2009–10 New Hampshire Wildcats women's ice hockey season

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2009–10 New Hampshire Wildcats women's ice hockey season
Conference Hockey East
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 6
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 7
Record
Overall 2-0-0
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Brian McCloskey

The head coach is Brian McCloskey. Assisting him are Erin Whitten and Stephanie Jones.

Offseason[edit]

  • June 19: Hockey East, in conjunction with USA Hockey and the University of New Hampshire, announced that it will hold a Nov. 22 exhibition game featuring WHEA All-Stars vs. the U.S. Women’s National Team at UNH’s Whittemore Center as part of Team USA’s Qwest Tour in preparation for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.[1]
  • July 9: Former New Hampshire skaters Kacey Bellamy and Sam Faber, are among 41 players named to the 2009 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival roster. The Festival will be held Aug. 18-24 in Blaine, Minnesota. Twenty-one players from that squad will comprise the team that plays in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.[2]
  • July 28: Four former University of New Hampshire skaters: Karyn Bye, Colleen Coyne, Tricia Dunn and Sue Merz will be enshrined into the United State Hockey Hall of Fame as members of the 1998 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team.[3]
  • August 20:The University of New Hampshire will face off against longtime nemesis Northeastern University at Fenway Park on January 8, 2010. It will be part of a Hockey East doubleheader and shall be the first outdoor game in women's college hockey.[4]
  • August 24:Kacey Bellamy, captain of the 2009 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was one of 23 players selected to the 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National Team.[5]

Exhibition[edit]

Date Opponent Time Score Record
Sep. 26 N. American Hockey Academy 5:00 PM

Regular season[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 5: The New Hampshire Wildcats women’s hockey team was ranked No. 3 in the country. The USCHO.com officials revealed it in their first Top-10 Women’s Hockey Poll of the season. New Hampshire accumulated 115 points.[6]
  • Kelly Paton recorded a point in all nine Wildcats games in the month of October to finish with 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists), including one game-winning goal. In two Hockey East league games, Paton tallied one goal and three assists for four points. Paton matched her career high of three assists on October 18 vs. Niagara. She factored in 15 of the team’s 35 goals (43%) for the month, and in three games she had a hand in all of the team’s goals. Paton’s other numbers included a seven-game assist streak, four multiple-point games and 2-1-3 in two games vs. nationally ranked teams.

November[edit]

  • In six November games, Paton recorded seven goals and six assists for 13 points. In four league games, she tallied nine points (4 goals, 5 assists). Paton recorded her second career hat trick and also matched her personal best of four points vs. Rensselaer. She factored directly into 65% of the team’s goals with 13 points (20 goals). Paton won back-to-back Player of the Week awards (Nov. 23 & 30).

December[edit]

  • December 5: Genevieve Lacasse of Providence made 22 saves in a 4-1 victory as the Wildcats suffered their first ever conference loss at the Whittemore Center.[7]
  • December: Jenna Ouellette played in four games and accumulated nine points (5 goals, 4 assists) leading the Black Bears to three victories. She recorded a point in all four games and notched multiple points in three games. She played a part in nine of the 12 Black Bear goals in December and assisted on all four goals vs. Vermont on Dec. 4. She scored the game-winning goal while on the power play in a 1-0 win over Vermont (12/5). In addition, she notched a pair of goals against Union (12/11) and another pair in the finale at Union (12/12).
  • December: Kristina Lavoie recorded two goals and two assists for a total of four points in three December games. She netted a goal at Boston College to help lift New Hampshire to a 4-0 victory. She matched her career highs in both assists (two) and points (three) at Dartmouth for a 4-1 win.

January[edit]

  • On Friday, January 8, New Hampshire will compete in an outdoor college hockey doubleheader at Boston’s Fenway Park. At 4 p.m., Northeastern will face New Hampshire in what is believed to be the first outdoor women’s hockey game in the sport’s history.[8] At 7:30 p.m., the Boston College men's team plays the Boston University men's teams.
  • January: Kristina Lavoie scored a goal in all six January games and finished with totals of seven goals and one assist for eight points. She led UNH in goals and tied for the lead in points. Two of her goals gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. In four games vs. nationally ranked teams, she accumulated six points (5 goals, 1 assists). On. Jan. 8 vs. Northeastern, Lavoie broke a 3-3 tie with 5:30 remaining in the game and secured the victory on an empty-net goal with 15 seconds to play. She was also a two-time Rookie of the Week in January (Jan. 11 and Feb. 1).

Outdoor game[edit]

  • January 8: The Huskies fell to New Hampshire by a score of 5-3 in the opening game of the Sun Life Frozen Fenway doubleheader, the first-ever outdoor women's college hockey game.[9] The Huskies held a 3-1 lead into the third period, but a four goal rally by the Wildcats earned them the win. Freshman Brittany Esposito scored two goals and senior Annie Hogan added two assists.

