The 2017 CCWHA D1 Champions are the Miami University Redhawks! This is their 4th straight visit to the championship game and their 3rd win in 4 years. Congratulations Redhawks!


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  • MICHIGAN STATE/GRAND VALLEY– The Lakers traveled to East Lansing on October 1 to play the first league game of the season against the Spartans. The two teams each walked away with a point after a 3-3 tie. Grand Valley’s Megyn Beebe started things off at the 3:51 mark in the first period. Kendra Myers would grab the assist on the first Beebe goal. At 12:59, Allison Stapleton would find Beebe open again for her to put another one in for a 2-0 game. The Spartans had a response this time however, as Maddie Wolsmann found the back of the net to make it 2-1 to end the first period.

Sherine Diffendal would even the score 11:00 minutes into the second with a shot from the blue line on the power play. Alexis Smith with the assist on the power play goal. Grand Valley would come right back as Frankie Wojtylo put one in four minutes later with help from Karyn Schmaltz and Sally Hoerr, also on the power play. Alex Strohm of Michigan State would make it 3-3 with 0:10 left in the second period after a scrum in front of the net. Smith with the assist in the tying goal as well. Taylor Watson was in net for the Lakers, picking up 42 saves on 45 shots on net. Kathryn Hamer was in between the pipes for Michigan State as she made 20 saves on 23 shots on goal.

Third star of the game belongs to GV’s Watson (42/45), second star is awarded to MSU’s Smith (2a), and the game’s first star goes to GV’s Beebe (2g).


(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)

  • MIAMI/MCKENDREE – Mckendree took on the No. 1 ACHA Ranked team Miami in their first ever ACHA games Sept. 30/Oct. 1, where Miami came out with 3-0 and 8-0 wins. In Friday’s 3-0 win for Miami, Jordan Hanson put in the first goal of the game at the 14:25 mark in the second period. Alyssa Visalli grabbed Miami’s second goal with help from Sarah Peterson, and Rachael Booth finished out the scoring, in the third period with an assist, again, from Peterson. Emalee Wills picked up the shutout for the Redhawks, stopping all 16 shots faced. The Redhawks threw 34 shots on the McKendree goaltender.


In the Saturday matchup, the Miami offense took off. Booth would begin the scoring for the night just 1:29 into the first period. Ellen Chiligris and Visalli would grab the assists on Booth’s first goal. At 13:46, still in the first, Booth would grab an unassisted goal to make it 2-0 over McKendree. With three to go in the first period of play, Kaley Mooney found open net to bring the lead to three before the first intermission. Ireland Mooney would get the assist on the third Miami goal. Caroline Noble would open things up to 4-0 at 7:46 into the second, with help from Natalie Hornbuckle. K. Mooney came back again to add her second goal of the night two minutes later after a pass from Kathleen Baldwin. Miami makes it a 6-0 game after Nicole Matthews adds on a goal of her own, from Peterson at the 12:34 mark in the third period. K. Mooney would tally her third goal of the game at 13:29 in the third after passes from I. Mooney and Matthews while on the powerplay. To close out the scoring at eight, Chiligris registered her second point of the night with help from Booth and Hanson. Wills was in net again, this time making 15 saves on 15 shots. Miami put up 43 total shots in the second game.

  • DAVENPORT/MIDLAND – The Davenport Panthers traveled to take on Midland University in their season opener. Davenport would take the first game on Sept. 30, 3-1 while Midland grabbed the second win, 2-0, the next day. In the Panther win, Lexie Boydston grabbed the first goal just 0:37 into the first period after a pass from Megan Martin. The second goal, which came at 8:06 in the first, came again from Boydston. This time Laken Kunz would get the assist on the Boydston goal. At 2-0 going into the second, Midland would make it 2-1 at the 3:31 mark. At 5:50 in the third period, Emily Ellis would grab the third and final goal of the game. Adrienne Porcalla registered the assist on the final Panther goal. Karley Ferguson was in net for Davenport, picking up 13 saves on 14 shots. The DU offense put up 16 shots on the Midland goaltender.

