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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  • 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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It’s Thursday night…and it’s…game day?? We’ll take it! No. 3 [ACHA] Adrian Bulldogs plays host to the No. 8 [ACHA] Michigan Wolverines for Division-1.

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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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Congratulations to the following players who were voted to this years’ All-Season teams! These teams are voted on and selected by the CCWHA coaches and reflect the individuals who have shown consistent excellence on the ice during the 2014-2015 regular season. Congratulations to all!

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The 3rd ACHA Rankings is out and Miami University continues its stronghold on the #1 spot for the 8th straight ranking in a row. The last time a team other than Miami held the 1st place ranking int he ACHA was February of 2013.


7 of 8 CCWHA teams made the top 15 in this ranking period including 3 in the top 8! CCWHA teams are listed below in red. The next (and final) ranking will determine who will attend the ACHA National Championship in York, PA this March!


3rd Ranking – January 18, 2015

  1. Miami University
  2. Liberty University
  3. University of Massachusetts
  4. Adrian College
  5. University of Michigan
  6. Grand Valley State University
  7. University of Rhode Island
  8. Penn State University
  9. Michigan State University
  10. Colorado State University
  11. University of Minnesota
  12. Robert Morris University (IL)
  13. Davenport University
  14. Lindenwood University – Bellville
  15. University of Vermont
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