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2012 CHA CHAMPIONS

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

Opponent

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] W, 2-1 W, 3-0 L, 2-5 W, 3-0 W, 4-3 W, 6-4 W, 4-0

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

W, 6-0 L, 0-2 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 T, 1-1 [OT] W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 4-2

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

No. 10 Robert Morris (14-3-1, 6-1-1 CHA) vs. RIT (9-7-1, 4-1-1 CHA) Friday, December 6, 2013 / 84 Lumber Arena - Pittsburgh, Pa. / 7:05 PM Saturday, December 7, 2013 / 84 Lumber Arena - Pittsburgh, Pa. / 3:05 PM Series at a Glance Overall: 2-4-1 At Home: 2-2-0 At Maine: 0-2-1 Neutral: 0-0-0

Top Story

Robert Morris extended its unbeaten streak to seven games and improved its overall record to

14-3-1 after two wins last week at Ohio State and against Maine. The 2-1 victory over the Buckeyes saw the Colonials win thanks to a third period goal for the second-straight game, while those who watched the 4-2 win over the Black Bears witnessed Brittany Howard score a career-high four goals. For the second-straight week, RMU stayed in both national polls as the 10th ranked team and enter this weekend’s matchup with RIT on top of the CHA.

Series vs. RIT

The Colonials have played the Tigers seven times in their history, but have won just twice - both

of those victories coming in the 2007-08 season. RMU has dropped four of their last five meetings with RIT, and went 0-3-1 against the Tigers last season. The Colonials dropped a pair of one-goal games (2-1, 2-1) to RIT at 84 Lumber Arena, and managed a tie (2-2) in the road slate of the series.

Scouting RIT

RIT comes into this weekend’s series with an overall record of 9-7-1, and a CHA mark of

4-1-1 - which ranks the Tigers second in the conference. RIT holds non-conference wins at New Hampshire and against Vermont, and also knocked off Mercyhurst for the first time in school history on Nov. 22. Junior goaltender Ali Binnington won three-straight CHA Goaltender of the Week awards from Nov. 11-25, and ranks second in the conference in save percentage (.933), third in goals-against-average (1.97), and tied for third in shutouts (3). Senior forward Kourtney Kunichika leads the Tigers in points with 12 (5 goals, 7 assists).

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 table 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 Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 AM. To schedule an interview, contact Ethan Woy at (412) 397-6070.

Class of 2014 CHA Chatter 2013-14 CHA Standings CHA W L T Pts. Robert Morris 6 1 1 13 RIT 4 1 1 9 Mercyhurst 3 2 1 7 Syracuse 2 2 2 6 Lindenwood 1 4 1 3 Penn State 1 7 0 2

Overall W L T 14 3 1 9 7 1 10 5 2 7 7 2 1 13 2 3 12 2

This Week In the CHA

(Friday, December 6, 2013 - Saturday, December 7, 2013) Penn State @ Mercyhurst - 3:00 PM / 2:00 PM Lindenwood @ Syracuse - 7:00 PM / 2:00 PM RIT @ Robert Morris - 7:05 PM / 3:05 PM

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.

