2006–07 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey season

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2006–07 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey season
CHA Regular season champions
CHA Playoff champions
NCAA Women's Ice Hockey championship, Lost Quarterfinals
Conference CHA
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine TBD
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports TBD
Record
Overall 33-2-3
Home 19-1-2
Road 14-1-1
Neutral 0-0
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Michael Sisti

The 2006–07 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey team represented Mercyhurst College in the 2006–07 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Lakers were coached by Michael Sisti and went 11-0-1 in their conference. Mercyhurst had the second-best scoring defense in Division I in 2006-2007. It would be the rookie season of Meghan Agosta. She was the first freshman ever to be in the Final 3 for the Patty Kazmaier Award. No other freshman had made it that far in voting.[1]

Regular season[edit]

The Lakers made local, regional and national headlines (features in the USA Today and New York Times). In late November, the Lakers were ranked #1 and stayed there for 11 consecutive weeks. In addition, the Lakers accumulated a 24 game unbeaten streak to finish the season (twenty two wins and two losses).

Highlights[edit]

  • October 1: In a game against the Maine Black Bears women's ice hockey program, Valerie Chouinard accumulated five points. In that same game, Julia Colizza accumulated four points.
  • October 13: Laura Hosier got her first career assist in 5-2 win over the Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program
  • October 21: Against the Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey program, Stephanie Bourbeau scored a hat trick.
  • October 28: Against the Providence Friars women's ice hockey program, Jill Nugent scored her only goal of the season. The Lakers prevailed 4-3. Danielle Ayearst scored the unassisted game-winning goal.[2]
  • November 17: Laura Hosier had a season best 31 saves in 4-2 victory over the St. Lawrence Skating Saints women's ice hockey program
  • January 12: Valerie Chouinard registered a hat trick against CHA rival Wayne State. In that same game, Julia Colizza registered four points versus Wayne State.
  • February 3: Against CHA rival Niagara, Valerie Chouinard had a five point game
  • February 9: In a game against CHA opponent Robert Morris, Stephanie Jones had a multiple-goal game

Players[edit]

  • Stephanie Bourbeau appeared in all 37 games. Statistically, Bourbeau’s 5 game-winning goals were tied for 13th nationally. Her 8 power play goals were tied for 17th. Bourbeau finished the season tied for first all-time in Lakers career points with 130 and finished first in career goals with 67 (both marks since broken). In the CHA, she tied for first in shorthanded goals, and tied for 2nd in game-winning goals. In addition, she was 3d in the CHA in points, tied for 3rd in power play goals, 4th in assists, and tied for 4th in goals.[3]
  • Laura Hosier appeared in 32 games and managed seven shutouts. Hosier’s 27 wins set a new one-season mark for her career. Nationally, Laura Hosier ranked 2nd in winning percentage (.903), 4th in goals-against-average (1.52), and 10th in save percentage (.921). After losing to the St. Lawrence Saints on November 18, Hosier went 17-1-2 the rest of the season. Her conference record was 8-0-1.[4]
  • Jackie Jarrell rejoined the team after a year and-a-half absence due to injury. She played in 31 games, and other than goaltender Laura Hosier, had fewest penalties on team (2 for 4).[5]
  • Stephanie Jones played in 35 games and tied for 20th nationally by scoring four game-winning goals. In the CHA, she ranked 8th in points, while tying for fourth in goals, and tying for ninth in assists.[6]

Standings[edit]

Roster[edit]

Number Name Height Position Shoots Class
1 Nicole Nelson 5-8 G L Jr.
2 Kristen Erickson 5-4 F L JR
5 Danielle Ayearst 5-5 D L JR
6 Johanna Malmstrom 5-8 D L Fr
7 Natalie Payne 5-2 D L So
9 Jackie Jarrell 5-5 F L JR
16 Hayley McMeekin 5-5 F L So
18 Valerie Chouinard 5-5 F R So
20 Sherilyn Fraser 5-5 F L JR
27 Stephanie Jones 5-4 F R Jr
29 Laura Hosier 5-7 G L JR
35 Courtney Drennen 5-7 G L So
87 Meghan Agosta 5-6 F L Fr

