College Hockey America has named its award winners for January 31

College Hockey America has named its award winners for January 31


January 31, 2011 Weekly Release (PDF)

College Hockey America Weekly Award Winners for Games Through January 31

College Hockey America Players of the Week


Jess Jones– Mercyhurst 

Junior, Forward, Picton, Ontario

Jones recorded her 100th career point as part of a three-point performance in the Lakers’ two-game sweep of Niagara last weekend. She dished out the primary assist on both goals in a 2-0 blanking on Saturday, pulling her within a point of the century mark. She then hit thatmark by scoring the game-winning goal in a 3-0 victory on Sunday, becoming the second player this season to accomplish the feat, and the 12th player in MChistory to record at least 100 points in a career.

College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week


Hillary Pattenden – Mercyhurst  

Junior, Goaltender, Surrey, British Columbia

 Pattenden held Niagara scoreless in both games as the Lakers won 2-0 and 3-0 to sweep the series. She stopped 10 shots in the first game and 15 in the second to mark her fourth and fifth shutouts of the season and move her record to 20-5-0 on the season.

College Hockey America Rookie of the Week


Christine Bestland – Mercyhurst

Freshman, Forward, Brunkild, Manitoba

Bestland scored two goals and dished out an assist in the Lakers’ sweep of Niagara this past weekend at Dwyer Arena. She scored a goal in each game and dished out an assist for two points on Sunday. She now has 18goals and 38 points through 27 games.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Isabel Menard - Syracuse (Sophomore, Forward, Ottawa, Ontario)  Menard scored a goal in both games against Wayne State last weekend. In game one, she scored SU’s only goal as the Orange tied the Warriors 1-1 in overtime. In game-two, she netted an empty net goal in the third period to help SU to a 3-1 victory. Her 1.32 points per game rank sixth in the CHA.

Kallie Billadeau – Syracuse (Freshman, Goaltender, Minnetonka, Minnesota)  Billadeau made 33 saves as Syracuse tied Wayne State 1-1 in overtime on Friday, Jan. 28. She dished out her first career assist on Isabel Menard’s game-tying goal. 

Delayne Brian- Wayne State (Junior, Goaltender, Winnipeg, Man)  Brian totaled 57 saves last weekend against Syracuse, including 31 in a 1-1 tie on Friday night.  She allowed only two even-strength goals  in the series, and held Syracuse to 1-for-14 on its power-play chances.

Micheline Frappier- Wayne State (Junior, Forward, Val Caron Ontario) Frappier had a point in each game of the series last weekend against Syracuse.  She assisted on WSU’s lone goal in a 1-1 tie Friday night, and scored the only Warrior tally in the third period Saturday.  Both points came on power plays for Frappier, who has scored a goal in each of the last four series.

College Hockey America Team Notes

Mercyhurst: Mercyhurst stretched its record to 22-5-0, 11-0-0 in CHA play, with back-to-back shutout wins over Niagara, 2-0 and 3-0, this past weekend at Dwyer Arena. The Lakers are now 4-1 against the Purple Eagles this season and 37-6-3 in the all-time series. Senior captain Meghan Agosta recorded three points in the series to move her career total to 282 and put her fourpoints away from becoming the all-time leader in points in NCAA history. She is also five goals away from becoming the NCAA’s all-time leader in that category as well. Junior Jess Jones posted three points in the series, including her 100th career with the game-winning goal in Sunday’s contest. She becomes the second player to accomplish the feat this season, and the 12th player in MC history to achieve 100 points in a career. Junior Hillary Pattenden recorded both shutout victories with 25 saves, 15 of which came in Sunday’s 3-0 win. She is now 20-5-0 on the season and 73-11-3 in her career at Mercyhurst. She can become the college’s all-time leader in wins with two more victories, surpassing class of 2008 netminder Laura Hosier, who finished her career with 74. Mercyhurst returns home this weekend to host CHA foe Wayne State on Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. The Lakers are 44-2-3 all-time against the Warriors.

Niagara: Niagara was swept last weekend in two competitive games to conclude its season series with fourth ranked Mercyhurst…The series was between the top two teams in the conference. Niagara was shutout 2-0 on Saturday to snap its four-game. Jessica Hitchcock had her penalty shot saved in the first period. Mercyhurst would score a goal in the last six seconds from the nation’s leading scorer Meghan Agosta to take a 1-0 lead…The Lakers added another goal midway in the second period…Jenni Bauer finished with 38 saves. The Purple Eagles allowed three third period goals to fall 3-0 on Sunday. Niagara will start a two-game series at Robert Morris on Friday.

Robert Morris: Robert Morris had its final weekend off of the season to conclude the month of January. RMU will conclude the regular season by taking on each of its CHA brethren during the four weekends in February. The Colonials will host Niagara and Syracuse for a pair of games and will travel to Wayne State for a pair and to Mercyhurst for a single contest. Robert Morris will enter this weekend’s matchups riding an impressive streak—RMU has not been shutout over its last 34 contests despite playing 11 of those games against nationally-ranked foes. That stretch is currently tied for fourth longest in the nation with No. 1 Wisconsin and is 30 games better than any such streak of its conference rivals. Sophomore Dayna Newsom is currently tied for third place in assists in RMU single-season history and is just three shy of equalizing the existing record held by Maria Olausson. In its last time out, Jan. 22, against No. 4 Mercyhurst, Robert Morris fired 26 shots at the Laker net, the most ever in program history in the teams’ 26-game series. RMU has also held the Laker power play, currently ranked second nationally, to just three goals in its last 23 opportunities. The Colonials will welcome Niagara to Pittsburgh this weekend for a pair of games, Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 5.

Syracuse: The Syracuse University women’s ice hockey team went 1-0-1 last weekend at Wayne State, tying 1-1 on Friday in overtime and responding with a 3-1 win on Saturday. All four of SU’s overtime contests this season have ended in a draw. SU now leads the all-time series 6-5-1. In game-one, both teams were scoreless until the third period. The Warriors tallied the first score, but Isabel Menard tallied the game-tying goal to force overtime. Despite outshooting Wayne State 5-0 in the overtime period, Syracuse tied the Warriors 1-1 on Friday. Freshman goaltender Kallie Billadeau finished the game with 33 saves and an assist. For the second consecutive game between the Orange and the Warriors, game-two was tied 0-0 after the first period. Senior Ashley Cockell notched the first score of the afternoon on a power-play in the second period. Less than a minute later, senior Stefanie Marty struck again for SU giving the Orange a 2-0 lead.WSU netted a goal with 3:49 remaining in regulation on a man-up opportunity. Sophomore Isabel Menard took advantage of an open net in the final minute and scored an unassisted goal to produce the final score of 3-1. Freshman goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater turned away 25 shots to earn her sixth career win. Syracuse will be idol next weekend and host Mercyhurst on Feb. 11 and 12 for its Skate for the Cure weekend.

Wayne State: Wayne State wrapped up its six-game homestand with a 1-1 tie and a 3-1 loss against Syracuse last weekend.  The Warriors, who prior to Friday had not played to overtime in a school-record 28 games, totaled a season-high 34 shots on goal with Jill Szandzik recording the lone WSU tally in the third period.  Micheline Frappier had a point in each game including a goal Saturday, and Delayne Brian made 57 saves and allowed only two even-strength goals on the weekend.  Wayne State also held Syracuse to 1-for-14 on power plays.  The Warriors, tied with Robert Morris for fourth in the CHA, will travel to Mercyhurst this weekend.