NCAA Women’s Hockey Game Day Post: November 30th, 2014

Hockey East Action

Maine (6-8-2) at Vermont (8-7-1), 2 p.m. EST
Burlington, Vt. (Gutterson Fieldhouse)
Links: Live Stream | Live Stats

WCHA Action

St. Cloud State (5-10-1) at North Dakota (6-7-2), 2 p.m. CST
Grand Forks, N.D. (Ralph Engelstad Arena)
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Non-Conference Action

Minnesota (13-1-2) at Princeton (6-5-1), 2 p.m. EST
Princeton, N.J. (Hobey Baker Rink)
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NCAA Women’s Hockey Game Day Post: November 29th, 2014

College Hockey America Action

Syracuse (4-6-7) at Lindenwood (4-8-1), 3 p.m. CST
Wentzville, Mo. (Lindenwood Ice Arena)
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Hockey East Action

Maine (5-8-2) at Vermont (8-6-1), 4 p.m. EST
Burlington, Vt. (Gutterson Fieldhouse)
Links: Live Stream | Live Stats

WCHA Action

Minnesota Duluth (10-5-2) at Bemidji State (8-4-1), 2 p.m. CST
Bemidji, Minn. (Sanford Center)
Links: Live Stream | Live Stats

St. Cloud State (5-9-1) at North Dakota (5-7-2), 2 p.m. CST
Grand Forks, N.D. (Ralph Engelstad Arena)
TV: Midco Sports Net/FCS-Central
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Non-Conference Action

Boston University (9-3-2) at Dartmouth (4-2-0), 12 p.m. EST
Hanover, N.H. (Thompson Arena)
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Wisconsin (14-2-1) at New Hampshire (3-12-1), 2 p.m. EST
Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
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Harvard (2-2-2) at Northeastern (6-6-3), 2 p.m. EST
Boston, Mass. (Matthews Arena)
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Minnesota (12-1-2) at Princeton (6-4-1), 2 p.m. EST
Princeton, N.J. (Hobey Baker Rink)
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Yale (4-5-1) at Connecticut (3-10-5), 3 p.m. EST
Nutmeg Classic
Storrs, Conn. (Freitas Ice Forum)
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Brown (4-6-0) at Providence (2-12-3), 3 p.m. EST
Mayor’s Cup
Providence, R.I. (Schneider Arena)
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RIT (6-8-3) at Rensselaer (2-10-2), 4 p.m. EST
Troy, N.Y. (Houston Fieldhouse)
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Clarkson (11-4-1) vs. Quinnipiac (12-0-2), 7 p.m. EST
Nutmeg Classic
Storrs, Conn. (Freitas Ice Forum)
Links: Live Stats

NCAA Women’s Hockey Game Day Post: November 28th, 2014

CHA Action

Syracuse (3-6-7) at Lindenwood (4-7-1), 7 p.m. CST
Wentzville, Mo. (Lindenwood Ice Arena)
Links: Live Stream | Live Stats

WCHA Action

Minnesota Duluth (10-4-2) at Bemidji State (7-4-1), 2 p.m. CST
Bemidji, Minn. (Sanford Center)
Links: Live Stream | Live Stats

Non-Conference Action

Harvard (2-1-2) at Boston College (14-0-1), 2 p.m. EST
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Silvio O. Conte Forum)
Links: Live Stream | Live Stats

Quinnipiac (11-0-2) vs. Yale (4-4-1), 3 p.m. EST
Nutmeg Classic
Storrs, Conn. (Freitas Ice Forum)
Links: Live Stats

Providence (2-11-3) at Brown (3-6-0), 7 p.m. EST
Providence, R.I. (Meehan Auditorium)
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Clarkson (10-4-1) at Connecticut (3-9-5), 7 p.m. EST
Nutmeg Classic
Storrs, Conn. (Freitas Ice Forum)
Links: Live Stats

Wisconsin (13-2-1) at New Hampshire (3-11-1), 7 p.m. EST
Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
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RIT (6-7-3) at Rensselaer (1-10-2), 7 p.m. EST
Troy, N.Y. (Houston Fieldhouse)
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Ohio State (7-7-1) at Robert Morris (4-9-3), 7 p.m. EST
Neville Island, Pa. (84 Lumber Arena)
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College Hockey America Weekly Recap: November 24, 2014

