"I felt we made a mistake in building a baseball field. I thought that should have been the ice skating rink, because I think hockey in this state right now, not just hockey, but ice skating, if you come up to our office building at 6:00 in the morning, some mornings you can't get a parking spot because parents have taken their kids up here to skate...I think hockey will be a great addition to our intercollegiate program. [The Pegula gift] is a great, great gift. And I think very far-sighted and I'm really pleased with it." - Joe Paterno

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Commit Cycle: January 31 (Women)

Laura Bowman

Forward
Minnetonka (MN) High School
5'7" // Minnetonka, MN
Class of 2013
DOB 11/8/1994




Date
Opponent
ScoreGAPts.PIM 
1/8
vs. Edina
W 1-0
1
0
1
0
1/12
vs. Eden Prairie
W 3-1
1
0
1
0
1/19
vs. Hopkins
L 1-3
0
0
0
0
1/22
at Wayzata
L 2-3
1
0
1
0
1/24
at Centennial
W 8-0
2
1
3
0
1/26
at Edina
W 4-0
1
1
2
0
1/29
at Eden Prairie
W 3-0
3
0
3
2
1/30
vs. Breck
W 4-1
0
1
1
0

On Thursday, Bowman was announced as one of ten semifinalists for the Minnesota Ms. Hockey award, given to the top player in the state... as should be evident from the stats, Bowman had an absolutely ridiculous three weeks in an extended Commit Cycle period... the easy highlight was her hat trick - all of the offense - in the win over Eden Prairie on Tuesday that clinched the Lake Conference title for the Skippers... she also scored the overtime winner in the 1-0 triumph over Edina on January 8th... Minnetonka, which is now 19-4-0 overall, closes out its regular season this weekend.



Hannah Ehresmann

Goaltender
Minnetonka (MN) High School
Height unknown // Minnetonka, MN
Class of 2014
DOB unknown




Date
Opponent
ScoreSAGASv%GAA 
1/8
vs. Edina
W 1-0
26
0
1.000
0.00
1/12
vs. Eden Prairie
W 3-1
--
-
---
---
1/19
vs. Hopkins
L 1-3
8
3
0.625
3.00
1/22
at Wayzata
L 2-3
--
-
---
---
1/24
at Centennial
W 8-0
6
0
1.000
0.00
1/26
at Edina
W 4-0
--
-
---
---
1/29
at Eden Prairie
W 3-0
13
0
1.000
0.00
1/30
vs. Breck
W 4-1
--
-
---
---

Other than an uncharacteristically rough outing against Hopkins that saw Minnetonka lose despite heavy shooting dominance - Ehresmann's first loss of the season - she didn't give up a single goal over the three weeks... highlighting the three shutouts were the 57 minute, 11 second OT blanking of Edina, which allowed Bowman's goal to be sufficient, as well as the big-game performance on the road in the league-clincher at Eden Prairie... Ehresmann's 0.936 save percentage and 0.99 goals against average rank eighth and third in Minnesota, respectively.



Remi Martin

Defender
Colorado Tigers 19U/Foothills Flyers MM AA
5'6" // Littleton, CO
Class of 2014
DOB 7/15/1996




Martin was one of two PSU recruits play in the Northwood Academy Tournament in Lake Placid, NY from January 18-20, and her Tigers went 1-1-1 in their three games... Colorado tied John Abbott College 1-1 and lost to 2-1 to the hosts on the 18th, before bouncing back to beat Reston 5-1 the next day... the Tigers also played a game in the Women's Association of Colorado Hockey College/U19 division, a league in which they compete with college club and other U19 teams: Martin had four goals in a 16-1 blasting of Denver on January 13th... the next major events for the team will be that league's playoffs (February 23-24), along with the U19 district tournament (February 16-18).



Sarah Nielsen

Forward
Edina (MN) High School
5'6" // Edina, MN
Class of 2013
DOB 12/2/1994




Date
Opponent
ScoreGAPts.PIM 
1/8
at Minnetonka
L 0-1
0
0
0
0
1/12
at Wayzata
W 4-1
1
0
1
2
1/15
at Hopkins
T 4-4
0
1
1
2
1/18
at Eden Prairie
L 1-2
0
0
0
0
1/22
vs. Champlin Park
W 3-2
0
1
1
2
1/26
vs. Minnetonka
L 0-4
0
0
0
0
1/29
vs. Wayzata
W 4-2
2
2
4
2

Nielsen had a hand in each goal her team scored in the win over Wayzata on Tuesday and now has 31 points in 24 games... Edina, 13-7-4 overall, has continued to play well generally, although Mt. Minnetonka has continued to be a hill too steep to climb... the Hornets will close the regular season Saturday against Hill-Murray, then likely begin the Section 2AA tournament on February 8th as the second-ranked team to Eden Prairie.



