January 24, 2011

College Hockey America has named its award winners for January 24

January 24, 2011 Weekly Release (PDF)

College Hockey America Weekly Award Winners for Games Through January 24

College Hockey America Players of the Week

     

Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst

Senior, Forward, Ruthven, Ontario

Agosta recorded five points on two goals and three assists in a two-game sweep of Robert Morris this past weekend at the RMU Island Sports Center. She scored a goal and dished out two assists in a 6-3 win on Fridaybefore scoring her 26th of the season short-handed while adding a helper in Saturday’s 7-1 victory. With the five-point effort, she is now just seven points away from breaking former Harvard player Julie Chu’s mark of 285 points to become the NCAA all-time points leader.

College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week

  

Jenni Bauer – Niagara  

Senior, Goalie, St. Catherines, Ontario

Senior Jenni Bauer had another ironclad performance in net to help lead Niagara to a weekend sweep of in-state rival Syracuse. The reigning CHA goalie of the week picked up her second shutout win in three games with a 1-0 victory on Friday. Bauer made 28 saves in the contest. On Saturday, Bauer made 14 saves and allowed one goal. Bauer has allowed two goals in the last 239 minutes (four games). For the weekend, Bauer had a 0.50 gaa, .977 save percentage and 42 saves.

College Hockey America Rookie of the Week

  

Christine Bestland – Mercyhurst

Freshman, Forward, Brunkild, Manitoba

Bestland tied teammates Meghan Agosta and Jesse Scanzano with five points in the two-game sweep of the Colonials last weekend. She scored two goals and added three assists to move her rookie point total to 35 on the season. In Friday’s win, she scored two goals and helped out on another. The next day, she assisted on two goals as the Lakers put seven scores on the Colonials for the second time this season.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Brianna Delaney - Robert Morris (Junior, Forward, Stittsville, Ontario) - Delaney registered her team-leading seventh multi-point game of the season Friday against No. 4 Mercyhurst by contributing a goal and an assist for the Colonials. Her 22nd career multi-point game also allowed her to become the first player in Robert Morris history to tally three 20-point seasons in her career. Delaney also combined with her younger sister, Cobina, to assist on a goal for the second time this season.

Thea Imbrogno - Robert Morris (Freshman, Forward Etobicoke, Ontario) - Im- brogno collected a goal and an assist in a pair of games against No. 4 Mercyhurst this past weekend. She now has registered four points in three contests against the nationally- ranked Lakers this season and tops Robert Morris with nine points in conference play.

Hillary Pattenden - Mercyhurst (Junior, Goaltender, Surrey, British Columbia) - Pattenden recorded both decisions as the Lakers swept Robert Morris this past weekend in Pittsburgh. She stopped 18 shots in Friday’s 6-3 win and 25 in Saturday’s 7-1 romp. With the wins, she moves to 18-5-0 on the season.

Kaleigh Chippy - Niagara (Freshman, Forward, 5-8, Cleveland, Ohio) - Chippy had a career-high weekend versus Syracuse. Chippy played a role in all three goals in Niagara’s 3-1 win on Sunday for the Purple Eagles’ fourth straight win. Chippy assisted on the first and second goals, both scored in the second period, while icing the game with a power-play goal with 4:41 remaining in the third period.

Delayne Brian - Wayne State (Junior, Goaltender, Winnipeg, Man.) - Brian made 59 saves last weekend in a split with No. 10 Quinnipiac in Detroit. She stopped 28 shots in Friday’s 2-1 win, allowing only an extra-attacker goal with 1:19 remaining in regulation. She also held the Bobcats to 0-for-4 on power plays Friday as the Warriors snapped an 18-game winless streak against ranked opponents. Brian finished with 31 saves on Saturday, her 16th performance with 30-plus saves this season. She has 700 saves, fourth-most in the nation and the second-highest single-season total in program history.

Sadie St. Germain – Syracuse (Freshman, Forward, Ashburnham, Mass.) – St. Germain scored Syracuse’s only goal in a 3-1 setback to Niagara on Saturday. She now has two goals and four assists, which is tied for 11th in the CHA in freshman scoring.

