College Hockey America award winners for October 22

College Hockey America award winners for October 22

October 22, 2012 Weekly Release (PDF)


College Hockey America Players of the Week


Shannon Yoxheimer, Penn State 

Freshman, Forward, Jackson, Mich. 

 The Penn State freshman led the Nittany Lion offense all weekend, tallying a team-high two goals and tied-for-team-high three points in a series split at Sacred Heart. Yoxheimer fired 20 shots and scored the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 6-1 victory over the Pioneers. The goal was her second game-winner of the season as the Nittany Lions moved to 2-4-0 on the year. On Friday, Yoxheimer scored Penn State’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss. She also tallied an assist on Saturday, her first of her career.

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College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week


Kallie Billadeau, Syracuse

Junior, Goaltender, Minnetonka, Minn.

Junior goaltender Kallie Billadeau recorded her second shutout this season in a 4-0 win against Quinnipiac on Saturday. Billadeau recorded 29 saves against the Bobcats. In both of her starts this season, she has recorded a shutout. Billadeau now has four career shutouts and a career GAA of 2.96 and save percentage of .906.

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College Hockey America Rookie of the Week


Laurie Kingsbury, Syracuse 

Freshman, Forward, Valleyfield, Quebec   

Redshirt freshman Laurie Kingsbury extended her point-streak to six games this past weekend after registering the primary assist on Shiann Darkangelo’s second period goal and scoring a goal in the third period against Quinnipiac on Saturday. On Friday, Kingsbury scored a goal in the second period in the 3-2 overtime loss. Kingsbury notched two goals and one assist this weekend and leads the Orange offense with five goals and four assists for nine points and is a team-high +9.

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College Hockey America Honor Roll

Ali Binnington, RIT (Sophomore, Goaltender, Oakville, Ontario) - Binnington recorded her second shutout of the season, stopping all 21 shots she faced in a 3-0 win over Yale. Her best save of the game came in the opening moments of the second period, when she went post to post to rob a Yale player after an errant clearing attempt. Binnington is now 2-1 this season with a 2.59 goals against average and .896 save percentage. 

Celeste Brown, RIT (Sophomore, Forward, Great Falls, MT) - Brown scored two goals and added an assist, as RIT split a weekend series against ECAC opponents Princeton and Yale. On Friday, Brown scored RIT’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss against Princeton at Ritter Arena. The following after Brown scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-0 win over Yale. Brown has three goals and four points in six games this season.

Molly Byrne (Sophomore, Defense, Plymouth, Minn.) - Byrne scored the game-winning goal against #5 Clarkson on Saturday.  She was +1, with one shot on goal.  Byrne notched two points on the weekend, also having an assist Saturday.  She currently sits third on the team in points with 11, and is tied for second in assists (7).  Byrne is tied for ninth in the nation in scoring and assists.

Stephanie Ciampa, Mercyhrst (Senior, Goalie, Peabody, Mass.) - Ciampa played in the net against #5 Clarkson on Saturday.  Ciampa made 27 saves and allowed three to the 4-3 victory.  She played in the entire 60:00 in net, and recorded her fourth straight win.  Ciampa is undefeated, 4-0-0, having a .930 save percentage and averaging 1.50 goals against average. 

Shiann Darkangelo, Syracuse (Sophomore, Forward, Brighton, Mich.) - Sophomore forward Shiann Darkangelo scored two goals against Quinnipiac on Saturday, helping Syracuse to a 4-0 victory. Her first goal of the game in the second period served as the eventual game-winner. Darkangelo has totaled three goals and two assists so far this season and is a +6.

Jenna Dingeldein (Freshman, Forward, Toronto, Ontario) - Dingeldein scored her second goal of the season against #5 Clarkson on Saturday.  She had two shots on goal throughout the game Saturday and led her team in shots Friday with five.  Dingeldein is currently fourth in the CHA with assists.

Nicole Paniccia , Penn State (Junior, Goalie, Oakville, Ont.) - The Penn State junior goaltender was solid in net all weekend, allowing just three goals in two games during the weekend as PSU split at Sacred Heart…Paniccia made 51 saves in all for a .944 save percentage…Paniccia moved to 2-2-0 at Penn State and 9-11-3 all-time…The junior netminder made 26 saves on Friday against the Pioneers and backed it up with 25 stops in Saturday’s 6-1 win, the largest victory in school history…Paniccia improved her GAA to 2.51 for the season with a .931 save percentage…Paniccia allowed just one even-strength goal this weekend.