Friday, Nov. 21

Mercyhurst 4, RIT 1

In their first meeting since RIT’s championship game shocker back in March, the host Lakers had little issue getting revenge. Mercyhurst limited the Tigers to 13 shots and used second-period goals from Emily Janiga, Jenna Dingeldein and Caroline Luczak (the latter two on the power play) to cruise to the finish. RIT did pull within two through Celeste Brown with 5:50 left, but a Jillian Skinner empty-netter removed whatever doubt may have existed. Tigers coach Scott McDonald, never a guy to mince words, said of the loss: “Our team did not compete today and that’s on me as the head coach. We were out-coached the entire game. It starts and ends with me. I have to have this team prepared a lot better when facing a team like Mercyhurst.” | Box Score | HurstAthletics.com Recap | RITAthletics.com Recap

Penn State 3, Lindenwood 0

The Nittany Lions, awful enough in their first two varsity seasons that a near-.500 finish (which seems fairly likely right now) qualifies as one of the nation’s biggest surprises, climbed to 7-5-3 overall and 2-2-1 in the CHA with a shutout of Lindenwood. The elder half of PSU’s goalie rotation, Celine Whitlinger, outdueled Lindy’s Nicole Hensley, and got a mid-second period goal from Laura Bowman followed by third-period power play markers from Hannah Bramm and Shannon Yoxheimer in support. Bramm’s score was her first at Penn State following two seasons (and four goals) at Minnesota-Duluth. | Box Score | GoPSUSports.com Recap | LindenwoodLions.com Recap

Robert Morris 2, Syracuse 2 (OT)

RMU has struggled all season, but a matchup with tie-machine Syracuse at least allowed a chance for a couple league points. The Colonials went ahead with a first-period power play goal from Rikki Meilleur (who has a team-high six this year) and a second-period score from Mackenzie Johnston, but Melissa Piacentini tied things back up 1:02 after Johnston’s goal and goalies Jessica Dodds (30 saves) and Jenn Gilligan (20 saves) locked things down the rest of the way. With an assist on the Johnston goal, Rebecca Vint notched her 123rd career point, topping Thea Imbrogno (who graduated last year) for a new program record. | Box Score | RMUColonials.com Recap | Cuse.com Recap

Saturday, Nov. 22

Mercyhurst 4, RIT 1

In more or less a carbon copy of the series’ first game, Mercyhurst held RIT to 15 shots and used a diverse offense (the Lakers had seven different goal scorers over the weekend, with only eventual CHA player of the week Janiga, who became the 17th MU player with 100 career points, netting twice) to re-assert their league dominance against the defending champs. The Tigers now – rather shockingly and alarmingly, if you’re a fan – sit in dead last with a 1-4-1 conference mark, part of a 6-7-3 overall, although the absence of star goalie Ali Binnington due to injury this weekend certainly didn’t help. MU has a quick turnaround from the series, as they host Colgate on Tuesday and Wednesday. | Box Score | HurstAthletics.com Recap | RITAthletics.com Recap

Lindenwood 2, Penn State 1

Perhaps the truest sign that Penn State is still a work in progress: even with their steps forward this season, they’re still capable of laying down an 11-shot clunker of a loss at home against Lindenwood. Shannon Yoxheimer put the Nittany Lions up just 1:12 into the game, but she was outweighed by Shara Jasper and Alyssa West, the latter scoring a power play winner 4:10 into the third period and setting a new program record with her 61st career point. With the win, the Lions jumped to second in the standings at 3-2-1, ahead of PSU, struggling powers RIT and RMU (who are LU’s other two league wins), and can’t-do-anything-but-tie Syracuse. Box Score | GoPSUSports.com Recap | LindenwoodLions.com Recap

Robert Morris 1, Syracuse 1 (OT)

The Orange is now 3-6-7 overall after drawing with RMU for the second consecutive day, as this series joined the Mercyhurst-RIT one in having remarkably comparable pairs of games. This time, it was the Colonials who tied things up thanks to Johnston, after Julie Knerr put the Orange – who outshot the Colonials 35-21 – ahead. But as on Friday, the second period marked the conclusion of offense thanks to goalies Dodds and Gilligan. Appropriately enough, the all-time series between the two teams now sits at 9-9-8. Box Score | RMUColonials.com Recap | Cuse.com Recap

