Jan. 28, 2010

By Amy Farnum

SHE'S GOT THE POWER: Plattsburgh State forward Laurie Bowler tied the NCAA Division III all-time lead in power play goals at 29 with a tally during a 4-3 victory over then-No. RIT on Jan. 22.

The senior from Brantford, Ontario, also reached the 100-point milestone in Friday's contest, and then went on to tally a hat trick in the Cardinals' 5-2 win against RIT the next day. She was named ECAC West Player of the Week for her accomplishments.

Back on the ice on Tuesday, Bowler continued her hot streak in her 100th career game in the Cardinals' 7-2 win over Norwich, dishing out three assists in the contest. She now has 66 goals and 40 assists for 106 points during her 100-game career. Second-ranked Plattsburgh travels to Buffalo State for a two-game league series on Jan. 29-30.

400 FOR MANDIGO: Middlebury head coach Bill Mandigo became the first-ever women's collegiate ice hockey coach to reach 400 victories as the Panthers turned back Williams, 6-2, on Jan. 23.

The Panthers won their third straight game in a 4-1 victory at Holy Cross on Jan. 26 as Mandigo pushed his career record to 401-102-21 in 22 seasons.

No. 7 Middlebury looks to extend their winning streak in a New England Small College Athletic Conference match-up against No. 4 Trinity on Jan. 30. The Panthers are hoping to improve their third-place position in the NESCAC standings against second-place Trinity.

STILL HOT: Junior forward Courtney Hanlon garnered NESCAC Player of the Week honors as she led No. 1 Amherst to a 2-0-1 week as the Lord Jeffs continued their hold on first place in the league standings.

To start the week, Hanlon netted two goals, including the game-tying tally, in a 3-1 victory at then-No. 2 Elmira as the Lord Jeffs avenged their only loss of the season. Hanlon went on to score two goals, including the game-winner, in a 5-0 victory versus Hamilton, and then assisted on Amherst's final goal in a 3-3 tie against the Continentals to cap off the NESCAC series.

Hanlon ranks second in the NESCAC with 10 goals, and has registered seven goals and three assists during Amherst's seven-game unbeaten streak.

The Lord Jeffs are back in action at Colby College for a two-game NESCAC series. They are looking to extend their regular season NESCAC unbeaten streak to 52 games (43-0-9).

GOAL-ORIENTED: Lake Forest's Kim Herring set the school's single-season record for points as she contributed a goal and an assist in the Foresters' 6-0 win at Marian on Jan. 22.

Herring netted her school-record tying 22nd goal of the season against Marian, and then added an assist to improve her program-record point total to 33. She also leads the nation with 2.00 points and 1.29 goals per game.

The Foresters boast a 7-1-2 record in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association standings, which leads the league. Wisconsin-Eau Claire visits Lake Forest in an NCHA series on Jan. 30-31.