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2012-13 Season Select Alumni News Archive

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Colorado Select Congratulates "Newest Alums"!

The Colorado Select congratulates its newest set of alums and wishes them well in college beginning next fall:

Katharine Armstrong - University of Massachuesetts-Boston - ECAC East - DIII

Kaelyn Daniel - Colorado School of Mines

Kristen Embrey - University of Massachusetts-Boston - ECAC East - DIII

Drue Engleman - St. Olaf College - MIAC - DIII

Courtney Gacek - Metropolitan State College of Denver

Wylie Handleman - Undecided

Michelle Harcrow - Colorado State University - ACHA - Club DI

Taryn Harris - Manhattanville College - ECAC East - DIII

Amanda Hefner - University of North Dakota

KC McGinley - University of Massachusetts-Boston - ECAC East - DIII

Kacee Medved - St. Benedicts College - MIAC -DIII

Taylor Newlun - Undecided

Madison Smith - Minnesota State University - Mankato

Congratulations girls on a great club career and best of luck in the future!  Don't forget about the academics!


Jeanette Bateman Named to CHA 2012-2013 All Academic Team

On July 29, 2013, College Hockey America (CHA) announced that Jeanette Bateman, a Colorado Select alum and a freshman defensemen for the Penn State Nittany Lions, was named to the CHA 2012-13 All-Academic Team. Jeanette was one of 15 Penn State players named to the All-Academic Team.  To qualify for the All-Academic team a student-athlete much have a 3.0 or higher GPA in the academic periods duirng which her team was competing. Congrats Jeanette on hitting it hard on the ice and in the classroom!

Erin Wente Wins Russell O. Sunderland Memorial Trophy

Erin Wente, a senior co-captain forward for the Vermont Catamounts and a Colorado Select alum, won the Russell O. Sunderland Memorial Trophy given to the senior male and female Vermont student-athletes who, throughout their college careers, havs demonstrated a high level of athletic achievement and exemplified the qualities of character, leadership and persistence in overcoming obstacles. Last season Wente's father who encouraged and supported his daughter throughout her hockey career passed away while playing the sport they shared a passion for in Arizona. Wente, a captain each of the last two seasons, missed just one weekend of games. The team wore MW decals on their helmets to honor Wente's father Michael. This season she became the all-time Division I leading scorer at Vermont. In 123 games for the Catamounts over the last four seasons she had 27 goals and 20 assists for 47 points. Wente was named the Hockey East Gladiator Best Defensive Forward as a senior and helped guide the women's hockey team to its first ever Division I playoff appearance as the Catamounts advanced to the Hockey East Quarterfinals and set a program record for wins and points in league play.

Melanie Sherlock Named to ECAC 2012-13 All-Academic Team

Colorado Select alum and Salve Regina senior defenseman Melanie Sherlock was named to the 2012-2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference all-academic hockey team.  In order to be eligible for the honor, student=athletes must have completed at least one academic year at their current institution, while also compiling a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.  Congratulation on a great career Melanie!

Taylor Gross Earns Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Colorado Select Alum and current Penn State Junior Team Captain Taylor Gross recently earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades as student-athlete (the Penn State woman's ice hockey team plays in the College Hockey America conference). To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.  Keep up the good work Taylor!

Nicole Hensley Wins Lindenwood 2013 Athletic Awards

Colorado Select Alum and current Lindenwood University netminder Nicole Hensley was named the Best Female First-Year Competitor at Lindenwood and won the Stat of the Year Award for Lindenwood as selected by The Legacy, the student newspaper of Lindenwood University.  With respect to the Best Female First-Year Competitor award, Michael Sprague of The Legacy stated:  "Hensley's play was outstanding all year long, but when the ladies strung a lot of wins together at the end of the year, it all started with Hensley remaining rock-solid."  Hensley won the Stat of the Year Award for her 90 saves in a College Hockey America playoff game against Robert Morris University, an NCAA Division I record.  Taylor Land of The Legacy stated:  "It's extremely impressive for a team to put the puck on net 92 times in a game at any level.  Even more impressive, Hensley saved 90 of them."  Ironically, Nicole won the Best Female First-Year Competitor Award over fellow nominiee and Women's Lacrosse Team freshman standout Maddie Osello, also of Lakewood, Colorado and a classmate of Nicole's at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood.  In addition, at the Lindenwood Honors Convocation Hensley was named to the Lion Honor Roll - NCAA recognizing student athletes for academic performance as recommended by their coaches.

