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Posted: July 29th, 2013

The Mercyhurst women’s hockey team had nine players make College Hockey America’s All-Academic Team for the 2012-13 season – junior F Christine Bestland, sophomore F Shelby Bram, senior F Gina Buquet, senior G Stephanie Ciampa, freshman G Julia DiTondo, sophomore F Kristine Grenier, senior F Lauren Jones, sophomore G Amanda Makela and freshman F Maggie Rothgery. Buquet, Jones and DiTondo were on the student-athletes of the year list for posting cumulative 4.0 GPAs.

Posted: March 8th, 2013

The Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team are one win away from reclaiming the College Hockey America tournament championship.
Lauren Jones snapped a scoreless early in the second period, and the top-seeded Lakers held on with a strong defensive effort, in a 2-1 semifinal win against defending champion and fourth-seeded Robert Morris Friday afternoon at Mercyhurst Ice Center.
The Lakers (27-6-1) will face the winner of today’s 4:30 p.m. semifinal between Syracuse and Rochester Institute of Technology in Saturday’s 3 p.m. title game. Christine Bestland scored into an empty net for the Lakers. Brandi Pollock scored for the Colonials (15-15-3), which ended Mercyhurst’s nine-year run as CHA champion in the championship game a season ago.

Syracuse 2, RIT 1 (OT)
At Mercyhurst Ice Center, Sadie St. Germain scored 10 minutes, 8 seconds into overtime to secure second-seeded Syracuse’s spot in the title game. Fourth-seeded RIT (16-16-5) snapped a scoreless tie on Kim Schlattman‘s goal 6:32 into the second period. But the Orange (20-14-1), which outshot the Tigers 45-23, forced the extra period on Allie LaCombe‘s power-play goal with 12:15 left in regulation.

- Victor Fernandes

College Hockey America tournament schedule
Semifinals – Today
at Mercyhurst Ice Center

No. 1 Mercyhurst 2, No. 4 Robert Morris 1
No. 2 Syracuse (19-14-1) vs. No. 3 Rochester Institute of Technology (16-15-5), 4:30 p.m.
Championship game – Saturday
at Mercyhurst Ice Center
Mercyhurst (27-6-1) vs. Syracuse-RIT winner, 3 p.m.
Note: Champion doesn’t earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I tournament.


Mercyhurst 2, Robert Morris 1
Robert Morris 0 0 1 — 1
Mercyhurst 0 1 1 — 2
1st Period — None. Penalties — Fergus (R) tripping, 7:03; Carlson (R) body checking, 14:56.
2nd Period — 1. Mercyhurst, Lauren Jones 14 (DeSutter, Chippy), 7:22. Penalties — Byrne (M) cross checking, 14:46; Bram (M) slashing, 15:12; Byrne (M) cross checking, 17:01.
3rd Period — 2. Mercyhurst, Christine Bestland 27 (Dingeldein, DeSutter), 19:10 (en). 3. RMU, Brandi Pollock 2 (Joslin), 19:35. Penalties — Fergus (R) hooking, 7:04; Luczak (M) body checking, 11:00; Collias (R) high sticking, 13:33.
Shots on goal — RMU, 7-11-8—26; Mercyhurst, 11-7-7—25.
Goaltenders — RMU, Kristen DiCiocco 13-13-3 (24 shots, 23 saves); Mercyhurst, Stephanie Ciampa 18-1-0 (26 shots, 25 saves).
Power plays — RMU (0-4), Mercyhurst (0-4).
Referees — Adam Bell, Rich Jebo. Linesmen — John Quigley, Rob Sauda.
Attendance — 825.