Kristen Richards, Robert Morris (Junior, Forward, Toronto, Ontario) - Junior forward Kristen Richards (Toronto, Ontario / Niagara University) registered a goal in each contest over the weekend.  On Friday against Yale, Richards scored the game-winning goal for the Colonials along with the first RMU goal of the 2012-13 season as the Colonials triumphed over the Bulldogs.  On Saturday afternoon, Richards would score her second goal in two days against Princeton.  Richards finished the weekend with a .333 shot percentage.

College Hockey America Team Notes

LINDENWOOD: The Lindenwood hockey team is off for the second straight week this weekend … the combined record of Lindenwood’s three opponents is 12-8-4 … although its record is the same as last year through six games, Lindenwood has shown huge improvement over last season, especially on defense where it is allowing 19 less goals this season in that span … Alison Wickenheiser leads the team with three points and Lyndsay Kirkham has a team-high two goals, both on the power play … Nicole Hensley continues to lead the CHA in saves with 235, a 100 more than the next closest goalie … Hensley ranks third in the conference with a .904 save percentage … the team returns to the ice on Nov. 3-4 against Mercyhurst for Lindenwood’s first CHA series.

MERCYHURST: Mercyhurst is currently 6-1-1 after splitting with #5 Clarkson 3-0 on Friday and 4-3 Saturday… As a team, the Lakers are outshooting their opponents 36-18, and outshooting them 273-194, averaging a .132 shooting percentage… The Lakers are 11-43 on the power-play, averaging 25.58% and is fifth in the Nation… The Lakers are also outscoring their opponents, averaging 4.5 goals per game compared to their opponents 2.2… Junior assistant captain Christine Bestland leads the team in points with 19 on six goals and 13 assists…Bestland is third in the Nation in scoring, sixth in goals, and is tied for first in assists…  Bestland is two goals away from a career 50, and has 71 career assists (119 points)… Freshman Emily Janiga is fifth in the nation in scoring, with 13 points on six goals and seven assists and averaging 1.62 points per game… Sophomore Molly Byrne scored the game-winning goal against #5 Clarkson on Saturday, also notching an assists earlier in the game… Byrne is ninth in the Nation in scoring with 11 points on four goals and seven assists, averaging 1.38 points per game… Senior Goaltender Stephanie Ciampa sits sixth in the nation with saving percentage, .930 and is tied for second in shutouts (2)… Offensively, Mercyhurst sits second in the nation averaging 4.50 goals per game.

PENN STATE: Penn State went 1-1-0 at Sacred Heart, falling 2-1 on Friday, Oct. 19…Penn State broke a four-game losing streak on Saturday, Oct. 20 with a resounding 6-1 victory over Sacred Heart… The Nittany Lions set a school record for goals (6) and margin of victory (5) against the Pioneers on Saturday…The Nittany Lions also had eight assists on Saturday, matching the eight helpers in a 5-3 win at Vermont (10/6)…Shannon Yoxheimer and Taylor Gross lead the team with 5 points apiece as Yoxheimer has a team-high 4 goals and Gross has a team-high 4 assists…PSU used six different goal scorers in Saturday’s win, five of which came from first-time Penn State goal scorers…The defense showed big time offense on Saturday as four different defensemen tallied an assist, including a goal from Jeanette Bateman…Nicole Paniccia was outstanding in net making 51 saves and only allowing three goals in 119 minutes of action, good for a 1.51 GAA and a .944 save percentage…After going through a 227-minute scoring drought, Penn State scored 7 times in 62 minutes…The Nittany Lions host RIT for the first meeting between the two squads at the varsity level on Thursday, Oct. 25 (7 p.m.) and Friday, Oct. 26 (7:30 p.m.).