The awards topped off a stellar freshman campaign for Hensley, as she won the Lindenwood Female Student Athlete of the Week Award, three CHA weekly Honor Roll awards, five CHA Rookie of the Week Awards, and the CHA Rookie of the Month Award; was named to the CHA All-Rookie Team (unanimous), to the CHA All Conference Second Team, CHA Rookie of the Year and to the USCHO National All-Rookie Team; and was invited to the Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (See stories below).

Select Alum Lyndsey Fry Invited to National Team Olympic Selection Camp

Lyndsey Fry, a Colorado Select alumni and current forward at Harvard, was one of 41 players invited by USA Hockey to attend the  U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp that will take place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., June 16-23, 2013.  The camp, which will consist of daily practices, off-ice testing, and three intrasquad scrimmages, will be used to determine the U.S. Women's National Team roster that will train together and participate in various competitions in the build-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.  USA Hockey will unveil the players selected to the U.S. Women's National Team on June 24 and that group will continue to train in Lake Placid until June 27.  The final 21-player U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team roster is expected to be announced in late December 2013.  Earlier this year, Lyndsey was one of 23 Team USA players to help win the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF Woman's World Championships in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (See stories below).  Good luck Lyndsey!

Nicole Hensley Attends Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp

Lindenwood University freshman goaltender and Colorado Select 2012 alum Nicole Hensley was one of twelve women goalies in the country selected to attend the sixth annual Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp from May 9-12 in Ann Arbor, Mich. The camp features the top goaltenders eligible for international play in select age groups.

The four-day elite camp covers the physical and mental aspects of the goaltending position, helping each goaltender master the fundamentals of the position while developing a personal identity that translates into game success.

The camp is led by Mike Ayers, the goaltending coach of USA Hockey's National Team Development program and the coordinator of the organization's Warren Strelow National Goaltending Mentor Program. Also coaching at the camp are Ty Conklin, former NHL and World Championship goaltender, and former NHL and Olympic goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck.

Hensley was named the top rookie goalie in NCAA Division I after her stellar freshman season in 2012-13. She led the nation with 1083 saves. She had a 3.42 GAA and a .922 save percentage for the Lady Lions.

Molli Mott Named St. Cloud Times Star of the Season

Molli Mott, a Colorado Select Alum and current junior forward for St. Cloud State, on April 21 was named the St. Cloud Times Star of the Season for the St. Cloud Woman's ice hockey program.  Molli tied for the team lead in points this past season with 22.  Congratulations Molli and have a strong senior campaign in 2013-14!

Click the video below to see Lyndsey's two goals against Dartmouth in the ECAC playoffs and her post-game interview.

Lyndsey Fry Helps Team USA Win Gold

Colorado Select Alum Lyndsey Fry, a current Harvard University junior forward, was one of 23 players on the roster for Team USA in its winning of a gold medal at the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on April 2-9 (see stories below).  The USA Hockey Women's National Team defeated Canada 3-2 to claim gold in the championship game and  went 4-0-0-1 during the week-long tournament. Team USA outscored its opponents 17-7 during the five games.  Lyndsey played in 4 games and had 6 shots on goal.  During the 2012-13 season, Lyndsey helped the Crimson post a 24-7-3 record and carry Harvard to its first NCAA tournament berth since 2010. Fry, a native of Chandler, Ariz., was second on the team with 16 goals and 20 assists for 36 points and tied for the squad's lead with five game-winning scores.  Lyndsey is the first male or female ice hockey player born in Arizona to be selected to Team USA. The Colorado Select is very proud of Team USA and especially our own Lyndsey!  Congratulations and good luck at the 2014 Olympic Games!

Nicole Hensley Named to National All Rookie Team

Lindenwood women's hockey goalie Nicole Hensley, a Colorado Select Alumni, was named to the National USCHO All-Rookie team on Friday, March 28.  Hensley was joined on the National All-Rookie team by defensemen Erin Ambrose (Colgate) and Alexis Crossley (New Hampshire), and forwards Hanna Brandt (Minnesota), Haley Skarupa (Boston College), and Sarah Lefort (Boston).

