College Hockey America has named it's award winners for January 10

College Hockey America has named it's award winners for January 10

January 10, 2011 Weekly Release (PDF)

College Hockey America Weekly Award Winners for Games Through January 10

College Hockey America Players of the Week


Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst

Senior, Forward, Ruthven, Ontario

Agosta scored three goals and dished out two assists as the Lakers swept CHA foe Syracuse by the scores of 5-2 and 6-0 this past weekend at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. In Friday’s 5-2 victory, Agosta had a hand in four of the five goals, as she scored twice and helped out on two others. She then followed up the game with her 22nd goal of the season, short-handed, in a 6-0 shutout on Saturday.

College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week


Hillary Pattenden – Mercyhurst  

Junior, Goaltender, Surrey, British Columbia

 Pattenden recorded both victories for the Lakers over the Orange, including her second shutout of the season and eighth career at Mercyhurst. She stopped 16 shots and allowed one even-strength goal in a 5-2 win on Friday before recording 16 stops again in a 6-0 blanking on Saturday. With the wins she improves to 15-4-0 on the season and 6-0-0 in league play.

College Hockey America Rookie of the Week


Christine Bestland – Mercyhurst

Freshman, Forward, Brunkild, Manitoba

Bestland totaled three goals on the weekend, including both game-winners, as the Lakers completed their fifth series sweep of the season, taking both games from Syracuse by the scores of 5-2 and 6-0. She scored twice in a 5-2 win over the Orange on Friday and found the back of the net once in a 6-0 shutout on Saturday.

College Hockey America Honor Roll

Ashley Cockell - Syracuse (Senior, Defender, Fort Assiniboine, Alberta) Cockell transitioned to the forward position for the Mercyhurst series. She assisted on both of SU’s goals in game-one, which gave her 100 points in her career. In game-two, she tallied a team-best six shots on net. Cockell has 16 points this season on five goals and 11 assists. Her .80 points per outing rank eighth in the nation and third in the CHA for points per game by a defensemen.  

Brianna Delaney, F (Stittsville, Ontario / NCCP Raiders) Delaney scored the game’s opening two goals Saturday against UConn, including the game winner, in leading RMU to a 3-1 victory. With those two points, Delaney became just the second Colonial to surpass the 80-point plateau for her career and also just the third Robert Morris player to score 40 career goals. It was Delaney’s team-leading sixth multi-point game of the season and the 21st such occasion in her career. Delaney followed up that performance by breaking the RMU school record for career assists against the Huskies Sunday with a third-period helper. The occurrence was even more noteworthy since Delaney’s 42nd career assist helped her younger sister, Cobina Delaney, score for the Colonials.

Anneline Lauziere, D (St. Thomas, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes) Lauziere, a defenseman, collected her first collegiate point, by scoring a goal Sunday at UConn as Robert Morris split a weekend series with Huskies. Lauziere has played in every game for the Colonials this season.

College Hockey America Team Notes

Mercyhurst: No. 4 / 5 Mercyhurst (16-4-0, 7-0-0 CHA) bounced back from its fourth loss of the season with a two-game sweep of conference foe Syracuse, 5-2 and 6-0, in its Skate for the Cure series this past weekend at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. With the wins, the Lakers improve to 8-0-0 in home games this season and 11-0-0 all-time against Syracuse…Senior captain Meghan Agosta led the offense with three goals and two assists on the weekend. She scoredtwice and added two assists in Friday’s win before scoring her 22nd goal of the season, short-handed, in Saturday’s victory. She now has 50 points on the season, ranking her first on the team and tops in the country. Saturday’s four-point performance marked her 16th multi-point game of the season…Freshman Christine Bestland scored three goals on the weekend, including two in Saturday’s win. Two of her goals proved to be game-winners, giving her four game-deciding goals this season…Junior Hillary Pattenden (15-4-0, 6-0-0 CHA) secured both wins with 16 saves in each contest. Her shutout on Saturday marked her second this season and eighth career at Mercyhurst…Freshman Christie Cicero recorded her first assist of the season as part of a three-helper performance on Friday…Mercyhurst accomplished the sweep without two of its top players, as senior assistant captain Vicki Bendus and junior Bailey Bram played for the Canadian National Women’s Under-22 Team that captured gold at the 2011 MLP Cup in Switzerland. Both players will return for next weekend’s series against Brown at Tullio Arena, home of the 2011 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four…The Lakers and Bears have met eight times in the all-time series, which MC leads 6-2-0.