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2013-14 season info Last Time Out Because of Thanksgiving, Robert Morris played single games at Ohio State on Tuesday and with Maine on Friday. The “strange” week didn’t hinder the Colonials’ progress, as their unbeaten streak reached seven games (6-0-1) with two wins. RMU first defeated the Buckeyes - who were led by former Colonial head coach Nate Handrahan - by a score of 2-1. After a scoreless first period, Ohio State struck first with a goal from Claudia Kepler five minutes into the second frame. Both the scoreless opening period and early deficit marked the third-straight time that had happened in a game. However, the Colonials would answer three and a half minutes later. Brandi Pollock corralled the puck along the right boards before passing it up to Kristen Richards, who was skating towards the blue line. Richards deked the lone defenseman in her path and caught the Buckeye goaltender off-balance, then dished it off to Brittany Howard, who buried the puck into the open net. With 4:13 remaining in the final period, Rebecca Vint scored her second-straight game-winning goal. Howard skated into the offensive zone with the puck and fired a shot at net. The puck was initally saved, but the netminder couldn’t hold onto it, leading to a scramble in front of the net. Vint eventually found the puck and batted it in for the deciding goal. Jessica Dodds made 19 saves in the win, including three during the last three minutes of play. Friday’s 4-2 victory over the Black Bears didn’t have the same kind of drama, but it did feature a historic performance from a freshman forward. Brittany Howard tallied all four goals for RMU, giving her the third-highest single-game total in program history. Vint and Thea Imbrogno assisted on three of the goals, while Richards also notched a helper. The Colontino Era In his third season as head coach of the Robert Morris University women’s hockey team, Paul Colontino has compiled a record of 48-27-8, 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.

Staying Power

For the second-straight week, Robert Morris made the Top 10 of the USCHO.com and USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine polls, slotting in at

10th. Last week was the first time ever that the Colonials cracked the national rankings. RMU received 24 points in the USCHO.com Poll and 27 in the USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine rankings, surpassing the respective 14 and 16 points from last week. The Colonials now sit eight and 11 points out of ninth, which is held by Boston University. RMU split a series with the Terriers at 84 Lumber Arena on Oct. 18-19. This is the seventh week in which the Colonials have been recognized by a national poll. RMU was in both rankings’ ‘receiving votes’ categories for four straight weeks prior to cracking into the Top 10, and earned two votes in the USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine Poll after a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Junior Aeros in exhibition play.

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Looking Back

The Colonials have played twice on Dec. 7 in their history and came out victorious both times. Naturally, RMU’s first game on this day was against this weekend’s opponent, RIT. The Colonials knocked off the Tigers, 2-1, thanks to two unanswered goals in the final 23 and a half minutes of play. After a scoreless first 20 minutes, RIT struck first with a power play goal 9:26 into the second period. They held that lead until three and a half minutes remained in the period, when Jacki Gibson found the back of the net off passes from Megan Picinic and Kristen Miles. The deciding goal came with 2:52 left in the game as Alissa Dorman scored off passes form Maria Olausson and Whitney Pappas. Brianne McLaughlin made 16 saves in the win. RMU would go on to sweep the Tigers and collect their only two wins against their now-CHA foe. In their other game played on Dec. 7, the Colonials knocked off No. 4/5 Mercyhurst at 84 Lumber Area, 3-1. Eight and a half minutes into the game, Kristen Richards lit the lamp on the power play off passes from Rebecca Vint and Kelsey Thomas. The Lakers would tie it with 4:09 remaining in the first period, and the score would hold at 1-1 for the next 38:08 before RMU scored the decider on another power play - this one from Katie Fergus with assists to Thea Imbrogno and Vint. Vint put the cherry on top of the win with an unassisted goal near the end of the contest. Kristen DiCiocco stopped 19 of 20 shots in the win. The Colonials would go on to sweep their in-state rivals for the first time ever.

Black Friday Special

Brittany Howard probably had some goals on her Black Friday shopping list, as the freshman scored four of them in the Colonials’ 4-2 win over

Maine. The four-goal effort is a new career-high for the forward, who had six goals coming into last Friday’s meeting with the Black Bears. The performance was also the first hat trick for a RMU player since Rebecca Vint reached the mark on Nov. 12, 2012 at Penn State, and the first for a CHA player this season. Howard’s four goals fell just shy of the program’s all-time single-game record of five, which is currently held by Vint on that aforementioned day against the Nittany Lions and Megan Picinic on Oct. 27, 2006 against Chatham.

