hockey has announced the first 20 members of the team that will compete at the Four Nations Cup from Nov. 9-13 in Nyköping, Sweden. Two goalies will be added following the training camp in Hamden, CT from November 1st-6th. Fifteen players who won the gold medal at the 2001 World Championships will be part of the roster including. defensemen Kacey Bellamy, ,Caitlin Cahow, Molly Engstrom, Gigi Marvin, and Josephine Pucci; and forwards Julie Chu, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, Jenny Potter, Jen Schoullis, and Kelli Stack. Brianne McLaughlin, Molly Schaus, and Jessie Vetter, will be vying for the two goaltending spots on the roster. The U.S. will open play against Sweden on Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m. EST at Stora Hallen Arena. A full schedule is below.

Roster
29 G Brianne McLauglin 5-8 130 6/20/87 L Sheffield Village, Ohio
1 G Molly Schaus 5-9 156 7/29/88 L Natick, Mass. Boston Blades
31 G Jessie Vetter 5-8 154 12/19/85 L Cottage Grove, Wis.
22 D Kacey Bellamy 5-8 144 4/22/87 L Westfield, Mass. Boston Blades
8 D Caitlin Cahow 5-4 164 5/20/85 L Branford, Conn. Boston Blades
11 D Lisa Chesson 5-7 141 8/18/86 L Plainfield, Ill.
9 D Molly Engstrom 5-9 171 3/1/83 R Siren, Wis. Brampton Thunder
19 D Gigi Marvin 5-8 170 3/7/87 R Warroad, Minn. Boston Blades
11 D Michelle Picard 5-6 156 5/27/93 L Taunton, Mass. Harvard University
24 D Josephine Pucci 5-8 149 12/27/90 R Pearl River, N.Y. Harvard University
13 F Julie Chu 5-8 147 3/13/82 R Fairfield, Conn. Montreal Stars
26 F Kendall Coyne 5-2 124 5/25/92 L Palos Heights, Ill. Northeastern University
14 F Brianna Decker 5-4 149 5/13/91 R Dousman, Wis. University of Wisconsin
6 F Jillian Dempsey 5-4 138 1/19/91 L Winthrop, Mass. Harvard University
10 F Meghan Duggan 5-9 170 9/3/87 R Danvers, Mass. Boston Blades
28 F Amanda Kessel 5-6 131 8/28/91 R Verona, Wis. University of Minnesota
21 F Hilary Knight 5-10 172 7/12/89 R Sun Valley, Idaho University of Wisconsin
17 F Jocelyne Lamoureux 5-6 158 7/3/89 R Grand Forks, N.D. University of North Dakota
7 F Monique Lamoureux-Kolls 5-6 158 7/3/89 R Grand Forks, N.D. University of North Dakota
12 F Jenny Potter 5-4 151 1/12/79 L Edina, Minn. Minnesota Whitecaps
3 F Jen Schoullis 5-9 169 3/7/89 L Erie, Pa. University of Minnesota
16 F Kelli Stack 5-5 136 1/13/88 R Brooklyn Heights, Ohio Boston Blades
5 F Karen Thatcher 5-8 157 2/29/84 L Blaine, Wash. Boston Blades
Head Coach: Katey Stone, Arlington, Mass.
Assistant Coach: Hilary Witt, Lowell, Mass.; Bobby Jay, Burlington, Mass.

