UNITED STATES –  The USA Hockey organization has selected the members that will make up the 2019 World University Team that will compete at the World University Games this March in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Out of the 22-woman roster, eleven of the skaters hail from Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association teams.

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ATL 1.11 – 1.13

January 11, 2019

Robert Morris University @ Grand Valley State University 9:30pm

It was a tight game on Friday night when RMU traveled to GVSU for a late-night battle. The game started out strong when GVSU’s Carlson scored an unassisted powerplay goal just under 4 minutes into the game. The score would not remain that way for long, though as RMU’s Cardew buried one from teammate Urban just over 3 minutes later. The rest of the first period remained quite except for the RMU penalty at 16:30 for having too many. RMU fought off the GVSU powerplay and ended the period strong.

Period 2 seemed to be all Grand Valley’s from the beginning when Keary scored another powerplay goal with help from Denton just over 30 seconds in. Besides the penalties that plagued both sides, there scoreboard remained the same until Lampar netted yet another powerplay goal with assists from Smith and Carlson at 14:51. The period would end with GVSU leading 3-1.

The 3rd period was a bit of a slowdown for the home team. RMU managed to score a goal about half way through the period to put GVSU back on their toes. The goal was scored by Donchez with an assist from Anderson. Although RMU fought back until the final buzzer, GVSU was able to hold on to their lead of 3-2. The final shots were: RMU 22, GVSU 18.

January 12, 2019

Robert Morris University @ Grand Valley State University 4:30pm

The back and forth game between these two opponents just the day before would prove not to rollover to the Saturday competition when GVSU walked away with a commanding win of 7-1. The final score however did not reflect the first period at least. Only 9 second into the game, RMU’s Donchez slipped one past the goaltender with an assist from Anderson. This would prove to be the first and last goal RMU would score tonight. It took less than 5 minutes more for GVSU to strike back when Carlson scored with a helper from Stapleton. 3 minutes after, Cirino added to the GVSU lead with assists from Carlson and Keary to end the first period with a 3-1 lead.

The 2nd period is when the game started to open for the home team. 13 seconds in, GVSU’s Lampar scored with help from Smith. 2 More goals came in the second period from Smith and Stapleton with assists from Carlson on the first, and Carlson and Tasker on the second. The second period would end in a 5-1 lead for Grand Valley.

In the final period, Grand Valley continued to add to the ever-rising score. Goals from Peterson and Carlson (Lampar, Smith) added to the total. The final scored ended at GVSU 7, RMU 1. The shot count however would paint a very different story. GVSU threw 26 shots at RMU’s Yomantas and Scislowicz, but RMU also had a high SOG stat with 24 shots on GVSU goalies Allen and Lang who both played outstanding and kept the puck out of the net for the most part.

University of Michigan @ Davenport University 3:30pm

UofM faced off against DU at their own Patterson Ice Center on Saturday afternoon. The game started out as a strong battle between the two teams until the first goal was scored by UofM’s Hewitt with a helper from teammate Mccann. Only a few minutes later, DU’s Forrest would tie up the score at 1s with an assist from Mulligan. The first period would end with a tied score at 1.

The 2nd period was another tough battle with both teams fending each other off until the very last second (literally 19:59) UofM’s Lundberg scored a powerplay goal with an assist from Shorkey. The period ended with UofM leading at 2-1.

In the 3rd period, UofM solidified their win with another goal from Harrington with helpers from Hewitt and McManaman about 8 minutes in. The 3-1 score would remain true for to the end of the game allowing UofM to arrive back in Ann Arbor with a win. Shots on goal were high in the game, UofM had 33 while Davenport University had slightly more at 36.

January 13, 2019

Davenport University @ University of Michigan 7:30pm

University of Michigan welcomed Davenport University into their home rink on Sunday as the roles were reversed just the day before. The whole game was a back on forth battle, however UofM were the only team who managed to get up on the scoreboard.

