2018-19 Women's Ice Hockey News

  • Women’s Ice Hockey Falls to Saint Anselm in NEWHA Title Game, 3-0
    February 24, 2019
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (February 24, 2019) – A shorthanded and banged up team without its top-line center had a go of it on Sunday afternoon, but the third-seeded Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team could not find enough to get past top seed and host Saint Anselm in the title game of the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Tournament at Sullivan Arena. Second-period goals from junior forward Amanda Conger and freshman forward Erin Meyers held up, as Saint Anselm posted a 3-0 victory on home ice to claim the league crown.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Uses Strong Second to Push Past Sacred Heart, 3-2, in NEWHA Semifinal
    February 23, 2019
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (February 23, 2019) – A highlight-reel goal by sophomore forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) wound up standing as the difference on Saturday night, as the third-seeded Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team upended second-seeded Sacred Heart in the semifinal round of the NEWHA Tournament, hosted by Saint Anselm at Sullivan Arena. Junior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) and freshman forward Kiki Doucette (Bridgewater, Mass.) added goals as well, while freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) made 28 saves, none more key than the last few, as the Ravens held on for a 3-2 victory.
  • PREVIEW: Women’s Ice Hockey to Meet Sacred Heart in NEWHA Tournament Semifinal
    February 22, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (February 22, 2019) – Hunting the second 20-win season in program history, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team will open postseason play on Saturday night. The third-seeded Ravens will meet second-seeded Sacred Heart in the semifinal round of the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Tournament, which is being hosted by Saint Anselm, at Sullivan Arena in Manchester, N.H. Opening faceoff for the day’s second semifinal is set for 7 p.m.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey has Four Earn All-NEWHA Honors, Six Total Honored by League
    February 21, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (February 21, 2019) – All-New England Women’s Hockey Alliance First Team accolades for junior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) and sophomore forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) headline four All-NEWHA selections and six total honorees for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team, as announced on Wednesday. In addition, sophomore forwards Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) and Marissa Massaro (Brockton, Mass.) landed on the All-NEWHA Second Team. Freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) was selected to the All-Rookie Team, while junior defenseman Katie Neuburger (Fayetteville, N.Y.) was named to the All-Sportswomanship Team.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Amato, Doucette Pick up NEWHA Weekly Awards
    February 19, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (February 19, 2019) – Sophomore forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Player of the Week, for the week ending on Feb. 17, as announced on Tuesday. In addition, freshman forward Kiki Doucette (Bridgewater, Mass.) was selected as NEWHA Rookie of the Week.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Wraps Up Regular Season with 5-1 Win Over Post
    February 16, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 16, 2019) – Sophomore forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) scored twice, and added an assist for a three-point afternoon on Saturday, as the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team notched a 5-1 win over visiting Post in the regular-season finale at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Postgame, the Ravens honored junior Katie Neuburger (Fayetteville, N.Y.), who is graduating in just three years and celebrated her “Senior Day” following the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance contest.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Blows Past Post, 13-0
    February 15, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 15, 2019) – Sophomore forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) and junior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) each tallied hat tricks on Friday afternoon, as the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team rolled to a 13-0 win over Post in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Sophomore forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) added five points on two goals and three assists in the penultimate game of the regular season.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Takes Care of Anna Maria, 3-0
    February 09, 2019
    MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (February 9, 2019) – The goals did not come easy on Saturday afternoon for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team, but in the end there were more than enough of them to pick up a 3-0 win on the road at Anna Maria. The Ravens rang up an advantage of 66-7 in shots on goal in a dominant performance against the first-year AMCATS. Sophomore forwards Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.), Marissa Massaro (Brockton, Mass.) and Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) had the goals for Franklin Pierce in the non-conference victory at New England Sports Center.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Eases Past Nichols, 5-0
    February 08, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 8, 2019) – The defense of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team was hardly challenged on Friday afternoon, as the Ravens held visiting Nichols to just nine shots on goal in a non-conference contest at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Franklin Pierce collected 39 shots of its own and got goals from five different players on the way to a 5-0 win on home ice.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Tripped Up by Sacred Heart, 5-3
    February 02, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 2, 2019) – One day after a scoreless tie, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team and Sacred Heart played an eight-goal affair on Saturday evening at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Freshman forward Anna Klein notched two goals and an assist to lead Sacred Heart, which posted a 5-3 victory in the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance contest. Junior forward Jayne Lewis had a goal and an assist, including her 100th career point, for the Pioneers.
