College Hockey America has named its award winners for January 17

College Hockey America has named its award winners for January 17

January 17, 2011 Weekly Release (PDF)

College Hockey America Weekly Award Winners for Games Through January 17

College Hockey America Players of the Week


Bailey Bram – Mercyhurst

Junior, Forward, Ste. Anne, Manitoba

Bram combined for nine points in the two wins over Brown last weekend at Tullio Arena. After dishing out three assists in a 6-0 win over the Bears on Friday, she exploded with two goals and four assists for a career-high six points as the Lakers notched 12 goals in a game for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.

College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week


Jenni Bauer – Niagara

Senior, Goalie, St. Catherines, Ontario

Jenni Bauer’s 52 saves helped Niagara to a weekend sweep of Wayne State, its first road sweep of the Warriors since Feb. 2005. Bauer made 27 saves en route to her first career shutout win on Friday night when the Purple Eagles won 3-0. In Saturday’s win, Bauer made 17 straight saves, including blanking the Warriors in the second and third period. Bauer finished the weekend with a 0.50 goals against average and .981 save percentage.

College Hockey America Rookie of the Week


Christie Cicero – Mercyhurst

Freshman, Forward, Manalapan, New Jersey

Cicero scored two goals and dished out two assists in the back-to-back Laker victories over the weekend. She marked a goal and an assist in each game, improving her rookie totals to seven goals and five assists on the season.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Jennifer Kindret, Robert Morris (Sophomore, Forward, Winnipeg, Manitoba) Kindret tallied both Colonial goals at CHA foe Syracuse Friday and moved into a tie for 10th place on the RMU career goals list. It was Kindret’s first multi-point game of the season, the fifth of her career and the first occasion in which she recorded at least two points against a con- ference foe in a regular-season game. Kindret, who had a +1 plus/minus for the week, also now has four career multi-goal games.

Isabel Menard - Syracuse (Sophomore, Forward, Ottawa, Ontario) Menard tallied two goals and an assist as Syracuse swept Robert Morris 5-2 and 3-1 last weekend. In game-one she dished out the assist on the Or- ange’s second goal. In game-two, Menard registered SU’s first two goals. Both goals started with caused turnovers on the defensive end by Menard and were unassisted.

Kallie Billadeau – Syracuse (Freshman, Goaltender, Minnetonka, Minnesota) Billadeau helped the Orange sweep Robert Morris last weekend, allowing just three goals in two games. In game-one she had 21 saves in a 5-2 victory. In game-two she turned away 29 shots, including 15 in the third period, and allowed just one goal in a 3-1 win.

Hillary Pattenden-Mercyhurst (Junior, Goaltender, Surrey, British Colombia) Pattenden improved her record to 16-4-0 with her third shutout of the season in Friday’s 6-0 win. She stopped all 16 shots and helped kill off five Brown power plays, including a 5-on-3 advantage in the third period.

Kristen Richards- Niagara (Freshman, Forward, Toronto, Ontario) Freshman forward Kristen Richards added to her team-leading 10 points with a three-point weekend at Wayne State. Richards was one of three freshmen to score a goal in the 3-0 victory on Friday night. On Saturday, Richards assisted on both goals in the 2-1 victory. Richards finished the weekend with one goal on one shot, two assists and a plus-3 rating.

College Hockey America Team Notes

MERCYHURST: No. 5 Mercyhurst (18-4-0, 7-0-0 CHA) extended its winning streak to four games with a two-game sweep of Brown at Tullio Arena, home of the 2011 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four. The Lakers defeated the Bears 6-0 and 12-0 to stretch their shutout streak to three games. It marks the first time since the 2007-08 season that a Laker squad has allowed zero goals through three games. The 12 goals on Saturday were the most since scoring 13 against Wisconsin – Superior Jan. 14, 2000...With the win on Saturday, head coach Michael Sisti earned his 300th coaching victory at Mercyhurst (300-82-26). He becomes the seventh coach all-time to achieve the milestone and the second fastest to do so during the Division I era. Senior assistant captain Jesse Scanzano became the third Mercyhurst player in program history to achieve 200 points in a career, joining captain Meghan Agosta and 2009 graduate Valerie Chouinard. She scored two goals and added two assists in Friday’s win to surpass the mark. She now has 74 goals and 128 points through 128 career games as a Laker. Junior Bailey Bram led all scorers in the series with nine points. She recorded three assists on Friday before netting a career-high six points on two goals and four assists on Saturday. Senior assistant captain Vicki Bendus netted her second-career hat trick in Saturday’s 12-0 win. She finished the series with seven points (4-3-7), matching teammate Agosta’s total (2-5-7). For Bram and Bendus, the series marked their first action of 2011 after playing in the MLP Cup with the Canadian National Under-22 Team. MC saw two goaltenders record wins over the weekend, with junior Hillary Pattenden (16-4-0) earning Friday’s and sophomore Stephanie Ciampa (2-0-0) taking Saturday’s. Mercyhurst will play three games this week, hosting second-ranked Cornell on Tuesday before facing Robert Morris for a two-game series this weekend in Pittsburgh. The game against Cornell will conclude a home-and-home series started back in November, which was Big Red’s first and only loss of the season. Overall, the Lakers own a 12-1-1 record all-time against Cornell, with their only loss coming in the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four (3-2 OT). Against Robert Morris, Mercyhurst is 24-0-0 all-time.