Hensley led the nation last season with 1083 saves (see story below) and was 17th with a .922 save percentage. In conference play, she had a 7-4-3 record with a 2.39 GAA and a .939 save percentage. Hensley made headlines earlier in the month when she made 90 saves in a CHA playoff game against Robert Morris, 12 more than the NCAA Division I record for saves in a game (see story below).

Hensley was selected a second-team all-CHA performer this season. She was also named to the conference All-Rookie team and was the CHA Rookie of the Year (see story below).

Maura Allen Named to 2013 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team

Colorado Select Alum and current Bowdoin College junior defensemen Maura Allen has been named to the 2013 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team.  To be honored, a student-athlete  must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35.  Maura helped the team win the NESCAC Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.  Congratulations Maura and thanks for being an exemplar "Athlete-Student"!

Jeanette Bateman Featured in The Greeley Tribune Article

Colorado Select Alum and current Penn State defenseman Jeanette Bateman was featured in a March 14, 2013 article in The Greeley Tribune discussing options for high school graduates playiing hockey in the Greeley area.  The article described Nette as a "standout student-athlete" recently finishing her freshman season seeing action in 35 games, scoring one goal and recording four assists.  Good luck in your sophomore campaign Nette!

Nicole Hensley Named College Hockey America Rookie of the Year, Second Team All Conference and to the All Rookie Team

At the College Hockey America Tournament Banquet held on March 7, Nicole Hensley, 2011 Colorado Select alum and Lindenwood University freshman goalie,was named the CHA Rookie of the Year, was a unanimous selection to the All Rookie Team and was selected Second Team All Conference.  The Rookie of the Year Award is given to a first year player among those nominated for consideration who has shown skill, ability, and leadership beyond that expected of a player in her rookie year.  Nicole is eligible for the National Rookie of the Year as selected by conference commissioners.

She is first in the nation among goaltenders with 1083 saves, a Lindenwood record, and finished conference play with 557 saves, first all-time in CHA history, along with a 2.39 GAA.  Nicole finished second in the CHA with a .939 save percentage in league games, just .001 percent behind the league leader.  She finished the season with a overall 3.42 GAA and a .922 save percentage.  Hensley's final game of the season was one of the most memorable in the history of NCAA Division I hockey. She stopped 90 shots in the triple-overtime conference tournament game against Robert Morris University, 12 more saves than the NCAA Division I record. She allowed just two goals in that game and had a save percentage of .978 (see story below). Nicole was a five-time CHA Rookie of the Week selection, was named the CHA February Rookie of the Month and was named to the CHA Honor Roll four times (see stories below).  Congratulations on an outstanding freshman season Nicole!


Erin Wente Named Hockey East Gladiator Best Defensive Forward

Erin Wente, Colorado Select alum and current Vermont senior co-captain, was named  the Hockey East Gladiator Best Defensive Forward for the 2012-13 season.  Jim Plumer, head coach of the Vermont Catamounts stated:  "I'm thrilled that Erin has been recognized by the other Hockey East coaches for her gritty, two-way play.  Erin was really the soul of our team this year and her drive and competitive mindset is what I believe made her the perfect candidate for this award,” continued Plumer. “She's a phenomenal role model who brought her best to the rink every day and it was an honor to have coached her. We will be talking about Erin Wente's contributions to Vermont women's hockey for many years to come.”

Wente played in 123 games for the Catamounts over the last four seasons. She became Vermont's all-time Division I leading goal scorer this season with a goal against Colgate on January 6. She had 27 goals and 20 assists for 47 points in her career.  Wente and the Catamounts set several program records over the course of this season. Vermont scored a team record 71 goals en route to earning the program's first ever Division I playoff berth.  Congratulations Erin on a great hockey career!

Jordan Slavin and Ashley Furia Earn WCHA Academic Honors

Select Alums Jodan Slavin, a senior defenseman, and Ashley Furia, a senior forward/defensemen, for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux, have earned 2012-13 All-WCHA Academic Team Honors.  To qualify for the All-WCHA Academic Team, student-athletes must have completed one year of eligibility at their present institution prior to the current academic year and have a GPA of at least 3.0 for the previous two semesters or three quarters.