  • Ostrander Posts Another Shutout, Women’s Ice Hockey Ties Sacred Heart, 0-0 (OT)
    February 01, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 1, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team and Sacred Heart skated 65 minutes without a goal on Friday night, as the two teams played to a scoreless tie in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) posted her third straight shutout in the Franklin Pierce crease.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Ostrander Named NEWHA Defensive Player of the Week
    January 30, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (January 30, 2019) – For the fourth straight week, freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has picked up a weekly award from the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance. This time around, she was selected as Defensive Player of the Week, for the week ending on Jan. 27, as announced late Tuesday afternoon by the NEWHA.
  • Holmes Nets Pair, Women’s Ice Hockey Finishes Weekend Sweep at Saint Michael’s, 3-0
    January 26, 2019
    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (January 26, 2019) – Junior forward Kelsey Holmes (Warwick, R.I.) scored her first two goals of the season on Saturday afternoon, as the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team finished off a dominant weekend sweep with a 3-0 win at Saint Michael’s. Freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) made 16 saves to post her second straight shutout, as the Ravens did not surrender a goal in the two-game, New England Women’s Hockey Alliance series at Cairns Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Rolls at Saint Michael’s in Weekend Opener, 3-0
    January 25, 2019
    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (January 25, 2019) – Two goals in the first and another in the third were more than enough on Friday night for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team, which rolled to a 3-0 win on the road at Saint Michael’s. Sophomore forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) scored twice and freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) posted a 19-save shutout in the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance victory for the Ravens at Cairns Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Ostrander Named NEWHA Rookie of the Week
    January 23, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (January 23, 2019) – Freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Jan. 20, as announced on Wednesday morning by the NEWHA.
  • Plethora of Shots Leads Women’s Ice Hockey over Salve Regina, 3-1
    January 19, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (January 19, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team piled up a shots advantage of 48-21 on the road on Saturday night. Ultimately, three different players found the net, as the Ravens picked up a 3-1 win over Salve Regina in non-conference play at St. George’s School Ice Rink. Sophomore defenseman Carolyn Drowne (Bridgewater, Mass.), junior forward Meg Gilbride (Braintree, Mass.) and sophomore forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) all notched a pair of assists each for Franklin Pierce in the victory.
  • First Period Sinks Women’s Ice Hockey in 3-1 Loss to Saint Anselm
    January 18, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (January 18, 2019) – A three-goal hole in the first period was too much for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team to climb out of on Friday night at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Saint Anselm struck just 29 seconds into the game, and would add on two more before the period was through, on the way to a 3-1 victory over the Hawks in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. Senior forward Caley Mueller had a goal and an assist to lead the way for the Hawks.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Ostrander Named NEWHA Rookie of the Week
    January 15, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (January 15, 2019) – Freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Jan. 13, as announced on Tuesday morning by the NEWHA.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Jumps Out Front Early, Cruises to 4-2 win at Johnson & Wales
    January 12, 2019
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (January 12, 2019) – Two goals in the first and two more in the second allowed the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team to build a 4-0 lead on the road at Johnson & Wales on Saturday night. The four goals came from four different goal scorers, and would be more than enough, as the Ravens cruised to a 4-2 win in non-conference play at Lynch Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Parker, Ostrander Earn NEWHA Weekly Awards
    January 08, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (January 8, 2019) – Sophomore forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Player of the Week for the week ending on Jan. 6, as announced on Tuesday morning by the NEWHA. In addition, freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) has been selected as the NEWHA Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Blanks Suffolk, 2-0
    January 08, 2019
    EAST BOSTON, Mass. (January 8, 2019) – Sophomore forward Marissa Massaro (Brockton, Mass.) struck 69 seconds into the first, and junior forward Alli Sugar (Canton, Conn.) followed with a second-period tally on Tuesday night, as the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team picked up a 2-0 win on the road over first-year program Suffolk. Freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) stopped all 21 shots on her goal to post the shutout at Porrazzo Skating Rink.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Rolls to Weekend Sweep with 6-1 Win over SUNY Potsdam