February[edit]

  • February 17: Courtney Birchard, Micaela Long and Kelly Paton are among one of forty five nominees for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.[10]
  • Kelly Paton accumulated five goals and nine assists. In every game during the month, she scored at least one point. In three of the games, she had multiple-point games. For the month, she had a +4 rating. In the last game of the regular season, she scored the game winner versus Boston College. The goal gave the Wildcats the second seed in the Hockey East tournament. In the Boston College game, she matched career highs with three assists and four points in the game.[11]

Standings[edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Providence 21 11 5 5 3 30 59 44 34 15 10 9 91 76
New Hampshire 21 13 6 2 0 28 65 41 31 19 7 5 98 60
Boston University 21 10 6 5 3 28 54 41 34 14 8 12 93 80
Northeastern 21 9 6 6 4 28 45 34 32 17 8 7 77 47
Connecticut 21 10 5 6 1 27 46 33 34 19 8 7 87 57
Boston College 21 7 10 4 4 22 41 54 34 8 16 10 63 97
Vermont 21 5 15 1 0 11 26 55 33 10 22 1 52 90
Maine 21 3 15 3 1 10 24 58 31 6 20 5 63 85

Roster[edit]

Number Name Class Position Height Shoots
2 Julie Allen So. F 5-10 R
3 Courtney Sheary So. D 5-4 R
4 Kelly Cahill Jr. D/F 5-3 R
7 Kelly Paton Jr. F 5-1 L
8 Shannon Sisk Jr. F 5-9 R
9 Jenn Wakefield So. F 5-9 R
10 Brittany Skudder Fr. F 5-5 L
14 Sarah Cuthbert Fr. F/D 5-10 L
15 Raylen Dziengelewski So. D 5-7 L
16 Micaela Long Jr. F 5-4 L
20 Maggie Joyce Sr. D 5-11 L
22 Kacey Bellamy Sr. D 5-7 L
23 Angela Taylor Sr. F 5-11 L
24 Courtney Birchard So. D/F 5-9 L
28 Sam Faber Sr. F 5-4 R
31 Kayley Herman So. G 5-4 L
36 Lindsey Minton Fr. G 5-5 L

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Time Score Record
Oct. 3 Connecticut * 2:00 PM Win, 3-1 1-0-0
Oct. 4 Quinnipiac 2:00 PM Win, 4-0[12] 2-0-0
Oct. 9 Colgate 7:00 PM Win, 4-0 [13] 3-0-0
Oct. 10 Syracuse 5:00 PM Win, 2-1 [14] 4-0-0
Oct. 17 Niagara 2:00 PM 3-3 4-0-1
Oct. 18 Niagara 2:00 PM 6-1 5-0-1
Oct. 23 at Clarkson 7:00 PM 2-6 5-1-1
Oct. 24 at St. Lawrence 3:00 PM 3-3 5-1-2
Oct. 31 Connecticut 5:00 PM 3-1 6-1-2
Nov. 1 Maine 3:00 PM 5-0 7-1-2
Nov. 6 at Boston U. * 7:00 PM 4-3 8-1-2
Nov. 7 Boston U. * 7:00 PM 4-4 8-1-3
Nov. 18 at Harvard 7:00 PM 1-1 8-1-4
Nov. 21 Rensselaer 5:00 PM 4-3 9-1-4
Nov. 29 at Northeastern * 2:00 PM 2-1 10-1-4
Dec. 5 Providence * 2:00 PM 1-4 10-2-4
Dec. 8 at Boston College * 7:00 PM 4-0 11-2-4
Dec. 12 at Dartmouth 7:00 PM 4-1 12-2-4
Jan. 8 at Northeastern * 5:00 PM 5-3 13-2-4
Jan. 16 Providence * 2:00 PM 2-3 13-3-4
Jan. 17 at Providence * 2:00 PM 2-3 13-4-4
Jan. 20 Northeastern * 7:00 PM 2-2 13-4-5
Jan. 29 at Maine * 7:00 PM 5-2 14-4-5
Jan. 30 at Maine * 2:00 PM 3-1 15-4-5
Feb. 6 Boston U. * 2:00 PM 2-5 15-5-5
Feb. 7 at Connecticut * 1:00 PM 4-1 16-5-5
Feb. 13 Vermont * 2:00 PM 4-2 17-5-5
Feb. 14 Vermont * 2:00 PM 4-0 18-5-5
Feb. 20 Boston College * 2:00 PM 2-1 19-5-5
Feb. 21 at Boston College * 2:00 PM 4-1 20-5-5

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Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Skaters[edit]

