2019-20 Women's Ice Hockey News

  • Women’s Ice Hockey Stopped at LIU, 7-3
    December 07, 2019
    EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (December 7, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team was able to post a 31-23 advantage in shots on goal on Saturday afternoon, but the Ravens still struggled to keep pucks out of their net at the Northwell Health Ice Center. Long Island University put home seven goals on its 23 shots and the Ravens also squandered a 6-1 edge in power-play opportunities, as they suffered a 7-3 defeat on the road in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. In its eighth season, and its 201st game, it marked just the fifth time in program history the Ravens had allowed at least seven goals in a game.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Takes Weekend Opener at LIU, 3-1
    December 06, 2019
    SYOSSET, N.Y. (December 6, 2019) – Back on the road for the first time in just shy of a month, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team surrendered just 22 shots on goal while picking up its fourth straight win, a 3-1 triumph at Long Island University. Freshman forward Katelyn Brightbill (Annville, Pa.) notched the game-winner late in the second period, while junior forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) added 1-1-2 and senior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) dished out a pair of assists in the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance contest at Iceworks.
  • Women's Ice Hockey's Prentiss Named NEWHA Player of the Week
    November 26, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. (November 26, 2019) -- Senior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) 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 Nov. 24, as announced on Tuesday morning by the league office. It marked the second time this season Prentiss has earned Player of the Week honors and fourth time in eight weeks the accolade has gone to a Raven.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Caps November with 5-2 Win over Suffolk
    November 26, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 26, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team finished off an 8-2-0 month of November in style on Tuesday night, as the Ravens headed into the holiday weekend with a 5-2 win on home ice over visiting Suffolk in non-conference play. Junior forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) had two goals on the night, while junior forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) and freshman forward Becca Kniss (Eden Prairie, Minn.) added a goal and an assist each for Franklin Pierce at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena.
  • Beck Pair Leads Women’s Ice Hockey in 5-1 Win over Buffalo State
    November 23, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 23, 2019) – It was a second straight dominant outing for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team, as the Ravens closed out a weekend sweep of Buffalo State on Saturday afternoon. Franklin Pierce rang up a shots advantage of 43-11 and used a three-goal second period to pull away for a 5-1, non-conference win at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Sophomore forward Jazmyne Beck (Kalispell, Mont.) notched her first career multiple-goal game, while senior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) (1-1-2), junior forward Emily Kramer (Rockville, Md.) (0-2-2) and senior defenseman Hayley Doneghey (North Attleborough, Mass.) (0-2-2) all added multi-point games for the Ravens as well.
  • Prentiss Notches School Record, Women’s Ice Hockey Steamrolls Buffalo State, 6-1
    November 22, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 22, 2019) – The first period went scoreless on Friday night at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena, but the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team took care of Buffalo State handily over the final 40 minutes. Senior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) tallied four points (1-3-4) against her hometown school, and the Ravens used a four-goal third period to pull away for a 6-1 win over the visiting Bengals in non-conference play. Prentiss’ third point of the night was the 66th of her career, making her the program’s all-time leading scorer among defensemen (22-45-67).
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Settles for Weekend Split After 4-2 Loss to Sacred Heart
    November 16, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 16, 2019) – A day after an early-season statement win, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team was subjected to the talents of Sacred Heart’s Jayne Lewis on Saturday afternoon at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. The senior forward put home three goals, including the game-winner on the power play in the third period, as Sacred Heart forced a split of the weekend series with a 4-2 win over the Ravens in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. Freshman forward Reece Diener (McKinney, Texas) scored twice in defeat for Franklin Pierce, to record her first career multiple-goal game.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Dismisses Sacred Heart, 5-2
    November 15, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 15, 2019) – As far as November wins go, Friday night was a statement victory for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team. Hosting a Sacred Heart team which is also expected to contend for the league title, the Ravens took care of business with minimal drama. Senior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) scored twice and added an assist to lead the way, as Franklin Pierce posted a 34-22 shots advantage on the way to a 5-2 win in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Parker, Kison Collect NEWHA Weekly Awards
    November 12, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. (November 12, 2019) – Junior forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) and freshman forward Ava Kison (Eau Claire, Wis.) have each collected weekly awards from the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance for the week ending on Nov. 10, as announced on Tuesday by the league office. Parker was selected as NEWHA Player of the Week, while Kison nabbed NEWHA Rookie of the Week honors.
  • Parker Pair Leads Women’s Hockey at Saint Michael’s, 3-0
    November 09, 2019
    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (November 9, 2019) – On Saturday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce University women’s hockey team took to the ice at Cairns Arena for the second of a two-game series against New England Women’s Hockey Alliance opponent Saint Michael’s College. Junior forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) put home a pair of goals to build a 2-0 lead, and an insurance marker for freshman forward Katelyn Brightbill (Annville, Pa.) made it a 3-0 final as the Ravens finished off a weekend sweep of the Purple Knights.