    January 05, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (January 5, 2019) – Sophomore forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) matched her career high with four points, on two goals and two assists, on Saturday afternoon, as the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team finished off a weekend sweep of visiting SUNY Potsdam. Junior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) added two goals of her own, including the game-winner, as the Ravens notched a 6-1, non-conference win at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Doubles Up SUNY Potsdam, 4-2, to Open New Year
    January 04, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (January 4, 2019) – Two in the first, one in the second and one more in the third were enough to get the job done on Friday night, as the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team returned to action after the semester break with a 4-2 win on home ice over visiting SUNY Potsdam. Sophomore forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) had a goal and an assist, while junior defenseman Delaney Guimont (Bedford, N.H.) dished out a pair of assists in the non-conference win at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Tripped up in Semester Finale at Buffalo State, 3-2
    December 08, 2018
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 8, 2018) – A three-goal first-period hole proved to be too much for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team to overcome on Saturday afternoon at Buffalo State Ice Arena. The Ravens came up with one in the second and one in the third, but it would not be enough, as host Buffalo State salvaged a weekend split by dealing Franklin Pierce a 3-2 loss in non-conference play.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Breezes Past Buffalo State, 5-2
    December 07, 2018
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 7, 2018) – A four-goal second period proved to be more than enough for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team on Friday afternoon, as the Ravens opened up a 5-0 lead and ultimately cruised to a 5-2 win on the road at Buffalo State. Sophomore forward Ann Margaret DiSciscio (Litchfield, N.H.) scored twice – for her first multiple-goal as a Raven – and added an assist to match her career high with three points, in the non-conference win at Buffalo State Ice Arena.
  • Women's Hockey's Massaro Named NEWHA Player of the Week
    December 05, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (December 5, 2018) -- Sophomore forward Marissa Massaro (Brockton, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women's ice hockey team has been named New England Women's Hockey Alliance Player of the Week, for the week ending on Dec. 2, as announced on Tuesday night by the league office.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Edged Late at Saint Anselm, 2-1
    December 04, 2018
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (December 4, 2018) – After surrendering six goals on Saturday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team put together a renewed commitment to defensive hockey on the road on Tuesday night. The Ravens held Saint Anselm to 30 shots on goal – one of only three teams to do so this season – but it would not quite be enough in the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance contest at Sullivan Arena. The Hawks got a third-period deflection goal from senior forward Caley Mueller to break a 1-1 tie and deal the Ravens a 2-1 loss in the defensive battle.
  • Game Gets Away in Third, as Women’s Ice Hockey Falls to Morrisville State, 6-3
    December 01, 2018
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (December 1, 2018) – The goaltending for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team surrendered five goals on just 25 shots on Saturday afternoon, as the Ravens came up short in the back end of a weekend series against Morrisville State on home ice. The visiting Mustangs tacked on an empty-net goal for good measure, as a three-goal third period lifted Morrisville State to a 6-3 win at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Junior forward Kylie Cameron tallied her first career hat trick to lead the Mustangs to the non-conference victory.
  • Strong Defensive Effort Leads Women’s Ice Hockey over Morrisville State, 2-0
    November 30, 2018
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 30, 2018) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team surrendered just 19 shots on Friday night, as the Ravens returned to action for the first time in two weeks. First-period goals from sophomore forwards Marissa Massaro (Brockton, Mass.) and Ann Margaret DiSciscio (Litchfield, N.H.) held up through the duration, as Franklin Pierce opened the weekend with a 2-0 non-conference win over Morrisville State at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) stopped all 19 shots to post her second straight shutout.
  • Women’s Hockey’s Ostrander Named NEWHA Rookie of the Week
    November 21, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (November 21, 2018) -- Freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Goaltender of the Week, as announced on Tuesday by the NEWHA.
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