2011-12 Women's Ice Hockey News

June 28, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Places 13 On ECAC All-Academic Team
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team placed 13 student-athletes on the 2011-12 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, as announced by the league office today.

May 22, 2012
Regan Boulton Named Women's Ice Hockey Captain For 2012-13 Season
Head coach Rick Seeley has announced that incoming senior defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) has been named as the team's captain for the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

April 20, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Announces 2011-12 Team Awards At Annual Banquet
After another prolific season with the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team, sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) was named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the second-consecutive season, as announced at the team's annual end-of-the-year banquet on Friday evening at the TD Bank Sports Center. Joining Babstock with a postseason award was Rookie of the Year recipient Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario), Coaches’ Award recipient, senior Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska), and Defensive Player of the Year recipient, junior Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba).

April 9, 2012
Erica Uden Johansson Rejoins Swedish National Team For 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) has rejoined the Swedish National Team for this year’s 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) Ice Hockey World Championships, which kicked off tournament play this past weekend in Burlington, Vt. Uden Johansson, who last played for the national team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, suits up for her country for the first time since suffering an injury a season ago.

March 27, 2012
Kelly Babstock Named To 2011-12 New England Women's Ice Hockey All-Star Team
Sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) has been named to the 2011-12 New England Division I Women’s Ice Hockey All-Star Team, as announced by the committee on Tuesday, March 27. The recipients, consisting of six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders, were chosen by administrators and members of the media.

March 2, 2012
No. 6 Women's Ice Hockey Faces No. 1 Cornell In ECAC Hockey Semifinals, Friday, March 2
The No.6-seeded Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (19-15-2) (12-8-2 ECAC Hockey) returns to its second-consecutive ECAC Hockey Semifinals appearance when it travels to face No. 1-seeded Cornell (28-3-0) (20-2-0 ECAC Hockey) on Friday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m.

March 2, 2012
No. 6 Women's Ice Hockey Defeated By No. 1 Cornell In ECAC Hockey Semifinals, 5-1
The No. 6-seeded Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey played a gritty 60 minutes of action against No. 1-seeded Cornell in the Semifinals of the ECAC Hockey Tournament, but eventually fell to the Big Red, 5-1, on Friday afternoon at Lynah Rink. Quinnipiac ends its season with a 19-16-2 overall record, while Cornell (29-3-0) advances to the Championship Game for the third-consecutive season.

March 1, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Highlighted On USCHO.com
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team has been highlighted in this week’s USCHO.com playoff feature article, as posted on the organization’s website on Thursday, March 1. The article, written by Arlan Marttila, draws attention to Quinnipiac and three other teams (St. Lawrence, Boston University, and Providence) as squads that must win their respective conference tournaments in order to earn a bid to the NCAA National Tournament.

March 1, 2012
Kelly Babstock And Regan Boulton Earn All-ECAC Hockey Honors
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and junior defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) have been named ECAC Hockey Second-Team and Third-Team All-League, respectively, as announced at the league banquet on Thursday evening in Ithaca, N.Y. This marks Babstock’s second-consecutive All-League honor, while Boulton takes home her first-ever All-League award.

February 29, 2012
Vigilanti And Kosta Earn ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) and freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) were named ECAC Hockey Goaltender and Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league on Wednesday, Feb. 29. The Goaltender of the Week for Vigilanti marks her third this season, and 12th career selection, while the Rookie of the Week honor for Kosta is her second career selection.

February 26, 2012
No. 6 Women's Ice Hockey Faces No. 3 Clarkson In Deciding Game Three Of ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals
The No.6-seeded Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (18-15-2) (12-8-2 ECAC Hockey) matches up against No. 3-seeded Clarkson (22-9-5) (15-5-2 ECAC Hockey) in the deciding Game 3 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals, Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m.

February 26, 2012
No. 6 Women's Ice Hockey Upsets No. 3 Clarkson, 2-0; Wins Best-Of-Three Series, 2-1, To Move On To ECAC Hockey Semifinals
Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) turned in her seventh shutout of the season and 21st clean sheet of her career, leading the No. 6 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team to a 2-0 victory over No. 3 Clarkson in the deciding Game 3 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals. With the win, Quinnipiac ends Clarkson’s season, winning the series two-games-to-one, to continue on to its second-consecutive ECAC Hockey Semifinals appearance.

