Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mazzotta Named Goalie of Week

For her two wins against then-No. 5 Boston University last weekend, senior netminder Amanda Mazzotta has been named ECAC Hockey's Goaltender of the Week for the eighth time in her career.

Mazzotta, who missed the previous week's games with an injury, seemed no worse for the wear as she was stellar in net for the Big Red against the Terriers. In the first game of the weekend, Mazzotta saw 21 shots and stopped 20 of them. The one goal she allowed came when a Boston University played stole a puck near the net and went one-on-one against her, giving Mazzotta little time to react.

Less than 24 hours later, Mazzotta was back at it, saving another 21 Boston University attempts on goal and coming within 5:34 of a shutout. The Terriers – who came into the weekend as a top-five team but now sit at No. 6 – were averaging three goals per game.

This award is nothing new for the senior, who won it four different times last season. The weeks of Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 23 and March 8 all saw Mazzotta named ECAC Hockey's Goaltender of the Week. Mazzotta also took home this prize three times during her sophomore year.

Teammate Lauren Slebodnick earned the award twice last year on the weeks of Jan. 11 and Jan. 25.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Potsdam Over Oswego, 3-2

The Oswego State women's ice hockey team allowed three first period goals and was unable to rally in a 3-2 loss to Potsdam on Sunday afternoon at Maxcy Hall in the latter game of a two-game series.

The Lakers kept the Bears off the scoreboard for the final 40 minutes of the game, but were not able to muster enough offense in the final two periods, as Oswego State falls to 2-4-2 overall and 2-2-2 in ECAC West play. 

Potsdam got on the board first at 5:28 of the first period on an unassisted goal by Breanna Roy, who assisted on the game-tying goal with the extra attacker in Saturday's 5-5 tie.

Oswego State answered right back just nine seconds later to tie the game at one. Carly Henderson (So., Markham, Ont.) won the faceoff following Roy's goal and got the puck to Carly Marchment (Fr., Courtice, Ont.), who beat Potsdam goalie Dawna Salvarinas for the Lakers' only goal of the first period.

Tied at one, the Bears tallied the next two goals on the power play to take a 3-1 lead into the first period intermission. Brittany Lucky scored the team's first power-play goal of the game at the tail end of an interference penalty at 14:49 of the first period. Annmarie Lewis was credited with the assist on the play.

The Bears doubled their lead to two on their second power-play goal of the game at 18:50 of the first period on a goal by Jessica Silveira. Following another interference penalty, Caitlin Manahan fed Silveira with a pass and Silveria beat Oswego State goaltender Catherine Cote (So., Val D'Or, Quebec) for a two-goal lead.

After a scoreless second period, Kathryn Sbrocchi (Sr., Mississauga, Ont.) cut the Bears lead to one at 3:17 of the third period. Sbrocchi's goal was her second in as many games, as she netted a shorthanded goal in Saturday's contest. Megan Howe (So., Stratford, Ont.) was credited with the assist.

The Lakers pulled Cote with 1:45 remaining in regulation looking for the game-tying goal. Oswego State fired two shots on net with the extra attacker, but Salvarinas was able to come up with the saves to preserve the victory.

With the win the Bears improve to 2-4-1 overall and 2-4-1 in ECAC West play.

Cote finished with 23 saves and Salvarinas finished with 33 saves for the Bears.

Oswego State was unable to generate any offense on the power play, coming up empty on five attempts. The Bears scored on their first two attempts, finishing 2-for-7 on the power play.

The Lakers return to action on Friday, Dec. 2, when they face Neumann College for a two-game series. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Extra Attacker Gives Potsdam Tie

An extra-attacker goal from sophomore forward Jessica
Silveira (Brampton, Ontario/Brampton Thunder) with 38 seconds left gave
the SUNY Potsdam women’s hockey team (1-4-1, 1-4-1 ECAC West) a 5-5 tie
with Oswego State (2-3-2, 2-1-2) on Saturday afternoon. Senior assistant
captain Caitlin Manahan (St. Alban’s, Vt./Elmira College) led the Bears
with a goal and two assists and freshman forward Izzy Fayerman (Calgary,
Alberta/The Edge) contributed two goals.