Canada Announces Four Nations Cup Roster

Hockey Canada has also announced the roster for the Four Nations Cup. Included on that roster is leven players who represented Canada at the 2011 IIHF 12 Nations Invitational Tournament in Vierumäki, Finland (Agosta, Apps, Bendus, Birchard, Hefford, Irwin, Kessler, Larocque, Scanzano, Slusar and Wakefield); eight players who attended Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team training camp in Rockland, Ont. (Daoust, Fortino, Jenner, McKeough, Poudrier, Poulin, Rougeau and Spooner); four players who attended the 2011 IIHF High Performance Women’s Camp in Bratislava, Slovakia (Bendus, Birchard, Kessler and Scanzano); sixteen members of the team that won gold at the 2010 4 Nations Cup in Clarenville and St. John’s, N.L. (Agosta, Apps, Bendus, Birchard, Hefford, Irwin, Jenner, Johnston, Kessler, Larocque, Poulin, Slusar, Spooner, Szabados, Wakefield and Wickenheiser); nine members of Canada’s gold medal-winning team from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. (Agosta, Apps, Hefford, Irwin, Johnston, Labonté, Poulin, Szabados and Wickenheiser).

Defensemen Laura Fortino, Stefanie McKeough, Cassandra Poudrier, and Lauriane Rougeau, along with forward Mélodie Daoust, will make their debuts with the team at the 2011 4 Nations Cup.

Goaltenders
1 Shannon Szabados, L, 5’8, 147, 08/06/1986, Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (ACAC)
30 Christina Kessler, L, 5’6, 139, 05/28/1988, Mississauga, ON, Burlington (CWHL)
32 Charline Labonté , L, 5’9, 163, 10/15/1982, Boisbriand, QC, McGill University (CIS)

Defense
3 Jocelyne Larocque , L, 5’6, 140, 05/19/1988, Ste. Anne, MB, Manitoba Maple Leafs
4 Stefanie McKeough, L, 5’7, 146, 01/27/1991, Carlsbad Springs, ON, University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
5 Lauriane Rougeau, L, 5’8, 166, 04/12/1990, Beaconsfield, QC, Cornell (ECAC)
8 Laura Fortino, L, 5’4, 144, 01/30/1991, Hamilton, ON, Cornell (ECAC)
11 Courtney Birchard , L, 5’9, 151, 07/14/1989 Mississauga, ON, Brampton (CWHL)
14 Bobbi Jo Slusar, L, 5’4, 140, 06/06/1985, Swift Current, SK, Alberta (CWHL)
17 Cassandra Poudrier, L, 5’5, 147, 12/05/1992, Lachenaie, QC, Dawson College

Forwards
2 Meghan Agosta, L, 5’7, 147, 02/12/1987, Ruthven, ON, Montreal (CWHL)
6 Rebecca Johnston, L, 5’9, 145, 09/24/1989, Sudbury, ON, Cornell University (ECAC)
10 Gillian Apps, L, 6’0, 177, 11/02/1983, Unionville, ON, Brampton (CWHL)
16 Jayna Hefford, L, 5’5, 138, 05/14/1977, Kingston, ON, Brampton (CWHL)
19 Brianne Jenner, R, 5’9, 159, 05/04/1991, Oakville, ON, Cornell (ECAC)
20 Jennifer Wakefield , R, 5’10, 166, 06/15/1989, Pickering, ON, Boston University (HE)
21 Haley Irwin, L, 5’7, 172, 06/06/1988, Thunder Bay, ON, University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
22 Hayley Wickenheiser, R, 5’10, 171, 08/12/1978, Shaunavon, SK, University of Calgary (CWUAA)
23 Mélodie Daoust, L, 5’6, 157, 01/07/1992, Valleyfield, QC, McGill University (QSSF)
24 Natalie Spooner, R, 5’9, 186, 10/17/1990, Scarborough, ON, Ohio State University (WCHA)
27 Jesse Scanzano, R, 6’0, 188, 10/15/1988, Montreal, QC, Toronto (CWHL)
28 Vicki Bendus , R, 5’2, 110, 04/17/1989, Wasaga Beach, ON, Brampton (CWHL)
29 Marie-Philip Poulin, L, 5’6, 160, 03/28/1991, Beauceville, QC, Boston University (HE)

