2009–10 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey season

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2009–10 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey season
CHA regular season champions
CHA Tournament champions
NCAA Frozen Four, Loss, Semifinal, 2-3 (OT) vs. Cornell
Conference CHA
Home ice Mercyhurst Ice Center
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 3
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 1
Record
Overall 19-1-3
Home 3-1-0
Road 6-0-0
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Michael Sisti
Captain(s) Vicki Bendus

The 2009–10 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey team represented Mercyhurst College in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Lakers were coached by Michael Sisti. Assisting Sisti are Paul Colontino and Louis Goulet. Mike Folga was the Head Equipment Manager. The Lakers will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Women's Frozen Four for the second consecutive season. Vicki Bendus, Bailey Bram and Jesse Scanzano were all Top-10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award. This marked only the third time in NCAA history (Harvard: 1999, Wisconsin: 2009) that one school had three nominees in the Top 10.[1] Bendus was honoured with the award.

Offseason[edit]

  • July 31: Mercyhurst College women’s hockey alumna Valerie Chouinard has been selected as the College Hockey America nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors senior women student-athletes who have excelled in the areas of academic achievement, athletics, service and leadership.[2]
  • August 11: Sophomore Bailey Bram helped Team Canada White defeat Sweden by a score of 4-0. The 2009 College Hockey America Rookie of the Year scored 1:43 into the third period to extend Team White’s advantage to 2-0. It was her first goal as a member of the Canadian Under-22 program.
  • August 17: Three current players and an alumna of the Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team have been selected to the 2009-10 Canadian National Women’s Under-22 Team. Juniors Vicki Bendus and Jesse Scanzano, sophomore Bailey Bram and 2008 graduate Laura Mosier will make up part of the 23-player roster that is set to compete against the Canadian National Team.[3]
  • August 21: The Canadian National Team closed out its three-game series against the under-22 squad with a 10-0 victory. Mercyhurst star Meghan Agosta recorded two goals and an assist, joining Hayley Wickenheiser, Marie-Philip Poulin and Rebecca Johnston as National Team members with at least two goals in the game.[4]
  • September 17: The Mercyhurst College women’ hockey team has been predicted to finish first in the College Hockey America Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released by CHA league officials. Mercyhurst claimed four of five possible first-place votes (Wayne State had one) and 16 points to earn the top ranking for the eighth-straight season. In addition to the poll, five Lakers were named to the Preseason All-CHA Team. Junior Jesse Scanzano, was also tabbed as Preseason CHA Player of the Year.[5] Junior Vicki Bendus and third-year forward Scanzano earned two of the forward honors outright, while sophomore Bailey Bram tied for the third and final slot. Junior Ashley Cockell joined classmate Melissa Lacroix on defense. Sophomore Hillary Pattenden completed the team in a tie for best goaltender.

Exhibition[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time Score
9/25/2009 Vaughan Flames Erie, Pa. TBA 10-0[6]
9/26/2009 Guelph Erie, Pa. 2:00 p.m. Mercyhurst, 10-0[7]

Regular season[edit]

