"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

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Commit Cycle: January 8 (Women)

Laura Bowman

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




Date
Opponent
ScoreGAPts.PIM 
12/27
vs. Cretin-Derham Hall
W 4-0
1
0
1
0
12/28
vs. Benilde-St. Margaret's
W 2-1
0
0
0
0
12/29
at Eden Prairie
L 1-4
0
1
1
0
1/4
at Hopkins
W 1-0
0
0
0
0
1/5
vs. Wayzata
W 2-1
1
0
1
0

Just 10 days after being shut out by Benilde, the two-time defending state champs got off the mat and registered a huge win in a rematch... despite losing the next day in the Eagles Mid-Winter Meltdown championship game (to the hosting school), the win over BSM was enough for the 13-2-0 Skippers to regain the top spot in most Minnesota high school rankings, including KRACH... while Minnetonka was largely held to a series of low-scoring games, Bowman did manage the game-winning goal with 3:41 remaining against Wayzata.



Hannah Ehresmann

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




Date
Opponent
ScoreSAGASv%GAA 
12/27
vs. Cretin-Derham Hall
W 4-0
--
-
---
---
12/28
vs. Benilde-St. Margaret's
W 2-1
26
1
0.962
1.00
12/29
at Eden Prairie
L 1-4
--
-
---
---
1/4
at Hopkins
W 1-0
8
0
1.000
0.00
1/5
vs. Wayzata
W 2-1
--
-
---
---

Ehresmann showed her pedigree as a top goaltending prospect in the BSM win, and finished a near-flawless Commit Cycle period with a relatively easy - but vital, given the 1-0 score - shutout of Hopkins.



Remi Martin

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




Next up for the Tigers is the Northwood Academy Tournament January 18-20... in the meantime, they played stand-alone games with the Rocky Mountain Lynx on January 5th and the MSGHL Rock Stars on January 6th... Colorado won the latter game 5-1 with Martin scoring the 3-1 goal unassisted in the second period.



Sarah Nielsen

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




Date
Opponent
ScoreGAPts.PIM 
12/26
vs. Grand Rapids/Greenway
W 4-1
0
0
0
0
12/27
vs. Stillwater
W 2-1
0
0
0
0
12/28
vs. Lakeville South
W 2-0
1
0
1
2
1/4
vs. Eden Prairie
W 2-1
1
1
2
2

After a four-game winless skid, the Hornets are now on a five-game winning streak to climb to 10-4-3 overall... included in the streak was a sweep though their home ABRA Invitational December 26th through 28th... Nielsen leads Edina in assists with 14 and is second to Taylor Williamson in points with 24.



Daniela Paniccia

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




Date
Opponent
ScoreSAGASv%GAA 
12/27
vs. Mississauga Chiefs
W 6-1
14
1
0.929
1.08
12/27
vs. Rochester Edge
W 5-1
--
-
---
---
12/28
vs. St. Catharines Chaos
T 1-1
28
1
0.964
1.08
12/28
vs. Vaughn Flames
W 3-1
--
-
---
---
12/29
vs. Saugeen Maitland
W 1-0
25
0
1.000
0.00
12/29
vs. Brampton Canadettes
W 2-1
--
-
---
---
1/6
vs. Oakville Hornets AA2
T 1-1
9
1
0.889
1.00

Paniccia helped the Hornets to the gold medal at the Mississauga Chiefs Christmas Classic with three outstanding outings, including a shutout in a shootout win over Saugeen Maitland in the semifinals (Stephanie Loukes, who is part of an even rotation with Paniccia, took the other three games)... while detailed information is unavailable on Paniccia's school team, Appleby College, they have been off for the last two weeks and remain 4-1-0 to sit on top of the CISAA standings... Appleby has only allowed nine goals this season.



Amy Petersen

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




Date
Opponent
ScoreGAPts.PIM 
12/27
vs. Cretin-Derham Hall
W 4-0
0
3
3
0
12/28
vs. Benilde-St. Margaret's
W 2-1
1
0
1
0
12/29
at Eden Prairie
L 1-4
1
0
1
0
1/4
at Hopkins
W 1-0
0
0
0
0
1/5
vs. Wayzata
W 2-1
0
1
1
0

While Ehresmann was probably the star of the BSM win among the three Penn Staters, Petersen's game-winning goal probably shouldn't be overlooked... in all, her 34 points rank 28th in the state.

Related stories:
Minnetonka stands tall in girls' hockey (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Petersen (in the middle) after her goal against BSM. Linemate Bowman is No. 16.



Kelly Seward

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




Nichols School won the North American Prep Hockey Association tournament they hosted January 4th-6th thanks to wins over Gilmour (2-0), Wyoming (4-0) and Trinity (9-0), as well as a tie with Ridley (3-3)... Nichols is first in the NAPHA with a 7-0-1 record and has only allowed eight goals in NAPHA games... the Trinity and Ridley results from the tournament also count towards Nichols' record in the CISAA, which now stands at 2-1-1, good for third place, three points behind Paniccia's Appleby College... the Buffalo Bisons (28-10-1 overall) also had a successful holiday tournament season, plowing through the Connecticut Polar Bears' Christmas Tournament with seven wins (partly thanks to just two goals against) - including 2-0 over the hosts in the final... said Nichols coach Scott Welch in the New York Hockey Journal piece linked below: "I am so excited to not only have Kelly Seward lead our team this season for Nichols, but to watch her as she takes her game to Penn State next year. As a defenseman, the key to success is consistency, which is something that I and the other coaches have noticed most about Kelly. While quiet in nature, she lets her actions speak on the ice."

Related stories:
Girls earning their stripes at Nichols (New York Hockey Journal)



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 
12/29
vs. Roseville
W 4-1
1
1
2
2
12/31
vs. Hill-Murray
L 1-3
0
0
0
2
1/1
at Hibbing/Chisholm
W 6-1
0
3
3
0
1/3
vs. Lakeville South
W 3-2
1
1
2
2
1/5
at Rosemount
W 6-1
1
1
2
2

Vetter blew up over this Commit Cycle period, including in the win over Lakeville South in which Vetter's Panthers scored three in the first period and held on - a huge result not only due to the cross-town rivalry, but also because Lakeville South is the first-place team in the South Suburban league shared by the two schools... the northerners now trail the southerners by a single point.

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