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By Victor Fernandes Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: September 23rd, 2013

The Mercyhurst women’s hockey team stands seventh in the opening USCHO.com Division I poll, which was released Monday.
The Lakers, which are eighth in the initial USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll unveiled last week, earned 65 voting points in the poll. Defending national champion Minnesota received 14-of-15 first-place votes and 149 points to edge Boston College by 16 points. The Eagles had the other first-place vote.
Clarkson holds the third spot with 99 points, followed by Cornell (84), Boston University (83), Wisconsin (74) and the Lakers. North Dakota (62), Harvard (38) and Northeastern (21) completed the top 10. Minnesota Duluth (8), Quinnipiac (4), Ohio State (3) and Dartmouth (2) also received votes.
Mercyhurst opens the season this weekend with a two-game series at Minnesota State-Mankato. Game times are 7:07 p.m. Friday and 2:07 p.m. Saturday. The Lakers have five games against three ranked teams this season – vs. Ohio State Oct. 5, at Clarkson Oct. 18-19 and vs. Cornell Jan. 10-11.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013

Christine Bestland, Kaleigh Chippy and Emily Janiga had two goals and an assist apiece to lead the Mercyhurst women’s hockey team’s balanced attack to a 9-1 exhibition win against the Whitby Wildcats at Mercyhurst Ice Center on Sunday afternoon. Ten different Lakers recorded points in the victory.
Shelby Bram and Molly Byrne had a goal and two assists apiece while freshman Jillian Skinner added three assists to the goal she scored in a 6-2 exhibition win against University of Western Ontario on Saturday. Mercyhurst outshot the Wildcats 50-14. Julia DiTondo stopped 13-of-14 shots for the Lakers, which open the regular season Friday at Minnesota State-Mankato. Game time is 7:07 p.m., followed by the series finale next Saturday at 2:07 p.m.

Posted: July 11th, 2013

The Mercyhurst-Cornell women’s hockey rivalry will continue in the 2013-14 season. The Lakers and Big Red meet for a two-game, non-conference series Jan. 10-11 at Mercyhurst Ice Center. Those matchups headline the Lakers’ schedule, which begins early – Sept. 21 and 28 – with exhibition games at MIC against Western Ontario and the Whitby Wildcats of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League. The regular season opens at home Oct. 5 against Ohio State.
They also have non-conference games at Providence (Oct. 12-13), Clarkson (Oct. 18-19) and Minnesota State-Mankato (Jan. 17-18) and at home against Maine (Oct. 25-26). In between, the Lakers face Cornell for the first time since a 4-3 overtime win this past March in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals, which sent Mercyhurst to the Frozen Four for the third time in program history. The Lakers lost to Boston University in the semifinals to finish the season at 29-7-1.
They begin the College Hockey America schedule Nov. 8 at Robert Morris. The Lakers play their first conference home game Nov. 15 against Syracuse. They conclude the regular season at home Feb. 21-22 against CHA foe Lindenwood. The conference playoffs run from Feb. 28 to March 8.

Posted: March 28th, 2013

Vic’s picks
Victor Fernandes unveils his predictions for the NCAA Division I tournament:

East Regional
at Dunkin’ Donuts Center – Providence, R.I.
Semifinals – Saturday

No. 4 Canisius def. No. 1 Quinnipiac
No. 2 Boston College def. No. 3 Union
Championship game – Sunday
No. 2 Boston College def. No. 4 Canisius

Northeast Regional
at Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, N.H.
Semifinals – Friday

No. 4 Wisconsin def. No. 1 UMass-Lowell
No. 3 Denver def. No. 2 New Hampshire
Championship game – Saturday
No. 4 Wisconsin def. No. 3 Denver

Midwest Regional
at Huntington Center – Toledo, Ohio
Semifinals – Saturday

No. 4 St. Cloud State def. No. 1 Notre Dame
No. 2 Miami, Ohio def. No. 3 Minnesota State-Mankato
Championship game – Sunday
No. 4 St. Cloud State def. No. 2 Miami, Ohio

West Regional
at Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, Mich.
Semifinals – Friday

No. 1 Minnesota def. No. 4 Yale
No. 2 North Dakota def. No. 3 Niagara
Championship game – Saturday
No. 1 Minnesota def. No. 2 North Dakota

Men’s Frozen Four
at CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh
Semifinals – April 11

No. 2 Boston College def. No. 4 St. Cloud State
No. 1 Minnesota def. No. 4 Wisconsin
Championship game – April 13
No. 2 Boston College def. No. 1 Minnesota

NCAA Division I Tournament schedule
East Regional
at Dunkin’ Donuts Center – Providence, R.I.
Semifinals – Saturday

No. 1 Quinnipiac (27-7-5) vs. No. 4 Canisius (19-18-5), 5:30 p.m. ESPN3
No. 2 Boston College (22-11-4) vs. No. 3 Union (21-12-5), 9 p.m. ESPNU
Championship game – Sunday
Semifinal winners, 6:30 p.m. ESPNU

