24 - Nicole Connery
Nicole Connery
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario
High School: Mississauga Jr. Chiefs/Canada U-18 National Team
Position: FORWARD
Last Team: Mississauga Jr. Chiefs, Canada U-18 National Team

As a Freshman in 2012-13: Dressed and appeared in all 36 games for the Bobcats…Her 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) represented the seventh-most for a Quinnipiac freshman in program history…Finished the year with the fifth-most goals on the team and sixth-most points…Showcased her immense all-around talent as she saw a considerable amount of time on the ice for the Bobcats’ power play and penalty-killing units…The Bobcats finished 14-1 for the season when she registered at least one point with the one loss coming in a 4-3 defeat at the hands of then-No. 4 ranked Cornell…Finished with a 0.68 points-per-game average in 22 ECAC Hockey contests which was good enough for fourth-best among all conference freshmen…Also finished with the second-most goals (eight) among ECAC Hockey freshman…Blocked the most shots (23) among all Quinnipiac’s forwards throughout 2012-13…Tallied five multi-point games and two multi-goal games throughout the 2012-13 season…Landed her first career goal on 10/13 in a victory over Maine…Had one of her best games of the season on 10/27 against Dartmouth as she finished with two points (one goal, one assist) for her first career multi-point game and also chipped in a season-high +3 plus/minus rating…Recorded an assist on the game-winning goal on 11/2 against Colgate…Followed with her second multi-point game as she chipped in one goal and one assist in a hard-fought battle on the road against perennial power Cornell on 11/3…Netted her first career multi-goal game on 11/17 in a 6-4 offensive surge against St. Lawrence…Tallied an assist on the game-winner against Union on 12/1…Scored a goal on 12/7 against Princeton and followed with an assist in a 12/8 matchup against the Tigers…Started a streak of five points in three games with an assist on the game-winner on 1/18 against Robert Morris…Followed up with back-to-back multi-point games starting on 1/19 against Robert Morris as she scored a power-play game-winner and also added an assist…Finished with her second multi-goal game of the year on 2/1 against Brown with one of her two goals also resulting in the game-winning tally…Assisted on the lone Bobcat goal, also a power play tally, in a 2/15 contest against St. Lawrence…Tallied one assist against Yale on 2/22 and finished the regular season with one goal against Brown on 2/23…Totaled 10 shots-on-goal throughout the three games in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series against St. Lawrence between 3/1 – 3/3.

Before Quinnipiac: Attended Huron Heights Secondary School in Newmarket, Ontario…Four-sport athlete with Huron Heights…Received varsity letters in ice hockey, volleyball, soccer, and badminton…Played on the championship soccer team during her junior year…Named team’s Most Valuable Player in Soccer and Hockey during senior season…Also named to the Badminton Honor Roll, received the Communications Award Athlete of the Year, and honored with the Health Sciences highest achievement award…Played for Canada Women’s Under-18 Team, Ontario Women’s Under-18 Team, and the Mississauga Junior Chiefs…Numerous international accolades include a gold medal at 2012 Under-18 Women’s World Championship in Czech Republic with Team Canada…Defeated the United States 3-0 in gold medal game and contributed two goals and four assists over the five-game tournament…Won gold medal playing for 2011 Women’s Under-18 Canadian National Championship in Saguenay, Quebec for Team Ontario-Red…Netted one goal and two assists in five games for Ontario-Red including assisting on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Alberta in preliminary play…Also won a silver medal in Canada Winter Games at Halifax, Nova Scotia for Team Ontario Under-18 squad.

Personal: Native of Newmarket, Ontario…Daughter of Bill and Julie…Youngest of four siblings including three brothers and one sister…Plans to major in film, video, and interactive media.

2012-13 Season & Career Highs
Goals:
2, twice
Assists:
1, nine times
Points:
2, five times