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Posted: March 15th, 2014

Mercyhurst senior captain Christine Bestland continues to move up the women’s hockey’s program career lists….

No. Name (years) Total

1. Meghan Agosta-Marciano (2006-09, 2010-11) 157
2. Christine Bestland (2010-Present) 92
3. Valerie Chouinard (2005-09) 91
4. Bailey Bram (2008-12) 87
5. Jesse Scanzano (2007-11) 85
6. Kelley Steadman (2008-12) 78

No. Name (years) Total

1. Meghan Agosta-Marciano (2006-09, 2010-11) 146
2. Jesse Scanzano (2007-11) 140
3. Christine Bestland (2010-Present) 134
4. Vicki Bendus (2007-11) 121
5. Bailey Bram (2008-12) 114
6. Valerie Chouinard (2005-09) 109

No. Name (years) Total

1. Meghan Agosta-Marciano (2006-09, 2010-11) 303
2. Christine Bestland (2010-Present) 226
3. Jesse Scanzano (2007-11) 225
4. Bailey Bram (2008-12) 201
5. Valerie Chouinard (2005-09) 200
6. Vicki Bendus (2007-11) 190

Posted: May 7th, 2013

Girard native Jen Schoullis and Mercyhurst alumnus Kelley Steadman will join 39 other players attending the United States Women’s National Team camp June 16-23 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. The camp will determine the players that will train together and play in various events in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which will be held Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia. That roster will be announced June 24.
The final 21-player Olympic team will be unveiled in late December. Schoullis, 24, and Steadman, 22, led the Boston Blades to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League championship this past March before winning gold with the U.S. at the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ontario, last month.

Posted: March 27th, 2013

Girard native Jen Schoullis scored the first two goals and Mercyhurst alumnus Kelley Steadman scored the last three to lead the Boston Blades to a 5-2 win over the Montreal Stars in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League title game last weekend at Centennial Community Centre in Markham, Ontario.
Steadman’s power-play goal with 8 minutes, 51 seconds left in the second period snapped a 2-2 tie against the two-time defending Clarkson Cup champion Stars. Then she completed her first hat trick in the CWHL and the first in the Blades’ tournament history. Former Laker Meghan Agosta-Marciano scored Montreal’s first goal of the game. She led the league in the regular season with 46 points.
Schoullis, who won a national title at the University of Minnesota a season ago, and Steadman now hope to represent the United States at the IIHF Women’s World Championship, which begins Tuesday and runs through April 9 in Ottawa, Ontario. Agosta-Marciano joins former Laker Bailey Bram on Team Canada’s roster.

Posted: February 25th, 2013

Girard native Jen Schoullis and Mercyhurst University alumnus Kelley Steadman are among the 28 players invited to the U.S. Women’s National Team’s training camp, USA Hockey announced Monday. The camp is set for March 25-31 at Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.
It will help determine the team that will compete at the IIHF Women’s World Championship April 2-9 in Ottawa, Ontario. The roster will be announced March 30. Schoullis, who turns 24 March 7, capped her college career last spring by leading the University of Minnesota to the NCAA Division I title. She finished with 66 goals and 156 points. Steadman totaled 78 goals and 132 points with the Lakers from 2008-12.

Posted: August 15th, 2012

Former Mercyhurst University hockey player Kelley Steadman has been named to the United States Women’s National Under-22 Select Team. She earned her spot during the USA Hockey Women’s Hockey Festival in Blaine, Minn., this past week. For her efforts, Steadman earns a chance to face former teammate and current Lakers sophomore forward Shelby Bram in a three-game weekend series in Calgary, Alberta.
Steadman and Team USA plays against Bram and Team Canada’s Under-22 Development Team today and Friday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at noon at WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex. Bram’s performance in these games, as well as with Mercyhurst in the 2012-13 season, could move her closer to making Canada’s roster for the 2013 Meco Cup this coming January in Germany.
Follow real-time updates of these games on Twitter @usahockeyscores.

Posted: August 13th, 2012

Former Mercyhurst University women’s hockey player Kelley Steadman has joined 78 other players from across the nation at the 2012 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival at Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn.
The event concludes with a three-game series Thursday through Sunday against Team Canada. Steadman, a native of Plattsburgh, N.Y., continues to vie for a spot on the U.S. Women’s National Team since ending her Lakers career with a four-year total of 78 goals and 132 points. Twenty-one of 23 members of the U.S. team that won silver at the last IIHF Women’s World Championship are at the event, including past U.S. Olympians Julie Chu, Molly Engstrom and Jenny Potter.

Posted: July 19th, 2012

Former Mercyhurst University goaltender Hillary Pattenden was the No. 1 overall pick and one of three former Lakers selected in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League draft Tuesday.
Girard native and forward Jen Schoullis was Boston’s fourth-round selection.
Pattenden went first to Team Alberta, the first goalie ever to go No. 1 and the second straight season a Mercyhurst player has been selected in the top spot. Montreal drafted NCAA career scoring leader Meghan Agosta first in 2011.
Forward Bailey Bram was selected by Brampton in the second round and forward Kelley Steadman went to Boston in the fourth round
Pattenden, 21, is the first NCAA goaltender to earn 100 career victories. She is a native of Surrey, British Columbia.
Schoullis, 23, completed her playing career with Minnesota this past spring, winning the NCAA championship. She was among Division I’s scoring leaders and played prominent minutes for Team USA in international tournaments.
Bram, 21, played for Canada at the Women’s World Championship this year. She scored 201 career points for Mercyhurst including 68 as a senior.
Steadman, 22, led Mercyhurst with 33 goals as a senior. She played for the United States in the 2011 world championship.
The season is scheduled to start in October. Montreal is the defending Clarkson Cup champion.

