February 28, 2011

College Hockey America has named the award winners for February 28

 

February 28, 2011 Weekly Release (PDF)

College Hockey America Weekly Award Winners for Games Through February 28

College Hockey America Players of the Week

  

Isabel Menard - Syracuse

(Sophomore, Forward, Ottawa, Ontario)

Menard tallied two goals and two assists to help Syracuse sweep Niagara last weekend. In game-one, she dished out the assist on the Orange’s first goal. In game-two, Menard registered SU’s first and fourth goals and assisted on the game-winning score to register her 12th multiple- point scoring game of the season. She ranks 23rd in the nation and sixth in the CHA in points with 1.33 per outing.

College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week

   

Kallie Billadeau – Syracuse

(Freshman, Goaltender, Minnetonka, Minnesota)

Billadeau combined for 43 saves in the Niagara series last weekend to help Syracuse earn the sweep. She allowed just three goals to improve her goals-against average to 2.87 and her saves percentage to .906.

College Hockey America Rookie of the Week

 

Margot Scharfe – Syracuse

(Freshman, Forward, Toronto, Ontario)

Scharfe scored one goal and dished out two assists in Syra- cuse’s sweep of Niagara last weekend. She scored SU’s only goal during regulation in game-one to help force overtime. In game two, she assisted on the Orange’s final two scores. Scharfe has six goals and seven assists on the season, including four multiple-point outings.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Meghan Agosta-Mercyhurst (Senior, Forward, Ruthven, Ontario)Agosta scored her 151st career goal to become all-time leading goal scorer in NCAA history as part of a two-goal performance in the Lakers’ 6-2 win over Robert Morris last Friday at home. She surpassed Harvard’s Nicole Corriero, who set the record at 150 during the 2004-05 season, when she connected off a pass from junior Bailey Bram on the power play at 15:18 of the second period. She later added her 152nd goal as a Laker in the third period.

Hillary Pattenden – Mercyhurst(Junior, Goaltender, Surrey, British Columbia) Pattenden held the Colonials to one even-strength goal and made 22 saves in the Lakers’ 6-2 win over RMU. The only other goal she gave up was a 5-on-3 power-play score in the third period. She is now 25- 5-0 on the season and has limited opponents to two goals or less in eight straight games.

Sara O’Malley – Robert Morris (Senior, Forward,Guelph, Ontario) O’Malley recorded her second consecutive multi-point game with a goal and an assist at No. 3 Mercyhurst. It was O’Malley’s seventh multi-point effort of the season and the 25th of her career, the most all-time at Robert Morris. In her four games against the nationally-ranked Lakers this season, O’Malley has registered six points, including a pair of multi-point games, both of which came on the road.

Thea Imbrogno- Robert Morris (Freshman, Forward, Etobicoke, Ontario) Imbrogno extended her program- record point streak to nine games with yet another multi-point performance at No. 3 Mercyhurst Friday, marking her fourth multi-point effort in her last six games overall. The rookie has also tallied six points against the nationally- ranked Lakers this season, including a pair of multi-point games on the road. Imbrogno finished the regular season leading the team in goals (10), assists (10), points (20), and shots (72) in CHA play and ranks seventh nationally in points per game for rookies.

College Hockey America Team Notes

MERCYHURST: Mercyhurst closed out the regular season with a 6-2 win over Robert Morris on Friday night at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. The Lakers finish the regular season 27-5-0 overall and 16-0-0 in College Hockey America play, marking their second undefeated CHA season in the past three years. Senior captain Meghan Agosta claimed her fifth NCAA record by scoring her 151st goal to become the NCAA all-time goals leader as part of a two-goal performance. She surpassed Harvard’s Nicole Corriero, who set the record at 150 during the 2004-05 season, when she connected off a pass from junior Bailey Bram on the power play at 15:18 of the second period. Five other Lakers seniors Cassea Schols and Jesse Scanzano and juniors Kelley Steadman, Meghan Corbett and Bram – all recorded two points apiece. Junior Hillary Pattenden recorded 22 saves and allowed one even-strength goal to earn the win. Mercyhurst enters the 2011 CHA Tournament this weekend as the No. 1 seed. The Lakers play either Robert Morris or Wayne State on Friday, Mar. 4 at 4 p.m. at Tennity Ice Pavilion. MC has won all eight CHA Tournament Titles.

