College Hockey America Weekly Release for Games through October 25

College Hockey America Weekly Release for Games through October 25



October 25, 2009 Weekly Release (PDF)

College Hockey America Weekly Award Winners for Games Through October 25

College Hockey America Players of the Week


Jill Szandzik - Wayne State

Junior, Defense, Warren, Mich. 

Szandzik totaled seven points including six assists as Wayne State swept Colgate on the road last weekend. She totaled five power-play points, factored into the game-winning goal both days (scoring the game-winner on Saturday), and posted a +3 plus/minus rating. The junior defenseman’s four assists in Friday’s 4-0 victory tied WSU’s single-game record.

College Hockey America Goalie of the Week


Delayne Brian - Wayne State

Junior, Goaltender, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Brian made 71 saves in last weekend’s sweep at Colgate. She stopped 31 shots for her second shutout of the season and sixth of her career in Friday’s 4-0 win, and made 40 saves in Saturday’s 5-3 victory. Brian held Colgate’s power-play unit scoreless in nine chances on the weekend. She also moved into a tie for second all-time at WSU with 24 career victories.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Sara O’Malley- Robert Morris (Senior, Forward, Guelph, Ontario) - O’Malley had a three-point weekend against No. 1 Cornell (USA Today / USA Hockey). She scored both of RMU’s goals, on just three shots, in a narrow, 3-2, loss against the top-ranked Big Red Friday evening. It was the 20th multiple-point effort of her career and the sixth time in which she has put home at least two goals. O’Malley registered an even more impressive milestone Saturday—her assist 17:47 into the third period was her 75th career point, which tied her with Kristen Miles for the all-time mark in career points in Robert Morris history. The helper also extended her point streak to four games. After her two goals Friday, O’Malley also sits just one behind Miles in all-time goals scored for the Colonials with 42.

Kristen DiCiocco, Robert Morris (Sophomore, Goaltender, Niagara Falls, Ontario) - DiCiocco stopped 25 shots and held the nation’s top-ranked team to just one goal in the final 55 minutes of action Friday. She also held the Big Red scoreless on the power play for the evening. 

Isabel Menard - Syracuse (Sophomore, Forward, Ottawa, Ontario) – Menard dished out five assists in two games to help SU sweep Union 3-1 and 5-0. She had a hand in five of the Orange’s eight scores throughout the weekend. 

Jenesica Drinkwater – Syracuse (Freshman, Goaltender, Brantford, Ontario) – Drinkwater registered the first shutout of her career at SU in a 5-0 win at Union on Saturday. She turned away 13 shots to blank the Dutchwomen. Drinkwater is now 2-0-1 on the season. 

College Hockey America Team Notes

MERCYHURST: Mercyhurst split a two-game series at Bemidji State this past weekend, defeating the Beavers 4-0 before falling 5-3. With the loss, MC suffered its first regular-season setback on the road in 38 games dating back to the end of the 2007-08 season…The Lakers now stand at 5-1-0 on the season …Seniors Meghan Agosta and Vicki Bendus and junior Bailey Bram all stretched their point-streaks to six games with points in each game. Bram marked her 100th career point at Mercyhurst in the first game, dishing out two helpers to become the 11th player all-time crack the century mark. She then tied and surpassed former Laker Sara McDonald (101) for 10th all-time in scoring with two goals…Junior Hillary Pattenden recorded her first shutout of the season and seventh career in the 4-0 blanking on Friday. She is now tied for fourth all-time in shutouts…Mercyhurst returns to action this weekend when it hosts College Hockey America foe Robert Morris on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Mercyhurst Ice Center…The Lakers are 23-0-0 all-time against the Colonials.

NIAGARA:  The Niagara Purple Eagles won their first game of the season on Saturday as they split their home weekend series with the Maine Black Bears this past weekend. Niagara dropped the first game of the series on Friday night, 3-1. Junior defenseman Erica Owczarczak scored her first goal of the season and third as a Purple Eagle. Freshman forward Jessica Hitchcock recorded an assist on the play for her first collegiate point. Freshman goalie Sarah Moses made her first career start in her first collegiate game. The Purple Eagles picked up their first win of the season on Saturday with a 3-1 victory of their own...Freshman Kristen Richards netted the game’s opener four minutes into the first period for her team-leading second goal of the season. Sophomore forwards Jenna Hendrikx and Daniela Dal Colle would provide the other two goals. Regular starting goalie senior Jenni Bauer made 25 saves for the win. Niagara improved to 11-3-0 all-time against Maine. 12 Purple Eagles have recorded at least one point, while only three have multiple points. Niagara will play another Hockey East team this weekend in its series with New Hampshire on Friday at 7 and Saturday at 2.

ROBERT MORRIS:  Robert Morris put up a strong showing with a late rally against No. 1 / 2 Cornell Friday evening, but was unable to find the equalizer as the Colonials fell, 3-2, to the top-ranked Big Red in their road opener. Senior Sara O’Malley had a strong offensive performance for RMU as she notched both Colonial goals. Sophomore Dayna Newsom assisted on both of O’Malley’s tallies to record a multiple-point effort for the third time this season in a series-opening game. The Colonials had a tougher go of it against the nation’s top-ranked team Saturday as the Big Red pulled out a 9-1 victory. In spite of the loss, O’Malley had a memorable day for the Colonials. Her assist at the 17:47 mark of the third period was her 75th career point, which matches the all-time career mark in RMU history. O’Malley is also just one goal shy of tying the school record in that category as well. Newsom also kept her recent strong play going as she recorded the goal on O’Malley’s assist. Newsom extended her career-best point streak to four consecutive games and has tallied seven points in those four contests. She now leads the team with nine points and is just three points shy of her point total from last season through only eight games this season. Robert Morris will meet another nationally-ranked team on the road this weekend as the Colonials open CHA play at No. 3 / 4 Mercyhurst this Friday, Oct. 29.

SYRACUSE: The Syracuse University women’s ice hockey team only allowed one goal in a two-game sweep of Union College. The Orange defeated the Dutchwomen 3-1 on Friday and 5-0 on Saturday to improve to 4-2-1 this season.  Junior goaltender Stephanie Jones earned her first career start in game one and recorded 12 saves in the win. Fellow junior Lisa Mullan got SU on the board first, which the Orange has done in six of its seven games this season. Freshman Margot Scharfe and Junior Megan Skelly tallied SU’s other two goals. Isabel Menard assisted on two of Syracuse’s three goals. In game two, the Orange dominated right from the start as senior Stefanie Marty scored the first goal of the contest. Julie Rising increased SU’s lead to two and Ashley Cockell scored back-to-back goals to put the game out of reach for the Dutchwomen. Menard assisted on the first three tallies, giving her five assists in the series. Sophomore Kelsey Welch added the fifth goal to solidify the win. Freshman goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater registered the first shutout of her career making 13 saves in the win. Next, the Orange will spend another weekend away from home when it makes the trip to Columbus, Ohio to play a two-game matchup with Ohio State. The puck will first drop on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. and the two teams will meet again the following day (Oct. 30) at 4 p.m.

WAYNE STATE: Wayne State evened its overall record at 4-4-0 with a sweep at Colgate last weekend. Junior defenseman Jill Szandzik, who tied a school record with four assists in Friday's 4-0 win, totaled seven points in the series including five on power plays. Junior goaltender Delayne Brian collected 71 saves on the weekend, including 31 in her second shutout of the year Friday. Of the eight Warriors who earned a point in the series, seven earned two or more. Sophomore forward Gina Buquet finished with five points on the weekend including two goals. Wayne State is idle for the next two weeks before opening conference play Nov. 12-13 at Robert Morris.