  • October 5: The Lakers have been ranked as the Number One team in the country, USCHO.com officials revealed in their first Top-10 Women’s Hockey Poll of the season. The Lakers accumulated 140 points and eight first-place votes to earn top billing in the national poll.[8]
  • October 17: Vicki Bendus scored a season-high four points in the first period.[9] Sophomore Hillary Pattenden made a season-high 32 saves in the game.
  • October 31: Number 1 ranked Mercyhurst College suffered its first loss of the season. Fifth-ranked Minnesota Duluth skated away to a 4-3 win and a split of the two-game series at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. With the loss, the Lakers fall to 7-1 on the season.[10]
  • December 6: The Robert Morris vs. Mercyhurst game on Sunday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. has been postponed due to a water main break at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. The game is rescheduled for Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.[11]
  • December 12: Jesse Scanzano scored three goals in the third period to lead Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team over No. 10 St. Lawrence, 6-2.[12] One of those goals was the 50th goal of her career.
  • December 22: Mercyhurst College forward Meghan Agosta was one of 21 players nominated to represent Canada’s Women’s National Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.[13]
  • January 4: Juniors Vicki Bendus and Jesse Scanzano, and sophomore Bailey Bram will play for the Canadian National Under-22 Team at the 2010 MLP Cup, Jan. 5 – 9, in Ravensburg, Germany.[14]
  • January 10:Junior Vicki Bendus scored a goal and added two assists for the Canadian National Women’s Under-22 Team in the gold medal game of the 2010 MLP Cup. Canada defeated Switzerland, 9-0 in Ravensburg, Germany. The Canadian team won all four of their games by a combined score of 24-4, and secured their seventh goal medal in the past eight years. Junior Jesse Scanzano and sophomore Bailey Bram each added a goal and an assist. In three games, the Mercyhurst trio combined for seven goals and 18 points.[15] Bendus and Bram tied for the tournament lead with seven points each. Bendus was named the tournament's top forward.[16]
  • January 23–24: Hillary Pattenden earned both victories in the Lakers' two victories against Syracuse. She allowed just a power-play goal on Friday, while turning aside 20 Orange shots. With the score knotted at one on Saturday, Pattenden did not allow a goal for nearly 40 minutes as Mercyhurst built up a 4-1 advantage. The Lakers limited SU, the second-best power play in the league, to just two goals in 15 opportunities.[17]
  • January 27: The Lakers have headed the USA TODAY/USA Hockey Magazine poll for fourtten consecutive weeks and are the unanimous choice with all 19 first-place votes for the eighth time.[18]
  • January 30: Niagara became only the second team all year, and the first in the CHA team to defeat Mercyhurst. The Purple Eagles defeated the Lakers 2-1. Jenni Bauer stopped 44 of 45 shots, including all 19 fired her way in the second period in what was a scoreless game until the 42nd minute. The victory was the first-ever for the Purple Eagles over a top-ranked team and their first over the Lakers since 2004. The result snapped Mercyhurst's nation-leading 16-game unbeaten streak and 26-game CHA unbeaten run.[19]
  • February 17: Vicki Bendus, Bailey Bram and Jesse Scanzano among one of forty five nominees for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.[20]
  • March 4: Vicki Bendus was named College Hockey America Player of the Year. She was given the honour at the 2010 CHA Tournament Banquet, at Ford Field in Detroit. Bendus, was also named a First Team All-CHA honoree. Other Lakers to be named as First Team All-CHA selections included Jesse Scanzano, Melissa Lacroix, Cassea Schols, and Bailey Bram. Samantha Watt landed a spot on the All-CHA Rookie Team.[21]

Standings[edit]

Overall Conference
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
x, y: Mercyhurst 23 19 1 3 41 0 0 7 6 0 1 0 0
Syracuse 26 13 12 1 27 0 0 8 4 4 0 0 0
Wayne State 22 8 11 3 19 0 0 8 4 4 0 0 0
Niagara 22 8 10 4 20 0 0 8 3 3 2 0 0
Robert Morris 25 7 17 1 15 0 0 7 0 6 1 0 0

x: Regular season champion, y: Postseason champion

Roster[edit]

Number Name Height Position Shoots Class
1 Kelci Lanthier 5-5 G Fr.
2 Samantha Watt 5-10 D Fr.
4 Pamela Zgoda 5-6 D R So.
6 Johanna Malmstrom 5-8 D L Sr.
7 Jessica Christofferson 5-8 F Fr.
8 Melissa Lacroix 5-9 D R Jr.
9 Kelley Steadman 5-11 F R So.
10 Lauren Jones 5-7 F Fr.
11 Vicki Bendus 5-1 F R Jr.
13 Bailey Bram 5-7 F L So.
15 Anna Johnson 5-11 D L So.
16 Kylie Rossler 5-6 F R Jr.
19 Stephanie DeSutter 5-9 D L Fr.
20 Meghan Corbett 5-6 F R So.
21 Ashley Cockell 5-8 D R Jr.
22 Jess Jones 5-4 F L So.
23 Jesse Scanzano 6-0 F R Jr.
27 Julie Hersey 5-8 F R So.
28 Cassea Schols 5-9 D R Jr.
30 Hillary Pattenden 5-6 G L So.
35 Stephanie Ciampa 5-6 G Fr.

