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Syracuse in the CHA 2019 Championship

By Janet Schultz, NYHOL; All photos by Janet Schultz

With the unknown as to when Collegiate Hockey will actually take to the ice, I thought it was time to share collegiate news that has been happening during the past several months. Many of the women’s teams did get to complete their regular season and enter into the playoffs, they held virtual awards ceremonies and signed up players for the coming season.

Adjustments were made by the NEWHL on how All American Scholars/Athletes were named. They changed  the QPA to 3.75 based on Fall and players must have played in 40 percent of their scheduled games.

It was also announced that the UCHC will postpone their season until January 1, 2021, as will the NEWHL.

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Cortland

The following Cortland Red Dragons were named to the NEWHL All American Scholar/Athlete list: Katelinn Cummings (Johnson City/Northwood), Johna Ezzart  (Vienna Va/Dallas Stars Elite), Amanda Gaffney (Williamsville/Amherst Knights/Williamsville High),

Amanda Gaffney playing for Williamsville Girls Varsity Ice Hockey

Jayden Kelley (Fort Berne/CP Dynamo), Quinn Metcalf (Churchville/Rochester Monarchs), Emily Rose (Cheumont/Syracuse Nationals), and Grace Schnorr (Camillus/Little Caesars).

Elmira

Named to the All American Scholar/Athlete list for the second consecutive time: Eliza Beauden (Lewiston,Me/Hebron Academy), Elizabeth Hanson (Stoughton MA/Tabor Academy), Bella Hanson (Eagle River, Ark/Boston Shamrocks),  Sydney Harris, (Pueblo, CO/Colorado Rampage), Tristen Tolan (Anchorage/Alaskan All Stars).

And for the first time…Mary McCafferty (Wall Township/Ontario Hockey Academy), and Jordan Halt (Calgary/Calgary Fire).

For the third year in a row, the EC women placed 15-or-more student-athletes on the UCHC All-Academic Team. Additionally, 11 of the 18 Soaring Eagles honored were repeat winners, while nine finished with grade-point averages above 3.75. The conference recognized a total of 175 student-athletes, with Elmira tying Manhattanville with the second-most honorees.

Jess Adams ‘21, Bella Hanson ‘21, Elizabeth Hanson ‘21, Sydney Harris ‘21, and Tristen Tolan ‘21 each collected their third UCHC All-Academic Team prize. Fellow junior Ronnie Callahan ‘21 was credited with her third such award at the conference level, too, including the one she earned during her freshman season at Syracuse University from College Hockey America (CHA). Second-year skaters Eliza Beaudin ‘22, Stephanie Martin ‘22, Brooke McArdle ‘22, Mary McCafferty ‘22, and Amanda Zenstein ‘22 each claimed their second academic honor.

First-year recipients included Kiana Melvin ‘20, Ariella Haas ‘22, Brianna Haviland ‘22, and Morgan Mordini ‘22, in addition to freshmen skaters Jordan Holt ‘23, Kelly Matthews ‘23, and Kelly Millins ‘23.

Out of all the Soaring Eagles included on this year’s All-Academic Team, Beaudin led the Purple and Gold with an unblemished 4.00 GPA during the 2019-20 academic year.

Syracuse

Named to the ACHA All American Scholar/Athlete list were Amanda Bäckebo(Sweden/GAGNEF), Ady Cohen (Gilmour Academy), Anonda Hoppner (Ottawa Lady Senators), Allie Olnowich (Chatham, NJ/Lawrenceville School), Jessica DiGiralamo (Mississagua/Oakville Hornets), Mae Batherson (Nova Scotia).

DiGiralamo was named to Team Canada’s National Women’s Development Camp for the third time. This year it was held virtually.