College Hockey America Team Notes

MERCYHURST: No. 4/4 Mercyhurst (20-5-0, 9-0-0 CHA) completed a two-game sweep of College Hockey America foe Robert Morris this past weekend, defeating the Colonials by the scores of 6-3 and 7-1 at the RMU Island Sports Center. The Lakers, who now have won 20 games for the 10th straight season, move to 26-0-0 in the all-times series against Robert Morris...Seniors Meghan Agosta and Jesse Scanzano and freshman Christine Bestland all recorded five points in the series with two goals and three assists apiece.With five points in the series, Agosta is just seven away from becoming the NCAA’s all-time points leader. She also needs six goals to break the NCAA mark for goals in career(150). Harvard’s Julie Chu set the points mark at 285 while former Crimson player Nicole Corriero set the goals mark at 150.Junior Hillary Pattenden picked up both wins in the series with 18 saves in the first game and 25 in the second. She improves to 18-5-0 on the season. Mercyhurst continues CHA play this weekend with a two-game series at Niagara on Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 30. The Lakers snapped a two-game losing skid to the Purple Eagles and improved 35-6-3 in the all-time series with a two-game sweep at home at home earlier this season.

NIAGARA: Niagara extended its unbeaten streak to six games with its first-ever sweep of on in-state rival Syracuse over the weekend.The unbeaten run is the longest since the 2002 Frozen Four campaign ad the Purple Eagles’ four-game win streak is their longest since they won four straight from Feb. 26-March 9, 2006.Sophomore Jenna Hendrikx scored the game winning goal with 21 seconds remaining in the 1-0 win over the Orange on Friday night...The Purple Eagle held off a third-period rally on Saturday to defeat the Orange, 3-1.Saturday’s game was Niagara’s annual “Pink the Rink” game as a part of the CHA’s “Skate for the Cure” initiative to raise breast health awareness.For the second straight season, the Purple Eagles wore pink jerseys and for the second straight season Niagara defeated a conference rival, 3-1 (Robert Morris)...Freshman Kaleigh Chippy had a three-point game (one goal, two assists).Senior Jenni Bauer made 14 saves in the game and has allowed two goals in the last 239 minutes.Niagara will host the fourth-ranked Mercyhurst Lakers in a two-game set starting on Saturday at 7 p.m. in a clash of the top two teams in the CHA.

ROBERT MORRIS: Robert Morris took the lead on No. 4 Mercyhurst in the game’s opening minutes, but the confer- ence-unbeaten Lakers were able to turn the tide and pulled away in the third period for a 6-3 victory Friday. Junior Brianna Delaney and sophomore Kelsey Thomas led the Colonial effort as each recorded a goal and an assist. Delaney’s second-period score made her the first player in Robert Morris history to have three seasons with at least 20 points. The multi-point effort was also her team-leading seventh of the season and marked the 22nd such occasion in her career. Robert Morris held the nation’s best power-play unit entering the weekend to just a 1-for-8 mark on the evening. The nationally-ranked Lakers came out of the gates strong and opened up an early first-period lead that they would not relinquish as they took down Robert Morris, 7-1, Saturday. Freshman Thea Imbrogno continued her strong rookie season by netting the Colonials’ tally. She now has four points in three games against the nationally-ranked Lakers and leads the team with nine points during conference play. The Colonials have now not been shutout in their past 34 games even though they have played 11 of those contests against nationally-ranked foes—no other CHA team currently has a streak longer than eight games. After playing its sixth and seventh games this season against a team that has been ranked No. 1 nationally, Robert Morris will now have nearly two weeks off from competition as the Colonials next hit the ice during the first weekend of February when they continue CHA play by hosting Niagara.

SYRACUSE: The Syracuse University women’s ice hockey team was swept by Niagara, 1-0 and 3-1, last weekend. In game-one, both teams were scoreless until Niagara scored the game-winning goal with 21 seconds remaining in regula- tion. Freshman goaltender Kallie Billadeau made 17 saves in net. In game-two, the Purples took an early 2-0 lead, but a third period goal by freshman Sadie St. Germain brought SU within one. Niagara scored again in the third period to seal the win. Freshman goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater turned away 26 shots for the Orange. The all-time series between SU and Niagara is now tied, 5-5-2. The Orange will travel to Detroit, Mich. to take on Wayne State on Jan. 28 and 29. Syracuse swept the Warriors 3-0 and 5-3 earlier this season to tie the all-times series 5-5.

WAYNE STATE: Wayne State split its final non-conference series of the season last weekend against No. 10 Quinnipiac, winning 2-1 on Friday and falling 3-0 on Saturday. Friday’s victory snapped an 18-game winless streak against ranked opponents dating back to 2008. Clinging to a 2-0 lead late in the third, the Bobcats scored an extra-attacker goal with 1:19 remaining in regulation, but subsequent scoring chances were stymied by the Warriors who broke a six-game losing skid. Micheline Frappier, who has four points in the last six games, and Jill Szandzik scored for the Warriors. Despite the loss on Saturday, Brian finished with 31 saves, her 16th performance with 30-plus saves this season, and 59 for the series. She has 700 saves, fourth-most in the nation and the second-highest single-season total in program history. Wayne State will wrap up its six-game homestand this weekend against Syracuse.