The first period was all back and forth with nothing to show for it for either team. Once the 2nd period rolled around, UofM was able to strike for the first time this game with an unassisted goal from Lundberg just a couple minutes in. Again, the rest of the period was a battle with nothing more than a 1 goal lead for UofM to show for it.

The 3rd period is when the scoring started to open for the home team. Mccann scored a goal with help from Kerr 4 minutes into the period to make the score 2-0. The next two goals came a little later in the period and were netted by Hewitt and Baird (Lundberg). These goals would finalize the score at 4-0 in favor of the University of Michigan.

Although the scored was slightly lob-sided, the shots-on-goal count was surprisingly similar for both teams. UofM had 29 shots on goal white Davenport University threw 30 shots at goaltender Hamill with no luck. Congrats are in order to Hamill for the shutout and a game well played.

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ATL : 1.11 – 1.13 – A recap of CCWHA play during the weekend.

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ATL 12.15-12.16


December 15, 2018


Davenport University took on Robert Morris University at home on Friday. It was a high scoring game with lots of excitement for both ends of the rink. The game stated off strong when RMU’s Donchez (Schultz) scored the game opener just over 30-seconds into the 1st. RMU held the lead for about 6 minutes until Davenport’s Ellis netted one from Piowman tying the game at 1. Davenport struck again to take the lead when Pippin scored with assists from Ballestero and Forrest. This goal would prove to be the last scored in the 1st period. The 2nd period Started off with a bang as well when RMU tied the game once again with another goal from Donachez (Anderson). Just over a minute later, RMU took the lead for the first time when Schultz scored an unassisted goal. The scoring remained quiet for what seemed like forever until 13:44 into the period when RMU scored again with another unassisted goal from Urban. Not long after, Sherman added another goal to the total making the score 5-2 to end the period. Donchez scored her hat-trick (unassisted) half-way through the 3rd period to take the commanding lead of 6-2 for her RMU teammates. A few minutes later Davenport seemed to catch a spark when Ballestero scored with helpers from Ellis and Kunz to cut down the RMU lead to just 3. However, RMU wasn’t having it when Donchez (Schultz, Anderson) scored her fourth of the game less than a minute later to maintain their 4-goal lead. Another goal was netted by RMU’s Urban (Arias) less than a minute later to make the score 8-3 with just over 5 minutes left in the game. Davenport never lost hope as proof when Forrest scored an unassisted goal in attempt to cut the lead down. However, the effort wasn’t enough when the final goal of the game was scored by RMU’s Sherman (Cardew, Arias) to finalize the score of 9-4 in favor of the Eagles.


December 16, 2018


Sunday’s game showed two completely different hockey teams and a radically different outcome. The scoring started at 7:34 into the game with a goal from Davenport’s Rudberg (Dubuc, Mulligan) initiated the change of the scoreboard. RMU failed to answer back, but at 15:43 Davenport struck again to make the score 2-0 when Forrest scored with help from Ellis and Mulligan. These 2 points would be all that was scored for the first period. The 2nd period was a slow one as well with only 1-point scored. The point came again from the home team to take the lead to 3. The goal was scored by Ballestero, unassisted. The 3rd period started slow again, with scoring not starting until half way through the period. At 10:59, RMU’s Nurse (Donchez) scored to open up the scorebooks for her team. 5 minutes later Schultz scored with the assist from St. Jean to bring the score to a manageable 3-2 in favor of Davenport. That score remained intact for less than 30 seconds before Davenport put the nail in the coffin with a goal from Dubuc and a helper from Pippin. Davenport’s net-minder Gaynor stood on her head with 34 saves to allow her team to win the game despite having only put 21 shots on the RMU goaltenders. Final score, RMU 2, Davenport 4.

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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.

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The month of November 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 November 2018 CCWHA Three Stars of the Month.

