2009–10 RPI Engineers women's ice hockey season

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2009–10 Rensselaer Engineers women's ice hockey season
Conference ECAC
Home ice Houston Field House
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Not ranked
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Not ranked
Record
Overall 1-0-1
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach John Burke
Assistant Coaches Colette Bredin-Youlen
Rob Dils

The Rensselaer Engineers represent Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The Engineers are playing their fourth season in ECAC Hockey. The Engineers are coached by John Burke, and he is the Engineers all-time winningest coach (118-82-21).[1] He is in his seventh season as head coach. His assistant coaches are Colette Bredin-Youlen and Rob Dils. Kevin Anderson is the Hockey Operations Coordinator. The Engineers play their home games in the Houston Field House. They are a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference and will attempt to win the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship. During the season, the team won 16 games. It is the second highest mark in school history since joining Division 1. The record is still 19 wins, which was set in 2008-09 (19-14-4). Rensselaer is 16-14-6 overall and finished with an 11-7-4 mark in ECAC Hockey. The Engineers rank 11th nationally in scoring defense (2.00 goals allowed per game).

Offseason[edit]

  • May 12: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) head announced that seven student-athletes will make up the program’s Class of 2013. Joining the team this fall are:
Name Position Height Former Team
Kristen Burney Goaltender 5-10 Northwest Selects
Janessa Haller Defense 5-4 Anoka
Taylor Horton Forward 5-9 Bluewater Hawks
Andrea Le Donne Defense 5-11 Durham Lightning
Clare Padmore Forward 5-8 Toronto Jr. Aeros
Shannon Ramelot Goaltender 5-11 Honeybaked
Audrey Stapleton Forward 5-6 Chicago Young Americans

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Exhibition[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time Score
9/26/2009 Bluewater Hawks Houston Field House 4pm

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Cornell 22 14 2 6 34 31 17 8 6
Clarkson 22 14 5 3 31 37 22 10 5
Harvard 22 13 6 3 29 31 20 6 5
Quinnipiac 22 11 4 7 29 37 19 10 8
Rensselaer 22 11 7 4 26 36 16 15 6
Princeton 22 11 7 4 26 31 13 14 4
St. Lawrence 22 11 8 3 25 37 16 14 7
Colgate 22 8 10 4 20 36 12 20 4
Dartmouth 22 9 12 1 19 28 12 14 2
Yale 22 8 13 1 17 29 10 16 3
Brown 22 1 18 3 5 28 3 21 4
Union 22 1 20 1 3 34 5 28 1
= Qualified for NCAA Frozen Four = Qualified for NCAA Tournament

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Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Shoots Class
1 Shannon Ramelot G 5-11 Fr.
2 Audrey Stapleton F 5-6 Fr.
5 Katie Daniels D 5-3 R So.
6 Laura Gersten D 5-4 R Sr.
7 Amanda Castignetti D 5-4 L So.
8 Allysen Weidner F 5-7 R Sr.
10 Whitney Naslund F 5-5 R Sr.
12 Laura Guillemette F 5-3 L So.
13 Janessa Haller D 5-4 Fr.
15 Taylor Horton F 5-9 Fr.
16 Sierra Vadner D 5-6 R So.
17 Clare Padmore F 5-8 Fr.
18 Jill Vandegrift F 5-5 R So.
19 Rossli Chace F 5-7 L Sr.
20 Alisa Harrison F 5-5 R So.
21 Andie Le Donne D 5-11 Fr.
23 Ashley Gaylord F 5-7 R Jr.
24 Sydney O'Keefe F 5-8 R Jr.
26 Kristen Jakubowski F/D 5-11 R So.
27 Kendra Dunlop F 5-4 L Jr.
29 Kristen Burney G 5-10 Fr.
33 Sonja van der Bliek G 5-8 L Jr.
86 Allison Wright F 5-6 L Sr.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time Score Record
10/2/2009 Wayne State University Houston Field House 7pm 2-3[5] 1-0-0
10/3/2009 Wayne State University Houston Field House 3pm 0-0[6] 1-0-1
10/9/2009 Niagara University Niagara Falls, NY 2pm Win, 2-0[7] 2-0-1
10/10/2009 Niagara University Niagara Falls, NY 2pm
10/16/2009 Mercyhurst College Houston Field House 7pm Loss, 1-0 [8]
10/17/2009 Mercyhurst College Houston Field House 3pm Loss, 5-1[9]
10/23/2009 Syracuse University Houston Field House 2:30pm
10/24/2009 Syracuse University Houston Field House 2pm
10/30/2009 Princeton University Princeton, NJ 7pm
10/31/2009 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 4pm
11/6/2009 Colgate University Houston Field House 2:30pm
11/7/2009 Cornell University Houston Field House 2:30pm
11/13/2009 Yale University Houston Field House 7pm
11/14/2009 Brown University Houston Field House 4pm
11/21/2009 University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 5pm 3-4
11/27/2009 Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA 2pm
11/28/2009 Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA 2pm
12/5/2009 Union College Schenectady, NY 2pm 2-0
12/6/2009 Union College Houston Field House 12pm 5-0
1/8/2010 St. Lawrence University Houston Field House 7pm
1/9/2010 Clarkson University Houston Field House 4pm
1/15/2010 Brown University Providence, RI 7pm
1/16/2010 Yale University New Haven, CT 4pm
1/22/2010 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH 7pm
1/23/2010 Harvard University Cambridge, MA 4pm
1/29/2010 Quinnipiac University Houston Field House 7pm
1/30/2010 Alumnae Game Houston Field House 1pm
1/30/2010 Princeton University Houston Field House 4pm
2/5/2010 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY 7pm
2/6/2010 St. Lawrence University Canton, NY 4pm
2/12/2010 Harvard University Houston Field House 7pm
2/13/2010 Dartmouth College Houston Field House 4pm
2/19/2010 Cornell University Ithaca, NY 7pm
2/20/2010 Colgate University Hamilton, NY 4pm

