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2012 CHA CHAMPIONS

2013-14 WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY SCHEDULE Date SEPT. 29 (Sun.)

Opponent

Robert Morris (1-1-0) @ Bemidji State (1-0-1) Friday, October 11, 2013 / Sanford Center - Bemidji, Minn. / 7:00 PM Saturday, October 12, 2013 / Sanford Center - Bemidji, Minn. / 4:00 PM

Time/Result

TORONTO (Exh.)

6-2

OCT. 4 (Fri.) 5 (Sat.) 11 (Fri.) 12 (Sat.) 18 (Fri.) 19 (Sat.) 25 (Fri.) 26 (Sat.) 31 (Thurs.)

RPI RPI @ Bemidji State @ Bemidji State BOSTON UNIVERSITY BOSTON UNIVERSITY VERMONT VERMONT @ Penn State *

L, 0-3 W, 3-2 [OT] 7:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:05 PM 2:05 PM 7:05 PM 2:05 PM 7:00 PM

NOV. 1 (Fri.) 8 (Fri.) 9 (Sat.) 15 (Fri.) 16 (Sat.) 22 (Fri.) 23 (Sat.) 26 (Tues.) 29 (Fri.)

@ Penn State * MERCYHURST * MERCYHURST * LINDENWOOD * LINDENWOOD * @ Syracuse * @ Syracuse * @ Ohio State MAINE

4:00 PM 3:05 PM 3:05 PM 7:05 PM 3:05 PM 7:00 PM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 2:05 PM

DEC. 6 (Fri.) 7 (Sat.)

RIT * RIT *

7:05 PM 3:05 PM

JAN. 4 (Sat.) 5 (Sun.) 17 (Fri.) 18 (Sat.) 24 (Fri.) 25 (Sat.) 31 (Fri.)

ST. LAWRENCE ST. LAWRENCE @ Quinnipiac @ Quinnipiac @ Mercyhurst * @ Mercyhurst * @ Lindenwood *

7:05 PM 3:05 PM 4:00 PM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

FEB. 1 (Sat.) 7 (Fri.) 8 (Sat.) 14 (Fri.) 15 (Sat.) 21 (Fri.) 22 (Sat.) 28 (Fri.)

@ Lindenwood * SYRACUSE * SYRACUSE * @ RIT * @ RIT * PENN STATE * PENN STATE * CHA Quarterfinal

2:00 PM 7:05 PM 3:05 PM 2:00 PM 2:05 PM 3:05 PM 3:05 PM TBA

MARCH 1-2 (Sat. - Sun.) CHA Quarterfinals TBA 6-8 (Thurs. - Sat.) CHA Semis & Championship TBA Home games in bold and all CAPS All home games played at the RMU Island Sports Center * College Hockey America Game All Times Eastern

Series at a Glance Overall: 1-5-0 At Home: 0-4-0 At BSU: 1-1-0 Neutral: 0-0-0

Top Story

Coming off a season opening split with RPI, the Colonials look to come out with a series victory this weekend at Bemidji State. After dropping their season opener, 3-0, on Friday night, RMU answered the bell and picked up their first win of the 2013-14 campaign, 3-2, in overtime. Senior defenseman Kylie St. Louis scored with 1:19 left in the extra period to give freshman goaltender Jessica Dodds her first victory in her first career start.

Series vs. Bemidji State

RMU trails Bemidji State in the all-time series, 1-5-0, with their lone win coming in the 2007-08 season at the Sanford Center. The last time the Colonials played the Beavers was on the last days of 2011, when RMU was swept by the No. 8/10 Bemidji State squad at the RMU Hockey Showcase at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Colonials were tied in the third period in both of those contests, but conceded a late goal to drop the game. RMU’s lone win against the Beavers came on Nov. 17, 2007, when Mallory Giambra broke through on a second period play to give the Colonials a 1-0 victory.

Scouting Bemidji State

Bemidji State comes into this weekend’s series at 1-0-1, earning those decisions in late September against College Hockey America (CHA) member Lindenwood. The Beavers freshman goaltender Brittni Mowat was honored with the Western Collegiate Hockey Conference (WCHA) Rookie of the Week award after the series with the Lions, as she stopped 45 of 48 shots on the weekend. Two Bemidji State players - Kaitlyn Tougas and Kristine Grenier - tallied multiple points against Lindenwood. The Beavers finished the 2012-13 campaign with a record of 6-26-2 and 5-221 in WCHA play. Tougas is only player of Bemidji State’s five leading scorers from last year that returned.

2013-14 Seniors Anneline Lauziere Brandi Pollock (A) Kristen Richards (C) Thea Imbrogno (A) Kylie St. Louis

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Media Information

Pronunciation Guide

Women’s Hockey SID: Ethan Woy Office: (412) 397-6070 Email: sidga02@rmu.edu

Maddie Collias Megan Eady Anissa Gamble Maeve Garvey Thea Imbrogno Anneline Lauziere Rikki Meilleur Kylie St. Louis Erin Staniewski Ashley Vesci Courtney Vinet

Website Information: The RMU website contains schedules, rosters, updated statistics along with all releases including archives from previous seasons. Website Address: www.rmucolonials.com Information regarding Robert Morris women’s ice hockey is available on the following websites which cover college women’s hockey