Road Warriors

Playing away from your home confines is tough in any sport, but Robert Morris has excelled outside 84 Lumber Arena this season. The Colonials

are 6-0-1 on the road, with just a tie on Nov. 22 against Syracuse as their only non-victory away from the Steel City. RMU has swept two teams in their home arenas, beating Bemidji State (2-1, 3-0) in early September and Penn State (4-0, 6-0) on the week of Halloween. On the road, the Colonials have averaged 2.86 goals-per-game and have allowed just 0.57 goals-per-game. In comparison, RMU has averaged 2.82 goals-per-game and allowed 2.36 goals-per-game at home.

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 student-athlete 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 are as 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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Know Your Enemy

Last season’s four meetings with RIT were the first time any of the current Colonials have seen the Tigers in their careers. Seven current RMU players registered a point against the Tigers in 2012-13, but only two of them - Kristen Richards (1 goal, 1 assist) and Katelyn Scott (1 goal, 1 assist) - tallied multiple points. The other five players who have notched a point against RIT are: Kylie St. Louis, Leah Carlson, Rebecca Vint, Anneline Lauziere, and Maddie Collias.

Robert Morris Quick Facts

I’ll Take the Saturday Special

The Colonials have enjoyed Saturdays moreso than Friday evenings in this early sea-

son, as they have won all seven games played on the weekend’s first day. Robert Morris has used Saturdays as bounce-back days this year, with three of those seven weekend wins coming after a Friday loss. The Colonials did this in their opening series against RPI, as they outlasted the Engineers in overtime to win 3-2, and then picked up a big 3-0 victory against No. 7/8 Boston University following a 5-2 loss the night before. RMU also came back from a 2-0 defeat to Mercyhurst with a 3-2 victory to split the series. The Colonials also have clinched three sweeps on Saturdays, as they beat Bemidji State 3-0 on Oct. 12, Vermont 6-4 on Oct. 26, and Lindenwood 3-1 last Saturday. RMU is scoring an average of 3.29 goals per game on Saturdays, while allowing just 1.43 goals per game. On Fridays, the Colonials average just 2.44 goals per game and give up 2.11.

A Clean Sweep

For the first time in program history, Robert Morris swept the CHA’s monthly awards,

as announced in the conference’s release on Tuesday. Rebecca Vint was named CHA Player of the Month following a 10-point November. Vint registered five goals and five assists, blocked 16 shots, and compiled a plus/minus of +5 in nine games. Three of the forward’s five November goals came in the third period of a game, including back-to-back game-winners at Syracuse and Ohio State. For the second time this season, Jessica Dodds was honored by the CHA for her monthlong play. Dodds won CHA Goaltender of the Month, after capturing Rookie of the Month for October. The netminder made seven starts in November and compiled a record of 6-0-1, a goals-against-average of 1.27, and a save percentage of .940. Also for the second time this season, Brittany Howard was the recipient of a CHA monthly award. Last month, Howard was named CHA Player of the Month and coupled that honor with Rookie of the Month this time around. The forward notched 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) in eight games and registered a least a point in four of her last five games after previously having a nine-game point streak snapped.

Welcome to the 100 Club

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

Thea Imbrogno made history last Friday, as she became the second Colonial to reach

the 100-point barrier. Imbrogno notched her 99th point with a goal in RMU’s 2-1 win at Syracuse on Nov. 23, but was held without a point the following game at Ohio State. However, with less than nine minutes remaining in the second period of the Colonials’ game against Maine, Imbrogno found Brittany Howard for a goal and hit the triple-digit mark. The senior assistant captain notched two more assists in the 4-2 victory, moving her career point total to 102. Imbrogno now sits 19 points out of first place in the RMU record books, which is held by Brianna Delaney (2008-12).