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December 7, 2018

GVSU @ Adrian

Grand Valley State University faced off against Adrian College at Arrington Arena in Adrian on Friday with a favorable outcome for the home team. The game started out strong for the Bulldogs as they scored the first 4 goals of the game, all in the first period. The first point game less than a minute in to the match when Levasseur scored with an assist from teammate Paradis. The remaining 3 points came spread throughout the 1st with goals from Fortune (Levasseur, Murcek), Coleman (Murcek), and Ziemba (Wilson). The 1st period ended with no answer from GVSU, leaving the scored at 4-0 in favor of the home team. The start of the 2nd period seemed promising for GVSU as they came out of the gates hungry. Cirino scored an unassisted goal for GVSU less than 4 minutes into the middle period. Just as GVSU seemed to be pulling themselves together to start coming back, Adrian’s Wilson netted one with helpers from Levasseur and Candido to take back their 4-goal lead. Before the period ended, Adrian scored again with an unassisted point from LaBelle and GVSU’s Beebe scored with an assist from Carlson leaving the 2nd period with a score of 2-6. This would prove to be the final score of the game and neither team was able to add to the scoreboard. The Third period ended with no goals or penalties. Final score Adrian 6, GVSU 2.


Davenport @ Miami

In a game late Friday night, Davenport University Traveled to Goggin Ice Arena to face off against home team Miami University. The game started off slow as the first goal wasn’t scored until over half-way into the 1st period. The goal was scored by Davenport’s Mulligan with help from Williams. The 1st period would end with a score of 1-0 in favor of Davenport. The game started to open up in the 2nd period when Miami University started putting the puck in the net. 2 goals were scored by Miami from Gargasz (Crandall, Peterson) and Pugliese (Sloan). The 2nd period ended with a score of 3-1 in favor of the home team. The third period is when Miami started to really pull away from Davenport. 3 more goals were scored by Miami, Pugliese (Meola), Gargasz (Vanroboys), and Vanroboys (Gargasz). The shots at the end of the game reflected the outcome well with Miami having 41 SOG and Davenport with 13 SOG. Final score Miami 5, Davenport 1.


December 8, 2018

Davenport @ Miami

The second game in this weekend double-header ended again with Miami in the win column. The win was a convincing one that gave goaltender Crosley a well-deserved shut-out. Davenport University managed to fend off Miami until about half-way into the 1st period when they scored 2 back-to-back goals by Crandall (unassisted) and Gargasz (Vanroboys). These 2 quick goals would be all that was scored in the first period for either team. The 2nd period proved to be more of the same story as Miami continued to rack up the points. Sciales scored 2 goals within 30 seconds of each other to make the score 4-0 (with helpers from Gargasz, Peterson and Vanroboys). Pugliese buried another point 6 minutes later with assists from Edmondson and Crandall. A few minutes after Pugliese’s goal, Sloan scored (Von Aulock) to end the period with a score of 6-0. The 3rd period is when the scoring started to cool off. The only goal scored in the period was from Vanroboys (Clingel, Crandall) 4 minutes in. The shots on goal were very similar to the day prior, Miami had 40 SOG and Davenport had 10 SOG. The final score was Miami 7, Davenport 0.


Aquinas @ MSU

The mid-day match at Munn Ice Arena started off fast with a 1st period containing 3 quick goals. First point came from MSU’s Anderson (Nantais) 3:30 into the game. The opening goal was answered almost immediately with Aquinas’ Reese scoring with a little help from Piotrowski just 30 seconds later. Aquinas struck again 4 ½ minutes later with a point from Fournier from Reese. The 1st period would end 2-1 in favor of Aquinas. The second period came and went without anything to show for it from either side. When the 3rd period rolled around, MSU was ready to take the game by the horns. They hit the ice running and scored a goal 3:26 minutes in from Lutz (Anderson). Lutz netted another point minutes later with help from Astor to take the lead. With the score remaining 3-2 until less than 5 minutes left in the game, MSU was able to open the floodgates and score an additional 3 goals before the final buzzer. Points were awarded to Nantais (Rajagopal, Uglletta), Lutz (Astor) and Lariviere (Schroeder). Shots on goal at the end of the game tallied 68-24 in favor of MSU. With a notable performance from Lutz and her hattrick, the final score was MSU 6, Aquinas 2.


