Women's college hockey: Wisconsin's Ann-Renée Desbiens leads in five categories
Shutouts, saves, and point streaks. Minnesota's Kelly Pannek dominated the leaderboard yet again as Provindence's Bob Deraney picked up a landmark coaching victory, and Ann-Renée Desbiens is all over the goaltender leaderboard. Here's what you need to know this week by the numbers.
- Number of St. Lawrence players ranked in the top-10 in scoring in the nation. Kennedy Marchment is ranked second with 1.73 points per game, Brooke Webster is tied for third with 1.65 points per game, and Hannah Miller is ninth with 1.46 points per game.
- Shutouts this year by St. Cloud State goaltender Janine Alder, most ever by a SCSU freshman and tied for the most in a single season by any Huskies netminder.
- Players that reached the career 100-point plateau last weekend. Friday, North Dakota senior Amy Menke became the seventh player in program history to join the century club. Saturday saw a pair of Wisconsin teammates reach the milestone, as senior Sydney McKibbon and junior Emily Clark became the 23rd and 24th Badgers, respectively, to record 100 career points.
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- The number of shutouts Colgate goaltender Julia Vandyk now has during this season. She is one shutout away from tying the program record for most shutouts in a season.
- Categories in which Wisconsin senior goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens leads the country: wins (20), winning percentage (.932), goals-against average (0.72), save percentage (.958) and shutouts (11).
- Games in a row that Clarkson senior co-captain Cayley Mercer has recorded at least one point. She has 12 goals and seven assists in that span.
- Current point streak by Minnesota Duluth senior forward Ashleigh Brykaliuk, the second-longest in program history. Only Hanne Sikio has recorded a longer scoring spree as Bulldog, posting a 23-game run during the 1999-2000 season in which the Finnish Olympian tallied 17 goals and 31 assists for 48 points.
- Career shutouts for Bemidji State senior goaltender Brittni Mowat, one away from matching former All-American Zuzanna Tomcikova for the all-time program record. She currently owns BSU career records in wins (59), games played (125), goals-against average (1.99) and save percentage (.932).
- Number of women's hockey coaches to reach 200 career wins all time. RIT head coach Scott McDonald won his 200th career game last weekend, all coming at RIT.
- NCAA-leading points total by Minnesota forward Kelly Pannek, on 14 goals and 37 assists. The junior also leads the country in points per game (1.37), assists and assists per game (1.37). She has tallied a point in 24 of the Gophers' 26 contests thus far.
- Career wins for Boston College junior goaltender Katie Burt. That number ranks her 10th all time in the NCAA and second among active goaltenders behind Wisconsin senior netminder Ann-Renee Desbiens (90). Burt has 49 career wins in Hockey East conference play, three wins back of the Hockey East career wins record (52).
- Games it took at the Division I level for RIT to have a goalie post back-to-back shutouts, something accomplished by sophomore Jenna de Jonge last weekend.
- Career wins for Providence head coach Bob Deraney, all coming with the Friars. He is also one win away from capturing the all-time wins record in Hockey East play with 153.
- NCAA-best saves by Ohio State's Kassidy Sauve, 168 more than the next-highest goaltender and 222 more than the second-place WCHA netminder. The redshirt-sophomore ranks third nationally with a .946 save percentage and tied for third with six shutouts.
- Career saves by Minnesota State senior goaltender Brianna Quade, just the fifth goaltender in program history to reach the 2,000-stop plateau.