Jan. 19, 2009


By Amy Farnum Novin

MAKING HER MARK:  Not only did Wayne State’s 7-3 win over Robert Morris University on Jan. 17 extended the Warriors’ unbeaten streak to seven games, but it also allowed some players to reach some individual accomplishments.

Senior Melissa Boal netted four goals to help the Warriors complete the weekend sweep, recording only the fourth four-goal game in school history.  With four points, teammate Sam Poyton joined Boal as one of only six players to reach 100 career goals since the NCAA began recognizing women’s hockey in 2000.  Boal and Poyton are the second set of teammates to achieve the feat.
Boal, a native of Pakenham, Ontario, also improved her career point total to 199, and needs just one to become the ninth player in NCAA history to record 200 points.  Her 109 goals stand third on the NCAA all-time list.  Boal, who leads the nation with 1.15 goals per game, was selected College Hockey America Offensive Player of the Week for her performance.

Wayne State remained perfect in CHA action at 6-0-0 with the sweep of RMU.  
SISTER ACT:  Top-ranked Minnesota cruised to a sweep of Bemidji State by a combined score of 16-2 as twin sisters Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux accounted for nine of the Golden Gophers’ goals over the weekend.

Jocelyne Lamoureaux registered one goal and two assists, while her sister Monique netted the Gophers’ first two scores of a 5-1 win on Jan. 16.  The duo from Grand Forks, N.D., followed it up with three goals and three assists each in an 11-1 victory the following day.  

Since the beginning of the second half of the season, Minnesota has outscored foes 50-8 in six contests.  Each Lamoureux sister has compiled 17 points during the stretch.  Monique Lamoureux leads the Gophers with 24 goals and 47 points, while Jocelyne follows with a team-leading 26 assists and 41 points.

Minnesota has now posted 12 straight 20-win seasons.  The Golden Gophers top the nation with the longest active winning streak with 16 games.

BULLDOGS BITE:  After knocking off previously unbeaten Wisconsin two weeks ago, No. 3 Minnesota Duluth continued its stellar play with a sweep of Minnesota State last weekend.  The Bulldogs are riding a five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1).

Sophomore forward Haley Irwin collected four goals and an assist in the two victories to lead the Bulldogs over the weekend.  The native of Thunder Bay, Ontario has scored in 10 straight games, and has recorded 10 goals and four assists since Nov. 28.  She ranks third on the squad with 27 points.

NOTABLE:  No. 5 St. Lawrence gained four points in the ECAC Hockey standings over the weekend as the Saints edged Brown, 3-2, and defeated Yale, 4-0, for the 24th straight time in series history.  The Saints are in third-place in the league standings behind Dartmouth and Harvard with two points separating all three teams … No. 2 Wisconsin bounced back from a 1-0-1 weekend against UMD by sweeping North Dakota in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play as the Badgers tried to keep pace with first-place Minnesota … Colgate freshman goaltender Kimberly Sass combined for 55 saves win wins over Rensselaer and Union as the Raiders stretched their winning streak to four games.  The native of East Amherst, N.Y., was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for her efforts.