February 25, 2012
No. 3 Clarkson Holds On To Defeat No. 6 Women's Ice Hockey, 2-1; Game Three Of ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals Set For Sunday At 4 PM
The No. 6-seeded Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was edged by No. 3-seeded Clarkson, 2-1, in Game 2 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena. The result now pits the squads against each other for the third and deciding game of the series tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, Feb. 26, when the Bobcats and Golden Knights hit the ice at 4 p.m. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 18-15-2 overall on the season, while Clarkson improves to 22-9-5 overall.

February 25, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Featured On The Front Of USCHO.com Following 4-1 Upset Of Clarkson In Game 1 Of ECAC Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals
The No.6-seeded Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (18-14-2) (12-8-2 ECAC Hockey) takes on No. 3-seeded Clarkson (21-9-5) (15-5-2 ECAC Hockey) in Game 2 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. The Bobcats’ 4-1 upset victory over the Golden Knights in Game 1 on Friday night sent shockwaves through the league and landed Quinnipiac on the front page of USCHO.com.

February 24, 2012
No. 6 Women's Ice Hockey Travels To Face No. 3 Clarkson In Opening Round Of ECAC Hockey Playoffs
The No.6-seeded Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (17-14-2) (12-8-2 ECAC Hockey) travels to face No. 3-seeded Clarkson (21-8-5) (15-5-2 ECAC Hockey) in the first round of the ECAC Hockey Playoffs this upcoming weekend. The best-of-three playoff series, set to be played at Cheel Arena in Potsdam, N.Y., begins on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., followed by an afternoon contest on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. If the teams were to split the first two games, game three would be played on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m.

February 24, 2012
No. 6 Women's Ice Hockey Takes Down No. 3 Clarkson, 4-1, In Game 1 Of ECAC Hockey Playoffs
The No. 6-seeded Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team used three first period goals to take command of the game, en route to its 4-1 win over No. 3-seeded Clarkson in the first game of the best-of-three ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals matchup on Friday evening at Cheel Arena.

February 21, 2012
Babstock And Kosta Earn ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) were named ECAC Hockey Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Feb. 21. This marks Babstock’s second Player of the Week selection of the season, and fourth of her career, while the Rookie of the Week honor for Kosta marks her first career selection.

February 18, 2012
Babstock Hat Trick Caps Off Senior Day; Bobcats Defeat Rensselaer, 5-1
Led by sophomore forward Kelly Babstock’s (Mississauga, Ontario) first hat trick of the season, the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team earned a dominant 5-1 win over Rensselaer on Saturday afternoon at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. No. 6-seeded Quinnipiac (17-14-2, 12-8-2 ECAC Hockey) finishes its season on a two-game winning streak and now prepares for a best-of-three series matchup against No. 3-seeded Clarkson in the opening round of the ECAC Hockey Tournament next weekend. With the loss, Rensselaer falls short of the playoffs and ends its season with a 9-21-4 overall record and a 6-14-2 mark in ECAC Hockey action.

February 18, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Hosts Rensselaer On Senior Day Saturday At 4 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (16-14-2) (11-8-2 ECAC Hockey) wraps up its regular season schedule when it hosts ECAC Hockey opponent Rensselaer (9-20-4) (6-13-2 ECAC Hockey) on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. Prior to the contest, Quinnipiac will honors its six seniors with an on-ice Senior Day ceremony.

February 17, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Wraps Up Regular Season Against Union And Rensselaer This Weekend
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (15-14-2) (10-8-2 ECAC Hockey) wraps up its regular season schedule when it hosts ECAC Hockey opponents Union (4-24-2) (2-16-2 ECAC Hockey) and Rensselaer (9-19-4) (6-12-2 ECAC Hockey) in this weekend’s upcoming games. Friday’s game against the Dutchwomen will begin at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s game against the Engineers is set for a 4 p.m. start.

February 17, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Skates To Decisive 6-2 Win Over Union; Babstock Breaks Program's All-Time Goals Record
Led by sophomore forward Kelly Babstock’s (Mississauga, Ontario) two goals and one assist, the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team skated to a convincing 6-2 victory over Union on Friday evening at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the goal, Babstock becomes the program’s all-time leader in goals scored, with 44, surpassing the record in less than two full seasons with the squad. The victory halts the Bobcats’ five-game skid and improves their record to 11-8-2 in ECAC Hockey action (16-14-2 overall), while the loss drops Union to 2-17-2 in ECAC Hockey and 4-25-4 overall.