  • Kison Nets OT Winner Again, Women’s Ice Hockey Wins at Saint Michael’s, 3-2
    November 08, 2019
    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (November 8, 2019) -- For the second straight game, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team went to overtime. For the second straight game, freshman forward Ava Kison (Eau Claire, Wis.) scored the game-winner. This time, the Ravens were on the road at Saint Michael’s College on Friday night and picked up a 3-2 win in the front end of a two-game, weekend series at Cairns Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Amato, Ostrander Claim NEWHA Weekly Awards
    November 05, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. (November 5, 2019) – Junior forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) and sophomore goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) have each collected weekly awards from the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance for the week ending on Nov. 3, as announced on Tuesday by the league office. Amato was tabbed as NEWHA Player of the Week, while Ostrander was selected as NEWHA Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Furious Rally Sees Women’s Ice Hockey Overcome Plymouth State, 5-4 (OT)
    November 05, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 5, 2019) – Of all the games which have been played in the history of the sport of ice hockey, Tuesday night’s meeting between the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team and Plymouth State was, without a doubt, one of them. With four minutes remaining in regulation in what could charitably be called “a strange affair” at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena, Franklin Pierce held a 48-14 advantage in shots, and yet trailed the game by a 4-1 margin. It turned out things were only getting started. From there, the Ravens put together a comeback posthaste, as three extra-attacker goals in a span of 2:39 leveled the score with 52 seconds to play and set the stage for the overtime winner from freshman forward Ava Kison (Eau Claire, Wis.).
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Tripped up in OT at Saint Anselm, 2-1
    November 02, 2019
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (November 2, 2019) – The back end of weekend series sometimes have the tendency to be somewhat sleepy affairs in college hockey. Saturday afternoon’s contest at Sullivan Arena between the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team and Saint Anselm was anything but. The two teams were locked in a scoreless affair through two, as sophomore goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) and senior goaltender Michaela Kane showcased their skills at opposite ends of the ice. The squads then traded power-play goals in the middle of the third, before senior forward Amanda Conger potted a shorthanded game-winner 4:09 into overtime, as Saint Anselm pulled out a 2-1 win on home ice.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Takes Care of Saint Anselm, 3-0
    November 01, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 1, 2019) – Finally! After seven years and 22 meetings, the 23rd time was the charm for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team against intrastate rival Saint Anselm. The Ravens popped a pair of power-play goals in the first period on Friday afternoon and ultimately rolled to a 3-0 win over the visiting Hawks in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Junior forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) scored twice in the win for the Ravens, while sophomore goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) put together a 34-save shutout.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Suffers 3-0 Exhibition Setback at UMass Boston
    October 25, 2019
    BOSTON (October 25, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team piled up at 35-22 advantage in shots on Friday night, but was unable to solve the opposing goaltender at the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink. Instead, senior netminder Caty Flagg backstopped host UMass Boston to a 3-0 victory in an exhibition contest.
  • MOVIN’ ON UP: Inside Women’s Ice Hockey’s Transition to Division I
    October 18, 2019
    The 2019-20 season for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team is about making history, as the Ravens begin their inaugural season at the Division I level, competing in the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance (NEWHA). The team makes the jump from the Division II/III level that they competed at for their first seven seasons.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Sweeps NEWHA Weekly Awards
    October 17, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. (October 17, 2019) – It was a clean sweep of the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance weekly awards for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team, for the week ending on Oct. 13, as announced on Thursday by the league office. Senior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) earned Player of the Week honors, freshman defenseman Stefanie Caban (Fitchburg, Mass.) took home Defensive Player of the Week honors, and freshman forward Katelyn Brightbill (Annville, Pa.) collected Rookie of the Week honors.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Completes Weekend Barrage, Buries Post, 8-1
    October 12, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (October 12, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team poured in eight more goals on Saturday night, to make it 17 over the course of a two-game weekend sweep of visiting Post at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Senior forward Kelsey Holmes (Warwick, R.I.) scored twice, while freshman defenseman Stefanie Caban (Fitchburg, Mass.) notched a goal and three assists, as the Ravens rolled to an 8-1 win in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. Caban and freshman forward Ava Kison (Eau Claire, Wis.) each notched their first career goals for the Ravens in the victory.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Thumps Post in Home Opener, 9-0
    October 11, 2019
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (October 11, 2019) – Game pucks were in high demand on Friday night, as three members of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team notched their first goal in a Ravens uniform in the team’s home opener. Meanwhile, junior forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) struck twice, and added an assist for good measure, to key a 9-0 win for the Ravens over visiting Post in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Freshmen forwards Reece Diener (McKinney, Texas) and Becca Kniss (Eden Prairie, Minn.) each notched their first collegiate goal for the Ravens, while sophomore forward Bridget Fagan (Millis, Mass.) put home her first Franklin Pierce goal after transferring in from Southern Maine.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Ostrander Named NEWHA Defensive Player of the Week
    October 08, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. (October 8, 2019) – Sophomore goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Defensive Player of the Week, for the two-week period ending on Oct. 6, as announced on Tuesday by the league office.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Begins Division I Era, Falls at UNH, 6-0
    September 29, 2019
    DURHAM, N.H. (September 29, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team took its first step into a bold new era on Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center, as the Ravens made their Division I debut with a trip to take on New Hampshire. The Ravens held their own in the first and third periods, but a five-goal second proved to be their undoing, as the Wildcats posted a 6-0 victory in the non-conference affair. Sophomore goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) made a program-record 53 saves in front of the Franklin Pierce net.
  • New England Women’s Hockey Alliance elected to Division I Active Membership
    September 11, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. (September 11, 2019) – The New England Women’s Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) -- which includes the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team -- received official notice from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Aug. 1, 2019 that it has officially been approved for active NCAA Division I membership, effective for the 2019-20 academic year.