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The 2008–09 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey team represented Mercyhurst College in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Lakers were coached by Michael Sisti and had a 16-0 record in their conference. Assisting Sisti were Paul Colontino and Louis Goulet. Mike Folga was the Head Equipment Manager. The Lakers qualified for the Frozen Four and were finalists in the 2009 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship. The Lakers went 16-0 in conference play last season en route to their seventh-straight CHA Title. From 2002 to 2009, the Lakers were 74-3-5 in the regular season against CHA competition and 14-0 in the postseason.[1]

ExhibitionEdit

Date Opponent Location Score
9/27/2008 Guelph Erie, Pa. 9-2
10/03/2008 Team USA Blaine, MN. 1-4
10/04/2008 Team USA Blaine, MN. 2-4
[2]

Regular seasonEdit

  • In the season-opening victory Oct. 10 at Boston University, Vicki Bendus registered two assists. Bendus scored a game-winning goal and added two helpers Nov. 22 at Brown. On December 6, Vicki Bendus scored two goals, including game-winner, vs. Syracuse. She had one of her best games as she scored one goal and added two assists, including a helper on Meghan Agosta’s game-winner, in win over Niagara Feb. 21.In addition, she assisted on Bailey Bram’s game-winning goal Feb. 27 at Wayne State.[3]
  • Bailey Bram recorded her first career goal, a game-winner, in first game, Oct. 10 at Boston University. Seven days later, she recorded two assists, helping on Valerie Chouinard’s game-winner, Oct. 17 vs. Renssalaer. She scored two goals Oct. 31 at Colgate and she scored a hat trick, including the game-winner, Feb. 7 at Niagara. Bram netted the game-winner in each game during weekend series Feb. 27 and 28 at Wayne State. She scored multiple goals in two games and two or more points in seven contests.[4]
  • Rookie goaltender Hillary Pattenden played in and started 27 games as a freshman, while posting a 24-3-0 record along with a 1.95 goals against average, .906 save percentage and one shutout. Pattenden became the first freshman goaltender to post 20 or more wins in a single season. She won 12 consecutive decisions from Jan. 23 at Robert Morris through NCAA semifinal victory over Minnesota on March 20. Pattenden recorded her first collegiate win Oct. 10 at Boston University and won her first three starts of the season.[5]
  • Meghan Agosta appeared in 32 games and led the team and conference with 41 goals, 37 assists, 78 points, 14 power-play goals, three shorthanded goals, +40 plus/minus rating, and 280 shots.
  • Vicki Bendus was named assistant captain. She ranked second on the team and tied for third in the conference with five game-winning goals and two shorthanded tallies. She ranked third on the team and third in the CHA in assists. She ranked seventh in CHA in points scored.[3]
  • Jesse Scanzano led the team with a .191 shooting percentage while ranking second on team in goals, assists, points, and power-play goals (11). For her efforts, she was named to the All-CHA Second Team. Scanzano’s numbers were the fifth-best single-season offensive numbers in program history. She averaged 2.25 points per game during 16 conference games and was second in conference scoring behind teammate Meghan Agosta. Overall, she ranked sixth in the nation in points scored, and eighth in NCAA Division I in goals and assists[6]

StandingsEdit

Scoring streaksEdit

  • Vicki Bendus had a seven-game point scoring streak from Nov. 14 through Dec. 12, registering four multiple-point contests and two game-winners during that span. In addition, she recorded a goal in four straight games from Nov. 21 through Dec. 6. From Feb. 13 through Feb. 27, she recorded 10 assists in five-game span.
  • Bailey Bram posted a seven game point-scoring streak (four goals, six assists) from Feb. 21 through NCAA semifinal vs. No. 2 Minnesota on March 20

RosterEdit

Number Name Height Position Shoots Class
1 Nicole Nelson 5-8 G L Sr.
4 Pamela Zgoda 5-6 D R Fr.
6 Johanna Malmstrom 5-8 D L Jr.
8 Melissa Lacroix 5-9 D R So.
9 Kelley Steadman 5-11 F R Fr.
11 Vicki Bendus 5-1 F R So.
13 Bailey Bram 5-7 F L Fr.
15 Anna Johnson 5-11 D L Fr.
16 Hayley McMeekin 5-5 F L Sr.
18 Valerie Chouinard 5-5 F R Sr.
20 Meghan Corbett 5-6 F R Fr.
21 Ashley Cockell 5-8 D R So.
22 Jess Jones 5-4 F L Fr.
23 Jesse Scanzano 6-0 F R So.
26 Geena Prough 5-2 F/D R So.
27 Julie Hersey 5-8 F R Fr.
28 Cassea Schols 5-9 D R So.
30 Hillary Pattenden 5-6 G L Fr.
35 Courtney Drennen 5-7 G L Sr.
87 Meghan Agosta 5-6 F L Jr.
[7]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Location Score
10/10/2008 Boston University Boston, MA. 4-2
10/11/2008 Boston University Boston, MA.2-3
10/17/2008 RPI Erie, Pa. 2-1
10/18/2008 RPI Erie, Pa. 4-1
10/24/2008 Clarkson Potsdam, N.Y. 2-5
10/25/2008 Clarkson Potsdam, N.Y. 2-4
10/31/2008 Colgate Hamilton, N.Y. 3-4
11/1/2008 Colgate Hamilton, N.Y. 4-3 OT
11/14/2008 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. 4-1
11/15/2008 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. 7-1
11/21/2008 Providence Providence, R.I. 3-0
11/22/2008 Brown Providence, R.I. 5-1
12/5/2008 Syracuse Erie, Pa. 5-1
12/6/2008 Syracuse Erie, Pa. 9-2
12/12/2008 No. 4 St. Lawrence Erie, Pa. 5-2
12/13/2008 No. 4 St. Lawrence Erie, Pa. 2-1
1/10/2009 Vermont Erie, Pa. 8-1
1/11/2009 Vermont Erie, Pa. 8-1
1/16/2009 No. 10 Connecticut Storrs, Ct. 2-3
1/17/2009 No. 10 Connecticut Storrs, Ct. 5-2
1/23/2009 Robert Morris Moon Township, Pa. 6-4
1/24/2009 Robert Morris Moon Township, Pa. 5-0
1/30/2009 No. 10 Wayne State Erie, Pa. 4-2
1/31/2009 No. 10 Wayne State Erie, Pa. 4-2
2/7/2009 Niagara Niagara University, N.Y. 8-2
2/8/2009 Niagara Niagara University, N.Y. 5-0
2/13/2009 Robert Morris Erie, Pa. 5-1
2/14/2009 Robert Morris Erie, Pa. 8-1
2/20/2009 Niagara Erie, Pa. 7-0
2/21/2009 Niagara Erie, Pa. 8-1
2/27/2009 Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 4-3
2/28/2009 Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 4-2
[2]

