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Women's Club Hockey 2018-2019 Thread

New season underway.  17 new players on the team this season, but the team is looking forward to learning and getting better this season.  So far, the team is 4-0-0, sweeping Concordia University Ann Arbor and Aquinas College.  

This weekend, Miami plays host to Michigan at Goggin:

Friday 10/19 @ 10:50pm

Saturday 10/20 @ 5:30pm

Stay late on Friday, or stop in early Saturday and support the Women's Hockey Team!


  • RedHawks Sweep Aquinas College

    Game Recaps.  For the second week in a row the Lady RedHawks had little trouble finding the net as Miami swept the Aquinas College Saints on Friday, October 5 and Saturday October 6 at The Edge Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan in two CCWHA league contests.  Final scores were 5-0 Friday and 10-1 in the getaway game on Saturday.  On Friday the RedHawks were buzzing piling up shot after shot, but the Aquinas goalie proved difficult to solve and it was just 2-0 after one period.  Sophomore Emily Sloan notched both first period goals off assists from Darby Edmondson and Amanda Pugliese.  Freshmen Izzy Aerni and Maizy Crandal stretched the lead to 4-0 after two periods with assists going to sophomores Christy von Aulock and Kendall Mason.  Junior Jenn Davis got the final goal unassisted as the Lady RedHawks cruised to the 5-0 win.  Sophomore Erin Sparks recorded the shutout in goal for Miami as she turned aside all 13 Saints' shots.

    Saturday was more of the same as the RedHawks were led by sophomore Katie Sciales' hat trick.  Sciales' third goal on the power-play was a thing of beauty, a one-time laser from the wing off a perfect cross-ice feed through the box by Nat Hornbuckle. Hornbuckle also logged a goal of her own earlier in the period.  Other RedHawks getting on the score sheet were Amanda Pugliese with a goal and two assists, Christy von Aulock with two assists, Emily Sloan with two goals and one assist, Izzy Aerni with two assists, Jenn Davis, Angela Bucci, and Sara Gargasz with one goal each, and Sarah Peterson, Fiona Curran, and Kendall Mason with one assist each.  Rachel Damrath and Ripley Crosley shared the netminding duties in the Saturday game.

    Michigan Wolverines Visit Goggin This Weekend

    The going will get much tougher this weekend as the Michigan Wolverines travel to Oxford for a two game set with the Lady RedHawks.  The Wolverines bring a 1-1 record having split their opening series with Robert Morris University.  Game times are after the men's varsity game on Friday night, and 5:00PM warm-up and 5:30PM puck drop on Saturday.  Come to the Goggin and support the RedHawks.  

    Rookie Profile: Angela Bucci

    Next up for introduction to our "Friends" is Angela Bucci.  "Bucc" hails from North Royalton, Ohio.  She is a Sports Management and Leadership major with a Business minor.  Bucc previously played for Belle Tire out of the Detroit area where she used her speed and grit to stand out on a very strong team.  Her parents are Tiffanie and Donald and she has one brother, Joe.  Bucc has the distinction of playing on the 16U Tier 1 National Championship Belle Tire team in 2017 and on the 19U Tier 1 National Championship runner-up Belle Tire team in 2018.  We welcome Bucc, Tiffanie, Donald, and Joe to the Miami Women's Hockey family.
  • Miami beats Michigan in Game 1: 3-0

    Game 2 is Saturday at 5:30pm at Goggin. Stop in and support the Women!
  • Professor_FateProfessor_Fate Wealthy Alum
    edited October 2018
    Miami wins Game 2 by the score of 2-1!

    Great sweep of Michigan!
  • RedHawks Host Robert Morris This Weekend

    The Lady RedHawks will entertain the top ten ranked Robert Morris Eagles in a Battle of the Birds, Hawks vs. Eagles, two-game series at The Goggin this weekend. Game times are:

    Friday -  9:05PM warm-up and 9:35PM puck drop on Friday
    Saturday - 5:00PM warm-up and 5:30 puck drop on Saturday

    Come to the Goggin and support the RedHawks.  

    RedHawks Sweep Michigan, 3-0, 2-1

    Game Recaps.  The Lady RedHawks continued their winning ways by downing the University of Michigan Wolverines last Friday night and Saturday evening at the Goggin Ice Center.  Miami used a stingy defense and just enough offense to hold off Michigan.  On Friday night, the powerplay got the RedHawks going in the first period when Amanda Pugliese took a beautiful backdoor pass and buried the biscuit from a bad angle.  Christy von Aulock and Maizy Crandall picked up assists for the RedHawks.  Midway through the second period, Izzy Aerni gave Miami some breathing room on a wrap-around with Bella Pignatiello and Christy von Aulock assisting.  Four minutes later Sara Gargasz put the game away with Angela Bucci and Audie Vanroboys getting the helpers for the RedHawks.  Erin Sparks logged the shutout in goal for Miami as she turned aside all 16 of the Wolverine shots.  Miami out-shot Michigan 46-16.

