College Hockey America award winners for Oct. 24

College Hockey America award winners for Oct. 24

October 24, 2011 Weekly Release (PDF)


College Hockey America Players of the Week


Rebecca Vint - Robert Morris

 Freshman, Foward, Caledon, Ontario

Vint exceeded her blistering scoring pace Friday in a 5-1 victory over RPI as she recorded four points on the strength of two goals and two assists, becoming just the second Colonial ever to tally at least four points in a road game. Vint scored twice within the game’s opening eight minutes, providing all the offense the Colonials would need, and added primary assists in both the second and third periods. Her performance Friday marked her third multi-goal effort in her first five collegiate games. The rookie was far from done for the weekend, though, as she helped RMU sweep the series by tallying a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory. Vint recorded a goal in her sixth-consecutive game, the first time any Colonial has scored in any six consecutive contests, and notched her fifth multi-point game in six outings this season. Vint’s scorching start has her with 15 points, including nine goals, in the first half dozen games of her collegiate career. 


College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week


Abby Ryplanski - Niagara

Freshman, Goaltender, Winnipeg, MB.

 Goalie – 5’4” – Ryplanski was a rock in net for the Purple Eagles, helping Niagara to a weekend sweep of Yale and Princeton. Ryplanski earned a 2-0-0 record, along with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .959 save percentage. Ryplanski led the Niagara defense, giving up one goal in the 5-1 win over Yale and one goal in a 3-1 win over Princeton. The freshman made 47 saves in her two outings that weekend.


College Hockey America Rookie of the Week


Allie LaCombe - Syracuse

 Freshman, Foward, Eden Prarie, Minn. 

Freshman winger Allie LaCombe scored three goals and added an assist last weekend as the Orange earned a split against Union. LaCombe scored her first collegiate goal on Friday against the Dutchwomen before adding her second later in the game. She leads the SU freshmen class with five points this season on three goals and two assists, and is tied for 34th in the nation among rookie scorers with .56 points per game.


College Hockey America Honor Roll

Kaleigh Chippy, Niagara (Sophomore, Foward, Cleveland, Ohio) Chippy scored two goals, three assists and five points during a weekend sweep of Yale and Princeton and a midweek loss to St. Lawrence. Against the Saints on Tuesday, Chippy picked up a goal and an assist to start off the week. Against Princeton, Chippy scored a goal, two assists and three points during a 3-1 win over Princeton. Chippy had a hand in all three goals on Saturday. On the weekend, she averaged 0.67 goals per game, an assist per game and 1.67 points per game.

Kristen DiCiocco, Robert Morris (Junior, Goaltender, Niagara Falls, Ontario)-

DiCiocco started both games in net for RMU this past weekend and recorded the win in both Colonial victories. She allowed only three goals all weekend, posting a 1.51 GAA and a .940 save percentage. With RMU clinging to a 3-2 lead in the series finale, DiCiocco held RPI scoreless on a pair of power-play chances in which it had a chance to tie the game. The netminder only gave up one even-strength goal in over 119 minutes played against the Engineers and ranks eighth nationally in goals against average with her 1.79 mark for the season.

Kayla Raniwsky, Niagara (Freshman, Foward, Windsor, Ont.) – Raniwsky played well for Niagara this past weekend, playing in all three games. Raniwsky has recorded two assists and two points in three games last year, with an assist coming against Yale and an assist against Princeton.

College Hockey America Team Notes

MERCYHURST: The Mercyhurst women’s hockey team will go back on the road this weekend to take on Lindenwood for a pair of games in St. Louis, Missouri. The Lakers had last weekend off after starting the season winning four of six games. According to the latest rankings, Mercyhurst moved up another spot to #8 in the country. Mercyhurst has outscored the opposition 19-8 through six games, led by sophomore Christine Bestland who has three goals and four assists for seven points. Senior Bailey Bram has six goals for six points and senior Kelley Steadman also has six points, with four goals and two assists. Senior goaltender Hillary Pattenden has posted three shutouts this season, including back-to-back shutouts at Providence. She has 15 for her career, and now has 84 career wins, seven shy of the all-time NCAA Division I record held by Wisconsin’s Jessie Vetter. This will be the first meetings ever against Lindenwood.

NIAGARA: Niagara is now 4-5-0 on the season…The Purple Eagles dropped a Tuesday decision to St. Lawrence by a 6-3 score, before defeating Yale 5-1 and Princeton 3-1…Niagara has now won four out of its last five games…Niagara outscored Yale and Princeton by a 8-2 margin…Daniella Dal Colle scored three goals, an assist and four points during games against Yale and Princeton…Freshman goalie Abby Ryplanski picked up two straight wins, posting a 1.00 goals-against average after helping Niagara defeat Yale and Princeton…Ryplanski had a weekend goals-against average of a 1.00 and a save percentage of .959…Ryplanski is currently second as of Saturday night in goals-against average, 1.77, while also second in save percentage with a .926…Kelsey Welch leads the team and the CHA with nine points…Next week Niagara is on the road for a two-game series next week against Vermont before returning home to take on Colgate in a pair of games…The pair of games against Colgate are both at 2 pm, as part of day/night doubleheaders with the men’s hockey team taking on Holy Cross at 7 pm that night.

Robert Morris: Senior assistant captain Brianna Delaney (Stittsville, Ontario / NCCP Raiders) tallied a first-period assist to break the Colonials’ all-time record for career points as Robert Morris drilled host RPI, 5-1, Friday evening … Freshman Rebecca Vint (Caledon, Ontario / Brampton Junior Thunder) seemed intent on rewriting the record book herself one day as she actually exceeded her blistering scoring pace by collecting a season-best four points on the strength of two goals and two assists, becoming just the second Colonial ever to tally at least four points in a road game … Fewer than 24 hours after breaking the program’s career points record, Brianna Delaney notched the opening score along with the game-winning goal to become the first Colonial in program history to hit the 100-point plateau as RMU swept a road series from RPI with a 4-2 victory Saturday. Delaney’s effort was her program-record 10th-career multi-goal game and her 25th-career mutli-point game … With the win, Robert Morris moved to 5-1-0 on the season, which is the best six-game start in program history. It also marked the first time RMU has ever won five games before the calendar flipped to November … Vint continued the unbelievable start to her collegiate career by recording a goal in her sixth straight game, the first time any Colonial has scored in any six consecutive contests … Imbrogno provided the primary assist on Delaney’s opening goal, extending her regular-season point streak to 15 games. The helper also pushed Imbrogno’s career point total to an even 40, a figure which is among the top 10 all-time at RMU. 

SYRACUSE: Syracuse was 1-2-0 last weekend in three home games against Colgate and Union… After Colgate defeated the Orange on Wednesday, SU forced overtime on a last second goal from Allie LaCombe before Union tallied the game winner with 10 seconds left in the extra frame … On Saturday, the Orange were down 3-0 after the second period only to respond with five third period goals, the most goals in the third period in team history … Christina LaCombe and Caitlin Roach each scored their first collegiate goals in the win … The Orange’s seven freshmen (Jordyn Burns, Shiann Darkangelo, Nicole Ferrara, Kaillie Goodnough, Casey Hirsch, Julie Knerr and Allie LaCombe) played in all nine games this season, and have 24 of SU’s 54 points (44.4%)… Syracuse ends its five-game home stand this weekend with two games against Connecticut.