In addition, Jordan was the receipient of the WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award for 2012-13.  This was the third time she has won the award.  To earn recognition as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete, student-athletes must have completed at least one year of residency at their present institution prior to the current academic year and must also have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if her overall GPA is at least 3.50 for all terms at her present institution.

Jordan and Ashley were able to play their final shift together as seniors at North Dakota on home ice as time ran out in a victory over Minnesota State on March 2 and then returned to the ice to give the fans one more victory lap and another salute at center ice.  Slavin, Furia and their Fighting Sioux teammates are currently preparing to face the Minnesota Gophers in the NCAA woman's ice hockey quarterfinals.  Congratulations Jordan and Ashley on the honor and good luck in the NCAA tournament!

Nicole Hensley Earns 5th College Hockey America Rookie of the Week Award

Colorado Select Alum and Lindenwood University freshman goaltender Nicole Hensley earned the College Hockey America Rookie of the Week Award on March 4.  This was the 5th time Hensley has won the award this season (3 of which were consecutive), along with one CHA Rookie of the Month Award for the month of February 2013 and 4 CHA Honor Roll Awards.  For the week, Nicole had a .960 save percentage and a 1.83 GAA in three games. She went 1-1-0 in the series with Syracuse, including making 42 of 43 saves in Lindenwood’s 2-1 win, the first win for Lindenwood over the Orange. In game one of the CHA Tournament against Robert Morris, she made 90 saves, 12 more than the NCAA Division I record for a game. The 90 saves set a CHA Tournament single-game and single-tournament record, and was a new Lindenwood single-game record. She had a .978 save percentage in that contest. For the week, Hensley made 168 saves and finished the season with 1083.  For the season, Hensley finished with a .922 save percentage and she recorded 1083 saves on the year, which is a new Lindenwood single-season record.

Hensley Sets NCAA D-I Record with 90 Saves

Lindenwood Lions women's ice hockey goalie and Colorado Select alum Nicole Hensley became the first NCAA Division I goalie to record over 80 saves in a game. The true freshman finished with 90 saves, but Lindenwood fell in triple overtime to Robert Morris (Pa.) by a 2-1 score. The game was the first in a best-of-three series in the first round of the College Hockey America Tournament.  Hensley bettered the NCAA Division I record of 78 saves which is held by Desi Clark of Mercyhurst. However, Hensley's record won't officially become the new NCAA mark since Lindenwood is in its provisional year of moving to the NCAA level. Hensley's 90 saves are a new Lindenwood record and also set CHA Tournament records for most saves in a game and most saves in a tournament.  Hensley kept the Lady Lions in the game despite being outshot 92-42. She made 51 saves in regulation and had another 39 saves in over 48 minutes of overtime play. The game was also the longest contest played in the history of the CHA Tournament.

Hannah Smith Recives Second Consecutive NCHA All-Academic Team Award

Hannah Smith, a Colorado Select alum and sophomore forward for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was selected to the 2013 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) All-Academic Team for her performance in the classroom this season.  This was the second consecutive year that Hannah has received the award.  The honor is given annually to hockey student-athletes who earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average.  Hannah is currently majoring in dietetics.  In addition, Hannah delivered the game-winning goal for UW-Stevens Point in their last regular season game against Adrian college in an overtime mini-game to send the team into the NCHA semifinals.  Congratulation Hannah on a great first two years of college!

Hensley Receives College Hockey America Rookie of the Month Award for February

Lindenwood University women's hockey goalie Nicole Hensley, freshman and Select Alum, was named the CHA Rookie of the Month for February. She is the first Lindenwood player to win one of the CHA monthly awards.  Hensley was the top reason why Lindenwood had its best month of its NCAA history in February. She went 5-1-2 in goal, allowed just over two goals a game, and had a save percentage of .946. Hensley, who won three consecutive CHA Freshman of the Week awards during February, saved at least 90 percent of the shots she faced in every game but one, and had over a .960 save percentage in half of the games.  One of her top performances was saving 42 of 43 shots in a 2-1 overtime victory over Syracuse. She saved a month-high 49 shots in a 4-2 win over Robert Morris. Hensley had three games of allowing just one goal, and two others with allowing a pair of goals. Hensley allowed just six power-play goals during the month and helped hold the opposing team scoreless on the power play four times, and only allowed more than one power-play goal in a game once.


