2009–10 Connecticut Huskies women's ice hockey season

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2009–10 Connecticut Huskies women's ice hockey season
Nutmeg Classic champions
Conference 5 HEA
Home ice Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 9
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 9
Record
Overall 21-9-7
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Heather Linstad

The head coach is Heather Linstad. Assisting Linstad are Jaime Totten and Kirsti Anderson. The first time the 2009/10 women's ice hockey team took the ice was at Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. It will be in exhibition play against Dawson College on September 25 at 7 p.m. The regular season began on the road at New Hampshire on October 3. UConn's regular season home opener was October 16 against the Syracuse Orange women's ice hockey program at 7 p.m.

Offseason[edit]

  • June 19: Hockey East announced that Connecticut women's ice hockey assistant coach Jaime Totten will be one of three assistants for the Hockey East All-Star team this season. On November 22, the WHEA All-Stars will take on Team USA at New Hampshire's Whittemore Center. She was an assistant coach for the USA Women's National Under-22 team in 2008 during a three-game series against Canada.[1]
  • July 2: Heather Linstad announced the incoming freshman class of six student-athletes set to join the Huskies on their 2009-10 campaign. The incoming players are from four states and two provinces the class includes five skaters and one goalie. The players are:
  • Maude Blain (from Magog, Quebec) was an assistant captain on Team Quebec when the squad earned the bronze medal at the 2007 Canada games and served as a team captain when Team Quebec took silver at the 2007 Canadian Champion.
  • Claire Frances (from Stowe, Vermont) earned the starting goaltender spot as a freshman at Stowe High School. As a sophomore, she led the ice hockey team to a runner-up finish at the Vermont State Championships. Stowe was a two-time Vermont High School Coaches and Burlington Free Press all-league honouree.
  • Kelly Horan (from Methuen, Massachusetts) helped Lawrence Academy to one ISL Championship and the 2007 Harrington Tournament title.
  • Casey Knajdek (from Woodbury, Minnesota) was a five-time varsity letterwinner at Hill Murray in women's ice hockey and softball. Knajdek helped her hockey team to three consecutive conference championships while she earned all-conference accolades at the end of each championship season.
  • Carli Pridmore (from Winnetka, Illinois) will join former teammates Jaclyn Camardo (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and Nicole Camardo (Arlington Heights, Ill.) as a freshman this season. She played with both Camardos on the Chicago Young Americans U19 squad.
  • Elisabeth Stathopulos (from Toronto, Ontario) played for the Durham Junior Lightning Intermediate AA team, helping the team to the 2007 Ontario Provincial Championship Title.

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  • July 20: Rebecca Hewett is among the 42 players invited to Hockey Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team selection camp held August 7–14 in Calgary, Alberta.[3]
  • August 19: Heather Linstad announced the addition of Kirsti Anderson to this season's coaching staff. Anderson spent the last two season as an assistant with Hamilton College’s women's ice hockey program.[4]

Regular season[edit]

  • January: Alexandra Garcia was between the pipes for every game of the undefeated month of January (9-0-1) for the Huskies. She had a 1.09 GAA and a .951 save-percentage. Garcia capped off the month with back-to-back shutouts at Boston Unoversotu and against Vermont. Garcia finished the month with three shutouts, after denying Robert Morris on Jan. 9. She allowed fewer than two goals in all by one contest in January and made 20 or more saves in six contests.
  • February 17: Senior defender Cristin Allen is among one of 45 nominees for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.[5]
  • During the month of February, Elizabeth Stathopulos registered four assists. On February 27, she assisted on the game-winning goal that beat Boston College. During February, she led all Huskies freshmen with five points. She finished her month with a rating of +3.[6]

