AMHERST, Mass. Elmira avenged its 3-2 loss to Amherst earlier in the season by advancing to the semifinals of the 2008 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Tournament with a 3-2 nail-biting win over the Lord Jeffs Saturday afternoon at Orr Rink.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Danielle Mazurek scored 14:38 into overtime to lift Manhattaville to a 4-3 win over Middlebury in a NCAA Quarterfinal game in Kenyon Arena. The win avenges quarterfinals losses by the Valiants in each of the last three years at Middlebury. Manhattanville will take on Wisconsin-Superior, a 3-1 winner over Gustavus Adolphus in a semifinal game next Friday at 3:30 at Plattsburgh St. The host school will meet Elmira, a 3-2 winner over Amherst, in the nightcap at 7:00.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Amherst scored three second period goals en route to its second consecutive NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Championship with a 7-1 win over Colby at Middlebury. The Jeffs earned the leagues automatic bid and will make their second NCAA Tournament appearance when the pairings are announced on Monday, while Colby ends its season with a 15-9-3 mark.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Liz Osgood scored a five-on-three power play goal 13:16 into overtime to lift Colby to a 3-2 upset victory over top-seeded Middlebury in the semifinals of the 2008 NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Championship. The Panthers held a sizeable 48-17 shots advantage in the game, but it wasnt enough as Lacey Brown made 46 saves on the afternoon for Colby. The Mules advance to Sundays championship game at 1:00 p.m., against the winner of the Trinity/Amherst game played later today.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Amherst will makes its second consecutive trip to the final game of the NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Championship after a 2-1 win over Trinity at Middlebury Saturday afternoon. The defending champion Jeffs will take on Colby, a 3-2 overtime winner over Middlebury, on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
HADLEY, Mass. - Middlebury junior forward Annmarie Cellino (West Seneca, N.Y.) has been named the 2008 NESCAC Player of the Year, while first year teammate Anna McNally (St. Paul, Minn.) earned Rookie of the Year, as determined by the conference coaches. The two teamed up to lead the Panthers to a conference mark of 13-0-3, the second-straight season that Middlebury has gone unbeaten in NESCAC play.
HADLEY, Mass. - Amherst College, the defending NESCAC Womens Ice Hockey Champion, will battle for a second-straight NESCAC title this weekend when the Jeffs travel to Middlebury, Vt. for the final rounds of the 2008 NESCAC Womens Ice Hockey Championship at Kenyon Arena. Top seed and host Middlebury will face fourth seed Colby in the first semifinal on Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m., followed by second seed Amherst taking on third seed Trinity at 4:00 p.m. The 2008 NESCAC Womens Ice Hockey Championship concludes with the final on Sunday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m.
AMHERST, Mass. - The second-seeded Amherst College womens hockey team defeated seventh-seeded Bowdoin College in the first round of the 2008 NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Championship, 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the defending NESCAC Champions travel to Middlebury where they await the second lowest seed remaining in a semi-final matchup at 4:00 p.m. on March 8.
HARTFORD, Conn. First year forwards Sarah Kohn (Winchester, Mass.) and Kim Weiss (Potomac, Md.) each scored two goals to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 5-1 win over the visiting Hamilton College Continentals in the first round of the 2008 NESCAC Womens Ice Hockey Championship on Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center. Third-seeded Trinity improves to 18-4-3 with its first-ever post-season victory, and will play second-seeded Amherst in the NESCAC Semifinals on Saturday, Mar. 8 at Middlebury at 4 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine - Stephanie Scarpato (Osterville, Mass.) made an impact in her first collegiate playoff game with two goals as the Colby College women's hockey team took a 3-1 win over Connecticut College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinal game Saturday at Alfond Rink.
HADLEY, Mass. - Middlebury College has earned the number-one seed and a first round bye in the 2008 NESCAC Womens Ice Hockey Championship. The Panthers locked up the number-one seed during the final weekend of the regular season with a pair of NESCAC wins over Hamilton and Wesleyan, finishing the conference slate with an unbeaten 13-0-3 mark. The first round for the seven-team tournament begins on Saturday, March 1 at Amherst, Colby and Trinity, with the action moving to Middlebury on Saturday, March 8 for the semifinals.
HARTFORD, Conn. Trinity Colleges Koeppel Community Sports Center recently received recognition for its architecture. The Koeppel Center, named in memory of former College Trustee Alfred J. Koeppel 54, H00 by his family, opened in late 2006 and has won a 2007 Facilities of Merit Award from Athletic Business Journal.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. The Hockey Humanitarian Award, presented by BNY Mellon Wealth Management, has announced a record eight finalists from 22 NCAA college hockey players that have been nominated for the 2008 award. Seniors Will Bruce (Nashville, Tenn.), a member of the Williams men's ice hockey team, and Caralyn Quan (Toronto, Ontario), a member of the Ephs' women's ice hockey team, are among the finalists.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - After nine seasons as an assistant coach at St. Lawrence University, Jodi McKenna has been named faculty head coach for women's ice hockey at Wesleyan University, it was announced by Athletics Director John Biddiscombe. She replaces 12-year veteran head coach Donna Wright, who announced her resignation in June for personal reasons.