Wisconsin Tops Polls

Wisconsin has topped both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls. The Badgers were the unanimous choice in both polls winning all 19 first place ones in the first poll and all 15 first places votes in the second poll. Minnsota and Cornell remained at second and third respectively; while Boston University remained fourth in the first poll; and Boston College moved one spot to fourth in the second. Boston University moved up one spot to fifth in the first poll and dropped one spot to fifth in the second poll.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll
1 Wisconsin 190 (19)
2 Minnesota 165
3 Cornell 154
4 Boston University 120
5 Boston College 112
6 North Dakota 98
7 Minnesota Duluth 81
8 Mercyhurst 48
9 Northeastern 45
10 Dartmouth 11
Others receiving votes: Clarkson, 8; Bemidji State, 6; St. Lawrence, 4; Harvard, 2; Ohio State, 1.

USCHO.com DI Poll
1 Wisconsin (15)
2 Minnesota 7-1-0
3 Cornell
4 Boston College
5 Boston University
6 North Dakota
7 Minnesota-Duluth
8 Mercyhurst
9 Northeastern
10 Dartmouth
Others receiving votes: Bemidji State 8, Clarkson 6, St. Lawrence 2, Ohio State 1.

The Games This Week

Taylor Volpe added a goal and an assist to lead Colgate to a 3-1 win over Syracuse on Wednesday. Robert Morris swept their series with Rensselaer over the weekend with a 5-1 win on Friday and a 4-2 victory on Saturday. Rebecca Vint added two goals and two assists to lead the way on Friday; and Brianna Delaney scored twice in Saturday’s win. Union and Syracuse split their weekend series as Chelsey Heinhuis’ goal 4:50 into overtime gave the Dutchwomen a 4-3 win. Margot Scharfe and Allie LaCombe added a goal and assist each for the Orange in their 5-3 win on Saturday. Kelsey Welch scored twice for Niagara in their 5-1 win over Yale on Friday; while Daniela Dal Colle led the way with two goals for the Purple Eagles as they skated to a 3-1 win over Princeton on Saturday.

Emily Field and Danielle Welch found the back of the net once each and lent a helping hand on one each as Boston College shutout Quinnipiac 5-0; Taylor Holze and Kayla Tutino scored for Boston University, and Carly Mercer and Gabrielle Kosziwka did the same for Clarkson as the teams skated to a 2-2 overtime tie; Emma Clark and Nicole Gifford found the back of the net for New Hampshire, while Rylee Smith and Jacqueline Wand added the St. Lawrence markers as those teams also skated to a 2-2 overtime tie; Sasha Nanji scored the game winner 18:10 into the second as Dartmouth edged McGill 3-2 in exhibition play; and Olivia Mucha scored twice while lending a helping hand on two more to lead Princeton to a 5-3 win over Northeastern.

On Saturday Katelyn Landry led the way with the hat trick as Brown routed Sacred Heart 10-0; Jenn Wakefield scored the game winner 8:49 into the second as Boston University got past St. Lawrence 3-2; Lucie Povova added two goals and three assists as Northeastern slammed Yale 7-0; Jamie Lee Rattray’s goal 47 seconds past the midway point of the second was the game winner as Clarkson nipped New Hampshire 2-1; and McGill wrapped up their US trip with a 3-1 loss to Harvard as Gina McDonald led the way for the Crimson with a goal and assist. Maine split their Hockey East series with Connecticut over the weekend. Myriam Croussette had a goal and two assists to lead the way for the Black Bears in their 4-3 win on Friday; while Rachel Farrel, Christie Brauer, and Sami Evelyn scored for the Huskies in their 3-0 shutout victory on Saturday. Providence and Vermont also split their Hockey East series as Kailey Nash’s goal with 4:58 left in regulation was the game winner in the Catamounts’ 3-2 win on Friday; and Beth Hanrahan led the way with two goals including the game winner with 29 seconds left in regulation as the Friars pulled out a 4-3 victory on Saturday.