Utica

The Utica College women’s ice hockey team’s  UCHC All-Academic honorees are:

Kyra Borsoi (Brossard, Quebec/Holderness); Rebecca Brown (Steamboat Springs, CO/Norwich University); Shae Counts (Irondale, CO/Alaska Allstars); Sirena Fitzery (Hamburg, NY/Buffalo Bisons);

Sirena Fitzery playing for FLOP

Savannah Gutierrez (Huntington Beach, CA/Anaheim Lady Ducks); Ricki Haab (Stowe, VT/Stowe); Olivia Hirschy (Fort Wayne, IN/Culver Academies); Morgan Leib (Farmington Hills, MI/Little Caesars); Abby Lillis (West Seneca, NY/Buffalo Bisons);

Abby Lillis, honored by Haseks Heroes

Maddie Paydos (Simsbury, CT/Vermont Academy); Bria Reilly (Hamden, CT/Brewster Academy); Georgiana Santullo (Woburn, MA/Boston Shamrocks/Woburn High School); Holly Silva (Boston, MA/Worcester Academy); Erica Sloan (Potsdam, NY/St. Lawrence Steel); Ava Suda (Cheektowaga, NY/Buffalo Bisons); Caley Susitti (Hartland, WI/Milwaukee Jr. Admirals); Carolyn Whitney (Raleigh, NC/Milbrook School).

Colgate

AHCA honors went to Red Raiders: 

Maggie MacEachern (Brooklyn,Ont/Durham), Sammy Smigliana (LaJolla Ca/Belle Tire), Shelby Wood (Cambridge Ont/Cambridge Rivuletta).

Malia Schneider (Millarville, Alberta/Canada National Team) was named team captain for the 2020-21 season. She will be assisted by Caroline Rose (Rochester NY/Boston College) and Coralie LaRose (Enbrun, Ont/Nepan Wildcats).

Oswego

ACHA honors went to the following Lakers:

Kate Randazzo (Ancaster,Ont/Burlinton Barracuda) and Eryn Stewart (Stonewall, Mn/Central Plains Midget Capitals).

Mark Digby has been named Head Coach of the Lakers, replacing Diane Dillion who had been head coach for 14 years. Digby was the assistant women’s hockey coach at Brockport fromf 2006 to 2010 then served as Oswego’s men’s assistant coach until becoming the Associate Women’s Hockey Coach last season.

Cornell

Lindsay Brown, Penfield and Michal Zandee-Hart, British Columbia were named Academic All Ivy.

Head Coach Doug Derraugh was named the USCHO Coach of the Year.

Hamilton

Named Krampede/American Hockey Coaches Association Academic All Stars were:

Maddie Beitler (Cumberland/Berkshire School), Nancy Loh (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manulius), Kelli MacKey (Sewickley/Phillips Academy), Sidney Molnar (Norfolk NY/Taft School) and Alyna Trice (Pittsburgh/Shady Side Academy).

William Smith

Kate Gallagher, assistant coach since the 201-14 season has been named Interim Head Coach.

Serving as Captain this season will be Emily Martino (Orange,Ct/Canterbury Prep) assisted by Jules Kennedy (Winthrop, Ma/Brukinghamn Browne & Nichols) and Julia Mings (Tonawanda/Sweet Home).

Julis Mings at Senior Night with her high school team

Seventeen members of the William Smith College ice hockey team were named to the 2019-20 United Collegiate Hockey Conference All-Academic team. It’s the most all-academic honorees in the program’s six-year history

  To be eligible, a player must spend a minimum of one academic year at her present institution, while maintaining a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average based on their course load for the 2019-20 academic year. 

The following Herons earned a spot on the team:

 Sophomore Amanda Aalto, media and society major, First-year Taylor Coburn, biology major, First-year Liza Diffley, education major, Sophomore Emma Duffey, undeclared, First-year Emily Franciszkowicz, undeclared, First-year Izzy Friedman, undeclared,

Izzy Friedman, captained the Monsignor Martin Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team

First-year Julianna Gong, undeclared, First-year Lauren Jackson, biology major, Junior Jules Kennedy, economics and sociology double major, Senior Kate Klimaszewski, economics and media & society double major, Junior Marykate Martino, media & society major, Senior Morgan McMinn, political science major, Junior Julia Mings, psychology major, Junior Lexi Nottke, media & society major, Senior Gina Scibetta, media & society major, Junior Alison Weiss, biology major, Junior Olivia Williams, economics major

  Kennedy, Nottke, Scibetta, Weiss and Williams earned all-academic honors for the third time in their careers.