ECAC Women’s Hockey Weekly Recap: November 24th, 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 18

Cornell 3, Colgate 1

Kaitlyn Doering got the scoring started for the Big Red in the first period, but Megan Sullivan knotted things up for the Raiders with a power-play goal in the second. 57 seconds into the final frame, Erin O’Connor snapped the tie, and Emily Fulton scored in the final three seconds to seal it for Cornell. Paula Voorheis made 21 saves in the win, while Ashlynne Rando made 23 saves at the other end for Colgate. | Box Score | CornellBigRed.com Recap | GoColgateRaiders.com Recap

Friday, Nov. 21

St. Lawrence 7, Princeton 3

The Saints scored four-straight goals in the third period to take the win over the Tigers. Kailee Heidersbach snapped a 3-3 tie with a power play goal 5:17 into the final frame, and Jenna Marks led St. Lawrence with a three-point night (one goal, two assists). Brooke Webster tallied twice, and Kayla Raniwsky and Kirsten Padalis also had multi-point nights for the Saints. For the Tigers, Hilary Lloyd and Jaimie McDonnell had two points each, and Kimberly Newell made 35 saves in the loss. | Box Score | SaintsAthletics.com Recap | GoPrincetonTigers.com Recap

Quinnipiac 1, Clarkson 0

Emma Woods scored the game’s lone goal to give the Bobcats the win against Clarkson. Chelsea Laden picked up the shutout in net for Quinnipiac with a 15-save performance, while the Golden Knights’ Shea Tiley stopped 18 of 19 shots. | Box Score | QuinnipiacBobcats.com Recap | ClarksonAthletics.com Recap

Boston University 1, Harvard 1 (OT)

Miye D’Oench got the scoring started for the Crimson in the first period, but Samantha Sutherland tallied in the second to draw the Terriers even. Emerance Maschmeyer kept the game tied for Harvard, making 35 saves in net. Her competitor at the other end, Victoria Hanson, saw nearly 20 shots less, and finished with 16 saves on the night. | Box Score | GoCrimson.com Recap | GoTerriers.com Highlights

Minnesota Duluth 7, Cornell 2

The Cornell defense couldn’t do much to slow the Bulldogs’ offense in this one. The Big Red ended the second period down 3-2, and in a position to come back, but Minnesota Duluth scored four straight in the third to seal it. Emily Fulton had a goal and an assist, and Brianne Jenner had the other goal for Cornell. Paula Voorheis made 34 saves in net. | Box Score | CornellBigRed.com Recap

Yale 13, Sacred Heart 0

The Bulldogs’ offense was on full display in the rout over Division III’s Sacred Heart. Jamie Haddad led Yale with a hat trick and six points, while Aurora Kennedy also netted a hat trick go along with two assists. 10 different Bulldogs had multi-point nights, and goaltender Hanna Mandl made just six saves for the shutout. | Box Score | YaleBulldogs.com Recap

Saturday, Nov. 22

Clarkson 3, Princeton 2 

The Tigers responded twice to tie things up, but Shannon MacAulay scored in the third period to break the tie and give the Golden Knights the win. Clarkson’s Amanda Titus and Geneviève Bannon traded goals with, respectively, Princeton’s Kelsey Koelzer and Brianna Leahy. Titus led all players with a two-point night, while Newell made another 32 saves in net for the Tigers. | Box Score | ClarksonAthletics.com Recap | GoPrincetonTigers.com Recap

Quinnipiac 2, St. Lawrence 2 (OT)

Woods scored again to put the Bobcats up 1-0, but Webster answered just 38 seconds into the second period to knot up the score before Marks gave the Saints a 2-1 lead. Nicole Connery evened things up halfway through the third period, but neither team could find a winner during the remainder of regulation and overtime. Carmen MacDonald made 24 saves for St. Lawrence, while Laden made 17 at the other end for Quinnipiac. | Box Score | QuinnipiacBobcats.com Recap | SaintsAthletics.com Recap