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Robert Morris vs. RIT 2013-14 Statistical Comparisons

RMU RIT Shot Pct. .096 .073 Goals 51 39 Goals Per Game 2.80 2.30 Assists 85 67 Shots 530 531 Shots Per Game 29.4 31.2 Power-Play Goals 9 16 Conversion Pct. .107 .080 Short-handed Goals 0 0 Penalties 90 92 Penalties Per Game 5.0 5.4 Penalty Minutes 202 184 PenaltyMin.PerGame 11.2 10.8 Saves 385 467 Save Pct. .928 .907

Meet the Captains

Record Watch

Senior assistant captain Thea Imbrogno ranks in the career top five in Robert Morris

program history for points, goals and assists. 18 games into 2013-14 season, Imbrogno ranks second in career points and career assists. Imbrogno also ranks fourth in career goals scored with 45. If she finishes the year similar to her previous three seasons, 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. Imbrogno 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. 18 games into the 2013-14 season, Vint ranks fourth in career points, and third in goals and assists. 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 121 - Brianna Delaney (53g, 68a) 102 - Thea Imbrogno (45g, 57a) 97 - Sara O’Malley (52g, 45a) 94 - Rebecca Vint (47g, 47a) 75 - Kelsey Thomas (32g, 43a) 75 - Kristen Miles (43g, 32a)

Career Goals Career Assists 53 - Brianna Delaney 68 - Brianna Delaney 52- Sara O’Malley 54- Thea Imbrogno 47 - Rebecca Vint 47 - Rebecca Vint 45 - Thea Imbrogno 45 - Sara O’Malley 43 - Kristen Miles 43 - Kelsey Thomas

Single-Season Points

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

Senior forward Kristen Richards will serve as the captain for 44 - Rebecca Vint - 11-12 the 2013-14 season. Seniors Thea Imbrogno and Brandi Pollock 36 - Thea Imbrogno - 11-12 33 - Rebecca Vint - 12-13 will serve as the assistant captains. 32 - Brianna Delaney - 08-09 31 - Brianna Delaney - 09-10

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

Quick Learning Curve

Robert Morris has gotten off to its best start in program history, and part of that has to do

Kristen Richards

Thea Imbrogno

with some individual performances that rank among the nation’s best. Freshman forward Brittany Howard leads all freshmen in goals (10), assists (15), and points (25), and ranks tied for ninth, tied for seventh, and tied for fifth in those respective categories, nationally. Howard also leads the nation in game-winning goals with four. Fellow classmate Jessica Dodds leads the nation in winning percentage (.958), and ranks seventh in goals-against-average (1.48). Both of those marks, as well as her save percentage (.931) and shutouts (3) are best among freshmen.

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The Last Time RMU ... Won in Overtime - vs. RPI.................................................... 10/5/13 Lost in Overtime - at Lindenwood..................................... 2/15/13 Played an Overtime Game - at Syracuse......................... 11/22/13 Won by 3 or more Goals - at Penn State.............................11/1/13 Won by 6 or more Goals - at Penn State.............................11/1/13 Lost by 3 or more Goals - vs. RIT......................................... 10/4/13 Lost by 6 or more 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 - at Penn State....................................11/1/13 Lost in a Shutout - vs. No. 9 Mercyhurst............................11/8/13 Beat a ranked team - vs. No. 9 Mercyhurst........................11/9/13

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Division I Poll December 3, 2013

School (FPV) 1. Minnesota (19) 2. Wisconsin 3. Cornell 4. Harvard 5. North Dakota 6. Clarkson 7. Boston College 8. Quinnipiac 9. Boston University 10. ROBERT MORRIS

Letterman Returning/Lost: 16/ 8

Key Returning Players F – Kristen Richards (Sr.) Captain GP G A Pts. Pen. PIM 32 9 14 23 17 45 F – Thea Imbrogno (Sr.) Assistant Captain GP G A Pts. Pen. PIM 33 11 12 23 1 2 D – Brandi Pollock (Sr.) Assistant Captain GP G A Pts. Pen. PIM 33 2 6 8 5 10 F –Rebecca Vint (Jr.) 2012-13 All-CHA First Team GP G A Pts. Pen. PIM 31 16 17 33 21 42 F – Maddie Collias (Jr.) GP G A Pts. Pen. PIM 33 6 9 15 17 34 D – Kylie St. Louis (Sr.) GP G A Pts. Pen. PIM 33 4 7 11 G - Courtney Vinet (Jr.) GP Min Sv Sv % GAA W-L 2 26:01 7 1.000 0.00 0-0

