The 2011–12 ECAC West Division III women's ice hockey season marked the continuation of the annual tradition of competitive ice hockey among ECAC members.

Preseason rankingsEdit

  • Oct 20: The Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers received eight first-place votes and 98 total points in the 2011-12 Division III ECAC West pre-season coaches poll. The Tigers are the defending ECAC Women's West co-regular season and tournament champions. Plattsburgh State, the co-champion of the 2010-11 regular season, earned the other two first-place votes. In the initial USCHO poll, three of the ECAC West teams placed. RIT was selected as the No. 2 team in the nation, Plattsburgh places at No. 4, and Elmira ranks at No. 10.[1]
No. Team Total Points
1 RIT (8) 98
2 Plattsburgh State (2) 89
3 Elmira 81
3 Elmira 81
4 Oswego State 66
5 Neumann 58
6 Utica 54
7 Buffalo State 42
8 SUNY Cortland 25
9 Potsdam 24
10 Chatham 13

Regular seasonEdit

News and notesEdit


  • October 29: The RIT Tigers defeated the defending national champion Norwich by a 4-1 tally. in the championship game of the Norwich Classic. Tigers freshman Morgan Scoyne scored the first goal of her collegiate career.[2]


  • November 12-13: Emma Rutherford accumulated seven points in two games for the Plattsburgh State Cardinals against Chatham. On November 12, she scored a goal and added three assists in a 9-1 victory. [3] Nine different skaters scored a goal in the win.[4] The following day, she notched her first career hat trick in an 8-0 Cardinal victory.[5]
  • November 12-13: Celeste Brown notched her first collegiate hat trick in the Tigers 6-0 triumph over Potdam. Brown accumulated two scores in the second-period, and scored the final goal in the third stanza.[6]
  • November 19: Christine Williams of Buffalo State registered a hat trick in a 5-0 win over Chatham.[7]
  • November 26-27: Tori Charron was a key contributor in the Elmira College Soaring Eagles’

Run to the Cardinal-Panther Classic championship. She scored in the shootout win versus Middlebury in the semifinals. She logged an unassisted goal in the 18th minute of the championship game as Elmira bested Amherst by a 3-1 tally.[8]


  • December 2-3: Kolbee McCrea of the RIT Tigers registered 10 points and was a plus-12 in a two game span where the Tigers scored 29 goals. She reigstered two goals, complemented by four assists in a 14-1 win on Saturday.[9] Four of McCrea's six points on Saturday came in the first period. In those two games, Julie Hall recorded nine points and a plus-10 for the Tigers. The freshman accumulated two goals and added two assists in the 15-0 win. She proceeded to notch two goals and three assists in Saturday's 14-1 win.[10] Hall has 12 points on six goals and six assists this season
  • December 9-10: Jessica Silveira recorded six points over a two game span. Silvera scored a natural hat trick in a 6-2 victory over St. Michael's.[11] She proceeded to log two

goals and an assist in a 6-2 win over the Purple Knights the following day.[12]


Team Conference record Overall record
RIT 8-0-0 12-0-0
Plattsburgh State 6-0-1 8-3-1
Elmira 6-0-0 9-1-1
Oswego State 4-2-2 5-5-2
Buffalo State 3-4-1 6-5-2
Utica 3-5-0 6-6-0
Potsdam State 2-6-1 4-6-1
Buffalo State 3-4-1 6-5-2
Cortland State 0-5-1 2-5-1
Chatham 0-6-0 0-6-0

In-season honorsEdit

Players of the weekEdit

Week Player of the week
November 7 Melissa Seamont, Oswego State[13]
November 14 Emma Rutherford, Plattsburgh State Cardinals[14]
November 21 Christine Williams, Buffalo State Bengals[15]
November 28 Tori Charron, Elmira College Soaring Eagles[16]
December 5 Kolbee McCrea, Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers[17]
December 12 Jessica Silveira,- SUNY Potsdam Bears[18]

Defensive players of the weekEdit

Week Player of the week
November 7 Katie Double, Cortland State
November 14 Shannon Donnelly, Neumann Knights
November 21 Dawna Salvarinas, SUNY Potsdam Bears
November 28 Lauren Sullivan, Elmira College Soaring Eagles
December 5 Catherine Cote, Oswego State
December 12 Laura Chamberlain , Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers

Rookies of the weekEdit

Week Player of the week
November 7 Christina Zandri, Buffalo State Bengals
November 14 Celeste Brown, Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers
November 21 Izzy Fayerman , SUNY Potsdam Bears
November 28 Ashley Ryan, Elmira College Soaring Eagles
December 5 Julie Hall, Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers
December 12 Jeyna Minnick, Buffalo State Bengals

See alsoEdit


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