Lanteigne named 2019 College Hockey America Player of the Year; Davis is Coach of the Year
BUFFALO, NY – Junior goaltender Terra Lanteigne (Hatchet Lake, Nova Scotia/Charles P. Allen) of the RIT women’s hockey team was named the College Hockey America Player of the Year, while Bruce B. Bates Women’s Hockey Coach Chad Davis was named Coach of the Year, as the league announced its award winners for the 2018-19 season at the annual pre-tournament banquet at the Lexus Club at First Niagara Center on Tuesday, March 5.
Lanteigne, who was also an All-CHA first team selection, has enjoyed an incredible season to date for the Tigers in 2018-19. She leads all of Division I with a .944 save percentage and is second nationally with 1,137 saves to go along with a 12-16-5 overall mark and 2.03 goals against average, while appearing in all 34 games. She compiled a remarkable .947 save percentage in 20 CHA games.
The third-year netminder has stopped 30 or more shots in a game 20 times this season and 40 or more 10 times. On Feb. 22, Lanteigne stopped a season-high 50 shots in a 3-0 shutout win over Penn State University. The 1,137 saves are a RIT single-season record and her 2,354 stops in three years is the most all-time at the university. Lanteigne is a two-time NCAA Hockey Second Star of the Week, four-time CHA Goaltender of the Month and eight-time Goaltender of the Week in 2018-19.
Davis has led RIT to an eight-win improvement from last season in his first year as Bruce B. Bates Women’s Hockey Coach. The Tigers finished tied for fourth in the CHA Standings with 17 points. In addition, RIT has improved its goal differential by 85 this season. The Tigers finished the regular season with a 12-17-5 record and were 8-11-1 in CHA play. RIT won just one game in CHA play during the 2017-18 season.
RIT is the No. 5 seed in the CHA Postseason Tournament and will take on No. 4 seed Penn State University in the quarterfinals from Harborcenter in Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.