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Score
9/30/2006 Maine Orono, Maine 5-2
10/1/2006 Maine Orono, Maine 8-1
10/13/2006 CLARKSON Erie, Pa. 5-2
10/14/2006 CLARKSON Erie, Pa. 3-3 (OT)
10/21/2006 DARTMOUTH Erie, Pa. 5-3
10/22/2006 DARTMOUTH Erie, Pa. 1-0
10/28/2006 PROVIDENCE Erie, Pa. 4-3
10/29/2006 PROVIDENCE Erie, Pa. 3-0
11/3/2006 COLGATE Hamilton, N.Y. 4-2
11/4/2006 COLGATE Hamilton, N.Y. 3-1
11/17/2006 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. 4-2
11/18/2006 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. 2-3
11/24/2006 Boston College Durham, N.H. 4-0
11/25/2006 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. 2-1
12/1/2006 PRINCETON Erie, Pa. 6-1
12/2/2006 PRINCETON Erie, Pa. 1-0 (OT)
12/9/2006 Robert Morris Moon Township, Pa. 3-0
12/10/2006 Robert Morris Moon Township, Pa. 5-0
1/5/2007 CORNELL Erie, Pa. 2-1
1/6/2007 CORNELL Erie, Pa. 6-2
1/12/2007 WAYNE STATE Detroit, Mich. 8-0
1/13/2007 WAYNE STATE Detroit, Mich. 7-5
1/19/2007 Connecticut Erie, Pa. 3-3
1/20/2007 Connecticut Erie, Pa. 5-0
1/26/2007 YALE New Haven, Conn. 5-4
1/27/2007 QUINNIPIAC Hamden, Conn. 3-0
2/2/2007 NIAGARA Erie, Pa. 3-1
2/3/2007 NIAGARA Erie, Pa. 7-2
2/9/2007 Robert Morris Erie, Pa. 7-0
2/10/2007 Robert Morris Erie, Pa. 6-0
2/16/2007 WAYNE STATE Erie, Pa. 3-1
2/17/2007 WAYNE STATE Erie, Pa. 4-2
2/23/2007 NIAGARA Niagara University, N.Y. 2-1
2/24/2007 NIAGARA Niagara University, N.Y. 3-3 (OT)
3/2/2007 Robert Morris Moon Township, Pa. 5-2
3/3/2007 WAYNE STATE Moon Township, Pa. 4-1
3/9/2007 Minnesota-Duluth Erie, Pa. 2-3 (OT)

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Player stats[edit]

Player GP Goals Assists Points Shots +/- PIM
Meghan Agosta 35 38 36 74 260 35 26
Valerie Chouinard 35 28 26 54 208 31 24
Julia Colizza 37 13 35 48 123 24 44
Stefanie Bourbeau 37 20 25 45 139 30 60
Stephanie Jones 35 16 19 35 106 19 32
Natalie Payne 37 4 23 27 73 21 38
Ashley Pendleton 37 6 16 22 119 23 66
Angelica Lorsell 37 7 12 19 53 8 34
Melissa Dianoski 18 10 16
Danielle Ayearst 37 20 44
Jackie Jarrell 32 3 6 9 5 4
Jill Nugent 37 26 46
Kristen Erickson 36 7 22
Michelle Bonello 35 25 26
Lesley McArthur 36 3 8
Sherilyn Fraser 35 3 42
Alexandra Hoffmeyer 27 1 16
Laura Mosier 32 0 4
Katarina Soikkanen 28
Sarah Kurth 24
Johanna Malmstrom 28 0 0 0 7 5 10

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Goaltenders[edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Goals Against Wins Losses Ties Shutouts Save % Goals Against Average
Courtney Drennen 7 267:09 8 5 0 1 2 .892 1.31
Laura Mosier 32 1856:51 47 27 2 2 7 .921 1.52
Nicole Nelson 1 20:00 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

Notable players[edit]

  • In addition to playing for the Lakers, Meghan Agosta was a member of Canada’s Under-22 Team at the 2007 European Air Canada Cup. She was also selected to play for Team Canada at Women’s World Championship in Winnipeg, Alberta. She had a four-goal and five-point game (season bests) against Yale on January 26, and scored a hat trick against Connecticut on January 20. She had at least one point in 31 of 35 games played and had 23 multiple point games and nine multiple-goal games. In addition, she set team one-season marks for goals (38), points (74), game-winning goals (11), and shorthanded goals (6). She was first nationally in goals-per-game (1.09), game-winning goals (11), and points-per-game by a rookie (2.11)
  • Valerie Chouinard ranked first nationally in power play goals with 17.[9] For the season, Chouinard played in 35 games and ranked second on the team in goals, third in assists, and second in points. With her 17 power play goals, she moved into first place on Mercyhurst’s all-timelist with 24. She had at least one point in 26 games, highlighted by a seven game point scoring streak. In the CHA, Chouinard ranked second in points, and goals.
  • Julia Colizza finished her Lakers career by never missing a game in her career. In addition, she was the team captain. She finished her career third all-time at Mercyhurst in points (126) and second all-time in assists (79). In her final season, she tied for first in the CHA in assists, 4th in points (tied), and 5th in power play goals (tied).
  • Ashley Pendleton played in all 37 games during the season. In addition, she never missed a contest in her career. As one of the seniors on the team, she finished with 147 games played (25 goals, 53 assists, 78 points). In team scoring, she ranked second among defenders (she led defenders in goals) [10]

