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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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.

Read more: “Astor, Hamill, and Gargasz With December Stars Of The Month Honors”

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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.

Read more: “RECAP: D1 CCHWA Playoffs”

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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.

Read more: “ATL: Oct 21-28”

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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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MICHIGAN/OHIO STATE – The two rivals went head-to-head in a league series, with Michigan grabbing two wins, 2-0 and 4-0. In Saturday’s 4-0 win, Caroline Hurd, Megan Kerr, Lia Harrington, and Sarah Girard grabbed the goals. The assists came from Morgan Baird, Carolyn Andonian, Clare Mcmanaman, Karrie Inman and Hurd. In net for Ohio State was Emily Ciborek, who made 35 saves on 39 attempts while Bailey Hamill was in net for Michigan stopping 13 of 13 shots on net.

Read more: “ATL 1.27-1.29”

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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.

Read more: “ATL : 1.19 – 1.22”

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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.

Read more: “ATL : 1.13 – 1.15”

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