The Bears drew first blood at 10:41 of the first period, capitalizing on a
Laker major penalty. Sophomore defenseman Brittany Lucky (Kanata,
Ontario/Ottawa Senators) gave Potsdam a 1-0 lead with assists from
sophomore forward Jessica Silveira (Brampton, Ontario/Brampton Thunder)
and freshman forward Alexandra Holowka (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Balmoral Hall).
At 14:24, Oswego sophomore forward Megan Howe (Stratford, Ontario/London
Devilettes) made the most of a Bear turnover with an unassisted goal.
Nearly three minutes later, Laker sophomore defenseman Jocelyn St. Clair
(Cambridge, Ontario/Waterloo K-W Rangers) gave Oswego a 2-1 lead.  The
Lakers carried the 2-1 advantage into the first intermission.

In the second period, several early Potsdam penalties shifted the momentum
further in Oswego’s favor. At the 9:21 mark, senior forward Kelly Collins
(Fairport, N.Y./Taft Prep) struck on the power play to extend the lead to
3-1. With under three minutes remaining in the period, former Bear,
sophomore forward Emma Smetaniuk (Frankford, Ontario/SUNY Potsdam) gave
Oswego a 4-1 advantage.

Potsdam mounted a furious rally in the third period, outshooting the
Lakers 17-3. Manahan started the rally at the 4:13 mark with an unassisted
tally. At 7:19, Fayerman buried her first to cut the lead to 4-3. With
less than five minutes remaining and Potsdam on the power play, Laker
senior captain Kathryn Sbrocchi (Mississauga, Ontario/Mississauga Chiefs
Int AA) scored a shorthanded marker to put Oswego back up by two goals.
Fayerman netted her second just 35 seconds later to get the Bears back
within one. With 58 seconds left, Potsdam pulled junior goaltender Jen
Conophy (Glenmont, N.Y./Albany Ice Cats) for an extra attacker. With 38
seconds on the clock Silveira knotted the score at 5-5 after a scramble in
front of the net.

Both teams traded chances in overtime, but were unable to get the

Conophy finished with 29 saves for the victory. Oswego freshman Bridget
Smith (Hamburg, N.Y./Mississauga Chiefs Int AA) stopped 26 shots. Potsdam
was 1-6 on the power play and the Lakers were 1-5.

Potsdam Head Coach Jay Green felt fortunate to get the point in the league

“We only played one period of hockey,” said Green.  In the third period we
executed and played with intensity. So hopefully tomorrow we can get three

Oswego Ties Potsdam in Game One

The Oswego State women's ice hockey team jumped out to a 4-1 lead after two periods, but allowed four goals in the third period en route to a 5-5 tie against Potsdam on Saturday afternoon at Maxcy Hall.

Leading 5-3 with 4:26 remaining in regulation, Potsdam received goals from Izzy Fayerman and Jessica Silveira to force overtime. The Bears pulled goalie Jen Conophy with 58 seconds remaining in regulation and Silveira was able to take advantage of the extra attacker, as she beat Oswego State goalie Bridget Smith (Fr., Hamburg, N.Y.) with 38 seconds remaining to tie the game at five.

Potsdam took a one-goal lead at 10:41 of the first period on the Bears' first power play attempt of the game. Oswego State was called for a five-minute major for high sticking and Potsdam's Alexandra Holowka capitalized, beating Smith for the game's first goal. 

The Lakers responded by scoring the game's next four goals over the first two periods. Megan Howe (So., Stratford, Ont.) tied the game at one with an unassisted goal at 14:24 of the first period and Jocelyn St. Clair (So., Cambridge, Ont.) gave the Lakers the lead at 17:15 while playing 4-on-4 hockey. 

Kelly Collins (Sr., Fairport, N.Y.) gave the Lakers a two-goal lead on the power play at 9:21 of the second period. Following a hooking penalty, Collins received a pass from Mackenzie Lee (Sr., Caledonia, N.Y.) and beat Conophy for the team's only power-play goal of the game. Melissa Seamont(So., North Bay, Ont.) was also awarded an assist on the play. 