Adrian @ GVSU

Adrian goaltender Colombo showed up to play on Saturday as she walked away with a shutout allowing her team to scored 3 un-attested goals and take away the win. The game was a tight one, despite the score. The shots on goal ended at a close Adrian 25, GVSU 20. The scoring from Adrian was spread out equally amongst the periods as well. The first period goal was scored by Pollari with help from friends Ziemba and Robinson at 8:48. The second goal came in the 2nd period when Ziemba added to her point count with an unassisted goal with a little less than 5 minutes left in the period. The 3rd period was also a late goal when Levasseur scored with helpers from Candido and Paradis. In a game plagued with 12 penalties, Adrian walked away with the win. The final score was Adrian 3, GVSU 0.

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ATL 11.30 – 12.2 : A recap of CCWHA play during the weekend.

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League game re-cap

Nov. 30

MSU @ Aquinas

The Spartans took on Aquinas College on Friday, November 30th to round out the month with a bang. Although MSU took away the win with a convincing 6-2 victory out-shoot their opponent 63-14, the whole game was a battle with scoring scattered throughout. Just over 7 minutes in to the start of the game the first goal was scored by Michigan State’s Diffendal with help from Wolsmann and Graham. Aquinas answered that goal about 5 minutes later when Piotrowski netted one with assists from Bartels and Feddema. The game was tied slightly more than 2 minutes when MSU clapped back with another point from Graham, assists from Krumm and Jaeckle. At the end of the first period the score was MSU 2, Aquinas 1. The scoring starting up again quarter way through the 2nd period with another goal from Aquinas’ Piotrowski (un-assisted). 3 minutes later, MSU’s Wolsmann broke the tie with an un-assisted goal of her own. Thelast goal of the period would come just shy of the 16-minute mark when MSU’sSchroeder buried one with a little help from friends Jaeckle and Rowe. The 3rd period started off as anyone’s game with MSU leading by one goal, however Nantais struck quick with help from Rowe to start to pull away from Aquinas. The final goal of the game would be made by Krumm with an assist from Jaeckle who had a notable 3-point game. Final score, MSU 6 Aquinas 2.

Dec. 1

Miami @ MSU

On a nail-biting game of hockey, Miami University faced Michigan State University at Munn Ice Arena Saturday night. The scoring opened up half-way through the first period when Michigan State’s Astor laid on in from Anderson. The rest of the first period remained scoreless. The 2nd period proved to be the exciting one with a 4 of the 7-goal coming within its time slot. Lutz from Anderson increased the MSU lead to two until Gargasz answered back with an un-assisted goal of her own making the score 2-1. Miami made the next move as well when Edmondson scored with a helper from Gargasz to tie the game up at 2. Closing out the period with a minute and a half left, Miami’s Sloan scored on more to add to the board before intermission with assists from Pugliese and Edmondson. The third period began with a quick return of fire from MSU, and a game-tying goal from Lutz (Astor). A Few minutes later Miami scored again when Gargasz buried a goal from Vanroboys and Russell. The rest of the game remained scoreless with a final score of Miami 4, MSU 3.

UofM @ Adrian

The Wolverines and the Bulldogs had a hard-fought battle Saturday night at Arrington Ice Arena with Adrian edging out UofM with an early goal. The single goal this game came from Pollari, unassisted with 5 minutes left in the first period. Adrian outshot UofM 42-13 but couldn’t manage to bury any more goals leaving the final score Adrian 1, UofM 0.

Dec. 2

Miami @ MSU

After coming off of a disappointing defeat the day before,Michigan State showed up to round 2 against Miami University with the edge theyneeded to walk away with the win. The first goal of the game was scored 16minutes in to the 1st period by Miami when Crandall scored with anassist from teammate Vanroboys. Although the rest of the 1st periodremained scoreless, MSU jumped out of the gate for the 2nd period witha goal 30-seconds in from Gargasz. The game remained tied until late in the 2ndwhen MSU’s Jaeckle scored with assists from Wolsmann and Graham to end theperiod with MSU leading 2-1. Graham (Jaeckle, Wolsman) also scored before thebuzzer rang to end regulation time in a 2-2 tie. OT only lasted less than 2minutes when MSU scored with a goal from Graham from Anderson to take the W.Final shots were Miami 25, MSU 36. MSU’s Graham also walked away with a 3-pointnight. Final score Miami 2, MSU 3.