  William Smith finished the 2019-20 season with an 18-9-0 overall record. The Herons were 13-3-0 in the UCHC, finishing tied for second in the North Division. William Smith advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament for the third straight year.

WEST

RIT

RIT has cancelled the 2020 Brickyard City Homecoming games.

Justin Simpson has been named assistant women’s ice hockey coach. He spent the last two seasons with DIII Colby in Main and prior to that five seasons with Providence.

In July RIT named Celeste Browne the Tigers Head Coach. Browne is a 2015 graduate of RIT, played four seasons with the Tigers, was a member of the 2012 NCAA DIII National Championship Team and then was with the Tigers when they made the move to DI. She was the first RIT player to sign a professional hockey contract with the NWHL New York Riveters and then moved to the Connecticut Whale. The Great Falls, Montana native served as an assistant coach at Penn State.

Thirteen Rochester Institute of Technology men’s and women’s ice hockey players were named Division I Krampade All-American Scholars by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA). Five hundred seventy-one total players (318 men, 253 women) were recognized across the country for compiling a minimum 3.75 grade point average during the fall semester while playing in at least 40 percent of their team’s games this past winter. Back-up goalies were also eligible.

Taylor Baker (Toronto, Ontario/North Toronto Collegiate Institute), Senior Defenseman, 3.92

Hunter Barnett (Caledon, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs), Sophomore Forward, 3.75

Stella Haberman (Golden Valley, MN/Minnesota Whitecaps), Junior Forward, 4.00

Ellie Larson (Hutchinson, MN/Hutchinson Tigers), Junior Defenseman, 3.94

Taylor Liotta (Mississauga, Ontario/Oakville Hornets), Freshman Goalie, 4.00

Nazareth

Named Krampede/ACHA Scholars were Delaney Carle (Glenmore Pa/Philadelphia Jr Flyers), Jessica Kollberg (Stockholm Sweden), Stephanie Kubis (Central Square NY/Syracuse Nationals), Abby Luth (Dartmouth/Massachusetts Spitfires), Keeley Rose (Clayton NY/Northwood), Mikalia Rubin (Malvern Pa/Philadelphia Jr Flyers), Hannach Trilchinsky (Clifton Park NY/Ct. Jr. Eagles), Nikolle Van Stralen (Bloomfield NY/Rochester Monarchs), Ali Fujiyoshi (Hopkinton Ma/Deerfield Academy).

UB

The Lady Ice Bulls have a new coach. Named was Phil Basinski. 

They are looking for players and anyone interested should contact Coach Baskinski at basinskis@roadrunner.com.

They play and practice at Northtowns Arena, Amherst.

NORTH

Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam Interim Director of Athletics Mark Misiak has announced  Greg Haney as the Bears women’s hockey team’s new head coach. Haney replaces Jay Green, who restarted the program in 2007 and led the Bears for 13 seasons.

  “I’m thrilled that Greg has decided to accept our offer to become the next head coach of our women’s ice hockey program,” said Misiak. “Everyone I spoke with about Greg commented on his professionalism, work-ethic and dedication to his craft. I’m positive he will be a great addition to our staff and a great role-model for our student-athletes.”

  Haney comes from the women’s Division I program at Lindenwood University, where he served as an assistant for the last two seasons. While with the Lions he assisted in all recruiting, ran all aspects of team video, scouted opponents, led team skill and situational development sessions, coordinated team travel, assisted in the running of the program’s social media accounts and assisted in academic advising.