On Saturday, the Panthers couldn’t find the back of the net in response to Midland’s two goals. Ferguson was in net once again, making 19 saves on 21 shots on net. The Panthers threw 51 shots on the Midland net in the second game of the weekend.



  • MICHIGAN STATE/DAVENPORT – The Davenport Panthers had their home opener Friday, Oct. 7, and played host to the Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans started things off early in the first, 3:40 into play to be exact, as Kelsey Jaeckle put one in behind Davenport netminder Karley Ferguson. Jaeckle’s goal had assists from Maddie Wolsmann and Lauren Larson. With the score set at 1-0 going into the second period, Kelsey Cross would find herself with a short-handed goal with an assist from Ashley Astor for Michigan State to go up by two. Cross would grab her second goal of the game just 16 minutes later to close out the second period. Elise Plancon found herself with the fourth Spartan goal after a pass from Allison Lariviere two minutes into the third period. An unassisted goal by Alexis Smith then made it 5-0, Michigan State, while Andrea Uglietta grabbed a blue line goal after a pass from Wolsmann to make it 6-0. Davenport got on the board at 10:22 in the third period thanks to Megan Martin, with an assist from Lexie Boydston. But Michigan State wasn’t finished as Wolsmann (2) and Shelby Weaver each put in another goal before the end of the period. Laken Kunz of the Panthers managed to find open space to make the final score 9-2, Michigan State. Hannah Johnson was in net for the Spartans, grabbing 15 saves on 17 shots. Ferguson saw time in net for Davenport for 37 saves on 43 shots, while Dawn Salo stopped eight of 11 shots faced.


The third star of the weekend was MSU’s Cross (2g), second star goes to DU’s Ferguson (37/43), and first star is awarded to MSU’s Wolsmann (2g,2a).


  • DAVENPORT/MICHIGAN – The Wolverines traveled to take on Davenport Saturday night, as Michigan would come away with a close 3-1 win. Early in the first period, Megan Kerr would put one in from Emily Hotaling, and quickly after would be Morgan Baird with a second Michigan goal. Nardiello with the assist on the second Wolverine goal. After a scoreless second period, Molly Byrum found the first Davenport goal of the game, and the first of her career after a pass from Adrienne Porcalla. But Michigan struck back once more, this time from Ania Dow after passes from Karrie Inman and Jenna Trubiano to finish the game. Bailey Hamill was in net for Michigan, making 19 saves on 20 shots, while Ferguson saw more time in net, stopping 31 of 34 shots faced.


(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)


  • GRAND VALLEY/AQUINAS – The Division-1 and Division-2 leagues crossed for the second time this season, this time with Grand Valley and Aquinas facing off. The Saints began the game with a goal just one minute into play off the stick of Marlow Pentecost. Grand Valley responded in the second period with a goal from Karyn Schmaltz with help from Taylor Lampar and Riley Crook. Shortly after, the Lakers found the back of the net once again, this time on the power play from Sally Hoerr and an assist from Corey Robison. Grand Valley’s Alex Brinkman would put one in to make it 3-1 with help from Robison, again. To end the period, Schmaltz found the back of the net again after help from Crook and Jenalyn Pangborn, 4-1. Allison Stapleton and Lampar would each score to make a 6-1 final over Aquinas. Megyn Beebe with the assist on the final goal. Holly Ensley made 31 saves on 35 shots for the Saints, and Caitlin Miller also made 31 saves on 35 shots for Aquinas. Lauren Allen saw time in net for Grand Valley, making 12 saves on 13 shots faced, while the Laker offense put up a total of 70 shots on the two Aquinas goalies.
  • MIAMI/LINDENWOODBELLEVILLE – The No. 5 ACHA ranked team, Lindenwood-Belleville, took on the No. 1 ACHA ranked team in fierce matchup this past weekend. In Friday’s game, Miami came out on top, 2-1 with the first Redhawk goal coming from Katelyn Augustine. Kaley Mooney and Ireland Mooney would grab the assists on the Augustine goal while on the powerplay. Lindenwood would tie the game after a scoreless second period to even things up at the 2:38 mark in the third period. Seven minutes later Ireland Mooney would grab the game-winning-goal on the powerplay after a pass from Michaela Goguen. Emalee Wills made 37 saves on 38 shots faced, while the Miami forwards fired off 28 shots.