Potsdam transfer Emma Smetaniuk (So., Frankford, Ont.) got involved in the offense as well, registering Oswego State's fourth goal of the game.Leslie Jarvis (So., Newmarket, Ont.) was credited with the assist. 

Trailing by three goals heading into the third period, the Bears wasted no time getting back into the game, scoring two goals in the first 7:19 of the frame. Manahan scored at 4:13 and Fayerman scored her first of two goals in the third period at 7:19 to bring the Bears within one. 

The Lakers committed back-to-back penalties following Fayerman's first goal, but Kathyrn Sbrocchi (Sr., Mississauga, Ont.) tallied a shorthanded goal to push the Oswego State lead back to two at 15:34 of the third period. 

Potsdam answered quickly, cutting the deficit back to one just 35 seconds later and preceded to tie the game with 38 seconds remaining with the extra attacker. 

The Lakers recorded four shots on goal in the overtime period while the Bears recorded two shots on goal, but neither team was able to record the game-winning goal. 

Both teams recorded one power-play goal, as the Lakers finished 1-for-5 and the Bears finished 1-for-6 with the extra skater. 

Smith finished the game with 26 saves and Conophy finished with 29 saves. 

With the tie, Oswego State moves to 2-3-2 overall and 2-1-2 in ECAC West play. The Bears move to 1-4-1 overall and ECAC West play.

Cornell Beats Quinnipiac

 In its first game of this weekend's road trip, the women's ice hockey team took a full period to get going. Saturday at Quinnipiac, the Big Red was on its game right away.

Three first-period goals powered No. 2/3 Cornell to a 7-1 victory at league-leader Quinnipiac, causing the Big Red (7-1, 6-1 ECAC Hockey) to overtake the Bobcats (6-7-1, 5-2-1) atop the conference standings.

The offense got going quickly, putting up its highest goal total in more than two weeks.

Cornell got on the board midway through the first period on a goal right in front of the net by Chelsea Karpenko. The senior benefitted from great passing behind the net by newcomers Emily Fulton and Erin-Barley Maloney, who got her first Cornell point on the play. After the Big Red held possession in Quinnipiac's zone for more than a minute, Karpenko backhanded pass from Fulton past Victoria Vigilanti for the team's first goal.

With three minutes remaining in the first, Cornell struck again. Senior Amanda Young passed the puck ahead to Catherine White, creating a three-on-two rush. White hesitated before passing to her left, where Karpenko was waiting for the putaway. The goal was Karpenko's 10th of the season.

With one minute to go in the first, the Big Red made it a 3-0 lead. Rebecca Johnston earned her fifth goal of the year when she stole the puck at the blue line and came through on a breakaway against Vigilanti.

Cornell did not let up in the second period, scoring early on a rebound by Brianne Jenner off a Jessica Campbell shot. That goal caused a goalkeeping change, but it didn't stop the Big Red's offense.

Cornell made it 5-0 on a power play goal with terrific passing from Laura Fortino to Jenner to Fulton, who earned her fourth goal of the season.

The score moved to 6-0 two and a half minutes later when Monika Leck, behind the net, found Campbell in front. Campbell converted her second goal of the year, and a small number of boos could be heard from the fans at TD Bank Sports Center.

White got a goal of her own to go along with her two assists five minutes into the third period, ending the Big Red's scoring.

Goalkeeper Lauren Slebodnick had an excellent evening, saving 30 shots and coming just two minutes shy of her seventh career shutout. The Big Red defense was stellar as well, killing off five Bobcats power plays.

The Big Red extends its winning streak against the Bobcats to five games and remains undefeated at 2-0 against non-Ivy teams. Cornell also now holds a seven-game winning streak against teams from Connecticut (Yale and Quinnipiac) and is unbeaten in its last 11 games againstConstitution State opposition.

Cornell has now scored at least three goals in the season's first eight games for the first time in school history. The previous record of seven was set last season.

Cornell can extend that record to nine with at least three goals against No. 5 Boston University at Lynah Rink on Friday night. The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m.