RIT: The Tigers enjoyed a solid weekend, earning a split against ECAC opponents Princeton and Yale. On Friday, the Tigers gave a strong effort, but fell just short to Princeton, 2-1 in front of 1,350 fans at Ritter Arena in a battle of the Tigers. Celeste Brown scored RIT’s lone goal, midway through the second period. RIT goaltender Laura Chamberlain was strong in net, stopping 32-of-34 shots. Both teams fired 34 shots, but the difference proved to be special teams, as Princeton was 2-for-4 with the man-advantage, while RIT was 0-for-3. The difference was special teams, as Princeton was 2-for-4 with the man-advantage, while RIT was 0-for-3. On Saturday, RIT used a balanced attack to defeat Yale, 3-0 at Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester. Morgan Scoyne, Celeste Brown, and Erin Zach scored for the Tigers, who out-shot Yale, 36-21. In net, Ali Binnington was outstanding, stopping all 21 shots she faced for her second shutout of the season. Brown and Zach also added an assist apiece in the win. RIT was 2-for-6 on the power-play, while Yale was 0-for-2. Last weekend was RIT’s annual Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend. On Oct. 19, RIT broke ground for the Gene Polisseni Center on the campus of RIT. The Polisseni Center, which will be RIT’s new rink, is scheduled to open for the 2014-15 season and have a capacity of 4,500 fans. Senior forward Kim Schlattman is just six points shy from becoming the ninth player in the history of the program to record 100 career points. Binnington is second nationally woth two shutouts. The Tigers are 3-1 over their last four games, outscoring opponents 15-4, with a pair of shutouts over that time frame. Freshman Casidhe Kunichika is plus-8 in just four games this season. Eleven different Tigers have a goal this season. RIT returns to action as this week with a pair of road games at CHA foe Penn State on Thursday and Friday. Both games start at 7 p.m. It will be the first ever meetings between the two schools.

ROBERT MORRIS: The Robert Morris University women’s hockey team spilt their weekend series against two schools from Ivy League, Yale and Princeton. On Friday, the Colonials opened the 2012-13 season with victory over the Yale Bulldogs, 2-0.  Colonial newcomer Kristen Richards (Toronto, Ontario / Niagara University) scored the first goal of the 2012-13 campaign while junior defenseman Kylie St. Louis (Windsor, Ontario / Southwest Wildcats) tacked on the second score. RMU carried over its shot count domination from the preseason as they outshot the Bulldogs 39-20.  The Colonial penalty kill also remained successful as they killed off Yale’s four power play chances. Senior netminder Kristen DiCiocco (Niagara Falls, Ontario / Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres), the 2012 CHA Goaltending Trophy recipient, earned the shutout for RMU.  DiCiocco recorded 20 saves on the evening, stopping a game-high nine shots in the second period.  With the win, DiCiocco has earned the fourth shutout of her career.  She is now only four shutouts shy of tying assistant coach Brianne McLaughlin’s program record of eight career shutouts. On Saturday, RMU came up short against Princeton University, 6-3.  Sophomore forward Rebecca Vint (Caldeon, Ontario / Brampton Jr. Thunder) would tally a goal and an assist in the contest, allowing her to lead the Colonial scoring effort.  Sophomore forward Katelyn Scott (Brighton, Mich. / Belle Tire) would tally her first goal of the season against the Tigers while Richards would notch her second goal in two games. DiCiocco received the start between the pipes for RMU. Delayne Brian (Winnipeg, Manitoba / Wayne State University) would enter the game in third period to register her first game played as a Robert Morris Colonial. Despite the loss, the Colonials have now scored at least two goals in their first two contests of the season.  The RMU penalty kill unit remains perfect as they killed off each of Princeton’s power play opportunities.

SYRACUSE: The Orange (3-3-0, 2-0-0 CHA) split this weekend’s series against Quinnipiac at home, losing 3-2 in overtime on Friday and shutting out the Bobcats 4-0 on Saturday... SU’s win on Saturday was its first win at home this season... Syracuse went 1-for-9 on the power play this weekend …  Sadie St. Germain’s goal in the second period on Friday was her first tally since Sept. 30, 2011 at St. Cloud State… After holding QU to no goals in the first period on Friday, it was the seventh consecutive frame that Syracuse did not allow an opponent to score…For the first time this season, SU was outshot by an opponent (39-38) on Friday... Redshirt freshman Laurie Kingsbury has extended her point streak to six games after registering the primary assist on Shiann Darkangelo’s second period goal and scoring a goal in the third period on Saturday (5g, 4a)… Kingsbury leads the Orange offense with nine points… Freshman forward Melissa Piacentini has notched a point in her fifth straight game  after recording two assists this weekend (2g, 3a)… Kallie Billadeau notched her second shutout this season and the fourth of her career on Saturday… Freshman defenseman Danielle Leslie and junior defenseman Caitlin Roach each recorded assists in back-to-back games against Quinnipiac… This was second multi-point game for both Shiann Darkangelo (2g) and Laurie Kingsbury (1g, 1a) this season… All three of Syracuse’s wins this season are shutouts…

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