Minnesota Duluth 2, Cornell 0

Two second-period goals gave the Bulldogs the win and the sweep against the Big Red. Voorheis made another 30 saves in net, but it wasn’t enough as Cornell failed to find a way to get on the board. Jillian Saulnier led the Big Red with four shots on goal. | Box Score | CornellBigRed.com Recap

Women’s Hockey East Weekly Recap: November 24th, 2014

Friday, Nov. 21

Boston College 6, Connecticut 1

Alex Carpenter and Tori Sullivan each scored two goals and three points in the win, while Kate Leary and Kenzie Kent each had two assists. The Huskies actually got on the board first, with Reese Maccario scoring 15 minutes in. Carpenter answered a little over three minutes later, however, and it was all Eagles from there. Annie Belanger made 36 saves in net for UConn, while Katie Burt had 12 in the win for BC. | Box Score | BCEagles.com Recap | UConnHuskies.com Recap

Boston University 1, Harvard 1 (OT)

BU outshot the Crimson by 19, but could not find a winner and had to settle for the tie in non-conference action. After Harvard took a 1-0 lead in the first, Samantha Sutherland scored halfway through the second to tie it up. Victoria Hanson made 16 saves in net to help preserve the tie. | Box Score | GoTerriers.com Recap | GoTerriers.com Highlights

Saturday, Nov. 22

Maine 3, Providence 2

Goals from Hailey Browne and Jennifer More gave Maine a 2-0 lead in the second period, and though the Friars got one back, More tallied again to give the Black Bears a 3-1 lead halfway through the third. With only 43 seconds left in regulation, Haley Frade scored to pull Providence within one, but the team came up just short. Allie Morse made 35 saves in net for the Friars, while Meghann Treacy had 29 for Maine in the win. | Box Score | GoBlackBears.com Recap | Friars.com Recap

Northeastern 7, Vermont 3

Northeastern took a 3-0 lead less than nine minutes into the game, and the Catamounts never bounced back, though they did make it 5-3 by the end of the second period. Hayley Scamurra had a hat trick for the Huskies, while freshman Denisa Krizova tallied a goal and three assists for a four-point afternoon. Brittany Zuback led UVM with a goal and an assist. Chloe Desjardins made 31 saves for Northeastern in the win. | Box Score | GoNU.com Recap | UVMAthletics.com Recap

Boston College 6, Connecticut 0

The Eagles are now riding an 11-game winning streak after the sweep over UConn this weekend. BC scored two shorthanded goals in the win, and Haley Skarupa led the way offensively with two goals and an assist. Burt picked up the shutout in net with a 16-save performance, and Belanger made a career-high 41 saves at the other end for the Huskies. | Box Score | BCEagles.com Recap | UConnHuskies.com Recap

Sunday, Nov. 23

Boston University 6, New Hampshire 2

A hat trick from Sarah Lefort powered the Terriers to the win. Victoria Bach netted two goals of her own, and Caroline Campbell scored what would stand as the game-winner for BU. Hannah Armstrong led New Hampshire with a goal and an assist, and Caroline Broderick also notched two points for the Wildcats. Six of the game’s eight goals were scored in the final period, after the Terriers carried a 2-0 lead into the third, and seven were scored on the power play. | Box Score | GoTerriers.com Recap | UNHWildcats.com Recap | GoTerriers.com Highlights

Providence 2, Maine 1 (OT)

Beth Hanrahan scored twice, including the overtime game-winner, to lift the Friars to the win and help the team earn a series split. The goalies kept the game scoreless until the 12:33 mark of the third period, when Hanrahan scored to give Providence a 1-0 lead. Maine’s Morgan Sakundiak scored about three minutes later to draw the Black Bears even, but the Friars went on to win it with Hanrahan scoring with just 17 seconds left in overtime. Morse made 32 saves in the win, while Treacy had 31 at the other end. | Box Score | Friars.com Recap | GoBlackBears.com Recap

Northeastern 5, Vermont 1

Freshman McKenna Brand scored two goals in a 2:35 span in the first period, and defenseman Jordan Krause recorded two assists on the afternoon for the Huskies. Dayna Colang scored the lone goal for Vermont, and Molly Depew made 41 saves in the loss despite the five goals against. For Northeastern, Desjardins had a 37-save day to help them earn the win. | Box Score | GoNU.com Recap | UVMAthletics.com Recap

