Post #60 – 11/24/21 – Weekly Recap, Weekly Polls, D-I Tournament Events, Sifters
In This Post…
- D-I Weekly Recap |
- D-I Weekly Polls |
- D-I Tournament Events |
- Sifters |
D-I Weekly Recap
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- There were 12 shutouts in games this past weekend through tonight — Wednesday — out of 41 games played, just shy of 1/3 of all games where a team didn’t score a goal.
- 7 games needed overtime, 4 teams won in OT while 3 remained tied after OT. One game, in Hockey East ended in a shootout win for Providence.
- MN-Duluth hadn’t played a game in three-and-a-half weeks dating back to Oct. 23/24.
- Speaking of Duluth… congrats to grad transfer forward Elizabeth Giguere who notched her NCAA career 250th point in a 5 assist effort vs Bemidji on Nov. 19.
Game Schedule, Results & Box Scores
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
|2:00 ET||Mercyhurst||3||@||RIT||1||Box Score|
|7:00 ET||Penn State||1||@||Syracuse||0 OT||Box Score|
|6:00 ET||Brown||1||@||(7) Clarkson||5||Box Score|
|3:00 ET||(10) Princeton||1||@||(5) Colgate||1 OT||Box Score|
|3:00 ET||(6) Quinnipiac||4||@||Cornell||0||Box Score|
|6:00 ET||(9) Yale||4||@||St. Lawrence||4 OT||Box Score|
|2:00 ET||Holy Cross||2||@||Boston College||4||Box Score|
|6:00 ET||Boston University||1||@||Maine||5||Box Score|
|6:00 ET||New Hampshire||1||@||(4) Northeastern||4||Box Score|
|6:00 ET||Providence||3||@||Connecticut||3 OT – PC wins SO, 1-0||Box Score|
|3:00 ET||St. Anselm||1||@||LIU||5||Box Score|
|4:00 ET||Franklin Pierce||9||@||Post||0||Box Score|
|7:00 ET||Sacred Heart||10||@||St. Michael’s||0||Box Score|
|3:07 CT||(7) Minnesota Duluth||9||@||Bemidji State||0||Box Score|
|6:07 ET||Minnesota State||3||@||(2) Ohio State||6||Box Score|
|6:07 CT||(3) Minnesota||6||@||St. Cloud State||2||Box Score|
Saturday, November 20, 2021
|1:00 ET||Mercyhurst||6||@||RIT||1||Box Score|
|3:00 ET||Penn State||3||@||Syracuse||6||Box Score|
|3:00 ET||(9) Yale||4||@||(7) Clarkson||2||Box Score|
|3:00 ET||(6) Quinnipiac||4||@||(5) Colgate||0||Box Score|
|3:00 ET||(10) Princeton||0||@||Cornell||2||Box Score|
|3:00 ET||Brown||1||@||St. Lawrence||2||Box Score|
|3:00 ET||Vermont||5||@||Merrimack||4 OT||Box Score|
|2:00 ET||Connecticut||2||@||(4) Northeastern||3||Box Score|
|2:00 ET||St. Anselm||2||@||LIU||3 OT||Box Score|
|3:30 ET||Franklin Pierce||3||@||Post||0||Box Score|
|4:00 ET||Sacred Heart||6||@||St. Michael’s||3||Box Score|
|2:07 CT||(7) Minnesota Duluth||4||@||Bemidji State||1||Box Score|
|1:07 ET||Minnesota State||0||@||(2) Ohio State||9||Box Score|
|2:00 CT||(1) Wisconsin||7||@||St. Thomas||1||Box Score|
|3:07 CT||St. Cloud State||1||@||(3) Minnesota||5||Box Score|
Sunday, November 21, 2021
|3:00 ET||Boston College||4||@||Boston University||5||Box Score|
|3:00 ET||Vermont||5||@||Merrimack||2||Box Score|
|2:00 ET||Providence||2||@||Maine||3||Box Score|
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
|3:00 ET||(6) Yale||2||@||LIU||1 OT||Box Score|
|6:00 ET||St. Lawrence||5||@||RIT||1||Box Score|
|1:30 ET||Post||0||@||Sacred Heart||4||Box Score|
|7:00 ET||(10) Harvard||3||@||New Hampshire||2||Box Score|
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
D-I Weekly Polls
Beginning this week, we’ll publish three nationally recognized ‘Top 10’ polls – 1) USCHO.com Women’s Top 10 Poll and 2) USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine Top 10 Women’s Poll, and the NCAA Power 10 Rankings compiled by Evan Marinofsky as seen on NCAA.com.