Fry Named Second Team All Ivy League and Third Team ECAC All League

Colorado Select Alum Lyndsey Fry, a junior forward for the Harvard Crimson and a staple their first line, was selected to the second team All Ivy League and Third Team ECAC All League for the 2012-13 season.  Congratulations on a nice season Lyndsey!

Select Alums Taggart, O'Neil and Sunness Lead Stevenson in Inaugural Season

Colorado Select Alums and current Stevenson Mustang freshman forwards McKenzie Taggart and Molly O'Neil concluded the Mustangs' inaugural season as the leading scorers for the team, both netting 6 goals with Taggart notching 7 assists while O'Neil picked up 6 assists.  In the final game of the inaugural season against Buffalo State, McKenzie scored the first shorthanded goal in Stevenson progam history.  Freshman Emma Sunness, another Colorado Select alum, also logged plenty of ice time for the Mustangs on the defensive end.  With the strong Colorado Select influence on the Stevenson program, next year should be even more successful for the Mustangs!

Nicole Hensley Three-Peats as College Hockey America Rookie of the Week

Nicole Hensley, freshman goaltender for the Lindenwood Lions and a Colorado Select alum, made it three in a row as she earned the CHA Rookie of the Week award for the third straight week for the week of February 18. Hensley has now won the award four times this season and has been named to the CHA Honor Roll three times this season (see stories below).  Hensley led Lindenwood to its first ever CHA series sweep on Feb. 15-16 with 3-2 and 4-2 victories over Robert Morris. She made 88 saves on the week, had a 1.99 GAA, and a .957 save percentage. In the first game of the series, she stopped 39 shots. Sixteen of those saves came in the first period as she kept the game close despite Lindenwood being outshot by a 17-5 margin. She also stopped 11 shots in that game while Robert Morris was on the power play and held the Colonials to 0-for-five with a man advantage. In Saturday's victory, Hensley made 49 saves, stopped all 26 shots that she faced in the third period and allowed no power play goals in the game on 7 shots.  Nicole now leads the CHA in league games with a .939 save percentage. She is 4-0-2 during Lindenwood's current six-game unbeaten streak.

Click below, from left to right, to see CHA Highlight video, Nicole's post-game interview video after Coach O'Mara on Friday night and Coach O'Mara's post-game interview video comments about Nicole on Saturday night.

Taylor Gross and Jeanette Bateman Featured in Big Ten Network Report and Penn State Hockey Videos

Penn State junior forward Taylor Gross, the first NCAA captain of the Nittany Lions and a Colorado Select alum (see story below), was interviewed by the Big Ten Network in their video report on Penn State's first NCAA D-1 ice hockey season.  Colorado Select alum Jeanette Bateman, a freshman defenseman for the Nittany Lions (see story below), can also be seen in the video.  Taylor is also featured in a Penn State video displaying the new uniforms and discussing the inaugural season for the Nittany Lions and also in the Penn State Media Day video, while Jeanette is featured in a "Meet Nette" introductory video for Penn State.

Jeanette Bateman

Sarah Nelson Named ECAC West Rookie of the Week

Potsdam Bears freshman forward Sarah Nelson, a 2012 Colorado Select Alum, was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference West Rookie of the Week for her play during the week ending February 17.  In a two game series with Buffalo State that the Bears needed to sweep to qualify for the ECAC West playoffs, Sarah had an assist on the game winning goal in a 4-3 win on Saturday and scored the lone goal in the Bears 1-0 win in Sunday's battle.  The game winner in the 1-0 victory on the Bears Senior Day came as Sarah jammed home her own rebound.  The victory pushed Potsdam over Cortland and Neumann for the last playoff spot in the ECAC West Tournament where the Bears will play Utica in the first round.  The Bears have now reached the playoffs in three of their first five seasons and for the second consecutive season.  Keep it up into the playoffs Sarah!

