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.

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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.

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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.

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MIAMI/OHIO STATE – The 8-2 Redhawks took on Ohio State in one of the final league series of the season. With two wins, 5-2 and 3-2, Miami continues to be tied with Adrian for first place in Division 1. The Buckeyes got out early into a 2-0 lead over the defending National Champions. Molly Arntson and Brittany Brandon with the goals, while Courtney Trudeau tallied the only assist in the game for Ohio State. 8:27 into the second period, the Miami offensive begun. Kathleen Baldwin made it a 2-1 game after passes from Amanda Pugliest and Sarah Peterson. Two minutes, exactly, later, it was a 2-2 tie thanks to Kaley Mooney. Pugliese and Peterson with the assists again. Jordan Hanson got the game-winner and her first of the game to finish out the second period scoring. Pugliese with her third assist on the power play Hanson goal. K. Mooney put her second of the night in at the 5:48 mark in the third before Hanson also tallied her second of the game. Hanson’s second goal also came on the power play, with assists from Izzy Smith and K. Mooney. Rachel Damrath was in net for Miami, making 17 saves on 19 shots faced while Selena Hunter stopped 32 of 37 shots for Ohio State.

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ADRIAN/OHIO STATE – The Bulldogs traveled south for a league series with Ohio State University. Adrian picked up two 6-0 wins for the sweep and to improve to 10-0 in CCWHA play to stay at the top of the standings and 15-2 overall. The Buckeyes sit at 0-10 in CCWHA play and 0-11-1 in total play.

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ROBERT MORRIS/MICHIGAN –  The first league series of the new year had the Eagles hosting the Wolverines, with Michigan coming out on top in both games, 3-2 and 4-1. Friday’s game had Robert Morris with the first goal from Bria Berggren. The lone goal in the first period came after a pass from Allyson Zachwieja. Michigan tied the game with a Carolyn Andonian goal after a pass from Sarah Girard at the 14:36 mark in the second. Makaila Anderson made sure that RMU had the lead going into the second break of the game with two minutes to play in the second. Emily Urban had the assist on the Anderson goal. Ania Dow brought the score to 2-2 two minutes into the final period of play after a Rachel Hysong pass. The game-winning-goal came off the stick of Lia Harrington after help from Madelyn McEachern. In net for Michigan, Bailey Hamill made 22 saves on 24 shots faced while Lauren Yomantas was between the pipes for Robert Morris making 27 saves on 30 shots on goal.

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ILLINOIS/MISSOURI – Fourteen Division-1 Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association players have been invited to attend the Team USA World University Games Training Camp that takes place Dec. 28-30. With the help of this camp, the final roster for the WUG will be determined from the total 27 players invited to the training camp. The 2017 WUG will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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ROBERT MORRIS/OHIO STATE – Robert Morris University traveled to the home of the Buckeyes, Ohio State University for a two-game league series this past weekend. In the first game, RMU tallied the first win of the series started with a Bria Berggren goal after a little help from Rebecca Dilley and Madison Schultz. . The second goal of the game came with three minutes left in the first period from Allyson Zachwieja, unassisted. After a scoreless second period, Emily Urban made it 3-0 after passes from Zachwieja and Katie Merrell. Robert Morris would grab their fourth goal of the game, this time from Dilley before Ohio State would put in their first from Courtney Trudeau. Lauren Yomantas was in net for the Eagles making 12 saves on 13 shots on goal. Selena Hunter had the nod in net for the Buckeyes in the first game making 25 saves from 29 shots on goal.

In Saturday’s game, Robert Morris took home the win, with a 4-0 score. Makaila Anderson started things off with a late first period goal for RMU. Allyson Zachwieja would get credited with the assist on the game-winner. Katie Merrell and Grace Dynek would add two goals on for the Eagles in the second period. The helpers came from Julia Vara and Anderson. Dynek would grab her second of the game late in the third period to finish out the scoring. Assists to Bria Berggren and Andrea Phaviseth. Lauren Yomantas was in net for Robert Morris, grabbing the shutout with 12 saves. Emily Ciborek made 59 saves on 63 shots faced for Ohio State in game two.