Cornell Upsets Princeton 3-1

On its first road trip of the season, the No. 2/3 Cornell women’s hockey team got off to a great start with a 3-1 win at Princeton on Friday night.

The Big Red was held scoreless in a period for the first time all season when it went without a goal in the first 20 minutes, but two goals in the second period wound up being the difference makers.

With its full complement of skaters available for the first time in nearly two weeks, Cornell (6-1, 5-1 ECAC Hockey) held a 15-4 advantage over Princeton (4-4-1, 3-3-1) in shots after the first period. It seemed only a matter of time until the Big Red got on the scoreboard.

Two minutes into the second period was that time. Freshman Emily Fulton, skating up the middle of the ice, connected on a pass from the left side, and lit the lamp for the third time this season.

The Tigers got back into the game with a goal 10 minutes into the period, but the Big Red retook the lead for good less than two minutes after Princeton’s goal. With some nice passing from right to left along the blue line, Laura Fortino found Catherine White, who laid it off to Alyssa Gagliardi. Gagliardi, who had one goal in her career coming into the year, scored her second of this season on a hard slap shot through traffic.

The third period saw a tough stretch of penalty killing for the Big Red, including a 13-second stretch where it had to stave off a five-on-three opportunity for the home Tigers. But after that penalty was killed, just three minutes remained in the game.

Senior captain Rebecca Johnston, back in a Cornell uniform after playing for Team Canada last week, potted an empty-netter to seal the Big Red victory.

Goalkeeper Lauren Slebodnick picked up the win, her third of the year and second in a row. Slebodnick stopped 17 of the 18 shots she faced, and the Big Red offense wound putting 39 shots on goal itself.

Cornell returns to action in less than 24 hours as it gets back on the bus and drives to Camden, Conn., for a 4 p.m. puck drop at Quinnipiac.

Friday, November 18, 2011

PUCCS First Tournament Sunday (Nov. 17)

The first PUCCS (Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke) Charity Hockey Tournament will be held at Holiday Twin Rinks, Cheektowaga on Sunday, Nov. 27. All proceeds benefit childhood concussion and stroke research.

Six adult hockey teams will play in the all-day USA-sanctioned tournament beginning at 8 a.m. The team that raises the most funds will play the Buffalo Sabres Alumni in an exhibition game at 5 p.m.

Admission is free but spectators are asked to donate to the PUCCS organization. Food will be available on-site for sale, as well as  live and silent auctions. Auction items include NHL autographed jerseys, sticks and other memorabilia. The live auction will be held at 6:45 p.m. following the exhibition game.

In addition the Buffalo Sabres Alumni will hold an autograph session between periods of their exhibition game.

For more information go to or contact Emily Wyckoff at

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cornell Helps Kids at Christmas

On Tuesday, November 22 at the Cornell University Men's Hockey game vs. Niagara at 7pm, the Cornell Women's Hockey team encourages all fans to bring monetary donations and/or new, unopened toys as part of a toy drive that has been set up with the partnership of Cops, Kids, and Toys. Cops, Kids, and Toys is a program supported by the Tompkins County community, and since the early 1980s, they have collected monetary donations and new, unopened toys to give to local families in need during the holiday season. Tables will be set up at both entrances at Lynah Rink to collect money donations or new, unopened toys. For more information, go

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bela Hockey Giving Away Gear to Girls!

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Amherst Girls Beat Hamburg

The Amherst Girls 12U team defeated Hamburg 2-1 in a very well played game on Sunday. Here Stephanie Wippert (#36) takes the puck down the ice toward the net. (Photo by Bill Wippert)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