Hensley Earns Back-to-Back College Hockey America Rookie of the Week Awards

Nicole Hensley, a Select alum and freshman goaltender for Lindenwood University, earned the College Hockey America Conference Rookie of the Week Award for the second consecutive week and the third time this season (see story below). Nicole won the award for the week of February 11, 2012 for her play the prior weekend at Penn State, helping Lindenwood have a season-high four game unbeaten streak .  Against Penn State, Nicole went 1-0-1 with a 1.93 GAA and .938 save percentage, making 60 saves on 64 shots in the 2-game series.  Over her last four games against RIT and Penn State, she has a 1.93 GAA and a .942 save percentage.  Nicole currently leads the College Hockey America Conference with 827 saves on the season and is second in minutes played for goalies at 1247.

Nicole Hensley Earns Second CHA Rookie of the Week Award

Lindenwood Lion's freshman goaltender, Nicole Hensley, a Select alum, earned the College Hockey America Conference Rookie of the Week Award for the week of February 4, 2012 for the second time this season (see one of the stories below).  She has also been named to the College Hockey America Conference Honor Roll three times this season (see one of the stories below).  Nicole won the award for her play the prior weekend against RIT during Lindenwood's Paint the Rink Pink Weekend to raise money to fight breast cancer.  Against RIT Nicole went 1-0-1 with a 1.92 GAA and .946 save percentage, with no even strength goals scored against her while making 70 saves in the 2-game series.

Below, from left to right, CHA highlight video, Nicole's post-game interview video after Coach O'Mara for the first game, and post-game interview video of Coach O'Mara and Nicole's teammates discussing her after the second game.

Nicole Hensley Named to CHA Honor Roll

Select Alum and Lindenwood Lions freshman goaltender Nicole Hensley was named to the College Hockey America Honor Roll for the third time this season (see story below) for the week of January 14, 2012 for her play the prior weekend against Robert Morris University.  She picked up a 5-2 win on Friday night with a .942 save percentage.  Nicole had a .924 save percentage for the weekend, saving 73 of 79 shots before leaving the game Saturday with a concussion with 7 minutes minutes to play.  Recuperate fast Nicole!

Jordan Caldwell Named Captain at Plattsburgh State

Plattsburgh State Cardinals forward Jordan Caldwell, a Select Alum, has been named a captain of the Cardinals for the 2012-13 ice hockey season.  The Cardinals are currently undefeated and ranked #1 in the nation in D-III.  Although this is Jordan's senior season, she recenlty tore her ACL.  As a result, she is redshirting this year and will play a redshirt senior season for the Cardinals next year.  Good luck Jordan!

Aimee Dennett Named Captain of Williams Ephs

Colorado Select Alum Aimee Dennett has been named a captain of the Williams College Ephs for her senior season.  Head coach Meghan Gillis stated that Dennett is a strong leader and has a "tireless work ethic".  Congrats Aimee!

Erin Wente Sets Vermont Career Scoring Record

Alum Erin Wente, senior forward for the Vermont Catamounts, scored the 26th goal of her career against the Colgate Raiders, setting the career D-I scoring record for Vermont.  Erin is also the Catamounts' Team Captain this year. Congratulations Erin for a setting a great career mark!

Avery Kauffman Leads New England College Past St. Michael's College

Avery Kauffman, a Colorado Select alum and sophomore for New England College, netted two goals and dished out an assist in a three-point game to lead the New England College Pilgrims past the visiting St. Michael's College Purple Knights in a 5-1 victory on January 26.  Good luck the rest of the seaon Avery!

Select Alumni, Maddy Charbonneau name EC Player of the Week!

Elmira, NYKevin Willer ’12 (Toronto, ONT -- North York Rangers) and Maddy Charbonneau ’14 (Greeley, CO -- Colorado Select) have been named EC Athletes of the Week for the week ending January 9th.

Charbonneau proved to be a catalyst for the Elmira College Women’s Ice Hockey team as she tallied a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win Friday evening at Manhattanville College. The defensemen fed Arden Cowley for her first career goal at the 13:44 mark of the first period, giving Elmira a 2-0 lead. Charbonneau tacked on an insurance goal early in the third period to help stave off any chance at a Valiant comeback bid.