February 11, 2012
Clarkson Slips Past Women's Ice Hockey, 3-2
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team lost a hard fought battle to ECAC Hockey opponent Clarkson, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats fall to 10-8-2 in ECAC Hockey (15-14-2 overall), while Clarkson improves to 14-4-2 in league play and 20-7-5 overall.

February 10, 2012
Late St. Lawrence Goal Spoils Women's Ice Hockey Comeback; Defeats Bobcats, 4-3
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team stormed back with three third period goals, two by junior forward Breann Frykas (East St. Paul, Manitoba) and another by junior defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba), but two late scores by St. Lawrence spoiled the comeback attempt, as the Saints defeated the Bobcats, 4-3, on Friday evening at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 10-7-2 in ECAC Hockey action (15-13-2 overall), while St. Lawrence improves to 12-5-2 in ECAC Hockey and 18-8-4 overall.

February 8, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Hosts Clarkson On Saturday, Feb. 11 At 4 PM; Skate With The Bobcats Following Game
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (15-13-2) (10-7-2 ECAC Hockey) hosts ECAC Hockey opponent Clarkson (19-7-5) (13-4-2 ECAC Hockey) on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.

February 4, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Falls To No.10/10 Dartmouth, 4-1
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was defeated by ECAC Hockey opponent No. 10/10 Dartmouth, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Thompson Arena. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 10-6-2 in ECAC Hockey action (15-12-2 overall), while Dartmouth improves to 11-5-2 in league play and 15-7-2 overall.

February 3, 2012
No. 7/8 Harvard Defeats Women's Ice Hockey, 4-2
Sophomore forward Amanda Colin (Burnsville, Minn.) and junior forward Breann Frykas (East St. Paul, Manitoba) each scored second period goals, but the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team fell to ECAC Hockey opponent No. 7/8 Harvard, 4-2, on Friday evening at Bright Hockey Center. Quinnipiac’s record now stands at 10-5-2 in ECAC Hockey action (15-11-2 overall), while Harvard improves to 12-4-1 in league play and 15-7-1 overall.

February 2, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Visits No. 7/8 Harvard And No. 10/10 Dartmouth In Key ECAC Hockey Games This Weekend
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (15-10-2) (10-4-2 ECAC Hockey) returns to ECAC Hockey action this upcoming weekend when it travels to face nationally ranked No. 7/8 Harvard (14-7-1) (11-4-1 ECAC Hockey) and No. 10/10 Dartmouth (14-6-2) (10-4-2 ECAC Hockey). The Bobcats take on the Crimson on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at Bright Hockey Center, before facing off against the Big Green the following afternoon, Saturday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. at Thompson Arena.

January 28, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Defeated By Syracuse, 3-2
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was defeated by non-conference opponent Syracuse, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 15-10-2 overall, while Syracuse improves to 9-16-3.

January 27, 2012
Uden Johansson's Three Points Powers Women's Ice Hockey Past Syracuse, 3-0
Sophomore forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) led the attack for the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team on Friday evening against Syracuse, netting the game-winning goal and providing assists on the two additional scores, as the Bobcats skated to a 3-0 shutout victory over the non-conference opponent Orange at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Freshman goaltender Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) played a superb game in net, making her first career shutout for the Bobcats, who improve to 15-9-2 overall. Syracuse falls to 8-16-3 with the loss.

January 25, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Hosts Syracuse Saturday, Jan. 28 At 4 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (15-9-2) (10-4-2 ECAC Hockey) looks for the weekend sweep this afternoon, Saturday, Jan. 28, when it hosts Syracuse (8-16-3) (0-3-3 CHA) at 4 p.m. at the HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.

January 14, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Downs Colgate, 4-1
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team used three first period goals to power past ECAC Hockey opponent Colgate, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Starr Rink in Hamilton, N.Y. Junior defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) led the charge with two goals, while freshman forward Morgan Fritz-Ward (Mason City, Iowa) netted her first-career goal for the Bobcats, who improved to 10-4-2 in ECAC Hockey and 14-9-2 overall. The Raiders fall to 3-8-1 in ECAC Hockey action and 8-14-1 overall.

January 13, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Comes Up Short Against No. 3/3 Cornell, 4-1
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team lost a hard fought battle to No. 3/3 nationally ranked Cornell, 4-1, on Friday evening at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 9-4-2 in ECAC Hockey and 13-9-2 overall, while Cornell improves to 10-1-0 in ECAC Hockey action and 14-2 overall. The Bobcats and Big Red now share first-place in ECAC Hockey standings with 20 points apiece.

