2009–10 St. Lawrence Skating Saints women's ice hockey season

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2009–10 St. Lawrence Saints women's ice hockey season
Conference ECAC
Home ice Appleton Arena
Record
Overall 16-14-7
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Chris Wells
Assistant Coaches Ted Wisner
Mare MacDougall
Captain(s) Tara Akstull
Alternate captain(s) Courtney Sawchuk, Britni Smith and Brittony Chartier

The 2009–10 St. Lawrence Saints women's hockey team represented St. Lawrence University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's hockey season. The Saints were coached by Chris Wells and play their home games at Appleton Arena. The Big Red were a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference and were unable to win the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship

Offseason[edit]

  • April 21: Captains for the 2009-10 season have been appointed. Tara Akstull will be the Captain for the upcoming season. Courtney Sawchuk, Britni Smith and Brittony Chartier will each serve as assistant captains.[1]
  • June 11: The Saints have added five players for the upcoming season. The five members of the Class of 2009 totaled 515 points in their time with the Saints. Kelly Sabatine, Kayla Sullivan, Jamie Goldsmith and Michelle Ng are the four new forwards that will comprise the class of 2013. Brooke Fernandez will join the incoming class on defence.[2]
  • August 17: St. Lawrence senior defenseman Britni Smith, junior forward Karell Emard and former St. Lawrence standout Annie Guay have been named to Canada's National Under-22 Team[3]
  • September 22:St. Lawrence, which has finished among the top three teams in the regular-season standings each year since 2000-01, has been selected to finish in first place in the ECAC in the preseason poll. The voting was done by the league coaches as part of the pre-season polls and all-league team. The Saints, garnered a total of 107 points, including three of 12 first-place votes. St. Lawrence, boasts returning all-league selection senior defender Britni Smith. Last season, the team finished second in the regular-season standings with a mark of 16-5-1.[4]

Exhibition[edit]

Date Opponent Location Score
October 3 McGill Appleton Arena 2-1[5]

Regular season[edit]

  • October 5: The St Lawrence women’s hockey team was ranked No. 5 in the country. The USCHO.com officials revealed it in their first Top-10 Women’s Hockey Poll of the season. St. Lawrence accumulated 71 points.[6]
  • November 7: The 10th-ranked Harvard women's ice hockey team had a 3-0 shutout victory over No. 7 St. Lawrence at Bright Hockey Center. It was a historic match as the Crimson earned the program's 500th victory.[7]
  • February 17: Britni Smith of St. Lawrence Univ. is among one of forty five nominees for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.[8]
  • Feb. 25: St. Lawrence University alumna Gina Kingsbury won her second Olympic gold medal as Canada's women's hockey team defeated the United States 2-0 in Vancouver.[9]

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 Class Height Shoots
4 Josee Belanger D So. 5-7 R
5 Becky Street D Sr. 5-5 R
6 Kirsten Roach F Jr. 5-10 R
7 Tara Akstull F Sr. 5-7 R
8 Michelle Zimmerman D Jr. 5-9 R
9 Alley Bero F So. 5-5 R
14 Vanessa Emond F So. 5-4 L
15 Karlee Shields F Sr. 5-5 L
17 Courtney Sawchuk D Sr. 5-5 L
18 Britni Smith D Sr. 5-9 R
21 Kyrsten Venasse F Jr. 5-6 R
25 Maxie Weisz G Sr. 5-8 Catches L
33 Brittony Chartier G Sr. 5-11 Catches L
35 Nikki Bongaerts G Jr. 5-3 Catches L
76 Karell Emard F Jr. 5-7 L

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Score Record
Fri, 10/09/2009 7:00 pm Connecticut Loss, 2-0 0-1-0
Sat, 10/10/2009 3:00 pm Providence Tie, 3-3 0-1-1
Fri, 10/16/2009 7:00 pm Robert Morris Win, 3-2 1-1-1
Sat, 10/17/2009 4:00 pm Robert Morris Win, 6-3[11] 2-1-1
Fri, 10/23/2009 7:00 pm Boston University Tie, 2-2 2-1-2
Sat, 10/24/2009 3:00 pm New Hampshire Tie, 3-3 2-1-3
Tue, 10/27/2009 7:00 pm Clarkson Loss, 1-4 2-2-3
Fri, 10/30/2009 4:00 pm Yale Win, 4-0[12] 3-2-3
Sat, 10/31/2009 3:00 pm Brown Win, 3-1 4-2-3
Fri, 11/06/2009 7:00 pm Dartmouth n/a
Sat, 11/07/2009 4:00 pm Harvard n/a
Fri, 11/13/2009 7:00 pm Colgate n/a
Sat, 11/14/2009 4:00 pm Cornell n/a
Fri, 11/20/2009 7:07 pm Ohio State n/a
Sat, 11/21/2009 2:07 pm Ohio State n/a
Fri, 12/04/2009 3:30 pm Princeton n/a
Sat, 12/05/2009 2:00 pm Quinnipiac n/a
Fri, 12/11/2009 7:00 pm Mercyhurst n/a
Sat, 12/12/2009 3:00 pm Mercyhurst n/a
Fri, 01/08/2010 7:00 pm Rensselaer n/a
Sat, 01/09/2010 4:00 pm Union n/a 3-1
Thu, 01/14/2010 7:00 pm Boston College n/a
Fri, 01/15/2010 2:00 pm Boston College n/a
Fri, 01/22/2010 7:00 pm Brown n/a
Sat, 01/23/2010 4:00 pm Yale n/a
Fri, 01/29/2010 7:00 pm Cornell n/a
Sat, 01/30/2010 4:00 pm Colgate n/a
Tue, 02/02/2010 7:00 pm Clarkson n/a
Fri, 02/05/2010 7:00 pm Union 7:00 pm 5-0
Sat, 02/06/2010 4:00 pm Rensselaer n/a
Fri, 02/12/2010 7:00 pm Quinnipiac n/a
Sat, 02/13/2010 4:00 pm Princeton n/a
Fri, 02/19/2010 7:00 pm Harvard n/a
Sat, 02/20/2010 4:00 pm Dartmouth n/a