Pts. 190 166 148 127 125 89 79 52 38 27

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

Others receiving votes: Mercyhurst, 2; Minn.-Duluth, 2

2013-14 Colonials at a Glance 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

Record 17-1-0 12-2-2 9-1-2 8-1-1 9-3-2 12-3-2 12-4-1 12-2-5 11-3-1 14-3-1

2013-14 CHA Preseason Poll

School (FPV)

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

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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 9-0-0 Copper Center, Alaska / Kenny Lake Trailing after the first period 0-2-0 St. Thomas, Ontario / Burlington Jr. Barracudas Brighton, Mich. / Belle Tire Tied after the first period 5-1-1 St. Thomas, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes Leading after the second period 10-0-0 Smith Falls, Ontario / Niagara University Trailing after the second period 1-3-0 Stratford, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes Tied after the second period 3-0-1 Renfrew, Ontario / Nepean Wildcats Windsor, Ontario / Southwest Wildcats Overtime games 1-0-1 St. Adolphe, Manitoba / Shaftesbury Titans One-goal games 7-0-0 Toronto, Ontario / Niagara University Two-goal games 3-1-0 Thornhill, Ontario / Mississaugga Jr. Chiefs Robert Morris outshoots opponent 11-2-1 Oakville, Ontario / Burlington Jr. Barracudas Strathroy, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes Robert Morris is outshot 3-1-0 Fredericton, N. Brunswick / Burlington BarracudasTied in shots 0-0-0 Etobicoke, Ontario / Mississauga Jr. Chiefs Scoring three or more goals 11-0-0 Roseville, Mich. / Belle Tire Scoring two goals 3-1-0 Pittsburgh, Pa. / Lawrence Academy (Mass.) Caldeon, Ontario / Brampton Junior Thunder Scoring one goal or less 0-2-1 Barrie, Ontario / Etobicoke Dolphins Opponent scores three or more goals 2-2-0 Oakville, Ontario / Burlington Jr. Barracudas Opponent scores two goals 4-1-0 Virden, Manitoba / Westman Wildcats Opponent scores one goal or less 8-0-1 Bloomington, Ill. / Rochester Edge Camrose, Alberta / Edge School Robert Morris scores first 12-0-0

Class of 2017

Opponent Scores first

2-3-1

Robert Morris scores a power play goal

7-1-0

Opponent scores a power play goal

2-3-0

RMU on Thursdays

1-0-0

RMU on Fridays

5-3-1

RMU on Saturdays

7-0-0

RMU in October

7-2-0

RMU in November

7-1-1

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

8-3-0

RMU on the road

6-0-1

RMU at neutral site

0-0-0

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

2-0-0 1-0-0

Has 3 assists Has 4+ assists

3-0-0 1-0-0

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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

@RMUWHockey @RMUAthletics www.rmucolonials.com Page 9


2013-14 RMU Women's Ice Hockey Robert Morris Overall Individual Statistics (as of Dec 04, 2013) All games Overall: 14-3-1 Conf: 6-1-1 Home: 8-3-0 Away: 6-0-1 Neut: 0-0-0 Shots ##

Player

gp

g

3

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

17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 18 16 18 17 12 15 5 4 3 18 18 18