    Saturday night was a more tense affair as the first period ended scoreless with both goaltenders making difficult saves.  Miami got on the board first in the second period when Sara Gargasz took a pass from Kelly Cingel, kept her feet moving on a rush, and ripped a forehand through a partial screen just inside the left goalpost.  Just 29 seconds into the third period Bella Pignatiello found the puck in the crease and poked in the rebound of a Jenn Davis shot to give Miami a 2-0 lead. Izzy Aerni also assisted on what turned out to be the game-winner.  Miami then held on as Michigan scored with 2:56 to play off a blast from the point. Erin Sparks again faced 16 shots and turned aside 15 to anchor the RedHawks in net.

    Rookie Profile: Kelly Cingel

    Next up for introduction to our "Friends" is first year student Kelly Cingel.  Kelly is a biology major from Cleveland, Ohio..  Kelly previously played for Gilmour Academy where she used her excellent skating to stand out as a puck-moving defenseman.  Her parents are Dave and Karen Cingel and she has a brother, David, and a sister, Alexa.  When asked for something interesting about her, Kelly said she "...met Sidney Crosby at Target" - it doesn't get much more interesting than that!  We welcome Kelly, Dave, Karen, David, and Alexa to the Miami Women's Hockey  family.

  • Miami wins Friday night vs Robert Morris (of Illinois), 3-1.

    Game 2 is Saturday at 5:30pm
  • Across on the other ice rink at Goggin, Miami completes the sweep winning Game 2, 5-3!
  • Home Series at Goggin, this weekend, vs #1 ranked Adrian College. 

    Game 1:  Friday Night (11/2) at 7:30pm

    Game 2:  Saturday Night (11/3) at 5:30pm

     Stop on by for our hockey fix!
  • Game 1 result from Goggin

    After a 2-0 lead by Miami, Adrian fought back to tie the game at 2-2 and force OT. Adrian has the game winning OT goal to win 3-2.

    Game 2 is Saturday at 5:30pm at Goggin! Come on out ! The team deserves your support!
  • Game 1 result from Goggin

    After a 2-0 lead by Miami, Adrian fought back to tie the game at 2-2 and force OT. Adrian has the game winning OT goal to win 3-2.

    Game 2 is Saturday at 5:30pm at Goggin! Come on out ! The team deserves your support!
  • Game 2 from Saturday:

    Miami lit the lamp, first, on Saturday to go up 1-0, in the 1st. Then Adrian had two in the first to go up 2-1. That was all the scoring the rest of the game, and Adrian heads back to Michigan with the sweep.
  • Spanks004Spanks004 Wealthy Alum
    At least the girls know they can compete with #1
  • I’ve been following the team but forgot to post updates. Last weekend, Miami hosted Liberty

    Friday was a 4-4 tie. Saturday was 2-1 win by Liberty.

    This weekend, Miami is on the road at Grand Valley State. Friday night (1/25) at 9pm. Saturday afternoon (1/26) at 2pm. If you’re local in that area, stop out and support the team.
  • Miami lost Friday night, at GVS, 3-2.  Game 2 is this afternoon.
  • #5 RedHawks Sweep Bearcats, 2-1, 5-2

    The Miami Lady RedHawks swept the McKendree University Bearcats last Friday night and Saturday afternoon at the Goggin Ice Center.  The sweep raised Miami's record to 13-6-3 and moved the RedHawks into the #5 spot in the national rankings.  

    On Friday night, Christy von Aulock staked Miami to a 1-0 lead late in the first period with an unassisted goal.  That lead stood up until the Bearcats tied the score about five minutes into the third stanza.  With 8:19 left in the game, Sara Gargasz won a faceoff to Angela Bucci, Bucci then moved to a severe angle and wristed a game-winning snipe top-shelf to the short side.  Miami out-shot McKendree 31-14 with freshman goaltender Ripley Crosley stopping 13 of the 14 shots she faced.  