Daniela Paniccia

Goaltender
Oakville Hornets AA/Appleby College
5'3" // Oakville, ON
Class of 2015
DOB 1997




Date
Opponent
ScoreSAGASv%GAA 
1/8
vs. Burlington Barracudas
T 2-2
--
-
---
---
1/12
vs. Mississauga Chiefs
T 0-0
14
0
1.000
0.00
1/13
vs. Willowdale Red Wings
T 3-3
--
-
---
---
1/16
vs. Guelph Thunder
L 1-2
19
2
0.895
2.00
1/19
vs. Willowdale Red Wings
W 6-2
1
0
1.000
0.00
1/23
vs. Brampton Canadettes
L 3-5
35
5
0.857
5.00
1/27
vs. Etobicoke Dolphins
W 3-2
--
2
---
2.00
1/30
vs. Oakville Hornets AA2
W 7-2
12
2
0.833
2.00

The Hornets had mixed results over the last three weeks, but recovered to win three of the last four to improve to 10-4-8 in the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League's Central Division... next up for Oakville is the division playoffs in February, hopefully leading to the LLFHL's overall championship weekend March 22-24... Appleby College joined Martin (and Kelly Seward, as we'll see in a bit) at the Northwood Invitational January 18-20 and went 1-2-0 in three games, although Paniccia did not make that trip... in the CISAA, Appleby is 7-2-0, good for first place... within the last three weeks, Appleby is 3-1-0 in CISAA games, allowing 11 total goals.



Amy Petersen

Forward
Minnetonka (MN) High School
5'4" // Minnetonka, MN
Class of 2013
DOB 10/2/1994




Date
Opponent
ScoreGAPts.PIM 
1/8
vs. Edina
W 1-0
0
0
0
0
1/12
vs. Eden Prairie
W 3-1
0
0
0
0
1/19
vs. Hopkins
L 1-3
0
0
0
0
1/22
at Wayzata
L 2-3
0
1
1
0
1/24
at Centennial
W 8-0
2
2
4
0
1/26
at Edina
W 4-0
0
3
3
0
1/29
at Eden Prairie
W 3-0
0
1
0
0
1/30
vs. Breck
W 2-1
2
0
2
0

Petersen took a backseat to her two teammates this time around, but it is notable that she managed to break out of one of the biggest slumps of her career (yes, three games without a point counts, which says a lot) by exploding for nine points in the last four... after the Skippers close their regular season this weekend, they'll begin the Section 6AA tournament on February 9th, likely as the second seed behind Benilde-St. Margaret's.



Kelly Seward

Defender
Nichols School/Buffalo Bisons 19U
5'9" // Williamsville, NY
Class of 2013
DOB 6/7/1995




Nichols had a highly successful three weeks, going 9-1-0 overall... included in that mark was a 2-1-0 trip to the Northwood Invitational, beating OHA Gold 4-3 and the New Jersey Colonials 8-2 before a shutout loss to Emily Laurenzi's alma mater, NSA, closed things out... a more successful turn at a North American Prep Hockey Association followed from January 25-27, as Nichols clubbed Rice (4-0), RNS (4-1), Northwood (6-3) and Stanstead (4-0) to take the title... Nichols competes in the CISAA with Paniccia's Appleby College and is 5-1-1 in those games to trail the leaders by three points... Seward's Buffalo Bisons have been out of action since destroying the field at the Connecticut Polar Bears' Christmas Tournament and remain 28-10-1 overall.



Christi Vetter

Forward
Lakeville North (MN) HS/MN Jr. Whitecaps 19U
5'11" // Lakeville, MN
Class of 2014
DOB 9/7/1995




Date
Opponent
ScoreGAPts.PIM 
1/10
vs. Eagan
W 5-3
1
2
3
2
1/12
at Prior Lake
W 8-0
3
2
5
2
1/17
vs. Bloomington Kennedy
W 8-0
2
1
3
0
1/19
vs. Burnsville
W 3-1
0
1
1
0
1/24
vs. Eastview
W 5-1
2
0
2
0
1/26
at Apple Valley
W 8-0
1
1
2
2

There's not much to say after that list - Vetter has blowtorched all comers of late, as she now has a nine-game point streak with 23 points in that span to join Bowman and Petersen among the top 67 scorers in the state... that success has translated to the team as well, as Lakeville North has won nine in a row to climb to 17-5-1... the hot streaks of both team and player has the Panthers in good position to win the South Suburban league - they're a point up on both Eagan and Lakeville South with two games to play and with Section 1AA as the likely top seed for the tournament beginning on February 6th.

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