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-www.chawomenshockey.com -www.uscho.com -www.collegehockeystats.net Weekly Game Notes: Game notes will be made available each week that Robert Morris women’s ice hockey has a game scheduled. If you are interested in being added to the RMU women’s ice hockey distribustion list please contact the RMU sports information department. Gameday Services: Gameday packages will be made available containing game programs, game notes and linecharts in addition to updated statistics and standings and will be available in the press box for all home games. Radio Policy: Visiting radio stations wishing to originate from the RMU Island Sports Center are asked to contact the Hockey SID Ethan Woy prior to the game to make arrangements for broadcast. Mid-Week Interviews: All interview requests with RMU players and coaches must go through the sports information department. Colonial players and coaches will primarily be available on Wednesdays at 10 am. To schedule an interview, contact Ethan Woy at (412) 397-6070. Post Game Interviews: Following a 10-minute cooling off period, visiting players and coaches will be available for interviews followed by Robert Morris players and coaches. Please direct interview requests to Ethan Woy in the third period. Locker rooms are closed to the media. By NCAA rule, no player interviews will be granted prior to the contest on game day.

Class of 2014 CHA Chatter 2013-14 CHA Standings CHA W L T Pts. Penn State 0 0 0 0 Robert Morris 0 0 0 0 Syracuse 0 0 0 0 Mercyhurst 0 0 0 0 RIT 0 0 0 0 Lindenwood 0 0 0 0

Overall W L T 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 3 1

This Week In the CHA

(Fri. October 11, 2013 - Sun. October 13, 2013) Penn State @ Quinnipiac - 7:00 PM / 4:00 PM (Fri. - Sat.) Clarkson @ Syracuse - 7:00 PM / 4:00 PM (Fri. - Sat.) Vermont @ RIT - 7:00 PM / 3:00 PM (Fri. - Sat.) Robert Morris @ Bemidji State - 7:00 PM / 4:00 PM (Fri. - Sat.) Minn. St. Mankato @ Lindenwood - 8:00 PM / 1:00 PM (Fri. - Sat.) Mercyhurst @ Providence - 2:00 PM / 2:00 PM (Sat. - Sun.)

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2013-14 season info Last Time Out The Robert Morris University women’s hockey team kicked off the 2013-14 season with a series split against RPI. RMU dropped the first game to the Engineers last Friday night, 3-0. The Colonials managed to outshoot RPI, 25-20, but couldn’t push the puck past Kelly O’Brien. RMU killed off six of even penalties and went 0-6 on their power play opportunities. Junior Rebecca Vint and freshman Brittany Howard led the Colonials in shots with six and four, respectively. Junior goaltender Courtney Vinet made her third career start and played the full 60 minutes, stopping 17 of 20 shots on the contest. Behind a late overtime goal from senior Kylie St. Louis, RMU would take the rubber match with the Engineers, 3-2. The Colonials would jump out in front early with goals from Howard and senior assistant captain Thea Imbrogno. Howard went topshelf 4:04 into the first period off helpers from fellow freshman Maeve Garvey and senior assistant captain Brandi Pollock, while Imbrogno’s strike was on a power play and off a rebound from Vint. RPI would strike back with two goals in the last 1:04 of the game - both of them coming with an empty net. In overtime, Vint skated around and found St. Louis, and the defenseman rifled a shot from the blue line. It deflected off the cross bar and fell in behind O’Brien, giving RMU their first win of the season. The Colontino Era In two seasons as head coach of the Robert Morris University women’s hockey team, Paul Colontino has compiled a record of 35-24-7, won both United States College Hockey National Coach of the Year and College Hockey American Coach of the Year awards, and led the Colonials to their first CHA Championship. Last season, RMU won 15 games and advanced in the CHA Tournament for the fourth straight year. Among those victories were a two-game sweep of No. 4/5 Mercyhurst in December, and a thrilling triple-overtime win over Lindenwood in the first round of the CHA Tournament. The Colonials went 4-3-1 against nationally-ranked opponents on the year. In 2011-12, Colontino led the Colonials to the largest year-to-year win improvement in Division I women’s hockey before guiding the squad to a storybook ending as RMU captured the program’s first-ever conference championship. He helped RMU break its program record for wins by the end of January and finished the season with 19 victories, an amazing 13-win improvement from the prior season. Despite being picked to finish last in the league after the loss of the program’s all-time leading scorer, RMU posted the highest-ever finish in league play under Colontino’s guidance, with the most CHA wins and points ever, and also reset school records for longest winning streak and longest unbeaten streak during the course of the season. Colontino led the squad to one of the biggest regular-season wins in program history Jan. 21 when Robert Morris scored twice in the final three minutes to defeat conference powerhouse Mercyhurst for the first time ever. The victory not only ended the Lakers’ 28-game conference unbeaten streak, but it would serve as a harbinger of things to come for the Colonials. Robert Morris’ success occurred due to dramatic improvements on both ends of the ice. RMU broke the single-season school records for both overall goals and goals per game as it averaged over one goal per game more than last season. The Colonials’ progress on the defensive end was even more evident as RMU was one of eight squads nationally to allow fewer than two goals per game as Robert Morris allowed approximately 1.90 goals per game fewer than it conceded during the 2010-11 season. Colontino also guided a couple of Colonials to have noteworthy individual seasons as junior Kristen DiCiocco claimed the CHA Regular-Season Goaltending Trophy and freshman Rebecca Vint was selected as the league’s Rookie of the Year.

