College Hockey America Weekly Release for Games through October 10

College Hockey America Weekly Release for Games through October 10










October 10, 2009 Weekly Release (PDF)

Atlantic Hockey Weekly Award Winners for Games Through October 10

Atlantic Hockey Players of the Week


Meghan Agosta - Mercyhurst

Senior, Forward, Ruthven, Ontario

Agosta led the offense for the second straight series with a four-goal, one-assist performance as the Lakers swept Maine this past weekend at Alfond Arena. She scored twice in each game and totaled three points with an assist on Bailey Bram’s goal in Saturday’s 5-2 win. With her weekend total, she now has six goals and 11 points on the season.

Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week


Delayne Brian - Wayne State

Junior, Goaltender, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Brian made 26 saves in Friday’s 3-0 victory at St. Cloud State to earn her fifth career shutout.  She followed that with a 39-save performance Saturday at fourth-ranked Minnesota, allowing only one first-period goal in a 1-0 loss.  Brian finished the weekend with a 0.50 goals-against average and a .985 save percentage.

Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week


Christine Bestland - Mercyhurst

Freshman, Forward, Brunkild, Manitoba 

Bestland provided Mercyhurst with a goal and three assists in its 6-1  victory over the Black Bears on Sunday. After assisting on the game-winner by junior Kelley Steadman, she found the back of the net once before dishing out assists on two of the next three goals. Bestland now has two goals and six points through four games this season.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Hillary Pattenden- Mercyhurst (Junior, Goaltender, Surrey, B.C) - Pattenden backstopped the Lakers to a pair of wins over the Black Bears by combining for 15 saves and allowing no even-strength goals.  In Saturday’s win, she stopped 20 shots and held Maine to a 2-for-10 clip on the power play. The next day she made 15 stops and helped squash seven of eight extra-man chances. She is now 4-0-0 with a .930 save percentage and a 1.37 goals against average.

Julie Ingratta- Wayne State (Sophomore, Forward, Markham, Ont.)- Ingratta factored into all three goals in a 3-0 win Friday at St. Cloud State.  She posted her second consecutive two-goal game, scoring the game-winner late in the second period Friday and adding another goal in the third.  She also assisted on a power-play goal in the final period.  Ingratta finished the weekend with a +1 rating and six shots on goal.

Cari Coen- Wayne State (Freshman, Forward/Defense, Manhattan Beach, Calif) - Coen assisted on the second and third goals, the latter being a power-play tally, of Friday’s 3-0 win at SCSU.  She was +1 on the weekend and contributed to WSU killing all four of its opponents’ power plays.

Ashley Cockell - Syracuse (Senior, Forward, Fort Assiniboine, Alberta) – Cockell scored her first career goal at Syracuse in a 4-2 win against No. 8 New Hampshire. She played solid on both ends of the ice in a 5-2 loss to No. 9 Boston College recording two assists and a game high four blocks.  

Kallie Billadeau – Syracuse (Freshman, Goaltender, Minnetonka, Minn.) – Helped the Orange go 1-1 against two top 10 teams this weekend. She earned her first career start for Syracuse in a 4-2 win against No. 8 New Hampshire. She recorded 26 saves, including 12 in the third period to fight off the Wildcats’ attack. Against No. 9 Boston College, she had 34 saves, including 18 in the third period to keep the game tied 2-2 after two periods.


College Hockey America Team Notes

Mercyhurst:  No. 3/3 Mercyhurst moved to 4-0-0 for the second straight season with a pair of wins over Maine, 5-2 and 6-1…The Lakers are now unbeaten in their last 36 regular-season games on the road. Their last loss came at the end of the 2007-08 season when Wayne State skated to a 3-2 OT victory Feb. 23, 2008…The Lakers improved their goals per game average 6.5 with the 11 goals in the series. They now have 26 goals, marking the most goals scored in a four-game span to start the season… For the series, MC outshot Maine 125-38, including 74-22 on Saturday. The 74 attempts set a Mercyhurst Division I record and was the second most attempts in program history, falling short of the 96 taken in a 21-0 victory over Holy Cross Nov. 5, 1999…Senior captain Meghan Agosta recorded five points in the series on four goals and an assist. She now has 125 goals and 228 points through 104 games at Mercyhurst…MC continues its road swing this weekend with a two-game series at Bemidji State…The Lakers currently hold a 9-1-2 advantage in the all- time series and have won their last three meetings against the Beavers, including both games last season at the Ice Center…Bemidji State marks the second Western Collegiate Hockey Association opponent on the Lakers’ schedule this season. MC defeated St. Cloud State in the opener to move to 29-19-4 against WCHA teams.