  Haney is no stranger to Potsdam and the Northeast Women’s Hockey League, spending the three seasons prior to Lindenwood as the assistant coach at Oswego State. He helped guide the Lakers to three straight postseason appearances and to the NEWHL Championship game in 2018. Haney was Oswego’s lead recruiting coordinator, bringing in the 2017 and 2020 conference rookie of the year.

  Haney also spent the 2014-15 season as an assistant on the men’s staff at Wisconsin’s-Stevens Point, where he helped guide the Pointers to the national championship game, and two seasons with the men’s program at Western New England from 2012-14. Haney played three seasons at SUNY Cortland (2007-10) before an injury cut his career short.

  Haney holds a bachelor’s in communications studies from Cortland and is currently working on a master’s in education from Wisconsin-Steven’s Point.

Plattsburgh

Sarah Wolf (Fairport, N.Y./Boston Shamrocks Elite) of the 2019-20 Plattsburgh State women’s ice hockey team has been named a Krampade All-American Scholar, as announced by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) on Tuesday.

Wolf, who completed a four-year career as a forward at Plattsburgh State when she graduated this past spring, is a Krampade All-American Scholar for the first time.

Clarkson

Allie Compeau was named Video Coordinator for women’s ice hockey. She is a graduate of St. Lawrence University where she played four years for the Saints women’s hockey team. She is a native of Potsdam.

Avery Mitchell, Gabrielle David, Brooke McQuigge, Stephanie Markowich have been named to the Canadian National Women’s Summer Development Camp.

St. Lawrence

Three members of the St. Lawrence University women’s hockey team have been named Krampade All-American Scholars by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) for the 2019-20 season, as announced by the association in late July.

Saints Claire Dudley, Kalie Grant and Jessica Poirier were among 253 Division I women’s hockey players recognized for their academic success this season. Grant finishes her career as a four-time All-American Scholar, while Dudley has now been selected in back-to-back seasons. It is the first honor for Poirier. 

Named Captain for the upcoming season is Skylar Podvey (Montclair NJ/NAHA). She will be assisted by Brittany Gour (Caledon Ont/RIT) and Kristen Guerrino (Montreal/Dawson College).

In a unique situation St. Lawrence has had several alumni named to coaching positions.

Chelsea Grills ‘07 is head coach at the University of Ottawa; Amanda Boulier ‘15 was named head coach at Marshall School in Deluth, Minn and Jacquie Diffley ‘20 was named assistant girls coach at Groton School, Groton, Mass.

Canton

Canton’s Head Coach Dave LaBaff was named the NCAA DIII Women’s Ice Hockey Committee for September 2020 through September 2024. He has just completed his sixth season as Canton’s coach.

We thank the Canton Sports Department for this year-end review.

The women’s hockey team played a 25-game schedule in its first season in the Northeast Women’s Hockey League (NEWHL) during the 2019-20 season.

After a slow start to the season the Roos rattled off three straight wins to start the 2020 portion of their schedule including winning the Castleton Invitational championship. The Roos earned a 2-1 win v. Buffalo State before defeating Northland College 2-0 for the title.

Jordan Emerson (Potsdam/Oswego State) posted a goal and assist, Verity Lewis (Sandhurst, England/Ontario Hockey Academy) tallied two assists, and Alexa Parigi (Nutley,NJ/NJRockets) scored the game-winner v. the Bengals. Parigi and Lily Cullen (Churchville/Rochester Monarchs) scored in the championship game while Sirena Alvarez recorded a 20 save shutout. Alvarez was named the Tournament’s MVP, while Emerson & Parigi also earned All-Tournament honors.

  2019-20 RESULTS | 2019-20 STATS

The Roos kept their momentum going the next Wednesday (1/8) as the team earned its first ever victory v. Utica College shutting out the Pioneers 3-0. Parigi scored two more goals, Meaghan Best (Whitby/Whitby Jr Wolves) finished with a pair of assists and Natasha Simioni (London Ont/Bluewater Jr Hawks) also scored. Alvarez backstopped the team with another shutout this time recording 29 saves.