Saturday’s matchup had the Redhawks playing from behind. Lindenwood would grab the first goal within the first five minutes of play, but Augustine answered right back, a powerplay goal. K. Mooney with the assist. LUB came fighting back however, this time with two unanswered goals, one to end the first period and another to begin the second. Sarah Peterson and I. Mooney rose up, however, and made it a 3-3 game with a whole period of hockey to play. Rachael Booth, for the second weekend in a row, would get a game-winning-goal. Izzy Smith, Goguen and K. Mooney (2) would register assists on the last three goals. The Redhawks shot 53 total shots in the second game, while Wills stopped 26 of 29 shots faced.

Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager

Graphic: Maria Barlow

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For their efforts in helping their teams, the Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association (CCWHA) Division-1 Players of the Month for November 2015 are: Grand Valley State freshman forward Tea Greca (Forward of the Month), Miami University senior defenseman Jessica Gould (Defenseman of the Month) and Adrian College sophomore goaltender Alison Dungey (Goalie of the Month).

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MIAMI/ROBERT MORRIS – The Redhawks of Miami took on the Eagles of Robert Morris this past weekend (Nov. 20/21), with the Redhawks escaping with a sweep, 5-1 and 3-1. Rachael Booth (3g), Ellen Chiligris (1g) and Caroline Noble tallied the Miami goals. Alyssa Visalli (1a), Morgan McGrath (1a), Izzy Smith (1a), Katie Augustine (1a) and Jessica Gould (2a) got the helpers. Emalee Wills was in net for Miami, grabbing the win with 20 saves from 21 shots on net. Robert Morris grabbed a single goal in the first game from Makaila Anderson while Kendra Gallaher registered 32 saves from 37 shots on net.

The second game of a 3-1 win saw goals from Noble (1g), Booth (1g-1a), and Augustine (1g-1a). McGrath and Kaley Mooney added the assists to the Miami goals. Anderson snagged the Eagles’ lone goal yet again, with Madison Shultz tallied the assist. Laura Noble made 41 saves in the loss from 44 shots on net.

The third star of the weekend goes to RMU’s Anderson (2g), second star belongs to Miami’s Noble (2g) and first star is the Redhawk’s Booth (4g-1a).

MICHIGAN STATE/DAVENPORT– The Spartans and the Panthers finished their first series of the season on Sunday (Nov. 22), with Michigan State ending things with a win and a sweep, 4-0. The four unanswered goals from the Spartans came from sticks of Oden (2g), Anderson (1g), and Scaturro (1g-1a). Alexis Smith (1a), Plancon (2a), Prisciandaro (2a) and Astor grabbed the apples on the goals. Hannah Johnson was in net for the win, grabbing 27 saves on 27 shots on net, gaining a shutout. Karley Ferguson was in net for Davenport, saving 65 shots out of a total 69.

Third star of the weekend goes to Davenport’s Ferguson (65/69), second star goes to the Spartan’s Johnson (27/27) and first star is MSU’s Oden (2g).


(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)

ADRIAN COLLEGE/LINDENWOOD-BELLEVILLE – Adrian traveled south last weekend to take on LU, and coming home with two wins, 2-1 and 3-1. Pauge Fuoco (1g), Jessica Rushing (1g-1a) grabbed the first game’s goals for the Bulldogs. Nicole Paradis grabbed a single helper in the 2-1 win while Alison Dungey grabbed 19 saves on 20 shots for Adrian.