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

GRAND VALLEY/MCKENDREE – The Lakers took on a non-league exhibition series with McKendree University, with the two each walking away with a win. Friday’s game was GV’s win, 3-2. Megyn Beebe started things off mid-way through the first period after help from line mate Kendra Myers . Then defenseman Brelin Tasker would grab a late second period goal to go up by two. McKendree found their answer first answer within the first five minutes of the third period for a one goal game. Myers notched the lead back to two with a goal of her own at the ten minute mark, 3-1. McKendree would find one more goal, but would not be enough to take down the Lakers. Taylor Watson was in net making 17 saves on 19 shots on goal while Grand Valley would put up 28 shots on McKendree.

Saturday’s game was a different story, as the two ranked teams played to a scoreless first period. Early in the second, the McKendree offense found their groove as they found open net twice in a row, once on the power play for a 2-0 lead over the Lakers. To make matters worse, a third goal was put in behind GV goaltender Lauren Allen to start the third before Haley Keary made it 3-1. Kendra Myers and Alex Brinkman would tally the assists on the lone Grand Valley goal. Allen racked up 17 saves on 20 shots on goal, while the Laker offense fired off 43 shots on goal.

DAVENPORT/LIBERTY – The Liberty Flames traveled to Michigan for three games, beginning with a single-game series with Davenport. The Panthers picked up the first goal of the game just thirty seconds into play after a pass from Patsy Howe to Emily Ellis. Liberty would only find themselves with a single goal as well after 20 minutes of play. However, the Flames offense took off beginning in the second period, as they would find seven more goals before the end of the third. Three second period goals, four third period goals would make for an 8-1 win for Liberty. Davenport allowed four power play goals as Karley Ferguson make 66 saves on 74 shots on goal. The Panthers put up 17 shots on the LU goaltender.

MIAMI/MINNESOTA – The Gophers visited Ohio, for a two-game exhibition series with the Redhawks. Kaley Mooney put in the first goal of the game to put Miami up by one after a 0-0 first period. Minnesota would also get a goal in the second, but late, and from former Redhawk Becca Senden on the power play. After another scoreless period, the two teams would head to over time where no goals were found yet again. Emalee Wills picked up the tie in net for Miami making 22 saves on 23 shots faced, while the Redhawk offense put up 32 shots on goal.

In Saturday’s game, Mooney would tally the first goal again, this time from Sarah Peterson. Minnesota would grab their only two goals of the game, back-to-back, to take the lead 2-1 going into the second period. Izzy Smith and Mooney would each grab a goal to go up 3-2 after a hard fought second period. Jordan Hanson assisted the Smith power play goal, while Amanda Pugliese grabbed the assist on the third Redhawk goal. Mooney would complete her hat trick to start the third period after passes from Ireland Mooney and Nicole Matthews on the power play. Pugliese would make it 5-2 as I. Mooney would tally her second assist of the night, Smith with the secondary assist. The sixth and final goal would be put in by I. Mooney after a sauce from Katie Augustine. Wills grabbed the win for Miami with 23 saves on 25 shots on goal. The Redhawks would put up 44 shots on the Gopher goaltender.

ADRIAN/LIBERTY – Liberty continued their Michigan traveling as they would finish the weekend with a two-game exhibition series with Adrian College. Sam Fortune put in Adrian’s only goal of the game before Liberty found the back of the on the power play to tie the game. Over time would be needed, where Liberty would find another power play to tally the win. Dana Columbu was in net stopping 34 of 36 shots on goal, while the Bulldog offense threw 30 shots on the Flames goaltender.

In Saturday’s matchup, Liberty would take the 2-0 win with one goal in the first and another in the second. Alison Dungey was in net this time for the Bulldogs, stopping 18 of 20 shots faced. The Bulldogs fired off 33 shots in the LU defensive zone.

DAVENPORT/MCKENDREE – McKendree finished their three game weekend with a single game against Davenport. The Panthers tallied the loss, 2-0, after two second period goals. Karley Ferguson made 33 saves in net on 35 shots on goal, allowing one power play goal. The Panthers fired 17 shots on goal at McKendree.

Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager

Graphic: Maria Barlow

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