January 11, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Visits Bear Path Elementary School
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team visited the Bear Path School in Hamden on Tuesday, Jan. 10 as part of the Athletic Department’s Positive Play program. The Bobcats led class discussions on how to live a healthy lifestyle, educating the children about certain nutritious foods and the importance of daily exercise.

January 11, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Visits No. 3/3 Cornell And Colgate In ECAC Hockey Weekend Matchups
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (13-8-2) (9-3-2 ECAC Hockey) heads to upstate New York to face ECAC Hockey opponents No. 3/3 Cornell (13-2-0) (9-1-0 ECAC Hockey) and Colgate (8-12-1) (3-6-1 ECAC Hockey) this coming Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14. Friday’s contest against the Big Red will start at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s game against the Raiders will begin at 4 p.m.

January 9, 2012
Nicole Kosta And Canada's U-22 Squad Earn Bronze Medal At 2012 Meco Cup
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) and Canada’s Under-22/Development Team settled for a third place finish at this year’s 2012 Meco Cup in Germany this past Sunday, Jan. 8. Kosta collected a goal and two assists in five tournament games, as Canada (3-2) finished behind Finland (4-1) and Sweden (5-0) to earn the bronze medal.

January 7, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Plays No. 8/10 Harvard To 3-3 Draw
The Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team battled No. 8/10 nationally ranked Harvard to a 3-3 draw on Saturday afternoon at the HighPoint Solutions Arena, located on the York Hill Campus of QU. With the result, the first-place Bobcats move to 13-8-2 overall and 9-3-2 in ECAC Hockey competition. The Crimson are now 9-5-1 and 6-3-1 in the league.

January 6, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Hosts No.8/10 Harvard On Saturday, Jan. 7 At 4 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (13-8-1) (9-3-1 ECAC Hockey) hosts No. 8/10 Harvard (9-5-0) (6-3-0 ECAC Hockey). at 4 p.m.

January 6, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Falls To Dartmouth, 3-2
Senior Kate Wheeler (Oakville, Ontario) and sophomore Amanda Colin (Burnsville, Minn.) each registered a goal on Friday evening, but the Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision to Dartmouth College at the High Point Solutions Arena. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 13-8-1 overall and 9-3-1 in ECAC competition, while the Big Green improve to 8-5-1 overall and 5-3-1 in the league.

January 4, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Jordan Elkins' Holiday Blog Featured On Womenshockeylife.com
Senior captain Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska) takes fans behind the scenes of the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team in her most recent blog posted on www.womenshockeylife.com. Elkins describes a special moment in particular during this past winter break, as members of the team participated in the team’s tradition of exchanging gifts for the holidays.

January 3, 2012
Victoria Vigilanti and Ike Azotam Named Quinnipiac Athletes of the Month For December
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey junior Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) and men's basketball sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) have been named the Athletes of the Month for December by Quinnipiac Athletics.

January 3, 2012
Victoria Vigilanti Named ECAC Hockey/Fischer-Hockey Player And Goaltender Of The Month
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) has been named ECAC Hockey/Fischer-Hockey Player and Goaltender of the Month, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

December 15, 2011
Head Coach Rick Seeley Announces Women's Ice Hockey Class Of 2016
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey head coach Rick Seeley has announced the five members of the Class of 2016 that will join the squad for the 2012-13 season. Defenders Cydney Roesler (Stittsville, Ontario), Kristen Tamberg (Toronto, Ontario), and Lindsey West (Ajax, Ontario), as well as forwards Nicole Brown (Oshawa, Ontario) and Nicole Connery (Newmarket, Ontario), have all committed to Quinnipiac and will suit up for the Bobcats next fall.

December 13, 2011
New England Hockey Journal Ranks Women's Ice Hockey Third In New England Power Rankings
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (13-7-1, 9-2-1 ECAC Hockey) has been highlighted in this week’s New England Hockey Journal as the third-best team in the New England region, as published on Tuesday, Dec. 13. In this week’s Weekly Journal piece, written by Mike Zhe, the ECAC Hockey leading Bobcats trail only No. 4/4 Boston College (13-5-1, 7-2-1 WHEA) and No. 7/9 Northeastern (13-4-1, 8-2-1 WHEA) in the power rankings.

December 13, 2011
Victoria Vigilanti Named ECAC Hockey Goaltender Of The Week
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) has been named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Dec. 13. This marks Vigilanti’s second Goaltender of the Week honors this season and her 11th career weekly selection overall.