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Schedule[edit]

The Lakers will compete in the Easton Holiday Showcase to be held on January 2 and 3. Overall, the club will play 32 games against teams representing three different conferences this season. 10 games come against teams from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), while six others represent contests against foes from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). The remaining 16 games are set aside for College Hockey America (CHA) teams.

Date Opponent Location Time Score Record
10/2/2009 Bemidji State Erie, Pa. 7:00 p.m. 4-1[23] 1-0
10/3/2009 Bemidji State Erie, Pa. 2:00 p.m. 6-1[24] 2-0
10/16/2009 Rensselaer Troy, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. 1-0 3-0
10/17/2009 Rensselaer Troy, N.Y. 3:00 p.m. 5-1 4-0
10/23/2009 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. 1-0 5-0
10/24/2009 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. 2:00 p.m. 5-1 6-0
10/30/2009 Minnesota Duluth Erie, Pa. 7:00 p.m. 5-2 7-0
10/31/2009 Minnesota Duluth Erie, Pa. 3:00 p.m. 3-4 7-1
11/6/2009 Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 7:00 p.m. 3-1 8-1
11/7/2009 Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 2:00 p.m. 7-2 9-1
11/20/2009 Niagara Niagara University, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. 2-2 9-1-1
11/21/2009 Niagara Niagara University, N.Y. 2:00 p.m. 2-0 10-1-1
11/27/2009 Colgate Erie, Pa. 7:00 p.m. 8-3 11-1-1
11/28/2009 Colgate Erie, Pa. 2:00 p.m. 8-2 12-1-1
12/5/2009 Robert Morris Erie, Pa. 2:00 p.m. 6-2 13-1-1
12/6/2009 Robert Morris Erie, Pa. 1:00 p.m. Postponed 13-1-1
12/11/2009 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. 4-2 14-1-1
12/12/2009 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. 3:00 p.m. 6-2 15-1-1
1/2/2010 Minnesota State - Mankato St. Cloud, Minn. 1:07 p.m. 8-2 16-1-1
1/3/2010 St. Cloud State St. Cloud, Minn. 4:07 p.m. 4-4 16-1-2
1/15/2010 Clarkson Erie, Pa. 7:00 p.m.
1/16/2010 Clarkson Erie, Pa. 2:00 p.m.
1/22/2010 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. 7:00 p.m.
1/23/2010 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. 2:00 p.m.
1/29/2010 Niagara Erie, Pa. 7:00 p.m.
1/30/2010 Niagara Erie, Pa. 2:00 p.m.
2/5/2010 Robert Morris Pittsburgh, Pa. 7:05 p.m.
2/6/2010 Robert Morris Pittsburgh, Pa. 7:05 p.m.
2/19/2010 Wayne State Erie, Pa. 4:00 p.m.
2/20/2010 Wayne State Erie, Pa. 2:00 p.m.
2/26/2010 Syracuse Erie, Pa. 7:00 p.m.
2/27/2010 Syracuse Erie, Pa. 2:00 p.m.
3/4/2010 TBA Detroit, Mich. TBA

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Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Skaters[edit]

Player Games Goals Assists Points Points/game PIM GWG PPG SHG
Vicki Bendus 36 28 37 65 1.8056 32 5 8 5
Jesse Scanzano 33 20 45 65 1.9697 72 3 6 4
Bailey Bram 33 29 27 56 1.6970 50 9 13 5
Jess Jones 36 20 26 46 1.2778 28 2 6 3
Ashley Cockell 36 21 22 43 1.1944 72 3 5 2
Kelley Steadman 36 15 13 28 0.7778 54 5 3 2
Melissa Lacroix 36 6 21 27 0.7500 50 1 2 0
Cassea Schols 36 5 22 27 0.7500 30 0 4 0
Lauren Jones 35 8 7 15 0.4286 8 0 1 0
Samantha Watt 34 2 12 14 0.4118 54 1 1 0
Pamela Zgoda 36 2 8 10 0.2778 2 0 0 0
Kylie Rossler 31 5 3 8 0.2581 26 0 0 0
Meghan Corbett 34 3 5 8 0.2353 6 0 1 0
Kyleigh Palmer 34 1 7 8 0.2353 14 0 0 0
Jessica Christofferson 33 1 3 4 0.1212 14 0 1 0
Stephanie DeSutter 33 1 2 3 0.0909 12 1 0 0
Johanna Malmstrom 35 1 0 1 0.0286 16 0 0 0
Hillary Pattenden 35 0 1 1 0.0286 2 0 0 0
Anna Johnson 26 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Julie Hersey 31 0 0 0 0.0000 6 0 0 0
Stephanie Ciampa 6 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0