    Saturday the RedHawks built a 3-0 first period lead, weathered a second period comeback by the Bearcats that closed the gap to 3-2, and then won going away with two third period goals for a 5-2 victory.  Miami again out-shot the Bearcats, this time by a 32-26 margin.  Sophomore goaltender Erin Sparks turned aside 24 of the 26 shots she faced.  Miami used first period goals from Maizy Crandall, Sara Gargasz, and Darby Edmondson, all from net-front battles, to build the 3-0 lead.  Amanda Pugliese, Angela Bucci, Emily Sloan and Crandall picked up assists on the tallies.  The RedHawks put the game away with two goals in a 30 second span seven minutes into the third period.  Sara Gargasz notched a delayed penalty goal and then a power-play rebound goal from Amanda Pugliese finished the scoring.  Bucci, von Aulock, and Crandall picked up assists on the Gargasz and Pugliese goals.

    Senior Night and Alumnae Weekend This Friday and Saturday

    Senior Night.  It will be an emotional weekend at the Goggin Ice Center when Miami Women's Hockey hosts the Midland University Warriors with puck drops at 9:35PM Friday and 8:00PM Saturday.  Warm-up starts 30 minutes before puck-drop. The Saturday game will mark the last home game for seniors Michaela Goguen, Nat Hornbuckle, and Tori Wolter.  We will have a ceremony to honor our seniors before the puck-drop and after the warm-up, about 7:40PM Saturday.  

    Senior Night is always packed with feeling and nostalgia as our seniors play their last game at the Goggin.  Michaela, Nat, and Tori have represented Miami University and Miami Women's Hockey in the best possible way.  They have won multiple national and league championships, been leaders on and off the ice, been great teammates, and solid performers in the classroom.  Please come to the Goggin Saturday evening to recognize these outstanding young women.

    Alumnae Weekend.  In addition to Senior Night, Miami Women's Hockey alumnae will return to Oxford from as far away as Arizona, New York, and Ontario.  Our alums will be on the ice at 2PM Saturday and will then go to the club lounge about 3PM to reminisce with old teammates, coaches, parents, and friends.  It also will be great to have our alumnae in Oxford for senior night.  Many were teammates of our three graduating seniors and the alums are looking forward to seeing everyone again.  Love and Honor - Go RedHawks.

            Please come to the Goggin Saturday, 7:40PM, as we honor our three seniors
  • Professor_FateProfessor_Fate Wealthy Alum
    Off To Nationals In Dallas

    The #5 seed Miami Lady RedHawks will take on the #4 seed Michigan State Spartans in a best-of-three match-up to advance to the national semi-finals in Friscoe, Texas, just outside of Dallas.  Games will be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (if necessary).  The RedHawks and Spartans split two one-goal games during the regular season.  The Miami/MSU tournament game, and all other games, will be broadcast live here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGcdOwSpA5CBBIkmQoBZcQsc9b6n3RnE  
  • Professor_FateProfessor_Fate Wealthy Alum
    Miami beats Michigan State 1-0, in Game 1
  • skin66skin66 Wealthy Alum
    Yea us!!
  • 19goSkins19goSkins Wealthy Alum
    Scalp the Ice!
  • Professor_FateProfessor_Fate Wealthy Alum
    Miami notches another 1-0 over Sparty and wins the series, 2-0.

    Miami advances to the National Semi Finals!
  • Professor_FateProfessor_Fate Wealthy Alum
    Here's the "official press release"

    Crosley Leads Way As Miami Sweeps Michigan State, Advances To Final Four

    There was good news and bad news for the Lady RedHawks in their Division 1 ACHA National Championship Tournament series against the Michigan State Spartans.  The bad news is that #5 seed Miami scored only two goals in the two games.  The good news is that is all they needed to sweep the #4 seed Spartans, 1-0, 1-0.  Freshman goaltender Ripley Crosley was outstanding in net turning aside all 52 Michigan State shots in the two games.  

    Both game-winning goals came late in the second period.  On Wednesday, Darby Edmondson batted in the rebound of a Sara Gargasz shot with less than a minute to go in the second stanza.  On Thursday, Gargasz rifled a partly screened shot that handcuffed the Spartans' netminder and careened off her blocker and into the net.  In both games, Michigan State had their chances to tie in the third period, but Miami's defense and forwards blocked numerous shots and when they didn't, Crosley was there to stone the Spartans.  In the series-deciding game, Crosley stopped two Spartan breakaways and made a game-saving save sliding from left to right with two seconds left to foil a point-blank shot.  That one last save sent the RedHawks to the national semi-finals.

    The Miami sweep marked the sixth year in a row the Lady RedHawks have advanced to the final four.  Miami has captured three ACHA D1 national championship in the last five years.  

  • Professor_FateProfessor_Fate Wealthy Alum
    edited March 2019
    Miami plays defending National Champs, Liberty University, on Saturday at 5pm, Ohio time. This is a one game national semifinals game.
  • Professor_FateProfessor_Fate Wealthy Alum
    Miami loses to Liberty, 4-1, in the National Semis. Great run to end the season!
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