December 10, 2011
Victoria Vigilanti Posts NCAA-Leading Sixth Shutout As Women's Ice Hockey Blanks Princeton, 3-0
Quinnipiac junior Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) recorded her sixth shutout of the season, the most in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey to date, as the women's ice hockey team defeated Princeton, 3-0, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.

December 9, 2011
Melissa Perry Nets Game Winner; Women's Ice Hockey Blanks Princeton, 1-0
Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made her league-leading fifth shutout of the season and senior defender Melissa Perry (Chelsea, Mich.) netted her first goal of the year, as the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team came away with a 1-0 shutout victory over ECAC Hockey opponent Princeton on Friday evening at Hobey Baker Rink. The Bobcats’ sixth-consecutive victory improves their ECAC Hockey record to 8-2-1 and its overall record to 12-7-1, while the loss drops Princeton’s ECAC Hockey mark to 5-5-1 and its overall record to 6-8-1.

December 8, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Visits Princeton Friday; Hosts Tigers Saturday
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (11-7-1) (7-2-1 ECAC Hockey) faces ECAC Hockey opponent Princeton (6-7-1) (5-4-1 ECAC Hockey) on consecutive days this coming Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10. Friday evening’s game in Princeton, N.J. is set for a 7 p.m. start, while Saturday’s home contest in Hamden, Conn. will begin at 4 p.m.

December 3, 2011
Illchuk's Game Winner In Overtime Leads Women's Ice Hockey Over Yale, 3-2
Senior forward Chelsea Illchuk’s (Lockport, Manitoba) late game heroics, which included a game-tying assist and netting the game-winning goal, lifted the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team to a 3-2 overtime victory over Yale on Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink. The win for Quinnipiac gives it a season series sweep of Yale, as well as a weekend sweep and four points in ECAC Hockey action, improving the team’s overall record to 11-7-1 and 7-2-1 in ECAC Hockey. Yale falls to 1-14-0 overall and 1-7-0 in ECAC Hockey action.

December 2, 2011
Kelly Babstock Named ECAC Hockey/Fischer-Hockey Player Of The Month
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) has been named ECAC Hockey/Fischer-Hockey Player of the Month, as announced by the league on Friday, Dec. 2.

December 2, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Wins Fourth Straight; Blanks Brown, 3-0
Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) turned in her fourth shutout of the season, leading the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team to its fourth-straight victory over ECAC Hockey opponent Brown, 3-0, on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium in Providence, R.I. Quinnipiac, which celebrates its first victory at Meehan Auditorium since the 2007-08 season, improves to 6-2-1 in ECAC Hockey action (10-7-1 overall), while Brown falls to 1-3-3 in ECAC Hockey and 3-4-5 overall.

December 1, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Visits Brown And Yale This Weekend
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (9-7-1) (5-2-1 ECAC Hockey) returns to ECAC Hockey action when it travels to face Brown (3-3-5) (1-2-3 ECAC Hockey) and Yale (1-12-0) (1-5-0 ECAC Hockey) this Friday, Dec, 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3. On Friday against Brown, game-time is set for 7 p.m., while Saturday’s contest against Yale will begin at 4 p.m.

November 30, 2011
Kelly Babstock And Ike Azotam Named Quinnipiac's November Athletes Of The Month
Quinnipiac sophomores Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) have been named the Quinnipiac November Athletes of the Month.

November 30, 2011
Babstock And Kosta Featured In New England Hockey Journal
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) have been highlighted in this week’s New England Hockey Journal’s weekly feature. The article, written by Scott Sudikoff, covers their past relationship while growing up in Mississauga, and how the two have developed an even closer bond since becoming teammates this season.

November 29, 2011
Chelsea Laden Named ECAC Hockey Rookie Of The Week
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey freshman goaltender Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Laden earns her first-ever Rookie of the Week honors after winning her first-career collegiate game against No. 4 Boston College on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2011
Women’s Ice Hockey Repeats As Nutmeg Classic Tournament Champions, Downs Robert Morris, 3-2
Led by tournament mvp, sophomore forward Kelly Babstock’s (Mississauga, Ontario) three points (one goal, two assists) on the evening, the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team repeated as Nutmeg Classic Tournament Champions with a 3-2 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday at Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs, Conn. The night held a special significance for the Bobcats who not only improved to 9-7-1 on the season, but with the win, also gave head coach Rick Seeley his 200th career victory. The loss drops the Colonials to 10-2-1 on the season.