O'Neil Shines in Codfish Bowl

Molly O'Neil, Select Alum and Stevenson College Mustangs forward, netted her second game-winning goal and team leading fifth goal of the season to lead Stevenson to a 3-1 win over Plymouth State in the consolation game of the 6th Annual Codfish Bowl tournament hosted by UMass-Boston.  Molly is tied with Colorado Select Alum McKenzie Taggart, also of Stevenson College, for 15th in the nation in points per game for rookies, each with 10 points in 12 games.

Jeanette Bateman Accomplishes a First for Penn State

Colorado Select Alum and Penn State freshman defenseman Jeanette Bateman  became the first player in Penn State D-I ice hockey history to record 3 assists in a game during Penn State's 10-0 win over Chatham University.

5th Annual Alumni Game and Winter Hockey Festival A Huge Success

The Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association held its 5th Annual Alumni Game and Winter Hockey Festival at the Edge Ice Arena on Saturday, December 22, 2012.  One of the main attractions of the event was the unveiling of the new CSGHA trophy case outside the CSGHA office.  Although it took some time in coming together, the final result is fantastic to showcase the association trophies and awards, including the medals won at Nationals.  The festivities started out with a silent auction of great sports and other items, along with event booths, which included the hardest shot competition.  The highlight of the day was a standing room only crowd for the battle between the current U19AAA team and the CSGHA Alumni back in town for the big game.  The game was followed by an autograph session by the alums. 

After introductions of all the players by CSGHA director Marnie Hill and the playing of the Canadian and U.S. National Anthems, the hockey battle was on.  The crowd enjoyed having Colorado Avalanche play-by-play announcer Mike Haynes call the action.  The game was initially close, but later broke open by the alumni lead by Molli Mott of St. Cloud State who notched 4 goals in the contest.  The alums skated home with an 8-2 win, bringing the alumni record to 2-3 in the annual battle enjoyed by all.  The alumni returning this year to play or watch the game included:

Lauren Davis - Yale University

Taylor Gross - Penn State University

Chloe Williams - Lindenwood University

Kendall Curtis - Ohio State University

Maddy Charbonneau - University of Denver

Kerry Mayhew - University of Wisconsin - Superior

Shara Jasper - University of Minnesota - Duluth

Molli Mott - St. Cloud State University

Jeanette Bateman - Penn State University

Maura Allen - Bowdoin College

Avery Kauffmann - New England College

Mel LaTerra - Fordham University

Brooke Valbert - Colorado State University

Alex Kuhn - Colorado State University

Melanie Sherlock - Salve Regina University

Alex Bresler - Elmira College

Channing Ahbe - University of Miami - Ohio

Paige Mount - Concordia College

Shannon Ellis - Salve Regina University

May Wilkerson - Colorado State University

Breanna Snyder - Colorado State University

Hannah Harvey - Trinity College

Sierra Dell - St. Mary's University

Nicole Hensley - Lindenwood University

Amanda Vandenberg - Colorado State University

Alexandra Karlis - University of Massachuesetts - Boston

Sarah Nelson - Potsdam State University

Leah Nelson - Rockhurst University

Meghan Nelson - Franklin Pierce Unviversity

Britney Ryan - Trinity College

Ava Plamondon - University of Wisconsin - Stephens Point

Ashley Furia - University of North Dakota

Emma Sunness - Stevenson University

Molly O'Neil - Stevenson University


Check out additional photos of the game (265 total!) by Chris Goione at  Thanks Chris!

Select Alum Goes International With Professional Contract

Katy Walker, a CSGHA Alum and former Elmira College Soaring Eagle defenseman, has become the first Elmira College woman's ice hockey player to sign a professional contract.  Katy is currenty living in Minsk, Belarus and playing for the Pantera Hockey Club.  The team plays in the EWHL, comprised mostly of teams from western Europe - Italy, Switerland, Germany, Austria and Hungry.  Katie reports that everyone speaks Russian, but a few know English to help her translate and she lives with a Canadian she can talk to!  Congrats Katie for taking the Colorado Select both professional and international!

