2011-12 Women's Ice Hockey News

April 9, 2012
Women's ice hockey places eight on all-academic team
NEWPORT, R.I. – The Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team had eight players selected as members of the 2011-12 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s East All-Academic Team as announced by ECAC commissioner Rudy Keeling. Senior Kristen Aiello, sophomore Monika Borkowski, sophomore Shannon Coleman, junior Caitlyn Farragher, sophomore Natalie Madryga, junior Melanie Sherlock, junior Kelsey Talty, and senior Jen Thiesing each represented the Seahawks on the All-Academic Team.

April 4, 2012
Porter named to All-New England All-Stars
NEWPORT, R.I. – The New England Hockey Writers have announced Salve Regina University junior Rachel Porter as a member of the 2011-12 Women’s Division II/III All-New England All-Star Team. Porter is one of just 12 players from the entire region to earn this honor, including six forwards, four defenseman and two goaltenders.

February 25, 2012
Seahawks downed by Spartans in OT, 3-2
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Junior Hannah Martini scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Castleton State women’s ice hockey team defeated Salve Regina by a score of 3-2 in the quarterfinal round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s East Championship tournament at St. George’s Ice Rink on Saturday night. The Spartans improve to 10-13-2 overall with the win, while the Seahawks end their season with an 11-10-5 record.

February 24, 2012
Porter, Simmons both earn All-ECAC East nods
NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University junior Rachel Porter and senior Rebecca Simmons were both announced as members of the 2011-12 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s East Ice Hockey All-Conference Team on Thursday evening. Porter was selected as a First Team All-ECAC East defenseman, while Simmons earned All-ECAC Honorable Mention at goalie.

February 18, 2012
Porter ties pair of records during 6-1 win
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Junior Rachel Porter tied the program’s single season record for both goals and assists as the Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team defeated Saint Michael’s, 6-1, in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East contest on Saturday at Cairns Arena. The Purple Knights finish the regular season 3-20-1 overall and 2-15-1 in the ECAC East, while the Seahawks head into the playoffs at 11-9-5 on the season and 7-7-4 during conference play.

February 17, 2012
Seahawks fall to #2 Norwich on the road
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team dropped a 6-0 decision to Norwich University on Friday afternoon at Kreitzberg Arena.

February 16, 2012
ECAC Video Play of the Week: Markey's goal!
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Scoring a goal against an opponent you've only beaten once before is a thrill. When that goal leads to Salve Regina women's ice hockey program's second victory ever over Manhattanville College, and garners the ECAC Video Play of the Week, even more thrilling.

February 11, 2012
Porter sets points mark as Seahawks and Bison skate to 4-4 draw
HARRISVILLE, R.I. – Nichols and Salve Regina battled to a hard-fought 4-4 overtime draw on Saturday night at Levy Rink in an ECAC East women’s ice hockey contest. The Seahawks, winners of the seven prior meetings, move to 10-8-5 overall and 6-6-4 in the conference as the Bison now sport a 6-15-2 record on the season and 3-11-2 in league play.

February 10, 2012
Seahawks celebrate Senior Night with 3-2 win over Valiants
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Junior Melanie Sherlock scored with 6:21 remaining in the third period to lift the Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team to an exciting 3-2 victory over Manhattanville during Senior Night at St. Georges Ice Rink on Friday night. The win marks the second all-time victory for the Seahawks over the Valiants, mproving their record to 10-8-4 overall and 6-6-3 in the conference. The loss was the first for Manhattanville in their five contests, dropping the Valiants to 11-8-3 on the season, including a 9-4-2 mark during conference play.

February 4, 2012
Salve Regina held scoreless by St. Anselm, 4-0
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Goaltender Amy Zappen posted her second-straight shutout during Pink In The Rink weekend to lift the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey program to a 4-0 victory over the Seahawks of Salve Regina University Saturday afternoon at Thomas F. Sullivan Arena. With the victory, the Hawks improve to 15-6-0 overall on the season and to 10-5-0 within the ECAC Women's East. The Seahawks fall to 9-8-4 overall on the year and to 5-6-3 within conference play.