- From staff reports

Posted: March 10th, 2012

The Mercyhurst women’s hockey team gave top-ranked Wisconsin a big-time battle.

But after playing the teams played to a draw through two periods in their NCAA Division I quarterfinal matchup Saturday night at Kohl Center, the defending national champion Badgers took control.

Top-seeded Wisconsin scored twice in the third period to seal a 3-1 win against the No. 8 Lakers to end Mercyhurst’s season and send the Badgers (32-4-2) to next weekend’s Frozen Four in Duluth, Minn.

Senior forward Kelley Steadman scored Mercyhurst’s lone goal, which tied the score 1-1 with 40 seconds left in the second period. But Hilary Knight’s short-handed breakaway snapped the tie with 8:42 left in the game. Brianna Decker’s empty-net goal with 1:15 left sealed the Lakers’ fate.

The Lakers (23-8-3) ended their season in the quarterfinals for the second straight season. They lost to Boston University 4-2 a season ago.


Posted: March 10th, 2012

No. 8 Mercyhurst (23-7-3) at No. 1 Wisconsin (31-4-2)

When: Saturday, 8 p.m.

Where: Kohl Center – Madison, Wis.

On the air:, (live stream), (Internet radio – The Mic 92.1) and, (live statistics)

Fast facts: Mercyhurst plays in the NCAA tournament for the eighth straight season, the longest streak in Division I history. The Lakers broke a tie with Minnesota Duluth, whose seven-year streak ends this season. … The Lakers have a 0-7 all-time record against Wisconsin, including two losses in the NCAA playoffs – 2-1 in double overtime in the 2006 quarterfinals and 5-0 in the 2009 championship game. … The Lakers have a 3-6 record in NCAA playoff games, including a 2-5 mark in the quarterfinals. … Wisconsin and Mercyhurst rank second and third nationally in scoring offense at 4.59 and 4.55 goals per game, respectively. … Mercyhurst leads the nation on the power play (28.3 percent), three spots ahead of the Badgers (23.7). … The teams have combined for seven of the nation’s top 20 scorers – Mercyhurst’s Bailey Bram, pictured at right, (27 goals, 41 assists, 68 points), Christine Bestland (24-34-58) and Kelley Steadman (32-20-52) and Wisconsin’s Brianna Decker (36-42-78), Brooke Ammerman (32-42-74), Carolyne Prévost (25-29-54) and Hilary Knight (28-2-56). … Wisconsin ranks second in scoring defense (1.43 goals per game), more than half a goal better than the Lakers (2.09). … Wisconsin tops the penalty-kill list (89.6 percent), well ahead of Mercyhurst (83.1 percent). … Wisconsin G Alex Rigsby leads the nation in save percentage (.952) and ranks second in winning percentage (.865) and shutouts (9) and third in goals-against average (1.36). … Decker is a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which honors the nation’s top D-I player. … Wisconsin earned the No. 1 seed despite losing to UMD in the semifinals of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs. … Badgers coach Mark Johnson played on the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team in 1980 at Lake Placid, N.Y., and coached the U.S Olympic Women’s team in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

- Victor Fernandes


NCAA Women’s Division I Tournament schedule

Quarterfinals – Saturday

No. 5 St. Lawrence (24-9-4) at No. 4 Boston College (23-9-3), 1 p.m.

No. 6 Boston University (23-13-1) at No. 3 Cornell (29-4-0), 2 p.m.

No. 7 North Dakota (22-11-3) at No. 2 Minnesota (31-5-2), 5 p.m.

No. 8 Mercyhurst (23-7-3) at No. 1 Wisconsin (31-4-2), 8 p.m.


March 16 at Amsoil Arena – Duluth, Minn.

Wisconsin-Mercyhurst winner vs. BC-SLU winner, 6 or 9 p.m.

Minnesota-North Dakota winner vs. Cornell-BU winner, 6 or 9 p.m.

Championship game

March 18 at Amsoil Arena – Duluth, Minn.

Semifinal winners, 4 p.m.

Posted: March 8th, 2012

Mercyhurst’s streak of five straight finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award has ended.

Senior forward Bailey Bram wasn’t named one of the three finalists for the prestigious award, which annually honors the top women’s hockey player in NCAA Division I. A 13-member selection committee chose Wisconsin junior forward Brianna Decker, North Dakota junior forward Jocelyne Lamoureux and Northeastern senior goaltender Florence Schelling. The finalists were unveiled Thursday.

Bram joined fellow Laker forwards Christine Bestland and Kelley Steadman as well as Girard native Jen Schoullis, a redshirt senior forward at Minnesota, on the initial list of 30 nominees two weeks. Bram survived the cut to 10 players a week ago. But she fell short of joining former teammates Meghan Agosta (2007-09, 2011) and Vicki Bendus (2010) as Kazmaier finalists. Bendus won the award in 2010.

Decker has 36 goals, 42 assists and 78 points for the top-ranked Badgers, who on Saturday begin their quest for a fifth national championship in the past seven years as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Lamoureux has 34 goals, 48 assists and 82 points for the Fighting Sioux, which earned the seventh seed in the NCAA tournament field. Like her twin sister, Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, she represented the United States in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Schelling finished the season with a 20-6-4 record, 1.42 goals-against average and .950 save percentage.

The award will be presented March 17 at the Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth, Minn., as part of the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four, which will be held March 16 and 18.

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