Three stars
* Stephanie Ciampa, Mercyhurst (25 saves) ** Lauren Jones, Mercyhurst (goal) *** Kristen DiCiocco, RMU (23 saves)

Posted: February 18th, 2013

The Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team remained ninth in’s latest Division I poll, which was released Monday.
The Lakers (24-6-1), which received 39 voting points, swept a two-game series from Syracuse this past weekend to clinch their 12th straight College Hockey America regular-season championship. Minnesota (32-0-0) still tops the list with all 15 first-place votes and 150 points.
Boston College (23-5-2) is still second, followed by Cornell (21-5-1), Boston University (20-5-3) and Harvard (19-4-2). Wisconsin (19-9-2) moved ahead of Clarkson (24-8-0) into sixth, while North Dakota (22-10-0), Mercyhurst and Northeastern (18-10-2) completed the top 10.
In other news, Lakers senior forward Lauren Jones was named CHA player of the week for the second straight time. She had three goals and four points this past weeked. She has six goals and eight points in her past four games.

Posted: October 8th, 2011

MANKATO, Minn. – The Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team’s longest losing streak in three years ended Saturday. Christine Bestland made that happen.

The sophomore forward scored with 2 minutes, 7 seconds left in the game in the Lakers’ 5-4 win against previously undefeated Minnesota State Mankato in front of 162 fans at Verizon Wireless Center.

Bestland’s second goal of the game and third of the season, off an assist from freshman Kristine Grenier, snapped a 4-4 tie and ended the No. 8 Lakers’ two-game losing streak. Bestland, who also had an assist, scored an unassisted short-handed goal in the first period.

MSU (3-1-0), which beat Mercyhurst (2-2-0) in overtime Friday, tied the score at 4 on Kari Lundberg’s second goal of the game 8:25 into the third. But senior goaltender Hillary Pattenden held the Mavericks off the rest of the way to finish a 38-save performance.

Mercyhurst was outshot 42-29. Bailey Bram, Lauren Jones and Kelley Steadman also scored for the Lakers. Lundberg led MSU with three points.




Lakers 5, Mavericks 4

Mercyhurst  1  3  1  —  5

MSU  0  3  1  —  4

1st Period — 1. Mercyhurst, Christine Bestland 2 (unassisted), 5:15 (sh). Penalties — Otto (MSU) tripping, :36; Steadman (MC) hooking, 4:17.

2nd Period — 2. Mercyhurst, Bailey Bram 2 (DeSutter, Bestland), 1:28. 3. MSU, Nicole Germaine 3 (Lundberg), 1:59. 4. MSU, Emmi Leinonen 3 (Rogan), 10:25. 5. MSU, Kari Lundberg 2 (Germaine, Zrust), 11:12. 6. Mercyhurst, Lauren Jones 2 (Zgoda), 14:54. 7. Mercyhurst, Kelley Steadman 2 (unassisted), 17:43. Penalties — Bestland (MC) body checking, 15:30.

3rd Period — 8. MSU, Lundberg 3 (Zrust, McCann), 8:25. 9. Mercyhurst, Bestland 3 (Grenier), 17:53. Penalties — None.

Shots on goal — Mercyhurst, 9-11-9—29; MSU, 12-18-12—42.

Goaltenders — Mercyhurst, Hillary Pattenden 2-2-0 (42 shots, 38 saves); MSU, Danielle Butters 1-1-0 (29 shots, 24 saves).

Power plays — Mercyhurst (0-1), MSU (0-2).

Attendance — 162.

Posted: September 30th, 2011

Hillary Pattenden had a perfect start to her season Friday night.

Mercyhurst College’s senior goaltender stopped 20 shots on the way to her 10th career shutout in the Lakers’ season-opening 4-0 win against Quinnipiac at Mercyhurst Ice Center.

Bailey Bram’s short-handed goal 9 minutes, 44 seconds into the game was the only offensive support Pattenden needed in the battle of nationally ranked teams.

Kelley Steadman and Christine Bestland had a goal and assist apiece for the eighth-ranked Lakers (1-0-0). Lauren Jones added a goal while freshman Caroline Luczak and Wayne State transfer Gina Buquet recorded their first points with the Lakers.