Postseason[edit]

Mercyhurst hosted its first-ever Division I NCAA playoff game on March 9, 2007, and, for the third straight year, lost in the quarterfinals, this time to Minnesota Duluth 3-2 in overtime. Once again, the Lakers never trailed until the final horn.

NCAA Hockey tournament[edit]

International[edit]

The following players represented their country in international tournaments.

  • Valerie Chouinard, Laura Hosier, and Stephanie Jones were members of Canada's Under-22 Team at the 2007 European Air Canada Cup

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Meghan Agosta was a Three-time CHA Offensive Player of the Week and seven-time Rookie of the Week. She set Mercyhurst records with a 13-game goal-scoring streak and 16-game point-scoring streak.
  • Meghan Agosta, led CHA in points
  • Meghan Agosta, led CHA in goals, and power play goals
  • Meghan Agosta, Merchyhurst single season record, goals (38), game-winning goals (11), and shorthanded goals (6).
  • Meghan Agosta, Merchyhurst single season record, points (74)
  • Meghan Agosta, RBK Hockey/AHCA First Team All-American
  • Meghan Agosta, Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top Three Finalist
  • Meghan Agosta, CHA Player of the Year
  • Meghan Agosta, CHA Three Star Player of the Year
  • Meghan Agosta, All-CHA First Team
  • Meghan Agosta, 2007 CHA Tournament MVP
  • Meghan Agosta, USCHO First Team
  • Meghan Agosta, USCHO All-Rookie Team
  • Meghan Agosta, USCHO Rookie of the Year
  • Meghan Agosta, 2007 CHA Rookie of the Year
  • Meghan Agosta, 2007 CHA All-Rookie Team[1]
  • Danielle Ayearst, CHA All-Academic Team
  • Stephanie Bourbeau: CHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of October 23)
  • Stephanie Bourbeau, CHA All-Academic Team
  • Stephanie Bourbeau, Frozen Four Skills Challenge alternate
  • Valerie Chouinard, All-USCHO Second Team
  • Valerie Chouinard, CHA First Team
  • Valerie Chouinard, CHA All-Tournament Team
  • Valerie Chouinard, CHA All-Academic Team
  • Valerie Chouinard, USCHO.com Offensive Player of the Week (Week of October 3)
  • Julia Colizza Named Mercyhurst College Senior Female Athlete of the Year
  • Julia Colizza Second Team All-Conference
  • Julia Colizza Frozen Four Skills Challenge selection
  • Julia Colizza CHA All-Academic Team
  • Julia Colizza Co-CHA Student Athlete of the Year.
  • Julia Colizza won 2007 Bill Smith Award[11]
  • Laura Hosier, USCHO.com Defensive Player of the Week (Week of October 24)
  • Laura Hosier, All-USCHO First Team
  • Laura Hosier, Patty Kazmaier Award nominee
  • Laura Hosier, led the CHA in goals-against-average, save percentage, and winning percentage
  • Laura Hosier, CHA All-Academic Team
  • Stephanie Jones, CHA All Academic Team
  • Jill Nugent, CHA All-Academic Team [12]
  • Ashley Pendleton: 2007 First Team All-CHA [13]
  • Michael Sisti, USCHO.com Coach of the Year[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://hurstathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1867&path=whockey
  2. ^ "Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Laura Hosier Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  7. ^ http://hurstathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=whockey&schedule=55
  8. ^ http://hurstathletics.com/custompages/WHockey/2006_07/teamcume.htm#TEAM.IND
  9. ^ "Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  13. ^ "Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  14. ^ http://hurstathletics.cstv.com/sports/w-hockey/mtt/sisti_michael00.html

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