10 9 6 4 5 1 4 1 2 2 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 30

24 19 11 15 5 22 28 27 9 21 14 17 26 6 4 1 16 2 8 7 10

a

pts

Penalties sh

15 25 51 8 17 67 8 14 43 10 14 51 4 9 23 7 8 22 3 7 30 6 7 15 4 6 38 4 6 31 4 5 35 5 5 14 1 4 28 3 4 10 1 2 7 0 1 34 1 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 20 85 136 530 46 76 415

sh%

pen-min

min

maj

.196 +10 .134 +12 .140 +6 .078 +5 .217 +7 .045 +9 .133 +6 .067 +8 .053 +4 .065 +8 .029 +2 .000 +8 .107 +7 .100 +1 .143 -1 .029 0 .000 0 .000 +5 .000 +1 .000 0 .000 0 .000 -2 .096 +96 .072 -

14-39 8-16 3-6 10-20 4-8 2-4 3-6 8-16 5-10 13-37 2-4 1-2 2-4 5-10 1-2 4-8 0-0 2-4 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-2 90-202 98-229

12 8 3 10 4 2 3 8 5 11 2 1 2 5 1 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 86 92

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

Goal average ##

Goalie

Jessica Dodds 31 Courtney Vinet TM EMPTY NET Total Opponents 1

Goals

+-

Saves

oth pp sh

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

1 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 8

fg gw

gt

ot

ht pn ua

0 3 4 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 14 2 6 3

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

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

Record

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

blk

1 10 0 27 0 13 0 27 0 12 0 26 0 7 0 37 0 4 1 26 0 13 0 10 0 5 0 8 1 27 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 9 3 288 5 251

Goals allowed

gp-gs

minutes

ga

avg

saves

pct

w

l

t

sho

pp

sh

en

pen

sog

12-12 6-6 5-0 18-0 18-0

728:04 359:15 1:22 1088:41 1088:41

18 12 0 30 51

1.48 2.00 1.65 2.81

242 143 0 385 479

.931 .923 .000 .928 .904

11 3 0 14 3

0 3 0 3 14

1 0 0 1 1

3 1 0 4 2

6 2 0 8 9

2 0 0 2 0

0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0


2013-14 RMU Women's Ice Hockey Robert Morris Overall Individual Statistics (as of Dec 04, 2013) All games ## 21 3 27 24 10 11 19 4 8 22 15

Faceoffs Maddie Collias Brittany Howard Katie Fergus Rebecca Vint Rikki Meilleur Kristen Richards Thea Imbrogno Katelyn Scott Megan Eady Ashley Vesci Maeve Garvey

## 3 19 11 5 24 15 27 22 21 1 9 28 4 10

Power Play Scoring Brittany Howard Thea Imbrogno Kristen Richards Anneline Lauziere Rebecca Vint Maeve Garvey Katie Fergus Ashley Vesci Maddie Collias Jessica Dodds Kylie St. Louis Brandi Pollock Katelyn Scott Rikki Meilleur

GP 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 17 4 18 18 GP 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 16 12 17 18 17 18

W 9 2 120 202 80 148 2 0 0 0 0

L 3 1 77 149 63 124 10 1 1 2 2

G 1 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 6 1 5 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Pct. .750 .667 .609 .575 .559 .544 .167 .000 .000 .000 .000 Pts 7 5 5 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Shots 15 15 19 13 31 1 9 3 3 0 9 1 13 3

Pct. .067 .267 .000 .077 .032 1.000 .111 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000


2013-14 RMU Women's Ice Hockey Robert Morris Overall Team Statistics (as of Dec 04, 2013) All games Overall: 14-3-1 Conf: 6-1-1 Home: 8-3-0 Away: 6-0-1 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 FACEOFFS (W-L) Faceoff W-L Pct. SHOOTOUTS (Made-Att) ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg Goals by Period Robert Morris Opponents