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Player stats[edit]

Allison Wright leads all players in scoring with 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) after 36 games played. Currently, she leads the Engineers in game-winning goals with three. Whitney Naslund ranks second in team scoring with 24 points (team-best 14 goals, 10 assists). Sophomore center Alisa Harrison ranks third with 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists). Naslund and Harrison have played in all 36 games for the Engineers.

= Indicates team leader

Skaters[edit]

Player Games Goals Assists Points Points/game PIM GWG PPG SHG
Amanda Castignetti 37 1 9 10 0.2703 32 0 0 0
Rossli Chace 14 0 1 1 0.0714 6 0 0 0
Katie Daniels 37 0 8 8 0.2162 36 0 0 0
Kendra Dunlop 37 9 13 22 0.5946 12 1 2 0
Ashley Gaylord 22 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Laura Gersten 37 8 14 22 0.5946 18 3 3 0
Laura Guillemette 33 1 2 3 0.0909 6 0 0 0
Janessa Haller 19 0 3 3 0.1579 8 0 0 0
Alisa Harrison 37 12 11 23 0.6216 8 2 3 1
Taylor Horton 37 7 11 18 0.4865 22 2 2 0
Kristen Jakubowski 35 0 0 0 0.0000 12 0 0 0
Andie Le Donne 30 0 6 6 0.2000 46 0 0 0
Whitney Naslund 37 16 10 26 0.7027 20 3 6 0
Sydney O'Keefe 37 8 6 14 0.3784 12 2 2 0
Clare Padmore 30 1 2 3 0.1000 14 0 0 0
Shannon Ramelot 4 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Audrey Stapleton 34 2 0 2 0.0588 0 0 0 0
Sierra Vadner 37 2 5 7 0.1892 48 0 0 0
Sonja van der Bliek 35 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Jill Vandegrift 37 3 9 12 0.3243 18 0 0 0
Allysen Weidner 36 5 13 18 0.5000 53 0 1 0
Allison Wright 37 12 15 27 0.7297 16 3 3 1

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Goaltenders[edit]

In goal, junior Sonja van der Bliek has a 15-14-5 overall record. She is now the all-time career record holder at RPI in six categories, including wins (42-31-11), games played (84), games started (83), minutes played (5161:36), saves (1922) and shutouts (16).[12]

Player Games Played Minutes Goals Against Wins Losses Ties Shutouts Save % Goals Against Average
Shannon Ramelot
Kristen Burney
Sonja van der Bliek

Postseason[edit]

  • On February 28, Rensselaer made NCAA history. The Engineers beat Quinnipiac, 2-1, but it took five overtimes. It is now the longest college hockey game in NCAA history. Senior defenseman Laura Gersten had the game-winning goal. She registered it at 4:32 of the fifth overtime session to not only clinch the win, but the series victory.[13] RPI advanced to the ECAC Hockey Women's Semifinals for the second consecutive season. The Engineers will face top ranked Cornell University.

Of note, Sonja van der Bliek stopped 98 of the 101 shots as RPI triumphed in a best two out of three playoff series against Quinnipiac. She allowed only three goals while appearing in 293:18 minutes. For the weekend, she posted a goals against average of 0.61. She registered 49 saves on Sunday, February 28 as RPI defeated the Bobcats, in five overtimes. The match was the longest game in NCAA hockey history. This was the fifth Goaltender of the Week honor for van der Bliek in her NCAA career.[14]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Laura Gersten, Sarah Devens Award[15]
  • Sonja van der Bliek was named the ECAC Goaltender of the Week (for the week of March 1, 2010) [16]
  • Allison Wright is a nominee to participate in the 2010 Frozen Four Skills Challenge in April
  • Allison Wright, finalist for the 2009-10 ECAC Women’s Best Defensive Forward Award[17]

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