Adrian @ UofM

Tonight’s game viewed a little different than the gameplayed by these two teams yesterday. Adrian College proved they were the betterteam outshooting UofM 44 to 11. The final score ended up 3-0 in favor of Adrianwith goals from Levasseur (Bosher/Paradis), Murcek (Coleman/Levasseur) andZiemba (Williams/Pollari). The first goal came early in the first period whilethe remaining two didn’t reach the scoreboard until the 3rd. Final score Adrian 3, UofM 0.

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ATL : 11.9 – 11.11– A recap of CCWHA play during the weekend.

MICHIGAN STATE/DAVENPORT – The puck dropped between the #4 Spartans and the #13 Panthers twice this past weekend with MSU coming out on top for both contests. On Friday the 9th, MSU took the win from Davenport in Grand Rapids. The final score for this meeting was 7-0. This was the first home game of the season for Davenport, and the enthusiastic crowd was there to support. Both teams came out of the gate with intensity, however, MSU was able to put up the first and only point of the 1st period on the board when Kelsey Jaeckle snuck one past Panther goalie Julia Gaynor. The 2nd period began to open the game up when Amelia Schroeder scored her first goal of the season to give MSU a 2-0 lead. Gaynor continued to make great saves but was bombarded by the MSU offense which eventually led to three more 2nd period goals fromAllison Lariviere, Gabriela Rowe, and Katie Krumm. These goals ended the 2nd period with a 5-goal lead for MSU. As the 3rd period came around, Davenport was looking to start climbing back with 3 power play opportunities with lots of chances on Spartan goaltender Kathryn Hamer, however, MSU seemed to be the better team that night and netted another 2 goals to round out the night. Those two points were collected by Jaeckle and Kendal Anderson. The final shots were MSU: 34 DU: 24.

On Sunday, November 11th, MSU faced off against Davenport University again, but time in East Lansing. The final score of this match was 15-3, in Michigan State’s favor. The Spartans came out of the gates flying as the first goal was scored early by Priyanya Rajagopal. Davenport was not going to let MSU control the lead too long as Morgan Pippin scored her first collegiate goal to tie the game at 1. The rest of the period was all MSU. Goals were scored by Morgan Graham, Julia Lutz, Kendal Anderson, Katie Krumm and Ava Gawley to extend the Spartan lead and end the 1st period with a score of 6-1. Courtney Mulligan opened the 2nd period with a goal for Davenport in an effort to knock down the lead that MSU had built in the first. The goal from DU proved not to be enough when MSU answered back with another 7 goals, majority of which came from the Lutz-Jaeckle offensive attack.The 3rd period seemed to be more subdued with a goal from each side.

DAVENPORT/ADRIAN– Davenport took on the Adrian Bulldogs on Saturday the 10thwith a final outcome of 11-0 in favor of the Bulldogs. The bulldogs came into the game with the #1 seed and left Grand Rapids with their same standing in hand.The first period was very one-sided with Adrian pinning Davenport into their own end and giving Panther goalie Gaynor a workout. After a half period of pressure,Adrian finally put a point on the board by the hands of Brooklynn Moore. Kirstin LaBelle shortly added to the lead with her own goal after burying a turnover in front of the Davenport net. The 1st period was closed with a goal from Adrian’s Taylor Murcek, bringing the lead to 3. The 2nd period was a continuation of the Adrian Bulldogs putting pressure on the Davenport Panthers. Samantha Fortune scored back-to-back goals for Adrian followed shortly after by another goal from Olivia Pollari. Gaynor was able to fend of fthe bulldogs for a while until Erika McDonald was able to sneak one past her, scoring the last goal of the period. The 3rd period looked promising when the Davenport offense started to take it to Adrian by catching them on their heels.Ultimately Adrian was able to score another 4 unanswered goals to end the game with an 11-0 win.

