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Posted: February 23rd, 2010

Kelley Steadman (Contributed/Mercyhurst College)

DETROIT, Mich. – Sophomores Kelley Steadman and Hillary Pattenden of the Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team have been honored as two of College Hockey America’s top weekly performers.

Steadman was named CHA Player of the Week for recording five points in a two-game sweep of Wayne State.

Hillary Pattenden (Contributed/Mercyhurst College)

Steadman recorded four points on three goals and an assist in Friday’s 8-0 win over Wayne State. In a 4-1 victory on Saturday, she added her fourth goal of the series to put the Lakers in front 3-1 late in the second period.

Pattenden was named CHA Defensive Player of the Week for shutting out the Warriors in an 8-0 win. She recorded her fifth shutout of the season by stopping all 17 Wayne State shots in Friday’s win. She now stands at 24-2-3 for the season.

No. 1 Mercyhurst concludes its regular-season schedule this weekend with a two-game series against CHA opponent Syracuse on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mercyhurst Ice Center.

- From Mercyhurst College news release

Posted: February 18th, 2010

Vicki Bendus (Contributed/Mercyhurst College)

What: Wayne State (8-14-4, 4-7-1 CHA) at No. 1 Mercyhurst College (23-2-3, 10-1-1)

When: Friday, 4 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where: Mercyhurst Ice Center

On the air: (live stream), WMCE-FM/88.5 and 104.9 (Internet radio)*

Players to watch

Mercyhurst – G Hillary Pattenden (23-2-3 record, 1.73 goals-against average, .917 save percentage, 4 shutouts), F Vicki Bendus (22 goals, 30 assists, 52 points), F Jesse Scanzano (17-33-50), F Bailey Bram (24-19-43), F Jess Jones (15-23-38)

Wayne State – F Alyssa Baldin (7-9-16), F Katrina Protopapas (11-3-14), G Delayne Brian (5-7-3, 2.06, .925, 3 SO), F Julie Ingratta (5-8-13), F Gina Buquet (5-7-12),

Fast facts

Mercyhurst – Bendus, Bram and Scanzano – the top three scorers in NCAA Division I – headline the nation’s top scoring offense (4.75 goals per game). … All three were among the 45 hopefuls for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented to the nation’s top player. … Bram leads the nation in goals (0.96 per game). Scanzano leads in assists (1.32 per game). … Bendus and Bram are first and second in short-handed goals with five and four, respectively. … Pattenden leads a defense that allows 1.79 goals per game (ranked ninth in the nation) and has the fifth-best penalty kill (90 percent). … She has recorded four of her five career shutouts this season. … Her 47 career wins rank fourth on the school’s all-time list. … The power play ranks second overall at 25.7 percent. … The Lakers also have the nation’s best scoring margin (2.96 goals per game). … They haven’t played since a two-game sweep at Robert Morris two weeks ago. … They swept the Warriors 3-1 and 7-2 in Detroit in November. … They have won 40-of-45 career meetings with Wayne State (40-2-3). They have an eight-game winning streak (including the past two CHA Tournament championship games) since losing consecutive games late in the 2007-08 season.

Wayne State – Coach Jim Fetter, a Mercyhurst assistant under coach Michael Sisti from 2000-03, has a 108-98-22 record in seven seasons at the Detroit school. But he has a 2-26-2 career mark against the Lakers. … The Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-2 tie against Niagara Feb. 12. … But they are winless in the past six games (0-5-1). … They have scored two goals or fewer in 18-of-26 games, including in all six games of the winless skid. … They are fourth in the five-team conference.

Up next: vs. Syracuse (Feb. 26, 7 p.m.; Feb. 27, 2 p.m.)

* B2 Network – both games, WMCE – Saturday game only

- Victor Fernandes