SUNY Canton earned a 2-1 victory at home v. Buffalo State on February 8th to take the season series 2-1 after falling to the Bengals 4-3 in overtime on February 1st. The Roos finished the season strong winning four of their final five games.

After falling 5-2 to SUNY Potsdam earlier in the season the Roos knocked the Bears out of the NEWHL playoffs by earning a pair of 4-3 (OT) and 3-1 victories v. Potsdam. Parigi continued her impressive play in the second half of the season scoring the game-tying goal with 3:45 left in regulation before putting home the game-winner 56 seconds into OT in February 12th’s victory. She also added an assist, while Best tallied a goal and assist, and Macintyre dished out two helpers. In February 19th’s 3-1 win at Potsdam Ashley Gillies (Timmins Ont/North Bay Ice Boltz), Breanna Bedborough (Brampton Ont/Etobicoke Jr Dolphins)  and Cullen all scored.

The Roos also earned a pair of victories v. Anna Maria College by scores of 10-0 and 3-1. Jayde Dukette (Tupper Lake/Hoosac Prep School) (3-2-5) led the Roos with a hat trick in the first win, while Bedborough (2-3-5), Hannah Desrochers (Pilot Mound MB/Pilot Mound Buffaloes) (2-1-3), Micayla Macintyre (Fall River NS/Procresting Penguins) (1-2-3), Gillies (1-1-2), Parigi (0-2-2) and Cullen (0-2-2) all had multi-point games. Canton’s other positive result on the season came back in the second game on November 2nd when they tied Morrisville State 2-2.

Bedborough led the Roos with 17 points on seven goals and tied for a team-high with 10 assists. Sarah Kosnaskie (Ottawa/Ottawa Jr. 67s) tallied a team-best nine goals and tied a team-high with three power play goals for 13 points (9-4-13). Parigi totaled 12 points (7-5-12) with a team-high four game-winning goals and three power play tallies. Best (4-8-12), Desrochers (4-7-11) and Macintyre (1-10-11) all finished with double digit points.

Alvarez finished the season with a 5-5-1 record posting a .903 save percentage and a 3.00 goals against average. Brooke Susac (Bowmanville On/Clarington Flames) earned a pair of victories during her senior season finishing with marks of .885 and 3.39. She finishes her remarkable Roo career with SUNY Canton’s single-season (14) and career (35) wins records. Kayla Lauzon (Cochrane Ont/HTI Stars) also earned her first career win this season finishing with a 1-1-0 record with marks of .892 and 2.94.

EAST

Manhattanville

All American Honors went to: Maisey Kettlewood (Nottingham, N.H./Dover), Tia Martignetti (Wilmington, Mass./Boston Junior Eagles (EHF)), Holly Meredith (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Vermont Academy)

Ana Tittmann (Salisbury, Conn./Housatonic Valley Regional

Janet Xu (Edmonton, Alta./Ontario Hockey Academy)

Union

Union College head women’s hockey coach Josh Sciba has announced the seven student-athletes who will join the Dutchwomen for the 2020-21 season, as Union welcomes Celeste Beaudoin (Stouffville, Ontario), Hope Crisafi (Bay Village, Ohio), Kaitlyn Ehmann (Bloomingdale, Ill.), Meredith Killian (St. Paul, Minn.), Josie McLeod (Okotoks, Alberta), Olivia Rinzel (Chanhassen, Minn.) and Allison Smith (Rochester, Minn.) to campus this fall.

  Snapshots of the Class of 2024 are below:

  Celeste Beaudoin • 5-5 • Forward • Shoots: Left • Stouffville, Ontario • Toronto Jr. Aeros (PWHL)

Sciba on Beaudoin: “Celeste is a very grounded, passionate player and person. She has tremendous explosiveness and makes those around her better. We really like her shot and her ability to take pucks to the net. We believe she can help us in all three zones. We value her leadership skills and ability to connect with her teammates.” 

