College Hockey America Weekly Release for November 15th.

College Hockey America Weekly Release for November 15th.

November 15, 2009 Weekly Release (PDF)

College Hockey America  Weekly Award Winners for Games Through November 15

College Hockey America Players of the Week


Alyssa Baldin- Wayne State 

Junior, Forward, Mississauga, Ont.

Alyssa Baldin earned her first career hat trick as Wayne State defeated Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon, 4-1, to split the weekend series.  Baldin scored the game-winning goal early in the second period and added two tallies in the third for the first hat trick by a Warrior since Melissa Boal lit the lamp four times against RMU on Jan. 17, 2009.  Baldin made it a 2-0 game at 2:03 of the second period, scored her second of the game at 8:04 of the third, and had the hat trick on an empty-netter as time expired.  Baldin, who leads WSU with seven goals this season, also had a +2 plus/minus rating in the victory.

College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week


Delayne Brian- Wayne State
Junior, Goaltender, Winnipeg, Man. 

Delayne Brian totaled 59 saves in a split last weekend at Robert Morris.  She made 38 saves and allowed just two power-play goals in a 3-1 setback Friday.  Brian followed up with a 21-save performance and moved into sole possession of second place all-time at WSU with her 25th career win, a 4-1 result.  She leads the CHA and ranks seventh nationally with a .935 save percentage.

College Hockey America Rookie of the Week


Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris

Freshman, Forward, Etobicoke, Ontario 

Imbrogno tallied the game-clinching goal along with an assist on the game’s opening goal to help Robert Morris win its CHA home opener Friday with a 3-1 victory over Wayne State. It was the second consecutive multi-point game for Imbrogno and the third of her rookie campaign thus far. She is now tied for second on the squad with 10 points and is among the top 10 nationally in points per game for rookies. Imbrogno fired a team-leading seven shots on the weekend and ranks first on the team with 35 for the season.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Kristen DiCiocco - Robert Morris (Sophomore, Goaltender, Niagara Falls, Ontario)
DiCiocco led RMU to a 3-1 win over Wayne State Friday in its CHA home opener and finished the week with a 2.03 GAA and a .909 save percentage. She only allowed two even-strength goals in over 118 minutes of action for the week.

Isabel Menard - Syracuse (Sophomore, Forward, Ottawa, Ontario) 
Menard contributed on each of SU’s three goals in a 3-1 win at Clarkson on Friday. She finished with three assists to give her a total of 12 helpers this season. Her 1.09 assists per game rank seventh nationally and are tied for first in the CHA. She is also tied for first in the CHA with 1.73 points per game. 

Jenesica Drinkwater – Syracuse (Freshman, Goaltender, Brantford, Ontario) 
Drinkwater recorded a career high 36 saves and allowed just one goal in a 3-1 win at Clarkson on Friday. The win improved the rookie’s record to 3-1-1 (.700), which ranks second in the CHA and is tied for 13th nationally. She owns a goals-against-average of 2.52 and a saves percentage of .897.

College Hockey America Team Notes

Mercyhurst: The Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team had this past weekend off and will return to action on Friday, Nov. 19 when it takes on Wayne State in a two-game conference series in Detroit, Mich. During the off-week, the Lakers saw two players compete internationally, as seniors Meghan Agosta and Vicki Bendus helped the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team capture gold at the 2010 Four Nations Cup. Entering this weekend, the Lakers are 7-2-0 on the season and 1-0-0 in College Hockey America play…Mercyhurst has defeated Wayne State in 10 straight meetings dating back to the 2007-08 season and holds a 42-2-3 edge in the all-time series.

Niagara:Niagara started its program long eight-game road trip at the Colgate Raiders over the weekend. Niagara and Colgate split their weekend series. The Purple Eagles defeated the Raiders, 2-1, on Friday and lost 4-1 on Saturday. Niagara is 3-7-1 on the season. Freshman forward Kristen Richards netted her team leading fourth goal of the season which turned out the be the winner on Friday. It was Niagara’s first win at Colgate since Nov. 13, 2004. Niagara fell in a 4-0 hole in the second game of the series. Junior Erica Owczarczak scored NU’s lone goal. Freshman Sarah Moses made 28 saves in her second career start. Niagara continues its road trip at RPI starting on Friday.

Robert Morris: Freshman Thea Imbrogno collected an insurance goal and a game-opening assist to lead Robert Morris to a 3-1 victory over visiting Wayne State in its CHA home opener Friday afternoon. It was the second consecutive multi-point game for Imbrogno and the third of her rookie campaign thus far. Sophomore Dayna Newsom added an assist on Imbrogno's goal to record a point for her sixth consecutive game. She now owns the second-longest point streak in school history and has a team-leading 11 points. Robert Morris outshot the Warriors 41-22, marking its best advantage in shooting margin in its last 21 games. Additionally, the Colonials broke the school record for shots in a conference contest and also had their best-ever advantage in the shot category in a league game. The Warriors turned the tables on the Colonials Saturday as Wayne State picked up a 4-1 victory. Sophomore Cobina Delaney scored her fourth goal of the season for RMU while junior Brianna Delaney provided a helper on her sister's goal, continuing an early-season trend. On each one of Cobina's goals this season, Brianna has supplied a helping hand by adding an assist on every occasion. The Colonials will have their hands full next weekend as they continue their six-game homestand by hosting No. 1 Wisconsin for a pair of games. RMU will meet the top-ranked Badgers at 3:05 p.m. both Friday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20.

Syracuse: Syracuse skated away with a 3-1 win in the second game of a home-and-home non-conference series at Clarkson on Friday. Despite being outshot 37-21, it was the Orange who capitalized on its chances and came away with the victory to improve its record to 5-5-1. Sophomore Jacquie Greco put the Orange on the board first, which SU has done in 8-of-11 games this season. Syracuse is 5-2-1 when it tallies the first goal. The Orange had a productive second period, netting two goals. Junior Megan Skelly found the back of the net just 57 seconds into the period. Senior Ashley Cockell's score put the game out of reach for the Golden Knights with 16 seconds remaining in the second stanza. Her .82 points per game (four goals, five assists) are tied for second in the CHA and tied for ninth nationally. Sophomore Isabel Menard had a hand in each of SU's three goals to finish with three helpers. Her 1.09 assists per game rank seventh nationally and are tied for first in the CHA.Freshman goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater turned away a career high 36 shots and allowed just one goal. The win improved the rookie's record to 3-1-1 (.700), which ranks second in the CHA and is tied for 13th nationally.The Orange will be idol until it travels to Hamilton, N.Y. to take on Colgate on Tuesday, November 23 at 7 p.m. at Starr Rink.

Wayne State: In their first competitive action since Oct. 23, the Warriors split a weekend series at Robert Morris to open conference play.  After losing the opener 3-1 on Friday, junior forward Alyssa Baldin’s hat trick propelled WSU to a 4-1 victory on Saturday.  Junior goaltender Delayne Brian made 59 saves in the series and picked up her 25th career victory, moving her into second place all-time at WSU.  Brian leads the CHA and ranks seventh nationally with a .935 save percentage.  Junior defenseman Jill Szandzik had an assist in each game, bringing her point total to nine during her current four-game scoring streak.  Wayne State is 5-5-0 overall, having won four games during its eight-game road trip.  WSU has averaged 3.50 goals per game over the last four, winning three of those games.  The power-play unit is operating at 22.6 percent, seventh-best in the country.  The Warriors will play at home for the first time since Oct. 2 this weekend against Mercyhurst on Skate for the Cure Weekend.