College Hockey America has named its award winners for February 7

College Hockey America has named its award winners for February 7

February 7, 2011 Weekly Release (PDF)

College Hockey America Weekly Award Winners for Games Through February 7

College Hockey America Players of the Week


Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst

Senior, Forward, Ruthven, Ontario

Agosta scored three goals and totaled seven points as the Lakers swept conference foe Wayne State by the scores of 6-2 and 3-1 this past weekend at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. In Friday’s 6-2 win, Agosta scored three goals and totaled four points to move her career total to 286 and break former Harvard forward and current U.S. Olympi- an Julie Chu’s all-time NCAA record, set at 285 during the 2006-07 season. The next day she helped out on all three goals as the Lakers won 3-1 to sweep the series. The nation’s leading scorer with 72 points, Agosta is now 11 points away from cracking the 300-point mark for her career.

College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week


Hillary Pattenden – Mercyhurst

Junior, Goaltender, Surrey, British Columbia

Pattenden stretched her winning streak to six games and became the college’s all-time wins leaders with both wins over Wayne State. She made 12 saves in the team’s 6-2 win on Friday to pick up her 74th career victory and tie class of 2008 netminder Laura Hosier for most wins in program history. The next day she became the all-time wins leaders with 19 stops as the Lakers won 3-1.

College Hockey America Rookie of the Week


Thea Imbrogno – Robert Morris 

Freshman, Forward, Etobicoke, Ontario

 Imbrogno was a key factor in the Colonials’ two-goal rally within the final 10 minutes of regulation Saturday against Niagara. She got the comeback started with an assist by sending a beautiful centering pass across the ice and proceeded to score the game-tying goal with just 87 seconds remaining when she pounced on a rebound and sent it home. The multi-point effort was the fourth of her rookie campaign and helped her reach the 20-point mark for the season. The late-game heroics extended Imbrogno’s point streak to a season-long four games as she also assisted on the game’s opening goal Friday for RMU. Imbrogno has collected at least one point in all four matchups against the Purple Eagles this season and now has a team-leading 12 points in 11 conference contests.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Delayne Brian –Wayne State (Junior, Goaltender, Winnipeg, Man) Brian finished with a career-high 85 saves in last week- end’s series at fourth-ranked Mercyhurst. She made a career- best 51 saves Friday and set a school record with 28 saves in the second period. Brian followed that with a 34-save performance on Saturday, her 19th game with 30 or more saves this season. Brian remains the conference leader (18th nationally) with a .923 save percentage.

Jenna Hendrikx (Sophomore, Forward, Winchester, Ont.) Jenna Hendrikx had a five-point weekend as the Purple Eagles took three out of four points at conference foe Robert Morris over the weekend. Hendrikx scored one goal in each game. The Winchester, Ont. native scored the last of three unanswered goals in the 3-1 win on Friday and scored the second goal on Saturdy. Hendrikx assisted on the first two goals on Friday, while assisting on the first goal on Saturday. Hendrikx, who leads the team in goals, had a plus-3 rating over the weekend.

College Hockey America Team Notes

MERCYHURST: Mercyhurst (24-5-0, 13-0-0 CHA) extended its winning streak to six games with a two-game sweep of Wayne State last weekend at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 6-2 and 3-1. MC is now 46-2-3 all-time against WSU with 14 straight wins dating back to the 2007-08 season. Senior captain Meghan Agosta totaled seven points in the series and made history by becoming the NCAA all-time points leader. She recorded fourpoints on three goals and an assist in Friday’s win to break Julie Chu’s record of 285 set during the 2006-07 campaign. She now has 289 points for her career and is two goals shy of breaking the all-time goals record held by Nicole Corriero (150). Senior assistant captain Jesse Scanzano netted her sixth career hat trick naturally in Saturday’s 3-1 win. Junior Hillary Pattenden became the college’s all-time wins leader by surpassing class of 2008 Laura Hosier’s mark of 74 wins with Saturday’s victory. Mercyhurst returns to action next weekend with a two-game series at Syracuse, beginning on Friday, Feb. 11. MC is 11-0-0 all-time against the Orange.

