College Hockey America Weekly Release for Games through October 3

College Hockey America Weekly Release for Games through October 3










October 4, 2009 Weekly Release (PDF)

Atlantic Hockey Weekly Award Winners for Games Through October 3

Atlantic Hockey Players of the Week


Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst

Senior, Forward, Ruthven, Ontario

Agosta scored two goals and added four assists as the Lakers swept St. Cloud State by the scores of 9-1 and 6-1 this past weekend at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. Agosta, in her first games back from the Olympics, netted three points each night. In Friday’s contest, she achieved yet another milestone for her career, as she dished out her 100th career assist to join teammate Jesse Scanzano as the only Mercyhurst players to accomplish the feat.

Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week


Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst

Junior, Goaltender, Surrey, B.C.

Pattenden earned both wins in goal for the Lakers as they swept St. Cloud State in a two-game series for the first time since the 2002-03 season. The Surrey, B.C., native made 12 saves and allowed one goal through 40 minutes in game one before stopping 19 of 20 attempts in 60 minutes in a 6-1 game two win.

Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week


Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris

Freshman, Forward, Etobicoke, Ontario 

Imbrogno started the season with a flurry, assisting on the Colonials’ first two goals of the season with both helpers coming on goals that tied the game. With Robert Morris and Providence tied, 2-2, in the waning seconds of the second period, Imbrogno broke free down the right side and put one past the goalie to give RMU its first lead of the game—and a lead which it would not relinquish. Imbrogno picked up an assist in RMU’s second game Saturday and finished the weekend with four points on a goal and three assists. She fired seven shots on the weekend.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Christie Cicero, Mercyhurst (Freshman, Forward, Manalapan, N.J. ) - Cicero scored two goals in her rookie debut against St. Cloud State. In game one, she made her presence felt early as she recorded one of the team’s five first-period goals. The second game saw her find the back of the net in the second period. She currently leads all rookie goal scorers with two tallies.

Stefanie Marty, Syracuse (Senior, Forward, Nussbaumen, Switzerland)
– Helped the Orange open the season with a 4-4 overtime tie against Northeastern...She had two goals and dished out the game-tying assist. Marty also won 16-of-23 faceoffs for the Orange.

Jenesica Drinkwater, Syracuse (Freshman, Goaltender, Brantford, Ontario)
– Earned her first career start for Syracuse against Northeastern. She recorded 15 saves in the 4-4 overtime draw, including two key saves in the overtime period to keep the Huskies scoreless in extra minutes. 

Julie Ingratta-Wayne State (Sophomore, Forward, Markham, Ontario)
- Ingratta Scored two power-play goals in Saturday’s 4-2 win over BemidjiState. Netted the first goal of the season in the first period. Stole the puck in BSU zone, scored unassisted game-winner in second period.Led WSU with 10 shots on goal in series.

Delayne Brian-Wayne State (Junior, Goaltender, Winnipeg, Man.)
- Brian backstopped WSU to a split series against Bemidji State 2.50 GAA, .924 SV%. Limited BSU to one PPG in 13 chances. Totaled 61 saves in series, including 31 in Saturday’s 4-2 win.

Cari Coen-Wayne State (Freshman, Defense, Manhattan Beach, Calif. )
- Coen assisted on the first goal of the season (PPG) in Saturday’s 4-2 win Contributed to a defense which held BSU 1-for-13 on PP chances.

College Hockey America Team Notes

Mercyhurst:  No. 3 Mercyhurst opened its 2010-11 campaign with a pair of wins over St. Cloud State at home, 9-1 and 6-1…The Lakers combined for 15 goals in a series for the first time since scoring 16 against Colgate last season. Nine of those goals came in the first period, as the Lakers held a 5-0 lead in the first game and 4-0 in the second…Senior captain Meghan Agosta led the offense with six points and achieved yet another milestone for her career, earning her 100th career assist in the 9-1 decision. She joins classmate Jesse Scanzano as the only players in ‘Hurst history to accomplish the feat…Friday’s win marked the Lakers fifth straight season-opening victory and moved their record to 8-4 all-time in those games….Mercyhurst is now 7-1-1 all-time against St. Cloud State and 29-19-4 against teams from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association…The Lakers travel to Maine this weekend for a two-game series with the Black Bears. It will mark the seventh and eighth meetings in the all-time series, which MC leads 5-1. 