NIAGARA: Niagara played at conference foe Wayne State last weekend in its first games since Dec. 11, 2010. The Purple Eagles shut out the Warriors, 3-0, on Friday and won 2-1 on Saturday for their first road sweep of Wayne State since Feb. 2005. Niagara improved to 6-12-4 overall and 2-2-1 in the conference. On Friday, Niagara claimed its first shutout win since blanking Quinnipiac, 5-0, on Jan. 26, 2007 and its first shutout victory of Wayne State since Feb. 28, 2004 (4-0. Niagara scored three goals on 15 shots. The Purple Eagles scored one goal in each period from a different freshman: Jessica Hitchcock, Kaleigh Chippy and Kristen Richards. Jenni Bauer made 27 saves for her first shutout win. The Purple Eagles edged the Warriors, 2-1, on Saturday to complete the sweep. Goals from Daniela Dal Colle and Kristen Richards in the first period were all the goals NU needed. Bauer made 17 straight saves after allowing a first period goal. Niagara went 11-for-11 on the penalty kill this weekend. Niagara hosts the Syracuse Orange in a two-game series his weekend beginning on Friday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. The Purple Eagles’ annual “Skate for the Cure/Pink the Rink” game on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

ROBERT MORRIS: Sophomore Jennifer Kindret led the way for Robert Morris by tallying both RMU goals in the Co- lonials’ series opener against Syracuse, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Orange as RMU fell, 5-2. Kindret’s fifth career multi-point game moved her into a tie for 10th place on RMU’s all-time goals list. Senior Maria Stoa assisted on Kindret’s first score and became the sixth player in Colonial history to reach the 50-point plateau in the process. Fresh- man Thea Imbrogno also added an assist for RMU to register a point for the fourth time in five games. Even though Robert Morris outshot Syracuse 15-5 in the third period Saturday, the Orange were able to manage the tiebreaking goal as Syracuse added an empty-netter to down RMU, 3-1. Senior assistant captain Sara O’Malley’s program-record 46th career goal gave the Colonials a second-period lead and left her tied for tops on the team this season with eight. Sophomore Dayna Newsom provided the primary assist on O’Malley’s score and in the process became the 14th Colonial in school history to reach the 20-assist and 30-point plateaus for her career. Newsom’s helper was her team-leading 14th assist of the season and leaves her just four shy of the single-season school record with nine regular season games remaining. The game finally brought Robert Morris’ program-record, eight-game road trip—in which the Colonials traveled to both Minnesota and New England—to a close. Although Robert Morris will finally play its first home game in 55 days this weekend, the Colonials will have quite a challenge on their hands as they host No. 5 Mercyhurst for a two-game set, Jan. 21-22.

SYRACUSE: The Syracuse University women’s ice hockey team allowed just three goals in a two-game sweep of Robert Morris last weekend. The Orange defeated the Colonials 5-2 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday. SU now leads the all-time series with RMU, 5-4-1. Sophomore Isabel Menard led Syracuse with two goals and an assist in the series. Her 1.48 points per game rank 18th in the nation and fifth in the CHA. Menard has 66 career points in 56 games played at Syracuse. Senior defender Ashley Cockell has transitioned to offense during the last four games and scored a goal in both games against Robert Morris. Her .82 points per game are tied for sixth in the nation and are second in the CHA in defenseman scoring. Rookie Akane Hosoyamada continues to lead all SU freshmen with 12 points, including an assist in each game versus RMU. Her .58 points per outing rank third in the CHA. Freshman goaltender Kallie Billdeau made 50 saves between the pipes and earned two wins in the series.

WAYNE STATE: Wayne State’s losing streak reached six games after being swept at home last weekend by Niagara. The Purple Eagles blanked the Warriors, 3-0, on Friday for their first shutout win over WSU since the 2005 CHA Tour- nament semifinals. Despite the end result, Wayne State finished with a 27-15 advantage in shots on goal, out-shooting an opponent for the first time in nine games. Niagara’s 15 shots marked the lowest total by a WSU opponent since Jan. 16, 2009, when Robert Morris managed only eight shots in a 7-3 Warrior victory. All of the scoring in Saturday’s 2-1 setback was confined to the first period, as Micheline Frappier scored the lone Warrior goal sandwiched between a pair of Purple Eagle tallies. Wayne State held Niagara to 0-for-5 on power plays in the series, killing 17 straight penalties over the last five games. The Warriors’ six-game homestand continues this weekend against Quinnipiac.