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ATL 1/22-1/24

NORTHERN MICHIGAN/LAKE SUPERIOR STATE – The Northern Michigan University Wildcats traveled to finish out their league play against the Lakers of Lake Superior State University. NMU ended the weekend with two more wins, 10-1 and 17-0, and the CCWHA regular season title.

In the first game, the Wildcats stacked up ten goals on Lake Superior with three different NMU skaters tallying two goals. Allison Carlson had four points (2g, 2a), Adelle Gustafson registered two points (2g) while Loren Holfeld put up four points as well (2g, 2a). The rest of the Northern goals were tallied by Sierra Rusinek (1g, 2a), Kelsey Weyland (1g, 2a) and Macy Schultz (1g, 1a). Ciara Kangas led the way in assists with three, Kendall Turro (1a), Katherine Pryor (1a) registered the other assists on the ten goals. Jenna Bales was in net for the first win picking up seven saves on eight shots on net.

Vanessa Foerch was in net for Lake Superior stopping 58 of 78 shots on net. Claire Woiderski grabbed the lone Laker goal with Kyra Dimicoli sent the pass for Woiderski to put one in.

In the second game, Northern found the back of the net 17 times to Lake Superior’s zero. Brianna Bangle was in net for the shutout for Northern making nine saves on nine shots on goal. Two Wildcats registered hat tricks, Turro (3g, 2a) and Rusinek (3g). Carlson (1g, 4a) and Carlie Kangas (1g, 4a) each tallied five points while Holfeld grabbed four points (2g, 2a). The other goal scorers were Pryor (1g, 1a), Shauna Bates (2g, 1a), Ciara Kangas (2g, 1a), Vanessa Hiley (1g), and Weyland (1g, 1a). Assists were from Schultz (2a), Alexis Ade (1g), Gustafson (2a) and Caitlyn Muehlbacher.

Foerch saw time in net for Lake Superior again, this time making 29 saves on 46 shots on goal.

NOTRE DAME/AQUINAS – The Saints of Aquinas visited South Bend to take on the Irish of Notre Dame this past weekend, with Notre Dame coming out with an OT win and a regulation win.

Allison Stankowicz was in net for Notre Dame picking up the win. Kiiera Dwyer led the Irish to the win with five points (3g, 2a). Marissa Kivi also registered two goals while Gretta Steigauf had one helper. Holly Ensley was in net for Aquinas, while Isabelle Piotrowski (2g) and Katelyn Graczyk (2g) each had two points. Brooke Forgar and Marlowe Pentecost tallied the assists.

Dwyer led the way in the second game for Notre Dame with two points (2g) with Steigauf (1g) and Alex Stern (1g) grabbing the other two goals for the Irish. Jacqueline Dunn (1a), Shannon Deasey (1a), Emily Hession (1a) tallied the helpers. Ensley was in net again for the Saints, as they move to 6-5 in league play.

(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)

MICHIGAN STATE/D2 MIAMI – Michigan State University Spartans traveled to take on ACHA newcomer Miami of Ohio Division-2. The Spartans picked up two wins in the sweep of the Redhawks, 6-1 and 9-0. The first game had Elise Penhollow leading the way with five points (2g, 3a), while Katie Iandoli tallied three points (1g, 2a). Sherine Diffendal (1g), Karina Lucchese (1g) and Brenna Lashbrook (1g) grabbed the other Spartan goals. Sam Stefani (1a), Emily Lynch (1a), Nicole Lafferty (1a) and Sarah Blackhurst (1a) registered the helpers for Michigan State. Izzy Morton was in net for the green and white picking up 10 saves on 11 shots on net.

Penhollow led the way yet again for Michigan State in the 9-0 win, this time with six points (4g, 2a). Jen Hadley tallied the second hat trick of the game, while Shelby Gregoire (1g) and DIffendal (1g) put in the other Spartan goals. Lucchese led the way in assists with four. Stefani (2a), Lynch (2a), Lashbrook (1a), Blackhurst (1a) and Mary Al-Sheikh (1a) had the other assists in the shutout. Izzy Morton picked up the win, allowing no goals and making eight saves on eight shots on net.

Author: Mackenzie Smith