Preseason Rankings The Colonials were chosen to finish third in the CHA this season, according to a preseason poll voted on by the conference’s head coaches. Despite the ranking, RMU was the only team besides preseason favorite Mercyhurst to receive a first-place vote. This marks just the second season the program has earned a first-place vote; the first coming last season when the Colonials received two first-place votes as the conference’s defending champion. Sandwiched in between Mercyhurst and RMU is Syracuse. Behind the Orange and the Colonials are RIT, Lindenwood, and Penn State.

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Successful Debut

Freshman goaltender Jessica Dodds made her collegiate regular season debut in last Saturday’s 3-2 overtime victory over RPI. Dodds earned her first start and didn’t disappoint, holding the Engineers scoreless for the first 58:56 before allowing a goal on a 6-on-3 opportunity in the third period. RPI would tie it 39 seconds later by pushing another puck past Dodds, but the freshman didn’t let that get to her, as she made a key save in overtime minutes before senior Kylie St. Louis rifled a slapshot from the blue line to give the Colonials the victory. Dodds made 21 saves on the afternoon, which was the most shots stopped by a RMU goaltender in their collegiate debut since Kristen DiCiocco turned away 25 shots on Oct. 10, 2009 at Northeastern.

Playing Professionally

Former Colonial goaltender Delayne Brian was drafted by the Calgary Inferno (formerly Team Alberta) in the second round of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) Draft on August 26th, becoming the first RMU player to be picked since United States Olympic netminder Brianne McLaughlin was selected by the Burlington Barracudas with the 24th overall selection in the 2010 CWHL Draft. “We’re excited that Delayne has the opportunity to continue her hockey career,” said Colonials head coach Paul Colontino. “To be drafted that high with the first pick in the second round is a great accomplishment, especially when many don’t have the chance to continue their playing career after college.” Brian graduated this past May with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and was named to the 2012-13 College Hockey America All-Academic Team. In six games last season, Brian compiled a record of 2-2 and made 93 saves. The newest member of the Flames started her collegiate career at Wayne State University, serving as the starting goaltender there. She wsa named CHA Goaltender of the Week six times, Goaltender of the Month three times, and Defensive Player of the Week three times. “Delayne will give us a great one-two punch in goal,” Calgary head coach Tim Bothwell said in a release. “She led her teams to championships before playing four years at the Division 1 level, and also has international experience in the Canadian Under 18 program. She is a welcome addition.” Brian and the Flames open up the regular season on Nov. 9 as they travel to Toronto to take on the Furies.

Under The Spotlight

The Colonials gained recognition in last week’s release of USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Poll, as they received two votes. This marked the first time since January 2012 that the Colonials have earned votes in a national poll. RMU received recognition that season from the United States College Hockey Online (USCHO) national rankings after splitting a road series with Providence on Jan. 6-7. The Colonials rode the momentum from that series and finished 7-4-2 in their last 13 games, headlined by an upset victory over No. 6 Mercyhurst in the College Hockey America Championship Game. RMU was one of our schools that earned a mention in the ‘receiving votes’ category, which included the likes of Northeastern, St. Lawrence, and Providence. The Colonials host the Saints on the first weekend of 2014 on Jan. 4-5. In addition to the January home series with St. Lawrence, RMU will play two of the teams who are currently in the top 10 of the rankings. The Colonials host No. 7 Boston University on Oct. 18-19, and run into No. 10 Mercyhurst for the first time on Nov. 8-9.

Studious Student-Athletes

Junior forward Katelyn Scott was one of a conference-best 11 student-athletes named CHA Student-Athletes of the Year, and the Colonials earned a

conference-best 21 selections on the 2012-13 College Hockey America Academic Team. Scott, an engineering major, posted a perfect cumulative GPA of 4.0 during the 2012-13 school year. To qualify for the CHA All-Academic Team, a studentathlete must post a 3.0 GPA or higher during the 2012-13 academic year. Four RMU student-athletes made the CHA All-Academic Team as double majors, including last year’s assistant captain Cobina Delaney. Delaney, who was nominated for the 2013 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award, posted a 3.80 GPA majoring in both marketing and management. A complete listing of Robert Morris’ CHA All-Academic Team selections follows:

Delayne Brian - 3.30 - Applied Psychology Cobina Delaney - 3.80 - Marketing; Management (Double-Major) Katie Fergus - 3.56 - Marketing; Management (Double-Major) Kelsey Gunn - 3.56 - Biology Jamie Joslin - 3.33 - Social Science Courtney Langston - 3.53 - Psychology Dayna Newsom - 3.70 - Accounting Kristen Richards - 3.88 - English Kylie St. Louis - 3.64 - Psychology Kelsey Thomas - 3.47 - Environmental Science Courtney Vinet - 3.72 - Management; Marketing (Double-Major)

Leah Carlson - 3.41 - Nursing Kristen DiCiocco - 3.83 - Early Childhood and Special Education Anissa Gamble - 3.92 - Biology Thea Imbrogno - 3.69 - Biology Jennifer Kindret - 3.06 - Sports Management Anneline Lauziere - 3.98 - Biology Brandi Pollock - 3.77 - Communication Katelyn Scott - 4.00 - Engineering Erin Staniewski - 3.78 - Management; Marketing (Double-Major) Ashley Vesci - 3.97 - English