February 3, 2012
Beacons score in closing moments, top Seahawks, 3-2
BOSTON, Mass. - The UMass Boston women's ice hockey team scored with just 88 seconds remaining in regulation to capture a 3-2 lead over the visiting Seahawks of Salve Regina University during an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast contest on Friday evening. It was the second consecutive 3-2 loss suffered by the Seahawks, who fall to 9-7-4 overall and 5-5-3 during conference play.

January 31, 2012
Slow start downs Seahawks versus Bantams, 3-2
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – The Trinity College women’s ice hockey team scored three times in the opening period and held on for a 3-2 victory over Salve Regina University at St. George’s Ice Rink on Tuesday night. The win improves the Bantams to 11-7-0 on the season, while the Seahawks fall to 9-6-4.

January 28, 2012
Simmons earns 10th career shutout in 5-0 win
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Senior goaltender Rebecca Simmons collected her 10th career shutout, as the Salve Regina University women’s hockey team earned a 5-0 victory over Plymouth State University during ECAC Women’s East action at St. George’s Ice Rink on Saturday night. The win improves the Seahawks to 9-5-4 overall and 5-4-3 during conference play, while the Panthers fall to 1-13-3 on the season and 1-9-2 in the conference.

January 27, 2012
Seahawks and Huskies battle to 2-2 draw
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – The Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team battled the University of Southern Maine to a 2-2 tie during ECAC Women’s East action at St. George’s Ice Rink on Friday night. The draw moves the Seahawks to 8-5-5 (4-4-3 ECAC) on the year, while the Huskies are now 5-9-4 (5-4-2 ECAC).

January 21, 2012
Seahawks skate past Spartans for 4-1 victory
RUTLAND, Vt. – Salve Regina University scored a pair of short-handed goals in the third period to seal a 4-1 win over Castleton State College Saturday afternoon during an ECAC Women’s East contest at Spartan Arena.

January 20, 2012
Coleman helps Seahawks salvage 2-2 draw with Pilgrims
HENNIKER, N.H. - Sophomore Shannon Coleman scored the game-tying goal with less than nine minutes remaining in regulation, as the Salve Regina University women's ice hockey team held on through overtime to salvage a 2-2 draw with New England College during ECAC East action on Friday afternoon. With the tie, both teams remain deadlocked in ECAC East standings at 3-4-2. The visiting Seahawks now sit at 7-5-3 on the season, while the Pilgrims are 3-4-2 overall.

January 17, 2012
Team effort propels Seahawks to 5-2 win over Sacred Heart
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – For the second time this season, the Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team received goals from five different players, as they defeated visiting Sacred Heart University by a score of 5-2 at St. George’s Ice Rink on Tuesday night. For the Seahawks, it was just the second win in 11 all-time meetings versus the Pioneers, improving their overall record to 7-5-2 on the season, while dropping Sacred Heart to 9-13-1 on the year.

January 14, 2012
Crusaders pull away from Seahawks, 6-2
WORCESTER, Mass. ­ Freshman forward Rebecca Fleming netted a hat trick as the Holy Cross women's hockey team defeated Salve Regina, 6-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Center in ECAC East action. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 10-1-2 overall (7-1-0 ECAC East), while the Seahawks fall to 6-5-2 overall (3-4-1 ECAC East).

January 10, 2012
Simmons earns shutout in 2-0 win over Cardinals
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Senior netminder Rebecca Simmons tallied 26 stops to post her ninth career shutout and first of 2011-12, as the Salve Regina University women's ice hockey team defeated Wesleyan University by a score of 2-0 on Tuesday evening. The Seahawks are now 4-1-2 in their past seven games, improving to 6-4-2 on the year. Wesleyan fell to 2-11 with its seventh straight defeat.

January 7, 2012
Last minute goal downs Seahawks in tough 4-3 loss
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The College of St. Scholastica women's ice hockey team scored with just 17 seconds remaining in the third period to defeat Salve Regina University by a score of 4-3 on Saturday at the Saint Anselm Invitational in Manchester, N.H.

January 6, 2012
Seahawks double-up Blazers, 6-3
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Junior Rachel Porter led all players with three points on two goals and an assist, including the game-winning score, as the Salve Regina University women's ice hockey began 2011 with a 6-3 victory over the College of Saint Benedict in Manchester, N.H. on Friday evening. The win improves the Seahawks to 4-3-2 on the year, while the Blazers fall to 3-6-2 overall.