Northeast Regional
at Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, N.H.
Semifinals – Friday

No. 1 UMass-Lowell (26-10-2) vs. No. 4 Wisconsin (22-12-7), 4:30 p.m. ESPN3
No. 2 New Hampshire (19-11-7) vs. No. 3 Denver (20-13-5), 8 p.m. ESPNU
Championship game – Saturday
Semifinal winners, 6:30 p.m. ESPNU

Midwest Regional
at Huntington Center – Toledo, Ohio
Semifinals – Saturday

No. 1 Notre Dame (25-12-3) vs. No. 4 St. Cloud State (23-15-1), 1:30 p.m. ESPN3
No. 2 Miami, Ohio (24-11-5) vs. Minnesota State-Mankato (24-13-3), 5 p.m. ESPN3
Championship game – Sunday
Semifinal winners, 4 p.m. ESPNU

West Regional
at Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, Mich.
Semifinals – Friday

No. 1 Minnesota (26-8-5) vs. No. 4 Yale (18-12-3), 2 p.m. ESPNU
No. 2 North Dakota (21-12-7) vs. No. 3 Niagara (23-9-5), 5:30 p.m. ESPNU
Championship game – Saturday
Semifinal winners, 4 p.m. ESPNU

Men’s Frozen Four
at CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh
Semifinals – April 11

East Regional champion vs. Midwest Regional champion, 4:30 p.m. ESPN2
Northeast Regional champion vs. West Regional champion, 8 p.m. ESPN2
Championship game – April 13
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. ESPN

Posted: October 1st, 2012

The Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team gained one spot in the latest USCHO.com Division I poll, which was released Monday. The Lakers (2-0-0), which swept a season-opening series with College Hockey America newcomer Rochester Institute of Technology this past weekend, passed Northeastern (0-0-0) for the ninth spot with 34 voting points.
Defending national champion Minnesota (2-0-0) retained the No. 1 spot after sweeping Colgate by a combined 18-0 score this past weekend. Cornell (0-0-0) and Boston College (0-0-0) moved up one spot to second and third, respectively, despite not playing any games. Wisconsin fell to fourth from second after a win and tie against unranked Minnesota State-Mankato. North Dakota (0-0-0), Boston University (0-0-0), St. Lawrence (0-0-0) and Minnesota Duluth (0-0-0) rounded out the top 10.
Quinnipiac (0-0-0), which hosts Mercyhurst Friday and Saturday, made the honorable mention list with two points.

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.

 

SUMMARY

 

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: October 7th, 2011

MANKATO, Minn. – The Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team is on a rare losing streak.

The eight-ranked Lakers suffered their second straight defeat- their first skid of any length since October 2008 – with a 3-2 overtime loss to unranked Minnesota State-Mankato at Verizon Wireless Center on Friday night.

Nicole Germaine scored with 49 seconds left in overtime to drop the Lakers to 1-2-0 this season and improve the Mavericks to 3-0-0.

The teams complete the two-game series today at 1:07 p.m. The Mavericks took a 1-0 lead into the third period, and then extended it to 2-0 on Emmi Leinonen’s goal 9:07 into the third. But the Lakers rallied to tie at 2, as Wayne State transfer Gina Buquet and freshman Kristine Grenier scored 13 seconds apart.

Grenier scored the equalizer with 4:29 left. But that momentum wasn’t enough for the Lakers in the third.

Pamela Zgoda and Christie Cicero had an assist apiece for the Lakers. Mercyhurst transfer Lauren Barnes had an assist for the Mavericks.

 

SUMMARY

 

Mavericks 3, Lakers 2 (OT)

Mercyhurst  0  0  2  0  —  2

MSU  1  0  1  1  —  3

1st Period — 1. MSU, Emmi Leinonen 1 (Smith), 16:45. Penalties — Rogan (MSU) 11:38; S. Bram (MC) body checking, 13:07.

2nd Period — None. Penalties — Andersson (MSU) interference, 11:25; Byrne (MC) tripping, 13:45; Andersson (MSU) tripping, 14:58.

3rd Period — 2. MSU, Leinonen 2 (Smith, Barnes), 9:07 (pp). 3. Mercyhurst, Gina Buquet 1 (Zgoda), 15:18. 4. Mercyhurst, Kristine Grenier 1 (Cicero), 15:31. Penalties — Leinonen (MSU) elbowing, 2:56; B. Bram (MC) roughing, 5:51; Otto (MSU) roughing, 5:51; B. Bram (MC) interference, 8:22; Luczak (MC) tripping, 12:20.

Overtime — 5. MSU, Nicole Germaine 2 (Zrust, Smith), 4:11. Penalties — None.

Shots on goal — Mercyhurst, 9-9-8-3—29; MSU, 11-10-4-2—27.

Goaltenders — Mercyhurst, Hillary Pattenden 1-2-0 (27 shots, 24 saves); MSU, Alli Altmann 2-0-0 (29 shots, 27 saves).

Power plays — Mercyhurst (0-4), MSU (1-4).

Attendance — 162.