Niagara:  Niagara traveled to Mankato, Minn. for its first road trip of the season for a two-game series against the Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks…Niagara entered the series with a 2-0-0 all-time record against MSU-Mankato with the last meeting coming on Jan. 6, 2001…The Purple Eagles lost the first game of the series, 3-2, on Friday night…NU had a 2-1 lead heading into the third period, but the Mavericks netted the game winner with less than two minutes remaining in regulation…Two freshmen opened their scoring accounts as Purple Eagles...Forwards Kaleigh Chippy and Kristen Richards each scored their first goals in the game…Niagara played to a scoreless tie against MSU-Mankato in the second game of the series on Saturday…It was the first scoreless tie for Niagara since Dec. 2, 2006 versus North Dakota…Niagara went on to beat MSU-Mankato in a penalty shootout…Freshman defenseman Chelsea Witwicke scored the lone goal of the shootout in the sixth round…Senior goalie Jenni Bauer had 63 saves in two games…After a week off, Niagara will host the Maine Black Bears in a two-game series beginning on Friday night from Dwyer Arena.


Robert Morris:  Robert Morris hosted Ohio State for the first time in program history this weekend and dropped a pair of games to the Buckeyes . Ohio State collected two goals in the opening and closing periods to down Robert Morris, 4-1, in the series opener between the teams Friday night . Junior Brianna Delaney scored for the Colonials as freshman Brandi Pollock recorded her first collegiate point by collecting the assist. With her goal Friday, Delaney recorded a point in her fifth consecutive game dating back to the end of last season. The Colonials opened the scoring against Ohio State with a first-period tally Saturday, but the Buckeyes responded with four second-period scores and held on for a 4-1 win. Senior Maria Stoa collected the game’s opening goal for RMU, her team-leading third tally of the season, and sophomore Kelsey Thomas registered her first point of the season with an assist. Robert Morris held Ohio State scoreless on the power play and limited the Buckeyes to just two shots on goal in such situations. The Colonials will look to get back on track next weekend as they conclude their season-opening six-game homestand with a pair of games against Northeastern, Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17. Sunday’s contest is part of the annual RMU Hockey Showcase, which will be played at CONSOL Energy Center, the brand new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.


Syracuse:  The Syracuse University women’s ice hockey team is off to its best start in program history (1-1-1). Freshman goaltender Kallie Billadeau turned away 26 shots against No. 8 New Hampshire to help the Orange defeat the Wildcats, 4-2, on Friday. Senior Stefanie Marty and junior Megan Skelly each had one goal and one assist in the win. Senior transfer Ashley Cockell added to the scoring column in the second period, scoring her first career goal for Syracuse. Junior Lisa Mullan registered her first goal of the 2010-11 campaign, which was credited as the game-winning score.  Marty was dominate in the faceoff circle winning 23-of-35 battles. Despite registering the first goal of the game, the Orange lost its first game of the season to No. 9 Boston College, 5-2, on Saturday. Sophomore Isabel Menard put SU on the board first against the Eagles. During a power play in the second period, senior Julie Rising one-timed a pass from Menard to even the score 2-2. Billadeau played all 60 minutes again for SU and recorded 34 saves in her second career start. Her 18 second period saves were key in allowing the Orange to head into the second intermission tied 2-2. Cockell had a solid performance on both ends of the ice, recording two assists and a game high four blocks.Up next, the Orange will host No. 10 Providence on Friday, October 15 at Tennity Ice Pavilion at 7 p.m. and welcome Connecticut the following day (Oct. 16) at 4 p.m.


Wayne State:  Wayne State began its eight-game road trip with a 3-0 victory Friday at St. Cloud State.  It was the fifth career shutout for Delayne Brian, who stopped all 26 shots, and the 31st in program history.  Julie Ingratta scored two goals for the second consecutive game, the first Warrior since Melissa Boal in January 2009 to do so.  Ingratta factored into all three goals against the Huskies, adding an assist in the third period.  On Saturday, the Warriors held the fourth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers to just one first-period goal in a 1-0 result.  Brian made 39 saves in the narrow loss.  Wayne State will head east this weekend to take on Boston University.