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The 100 Club

Over the weekend, four RMU seniors donned the Colonial colors for the 100th time, and a fifth senior played in her 100th collegiate game. Defensive pairing Kylie St. Louis and Anneline Lauziere both played in their 100th game last Friday, in a 3-0 loss to RPI. St. Louis bounced back from the loss with a game-winning overtime goal in the rubber match with the Engineers, while Lauziere was a +2 on the weekend. Assistant captains Thea Imbrogno and Brandi Pollock suited up for the 100th time in the 3-2 overtime victory against the Engineers this past Saturday. Imbrogno buried a rebound off a first period power play, while Pollock registered the secondary assist on the first goal of the game. Captain Kristen Richards also played in her 100th game of her colliegate career, but 66 of those appearances came with Niagara University, which dropped their women’s hockey program following the 2011-12 season.

Robert Morris Quick Facts

Schedule Notes

After this weekend’s road series with Bemidji State, the Colonials will enjoy the comforts of playing at 84 Lumber Arena for four of the team’s next five weekend series. As a part of Homecoming weekend, RMU will host No. 7 Boston University, then take on Vermont at home the following weekend. On Halloween, the Colonials will travel less than three hours east of Pittsburgh to take on Penn State in a two-game set at the Nittany Lions’ brand new home, Pegula Ice Arena. RMU then returns home for two more CHA series against No. 10 Mercyhurst and Lindenwood before hitting the road again.

Fresh Faces

RMU adds eight freshmen (five forwards, two goaltenders, one defenseman) to the roster this season. Jessica Dodds is a goaltender from London, Ontario, and arrives in the Keystone State with her London Jr. Devilette teammate Tia Kipfer, who is a forward from Stratford. Forwards Brittany Howard out of St. Thomas, Ontario, and Maeve Garvey from Oakville, Ontario, also come over as teammates from the Burlington Jr. Barracudas. Defenseman Mikaela Lowater of Thornhill and forward Mackenzie Johnston of Barrie give the Colonials six newcomers from Ontario. Forward Rikki Meilleur arrives from St. Adolphe, Manitoba, and goaltender Carley Catherine comes from Bloomington, Ill. The eight newcomers make up the largest incoming class since the 2009-10 season.

Noteworthy Newcomers

Robert Morris head coach Paul Colontino welcomes two newcomers to his coaching staff for the 2013-14 season. Joining as an assistant coach is Jinelle Siergiej. This is the former Olympian’s first collegiate coaching job, as she’s served as the head coach of the Arrowhead Union High School girls hockey team over the past three seasons. Siergiej won four silver medals (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010) in the Four Nations Cup as a member of Team USA, and captured silver medals in the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Women’s Championship and in the 2010 Olympic Games. Siergiej officially retired from international competition in 2011. A 2008 graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Siergiej (then known as Jinelle Zaugg) helped lead the Badgers to back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007. Jocey Kleiber also joins the staff as the new Director of Hockey Operations. She graduated from Niagara in 2012.

General Information

Location: Moon Township, Pa. Founded: 1921 Enrollment: 5,000 Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: College Hockey America (CHA) Colors: Blue & White with Red Nickname: Colonials President: Gergory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D. Athletic Director: Craig Coleman, M.D. Senior Associate Athletic Director: Marty Galosi Associate Athletic Director / SWA: Addie Muti Associate Athletic Director: Sean Simmons Associate Athletic Director: Don Smith Assistant Athletic Director: Ryan Fleischer Faculty Representative: Scott Branvold, Ed.D. Athletic Department Phone: (412) 397-4999

Sports Information

Sports Information Director: Jim Duzyk Office Phone: (412) 397-4919 Office Fax: (412) 397-4992 E-mail:duzyk@rmu.edu Asst. Sports Information Director: Ken Baker Office Phone: (412) 397-4914 E-mail: baker@rmu.edu Asst. Sports Information Director: Spencer Kowitz Office Phone: (412) 397-4950 E-mail: kowitz@rmu.edu Sports Information Graduate Assistant: Mike Wagner Office Phone: (412) 397-4953 E-mail: sidga01@rmu.edu Women’s Ice Hockey Contact: Ethan Woy Phone: 412-397-6070 E-mail: sidga02@rmu.edu SID Mailing Address: Sewall Center, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township, PA 15108

Looking Back

Five years ago on Oct. 10, 2008, the Colonials defeated CHA foe Syracuse at home, 3-2. The Orange scored their lone goal of the first period off a power play, then RMU answered with power play goals from Kathryn Stack and Brianna Delaney. Syracuse would tie it early in the third period, but the Colonials would get the final word with a power play strike from Megan Picnic. The win completed RMU’s first ever sweep of the Orange. Class of 2015

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Robert Morris vs. BEMIDJI STATE 2013-14 Statistical Comparisons

RMU BSU Shot Pct. .057 .060 Goals 3 4 Goals Per Game 1.50 2.00 Assists 5 6 Shots 53 67 Shots Per Game 26.5 33.5 Power-Play Goals 1 2 Conversion Pct. .083 .500 Short-handed Goals 0 0 Penalties 16 11 Penalties Per Game 8.0 5.5 Penalty Minutes 32 22 PenaltyMin.PerGame 16.0 11.0 Saves 38 45 Save Pct. .884 .938

