KALAMAZOO, MI – The Division 1 Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association hosted the 2019 league playoffs from February 22 – February 23. Due to the World University Games, the league invited four teams, instead of six teams, to be in the final four and compete for the Tournament Championship. Those four teams included Miami University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University and Adrian College.
The month of December held many games for the Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association teams. Throughout the month, many players shined bright, but three players stood out the most. These three standout players, from various CCWHA teams, have been named the December 2018 CCWHA Three Stars of the Month.
KALAMAZOO, MI – The 2018 Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association held their annual tournament this past weekend at Wings West Arena, where the Adrian College Bulldogs recorded their first CCWHA Tournament win after defeating Miami University in the championship.
CCWHA D1 NOVEMBER PLAYERS OF THE MONTH – The Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association Division 1 presents the three stars of the month. For November 2017, the third star of the month belongs to Jenna Trubiano of the University of Michigan, second star goes to Brittany Levasseur of Adrian College, and first star of November is awarded to Nicole Paradis of Adrian.
AROUND THE LEAGUE – A recap of the CCWHA in action each week.
AROUND THE LEAGUE– A recap of the CCWHA teams in action in each week.
GRAND VALLEY/ADRIAN (10.21/10.22) – The CCWHA rivals had an important series October 21 and 22, with Adrian coming up with the sweep, tallying wins of 6-3 and 7-1. In the series’ first game, the Lakers started things off with Taylor Lampar putting in the first goal with an assist from Allison Carlson and Brelin Tasker at the 5:00 minute mark into the period. The Bulldogs would tally three unanswered goals to make it 3-1, after Jessie Rushing, Kaillie Hardy and Taylor Murcek found the back of the net. Brittany Levasseur, Madeline Arnold, Nicole Paradis, and Kyleen Wilson with the helpers on the first three AC goals. Rachel Smith began the second period with a Grand Valley goal, 7:08 into play, with Carlson and Lampar adding to their point total with assists. Once again, the Bulldogs put in three unanswered scores, this time from Kirstin LaBelle, Olivia Ziemba and Paradis. The assists came from Kelly-Rae Zdan, Danica Polson, Brooklyn Moore, Jessica Harrison, Murcek and Arnold. LaBelle’s goal coming on the AC power play. Lampar grabbed her second goal of the night, and the final goal of the game at the 11:30 mark in the third after a pass from Corey Robison and Smith while on a power play of their own. Alison Dungey picked up the win for Adrian in net, stopping 19 of 22 shots faced, while at the other end, Lauren Allen stopped 42 of 48 shots on goal.
September 27, 2017 – The Saints of Aquinas look to move from CCWHA Division 2, up to Division 1 after a preliminary 2017-18 season playing against Division 1 opponents. They have joined the ACHA Division 1 league for the 2017-18 season as well.
MIAMI/ROBERT MORRIS – In the first game of the series between the Redhawks and the Eagles, an extra period of play was necessary to determine a winner, with Miami finding the winning goal for a 6-5 win. In the second game of the RMU/Miami series, Miami tallied the second win without needing an overtime period as Miami pulled away with a 9-0 win to complete the sweep. Katie Augustine began the scoring before the two minutes had even been played in the first period with help from Ireland Mooney and Kaley Mooney. Miami would find themselves with two more goals in the first from the sticks of Caroline Noble, I. Mooney and Rachael Booth. The six other Redhawk goals would come from Sarah Peterson, Augustine (2), K. Mooney and Amanda Pugliese. Miami tallied three power play goals (I. Mooney, K. Mooney, Pugliese) against the Eagles and one short-handed goal (Augustine). Emalee Wills was in net for Miami making 13 saves on 13 shots on goal, while Rachel Damrath also saw some time in net and stopped 4 of 4 shots faced. Kendra Gallaher made 17 saves on 21 shots faced for Robert Morris, while Lauren Yomantas stopped 14 of 19 shots on goal for the Eagles.
Third star of the second game goes to MU’s Augustine (3g), second star belongs to K. Mooney (3g, 4a), and first star goes to MU’s Gougen (5a).
AMHERST, MASS. – Grand Valley State University faced off with Liberty University in their first game of the ACHA showcase on Friday, November 4. Grand Valley, who came slid into the No. 5 spot in the last ACHA ranking took down No. 2 Liberty, 4-2.
Kendra Myers registered a hat trick to lead the Lakers to victory for her first hat trick of the season. Megyn Beebe grabbed her ninth goal of the season as she tallied the first GV goal of the game in response to Liberty at the 10:00 mark in the second period.
Lauren Allen earned her second win in 2016, making 59 saves on 61 shots Liberty threw at her. Grand Valley, despite the 4-2 win, was outshot 61-19. The Lakers allowed a single short-handed goal while tallying a power play goal themselves from Myers.
Beebe’s goal had assists from Riley Crook and Myers, while Myers first goal had an assist from Taylor Lampar to get her ninth point this season. Haley Keary grabbed her fifth assist this year on the Myers power play goal, with a second assist from Beebe.
The Lakers (4-4-2) take on No. 3 University of Massachusetts (7-2-1) today at 4:30 for their second showcase game.
Michigan State University, also an attendee of the ACHA showcase, took on the No. 3 ranked University of Massachusetts in their first game of the weekend. The Spartans took down the Minutemen with just two goals to improve to 4-1-1 in ACHA play.
Kelsey Cross snagged both goals, and both on the power play. No scoring in the third period led to Hannah Johnson picking up her first shutout of the season, as she moves to 3-0 between the pipes.
Andrea Uglietta assisted the first Cross goal for her sixth point of the season, while Olivia Lord grabbed the lone assist on the second Cross goal to secure the win. Johnson earned her shutout by stopping 35 shots on goal, while the Spartans threw 32 shots on the UMASS goaltender.
Michigan State looks towards University of Rhode Island for game two of the ACHA showcase, with the puck drop set for 2pm today, in Massachusetts.
The third CCWHA team who ventured to the ACHA showcase is University of Michigan. The Wolverines faced off with No. 10 Rhode Island in game one, with Michigan falling short, 2-1.
Mercedes Reyes tallied her second goal of the season after a scoreless first period to break the goose eggs on the scoreboard. Rhode Island would go on to score two unanswered goals, one to end the second period and the other late in the third period.
Bailey Hamill was in goal for Michigan, moving to 1-5 thus far in ACHA play. The Wolverines play No. 2 Liberty at 7pm for the second time this season, first in the showcase.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager
Graphic: Maria Barlow