College Hockey America Weekly Release for Games through October 18

College Hockey America Weekly Release for Games through October 18










October 18, 2009 Weekly Release (PDF)

College Hockey America Weekly Award Winners for Games Through October 18

College Hockey America Players of the Week


Isabel Menard - Syracuse

Sophomore, Forward, Ottawa, Ontario

Menard recorded the first hit trick in program history for Syracuse on Saturday in a 7-1 win against Connecticut. She helped the Orange maintain pos- session throughout the game winning 12-of-15 faceoffs. Against No. 10 Providence on Friday, she dished out the assist on SU’s only goal of the night in a 4-1 loss. She fired a team high seven shots against the Friars.

College Hockey America Goalie of the Week


Delayne Brian - Wayne State

Junior, Goaltender, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Brian totaled a career-best 75 saves in last weekend’s series at sixth-ranked Boston University. She stopped 40 shots on Saturday, two shy of her single game career- high.

College Hockey America Rookie of the Week


Sadie St. Germain - Syracuse

Freshman, Forward, Ashburnham, Mass.

St. Germain registered the first goal of her career at SU in a 7-1 win against Connecticut. She also added two assists and now leads all SU rookies with four points (one goal, three assists) this season.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Dayna Newsom - Robert Morris (Sophomore, Forward, Oakville, Ontario) - Newsom got off to a hot start this weekend by collecting a game-high three points against Northeastern Saturday, tying her career high. She played a role in each of RMU’s first three goals in a span of fewer than 26 minutes by tallying a goal and two assists. It was her second multi-point effort in the first five games of the season. Newsom registered a third-period assist Sunday that drew the Colonials within one to bring her weekly total to four points.

Bailey Bram - Mercyhurst (Junior, Forward, Ste. Anne, Manitoba) - Bram recorded four points, including her 100th career, as the Lakers split a two-game series at Bemidji State. On Friday, Bram dished out two assists and became the 11th Laker all-time to crack the century mark in a 4-0 blanking of the Beavers. She then scored two goals in the third period of game two, turning a 4-1 BSU lead into a one-goal deficit for the Lakers.

College Hockey America Team Notes

MERCYHURST: No. 1/1 Mercyhurst split a two-game series at Bemidji State this past weekend, defeating the Beavers 4-0 before falling 5-3. With the loss, MC suffered its first regular-season setback on the road in 38 games dating back to the end of the 2007-08 season...The Lakers now stand at 5-1-0 on the season ...Seniors Meghan Agosta and Vicki Bendus and junior Bailey Bram all stretched their point-streaks to six games with points in each game. Bram marked her 100th career point at Mercyhurst in the first game, dishing out two helpers to become the 11th player all-time crack the century mark. She then tied and surpassed former Laker Sara McDonald (101) for 10th all-time in scoring with two goals...Junior Hillary Pattenden recorded her first shutout of the season and seventh career in the 4-0 blanking on Friday. She is now tied for fourth all-time in shutouts...Mercyhurst has this weekend off before returning to play against College Hockey America foe Robert Morris on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Mercyhurst Ice Center...The Lakers are 23-0-0 all-time against the Colonials.

NIAGARA: The Niagara Purple Eagles return to the ice after a week off from competitive competition this weekend when they host the Maine Black Bears in a two-game series on Friday and Saturday. NU leads the all-time series 10-2-0, including winning the last six meeting. However the last meeting between the teams was on Jan. 26, 2003 (NU won 4-2). Niagara is in search of first win of season. Senior goalie Jenni Bauer ranks second in the CHA in 2.23 goals against average, .922 save percentage and 107 saves. Bauer is 17th in the country in GAA. Niagara defense is 10th in the nation with a 2.25 goals per game. This will be the last home series in the month of October.

ROBERT MORRIS: Robert Morris hosted Northeastern for the first time in school history this weekend and fell twice to the Huskies. In the series opener Saturday, Robert Morris put home four goals in the final two periods but it wasn’t enough as RMU dropped a 6-4 decision. Sophomore Dayna Newsom led Robert Morris with a game-high three points, matching her career high, on a goal and two assists while junior Brianna Delaney col- lected a pair of goals for RMU. Robert Morris notched three third-period goals Saturday for the first time since Jan. 23 of last season. The Colonials also recorded a .211 shooting percentage for the afternoon, their highest mark in their last 16 games. In Sunday’s matchup, Robert Morris tallied a late third-period goal and appeared on the verge of tying the game in the final minute, but Northeastern hung on and closed out a 4-3 victory in the RMU Hockey Showcase at CONSOL Energy Center. It was the third consecutive season in which the Colonials participated in the showcase, but their first appearance at CONSOL Energy Center, the brand new arena of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Senior forward Sara O’Malley scored for RMU and became just the second Colonial in school history to reach the 40-goal plateau. Each of the Colonials’ next three games is on the road against teams ranked among the top two in the country. RMU will play its first road games this weekend as it takes on No. 2 Cornell Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23.

SYRACUSE: The Syracuse University women’s ice hockey team wrapped up a five game home streak this weekend going 1-1and is still off to its best start in program history at 2-2-1. The Orange lost to No. 10 Providence on Friday, 4-1, and rebounded the next day with a 7-1 win against Connecticut. Senior Julie Rising converted on and SU power play to give the Orange its only goal against the Friars. Syracuse’s seven goals against Connecti- cut ties for second all-time in program history. Syracuse scored the first goal of the matchup, which it has done in four of its first five games this season. The win was a total team effort as 12 different players tallied points. Sophomore Isabel Menard recorded the first hat trick in school history and added an assist. Freshman Sadie St. Germain scored her first career goal and added two helpers in the win. The Orange outshot the Huskies 38-19 and held a 38-17 advantage in faceoffs. The Orange will embark on its first road trip of the season this weekend when it travels to Schenectady, N.Y. to play a two-game series against Union. The puck will first drop on Friday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. and the two teams will meet again the following day (Oct. 22) at 3 p.m.

WAYNE STATE: Wayne State was swept by sixth-ranked Boston University last weekend by scores of 7-2 and 4-1. At the halfway point of their eight-game road swing, the Warriors are 1-3-0 and will hope to even their road record this weekend at Colgate. Sophomore forward Julie Ingratta, who scored her fifth goal of the season Saturday, is tied for fourth in College Hockey America in goal scoring. She is already one shy of her total as a rookie a year ago. Junior goaltender Delayne Brian, who totaled a career-best 75 saves in the series including 40 in the second game, moved into third place all-time at WSU in minutes played (2661:12). Junior forward Alyssa Baldin scored her 20th career goal Friday, moving her into a tie for ninth all-time at Wayne State. Following the upcoming series with the Raiders, Wayne State will take two weeks off before traveling to Robert Morris (Nov. 12-13) to begin conference play.