WCHA Women’s Hockey Weekly Recap: November 24th, 2014

Friday, Nov. 21

Minnesota 5, Minnesota State 1

Dani Cameranesi recorded a hat trick in the Gophers’ win over the Mavericks in the first leg of their home-and-home series this weekend. Milica McMillen and Hannah Brandt each had a goal and an assist, and Rachel Ramsey and Rachael Bona each netted two assists. For the Mavericks, Anna Keys scored the lone goal in the contest, and Erin Krichiver made 52 saves. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap | MSUMavericks.com Recap

Wisconsin 4, St. Cloud State 0

The Badgers finished the first period up 3-0 on goals from Karley Sylvester, Annie Pankowski, and Brittany Ammerman, and never looked back. Ammerman led the team with three points, while Sylvester and Blayre Turnbull notched a goal and an assist each. Ann-Renée Desbiens picked up the win and shutout in net with a 12-save performance. Julie Friend had 43 saves at the other end for the Huskies. | Box Score | UWBadgers.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap

North Dakota 2, Ohio State 2 (OT)

North Dakota jumped out to a 2-0 lead off of goals from Amy Menke and Andrea Dalen, and then killed off two straight five-minute majors in the third period, but the Buckeyes mounted a comeback anyways. Immediately after the power play expired, Claudia Kepler scored to bring them within one, and then netted her second of the night to tie it up with just 1.9 seconds left in regulation. After the game ended in a tie, Ohio State went on to win the ensuing shootout, 1-0, with Julia McKinnon getting the winner. | Box Score | UNDSports.com Recap | OhioStateBuckeyes.com Recap | UNDSports.com Highlights

Minnesota Duluth 7, Cornell 2

The Bulldogs’ offense came alive in this one, throwing 41 shots on net with 13 different players getting on the scoresheet. Sidney Morin led UMD with a three-point effort off of a goal and two assists, while Zoe Hickel netted two goals. Meghan Huertas, Brigette Lacquette, Ashleigh Brykaliuk, Katerina Mrazova, and Emma Stauber all had multi-point outings as well. | Box Score | UMDBulldogs.com Recap

Saturday, Nov. 22

Wisconsin 3, St. Cloud State 0

The Badgers capped off the sweep in dominant fashion, outshooting the Huskies 44-15. Ammerman chipped in another goal and an assist to lead the offense, and Katy Josephs tallied two assists for a multi-point night. Desbiens picked up another shutout between the pipes, making 15 saves, while St. Cloud State’s Katie Fitzgerald was superb, with a 41-save performance. | Box Score | UWBadgers.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap

Minnesota 4, Minnesota State 0

The Gophers picked up the sweep behind a two-goal, three-point, 10-shot night from Hannah Brandt. Lee Stecklein also had a multi-point game with two assists, and six other Minnesota players got on the scoresheet. Krichiver was again outstanding in net even in the loss, making 48 saves on the night. Sidney Peters picked up the win for the Gophers in net, making eight saves in two periods of action. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap | MSUMavericks.com Recap

North Dakota 4, Ohio State 3

On Saturday afternoon, it was North Dakota who mounted a third-period comeback to overtake the Buckeyes. Goals from Kayla Sullivan and Taylor Kuehl had Ohio State leading, 2-1, going into the final period of play, but Shannon Kaiser tied it just 1:56 in. Less than a minute later, Menke scored to give UND the lead, and Becca Kohler added an insurance goal which was very much needed as the Buckeyes scored in the last 10 seconds to cut the lead to 4-3. | Box Score | UNDSports.com Recap | OhioStateBuckeyes.com Recap | UNDSports.com Highlights

Minnesota Duluth 2, Cornell 0

The Bulldogs completed the non-conference sweep behind a 22-save shutout from Kayla Black. UMD used two special-teams goals to seal the win, with Brykaliuk scoring shorthanded just 1:04 into the second period, and Hickel adding a power-play tally in the third. | Box Score | UMDBulldogs.com Recap