Niagara: Niagara returns to the ice for its first game since Dec. 11, 2010 (1-1 tie versus Robert Morris) The weekend series at Wayne State will the Purple Eagles’ 10th road game in 12 games. The all-time series between Niagara and Wayne State is tied at 18-18-1. The Purple Eagles went 2-1-1 in the series last season, including snapping a 10-game losing streak on Dec. 12, 2009. The teams’ played to their first tie in the series on Feb. 12, 2010 (2-2). Sophomore forward Jenna Hendrikx leads the team in scoring with six goals, while three other players are tied with seven points: Kristen Richards (five goals, two assists), Jessica Hitchcock (one goal, six assists), Autumn Stuntz (seven assists).

Robert Morris: Junior Brianna Delaney scored the game’s opening two goals, each assisted by her sister, sophomore Cobina Delaney, to lead Robert Morris to a 3-1 victory at UConn in the Colonials’ first contest of 2011 Saturday. It marked the first time in their collegiate careers that Cobina assisted on a goal for Brianna. With her two points, Delaney became just the second Colonial to surpass the 80-point plateau for her career, joining senior assistant captain Sara O’Malley, and just the third RMU player to score 40 career goals. After joining the team over the semester break, freshman Meeri Räisänen earned the win in goal in her Colonial debut as she stopped 18 Husky attempts for the game. In the process, Räisänen also became the first Finnish player to appear in a game in Robert Morris history. The Colonials held UConn without a goal on six power-play chances overall, marking the first time in its last 45 games that RMU held an opponent with at least six opportunities scoreless on the power play. RMU scored two goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation, but it wasn’t enough to overcome an early deficit as the Colonials fell to the Huskies, 6-2, in their final non-conference game of the season Sunday. Despite the defeat, Brianna Delaney continued her recent strong play to give RMU supporters something to remember as her third-period helper broke the all-time school record for career assists. Freshman Anneline Lauziere 

Syracuse: Syracuse tied Colgate 4-4 on Jan. 4 and was swept by No. 4 Mercyhurst on Jan. 7 and 8, 5-2 and 6-0. The Orange’s is now 8-11-3 overall and 2-2 in CHA action. Against Colgate, Syracuse led 2-1 heading into the third period, but the Raiders scored three straight goals to make it 4-2. The Orange scored two goals in the last two minutes of play to send the game to overtime. In extra minutes, neither team could manage a score and the game ended in a 4-4 draw. Junior Lisa Mullan led SU with two goals, including the game-tying score with 42 seconds remaining in regulation. In game-one against Mercyhurst, sophomore Holly Carrie-Mattimoe and freshman Akane Hosoyamada each tallied a goal in a 5-2 setback. Senior Ashley Cockell, who spent the last three years at Mercyhurst before transferring to SU, dished out the assist on both goals. In game-two, SU was held scoreless for the second time this season, 6-0. Freshman goaltenders Jenesica Drinkwater and Kallie Billadeau split time in net. Drinkwater made 15 saves, while Billadeau turned away 21 Laker shot attempts. The Lakers now lead the all-time series 11-0. The Orange will welcome CHA opponent Robert Morris to Tennity Ice Pavilion for a two game series on Jan 14 and 15.

Wayne State: Wayne State will begin 2011 and its six-game homestand with a CHA series against Niagara at the City Sports Center in Detroit in Detroit this weekend.  The Warriors, looking to put the brakes on a four-game losing skid, were swept Dec. 30-31 at Ohio State by scores of 3-2 and 4-2.  The all-time series between WSU and Niagara, which dates back to WSU’s inaugural 1999-2000 season, is even at 18-18-1.  The Warriors went 1-2-1 against the Purple Eagles last season after winning 10 straight meetings since 2007.  Junior goaltender Delayne Brian will open a new calendar year having closed out 2010 with three straight CHA Goaltender of the Month awards.  She has accumulated 30 or more saves in 15 games this season including seven straight, and has a conference-best .926 save percentage.  Brian ranks third among all goalies in Division I with 609 saves.  Wayne State will host Quinnipiac (Jan. 21-22) and Syracuse (Jan. 28-29) as part of its six-game homestand.