 Prior to Union: Spent her last two years with the Toronto Jr. Aeros (PWHL) … appeared in 89 games, scoring 14 goals with 33 assists for 47 points … ranked fourth on the team in points (25) and second in assists (18) as the team captain in 2019-20 … competed at the U18 National Championship with Team Ontario Blue … valedictorian of her class at Bill Hogarth Secondary School and also played rugby, volleyball and soccer for the Hornets.

Hope Crisafi • 5-7 • Goalie • Catches: Left • Bay Village, Ohio • Gilmour Academy

Sciba on Crisafi: “Hope is a competitor who will push others around her to get better. We love seeing the joy she has for the game. We like her size and her skating, and we feel that her save cycle allows her to make saves. We look forward to seeing how she grows and matures here at Union.”

 Prior to Union: Played four years in goal for Gilmour Academy … also played three years of lacrosse and one year of field hockey for the Lancers.

  Kaitlyn Ehmann • 5-6 • Forward • Shoots: Left • Bloomingdale, Illinois • Chicago Mission

Sciba on Ehmann: “Kaitlyn is a tough, gritty player who knows how to finish around the net. She plays fast and we like her ability to hunt pucks. She’s someone who values being a great teammate and we know her work ethic will allow her to grow tremendously.” 

 Prior to Union: Played three seasons with the Chicago Mission, including the last two with the U-19 team … helped the U-16 team to a 66-5-1 record and its first national title in 2017-18.

  Meredith Killian • 5-7 • Defense • Shoots: Right • St. Paul, Minnesota • St. Paul United

Sciba on Killian: “Meredith is a very balanced player and person. We like her ability to create offense from the blueline and join the rush in transition. She possesses a great shot and sees the ice well. She’s very mature and we believe she’ll be a leader here at Union.” 

 Prior to Union: Played four years of varsity hockey for St. Paul United … combined for nine goals and 40 assists in 108 games on the blue line with the Blazers … a three-time All-Independent Metro Athletic Conference selection … a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and a team captain as a senior … helped the team to a Class 1A state runner-up finish in 2017 … also a team captain and a three-time All-IMAC selection on the soccer field for the Blazers … a three-time high honor roll selection in the classroom.

Josie McLeod • 5-9 • Forward • Shoots: Right • Okotoks, Alberta • Pursuit of Excellence

Sciba on McLeod: “Josie is a hockey player. She’s made incredible strides as a player, specifically in her shot and her speed. Physically, she’s strong on the puck and we like that she values play at the front of the net. She’s a joy to be around, and we believe that her personality will inject more of the right energy into our locker room.” 

 Prior to Union: Spent the 2019-20 season with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy … scored 13 goals with 13 assists for 26 points in just 22 games last year … spent the previous two seasons with the Rocky Mountain Raiders (AFHL), scoring 13 goals with 13 assists in 61 games … earned AFHL Top Rookie honors in her first year and led the Raiders in scoring in her second season.

Olivia Rinzel • 5-10 • Goalie • Catches: Left • Chanhassen, Minnesota • Chaska-Chanhassen

Sciba on Rinzel: “Olivia is extremely articulate and has a drive to win. She’s very focused, loves to compete, and we really like her ability to manage a game. She has a presence in the net and a sense of maturity that will help push our team culture forward.” 

RPI

The Class of 2024 include:

Sara Bayne Forward (Shoots Right) Jersey #365-6 / Ypsilanti, Michigan / Honeybaked U19 (HPHL)

Design, Innovation, and Society; Played for Honeybacked U19 in 2019-20 … One goal and one assist with Team Light Blue in 2019 USA Canadian Cup … Team won Championship … Attended Ann Arbor Huron High School … Played hockey (forward & defense) … Team won State Championships in 2015 and 2016 … Scored game-winning goal in overtime in 2015.