UM/AQUINAS– This weekend was a double header for the two teams as they each had one contest at home. Even though, the final score of both games ended the same. The first game at Aquinas on the 9th Began with 2 goals in the 1st period by Mackenzie Hewitt and Madelyn McEachern. The second period also proved to be too much for Aquinas when the Wolverines added another three unanswered goals from Taylor Lunberg, Hewitt and another from Lunberg. The third period proved to be more of the same story for the first half of it when Lia Harrington added to the score to make it 5-0. Aquinas finally answered back with a point from Izzy Piotrowski around the mid-marker of the period. Unfortunately, the Aquinas goal was not enough to get anything moving for them offensively and Mary Reiber negated their goal thirty seconds later to end the scoring for the game.

The second game of the weekend, although the same score, showed an eager Aquinas squad. Michigan’s Bruin made the first move with a goal 8 minutes in, but Aquinas answered back only half -a-minute later with one of their own from Bartels. The score remained equal for a while, until Michigan scored with less than a minute left in the period from Levenson to take the lead into the intermission. The 2nd and 3rd period looked like more of the first game with the addition of five Michigan goals to the board from Bruin, Lundberg (2), Andonian, and Shorkey making the final score 7-1 once again.

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

GRAND VALLEY/GRAND CANYON – The Lakers took on non-league member, Grand Canyon University on both Friday and Saturday, with Grand Valley tallying both wins with scores of 10-0 and 10-1. Morgan Lang earned the shutout on Friday in the 10-0 game stopping all ten shots faced. The Laker goal were tallied by Katie Gialloreti (1g), Sally Hoerr (1g), Marissa Cirino (1g), Rachael Smith (1g, 2a), Kathryn Tauer (1g), Megyn Beebe (2g), Allison Carlson (1g, 2a), Taylor Lampar and Briana Weglarz (1g). The apples were credited to Haley Keary (1a), Alex Brinkman (1a), Allison Stapleton (2a), and Alexis Peterson (2a).

In game two the Lakers tallied another ten goals, this time from Brelin Tasker (1g), Sammy Williams (1g), Amanda Rachke (1g, 1a), Carlson (3g, 2a), and Brinkman (3g), Smith (1g, 1a). Then ten goals had helpers from Hoerr (1a), Cirino (1a), Lampar (4a), and Stapleton (1a). Emma Hembrough was in net for game two, stopping 14 of 15 shots on net.

GRAND VALLEY/MIDLAND – Grand Valley would also have a two game series with Midland University, which resulted in their first loss of the weekend. Lang was in net once again, this time picking up 23 saves on 25 shots faced. Monika Reaume would grab Grand Valley’s only goal of the game after a pass from Smith.

ROBERT MORRIS/MCKENDREE – The Eagles played host to a number of teams for a showcase last weekend, where the Eagles took on their first opponent of the weekend, the Bearcats of McKendree. Lauren Yomantas would stop 20 of 23 shots, but the Eagles could only find a single goal compared to McKendree’s three. Morgan Donchez tallied the RMU goal with help from Emily Urban and Makaila Anderson.

ROBERT MORRIS/LINDENWOOD – In their second showcase game, Robert Morris took on top ten team, Lindenwood University. The Lynx came out on top with a shutout victory, 4-0. Annette Scislowicz was in net for Robert Morris making 25 saves on 29 shots on goal.

ROBERT MORRIS/MASSACHUSETTS – In their final showcase game of the weekend, the Eagles went up against the University of Massachusetts. Robert Morris would snag a goal in this contest from Makaila Anderson, but UMass would find four goals for the win. Madison Schultz had the lone assist, while Yomantas made 24 saves on 28 shots in net.


Author: Hailee Craig, Communications Intern

Edited by: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager

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