1st 2nd

3rd

OT

17 6

21 12

12 12

1 0

1st 2nd

Shots by Period Robert Morris Opponents

3rd

OT

162 192 171 115 142 154

5 4

Saves by Period Robert Morris Opponents

3rd

OT

109 130 142 145 171 159

4 4

1st 2nd

RMU

OPP

51-530 .096 2.8 29.4 85

30-415 .072 1.7 23.1 46

9-84 .107 135 .067

8-76 .105 77 .104

51 9 0 1 1 3 1 0 0

30 8 2 0 0 5 0 0 0

90 202 5.0 11.2 86 2 0 1 0 1 563-433 .565 0-0

98 229 5.4 12.7 92 3 0 2 0 1 433-563 .435 0-0

2280 11/207 0/0

3251 7/464

Total 51 30 Total 530 415 Total 385 479


2013-14 RMU Women's Ice Hockey Robert Morris Combined Team Statistics (as of Dec 04, 2013) All games

* * * * * * * *

Date Oct 4 Oct 5 Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 31 Nov 01 Nov 08 Nov 09 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 26 Nov 29

Opponent RPI RPI at Bemidji State at Bemidji State #7 BOSTON UNIVERSITY #7 BOSTON UNIVERSITY VERMONT VERMONT at Penn State at Penn State #9 MERCYHURST #9 MERCYHURST LINDENWOOD LINDENWOOD at Syracuse at Syracuse at OSU MAINE

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 FACEOFFS (W-L) Faceoff W-L Pct. SHOOTOUTS (Made-Att)

Score 0-3 3-2 2-1 3-0 2-5 3-0 4-3 6-4 4-0 6-0 0-2 3-2 3-2 3-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 4-2

L Wot W W L W W W W W L W W W Tot W W W

Att. 213 158 427 530 166 102 226 178 513 771 206 215 275 167 482 327 201 374

RMU

OPP

51-530 .096 2.8 29.4

30-415 .072 1.7 23.1

9-84 .107 135 .067

8-76 .105 77 .104

9 0 1 1 3 1 0 0

8 2 0 0 5 0 0 0

90 202 5.0 11.2 563-433 .565 0-0

98 229 5.4 12.7 433-563 .435 0-0

Record: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

Overall 14-3-1 6-1-1 8-2-0

Home 8-3-0 3-1-0 5-2-0

##

Player

gp

g

3 24 19 11 15 5 22 28 27 9 21 14 17 26 6 4 1 16 2 8 7 10

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

17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 18 16 18 17 12 15 5 4 3 18 18 18

10 9 6 4 5 1 4 1 2 2 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 30

Goalie 1 Jessica Dodds 31 Courtney Vinet TM EMPTY NET ##

Total Opponents

a

pts

sh

15 25 51 8 17 67 8 14 43 10 14 51 4 9 23 7 8 22 3 7 30 6 7 15 4 6 38 4 6 31 4 5 35 5 5 14 1 4 28 3 4 10 1 2 7 0 1 34 1 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 20 85 136 530 46 76 415

gp

min

ga

gaavg

12 6 5 18 18

728:04 359:15 1:22 1088:41 1088:41

18 12 0 30 51

1.48 2.00 1.65 2.81

Attendance Summary Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg Goals by Period Robert Morris Opponents

Away 6-0-1 3-0-1 3-0-0

14-39 8-16 3-6 10-20 4-8 2-4 3-6 8-16 5-10 13-37 2-4 1-2 2-4 5-10 1-2 4-8 0-0 2-4 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-2 90-202 98-229

saves save%

242 143 0 385 479

Opponent

3251 7/464

2nd

3rd

OT

21 12

12 12

1 0

1st

2nd

Shots by Period Robert Morris Opponents

3rd

OT

162 192 171 115 142 154

5 4

Saves by Period Robert Morris Opponents

3rd

OT

109 130 142 145 171 159

4 4

Total 51 30 Total 530 415 Total 385 479

pp sh

1 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 8 w-l-t

.931 11-0-1 .923 3-3-0 .000 0-0-0 .928 14-3-1 .904 3-14-1

RMU

17 6

2nd

sh% pen-min

.196 .134 .140 .078 .217 .045 .133 .067 .053 .065 .029 .000 .107 .100 .143 .029 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .096 .072

2280 11/207 0/0 1st

1st

Neutral 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 2

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