Rewriting the Record Books

Senior assistant captain Thea Imbrogno ranks in the career top five in Robert Morris program history for points, goals and assists. Coming into the 2013-14 season, Imbrogno ranked third in career points and second in career assists. Imbrogno ranked fourth in career goals scored with 39. If she registers a season similar to her previous three, then she could end up threatening at the top marks in all of those categories. Imbrogno also holds spots in the same categories for single season performance. She worked her way into the single-season record books after an impressive sophomore campaign. Imrbrogno ranks second in single-season points, tied for fourth in single-season goals scored and second in single-season assists. Junior forward Rebecca Vint reset the single-season record book last season as a freshman, and added onto that with a successful sophomore campaign. Coming into the 2013-14 season, Vint ranks fourth in career points and fifth in career goals. She also holds the program’s single-season records in points, goals, and assists, and cracked the top five in points (third) and goals (tied for fourth) after her second season. If Imbrogno breaks Brianna Delaney’s career marks in her senior campaign, Vint could topple them in her final season as a Colonial in 2014-15. Career Points Career Goals Career Assists 121 - Brianna Delaney (51g 68a) 53 - Brianna Delaney 68 - Brianna Delaney 97 - Sara O’Malley (52g 45a) 52- Sara O’Malley 49- Thea Imbrogno 88 - Thea Imbrogno (39g, 49a) 43 - Kristen Miles 45 - Sara O’Malley 77 - Rebecca Vint (38g, 38a) 39 - Thea Imbrogno 43 - Kelsey Thomas 75 - Kelsey Thomas (32g, 43a) 38 - Rebecca Vint 41 - Cobina Delaney 75 - Kristen Miles (43 g 32a) 41 - Morgan Beikirch

Single-Season Points 44 - Rebecca Vint - 11-12 36 - Thea Imbrogno - 11-12 33 - Rebecca Vint - 12-13 Senior forward Kristen Richards will serve as the captain for 32 - Brianna Delaney - 08-09 31 - Brianna Delaney - 09-10

Meet the Captains

the 2013-14 season. Seniors Thea Imbrogno and Brandi Pollock will serve as the assistant captains.

Kristen Richards

Thea Imbrogno

Single-Season Goals 22 - Rebecca Vint - 11-12 18 - Brianna Delaney - 08-09 18 - Sara O’Malley - 09-10 16 - Thea Imbrogno - 11-12 16 - Rebecca Vint - 12-13

Single-Season Assists 22 - Rebecca Vint - 11-12 20 - Thea Imbrogno - 11-12 19 - Brianna Delaney - 10-11 18 - Brianna Delaney - 11-12 18 - Maria Olausson - 06-07

Triple Overtime Thriller

In last season’s College Hockey America tournament, the Robert Morris Colonials earned a thrilling triple-overtime 2-1 victory over Lindenwood in the first game of a three-game series. The 108 minute contest set a new program record for the longest game played, and it was also the first triple overtime game that RMU has ever played in. Lindenwood struck first with a goal in the second period, and it seemed like the Lions would come out with the win through the first few minutes of the third period. But less than five minutes into the third period, Maddie Collias batted in a rebound from Kristen Richards to knot the game at one a piece. That would be the last time either team scored for the next 63 minutes, as both defenses held strong through the remainder of the third period and during the first two overtimes. Eight minutes into the third overtime, Brandi Delaney buried a pass from Rebecca Vint on the power play to give the Colonials a much-needed victory. RMU also shattered the program record for most shots on goal in a single game. The previous record of 63 was improved upon by 29, as the Colonials fired 92 shots at the Lindenwood netminder Nicole Hensley. Hensley would break the NCAA record for most saves in a single contest with 90.

Brandi Pollock

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USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Division I Poll

The Last Time RMU ...

October 1, 2013

Won in Overtime - vs. RPI.................................................... 10/5/13 Lost in Overtime - at Lindenwood..................................... 2/15/13 Played an Overtime Game -vs. RPI.................................... 10/5/13 Won by 3 + Goals - vs. Penn State.......................................2/22/13 Won by 6 + Goals - at Penn State.......................................11/10/12 Lost by 3 + Goals - vs. Lindenwood.....................................1/11/13 Lost by 6 + Goals - vs. No. 7 Mercyhurst.............................. 2/9/13 Won a Season Opener - vs. Yale........................................ 10/19/12 Lost a Season Opener - vs. RIT............................................ 10/4/13 Recorded a Shutout - vs. Lindenwood.................................3/2/13 Lost in a Shutout - at RIT......................................................1/27/13 Beat a ranked team - vs. No. 7 Mercyhurst.........................2/8/13

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

School (FPV) Minnesota (18) Boston College Clarkson (1) Cornell Wisconsin North Dakota Boston University Harvard Minnesota-Duluth Mercyhurst

Pts. 189 164 157 113 100 97 87 52 51 14

Last Week 1 2 3 7 6 4 5 8 10 9

Others receiving votes: Ohio State, 13; Quinnipiac, 5; Northeastern, 2; Darmouth, 1

2013-14 Colonials at a Glance

2013-14 CHA Preseason Poll

2012-13 Overall Record: 15-15-3 2012-13 Home Record: 8-8-0 2012-13 Road Record: 7-7-3 2012-13 Neutral Record: 0-0 2012-13 CHA Record/Finish: 9-10-1 / 3rd