November 25, 2011
Women’s Ice Hockey Edges Past Connecticut, 4-2; Advances To Nutmeg Classic Championship Game
Sophomore forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) made a dramatic return to the ice on Friday afternoon for the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team, netting the game-winning goal with 5:31 remaining in regulation, as the Bobcats skated to a 4-2 victory over Connecticut in the first round of the Nutmeg Classic Tournament at Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs, Conn. With the win, Quinnipiac advances to Saturday’s Championship Game, set for a 7 p.m. start, and improves to 8-7-1 overall. Connecticut falls to 2-12-2 overall on the season.

November 23, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Squares Off Against Connecticut In First Round Of Nutmeg Classic Tournament On Friday, Nov. 25 At 4 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (7-7-1) (5-2-1 ECAC Hockey) begins its quest to repeat as Nutmeg Classic Champions when travels to face Connecticut (2-11-2) (2-5-0 Hockey East) in the first round of the annual tournament on Friday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. Following Quinnipiac’s game, Yale (1-10-0) (1-5-0 ECAC Hockey) takes on Robert Morris (9-1-1) (0-0-0 College Hockey America) at 7 p.m. The tournament’s consolation game will take place the following Saturday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m., followed by the championship game at 7 p.m.

November 22, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Completes Late Comeback, Defeats No. 4 Boston College In Overtime, 2-1
Sophomore forward Kelly Babstock’s (Mississauga, Ontario) game-tying goal with 10 seconds remaining in regulation set the stage for fellow classmate Amanda Colin’s (Burnsville, Minn.) game-winning tally just 35 seconds into overtime, propelling the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team to a thrilling 2-1 comeback victory over No. 4 Boston College on Tuesday evening at High Point Solutions Arena. The victory for Quinnipiac marks the program’s first-ever win over a Top-5 Nationally Ranked opponent and improves the Bobcats’ overall record to 7-7-1. The loss drops the Eagles to 8-4-1 on the season.

November 22, 2011
Kelly Babstock Named ECAC Hockey Player Of The Week
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) has been named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Nov. 22. This marks Babstock’s third Player of the Week selection of her career.

November 21, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Hosts No. 4 Boston College On Tuesday, Nov. 22 At 7 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (6-7-1) (5-2-1 ECAC Hockey) hosts No. 4 Boston College (8-3-1) (5-2-1 Hockey East) on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.

November 19, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Falls To No. 2/3 Cornell, 7-1
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was defeated by ECAC Hockey opponent No. 2/3 Cornell on Saturday afternoon at the High Point Solutions Arena in Hamden, Conn. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 6-7-1 overall (5-2-1 ECAC Hockey), while Cornell improves to 7-1-0 overall (6-1-0 ECAC Hockey).

November 18, 2011
Kelly Babstock Becomes Program's All-Time Points Leader As Women's Ice Hockey Downs Colgate, 6-2
Sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) became the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team’s all-time points leader in impressive fashion on Friday evening against Colgate, garnering a game-high four points (two goals, two assists), as well as netting the game-winning tally in the team’s 6-2 victory. In what marks her 50th career game played, the reigning 2010-11 ECAC Hockey Player and Rookie of the Year has now earned 75 points in her career (38 goals, 37 assists), passing Quinnipiac’s previous all-time points leader, Vicki Graham, who finished her career in 2007 with 73 career points. The win improves Quinnipiac’s overall record to 6-6-1 (5-1-1 ECAC Hockey), while the loss drops Colgate’s overall record to 4-8-1 (1-4-1 ECAC Hockey).

November 17, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Takes On Colgate And No.2/3 Cornell This Weekend; Skate With The Bobcats Following Saturday's Game
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (5-6-1) (4-1-1 ECAC Hockey) returns home to face ECAC Hockey opponents Colgate (4-7-1) (1-3-1) and No.2/3 Cornell (5-1-0) (4-1-0) on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19. Friday’s contest against Colgate is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start, while Saturday’s game against Cornell will begin at 4 p.m.

November 12, 2011
Three First Period Goals Propel Women's Ice Hockey To 3-2 Victory Over St. Lawrence
Sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) factored in all three Quinnipiac goals, collecting a goal and two assists in the contest, to lead the women’s ice hockey team to a 3-2 victory over ECAC Hockey opponent St. Lawrence on Saturday afternoon at Appleton Arena. The win improves Quinnipiac’s ECAC Hockey record to 4-1-1 and its overall record to 5-6-1, while St. Lawrence falls to 2-3-1 in ECAC Hockey action and 5-4-3 overall.

