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The 2006–07 Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey team represented Dartmouth College. Olympic hockey player Gillian Apps was elected as the Big Green’s team captain.

Regular seasonEdit

  • October 21: Against the Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey program, Jenna Cunningham had her first career point (an assist)
  • October 28: Sarah Parsons had a career high seven point game against Union, as Dartmouth won the game 11-0.
  • October 29: Against the Rensselaer Engineers, Parsons had three assists. In addition, Gillian Apps had her only hat trick of the season.
  • November 24: In a 6-3 triumph over the Princeton Tigers women's ice hockey program, Piper notched two goals and two assists. Jenna Cunningham scored a hat trick, including the game-winning goal.
  • December 15: Shannon Bowman scored the game winning goal against the Harvard Crimson
  • In a 7-0 victory over Quinnipiac , Parsons had one goal and three assists.
  • In a 9-1 triumph over the Union Dutchwomen, Parsons had a hat trick and three assists. Cherie Piper would notch two goals and had five assists for a career high 7 point performance.
  • From November 8 to December 18, Julia Bronson had an assist streak of four games
  • From November 17 to January 27, team captain Gillian Apps had a 14-game point streak.
  • In a 7-1 victory over the Cornell Big Red, Julia Bronson notched three assists. [1]

Notable playersEdit

  • Meredith Batcheller appeared in 33 games and was one of the top defensive scorers on the team. She scored three goals and eight assists for 11 points and had a +16. During the season, Batcheller registered two multi-point games.[2]
  • As a freshman, Sarah Parsons had an impact. She appeared in 32 games and led the Big Green in points (50 – ranked eighth in the NCAA), assists (36 – ranked fourth in the NCAA) and plus/minus (+29). In addition, she led all ECAC rookies in scoring. Her average of 1.56 points per game ranked second in the NCAA among all rookies. Parsons also won ECAC Rookie of the Week honors twice . Of note, Parsons had 14 games in which she scored more than one point. In addition, she had seven game scoring streaks twice during the season. For her efforts, Parsons earned several accolades. She was ECAC Rookie of the Year and first team all-league. Her teammates voted her the Big Green Rookie of the Year. [3]
  • Jenna Cunningham was in her freshman year and appeared in 34 games. Cunningham led all freshmen with 15 goals. She ranked second in points among freshman with 22 points. During the season, she scored six power play goals (all of them were scoredcame in conference play) . The first goal of her career came in an 11-0 win over the Union Dutchwomen. During the season, Cunningham had four multi-point games. [4]
  • In her senior year, Cherie Piper missed 11 games. Despite the time lost to injury, she still ranked second on the Big Green with 27 assists. During the season, Piper notched two game-winning goals and a short-handed goal . The last game winning goal of her Dartmouth career was registered on March 4. This was against the St. Lawrence Skating Saints in the ECAC Championship. [5]
  • Gillian Apps, granddaughter of former NHL player and Hockey Hall of Famer Syl Apps, recorded 14 multi-point games. In only five games, Apps did not register a point. By season’s end, Apps led the Big Green with 30 goals and 158 shots. In addition, she finished her Dartmouth career as the all-time leader in penalty minutes ( 281).[6]
  • Defender Julia Bronson played in all of the Big Green’s 34 games. Bronson had 17 assists while ranking third on the team with a +22. Her 17 assists ranked fourth in the ECAC among defenders.
  • Despite missing eight games, Katie Weatherston ranked second on the team in goals (23). In addition, she was third overall in points (37) and first in power play goals (13). [7] By season’s end, Weatherston was first on the Big Green’s all-time power play goals list During the season, she was awarded the ECAC Player of the Week honour and USCHO's Offensive Player of the Week once.
  • Shannon Bowman appeared in 34 games and ranked fifth on the team with 27. She finished the season with a career-high 17 assists and had a +/- rating of +19. [8]

Player statsEdit

Player Games Played Goals Assists Points Penalty Minutes
Sarah Parsons 32 14 36 50 6
Gillian Apps 31 30 16 46
Katie Weatherston 26 23 14 37
Cherie Piper 23 10 27 37
Shannon Bowman 34 10 17 27
Jenna Cunningham 34 15 7 22
Julia Bronson 34 1 17 18 18
[9]

PostseasonEdit

  • In the first round of the ECAC playoffs, Shannon Bowman had a four-point day versus the RPI Engineers women's ice hockey program.
  • Parsons participated in the ECAC Championship game. Against St. Lawrence, she scored a goal and registered an assist. The club would proceed to the NCAA Regionals and challenge Boston College. Cherie Piper would score the school’s last goal of the season.
  • Weatherston accumulated 12 points in four ECAC playoff games. In Game One of the ECAC Quarterfinals against Rensselaer, Weatherstone scored four goals.
  • Meredith Batcheller scored the game-winning goal in the first game of the series vs. RPI. In the ECAC Championship game against the St. Lawrence Skating Saints, Meredith Batcheller had two assists.

InternationalEdit

Sarah Parsons made her fourth appearance with the United States Under-22 Select Team. Sophomore Julia Bronson earned an invite to the USA Hockey Women’s National Festival. The invitation was to tryout for the US National Under-22 Team.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Gillian Apps, Most Valuable Player by the New England Hockey Writers
  • Gillian Apps, ECAC Player of the Year
  • Gillian Apps, ECAC First-Team all-league honors
  • Gillian Apps, Top 10 Nominee, Patty Kazmaier Award[10]
  • Shannon Bowman, ECAC All-Tournament Team
  • Julia Bronson, Honorable mention All-Ivy
  • Julia Bronson, ECAC All-Academic team
  • Julia Bronson, ECAC All-tournament team
  • Jenna Cunningham, USCHO National Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 29, 2006)
  • Jenna Cunningham, ECAC All-Academic team
  • Sarah Parsons, Big Green Rookie of the Year (2007)
  • Sarah Parsons, ECAC Rookie of the Year (2007)
  • Sarah Parsons, ECAC first team all-league (2007)
  • Sarah Parsons, ECAC Scoring Leader among rookies (2007)
  • Sarah Parsons, earned a spot on the ECAC honor roll on Nov. 6
  • Katie Weatherston, ECAC tournament Most Outstanding Player

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