College Hockey America award winners for November 5

College Hockey America award winners for November 5

November 5, 2012 Weekly Release (PDF)


College Hockey America Players of the Week


Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst

Junior, Forward, Brunkild, Manitoba 

Bestland factored in all six goals in a 6-1 victory of Lindenwood on Friday. Bestland scored her first hat trick of her collegiate career on Friday and added three assists, for six points, making it her season game-high. On Saturday she had one assist to total seven points on the weekend sweep. Bestland leads her team and the CHA with 31 points in ten games, and assists with 22.  She is third in the nation in points, averaging 2.58 points per game, and leads the nation in assists.



College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week


Kristen DiCiocco, Robert Morris 

Senior, Goaltender, Niagara Falls, Ontario 

 Senior netminder Kristen DiCiocco earned two wins against the Catamounts of Vermont over the weekend.  DiCiocco stopped a game-high thirty saves on Saturday.  That marked the third straight in which she stopped a minimum of 30 shots.  On Sunday, DiCiocco saved 22 of the 24 shots she faced in a 3-2 overtime victory.



College Hockey America Rookie of the Week


Jenna Dingeldein, Mercyhurst 

Freshman, Forward, Toronto, Ontario  

Dingeldein scored six points throughout the weekend, including her first collegiate hat trick on Saturday.  On Friday, she contributed three assists towards the 6-1 win over the Lions.  In ten games, Dingeldein is third on the team with 17 points and second in assists with 12 and averages 1.42 points per game.   



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Stephanie Ciampa, Mercyhurst (Senior, Goaltender, Peabody, Mass.) - Ciampa shutout Lindenwood on Saturday to continue her undefeated season with seven wins.  On Friday, she allowed one goal and saved 21 towards the 6-1 victory.  On Saturday, she made 17 saves to shutout the Lindenwood, 6-0.  Ciampa leads the CHA with a 1.00 winning percentage, .945 save percentage and a 1.15 goals against average.

Nicole Ferrara, Syracuse (Sophomore, Forward, Winthrop, Mass.) - Ferrara had a three-point weekend at Union. Ferrara had the primary assist on Jacquie Greco’s first period goal in Friday night’s 2-1 win. On Saturday, the sophomore forward had two points, scoring a goal in the third period and notching the primary assist on Holly Carrie-Mattimoe’s second period goal. She has three goals and a team-high six assists so far this season.

Hannah Hoenshell, Penn State ( Freshman, Forward, Plano, Texas) - Hannah Hoenshell’s fourth game of her career was a memorable one, posting the first hat trick in Penn State history in PSU’s 6-0 win over Sacred Heart on Friday…Hoenshell scored her first game-winning goal in the contest as well…Hoenshell fired 11 shots in Friday’s game and had five shots in Saturday’s matchup…Hoenshell posted a plus-4 on the weekend as her forward line went a combined plus-12. 

Allie LaCombe, Syracuse (Sophomore, Forward Eden Prarie, Minn.) - LaCombe scored her first goal of the season in Friday night’s 2-1 win at Union. LaCombe’s third period goal served as the game-winner in the Orange’s fifth win of the season.

Nicole Paniccia , Penn State (Junior, Goalie, Oakville, Ont.) -Nicole Paniccia had a great week in net, going 2-0-0, allowing just two goals on 36 shots as Penn State swept Sacred Heart, 6-0 and 8-2…She posted a GAA of 1.20 and a save percentage of .944…Paniccia helped in securing Penn State’s first shutout in Friday’s 6-0 win, making 11 saves in two periods of work before giving way to backup Brooke Meyer…She followed that performance up with a 23-save performance in Saturday’s 8-2 win...Only one of SHU’s goals was even strength.

Kristen Richard, Robert Morris (Junior, Forward Toronto, Ontario) - Richards led Robert Morris to a swept of University of Vermont by tallying four points in two games.  Richards registered a goal and an assist in both contests over the weekend.  On Sunday, Richards dished out the single assist on the overtime game-winning goal.  Richards’ two goals came on nine shots allowing her to register a shot percentage of .222.  Richards now ranks first in points for the Colonials with seven.

