Women's Ice Hockey Set To Play Exhibition Game Against Ontario Hockey Academy
September 24, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-0-0) vs.
Ontario Hockey Academy Mustangs (0-0-0)
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
An Exhibition Matchup
The Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team will kick off the
season with a competitive scrimmage against the Ontario Hockey
Academy Mustangs at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, on Friday
Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. The game will be open to the public. Admission
is free of charge.
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Live Stats for Friday evening's game against the Ontario Hockey
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About The Ontario Hockey Academy Mustangs
The Ontario Hockey Academy is a High Performance Academic-Athletic
accredited private preparatory school located in Cornwall, Ontario.
It is dedicated to providing boys (Junior Prep, Major Midget AAA,
Varsity Hockey) and girls (Intermediate AA, Midget AA) with the
very best in academics along with elite hockey. The hockey program
is designed to provide the student-athletes with maximum exposure
by going to the biggest and most prestigious showcases and
2010-11 ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches' Poll
The Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team was selected to
finish fourth in the 2010-11 ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches' Poll.
The Bobcats finished last season 11-4-7 in ECAC Hockey, clinching
the program's first home playoff series and earning its first
In his second full season with Quinnipiac, Head Coach Rick Seeley
was honored as the 2009-10 ECAC Women's Ice Hockey Coach of the
Year. Seeley also finished runner-up for the American Hockey
Coaches Association Women's Division I Coach of the Year award.
Seeley and the Bobcats experienced one of the most impressive
seasons in college hockey history in 2009-10. Seeley is the first
coach in U.S. college hockey history, dating back to 1895, to lead
his team, in consecutive seasons, to at least a 16 game improvement
in both wins and losses. Quinnipiac improved from 3-26-5 in 2009-10
to 19-10-8 in 2009-10.
Top Ten Finish
Quinnipiac finished the 2009-10 season ranked 10th in the USCHO.com
Division I Women's College Hockey Poll, the highest ranking
received in program history. Leading up to the final polls of the
season, Quinnipiac had received votes in six consecutive weeks.
Quinnipiac goaltender Victoria Vigilanti emerged as one of the most
dominant goalies in Division I women's ice hockey during the
2009-10 season. Vigilanti was named ECAC Hockey Goalie and Rookie
of the Year, as she compiled the best goals-against average (1.24)
and save percentage (.950) in both the league and country. She was
a four-time ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week and a three-time ECAC
Hockey Rookie of the Week.
The Bobcats hope to remain as defensively dominant as they did in
2009-10 when they led the nation in scoring defense, allowing just
1.38 goals per game. Juniors Bethany Dymarczyk (Hamden, Conn.) and
Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska) are the elder members on defense,
and are assisted by sophomore Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba).
The trio will mentor freshmen Kara Gust (Orland Park, Ill.), Kelly
Lavallee (Salem, N.H.) and Shelby Wignall (Hamilton, Ontario) and
Felicia Vieweg (Port Orange, Fla.).
The Bobcats welcome 11 freshman skaters to the squad this season.
In addition to the aforementioned defenders, forwards Kelly
Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario), Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall,
Sweden), Amanda Colin (Burnsville, Minn.), Lindsay Burman
(Stanchfield, Minn.), Elena Orlando (Winters, Calif.), Megan Hagg
(Ajax, Ontario), Emily MacKinnon (Kirkland, Quebec) and Olivia
Brackett (Coopersville, Mich.) look to contribute to the Bobcats
offense this season.
The Bobcats open the season when they travel to Dwyer Arena in
Lewiston, N.Y. for a two-game set against Niagara on Oct. 1 and