December 12, 2011
Chiuccariello named ECAC player of the week
NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University freshman forward Michaela Chiuccariello has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s East Player of the Week, as announced by conference commissioner Rudy Keeling on Monday evening.

December 11, 2011
Chiuccariello ties program record for goals in 6-3 win over Camels
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – Freshman Michaela Chiuccariello tied a Salve Regina program record with four goals, leading the Seahawks to a 6-3 victory over Connecticut College during a Division III women’s ice hockey match up at Portsmouth Abbey on Sunday evening. The win improves the Seahawks to 4-3-2 overall, while the Camels slip to 2-4-0 on the season.

December 9, 2011
Seahawks hold on for 2-2 tie with Polar Bears
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – The Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team allowed a 2-0 third period lead to slip away before salvaging a 2-2 tie versus Bowdoin College at St. Gorge’s Ice Rink on Friday night. The draw moves the Seahawks to 3-3-2 on the year, while the Polar Bears go to 1-2-2 overall.

December 5, 2011
Simmons tabbed ECAC Women's East goaltender of the week
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University senior Rebecca Simmons has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women's East goaltender of the week, as announced by conference commissioner Rudy Keeling on Monday evening.

December 3, 2011
Seahawks battle reigning national champions to 1-1 draw
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Senior goaltender Rebecca Simmons made 56 saves to help the Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team battle the defending Division III National Champions of Norwich University to a 1-1 tie at St. George’s Ice Rink on Saturday night. The tie moves the Seahawks to 3-3-1 (3-3-1 ECAC), while the Cadets go to 7-1-1 overall and 6-0-1 during Eastern College Athletic Conference Women’s East play.

December 2, 2011
Seahawks power past Purple Knights, 6-3
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – The Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team scored three power play goals on their way to a 6-3 victory over Saint Michael’s College during an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s East contest at St. George’s Ice Rink on Friday night. With the win, the Seahawks even their record to 3-3 (3-3 ECAC), while the Purple Knights fall to 0-6-1 (0-6-1 ECAC).

November 19, 2011
Seahawks fall 3-1 in first road game
RYE, N.Y. – The Manhattanville women's hockey team defeated the Salve Regina Seahawks on Saturday afternoon by a score of 3-1. Three different Valiant players scored as the team won their first home game of the season at the Playland Ice Casino in Rye, N.Y.

November 18, 2011
Five different Seahawks score in win over Bison
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – The Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team received goals from five different players en route to a 5-2 victory over Nichols College during an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s East contest at St. George’s Ice Rink on Friday night. It was the seventh straight win over Nichols for the Seahawks who now improve to 2-2 (2-2 ECAC) on the year, while the Bison fall to 1-2-1 overall and 0-2-1 during conference play.

November 12, 2011
Beacons turn out lights on Seahawks, 5-2
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Junior forward Emily LaRosa (Weymouth, Mass.) had a goal and two assists to lead visiting UMass Boston to a 5-2 victory over Salve Regina University tonight at St. George's Ice Arena in Middletown during Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) action.

November 11, 2011
Porter's overtime goal sparks Seahawks to first-ever win over Saint Anselm
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Junior Rachel Porter intercepted a pass near center ice and broke away for the game-winning goal in overtime, lifting the Salve Regina University women’s ice hockey team to a 4-3 victory over Saint Anselm during an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s East contest at St. George’s Ice Rink on Friday night. It was the Seahawks’ first-ever victory over the Hawks in 13 all-time meetings, as Salve Regina evened their record to 1-1 (1-1 ECAC). The loss was the first of the season for the Hawks who fall to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

November 4, 2011
Crusaders spoil Seahawks' season opener, 3-0
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Senior Stacey Hochkins compiled two goals and an assist to lead the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team to a 3-0 victory over Salve Regina University on Friday night at St. George's Ice Arena. The contest marked the season opener for both clubs, with the Crusaders improving to 1-0-0 (1-0-0 ECAC), and the Seahawks dropping to 0-1 (0-1 ECAC).

November 3, 2011
Yes, you can text and watch ice hockey at the same time!
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - You're going to the game, right? You're bringing your cell phone, right?