U.S. National Under 18 Wins Title

MONTHEY, Switzerland - Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.) notched two goals, as the U.S. National Under-18 Team bested Switzerland, 6-2, to claim its fourth consecutive Under-18 Four Nations tournament title here today at Monthey Arena. Team USA finished round-robin play with a 3-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OLT-L) record.
“I am extremely proud of how our guys played together as a team," said Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. "Everything came together at the right time and we hope to build off these wins as we move forward with our upcoming schedule."
The U.S. opened scoring at 6:25 of the first period when Connor Carrick (Orland Park, Ill.) found the back of the net. Riley Barber (Livonia, Mich.) registered an assist on the play. Matthew Lane (Rochester, N.Y.) extended the Team USA lead at 13:19 after knocking the puck past Swiss goaltender Melvin Nyffeler. Before time expired on the frame, Brendan Silk (Wakefield, Mass.) put the U.S. up by three scores withBrady Skjei (Lakeville, Minn.) earning the lone assist.
Switzerland responded at 4:15 of the second stanza to close the gap with the U.S., 3-1. Kerdiles answered when he potted his fourth goal of the tournament, putting Team USA back up by two. Frankie Vatrano(East Longmeadow, Mass.) collected an assist on the goal. Barber extended the lead, 5-1, when he netted a goal at 16:04. Lane and Thomas Di Pauli (Woodridge, Ill.) assisted on the tally.
Kerdiles notched his second goal of the game at 4:49 of the final frame to give the U.S. a 6-1 lead. Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.) and Kyle Osterberg (Lakeville, Minn.) collected assists on the tally. The host country struck late in the period, but Team USA's lead would prove insurmountable. Jared Rutledge(Chicago, Ill.) made 29 saves in the win for the U.S., while Swiss netminder Nyffeler stopped 29 shots in the loss.
The U.S. National Under-18 Team returns to United States Hockey League action Friday (Nov. 18) against the Green Bay Gamblers and Saturday (Nov. 19) versus the Tri-City Storm. Both contests begin at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.
NOTES: Nicolas Kerdiles led all players in the tournament in points (5-0) and goals scored ... Connor Carrick had three points (1-2), a tournament best amongst defensemen ... Riley Barber led all skaters with a plus-minus rating of plus-five ... The U.S. went 0-for-2 on the power play, while Switzerland went 0-for-4 with the man advantage ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... The U.S. has now captured the tournament title the past four years in a row (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) ... The 2011 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament included teams from Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

U.S. National Under 17 Wins Title

BALASHIKHA, Russia - Hunter Miska (North Branch, Minn.) stopped all 17 shots he faced and J.T. Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) notched one goal and collected two assists, as the U.S. National Under-17 Team defeated Russia, 5-0, to claim its third consecutive Under-17 Four Nations tournament title here today at Arena Balashikha. Team USA finished round-robin play with a 3-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OLT-L) record.
"All aspects of our game came together during this tournament," said Don Granato, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. "We are excited to come home with this title and look forward to continuing our maturation process as a team."
Compher netted Team USA's first goal at 5:33 of the opening stanza. Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) doubled the U.S. lead at 14:44 when he netted his fourth goal of the tournament. With less than one minute remaining in the period, Tyler Motte (St. Clair, Mich.) notched his fourth goal of the tournament, putting the U.S. up by a score of 3-0. Compher collected his second point of the game with an assist.
Will Butcher (Sun Prairie, Wis.) tallied the lone goal in the middle frame with Compher earning the assist on the defenseman's goal. After two periods of play, Team USA carried a 4-0 advantage into the final twenty minutes.
Anthony Louis (Winfield, Ill.) scored midway through the final frame off passes from Kelleher andConnor Clifton (Madawan, N.J.) to seal the U.S. victory, 5-0. Miska backstopped the U.S. in the victory, stopping all 17 shots he faced, while the duo of Nikita Serebryakov and Vyacheslav Volkov combined to stop 32 shots in the loss for Russia.
The U.S. National Under-17 Team returns to United States Hockey League action on Tuesday (Nov. 22) against the Waterloo Black Hawks. Puck drop is schedule for 7:00 p.m. EST at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.
NOTES: Hunter Miska was named the tournament's best goaltender ... Tyler Motte was named the tournament's best forward ... The U.S. went 1-for-2 on the power play, while Russia went 0-for-6 with the man advantage ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... The U.S. has now captured the tournament title three years in a row (2009, 2010, 2011) ... The 2011 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament included teams from Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States.