School (FPV)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 16/ 8

Key Returning Players F – Kristen Richards (Sr.) Captain GP G A Pts. 32 9 14 23 F – Thea Imbrogno (Sr.) Assistant Captain GP G A Pts. 33 11 12 23 D – Brandi Pollock (Sr.) Assistant Captain GP G A Pts. 33 2 6 8 F –Rebecca Vint (Jr.) 2012-13 All-CHA First Team GP G A Pts. 31 16 17 33 F – Maddie Collias (Jr.) GP G A Pts. 33 6 9 15 D – Kylie St. Louis (Sr.) GP G A Pts. 33 4 7 11 G - Courtney Vinet (Jr.) GP Min Sv Sv % 2 26:01 7 1.000

Record 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 1-2-0

Pen. 17

PIM 45

Pen. 1

PIM 2

Pen. 5

PIM 10

Pen. 21

PIM 42

Pen. 17

PIM 34

Pen.

PIM

GAA 0.00

W-L 0-0

2011-12 CHA

2011-12 Overall

Pts.

1. Mercyhurst (5)

17-3-0

29-7-1

25

2. Syracuse

13-6-1

20-15-1

19

3. Robert Morris (1)

9-10-1

15-15-3

18

4. RIT

7-8-5

16-16-5

13

5. Lindenwood

7-10-3

7-26-3

9

6. Penn State

1-17-2

7-26-2

6

Class of 2016

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ROBERT colonials MORRIS No. Name Cl. 1 Jessica Dodds Fr. 2 Leah Carlson So. 3 Brittany Howard Fr. 4 Katelyn Scott Jr. 5 Anneline Lauziere Sr. 6 Kelsey Gunn Jr. 7 Tia Kipfer Fr. 8 Megan Eady So. 9 Kylie St. Louis Sr. 10 Rikki Meilleur Fr. 11 Kristen Richards Sr. 14 Mikaela Lowater Fr. 15 Maeve Garvey Fr. 16 Erin Staniewski Jr. 17 Anissa Gamble So. 19 Thea Imbrogno Sr. 21 Maddie Collias Jr. 22 Ashley Vesci So. 24 Rebecca Vint Jr. 26 Mackenzie Johnston Fr. 27 Katie Fergus Jr. 28 Brandi Pollock Sr. 29 Carley Catherine Fr. 31 Courtney Vinet Jr.

Pos. Ht. G 5-7 D 5-8 F 5-4 F 5-6 D 5-6 D 5-9 F 5-3 D 5-6 D 5-11 F 5-5 F 5-9 D 5-7 F 5-4 D 5-7 F 5-5 F 5-4 F 5-7 F 5-5 F 5-10 F 5-7 F 5-9 D 5-6 G 5-2 G 5-4

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Hometown / Previous Team Colonial 2013-14 Superlatives London, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes Leading after the first period 1-0-0 Copper Center, Alaska / Kenny Lake Trailing after the first period 0-1-0 St. Thomas, Ontario / Burlington Jr. Barracudas Brighton, Mich. / Belle Tire Tied after the first period 0-0-0 St. Thomas, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes Leading after the second period 1-0-0 Smith Falls, Ontario / Niagara University Trailing after the second period 0-1-0 Stratford, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes Tied after the second period 0-0-0 Renfrew, Ontario / Nepean Wildcats Windsor, Ontario / Southwest Wildcats Overtime games 1-0-0 St. Adolphe, Manitoba / Shaftesbury Titans One-goal games 1-0-0 Toronto, Ontario / Niagara University Two-goal games 0-0-0 Thornhill, Ontario / Mississaugga Jr. Chiefs Robert Morris outshoots opponent 1-1-0 Oakville, Ontario / Burlington Jr. Barracudas Strathroy, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes Robert Morris is outshot 0-0-0 Fredericton, N. Brunswick / Burlington BarracudasTied in shots 0-0-0 Etobicoke, Ontario / Mississauga Jr. Chiefs Scoring three or more goals 1-0-0 Roseville, Mich. / Belle Tire Scoring two goals 0-0-0 Pittsburgh, Pa. / Lawrence Academy (Mass.) Caldeon, Ontario / Brampton Junior Thunder Scoring one goal or less 0-0-0 Barrie, Ontario / Etobicoke Dolphins Opponent scores three or more goals 0-1-0 Oakville, Ontario / Burlington Jr. Barracudas Opponent scores two goals 1-0-0 Virden, Manitoba / Westman Wildcats Opponent scores one goal or less 0-0-0 Bloomington, Ill. / Rochester Edge Camrose, Alberta / Edge School Robert Morris scores first 1-0-0