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 Height Position Class
2 Jamie Tuttle 5-7 Defense SO
4 Jody Sydor 5-8 Defense JR
5 Casey Knajdek 5-4 Forward/Defense FR
7 Justine Cigna 5-4 Forward SR
8 Brittany Murphy 5-5 Forward JR
9 Nicole Camardo 5-5 Defense SO
10 Amy Hollstein 5-2 Forward SR
11 Jaclyn Camardo 5-5 Forward SO
13 Jennifer Chaisson 5-10 Forward JR
14 Carli Pridmore 5-8 Defense FR
15 Sami Evelyn 5-7 Defense SO
17 Jessica Lutz 5-8 Forward JR
18 Rebecca Hewett 5-6 Defense SO
19 Elisabeth Stathopulos 5-8 Forward FR
21 Kelly Horan 5-0 Forward FR
22 Lauren LeMond 5-6 Forward JR
25 Cristin Allen 5-4 Defense SR
26 Monique Weber 5-8 Forward SO
32 Jennie Bellonio 5-4 Goaltender SR
33 Christie Houser[7] 5-7 Goaltender SR
35 Claire Frances 5-8 Goaltender FR
81 Maude Blain 5-7 Defense FR
83 Alexandra Garcia 5-5 Goaltender SO
93 Tiffany Good 5-7 Forward SR
97 Michelle Binning 5-4 Forward SR

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Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time Score Record
09/25/09 vs. Dawson College # Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET Win, 6-0 1-0-0
10/03/09 at New Hampshire * Durham, N.H. 2:00 p.m. ET Loss, 3-1 1-1-0
10/04/09 at Northeastern * Boston, Mass. 2:00 p.m. ET Tie, 1-1 (SO Loss) 1-1-1
10/09/09 at St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET Win, 2-0 2-1-1
10/10/09 at Clarkson Potsdam, N.Y. 3:00 p.m. ET Loss, 4-0 2-2-1
10/16/09 vs. Syracuse Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET Win, 3-2[9] 3-2-1
10/17/09 vs. Colgate Storrs, Conn. 4:00 p.m. ET Loss, 5-2 3-3-1
10/23/09 at Brown Providence, R.I. 7:00 p.m. ET Win, 8-1 4-3-1
10/24/09 vs. Union NY Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET 4-1 5-3-1
10/31/09 at New Hampshire * Durham, N.H. 5:00 p.m. ET 1-3 5-4-1
11/01/09 vs. Providence * Storrs, Conn. 4:00 p.m. ET 1-1 5-4-2
11/08/09 at Maine Orono, Maine 1 2:00 p.m. ET 7-2 6-4-2
11/14/09 vs. Boston College * Storrs, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET 0-0 6-4-3
11/15/09 at Boston College * Chestnut Hill, Mass. 1 2:00 p.m. ET 0-4 6-5-3
11/27/09 vs. Quinnipiac (Nutmeg Classic) New Haven, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET 1-0 7-5-3
11/28/09 Championship Game (Nutmeg Classic) vs. Yale New Haven, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET 6-1[10] 8-5-3
12/04/09 vs. Boston University * Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET 4-3 9-5-3
12/05/09 at Boston University * Boston, Mass. 3:00 p.m. ET 1-1 9-5-4
12/08/09 at Harvard Cambridge, Mass. 7:00 p.m. ET 1-2 9-6-4
01/02/10 vs. Dartmouth Storrs, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET 3-2 10-6-4
01/03/10 vs. Dartmouth Storrs, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET 3-3 10-6-5
01/08/10 at Robert Morris Pittsburgh, Pa. (Mellon Arena) 2:00 p.m. ET 4-2 11-6-5
01/09/10 at Robert Morris Moon Township, Pa. 4:00 p.m. ET 4-0 12-6-5
01/16/10 at Vermont * Burlington, Vt. 2:00 p.m. ET 5-1 13-6-5
01/17/10 at Vermont * Burlington, Vt. 2:00 p.m. ET 4-1 14-6-5
01/22/10 vs. Maine Storrs, Conn. 7:00 p.m. ET 4-1 15-6-5
01/23/10 vs. Maine Storrs, Conn. 4:00 p.m. ET 2-1 16-6-5
01/29/10 at Boston University * Boston, Mass. 7:00 p.m. ET 2-0 17-6-5
01/30/10 vs. Vermont * Storrs, Conn. 2:00 p.m. ET 2-0 18-6-5
02/06/10 vs. Boston College * Storrs, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET 3-1 19-6-5
02/07/10 vs. New Hampshire * Storrs, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET 1-4 19-7-5
02/12/10 at Providence * Providence, R.I. 7:00 p.m. ET 3-3 19-7-6
02/13/10 vs. Providence * Storrs, Conn. 4:00 p.m. ET 4-1 20-7-6
02/20/10 vs. Northeastern * Storrs, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET 0-0 20-7-7
02/21/10 at Northeastern * Boston, Mass. 1:00 p.m. ET 0-2 20-8-7