USA Wins First Four Nations Cup in Shoot-Out

Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) scored the decisive goal in a shootout, as the U.S. Women's National Team defeated Canada, 4-3 in a shootout, to secure the championship at the 2011 Four Nations Cup.

"I'm pleased with how our kids played," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2011 U.S. Women's National Team. "We had a lot of jump. We put a ton of pressure on in the overtime. This is just the beginning of the season and a good win to build on."

Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) gave the U.S. an early 1-0 lead with her fourth goal of the tournament at 1:10 of the first period. Team USA went on to outshoot Canada, 23-7, in the opening frame. But Canada's Caroline Ouellette evened the score with 30 seconds remaining in the second period.

Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) gave the U.S. the edge with a power-play tally at 2:36 of the third period before Canada's Natalie Spooner evened the score at 6:46. Stack struck for her second goal of the night at 9:53 to give the U.S. a 3-2 advantage. However, Spooner tied the score again for Canada at 15:49 to send the championship game to overtime. The teams skated four-on-four for a 10-minute extra session with neither team able to break the deadlock.

In the shootout, Stack and Knight scored for Team USA to secure the win. Jayna Hefford scored the lone goal in the shootout for Canada.

Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) made 35 saves in the victory to improve the U.S. Women's National Team's overall record to 2-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in the tournament, while Shannon Szabados stopped 56 shots in the loss.

NOTES: Monique Lamoureux-Kolls was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... Kacey Bellamy was named the Best Defenseman of the tournament ... Kelli Stack earned the Best Forward of the tournament with seven points (5-2) ... Jessie Vetter was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament ... Julie Chu and Jenny Potter served as alternate captains for the match-up against Canada ... The last time the U.S. won the gold medal at the Four Nations Cup was in 2008 in Lake Placid, N.Y., with a 3-2 shootout win against Canada ... Katey Stone, head women's ice hockey coach at Harvard University, is the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2011-12 season and is guiding the team in Nyk√∂ping. Hilary Witt and Bobby Jay are serving as assistant coaches. Robb Stauber is serving as the goalie coach and team scout for the event ... The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring four of the top-ranked women's hockey teams in the world - the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden.

Elmira Over Cortland 9-1

The nationally eighth-ranked Elmira women's hockey team scored four goals in the second and third periods in defeatingCortland, 9-1, in ECAC West action Sunday afternoon at Alumni Arena. The Red Dragons fell to 2-3-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the conference. The Soaring Eagles improved to 3-1 and 2-0.

Junior Brianna Rossi (Stormville/Brewster Bulldogs) scored Cortland's goal with senior Amanda Maddalena (Howell, NJ/Wyoming Seminary) and sophomore Gina Tomei (Bronx/Sound Shore Warriors) collecting assists. Senior goalie Katie Double (Farmington/Victor H.S.) made 46 saves.

Fourteen players recorded at least one point for Elmira led by senior Lindsay Mitchell (Arnold, MD/NAHA) and freshman Ashley Ryan (North Chili/Rochester Edge) with two goals and an assist, and sophomore Tori Charron (Goodwood, ON/Aurora Panthers), who scored a goal and added two assists.

Senior Lauren Campbell (Erie, PA/Chatham University), sophomore Ella Stewart (Mississauga, ON/Notre Dame Hounds) and freshman Haley Welch (East Amherst/Nichols School) recorded one goal and one assist apiece, while sophomore Tanis Lamoureux (Canton, MI/Victory Honda) and freshman Cassidy Delainey (Edmonton, AB/Edmonton Thunder) chipped in with two assists. Junior goalie Lauren Sullivan (Toronto, ON/Birchmount Park) turned aside 13 shots.

The game remained scoreless until the 18 minute, 25 minute mark of the first period when Mitchell scored on a one timer at the left post to put Elmira up 1-0. The Soaring Eagles took control of the game with the first four goals of the second period all before the 10-minute mark. Rossi broke up the shutout with her second goal of the season, knocking in a loose puck in front on the power play at 9:26.

Elmira sealed the win with three goals in 5:34 to start the third period, two coming from Ryan, and completed the scoring at 12:31 on Campbell's goal for the final of 9-1.