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Posted: October 17th, 2013

The Mercyhurst women’s hockey team will hold its annual Beef & Beatles fundraiser on Oct. 26. Tickets to the all-day event cost $50, and gain admission to the team’s 2 p.m. against Maine at Mercyhurst Ice Center, a meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. at Egan Dining Hall, a steak dinner and open bar at 6 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. and an evening of music, dancing and drinks starting at 8 p.m.
Some of the auction items available include:
* Jeff Skinner-signed Carolina Hurricanes sweater (his sister, Jillian Skinner, is a freshman defenseman with the Lakers)
* Framed poster of the 1979-1983 New York Islanders (sophomore forward Jaclyn Arbour‘s grandfather, Al Arbour, was the legendary coach of those four Stanley Cup championship teams)
* Golf outing for three with Lakers coach Michael Sisti at Lawrence Park Golf Club
* Jersey and plaque signed by former Lakers star Meghan Agosta-Marciano
* Peek ‘n Peak overnight stay and ski package

For more information, contact Lakers assistant coach Delaney Collins at (814) 824-3019 or Head to to register.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012

The Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team remains fourth in the latest Division I poll, which was released Monday.
The Lakers (14-1-1), which swept a two-game College Hockey America series from Penn State by a combined 12-1 this past weekend, is eight voting points behind third-ranked Cornell (10-3-0). Minnesota (18-0-0) remains No. 1 with all 15 first-place votes and 150 points.
Clarkson (13-3-0) is still second while Harvard (8-1-0) moved into fifth. Boston College (10-3-2), Boston University (11-3-1), North Dakota (11-5-0), Wisconsin (10-6-2) and Northeastern (9-5-2) completed the top 10.
In other Lakers news, sophomore defenseman Vaila Higson was named CHA’s player of the week for totaling two goals and five points in the wins against Penn State. She has 20 points on the season and has averaged 1.25 points per game in a six-game point streak. Freshman forward Jaclyn Arbour was named rookie of the week for scoring her first two collegiate goals in Saturday’s win. Sophomore goaltender Amanda Makela was named to the honor roll for her shutout Friday night.

Posted: May 18th, 2012

The Mercyhurst women’s hockey team has gained from the loss of a College Hockey America rival for the second straight year.
The Lakers have added senior forwards Jenna Hendrikx and Kelsey Welch and junior forward Kaleigh Chippy from Niagara, which folded its program in March in the wake of the athletic department’s restructuring plan. The trio ranked among the Purple Eagles’ top four scorers this past season with a combined 23 goals and 54 points. Last summer, the Lakers added graduating senior defenseman Jill Szandzik and rising senior forward Gina Buquet from Wayne State, which folded its program after the 2010-11 season.
The newest transfers headline Lakers coach Michael Sisti‘s 12-player recruiting class for the 2012-13 season. They are joined by nine freshmen – forwards Jaclyn Arbour, Hannah Bale, Jenna Dingeldein, Kathy Donohue, Emily Janiga, and Maggie Rothgery; defensemen Lauren Kilroy and J’nai Mahadeo; and goaltender Julia DiTondo.
DiTondo, a native of Kenmore, N.Y., who played for the Nichols School and the Buffalo Bisons’ Tier I program, will compete with senior Stephanie Ciampa and sophomore Amanda Makela for the chance to replace Hillary Pattenden, a four-year starter in goal.
Mahadeo, a native of Airdrie, Alberta, played for the prestigious Edge School in Calgary, Alberta. Kilroy joins the Lakers from the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vt., by way of her hometown of Cypress, Calif.
Sisti recruited two forwards apiece from western New York – Donohue (Rochester) and Janiga (East Aurora) – and Ontario – Bale (Oakville) and Dingeldein (Toronto). Donohue joined Kilroy at the North American Hockey Academy, while Janiga played with DiTondo at Nichols.
Arbour, a native of South Seatauket, N.Y., played for the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, N.Y. Her grandfather, Hall of Fame coach Al Arbour, led the NHL’s New York Islanders to four straight Stanley Cup championships from 1980-83.
Rothgery, a native of Elyria, Ohio, played for the Ohio Flames Under-19 team. The Lakers’ season begins Sept. 22 with an exhibition game against the Stoney Creek (Ontario) Sabres at Mercyhurst Ice Center.