Victoria Vigilanti made 30 saves for the No. 9 Bobcats (0-1-0). The teams meet today at 4 p.m. at MIC.

Posted: June 30th, 2011

Ashley Harper, a senior goaltender on the 2010-11 Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team, was named College Hockey America’s top scholar athlete, the conference announced Thursday.

She also joined 65 other student-athletes on the CHA All-Academic Team. She was joined by teammates Vicki Bendus, Stephanie Ciampa, Meghan Corbett, Lauren Jones, Melissa Lacroix, Kyleigh Palmer, Kelley Steadman and Pamela Zgoda.

The Mercyhurst men’s hockey team had six players named to the Atlantic Hockey Association’s All-Academic Team – Grant Blakey, Steve Cameron, Randy Cure, Patrick Goebel, Nick Jones and Max Strang.


Posted: January 22nd, 2011

PITTSBURGH — The No. 4-ranked Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team stumbled out of the gate Friday night but made a quick recovery before going on to defeat Robert Morris 6-3 at the RMU Island Sports Center.

Robert Morris (4-17-3, 1-6-1 CHA) grabbed a 1-0 lead 2 minutes, 50 seconds into the game, but the Lakers responded by scoring the next four goals, three coming in the first period.

Six minutes after Mercyhurst fell behind, Christine Bestland and Jess Christofferson scored back-to-back goals 32 seconds apart to give the Lakers a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Bestland’s second goal of the period less than 3 minutes later pushed the Lakers’ lead to 3-1.

Just more than a minute into the second period, the Lakers extended their lead when Christie Cicero scored on an assist from Vicki Bendus. The Colonials pulled within a goal later in the period when Brianna Delaney and Kelsey Thomas scored in a 55-second span to make it 4-3.

But Meghan Agosta and Lauren Jones scored in the third period and Hillary Pattenden shut the door the rest of the way as Mercyhurst earned its fourth win in five games. The only loss was a 3-0 setback to No. 2 Cornell earlier this week. The Lakers, who outshot the Colonials 46-21, went 1-of-8 on the power play while holding Robert Morris scoreless on four opportunities.

The teams will meet again today at 2 p.m.

Posted: September 25th, 2010

Behind a balanced attack that saw seven different players score a goal, the Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team disposed of Wilfred Laurier, 7-0, in an exhibition contest Saturday afternoon at the Mercyhurst Ice Center.

The Lakers, playing without the services of six players, including senior captains Meghan AgostaVicki Bendus and Jesse Scanzano due to Hockey Canada’s evaluation camp, overwhelmed the Golden Hawks in their first and only tune-up before the start of the regular season.

Overall, 10 players got on the stat sheet, with senior Cassea Schols leading the way with a one-goal, three-assist effort. Senior Kylie Rossler, junior Kelley Steadman, sophomores Lauren Jones and Samantha Watt and freshman Christie Cicero each recorded a goal and an assist. JuniorKyleigh Palmer pocketed two points as well with a pair of assists. Junior Pamela Zgoda scored once and junior Meghan Corbett and freshman Lauren Barnes each dished out an assist.

Mercyhurst outshot Wilfrid Laurier 33-25 and rolled to its exhibition rout with two goals in the first period, three in the second and two more in the third. Three of those scores came on the power play with the Lakers converting 3-for-11 with the extra-man advantage. The penalty kill, meanwhile, squashed all seven Wilfrid Laurier power-play opportunities.

Junior Hillary Pattenden earned the decision in goal with 13 stops over 40 minutes of action. Sophomore Stephanie Ciampa finished out the game with 12 saves in the third period.

Wilfrid Laurier’s Kristen Kilgallen suffered the loss with 18 saves through the first two periods before Rachel Hamilton came in relief in the third, recording eight saves and allowing two goals. Mercyhurst opens the 2010-11 campaign on Oct. 1 when the Lakers welcome St. Cloud State for a 7 p.m. contest at the Mercyhurst Ice Center.

- From Mercyhurst news release

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