Class of 2017

Opponent Scores first

0-1-0

Robert Morris scores a power play goal

1-0-0

Opponent scores a power play goal

0-1-0

RMU on Fridays

0-1-0

RMU on Saturdays

1-0-0

RMU on Sundays

0-0-0

RMU in October

1-1-0

RMU in November

0-0-0

RMU in December

0-0-0

RMU in January

0-0-0

RMU in February

0-0-0

RMU in March

0-0-0

RMU at home

1-1-0

RMU on the road

0-0-0

RMU at neutral site

0-0-0

A RMU PLAYER.... Scores 2 goals Scores 3+ goals

0-0-0 0-0-0

Has 3 assists Has 4+ assists

0-0-0 0-0-0

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Paul Colontino Head Coach Third Season Mercyhurst ‘00 Paul Colontino has raised the bar since taking the head coaching job at Robert Morris, compiling a record of 35-24-7 in his two seasons with the Colonials. Under Colontino’s watch, RMU has finished with their best two single-season records in program history. No previous team had won more than 12 games before 2011-12. In Colontino’s first season, he led the Colonials to the largest yearto-year win improvement in Division I women’s hockey. Colontino guided the squad to a storybook ending as RMU captured the program’s first-ever conference championship. His turn-around of the RMU program earned him USCHO (U.S. College Hockey Online) National Coach of the Year accolades. Colontino led Robert Morris women’s hockey to unprecedented heights. He helped RMU break its program record for wins by the end of January and finished the season with 19 victories, an amazing 13-win improvement from the prior season. Despite being picked to finish last in the league after the loss of the program’s all-time leading scorer, RMU posted the highest-ever finish in league play under Colontino’s guidance, with the most CHA wins and points ever, and also reset school records for longest winning streak and longest unbeaten streak during the course of the season. Colontino, who previously had claimed CHA Coach of the Year honors, led the squad to one of the biggest regular-season wins in program history Jan. 21 when Robert Morris scored twice in the final three minutes to defeat conference powerhouse Mercyhurst for the first time ever. The victory not only ended the Lakers’ 28-game conference unbeaten streak, but it would serve as a harbinger of things to come for the Colonials.

The Colontino File Associate Head Coach Mercyhurst College 2006-2011 Assistant Coach University of North Dakota 2002-2006 Assistant Coach Mercyhurst College 2000-2002 Playing Experience / Accolades Mercyhurst College, 1996-2000 Mercyhurst Student-Athlete of the Year MAAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year All-MAAC First Team

Coaching Staff Logan Bittle Assistant Coach Fourh Season Robert Morris ‘08

RMU entered the 2012 CHA Tournament as the second seed, but with top-seeded Mercyhurst having won nine straight tournament titles, the Lakers were clearly still the team to beat. After dispatching of Niagara in the semifinals, Robert Morris and Mercyhurst met with the championship on the line. The Colonials opened up a two-goal lead within the first 12 minutes and never let Mercyhurst pull even as RMU held on for a 3-2 win to dethrone the long time CHA champions. Robert Morris’ success occurred due to dramatic improvements on both ends of the ice. RMU broke the single-season school records for both overall goals and goals per game as it averaged over one goal per game more than last season. The Colonials’ progress on the defensive end was even more evident as RMU was one of eight squads nationally to allow fewer than two goals per game as Robert Morris allowed approximately 1.90 goals per game fewer than it conceded during the 2010-11 season. Before coming to Robert Morris, Colontino had served as associate head coach at Mercyhurst since 2006. At Mercyhurst he helped guide teams to the NCAA Tournament in each of his five years, including earning two Frozen Four berths, and has over a decade of women’s hockey coaching experience at the Division I level. In Colontino’s five seasons with Mercyhurst, the Lakers posted an overall record of 148-25-9 (.838), advanced to the national championship game once, made two Frozen Four appearances, qualified for the NCAA Tournament five times, were ranked No. 1 nationally in each season and won five College Hockey America (CHA) tournament championships and five regular-season titles. Immediately after Colontino returned to Mercyhurst as associate head coach, the Lakers went 32-2-3 in 2006-07, claiming the program record for victories, as they registered a ninewin improvement from the previous season and were ranked No. 1 nationally for 13 weeks. After a one-goal loss in the NCAA Tournament to the eventual national champions ended the Lakers’ 2007-08 season, the 2008-09 squad reached new heights. Entering the NCAA Tournament on a 15-game winning streak, Mercyhurst advanced to its first-ever Frozen Four with a victory over St. Lawrence and proceeded to top Minnesota in a thrilling semifinal contest to move into the national championship game against Wisconsin. The Lakers were ranked No. 1 for 23 weeks the following season, went 30-3-3 and advanced to the Frozen Four for the second straight season before succumbing in overtime to Cornell.

Jinelle Siergiej Assistant Coach First Season Wisconsin ‘08

Jocey Kleiber Director of Hockey Ops. First Season Niagara ‘12

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2013-14 RMU Women's Ice Hockey Robert Morris Overall Team Statistics (as of Oct 09, 2013) All games Overall: 1-1-0 Conf: 0-0-0 Home: 1-1-0 Away: 0-0-0 Neut: 0-0-0 TEAM STATISTICS SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Shot pct. Goals/Game Shots/Game Assists POWER PLAYS Goals-Power Plays Conversion Percent Shot Attempts Shot Percent GOAL BREAKDOWN Total Goals Power Play Short-handed Empty net Penalty Unassisted Overtime Shootout Delayed Penalty PENALTIES Number Minutes Penalties/Game Pen minutes/Game Minor Major 10-minute Misconduct Game Misconduct Gross Misconduct Match SHOOTOUTS (Made-Att) ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg Goals by Period Robert Morris Opponents

