College Hockey America has named the award winners for March 7

College Hockey America has named the award winners for March 7

March 7, 2011 Weekly Release (PDF)

College Hockey America Weekly Award Winners for Games Through March 7

College Hockey America Players of the Week


Meghan Agosta-Mercyhurst 

Senior, Forward, Ruthven, Ontario 

Agosta was named the College Hockey America Tournament MVP, as well as to the CHA All-Tournament Team for her performance over the weekend.  She totaled three goals and two assists on the weekend, after being named the CHA Player of the Year for the fourth time in her career at the CHA Tournament Banquet Thursday night.  Agosta eclipsed the 300-point plateau over the weekend, becoming the first-ever player in NCAA history to reach that mark.  Agosta will now lead the Lakers into the NCAA Tournament this weekend, as Mercyhurst (the 6th seed) will travel to face the 3rd seeded Boston University on Saturday afternoon.

College Hockey America Goaltender and Rookie of the Week


Kallie Billadeau – Syracuse 

(Freshman, Goaltender, Minnetonka, Minnesota) 

 Billadeau combined for 59 saves in two games during the CHA Tournament. She earned her first career shutout (1-0) against Niagara in the semifinals and turned away 41 shots in the championship game against Mercyhurst. Billadeau was named to the all-tournament team for her performances. She finishes her rookie season with a goals-against average of 2.84 and saves percentage to .908.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Cobina Delaney - Robert Morris (Sophomore Forward, Stittsville, Ontario) Delaney recorded a goal in each of RMU’s CHA Tournament games, both of which were assisted by her older sister, Brianna. She also added an assist in the Colonials’ tournament opener to register her fifth career multi-point game, two of which have come in the postseason. Delaney tallied the first goal of the 2011 CHA Tournament and gave Robert Morris an early lead against Wayne State as the Colonials advanced to the semifinals for the second consecutive season. Delaney had a +1 plus/minus for the tournament and fired six shots.

Brandi Pollock-Robert Morris (Freshman, Defense, Virden, Manitoba)With RMU’s CHA Quarterfinal game knotted, 2-2, with time winding down in the third period, Pollock recorded her first collegiate goal to give the Colonials a lead they would not relinquish. Pollock’s game-winning goal made her the first player in program history to score her first-collegiate goal in a postseason game. Pollock was also a member of the RMU defensive corps that held No. 3/4 Mercyhurst well below its average scoring output in the CHA Semifinals.

Isabel Menard - Syracuse (Sophomore, Forward, Ottawa, Ontario) – Menard tallied two goals and one assist in the CHA Tournament, including the game-winner against Niagara in the semifinals. She was named to the CHA all-tournament team for her performances. Menard finished the season with 19 goals and 25 assists for 44 points, which ranks 23rd in the nation and fourth in the CHA in points per outing. 

Margot Scharfe – Syracuse (Freshman, Forward, Toronto, Ontario) – Scharfe had one goal and one assist in the CHA Tournament. She scored one goal in the championship game and assisted on the game-winning score against Niagara in the semifinals. She finished the season with seven goals and eight assists, which ranks sixth in the CHA in freshman scoring. 

Jenni Bauer – Niagara (Senior, Goaltender, St. Catherines, Ontario) Jenni Bauer made 31 saves against Syracuse in her final collegiate game. Bauer stopped 31 of 32 shots for a 1.02 gaa and .969 save percentage as the Purple Eagles were eliminated by the Orange in CHA semifinals on Friday.

College Hockey America Team Notes

Mercyhurst: Mercyhurst (29-5-0) won its ninth straight College Hockey America title last weekend, defeating Syracuse 5-4 in the CHA title game after posting a 3-1 win over Robert Morris in the CHA Semifinals…With the wins the Lakers improve to 28-0-0 all-time against RMU and 14-0-0 versus SU…Senior captain Meghan Agosta led all scorers with three goals and two assists, earning tournament MVP honors for her efforts. Her second goal against SU marked her 300th career point and made the her only player in the NCAA-era to hit the total…Senior assistant captain Jesse Scanzano scored two of the three goals against RMU and dished out three assists against Syracuse…Junior Hillary Pattenden picked up both wins in net…Mercyhurst will now face Boston University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Lakers, tabbed as the sixth seed, posted a 4-1 victory over BU last season at home. MC is 3-6 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

Robert Morris: Freshman defenseman Brandi Pollock’s first-collegiate goal broke a 2-2 tie with under eight minutes to play in regulation and sent Robert Morris to a 4-2 victory over Wayne State as it advanced to the CHA Semifinals for the second consecutive season. Senior assistant captain Sara O’Malley tallied the game-clinching goal and a game-winning assist for RMU to record her third-consecutive multi-point game. It marked the first occasion that a Colonial registered back-to-back-to-back multi-point games in a single season since December 2008. Freshman Thea Imbrogno recorded an assist to extend her program-record point streak to 10 games. Just hours later, Imbrogno became the first student-athlete in program history to win a major postseason CHA award as the league named Imbrogno its Rookie of the Year at its annual banquet. Imbrogno was also the only freshman to earn 2011 all-conference honors, becoming just the second freshman in the program’s six-year history to be chosen to an all-league team, joining former Colonial standout and United States Olympian Brianne McLaughlin. Imbrogno earned a program-record eight in-season awards as she finished the regular season tied for the team lead with 28 points and ranked seventh nationally in points per game for rookies. RMU played its tightest game of the season against No. 3/4 Mercyhurst and held the top seed well below its average offensive output, but it wasn’t enough as the Lakers claimed a 3-1 decision Friday to close the Colonials’ season. Despite the defeat, junior Brianna Delaney had a record-setting day for RMU as her second-period assist broke the single-season school record and simultaneously made her the first Colonial in program history to register 50 career helpers.

Syracuse: For the second consecutive season, Syracuse came up short against Mercyhurst in the finals of the CHA Tournament. The orange took an early 2-0 lead after the first period but could not hold on and lost a heartbreaker 5-4. Seniors Stefanie Marty and Julie Rising each netted a goal and an assist in the final game of their careers. Fellow senior Ashley Cockell had an assist in each game of the tournament and was named to the all-tournament team. Joining Cockell on the all-tournament squad was sophomore forward Isabel Menard and freshman goaltender Kallie Billadeau. Menard had two goals and an assist, while Billadeau made 59 saves and recorded one shutout in the tournament. In the semifinal game, SU edged Niagara 1-0 for the third time in just eight days. Menard scored the only goal of the game to help SU advance to the championship game. At the CHA postseason banquet three Orange players received honors. Menard was named to the All-CHA First Team, while Billadeau and freshman Akane Hosoyamada were selected to the all-rookie team. SU finished the season 14-16-6 overall and 7-6-3 in CHA action.

Wayne State: The 2010-11 season came to an end for the Warriors after a 4-2 loss to Robert Morris in the quarterfinal game of the CHA Tournament on Thursday afternoon.  Wayne State erased a pair of one-goal deficits before Brandi Pollock’s game-winner at 12:32 of the third period. The Colonials eliminated the Warriors in the quarterfinal for the second consecutive year.  WSU rookie blueliner Cari Coen factored into both WSU tallies, assisting on Adrianna Pfeffer’s power-play goal in the first period and scoring a power-play marker 29 seconds into the third.  Delayne Brian finished with 31 saves, her 21st performance with 30 or more saves this season. Her single-season record for saves comes to 978.  Wayne State finished with an 8-21-2 overall record.