NIAGARA: Niagara took three points in its weekend series at Robert Morris. The Purple Eagles won Friday’s night game, 3-1, and skated to a 2-2 draw on Saturday. NU scored three unanswered goals in the comeback win on Friday. NU’s top three-point scorers all scored. Freshmen Kristen Richards and Jessica Hitchcock scored the first two goals of the comeback. Sophomore Jenna Hendrikx iced the game with a third period goal. The Purple Eagles outshot the Colonials, 37-19, in the game. RMU erased a two-goal deficit to tie Niagara on Saturday. Niagara was up 2-0 midway through the third period with goals from Kaleigh Chippy and Hendrikx. The Colonials scored the game-tying goal with 1:52 left in the third period. Niagara is back on the ice in two weeks when it hosts its final games of the season with a two-game set versus Wayne State beginning on Friday, February 18 at 7 p.m. Jenni Bauer recorded saves in two games.

ROBERT MORRIS: For the first time in program history, Robert Morris entered the final 10 minutes of regulation trailing and proceeded to score multiple goals to earn a point as RMU scored twice over the final 9:08 to secure a 2-2 tie against second-place Niagara Saturday. Freshman Thea Imbrogno punched home a rebound with just 87 seconds remaining to knot the game and send the Colonial bench into celebration after she provided the assist on the goal that began the comeback. It marked the first time in its past 51 games that the Colonials scored a goal to tie the game that late in a contest—incidentally, the last time Robert Morris found the net with such little time left to equalize a game also occurred against the Purple Eagles, Nov. 15, 2009. Assistant captain Sara O’Malley scored the first goal for Robert Morris before providing the primary assist on the game-tying score. The Colonials took an early lead against Niagara Friday when sophomore Dayna Newsom scored, but they were unable to hold on and fell, 3-1. As a result of her goal, Newsom reached the 20-point mark for a season for the first time in her career; Imbrogno then reached the plateau the following afternoon to give RMU four 20-point scorers for just the second season in program history. O’Malley’s goal made her the first player in RMU history to record three 10-goal seasons and leaves her just two shy of 50 for her career. RMU will look to carry over its strong finish from Saturday when it returns to action this weekend as it travels to CHA foe Wayne State for a two-game set.

SYRACUSE: The Syracuse University women’s ice hockey team was idol last weekend and will host No. 5 Mercyhurst on Feb. 11 and 12 for its annual Skate for the Cure weekend. Mercyhurst leads the all-time series with the Orange 11-0. The Lakers swept the Orange earlier this season, 5-2 and 6-0 in Erie, Pa. Sophomore forward Isabel Menard is leading SU with 15 goals and 18 assists, which ranks sixth in the CHA in points per outing. Senior defender Ashley Cockell is 12th in the nation in defenseman scoring, averaging .73 points per game. Syracuse is averaging 2.54 goals per contest, which ranks second in the CHA, behind Mercyhurst’s 5.28.

WAYNE STATE: Wayne State was swept at fourth-ranked Mercyhurst last weekend and is now on a five-game winless streak. WSU had a pair of one-goal leads but ultimately fell, 6-2, on Friday night as the Lakers erased a 2-1 deficit with five goals in a seven-minute span. Mercyhurst more than quadrupled WSU’s shot total, 57-14, on Friday. Junior goal- tender Delayne Brian made a career-high 51 saves, setting one school record and finishing just shy of another. With 28 saves in the second period, Brian broke the program record for saves in a period, previously held by Kelly Zamora who had 24 at Mercyhurst on Feb. 2, 2002. Brian finished five saves short of the single-game mark set by Tina Thibideau (56) at Harvard on Jan. 4, 2003. Jaclyn Stapleton scored the first goal of the game, her second of the season, and Lauren Coxon netted her first career goal. In Saturday’s 3-1 loss, Alyssa Baldin spoiled Hillary Pattenden’s shutout bid with a power-play goal at 14:11 of the third period. Brian finished with a career-high 85 saves in the series. Wayne State will play its home finale this weekend against Robert Morris.