Meagan Byrum Forward (Shoots Right) Jersey #16 5-7 / Potomac, Maryland / Washington Pride 19U (JWHL)Business and Management. Played for Washington Pride 19U in 2018-19 and 2019-20 … Three goals and five assists in 21 games in 2019-20 … Registered 14 penalty minutes … Four assists in 17 games in 2018-19 … Captain of Washington Pride U16 in 2017-18 … Attended Winston Churchill High School … Played hockey. 

Magdalena Erbenova Defense (Shoots Right) Jersey #9 5-5 / Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic / Northwood School (USHS) Business and Management; Attended Northwood School in 2019-20 … Played hockey … Suited up for HC Pribram in Czech Republic in 2018-19 … International competition representing Czech Republic each of past five years … Captain of national teams in U15 and U18 … Olympic team captain in U16 … Best Player of Czech National Team in 2017 Prerov and 2018 Dmitrov … Team was second in Barcelona in 2019 … Four years at The Secondary School for the Administration of the EU … Honor’s List.

Riena Jahnke Forward (Shoots Right) Jersey #33 5-3 / Allen, Texas / Dallas Stars U19 (Midget) Electrical Engineering; Played for Dallas Stars U19 in 2018-19 and 2019-20 … Stars U16 in 2017-18 … Team won five Rocky Mountain District titles … Played on 2019 Women’s High School National Champion (Team Texas) … Won Japan Women’s National League Championship in 2020 with Seibu Rabbits … Attended Allen High School … Two years of hockey (right wing) … First woman to letter as freshman in ice hockey at high school … Team won State Championship in 2017.

Ellie Kaiser Forward (Shoots Right) Jersey #10 5-6 / Westmont, Illinois / Chicago Mission 19U (T1EHL 19U)Biomedical Engineering, Played for Chicago Mission 19U in 2019-20 … Suited up for Chicago Mission 16U in 2018-19 … National Champions in 2018 and 2019 … National finalists in 2016 and 2017 … Attended Fenwick High School … Played hockey (4 years) and lacrosse (2 years) … Hockey MVP at State Championship in 2019.

Taylor Larsen Defense (Shoots Left) Jersey #13 5-8 / Bolton, Ontario / Mississauga Jr Chiefs (PWHL)

Biomedical Engineering, Played for Mississauga Jr Chiefs in 2019-20 … Captain … Nine assists and 14 penalty minutes in 37 games … Three power play assists … One goal and seven assists with 20 PIMs for Mississauga in 2018-19 … One power play goal, three power play assists and one shorthanded assist … Invited to try out for Team Canada U18 in 2019 … Played for Team Ontario Blue at 2019 National Championship … Attended Humberview Secondary School … Played flag football, table tennis, badminton, cricket, ultimate Frisbee and hockey … Captain of each … Hockey MVP in 2019 … Athlete of the Year in 2019 and 2020.

Jaden Mirek Goaltender (Catches Left) Jersey #34 6-0 / Grafton, Wisconsin / Milwaukee Jr. Admirals (T1EHL 19U), Mechanical Engineering, Played for Milwaukee Jr. Admirals 19U in 2019-20 and Milwaukee Jr. Admirals 16U in 2018-19 … U16 team won Tier 1 State Championship … Invited to 2019 USA Hockey Central District camp … Attended Grafton High School … Competed in hockey, track & field and lacrosse (midfield).

Madisyn Papineau Forward (Shoots Left) Jersey #28 5-7 / Sudbury, Ontario / Oakville Hornets (PWHL)

Biology, Played for Sudbury Lady Wolves and Oakville Hornets in 2019-20 … Nine goals and seven assists for 16 points in 27 games with Oakville … Twelve penalty minutes … Two assists in three playoff games … Helped Sudbury to silver medal at 2019 Esso Cup … Attended College Notre-Dame … Competed in hockey, flag football, cross country and track & field … Captain in hockey … Track Athlete of the Year in 2017.