The 3-1 win saw goals from Summer Frey (1g), Rushing (1g) and Nicole LaFlamme (1g). Alicia Tait (1a), Sabrena Camp (1a) and Kaillie Hardy (1a) tallied assists for Adrian. Dungey was in net again for AC, picking up 31 saves from 32 shots on net.

Third star honors for the weekend for Adrian goes to Frey (1 GWG), second star is Rushing (2g-1a) and first star belongs to Dungey (50/52).

DAVENPORT/LIBERTY – The Panthers had a single exhibition game with Liberty University, and were taken down 8-1. Lexie Boydston grabbed the single goal for Davenport while Dawn Solo grabbed 32 saves from 40 shots on net.

Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager 

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CHICAGO, IL. – The Eagles of Robert Morris University – Chicago host the Redhawks of Miami University in a home-and-home series for RMU. Miami enters the weekend 5-2-1 in CCWHA play, while Robert Morris sits at 0-2 in league play, 6-2-0 overall this season.

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ADRIAN, MI – The Bulldogs of Adrian College and the Redhawks of Miami University knew going into the series this past weekend, that it was going to be two hard fought games, and neither team disappointed the fans. The series ended in a split after Adrian took the first win, 1-0, and Miami fought back to win the second game on Sunday 2-0.

Neither game had high scoring, which you wouldn’t expect since these two teams are powerhouses, but the goalies were the stars this past weekend. Game number one brought about even play as both teams couldn’t find the back of the net through two periods of play. Miami broke the stalemate in the third just about a minute in as Nicole Matthews and Jordan Hanson found Rachael Booth open for the first goal of the game. Kaley Mooney would put up an insurance goal for the Redhawks, 2-0, which is the score that would hold for the rest of the game. Adrian goaltender Alison Dungey was in net and grabbed 11 saves off of 13 shots on net, and Emalee Wills was the Miami goaltender and stopped 17 of 18 shots on goal.

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On Sunday an early goal would lead to a black and gold victory after Jessica Rushing tapped in a goal with assists to Samantha Fortune and Valerie Twigg from Adrian. Alison Dungey stood on her head for the Bulldogs, stopping all 32 shots on goal, while Emalee Wills blocked 17 of 18 shots on net for the Redhawks.

Miami plays their next league game versus University of Michigan on October 23 while Adrian meets up with Davenport on October 29 and 30.


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The seasons have started. Who will upset who in Division-1? Will the playoff champs, Miami University [D1], be champs back-to-back? Will there be upsets? Only the 2015-16 season will tell.


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Four teams, two match-ups…the 2015 – 2016 Division-1 season is underway!

1516_Oct 2 Matchup

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The ACHA preseason rankings were released yesterday. Check out where our Division-1 teams landed on the list!

2015-16 ACHA Pre-Season Rankings

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Hayley Williams (Miami University – D1) made CCWHA and ACHA history when she joined the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL earlier this month. Williams is one of the first club hockey players to ever sign a professional hockey contract. Hayley’s hockey story
is interesting, to say the least and includes a three year gap from the ice. Hayley first joined the CCWHA as a member of the Robert Morris Eagles in 2013. This was her first time in a competitive uniform since leaving Bemjidi State University (NCAA Division 1) in 2010. Williams racked up an impressive 46 points (21 G, 25 A) in just 17 games during the 2013-2014 season leading both the Eagles as well as the entire CCWHA in points per game. While at RMU, she was selected to play in the World University Games for Team USA and was elected as an Assistant Captain. Hayley then went on to join the Miami University Redhawks for the 2014-2015 season and was again selected to serve as an Assistant Captain for Team USA at the World University Games.

On August 7, 2015, Hayley Williams signed with the Buffalo Beauts and will take part in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League. The CCWHA is incredibly proud of Hayley and all of her accomplishments! We will be watching as her career progresses throughout the next several seasons. Good luck Hayley!

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