The USCHO.com ranking will be listed first and the USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine ranking listed second when identifying rankings for teams. Example, ‘#4/5’
USCHO Division I Women’s Poll – November 22, 2021
|Rnk||Team||(First Place Votes)||Record||Points||Last Poll|
Others receiving votes: Boston College 1
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s Poll
(2021-22 Season, Week 11 Poll)
First-place votes in parentheses
|RANK||SCHOOL||LAST WEEK’S RANKING||2021-22 RECORD||WEEKS IN TOP 10|
|1.||University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)||1||15-0-1||11|
|2.||Ohio State University, 171||2||12-2-0||11|
|3.||University of Minnesota, 150||3||11-3-0||11|
|4.||Northeastern University, 121||4||12-2-1||11|
|5.||Quinnipiac University, 113||7||13-1-2||8|
|6.||University of Minnesota Duluth, 90||6||6-4-0||11|
|7.||Yale University, 66||NR||7-2-1||1|
|8.||Colgate University, 61||5||13-4-1||11|
|9.||Clarkson University, 43||8||12-2-2||4|
|10.||Princeton University, 24||9||5-2-1||7|
Others Receiving Votes: Harvard, 10; Boston College, 4; UConn, 1; Cornell, 1.
Notes: University of Wisconsin remains in the top spot of the rankings with 190 points and 19 first-place votes… The ECAC leads with five teams in the ranking, while the WCHA has four and the HEA has one… Team records are listed as W-L-T… For past poll results, click here.
About the Poll: The 25th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA women’s hockey conferences who are eligible for the NCAA Women’s National Collegiate Ice Hockey Championships, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.
NEW – NCAA Power 10 Rankings… by Evan Marinofsky
WCH will begin to post a new Rankings list and commentary published on the National Collegiate Women’s site on NCAA.com which can be found HERE. It’s put out by Evan Marinofsky who covers NCAA Ice Hockey for the NCAA. Evan is a media professional who covers the Bruins for WEEI and has an extensive college hockey media background. Long story short, he’s credible.
Another great weekend of women’s college hockey has us back for another Power 10 rankings.
This week doesn’t see much movement in the top four, however, there is some serious movement in the middle of my top 10. Yes, I’m looking right at you, Quinnipiac, Yale and Minnesota Duluth.
Let’s dive in.
1. Wisconsin (15-0-1) | Prev: 1
The Badgers are still ridiculously good. They steamrolled St. Thomas this past weekend, winning 7-1 on Saturday and 5-1 Sunday.
Sophomore forward Maddi Wheeler had quite the weekend, potting two goals and two assists in the first game and then adding two more assists in the second. That brings her point total to 18, which is good for fifth on the team. After this weekend, forwards Casey O’Brien (16) and Makenna Webster (14) rank No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation for goals. Not bad.
After getting this upcoming weekend off, the Badgers will have a big test against Minnesota on December 3 and 4.
2. Ohio State (12-2) | Prev: 2
The Buckeyes had no issues with Minnesota State this weekend, taking the Mavericks down by scores of 6-3 and 9-0.
In the 6-3 win, graduate student forward Clair DeGeorge and senior forward Paetyn Lewis both posted four-point nights. In the nine-goal rout, 12 Buckeyes posted at least one point. Most notably, sophomore Jenna Buglioni registered four.
Next up is the D1 in DC Tournament. Ohio State will play St. Lawrence first and then Penn State.
3. Minnesota (11-3) | Prev: 3
Minnesota had another great weekend, sweeping St. Cloud State with scores of 6-2 and 5-1. Senior forwards Abigail Boreen and Taylor Heise and senior d-man Gracie Ostertag all registered two goals apiece on the weekend.
Here’s a fun stat: In its last four games, Minnesota is outscoring the opposition 28-4. That’s quite the goal differential.
The Gophers will look to continue dominating this weekend at the Smashville Showcase. First up is Mercyhurst, a team very close to earning a spot in these rankings, on Friday.
4. Northeastern (12-2-1) | Prev: 4
The Huskies continued strong play with two victories over good Hockey East opponents this past weekend. First up was New Hampshire, who Northeastern beat, 4-1. The following day was a 3-2 win over UConn.
Even though Friday’s win was only by three goals, the Huskies dominated, outshooting UNH, 46-13. In Saturday’s game against UConn, Northeastern was down 2-0 but rattled off three-straight lamplighters over the final two periods to win the game.
Next up is a big weekend series at Princeton.
5. Quinnipiac (13-1-2) | Prev: 6
The Bobcats move up a spot on my Power 10 for two main reasons. One is they took care of business against Cornell, winning by a final of 4-0. The second, and this one is bigger, is that they took down the team that previously held this No. 5 spot.
That’s right: Colgate had this spot last week, and Quinnipiac beat it, 4-0.