Player Games Goals Assists Points Points/game PIM GWG PPG SHG
Kelly Paton 33 19 32 51 1.5455 10 4 6 1
Micaela Long 33 13 38 51 1.5455 12 2 6 1
Kristina Lavoie 33 18 11 29 0.8788 24 1 7 0
Courtney Birchard 27 9 13 22 0.8148 34 4 6 1
Kristine Horn 33 8 13 21 0.6364 10 2 5 0
Julie Allen 33 10 3 13 0.3939 26 1 1 0
Kelly Cahill 32 8 5 13 0.4063 27 2 4 0
Brittany Skudder 28 5 8 13 0.4643 24 1 2 0
Raylen Dziengelewski 33 0 13 13 0.3939 22 0 0 0
Courtney Sheary 33 1 7 8 0.2424 24 0 1 0
Sarah Cuthbert 32 3 4 7 0.2188 14 1 0 0
Shannon Sisk 33 2 2 4 0.1212 22 1 0 0
Kailey Chappell 33 1 3 4 0.1212 24 0 0 0
Katie Brock 25 0 4 4 0.1600 12 0 0 0
Bryanna Farris 30 1 2 3 0.1000 16 0 0 0
Molly Morrison 32 0 3 3 0.0938 6 0 0 0
Paige Goloubef 32 1 1 2 0.0625 14 0 0 0
Kayley Herman 16 0 1 1 0.0625 0 0 0 0
Katie Kleinendorst 29 0 0 0 0.0000 2 0 0 0
Lindsey Minton 19 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Emma Clark 29 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0

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Goaltenders[edit]

Player Games Wins Losses Ties Goals against Minutes GAA Shutouts Saves Save %
Kayley Herman 16 8 4 3 29 926 1.8784 3 306 .913
Lindsey Minton 19 11 5 2 34 1067 1.9124 2 337 .908

Postseason[edit]

Hockey East tournament[edit]

Date Opponent Score
March 6 Boston University Loss, 4-0

NCAA regionals[edit]

Date Opponent Score
March 13 Minnesota Duluth Loss, 2-1

NCAA tournament[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Courtney Birchard, 2010 WHEA First-Team All-Star[18]
  • Courtney Birchard, New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team
  • Kristina Lavoie – New Hampshire, Bauer Rookie of the Month, of the Month, December 2009
  • Kristina Lavoie – New Hampshire, Bauer Rookie of the Month, of the Month, January 2010
  • Kristina Lavoie, Hockey East Rookie of the Year
  • Kristina Lavoie, 2010 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Kristina Lavoie, 2010 WHEA All-Rookie Team[19]
  • Micaela Long, Hockey East Scoring Champion[19]
  • Micaela Long, 2010 WHEA First-Team All-Star
  • Micaela Long, New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team
  • Kelly Paton – New Hampshire, WHEA Player of the Month, October 2009[7]
  • Kelly Paton – New Hampshire, WHEA Player of the Month, November 2009
  • Kelly Paton – New Hampshire, WHEA Player of the Month, February 2010[11]
  • Kelly Paton - Hockey East Co-Player of the Year[20]
  • Kelly Paton, Runner Up, Hockey East Scoring Champion
  • Kelly Paton, 2010 WHEA First-Team All-Star
  • Kelly Paton, Frozen Four Skills Competition participant[21]
  • Kelly Paton, New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team
  • Kelly Paton, New England Hockey Writers Player of the Year[22]

All-America selections[edit]

  • Kelly Paton, 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America First Team [23]
  • Courtney Birchard, 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America Second Team

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://www.unhwildcats.com/sports/wice/2008-09/releases/070909
  3. ^ http://www.unhwildcats.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/072809
  4. ^ http://www.unhwildcats.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/082009
  5. ^ http://www.unhwildcats.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/082409
  6. ^ http://hurstathletics.com/news/2009/10/5/WHOCK_1005094806.aspx
  7. ^ a b http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/media/monthly.php
  8. ^ http://www.uscho.com/news/college-hockey/id,17150/FenwayGamesSetDreamsBecomeReality.html
  9. ^ http://gonu.com/whockey/2010/wh10-19.shtml
  10. ^ http://www.usahockey.com/patty_kazmaier/default.aspx?NAV=AF&id=280824&DetailedNews=yes
  11. ^ a b http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/presarch/201003/mar2wmh.php
  12. ^ http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=87926&SPID=10457&DB_OEM_ID=17500&ATCLID=204807118
  13. ^ http://www.unhwildcats.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/200910093x503e
  14. ^ http://www.unhwildcats.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/200910103ydk5e
  15. ^ http://www.unhwildcats.com/sports/wice/2009-10/schedule
  16. ^ "New Hampshire Wildcats Women's Hockey 2009-2010 Statistics: Overall". USCHO.com. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  17. ^ http://www.umdbulldogs.com/teams-womens-hockey.php?id=4970&page=news
  18. ^ http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/presarch/201003/mar5was.php
  19. ^ a b http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/presarch/201003/mar3ar.php
  20. ^ http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/presarch/201003/mar5waw.php
  21. ^ http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/031010aaa.html[dead link]
  22. ^ "Cunningham, Parsons Named to All-New England Team". ECAC Hockey. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  23. ^ http://cornellbigred.com/news/2010/3/18/WICE_0318100758.aspx

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