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Player GP Goals Assists Points Shots +/- PIM
Meghan Agosta 32 41 37 78280 +4036
Jesse Scanzano 3727 35 62141 +3772
Valerie Chouinard 3421 24 45174 +2716
Vicki Bendus 37 11 3041 115 +1438
Bailey Bram37 16 1935 130 +2642
Hayley McMeekin 379 26 35119 +2034
Jess Jones 37 16 18 3498 +3324
Ashley Cockell 37621 27 80+3870
Kelley Steadman 3713 9 22110 +1444
Melissa Lacroix 37 216 18 61 +3650
Cassea Schols36 413 17 50+3152
Geena Prough 37 3 13 16 83+3626
Meghan Corbett 35 65 11 32 +118
Pamela Zgoda 36 07 7 30 +1212
Johanna Malmstrom 321 2 3 15+814
Lauren Ragen 1003 3 11+12
Julie Hersey 31 0 2 2 2+36
Anna Johnson 360 11 0 +1312
Hillary Pattenden29 01 1 0+00
[8]

GoaltendersEdit

Player Games Played Minutes Goals Against Wins Losses Ties Shutouts Save % Goals Against Average
Nicole Nelson 4 44:06 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.00
Hillary Pattenden 12 606:09 17 7 3 0 2 .926 1.68
Courtney Drennen 29 1568:33 51 24 3 0 1 .906 1.95

PostseasonEdit

Vicki Bendus recorded four assists in the postseason. She assisted twice in the CHA quarterfinal victory over Niagara March 6. Meghan Corbett registered the game-winning goal in CHA final against Wayne State on March 7, after netting one goal in CHA semifinal March 6 vs. Niagara[9]

On March 14, Bendus and Bailey Bram both got the helper on Kelley Steadman’s goal in NCAA quarterfinal win over No. 7 St. Lawrence. During the postseason, Meghan Corbett tallied three postseason goals, including a second period marker in national semifinal victory over No. 2 Minnesota March 20[9] In that game, Bram scored a first-period goal.

College Hockey America championshipEdit

  • Seminfinals
    • Mercyhurst 8, Niagara 2
  • Finals
    • Mercyhurst 6, Wayne State 1

NCAA Hockey tournamentEdit

  • NCAA Quarterfinals (played in Erie, Pa.)
    • Mercyhurst 3, St. Lawrence 1
  • NCAA Frozen Four Semifinals (played in Boston, Ma.)
    • Mercyhurst 5, Minnesota 4
  • NCAA Frozen Four Finals (played in Boston, Ma.)
    • Wisconsin 5, Mercyhurst 0
    • The game was played on March 22. Jessie Vetter stopped 37 shots for an NCAA record 14th shutout of the season (it was also her second in a national championship game) as Wisconsin won its third women's hockey title in four years with a 5-0 victory over Mercyhurst.[10]

Awards and honorsEdit

Agosta FrozenFourTrophy2009

Meghan Agosta takes the second place trophy back to her team on March 22, 2009 during the NCAA Women's Frozen Four Championship game at Agganis Arena.

  • Meghan Agosta, RBK Hockey/AHCA First Team All-American
  • Meghan Agosta, Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top Three Finalist
  • Meghan Agosta, 2009 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team
  • Meghan Agosta, CHA Player of the Year
  • Meghan Agosta, CHA Three Star Player of the Year
  • Meghan Agosta, All-CHA First Team
  • Meghan Agosta, 2009 CHA All-Tournament Team [11]
  • Bailey Bram, 2009 CHA Rookie of the Year
  • Bailey Bram, 2009 CHA All-Rookie Team [4]
  • Hillary Pattenden, 2009 All-CHA Second Team
  • Hillary Pattenden, 2009 CHA All-Rookie Team
  • Hillary Pattenden, 2009 CHA All-Tournament Team [12]

ReferencesEdit

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