Nyah Philip Forward (Shoots Right) Jersey #7 5-4 / Mississauga, Ontario / Etobicoke Dolphins (PWHL)

Environmental Engineering, Played for Etobicoke Dolphins in 2018-19 and 2019-20 … Team won regular season championship both years … One goal and 10 assists with six penalty minutes in 37 games last season … One assist in three playoff games … Five goals and seven assists with 18 PIMs in 34 games in 2018-19 … One goal and one assist in three playoff games … Attended Meadowvale High School … Competed in hockey, flag football, track and rugby … Student-Athlete of the Year in 2016.

Asiah Taylor-Walters Forward (Shoots Right)Jersey #195-4 / Toronto, Ontario / KW Rangers (PWHL)

Biological Neuroscience, Played for KW Rangers in 2019-20 … Two goals and four assists with 24 penalty minutes in 33 games … Four playoff games … Played for Mississauga Chiefs of PWHL in 2018-19 … Four goals and four assists with 30 PIMs in 2018-19 … Seven playoff games … Attended Appleby College for three years … Competed in hockey, soccer, track and basketball … Hockey won CISAA Championship in 2017-18 … Finalists in 2018-19 and 2019-20 … CISAA 100-meter sprint champion in 2018-19.

Emilie Venne Goaltender (Catches Left) Jersey #35 5-5 / Greely, Ontario / Northwood School (USHS)

Aerospace Engineering, Attended Northwood School in 2018-19 and 2019-20 … Two years of hockey … Charles Holt Hockey Award in 2020 … Team was NAPHA finalists in 2018 … Detroit Two Nations Cup finalists in 2019 … Nashville Country Classic finalists in 2020 … Competed in soccer and crew … Attended Ecole secondaire catholique Franco-Cite for two years.

Around the College Circuit:

New York women are on  several collegiate rosters for 2020-21 including: (Please note, many rosters are not posted yet and some are not complete).

Abby Lillis (West Seneca/Buffalo Bisons), Erica Sloan (Potsdam/Syracuse Stars), Ava Suda (Cheektowaga/Buffalo Bisons), Sirena Fitzery (Hamburg/Buffalo Bisons and Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew), Cortney Staniszewski (Buffalo/Niagara Jr Purple Eagles); Erica Shaeffer (New Hartford/Wilke University) and Alexa Carlon (Lakewood/Niagara Jr Purple Eagles) are with the Utica Pioneers.

At Colgate you will see Sydney Bard (New Hartford/Toronto Aeros), Caroline Ross (Rochester/Boston College) with Assistant Coach Chelsea Walkland coming from Pittsford and Robert Morris College.

Taylor Pietrowski, Orchard Park and Nichols School and Lindsay Browning of Penfield and Penfield High are playing for the Big Red at Cornell.

At Williams Smith are Izzy Friedman (Buffalo/Nardin Academy, Monsignor Martin Girls Ice Hockey), Sofia Ferguson (Rochester/Canterbury School), Julia Mings (Tonawanda/Sweethome High School Hockey (CASH)); Alison Weiss (Skaneateles/Skaneateles Girls).

Kayla Braley of Black River plays for Clarkson and Jenn Gregg of Altamont (NY) and the Troy Albany Ice Cats plays for RPI.

Providence College has signed Buffalo’s Brooke Becker. Brooke played for Frontier/Orchard Park/Lakeshore in the WNYGVIH League.

Brooke Becker from FLOP heads to Providence

Mary Kromer of Frontier/Orchard Park/Lakeshore will be heading south to play for Mercyhurst.

Mary Kromer, FLOP, signs with Mercyhurst

Abby Blair of Kenmore/Grand Island of the WNYGVIHL will play for St. Anslem in New Hampshire and Kaitlynn Savoy, also of KGI will play at Chatham.

Abby Blair of Kenmore/Grand Island heads off to St. Anslem
Kaitlynn Savoy will play for Chatham after a career with Kenmore/Grand Island Girls Varsity Ice Hockey.
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