Niagara:  The Niagara opened the 2010-11 season with a two-game series against the Quinnipiac Bobcats on Friday night. The Purple Eagles were swept, 3-0 and 3-1.  Niagara dropped to 4-8-1 in season openers, including dropping its last seven openers. The loss on Friday night snapped the Purple Eagles’ 11-game unbeaten streak against the Bobcats. Sophomore forward Natasha Fryer scored NU’s first and only goal of the weekend in the first period on Saturday. Fryer scored three goals last season. Niagara will travel to play Minnesota State-Mankato in a two-game set on Friday at 7 and Saturday at 4. Niagara leads the series 2-0-0 and it will be the first meeting since Jan. 6, 2001

Robert Morris:  Robert Morris opened its season with a bang, taking down No. T-10 Providence, 5-4, in a back-and-forth affair Friday night … Senior forward Maria Stoa (Bloomington, Minn.) notched two goals, including the game-winner while freshman Thea Imbrogno (Etobicoke, Ontario) contributed to the Colonial cause in a big way in her collegiate debut. Imbrogno assisted on the first two RMU goals and scored one late in the second period that gave Robert Morris the lead for good … Sophomore Dayna Newsom (Oakville, Ontario) put home the Colonials’ first goal of the season and added an assist in the victory while junior Brianna Delaney (Stittsville, Ontario) assisted on two goals, including setting up one for her younger sister, Cobina … The Colonials trailed twice in the season opener, turning around deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to capture the come-from-behind win … Sophomore goalie Kristen DiCiocco (Niagara Falls, Ontario) made two saves in the final minute to ensure victory after Providence had pulled its goalie for the extra attacker … It was the first victory for RMU against Providence in program history as the Colonials had been unable to take one of the previous four matchups … Freshman Kylie St. Louis (Windsor, Ontario) recorded her first collegiate point in the victory, assisting on the Colonials’ opening goal … Despite scoring the game’s first goal Saturday, RMU fell, 5-2, to split the series with the Friars … Brianna Delaney led the Colonials with two points while senior Sara O’Malley (Guelph, Ontario) and sophomore Cobina Delaney (Stittsville, Ontario) both put home goals for the Colonials … For the second day in a row, Brianna assisted on a score for younger sister Cobina … Robert Morris will continue its season-opening six-game homestand next weekend as tenth-ranked Ohio State travels to Pittsburgh to face off with the Colonials for the first time in school history.

Syracuse:  The Syracuse University women’s ice hockey team opened the season with a 4-4 overtime tie against Northeastern. Senior captain Stefanie Marty scored two goals and dished out the game-tying assist. Senior Julie Rising’s game high four assists set a school record for most helpers in a game as she contributed on each Orange goal. Freshman goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater earned her first career start and recorded 15 saves. SU outshot the Huskies 38-19, including a 13-4 advantage in the third period. The overtime draw marked the first time in program history that Syracuse has opened the season unbeaten. The Orange will host No.10/RN New Hampshire on Friday, October 8 at Tennity Ice Pavilion at 7 p.m. and welcome No.9/No.8 Boston College the following day (Oct. 9) at 4 p.m.

Wayne State:  Wayne State split its season-opening series last weekend against Bemidji State, dropping the opener, 3-0, before earning a 4-2 win on Saturday. Sophomore forward Julie Ingratta scored two of WSU’s three power-play goals in Saturday’s victory.  The last time WSU scored three power-play goals in a game was also against the Beavers last Halloween. The Warriors and Beavers have split each of their last three series against each other. Junior goaltender Delayne Brian picked up her 21st career win Saturday.  She needs four more victories to surpass Anna VanderMarliere (2000-04) for second place all-time at Wayne State.The Warriors will play their next eight games on the road, beginning this weekend at St. Cloud State on Friday and Minnesota on Saturday.