Jan. 12, 2009


By Amy Farnum Novin

FORWARD THINKING:  Mercyhurst College’s Meghan Agosta became the program’s all-time leading point scorer as she compiled eight points in the No. 4 Lakers’ sweep of Vermont last weekend.

The native of Ruthven, Ontario, tallied one goal and four assists in an 8-1 defeat of Vermont on Jan. 11 as she increased her career total to 171 points.  Agosta moved ahead of current teammate and senior Valerie Chouinard on the all-time point chart, although Chouinard attempted to keep pace with a goal of her own against the Catamounts.  She was named College Hockey America Offensive Player of the Week for her accomplishments.

The Lakers are riding their second-longest winning streak in program history with 11 straight victories.

SHUTTING IT DOWN:  University of Connecticut senior goaltender Brittany Wilson sparked the Huskies to their fourth shutout of the season as they downed then-No. 9 Boston University, 3-0, last weekend.

Wilson, a native of Nepean, Ontario, made 31 saves as she posted her third shutout of the season.  She currently ranks 11th in the nation with a 1.70 goals against average, and sixth in Division I with an .808 winning percentage.

The victory against the Terriers stretched the Huskies’ winning streak to eight games, including four wins over nationally-ranked opponents.  UConn has outscored foes 30-10 during the streak.  The Huskies are now in sole possession of third place in the Hockey East standings, and slipped into the latest USCHO.com Division I poll at No. 10.

ROOKIE RULES:  Providence College goaltender Genevieve Lacasse picked up her second Hockey East Rookie of the Week award after propelling the Friars to a stunning 5-0 win over then-No. 6 New Hampshire on Jan. 10.

The native of Scarborough, Ontario, fended off 43 shots as she earned her third shutout of the season.  It was the Friars’ first win over UNH since February 2005, and was the first time this season that PC has defeated a nationally-ranked opponent.

GREEN WITH ENVY:  Dartmouth College breezed past three fellow Ivy League foes last week behind the stellar offensive play of sophomore Amanda Trunzo, who was named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week for the first time this season.

The native of Andover, Minn., posted her first career hat trick with an assists in a 9-1 victory over Brown, which followed a trio of assists in wins over Yale and Harvard.  

Freshman Reagan Fischer joined Trunzo as one of the league’s weekly honorees after tallying four points on three goals and an assist for the Big Green.  She was tabbed Rookie of the Week for the first time in her career.

NOTABLE:  Princeton claimed its fourth straight victory with a 3-1 win at Union on Jan. 10 as the Tigers climbed into third place in the ECAC Hockey standings … Minnesota set a single-game record for goals in a game as the Gophers downed Ohio State, 12-1, to conclude a series sweep of the Buckeyes.  The Gophers outscored OSU 21-3 on the weekend.  Minnesota also moved into the No. 1 spot in the USCHO.com Division I poll after stretching its winning streak to 14 games, while previously top-ranked Wisconsin fell to Minnesota Duluth over the weekend.