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Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Skaters[edit]

Player Games Goals Assists Points Points/game PIM GWG PPG SHG
Michelle Binning 37 20 10 30 0.8108 36 5 7 1
Monique Weber 37 14 15 29 0.7838 78 3 5 1
Jennifer Chaisson 37 10 15 25 0.6757 16 1 4 1
Cristin Allen 37 3 21 24 0.6486 20 1 2 0
Elisabeth Stathopulous 37 9 14 23 0.6216 10 2 1 0
Kelly Horan 37 6 12 18 0.4865 8 1 0 0
Amy Hollstein 37 8 8 16 0.4324 16 2 0 2
Brittany Murphy 37 6 10 16 0.4324 30 3 0 0
Sami Evelyn 37 3 12 15 0.4054 48 1 2 0
Jessica Lutz 37 3 10 13 0.3514 20 0 0 0
Jody Sydor 37 2 10 12 0.3243 30 0 2 0
Rebecca Hewett 37 0 10 10 0.2703 28 0 0 0
Maude Blain 36 5 4 9 0.2500 8 0 2 1
Casey Knajdek 37 2 5 7 0.1892 22 1 1 0
Tiffany Good 32 3 2 5 0.1563 8 1 1 0
Lauren LeMond 37 1 1 2 0.0541 6 0 0 0
Jaclyn Camardo 37 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Jennie Bellonio 5 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Nicole Camardo 23 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Carli Pridmore 20 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Alexandra Garcia 33 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 %
Jennie Bellonio 5 3 1 0 7 264 1.5929 0 88 .926
Alexandra Garcia 33 18 8 7 53 1993 1.5954 6 718 .931

Postseason[edit]

  • March 7: Connecticut moves to the Hockey East Tournament championship game. The Huskies had a three-goal first period and did not look back. The Huskies eliminated the top-seeded Providence Friars at Schneider Arena. Alexandra Garcia stopped 32 shots. The Huskies are in the Hockey East championship game for the second time in conference history. This is the Huskies first appearance in the championship since 2005.

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  • March 8:Sophomore Tara Watchorn scored at 9:52 in overtime as Number 3 seeded BU defeated No. 5 seed Connecticut. The game was played at Schneider Arena on the Providence College campus. The Terriers clinched their first ever Hockey East Tournament title and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The 2010 Hockey East Tournament Championship game was the first ever to go into overtime in the eight-year history of the league.[14] Connecticut did not receive an at-large berth.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Cristin Allen, Best Defenseman Award[15]
  • Cristin Allen, Runner up, Hockey East Player of the Year
  • Cristin Allen, New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team [16]
  • Jennifer Chaisson - Hockey East Best Defensive Forward[17]
  • Alexandra Garcia – Connecticut, Bauer Goaltender of the Month, January 2010[18]
  • Alexandra Garcia, Runner Up, Hockey East Goaltending Champion[19]

All Hockey East Team[edit]

  • Cristin Allen, 2010 WHEA First-Team All-Star[20]
  • Alexandra Garcia, 2010 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Jody Sydor, 2010 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Monique Weber, 2010 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Star

Hockey East All Tournament team[edit]

  • Cristin Allen, D: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Michelle Binning, F: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Amy Hollstein, F: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/061909aaf.html
  2. ^ http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/070209aaa.html
  3. ^ http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/072009aaa.html
  4. ^ http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/081909aaa.html
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-10. 
  7. ^ Women Hockey Life,http://www.womenshockeylife.com/success-stories/christie-houser/
  8. ^ http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-hockey/mtt/conn-w-hockey-mtt.html
  9. ^ http://suathletics.syr.edu/index.aspx?path=wice
  10. ^ http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/w-hockey/2009-10/files/wh112809.htm
  11. ^ http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-hockey/sched/conn-w-hockey-sched.html
  12. ^ "Connecticut Huskies Women's Hockey 2009-2010 Statistics: Overall". USCHO.com. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  13. ^ http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/recaps10.php?wconprv1.m06
  14. ^ http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/recaps10.php?wbu_con1.m07
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  16. ^ "Cunningham, Parsons Named to All-New England Team". ECAC Hockey. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

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