In its biggest win so far this season, the Bobcats got goals from sophomore forwards Sophie Urban and Nina Steigauf, junior forward Jess Schryver and first-year forward Maya Labad.
But the story of the game was graduate student goalie Corinne Schroeder. She stopped all 38 shots she faced from Colgate’s relentless offensive attack, as the Bobcats were outshot, 38-13. After this weekend, Schroeder leads the nation in goals-against average with an incredible .663. She has yet to allow more than a single goal in nine games.
Next up is the Nutmeg Classic. The first game will be against Yale this Friday.
6. Yale (7-2-1) | Prev: 7
Speaking of Yale, the Bulldogs come in this week at No. 6.
They tied St. Lawrence, 4-4, Friday night and beat Clarkson, 4-2, the following day. First-year forward Anna Bargman, junior forward Claire Dalton and junior defenseman Emma Seitz all registered a goal in each game.
This one from Seitz was particularly spectacular.
Up next for Yale is a game against LIU Tuesday night. Then comes its biggest test of the season so far against Quinnipiac in the Nutmeg Classic. That will have massive implications on these rankings.
7. Colgate (13-4-1) | Prev: 5
It was a tough weekend for Colgate. The Raiders tied Princeton, 1-1, and then lost to Quinnipiac, 4-0.
Last week, I said both games would be huge tests for Colgate because each opponent was ranked. In the tie against Princeton, the offense peppered Tigers goalie Rachel McQuigge with 48 shots. She stopped 47 of them. The next day it was more of the same. Once again, Colgate put up a ton of shots (38) and once again, it ran into a hot goalie in Quinnipiac’s Schroeder.
Next up is the Smashville Showcase. Colgate gets Boston College first on Friday. Saturday will bring either Minnesota or Mercyhurst — both very good opponents.
8. Minnesota Duluth (6-4) | Prev: NR
After almost a full month away from competition, the Bulldogs were back playing games. They traveled to Bemidji State this past weekend for a series with the Beavers. Friday’s game was a 9-0 win, while Saturday brought a 4-1 victory. In the nine-goal win, fifth-year forward Elizabeth Giguere posted a team-high five assists.
Minnesota Duluth’s next game is this weekend in the D1 in DC tournament. Its first matchup is against Penn State on Friday.
9. Clarkson (12-2-2) | Prev: 9
The Golden Knights stay put at No. 9 in these rankings after splitting this past weekend. Friday saw Clarkson take down Brown, 5-1. But the following night, Clarkson was bested by Yale, 4-2.
There were lots of signs of encouragement in the 5-1 win. The Golden Knights enjoyed scoring from all over the lineup and outshot Brown, 44-23.
Next up is a weekend set against Maine.
10. Harvard (6-3) | Prev: 10
The Crimson didn’t play this past weekend, so no reason to move them out of the No. 10 spot.
Next up is a date with New Hampshire Tuesday night, another weekend off and then Union on Dec. 3.
Evan Marinofsky has covered the Boston Bruins for CLNS Media and WEEI, covering three postseasons and the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. He covered the UMass hockey team for two seasons for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, including its national championship run in 2021. He also covered the Cape Cod Baseball League for a summer in 2019. You can follow him on Twitter @EvanMarinofsky.
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Holiday Tournament Time
It’s that time of year. Hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is here Thursday and with it, comes a slew of tournament events. Here is a rundown of what’s happening this weekend.
- Smashville Women’s Collegiate Showcase — Nov. 26-27 — Boston College, Colgate, Mercyhurst, Minnesota
- Nutmeg Classic — Nov. 26-27 — Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, UCONN, Yale (Hosted by UCONN, @ UCONN)
- DI in DC — Nov. 26-27 — Ohio St., Penn St., Univ. MN-Duluth, St. Lawrence University
- Mayors Cup — Nov. 27 — Providence @ Brown
- World University Games — Dec. 10-17 — Northeastern University, Team Switzerland, Team China, Team Canada, Team Russia, Team Japan. You can find out more on this event HERE.
The D-III season is now under way and there are some holiday tournament events being played as well:
- Cardinal/Panther Classic–Endicott, Plattsburgh, Elmira, and Middlebury (Nov. 27 & 28)
- Codfish Bowl–UMASS-Boston, Bowdoin, Trine, and Stevenson (Nov. 27 & 28)
- Castleton Invitational–Conn. College, Castleton, Potsdam, and Colby (Dec 10 & 11)
- East/West Showcase–Adrian, Norwich, Elmira, Plattsburgh (Dec. 11 & 12)
Katey Stone Wins #500… A 5-2 win vs. Brown on the road Nov. 13th gave Harvard Head Coach Katey Stone her 500th career NCAA win. She now becomes the first female head coach to reach the 500 win plateau. You can read more on Coach Stone’s 500th win HERE. You can find a list of the top 100 coaches in NCAA women’s hockey HERE as well.