Shannon Yoxheimer, Penn State (Freshman, Forward, Jackson, Mich.) Shannon Yoxheimer had an incredible weekend, extending her goal scoring streak to six games in a pair of wins over Sacred Heart (6-0, 8-2), scoring three times with two assists and five points on 19 shots and posting a plus-4…Yoxheimer was an offensive dynamo, registering two goals in the 6-0 win on Friday then putting up her first three-point game of her young career behind a goal and an assist in an 8-2 win on Saturday…The two goals in Friday’s win match her career high from the opener vs. Vermont and the two assists in Saturday’s win are also a career high…Yoxheimer leads the team in goals (9) points (13), shots (68) and game-winning goals (2) for the Nittany Lions.


College Hockey America Team Notes

LINDENWOOD: Lindenwood travels to St. Cloud State this weekend for a pair of games against the WCHA program … the games are the first two of four games against St. Cloud State this year … the Lady Lions are facing St. Cloud State for the first time …. Lindenwood is 0-4-0 on the road this season and 0-6-0 against WCHA teams … the Lady Lions had their inaugural CHA series last week against Mercyhurst and fell by scores of 6-1 and 6-0 … the Lady Lions were tied after one period in both games against Mercyhurst, but were outscored 4-0 in each of the second periods …last season, Lindenwood allowed 9.3 goals a game against Mercyhurst, and it was able to cut that down by over three goals a game … Lindenwood’s goalies stopped over 90 percent of the shots against Mercyhurst and they made 122 saves on the weekend … the Lady Lions were tied after one period in both games against Mercyhurst, but were outscored 4-0 in each of the second periods … over half of the team’s goals this season have come on the power play, including two by Lyndsey Kirkham.

MERCYHURST: Mercyhurst improves to 10-1-1 after sweeping Lindenwood 6-1 and 6-0… The Lakers outscored their opponent 12-1 this past weekend… They were five for 17 on the power-play and stopped Lindenwood eight out of nine times… Junior captain Christine Bestland and freshman Jenna Dingeldein both scored their first collegiate hat tricks over the weekend… The Lakers continue to remain undefeated in the CHA heading into an off weekend… Bestland recorded her season game-high with six points on three goals and three assists on Friday… Bestland is still third in the country in scoring with 31 points, averaging 2.58 points per game with nine goals and 22 assists… Bestland’s second goal on Fridays game also marked her 50th goal of her career at Mercyhurst... Freshman Emily Janiga is six in the nation and second on the team with 19 points and averages 1.58 points per game…Sophomore Molly Byrne leads the nation with five power-play goals after scoring one on Friday against Lindenwood… Senior goaltender Stephanie Ciampa improves to sixth in the nation in goaltending after her weekend performance, improving to a .945 saving percentage and a 1.14 goals against average.

PENN STATE: Penn State had its most successful weekend to date, earning its first sweep and home victories over Sacred Heart (6-0, 8-2)…Penn State posted its first shutout on Friday, winning 6-0 behind a hat trick from Hannah Hoenshell, two goals from Shannon Yoxheimer and the first career goal by Jill Holdcroft, all freshmen…Hoenshell’s hat trick is the first in school history and she has four goals this season…In Saturday’s 8-2 win, Penn State set new records for most goals in a game and matched the largest margin of victory (6) from the game before…The Nittany Lions had eight different goal scorers in Saturday’s win as three Lions posted three-point days: Jess Desorcie, Shannon Yoxheimer and Taylor Gross…Freshman Kendra Rasmussen scored her first career goal and added an assist…Fellow Rasmussen linemate Jenna Welch also scored a goal, her first at Penn State, and right winger Tess Weaver added her first point…Madison Smiddy scored her first goal in Saturday’s win as did Emily Laurenzi…Every Nittany Lion but two posted a positive plus/minus rating in Saturday’s game as the Nittany Lions posted a plus-30…Goalie Nicole Paniccia went 2-0-0 with a .944 save percentage, GAA of 1.20 and 34 saves…Freshman goaltender Brook Meyer made her collegiate debut, stopping seven shots in the third period of Penn State’s 6-0 win…Penn State welcomes Greenberg Ice Pavilion to cap its six-game home stand on Nov. 10-11…This will be the first meeting between the two teams.