Hensley Named CHA Rookie of the Week

Select Alum Nicole Hensley, freshman goalie for the Lindenwood Lions, was named the College Hockey America Rookie of the Week for the week of December 17, 2012 for a weekend series with RIT, becoming the first Lady Lion to earn the Rookie of the Week Award and just the second Lady Lion ever to win a CHA Award. She also earned the first star of the game on RIT home ice. Select Alum Chloe Williams also played defense for Lindenwood against RIT.  Read more at: and at  Click below to see the CHA highlight video.
Nicole was also named to the College Hockey America Honor Roll on October 1, 2012 for her first two collegiate starts against Ohio State on September 28-29, 2012 (read more at, and on November 19, 2012 for her series against Penn State on November 16-17, 2012 in which she notched her first collegiate win (5 -1)  (read more at  Williams and Hensley played against Select Alumni Kendall Curtis (forward) in the Ohio State series and Janette Bateman (defense) and Taylor Gross (forward) in the Penn State series.  Hensley was also nominated for the College Hockey America Rookie of the Month for December 2012.

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McKenzie Taggart Fuels First Ever Win for Stevenson Mustangs

McKenzie Taggart, a forward on the first Stevenson Mustangs woman's ice hockey team and a Colorado Select Alum, propelled the Mustangs to their first ever victory in school history in the second ever game in school history. Taggart had two assists to help lift Stevenson past Buffalo State. Colorado Select Alumni Molly O'Neil (forward) and Emma Sunness (defense) also played for the Mustangs. Read the full story at

Select Alum Britany Ryan Named Captain of Trinity Bantams

Senior Britany Ryan, a Colorado Select Alum playing defense for the Trinity Bantams, has been named a captain for the 2012-13 season. Read the full story at

She has the durable distinction of having played in every game of her collegiate career and has twice been named to the NESCAC All Academic Team.  Read more at Congratulations Britany!

Sarah Nelson Scores in 1st Collegiate Game

Colorado Select Alum Sarah Nelson scored a goal in her first college game skating as a forward for the SUNY-Potsdam Bears in the season opener against Salve Regina University. Way to go Sarah - keep it up! Read the full story at

Mott Featured in University Chronicle Article

Colorado Select Alum Molli Mott, currently a forward for the St. Cloud State Huskies, was featured by the University Chronicle in an article titled "Humble Molli Mott Has High Hopes for Season" in which she is described by a teammate as a creative and crafty player that has a way of finding the back of the net. Read the full story at

Wente Named Catamounts Team Captain

Erin Wente, Colorado Select Alum and Senior Forward for the Vermont Catamounts, was named team captain for the 2012 - 13 season after serving as an assistant team captain during the 2011-12 season. Congratulations Erin! Read the full story at

Fry Leads Team USA to Gold at Four Nations Cup in Finland

Lyndsey Fry, Colorado Select Alum and current Harvard Crimson hockey player, helped the USA Women's National Hockey Team capture gold at the recent Four Nations Cup tournament held in Vantaa, Finland. Fry scored her first international goal, one that would prove to be the game-winner, in a 15-1 rout of Finland in round robin play. She also added two assists in the game to total three points. Team USA shutout Canada in a 3-0 win for the gold medal. Read the full story at:

In addition, Fry was featured in an article by USA Hockey after making the Four Nations Cup roster. Read the article at:


Select Alum, Nicole Hensley, Named Athlete of the Week!

Select Alumni, Nicole Hensley (Lindenwood University) was named Athlete of the Week at Lindenwood University.  Nicole stopped over 92 percent of the shots that she faced last weekend against Minnesota State, a squad receiving votes in a NCAA Division I national poll. She kept Lindenwood in both games by stopping 40 shots on Friday and 42 on Saturday. Three of the seven goals she allowed over the weekend came on power plays

Select Alum, Fry, chosen to play for the US Women's National U22 Team!

Former Select Alumni, Lindsey Fry (Harvard University) was selected to the US Women's National U22 Team.  Congratulations to Lindsey!

CSGHA Alumni, Taylor Gross, Named Penn State Captain!

Former Select Player, Taylor Gross will be Penn State's 1st ever NCAA Women's Captain!  Gross will lead Penn State in their first NCAA Division I Season!  Click here to read more!