Mercyhurst junior forward Christine Bestland was named to the All-USCHO third team for totaling 28 goals and 72 points this season. She reached 50-goal, 100-assist and 150-point marks this season. Lindenwood freshman goaltender Nicole Hensley was the only other player from a College Hockey America school to earn USCHO honors. She was named to the all-rookie team.
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Posted: April 4th, 2013
Posted: February 18th, 2013
The Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team remained ninth in USCHO.com’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: December 3rd, 2012
The Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team remains fourth in the latest USCHO.com 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: October 8th, 2012
The Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team are ninth in the USCHO.com Division I poll for the second straight week. The Lakers (3-0-1), which won and tied at Quinnipiac this past weekend, received 36 points in the latest poll, which was released Monday.
Minnesota (4-0-0) unanimously held onto the No. 1 spot with 15 first-place votes and 150 points, followed by Cornell (0-0-0) at No. 2.
Boston University (1-0-0) rose from sixth to third ahead of defending national champion Wisconsin (3-0-1). Boston College (0-1-0) fell to fifth from third. North Dakota (1-1-0), Clarkson (2-0-0-), Northeastern (2-0-0), Mercyhurst (3-0-1) and Ohio State (4-0-0) rounded out the top 10. Providence (1-1-0), which faces the Lakers in a two-game series at Mercyhurst Ice Center this weekend, earned two votes. The Friars split two games with Bemidji State this past weekend.
Posted: October 1st, 2012
The Mercyhurst University men’s hockey team received two votes in USCHO.com’s opening Division I poll of the season, which was released Monday. Mercyhurst spent two weeks on the honorable mention list last January on the way to a 20-16-4 record a season ago. The Lakers are one of four Atlantic Hockey Association schools that earned votes in the poll.
Defending AHA champion Air Force stands 19th with 116 points. Rochester Institute of Technology (six points), Mercyhurst and Niagara (two) were among the honorable mention.
Boston College begins defense of its national championship ranked No. 1 with 35 first-place votes and 972 points. Minnesota stands second with 12 first-place votes and 937 points, followed by Michigan at No. 3 with three first-place votes and 857 points. North Dakota (826) and Union (789) complete the top five.
Mercyhurst plays 12 games against five teams ranked among the top 20 or the honorable mention. No. 11 Ferris State, which lost to BC in the national title game this past spring, and No. 15 Maine joins Air Force, RIT and Niagara on the schedule.
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: January 30th, 2012
The Lakers (18-5-1), which were off this past weekend, earned 78 voting points to move past North Dakota (16-9-2) and Northeastern (17-6-2), which fell to Nos. 6 and 7, respectively.
Wisconsin (24-2-2) remained No. 1 with all 15 first-place votes and 150 points in the poll released Monday. Minnesota (22-4-2), which features Girard native and redshirt senior forward Jen Schoullis, moved past Cornell into the No. 2 spot with 133 points. The Big Red (19-3-0) are third with 122 points, followed by No. 4 Boston College with 93 points.
Posted: January 27th, 2012
When: Friday and Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
Where: Ritter Arena – Rochester, N.Y.
Up next: vs. Niagara (Feb. 3, 7:05 p.m.), at Niagara (Feb. 4, 7:05 p.m.)
Fast facts: Mercyhurst plays its first game under the school’s new university status, which was unveiled Wednesday. … The Lakers’ two-week stay in USCHO.com’s Division I poll ended Monday. RIT stands No. 26 with seven votes. … …Mercyhurst beat RIT 2-1 Oct. 28 at Mercyhurst Ice Center. But the Tigers lead the all-time series 27-14-5. … The battle for first place in Atlantic Hockey Association features the conference’s highest-scoring team (Mercyhurst – 59 goals in 17 games) against the stingiest defense (RIT – 28 goals in 17 games). The Lakers rank 13th in NCAA Division I at 3.19 goals scored per game (80 in 26 games). RIT ranks third at 2.04 goals against per game (49 in 24 games). … Redshirt junior G Max Strang (12-9-3 record, 2.80 goals-against average, .922 save percentage, 2 shutouts) faces a stern challenge from RIT junior G Shane Madolora, who ranks among the top five nationally in shutouts (6 – tied for first), save percentage (.935 – tied for third), winning percentage (.735 – fourth) and GAA (1.82 – fifth). … Mercyhurst freshman F Nardo Nagtzaam is tied for second among rookies nationally with 23 points. … The Lakers are unbeaten in three straight games and 8-2-2 in their last 12 games. … The Tigers have outscored teams 17-1 in a four-game winning streak. … They have allowed one goal or fewer 11 times. … Both teams have beaten ranked teams (Mercyhurst against Cornell, RIT against Ferris State and Lake Superior State). … The Lakers complete a season-high, six-game road trip. After this weekend, they finish the regular season with five of their final eight games on the road. … Senior D Patrick Goebel (lower-body injury), who missed practice time earlier in the week, will be a game-time decision. … RIT has a 31-2-6 home record against AHA teams since the start of the 2009-10 season.
- Victor Fernandes
Posted: January 9th, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Mercyhurst College men’s hockey team, fresh off a weekend sweep of Sacred Heart to move into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Hockey Association standings, received a vote according to the latest USCHO.com Division I men’s hockey poll, released on Monday afternoon.
Mercyhurst received one vote in the poll, putting them in a tie for 28th in the national rankings with conference-rival Air Force and WCHA member St. Cloud State.
The last time Mercyhurst received votes in the national poll was October 11, 2010, after the Lakers beat Michigan in a shootout in last season’s regular-season opener. The last time the Lakers received votes this late in a season was on January 23, 2006, when they received three votes in the poll.
The Lakers (12-8-2 overall, 9-2-2 AHA) have won four consecutive games and have gone 6-1-1 since losing a pair of games at Wisconsin on November 25 and 26.
- From Mercyhurst news release
Posted: November 7th, 2011
Lakers drop to 9th in USCHO.com poll
The Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team dropped to ninth in the latest USCHO.com poll Division I poll despite not playing a regular-season game last week. The Lakers (6-2-0) lost to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Brampton Thunder 3-1 in an exhibition game on Wednesday.
Northeastern (8-1-1) moved ahead of Mercyhurst by 12 points in voting. Wisconsin (11-1-0) remains No. 1 ahead of No. 2 Cornell (4-0-0) and No. 3 Minnesota (10-2-0). Boston College (6-3-1) and Boston University (6-4-1) completed the top 5. Minnesota Duluth (4-5-1) stands sixth, followed by North Dakota (7-4-1) at No. 7. Harvard (2-0-0) is 10th.
Lakers’ Strang earns AHA honor
Mercyhurst College redshirt junior goaltender Max Strang was named Atlantic Hockey Association’s co-goaltender of the week with American International’s Ben Meisner. He extended his and the team’s winning streaks to four straight games with a weekend sweep of AHA rival Connecticut last weekend.
He stopped 27-of-30 shots in a 4-3 overtime win Friday and added 41 saves in his first career shutout, a 2-0 win Saturday. Strang has a 4-4-0 record with 3.12 goals-against average and .916 save percentage this season. Those numbers improve to 3-0-0, 1.32 and .967 in conference play.