Alex Carpenter scored twice and lent a helping hand on one more to lead Boston College to a 4-3 win over Dartmouth on Sunday. Minnesota swept their series with Minnesota State this past weekend. Sarah Davis led the way with two goals in Thursday’s 3-0 win; while Amanda Kessel chipped in a goal and two assists to lead the team to a 7-0 win on Friday. In WCHA action Bemidji State swept their series with St. Cloud State on Friday and Saturday. In the Beavers’ 8-1 rout on Friday Sadie Lundquist led the parade with one goal and three assists and did the same thing on Saturday in the 5-2 win and series sweep. North Dakota also swept their series with Ohio State beginning with an 11-1 rout on Friday as Michelle Karvinen led the scoring parade with a hat trick; and Monique Lamoureux-Kolls had the hat trick and two helpers as the Fighting Sioux skated to a 7-1 win on Saturday. Wisconsin also swept their series with Minnesota-Duluth on the weekend. Hilary Knight had two goals and one assist with her second goal at the 18:46 mark of the third being the game winner in the Badgers’ 4-3 win on Friday; while Carolyne Prévost scored twice while lending a helping hand on two more as the Badgers doubled the Bulldogs 6-3 on Saturday.

The Leaders

Mercyhurst leads the College Hockey America standings with their 4-2-0 record; while Vint leads all scorers with six goals and 15 assists in nine games played. Between the pipes Mercyhurst netminder Hilary Pattenden is 4-1-0 with a 1.32 GAA and 0.954 SAV%. Cornell and Brown are tied for the lead in the ECAC standings at 1-0-0. Among skaters Rattray has found the net on nine occasions while lending a helping hand on nine more in five contests; and Brown’s Katie Jameson is 1-0-0 with a 0.00 GAA and 0.1.000 SAV%. Boston College (4-1-1) is the top team in the Hockey East standings; while Wakefield’s five goals and 13 helpers in eight games tops all scorers, and Northeastern’s Florence Schelling is 4-1-0 with a 1.40 GAA and 0.800 SAV% to lead all goalies.

In the WCHA Minnesota and Wisconsin are tied for the lead at 7-1-0; while North Dakota forward Jocelyne Lamoureaux is the top point getter as she has found the back of the net 13 times while lending a helping hand on 21 more in the eight games that she has skated in. minnesota’s Noora Raty continues her reign among netminders as she shares her team’s 7-1-0 record to compliment her 0.90 GAA and 0.951 SAV%. Among the DI Indpendent schools neither Lindenwood or Sacred Heart has a win this year; while Lindenwood freshman forward Allison Wickenheiser has four goals and two assists to lead all scorers; and Sacred Heart’s Alexis Schutt is 0-3-0 with a goals against average of 8.15 and a 0.878 SAV%.

The Games To Come

In the non-conference two game sets Vermont hosts Niagara; Syracuse is at home to Connecticut; Robert Morris makes their way to St. Cloud State; Lindenwood welcomes Mercyhurst; and Boston University is at Wisconsin Friday and Saturday.

In ECAC conference play on Friday Union is at home to Princeton; Rensselaer welcomes Quinnipiac; Brown is at Colgate; Dartmouth makes their way to Potsdam, NY to take on Clarkson; St. Lawrence is at home to Harvard; and Cornell welcomes Yale.

On Saturday Cornell welcomes Brown; Rensselaer is at home to Princeton; Quinnipiac is at Union; St. Lawrence welcomes Dartmouth; Harvard and Clarkson take to the ice in Potsdam; and Colgate welcomes Yale.

In Hockey East play on Friday Maine is at home to Northeastern; and Providence welcomes Boston College; while Boston College welcomes Maine on Sunday.

Three WCHA series will take place on the weekend as Bemidji State hosts Minnesota; and Ohio State is in Mankato, MN to face Minnesota State Friday and Saturday; while Minnesota-Duluth hosts North Dakota Saturday and Sunday.

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