RIT: The Tigers were off for the second weekend in October. Last time out, RIT earned three of a possible four points on the road at CHA rival Penn State on Oct. 25-26, winning 4-1 and skating to a 2-2 tie. 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. A handful of Tigers are coming up on 100 career games played. Binnington is second nationally with two shutouts. The Tigers are 4-1-1 over their last six games, outscoring opponents 21-7, with a pair of shutouts over that time frame. RIT has received balanced scoring this season, as 10 players have between five and six points. Eleven different Tigers have a goal this season. Lindsay Grigg, Morgan Scoyne, and Tenecia Hiller are riding three-game point scoring streaks. RIT is off this weekend, but return to action on Friday, Nov. 9 at Colgate and Saturday, Nov 10 home against Syracuse.  RIT is 13-1-2 against Colgate, with the last meeting between the two teams coming in the 2000-01 season. RIT and Syracuse have never met before. It will be the first of four meetings between the two schools.

ROBERT MORRIS: The Robert Morris University women’s hockey team swept its weekend series with University of Vermont by scores of 6-2 and 3-2. On Saturday Kylie St. Louis and Kelsey Thomas led the Colonial scoring effort.  St. Louis notched a goal and two assists in the contest to tie a career single game-high for points.  For the second time is just three games, Thomas has scored at least two goals for RMU. Including St. Louis and Thomas, 11 different RMU players tallied points in the contest.  Kristen Richards tallied an assist on St. Louis’ score and tallied a goal of her own in the second period of the contest.  The first game with the Catamounts marked many firsts for RMU.  Thea Imbrogno registered her first goal of the 2012-13 campaign while forwards Maddie Collias and Jennifer Kindret and defenseman St. Louis, Brandi Pollock and Jamie Joslin all tallied their first assists of the season. Senior goaltender Kristen DiCiocco (Niagara Falls, Ontario / Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres) earned the victory for Robert Morris.  She registered a game-high 30 saves on the afternoon, 11 of which came in the third period.  The contest against Vermont is the third straight in which DiCiocco has registered a minimum of 30 saves. On Sunday, the Colonials earned their first come-from-behind win and overtime win of the season.  Just 1:00 into the overtime period, junior defenseman Anneline Lauziere (St. Thomas, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes) scored her first goal of the 2012-13 campaign to lift RMU to victory.  Junior forward Kristen Richards (Toronto, Ontario  / Niagara University) registered the single assist on the game-winning goal.  With the assist, Richards has tallied two points in the past two contests for RMU and has notched at least one point in five of six games so far this year. The contest was tied on two separate occasions before the Lauizere score.  RMU skaters Kristen Richards and Jamie Joslin each registered a goal while St. Louis, Rebecca Vint and Maddie Collias each tallied an assist.  Collias has now registered an assist in the past two contests for RMU while St. Louis registered four points in the two-game series against Vermont. DiCiocco earned the win again between the pipes for RMU behind a 22-save performance.  

SYRACUSE: The Orange (5-5-0, 2-0-0 CHA) split its weekend at Union, posting a 2-1 win on Friday night and falling, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon... The Orange went 0-for-8 on the power play this weekend at Union... Senior Holly Carrie-Mattimoe is now tied for first on SU’s all-time career list with 34 career goals after notching a second period goal on Saturday… Nicole Ferrara tallied three points this weekend off of one goal and two assists… Kallie Goodnough notched her first multi-point game of the season with two assists… Julie Bengis saw game action between the pipes for the first time this season, recording 11 saves... The Orange is now 4-2 on the road....Friday night’s win was the first win this season for Syracuse that has not been a shutout... SU had a season-high six penalties for 23 minutes at Union, but the penalty killing unit was able to hold the Dutchwomen to 0-for-5 on the power play on Friday night...  Akane Hosoyamada notched three points in two games after having the primary assist on Allie LaCombe’s game-winning goal on Friday... On Friday, Allie LaCombe’s third period tally was her first goal this season and her tally served as the game-winner... Friday’s night game was the first time this season that the Orange has not scored at least one goal in the second period... The Orange travels to RIT on Saturday, Nov. 10th at 2 p.m. to complete its five-game road stretch.

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