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Game Highs[edit]

Metric Number Opponent Date
Goals 6 at Robert Morris (W, 6-3) 10.17.09
Goals Allowed 6 vs. Mercyhurst (L, 6-2) 12.12.09
Goals in a Period 4 (3rd period) at Robert Morris 10.17.09
Goals Allowed in a Period 4 (3rd period) vs. Mercyhurst, 12.12.09
Shots 47 at Brown (W, 3-2), 01.22.10
Shots Allowed 44 vs. Mercyhurst (L, 6-2) 12.12.09
Penalties 10 at Dartmouth (L, 4-2) 11.06.09
PIM 20 at Dartmouth (L, 4-2) 11.06.09
PP Goals 3 vs. Yale (W, 4-0) 10.30.09
PP Goals 3 vs. Brown (W, 3-1) 10.31.09
PP Goals 3 at Union (W, 3-1) 01.09.10
PP % 1.00 (1-of-1) vs. Dartmouth 02.20.10
PPGs Allowed 2 vs. New Hampshire 10.24.09
PPGs Allowed 2 at Dartmouth 11.06.09
PPGs Allowed 2 vs. Mercyhurst 12.12.09
PP Allowed % .667 (2-of-3) vs. New Hampshire (T, 3-3) 10.24.09
PP Allowed % .667 (2-of-3) vs. Mercyhurst (L, 6-2) 12.12.09
PP Allowed % .667 (2-of-3) at Princeton (L, 3-0) 02.13.10
SH goals 2 at Dartmouth (L, 4-2) 11.06.09
SHGs Allowed 1 at Clarkson (L, 4-1) 10.27.09

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Skaters[edit]

Player Games Goals Assists Points Points/game PIM GWG PPG SHG
Vanessa Emond 37 17 16 33 0.8919 22 2 2 3
Britni Smith 35 8 17 25 0.7143 10 1 5 2
Kelly Sabatine 36 9 15 24 0.6667 20 1 2 1
Michelle Ng 37 9 11 20 0.5405 4 1 3 0
Alley Bero 37 8 12 20 0.5405 12 1 4 0
Kayla Sullivan 36 12 5 17 0.4722 18 3 5 0
Tara Akstull 37 7 10 17 0.4595 14 2 3 0
Courtney Sawchuk 35 0 9 9 0.2571 24 0 0 0
Jamie Goldsmith 35 6 2 8 0.2286 28 2 2 0
Michelle Zimmerman 33 4 3 7 0.2121 6 2 0 1
Brooke Fernandez 37 2 5 7 0.1892 36 0 1 0
Kirsten Roach 22 3 1 4 0.1818 12 0 0 0
Karlee Shields 37 2 1 3 0.0811 0 1 0 0
Lauren Brozowski 37 1 2 3 0.0811 16 0 0 0
Josee Belanger 35 0 2 2 0.0571 6 0 0 0
Karell Emard 7 0 1 1 0.1429 12 0 0 0
Becky Street 34 0 1 1 0.0294 0 0 0 0
Ashley Scott 37 0 1 1 0.0270 0 0 0 0
Nikki Bongaerts 4 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Maxie Weisz 19 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Brittony Chartier 30 0 0 0 0.0000 4 0 0 0
Kyrsten Venasse 29 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
Maxie Weisz
Brittony Chartier
Nikki Bongaerts

Multiple-Point Games[edit]

  • Vanessa Emond, Britni Smith (9)
  • Kelly Sabatine (5)
  • Alley Bero, Michelle Ng (3)
  • Tara Akstull, Kayla Sullivan (2)
  • K. Shields, C. Sawchuk (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Britni Smith, Pre-Season All-ECAC Team[15]
  • Brittony Chartier, Frozen Four Skills Competition participant[16]
  • Jamie Goldsmith, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 12)[17]
  • Kelly Sabatine, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 19)[18]
  • Britni Smith, Frozen Four Skills Competition participant
  • Kayla Sullivan,[19] ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 26)

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