November 11, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Dealt First ECAC Hockey Loss, Falls To Clarkson, 3-0
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team fell to ECAC Hockey opponent Clarkson, 3-0, on Friday evening at Cheel Arena in Potsdam, N.Y. The Bobcats’ first ECAC Hockey loss drops their league record to 3-1-1 (4-6-1 overall), while the win improves Clarkson’s league record to 2-2-1 and its overall record to 6-3-4.

November 10, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Visits Clarkson And St. Lawrence This Weekend
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (4-5-1) (3-0-1 ECAC Hockey) makes its way through upstate New York when it travels to face Clarkson (5-3-4) (1-2-1 ECAC Hockey) and St. Lawrence (4-3-3) (1-2-1 ECAC Hockey) in this weekend’s games. Friday’s contest against Clarkson is set for a 7 p.m. start, while Saturday’s game against St. Lawrence is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.

November 9, 2011
Freshman Nicole Kosta Selected To Canada's U-22 National Team
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) has been selected to Canada’s U-22 National Team, as announced by Hockey Canada on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The team, consisting of 22 players, will represent Canada at the 2012 Meco Cup in Fussen, Germany, set to take place January 3-8, 2012.

November 5, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Ties Brown, 2-2
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie against ECAC Hockey opponent Brown on Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Arena. The draw brings Quinnipiac’s ECAC Hockey record to 3-0-1 (4-5-1 overall), while Brown's ECAC Hockey record now stands at 0-2-2 (1-2-2 overall).

November 4, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Remains Unbeaten In ECAC Hockey, Blanks Yale, 3-0
Senior defender Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska) netted her third goal in as many games and junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) collected her third shutout of the season, as the two helped the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team continue its strong start in ECAC Hockey action, shutting out Yale, 3-0, on Friday evening at High Point Solutions Arena. The win improves Quinnipiac’s ECAC Hockey record to 3-0 (4-5 overall), while Yale falls to 0-3 in ECAC Hockey Action and 0-6 overall.

November 3, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Hosts ECAC Hockey Opponents Yale And Brown This Weekend
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (3-5-0) (2-0-0 ECAC Hockey) hosts its first two ECAC Hockey games of the season when Yale (0-5-0) (0-2-0 ECAC Hockey) and Brown (1-1-1) (0-1-1 ECAC Hockey) come into town on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5. Friday’s game against Yale is set for a 7 p.m. start, while Saturday’s contest versus Brown will begin at 4 p.m.

November 2, 2011
Quinnipiac's High Point Solutions Arena At The TD Bank Sports Center To Host Team USA Women's National Team
Quinnipiac University’s High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center will host the Team USA Women’s National Team on Nov. 2-6 as the team prepares to compete in the Four Nations Cup, featuring Sweden, Finland and Canada on Nov. 9-13 in Stora Hallen, Nykoping, Sweden.

October 29, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Skates Past Union, 5-1
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team skated to a convincing 5-1 win over ECAC Hockey opponent Union on Saturday afternoon at Messa Rink. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 2-0 in ECAC Hockey action and 3-5 overall, while Union falls to 0-2 in ECAC Hockey and 2-7 on the season overall.

October 28, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Earns Season's First ECAC Hockey Victory, Blanks Rensselaer, 2-0
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team earned its first ECAC Hockey victory of the season with a 2-0 shutout victory over Rensselaer on Friday afternoon at Houston Field House. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 2-5 overall (1-0 ECAC Hockey), while Rensselaer falls to 2-5-2 overall and begins ECAC Hockey action with a 0-1 record.

October 27, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Opens ECAC Hockey Schedule On The Road Against Rensselaer And Union This Weekend
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team begins its ECAC Hockey schedule on the road when it travels to face Rensselaer on Friday, Oct. 28 and Union on Saturday, Oct. 29. Both games are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

October 21, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Falls To No. 5/6 Boston College, 5-0
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was defeated by No. 5/6 Boston College, 5-0, on Friday afternoon at Kelley Rink. Quinnipiac’s overall record now stands at 1-5, while Boston College improves to 3-1-1 overall with the win.