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Goaltenders[edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Goals Against Wins Losses Ties Shutouts Save % Goals Against Average
Kelci Lanthier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00
Hillary Pattenden 10 597:59 14 9 1 0 1 .935 1.40
Stephanie Ciampa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00

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19 seconds was open net time

Team leaders[edit]

  • Game Winning Goals: Bailey Bram, 4 goals
  • Power Play points: Cassea Schols, 7 points
  • Power Play goals: Bailey Bram, 3 goals
  • Short handed goals: Vicki Bendus, 2 goals
  • Shots on Net, Vicki Bendus, 53 shots
  • Shot Percentage, .238 (5 goals on 21 shots)[27]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Hockey tournament[edit]

  • March 13: Bailey Bram scored two goals, including the game winner as the Lakers beat Boston University by a score of 4-1 in the NCAA Regionals.[28]
  • March 13: Vicki Bendus scored the 50th career goal of her career in the win over the Terriers. She is now the 8th Laker to have at least 50 goals in a career.[29]

See also[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Vicki Bendus, CHA Player of the Week (October 6)[30]
  • Vicki Bendus, CHA Player of the Week (November 30)[31]
  • Vicki Bendus, CHA Player of the Week (January 4)[32]
  • Vicki Bendus, CHA Player of the Week (January 18)[33]
  • Vicki Bendus, CHA Player of the Year[34]
  • Vicki Bendus, NCAA Elite 88 Award (awarded to student-athlete with the highest grade point average participating at an NCAA Championship event)[35]
  • Vicki Bendus, 2010 Patty Kazmaier Award[36]
  • Bailey Bram, CHA Player of the Week (October 26)[37]
  • Bailey Bram, CHA Player of the Week (December 7)[38]
  • Bailey Bram, CHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of February 8)[39]
  • Bailey Bram, CHA All-Tournament Team
  • Ashley Cockell, Most Valuable Player, CHA Tournament[40]
  • Jess Jones, CHA Player of the Week (Week of March 1)[41]
  • Lauren Jones, CHA Rookie of the Week (December 14)[42]
  • Lauren Jones, CHA Rookie of the Week (January 4)[43]
  • Melissa Lacroix selected Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 8)
  • Melissa Lacroix, CHA All-Tournament Team
  • Hillary Pattenden, CHA Defensive Player of the Week (October 19)[44]
  • Hillary Pattenden, CHA Defensive Player of the Week (January 4)
  • Hillary Pattenden, CHA Defensive Player of the Week (January 25)[45]
  • Hillary Pattenden, CHA Defensive Player of the Week (February 23)[46]
  • Jesse Scanzano, CHA Player of the Week (November 9)[47]
  • Jesse Scanzano, CHA All-Tournament Team
  • Hillary Steadman, CHA Player of the Week, (Week of November 23)[48]
  • Kelley Steadman, CHA Player of the Week (Week of February 23)[49]
  • Samantha Watt, CHA All-Rookie Team[50]

Pre-Season All-CHA Team[edit]

  • F - Vicki Bendus
  • F - Jesse Scanzano
  • F - Bailey Bram, (tie)
  • D - Ashley Cockell
  • D - Melissa Lacroix, (tie)
  • G - Hillary Pattenden, (tie)
  • Player of the Year - Jesse Scanzano

All-CHA First Team[edit]

  • F - Vicki Bendus
  • F - Jesse Scanzano
  • F - Bailey Bram[51]
  • D- Melissa Lacroix, First Team All-CHA
  • D- Cassea Schols, First Team All-CHA

All-America selections[edit]

  • Vicki Bendus, 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America First Team
  • Jesse Scanzano, 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America Second Team[52]

Postseason[edit]

  • April 25: The Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team were honored by the Erie Storm, prior to their game against the Reading Express at Louis J. Tullio Arena.[53]
  • June 10: Vicki Bendus was named a First Team CoSIDA / ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American[54]

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