NIAGARA: The Niagara Purple Eagles were swept in its regular season finales over the weekend by the Syracuse Orange at the Tennity Ice Pavilion. NU lost in overtime, 2-1, on Friday night and fell 4-2 on Saturday. Kaleigh Chippy scored her sixth goal of the season and team-leading fourth power-play goal to equalize Friday’s contest at 1-1 with six minutes left in the third period. SU’s Kelsey Welch grabbed the game-winner with three seconds left in overtime. Freshman goalie Sarah Moses made 22 saves in her seventh start of the season. On Saturday, NU took a 2-1 lead after trailing 1-0, but eventually lost 4-2. Jessica Hitchcock and Jenna Hendrikx netted second periods to give NU a 2-1 lead. The Orange would score three unanswered goals in the third period to pull out the win. Earlier in the week senior goalie Jenni Bauer was selected as a nominee for the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, for the second consecutive season. The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually bestowed upon the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey. Later that afternoon, Bauer was named CHA Goaltender of the Week for the third time this season. Niagara will be the second seed in this week’s CHA Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y. The Purple Eagles will face the third-seeded Orange the semifinal on Friday at 7 p.m. It will be the third straight season the teams will face each other in the tournament.

ROBERT MORRIS: Freshman Thea Imbrogno extended her program-record point streak to nine games with yet another multi-point performance, but it wasn’t enough for Robert Morris to extend its five-game unbeaten streak as No. 3/T3 Mercyhurst took home a 6-2 decision Friday in each team’s regular-season finale. Imbrogno’s two assists marked her fourth multi-point performance in her last six games and gave her six points in just four games against the nationally-ranked Lakers this season. Junior Brianna Delaney and senior assistant captain Sara O’Malley both scored for the Colonials. Delaney’s goal moved her out of a tie and into first place in all-time power-play goals scored at RMU with 16. Her 90th career point also moved her into a tie for second in all-time goals scored at Robert Morris with 43. O’Malley added an assist on Delaney’s goal to register her second consecutive multi-point game—it was the seventh of the season and her 25th overall, the most in Robert Morris history. Senior captain Whitney Pappas, just the second-ever finalist from any current CHA school for the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award, moved into third place in RMU school history in career games played (137) Friday. With O’Malley’s early goal, Robert Morris continued its impressive streak—the Colonials have not been shutout in their past 41 games despite playing 12 of those contests against nationally-ranked teams. The stretch is the longest active mark in the CHA. With its regular season complete, Robert Morris now looks ahead to the CHA Tournament. The Colonials are seeded fourth and will draw Wayne State, from whom RMU took the season series, in the first round Thursday, March 3.

SYRACUSE: Syracuse swept Niagara last weekend, winning 2-1 in overtime and 4-2. SU broke the tie in the all-time series and now holds a two game advantage, 7-5-2. In game one, freshman Margot Scharfe scored SU’s only goal during regulation in the first period. Niagara evened the score in the third to force overtime. Sophomore Kelsey Welch netted the game-winning score with 2.7 seconds remaining in overtime. The win marked the Orange’s first overtime victory of the season as SU has tied in six out of its seven overtime matchups this season. The last time SU earned an overtime win was on January 5, 2010 when the Orange upset then-No.8 Cornell on its home ice, 2-1. Syracuse has come out on the winning end of four overtime games in program history. In game-two sophomore Isabel Menard led SU with two goals and an assist. Senior Ashley Cockell and sophomore Holly Carrie-Mattimoe each tallied a goal and an assist. The Orange overcame a 2-1 deficit with three goals in the third period to record a 4-2 victory. Freshman goaltender Kallie Billadeau recorded 43 saves and two wins on the weekend. Syracuse and Niagara will go head-to-head for the third time in just eight days when the two teams meet in the semifinal round of the CHA Tournament on March 4.

WAYNE STATE: Wayne State will meet Robert Morris in the quarterfinal game of the College Hockey America Tournament for the second year in a row on Thursday. The Warriors, who were idle last weekend, are looking to snap a nine-game winless streak which includes two losses at Niagara in WSU’s final regular-season series two weeks ago. Wayne State leads Robert Morris in the all-time series, 20-6-1, dating back to RMU’s inaugural 2005-06 season. The Warriors went 1-2-1 against the Colonials this season and will meet RMU in the CHA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year. Wayne State blanked Robert Morris, 4-0, in 2008 and defeated Robert Morris in overtime, 4-3, in the longest game in league history two years ago. Last season, RMU eliminated WSU with a 3-1 win in the quarterfinal game in Detroit.