NCAA D-I Tourney Expansion Update… Big news came out Tuesday as the Division I Competition Oversight Committee supported the recommendation for expansion of the women’s D-I NCAA National Collegiate Championship tournament to 11 teams in 2022. The NCAA D-I Council still needs to give final approval and will meet Dec. 15th to decide. You can read the official announcement from NCAA.com HERE. The cliff notes version is this:
- 11 teams make the tournament.
- The top five seeds in the tournament would receive first-round byes. The fifth-seeded team would play at the campus site of one of the top four seeds.
- Three first-round games would be played at the campus sites of three of the top four seeds in the tournament. The winners of first-round game would receive a day off before playing in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
- The four second-round winners would advance to the Women’s Frozen Four March 18-20 in Park, Pennsylvania.
Holiday Recruiting Events Dot the Schedule Into December… It’s that time of year. College’s are winding down the first half of their respective seasons over the next few weekends (can you believe it!… seems like the season just started.) and that means one thing: Time to hit the recruiting trail. Several events are taking place around North America beginning this weekend and continuing late into December. Look for our complete list of marquee recruiting events next week. Things kick off this weekend with showcase events in Nashville to coincide with the ‘Smashville’ D-I Thanksgiving tournament as well as the Massachusetts State Championship tournament that gets underway Friday.
21-22 NCAA S-A Guide… Speaking of recruiting, the NCAA came out with its annual Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete. You can download it HERE for free. This is the perfect document for anyone wondering about NCAA eligibility in the post-COVID era. It’s a must read!
Athletic Scholarships for RIT ad Union?… Yes, you read that correctly. Athletic scholarships could be on the way for these two long-time D-III schools with Division I Women’s and Men’s Ice Hockey programs. Final approval of the measure could come at the 2022 NCAA Convention. In late October, the D-III NCAA President’s Council supported a change to legislation concerning Bylaw 15 of the NCAA Manual–Financial Aid. Which would allow a small number of institutions who sponsor a D-III athletic department with a D-I team to give athletic scholarships. Allowing it at the NCAA level is one thing, having each school come up with the $ to fund athletic scholarships is another. A NCAA waiver in 2004 allowed current D-I hockey programs like Clarkson and St. Lawrence to give athletic scholarships. A move to allow D-III schools to fund it’s D-I teams with scholarships could have far reaching impacts for a sport like hockey. I don’t know all the inns and outs of what schools would have to do to elevate their hockey teams to D-I status, but imagine of Adrian, Plattsburgh, or Elmira, wanted to jump up to D-I? Hmmm… Interesting.
Kaplan, Hecker & Fink NCAA Gender Equity Review… If you have not so done yet, give this document a read, you can find it below. It’s absolutely stunning what the findings bring to light about how the NCAA operates, what it holds true to prioritize, and the disparities that exist in certain sports. It’s hard to put into words how bad it is. Ice Hockey as a sport is highlighted as one of the worst culprits in terms of disparities between the student-athlete experience for it’s women’s and men’s programs as well as the NCAA National Championship S-A experience. This document has much to do with the D-I tournament being expanded.
Until Next Time…
21-22 Streaming Info
-Streams for games in the ECAC can be found HERE. Subscriptions will be necessary to watch games.
-Streams in the WCHA can be found HERE. Subscriptions will be necessary to watch games.
-Streams in Hockey East this year can be found HERE. Hockey East once again is streaming all game live and for FREE.
-Streams for CHA games with the exception of Penn St. can be found HERE. Subscriptions will be necessary to watch games.
-Streams for NEWHA games can be found at each teams’ website. Subscriptions may be necessary to watch games.
NCAA Coaching Changes… Keep up with all the coaching changes across D-I and D-III HERE.
Grant Kimball is founder and contributing writer at Women’s College Hockey.org and beginning his 3rd season as an Assistant Coach with the Yale University women’s hockey program. Grant has developed an experienced perspective in the world of women’s ice hockey, having coached and recruited players from across the globe during his 25+ year amatuer and NCAA coaching career. He has coached at 6 NCAA DIII and DI programs in the NCHA (D3), the CHA, WCHA, Hockey East, ECAC, and the Ivy League (DI). Beyond coaching, Grant served as a site representative for the 2019 NCAA quarterfinal of the D-I NCAA Tournament. He also currently serves as an Officer with the American Hockey Coaches Association as Vice President of Membership and sits on the AHCA’s Women’s Hockey Executive Committee.