October 20, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Visits No. 5/6 Boston College On Friday, Oct. 21 At 2 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team faces non-conference opponent No. 5/6 Boston College on Friday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at Kelly Rink in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

October 15, 2011
Northeastern Skates Past Women's Ice Hockey, 3-1
Despite a goal from sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario), the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was defeated by Northeastern, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena. Quinnipiac falls to 1-4 on the season, while Northeastern improves to a perfect 4-0 on the year.

October 14, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Travels To Face Northeastern On Saturday, Oct. 15 At 2 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team travels to face Hockey East opponent Northeastern on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.

October 8, 2011
Maine Edges Past No. 9 Women's Ice Hockey In Overtime, 5-4
The No. 9 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was defeated by Maine in overtime, 5-4, on Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac falls to 1-3-0 on the season, while Maine maintains a perfect 4-0-0 record on the year.

October 7, 2011
Maine Defeats No. 9 Women's Ice Hockey, 4-3
Despite a goal and an assist from junior forward Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.), the No. 9 ranked Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team fell to non-conference opponent Maine, 4-3, on Friday evening at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The loss drops Quinnipiac’s record to 1-2 on the season, while Maine improves to 3-0.

October 6, 2011
No.9 Women's Ice Hockey Hosts Maine In Home-Opening Weekend Series On Friday, Oct. 7 At 7 PM And Saturday, Oct. 8 At 1 PM
The USCHO.com No.9-ranked Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team hosts Maine in its home-opening weekend series this Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. Friday’s game is slated to begin at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s contest will begin at 1 p.m.

October 4, 2011
Victoria Vigilanti Named ECAC Hockey Goaltender Of The Week
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) has been named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Oct. 4. This marks Vigilanti’s 10th career selection as Goaltender of the Week.

October 1, 2011
No.9 Women's Ice Hockey Skates To 1-0 Shutout Victory Over No.8 Mercyhurst
Sophomore forward Elena Orlando’s (Chico, Calif.) goal midway through the second period was all the No.9-ranked Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team needed to defeat No.8-ranked Mercyhurst, as the Bobcats shutout the Lakers, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Mercyhurst Ice Center. Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 24 saves en route to her 15th career shutout, leading Quinnipiac (1-1) to its first victory of the season. Mercyhurst falls to 1-1 on the year.

September 30, 2011
No.9 Women's Ice Hockey Falls To No.8 Mercyhurst In Season Opener, 4-0
The No. 9 ranked Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was defeated in its season opener by non-conference opponent No. 8 Mercyhurst, 4-0, on Friday evening in Erie, Pa. The Bobcats open the 2011-12 season with a 0-1 record, while Mercyhurst improves to 1-0.

September 29, 2011
No.9 Women's Ice Hockey Opens Regular Season On The Road Against No.8 Mercyhurst, Friday At 7 PM And Saturday At 4 PM
The preseason No.9 ranked Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team opens its 2011-12 regular season schedule this Friday and Saturday when it takes on No.8 ranked Mercyhurst at the Mercyhurst Ice Center in Erie, Pa. Friday’s contest will begin at 7 p.m. while Saturday’s game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.

September 24, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Roll Past Durham Jr. Lightning In Exhibition Matchup, 7-0
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team saw six different skaters find the back of the net, as the Bobcats rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Durham Jr. Lightning squad in an exhibition contest at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center on Saturday evening. Junior Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) netted two goals and an assist, while freshman Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) contributed a goal and two assists in the victory.

September 23, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Hosts Exhibition Game Against Durham Jr. Lightning Saturday, Sept. 24 At 7 PM
The 2011-12 USCHO.com Preseason Poll No.9-ranked Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team hosts the Durham Jr. Lightning squad in an exhibition match on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.

September 15, 2011
Babstock And Vigilanti Honored With ECAC Hockey Preseason All-League Honors
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) and sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) were each honored with an ECAC Hockey Preseason All-League selection, as announced by the league on Thursday, Sept. 15. For Babstock, the 2010-11 ECAC Hockey Player and Rookie of the Year, this was her first Preseason All-League selection while Vigilanti, the 2009-10 ECAC Hockey Rookie and Goaltender of the Year, earned her second-consecutive Preseason All-League nod. Joining Babstock and Vigilanti are four Cornell skaters, including defenders Laura Fortino and Lauriane Rougeau, and forwards Rebecca Johnston and Brianne Jenner.

September 15, 2011
Women's Ice Hockey Selected To Finish Third In ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches' Poll
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was selected to finish third in the 2011-12 ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Bobcats collected 93 points and one first-place vote after posting a 22-12-3 overall record (12-9-1 ECAC Hockey) last season.