1st 2nd

3rd

OT

0 1

0 3

1 0

Saves by Period Robert Morris Opponents

1st 2nd

3rd

OT

10 12

12 19

1 1

2 1

15 18

RMU

OPP

3-53 .057 1.5 26.5 5

5-43 .116 2.5 21.5 7

1-12 .083 19 .053

2-15 .133 15 .133

3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

16 32 8.0 16.0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0-0

13 26 6.5 13.0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0-0

371 2/186 0/0

0 0/0

Total 3 5 Total 38 50


2013-14 RMU Women's Ice Hockey Robert Morris Overall Individual Statistics (as of Oct 09, 2013) All games Overall: 1-1-0 Conf: 0-0-0 Home: 1-1-0 Away: 0-0-0 Neut: 0-0-0 Shots

Penalties

Goals

##

Player

gp

g

a

pts

sh

sh%

+-

pen-min

min

maj

3

Brittany Howard Rebecca Vint Thea Imbrogno Kylie St. Louis Maeve Garvey Brandi Pollock Leah Carlson Maddie Collias Megan Eady Katie Fergus Anissa Gamble Kelsey Gunn Mackenzie Johnston Anneline Lauziere Mikaela Lowater Rikki Meilleur Kristen Richards Katelyn Scott Ashley Vesci Total Opponents

2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2

1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5

1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7

2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 12

9 .111 8 .000 5 .200 1 1.000 2 .000 0 .000 1 .000 3 .000 0 .000 3 .000 2 .000 2 .000 0 .000 2 .000 1 .000 5 .000 3 .000 5 .000 1 .000 53 .057 43 .116

-1 +2 -1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -1 0 -2 0 +2 -2 0 0 0 0 -5 -

1-2 2-4 1-2 4-8 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-2 0-0 2-4 16-32 13-26

1 2 1 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 16 13

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

24 19 9 15 28 2 21 8 27 17 6 26 5 14 10 11 4 22

Goal average ##

Goalie

Jessica Dodds 31 Courtney Vinet Total Opponents 1

Saves

oth pp sh

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

fg gw

gt

ot

ht pn ua

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Record

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Goals allowed

gp-gs

minutes

ga

avg

saves

pct

w

l

t

sho

pp

sh

en

pen

sog

1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0

63:41 60:00 123:41 123:41

2 3 5 3

1.88 3.00 2.43 1.46

21 17 38 50

.913 .850 .884 .943

1 0 1 1

0 1 1 1

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1

1 1 2 1

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0


2013-14 RMU Women's Ice Hockey Robert Morris Overall Individual Statistics (as of Oct 09, 2013) All games ## 19 24 3 5 10 11 4

Power Play Scoring Thea Imbrogno Rebecca Vint Brittany Howard Anneline Lauziere Rikki Meilleur Kristen Richards Katelyn Scott

GP 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Pts 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Shots 2 5 5 2 2 2 1

Pct. .500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000


2013-14 RMU Women's Ice Hockey Robert Morris Combined Team Statistics (as of Oct 09, 2013) All games

Date Oct 4 Oct 5

Opponent RPI RPI

TEAM STATISTICS SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Shot pct. Goals/Game Shots/Game POWER PLAYS Goals-Power Plays Conversion Percent Shot Attempts Shot Percent GOAL BREAKDOWN Power Play Short-handed Empty net Penalty Unassisted Overtime Shootout Delayed Penalty PENALTIES Number Minutes Penalties/Game Pen minutes/Game SHOOTOUTS (Made-Att)

Score 0-3 3-2

L Wot

Att. 213 158

RMU

OPP

3-53 .057 1.5 26.5

5-43 .116 2.5 21.5

1-12 .083 19 .053

2-15 .133 15 .133

1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

16 32 8.0 16.0 0-0

13 26 6.5 13.0 0-0

Record: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE ##

Player

3 24 19 9 15 28 2 21 8 27 17 6 26 5 14 10 11 4 22

Brittany Howard Rebecca Vint Thea Imbrogno Kylie St. Louis Maeve Garvey Brandi Pollock Leah Carlson Maddie Collias Megan Eady Katie Fergus Anissa Gamble Kelsey Gunn Mackenzie Johnston Anneline Lauziere Mikaela Lowater Rikki Meilleur Kristen Richards Katelyn Scott Ashley Vesci Total Opponents

Goalie 1 Jessica Dodds 31 Courtney Vinet ##

Total Opponents

Overall 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0

Home 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0

Away 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Neutral 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

gp

g

a

pts

sh

2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2

1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5

1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7

2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 12

9 .111 1-2 8 .000 2-4 5 .200 1-2 1 1.000 4-8 2 .000 1-2 0 .000 1-2 1 .000 1-2 3 .000 1-2 0 .000 0-0 3 .000 0-0 2 .000 0-0 2 .000 0-0 0 .000 0-0 2 .000 0-0 1 .000 0-0 5 .000 1-2 3 .000 1-2 5 .000 0-0 1 .000 2-4 53 .057 16-32 43 .116 13-26

gp

min

ga

gaavg

1 1 2 2

63:41 60:00 123:41 123:41

2 3 5 3

1.88 3.00 2.43 1.46

Attendance Summary Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg

sh% pen-min

saves save%

21 17 38 50

.913 .850 .884 .943

RMU

Opponent

371 2/186 0/0

0 0/0

Goals by Period Robert Morris Opponents

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

2 1

0 1

0 3

1 0

Saves by Period Robert Morris Opponents

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

10 12

15 18

12 19

1 1

Total 3 5 Total 38 50

pp sh

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 w-l-t

1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Women's Hockey Game Notes @ Bemidji State (10/11-12/13)