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#9 Utica Pioneers Women’s Hockey hits the road for two-game set

The Pioneers will face the Lebanon Valley Flying Dutchmen on Friday night and Saturday afternoon at Lebanon Valley.

The ninth-ranked Utica Pioneers Women’s Hockey Team 2-0-0 overall, 0-0-0 UCHC) will play their first road and UCHC games of the season when they visit the historic Hersheypark Arena this weekend. They will face the Lebanon Valley Flying Dutchmen (1-1-0 overall, 0-0-0 UCHC) on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Utica is coming off a monumental weekend that saw them win the inaugural Utica University Kickoff Tournament. They defeated the Suffolk Rams and the then number six Adrian Bulldogs to win the trophy. They are now tied for ninth with Adrian in the latest USCHO poll.

Read about the tournament win here: Utica Pioneers Women take the Kickoff Tournament championship.

The Flying Dutchmen are in the midst of a four-game homestand to open their 2023-24 season. They lost their opener last Friday to Morrisville 5-0 and then defeated Albertus Magnus 5-2 the next day. Like Utica, these weekend games will be Lebanon Valley’s first UCHC contests of the season.

Last season, the Pioneers and Flying Dutchmen met twice during the regular season. Those games were played at the Nexus Center and both were won by Utica 4-2 and 7-1. The teams met again at the Nexus Center in the UCHC Tournament Quarterfinals which Utica won 4-0.

Each team has two games under their belts for the 2023-24. Let’s take a look at the statistical leaders for the Utica Pioneers and Lebanon Valley Flying Dutchmen.

Utica Pioneers

Team

  • Goals: 8.
  • Shots: 50.
  • Power Play: 45.5% (5 for 11).
  • Penalty Kill: 100% (10 for 10).

Individual Leaders

  • Goals: Carly Stefanini with 3.
  • Assists: Tess Barrett and Erica Sloan with 4 each.
  • Points: Tess Barrett and Erica Sloan with 4 each.
  • Shots: Hailey Modlin and Carolyn Whitney with 6 each.
  • Power Play Goals: Carly Stefanini with 3.
  • Goaltending: Angela Hawthorne has a record of 2-0-0 with a GAA of 1.44, 67 saves, and a 0.957 save percentage.
Angela Hawthorne makes one of her forty-four saves against Adrian on Saturday afternoon. Photo credit: Scott Kinville.

Lebanon Valley Flying Dutchmen

Team

  • Goals: 5.
  • Shots: 61.
  • Power Play: 0% (0 for 7).
  • Penalty Kill: 75% (6 for 8).

Individual Leaders

  • Goals: Katie Pounder with 2.
  • Assists: Jess Dawe and Grace Mayer with 2 each.
  • Points: 4 are tied with 2 each.
  • Shots: Katie Pounder with 12.
  • Power Play Goals: N/A.
  • Goaltending: Jorja Fisher has a record of 1-0-0, with a GAA of 2.00, 30 saves, and a 0.938 save percentage. Mia Frisoni has a record of 0-1-0, with a GAA of 5.00, 44 saves, and a save percentage of 0.898.

For more information about Utica Pioneers hockey, visit https://uticapioneers.com.

In this episode, Scott and Jordan look back at the weekend that was for the Utica Pioneers, Colgate Raiders, and Morrisville Mustangs. They will also look ahead to the weekend schedule for each and what to watch for. In segment two, the boys look at the Syracuse Crunch and Utica Comets and the slate of games ahead for both teams!
Utica Pioneers Men’s Hockey: 2:1810:08 Utica Pioneers Women’s Hockey: 10:0815:17 Colgate Women’s Women’s Hockey: 15:2019:51 Colgate Raiders Men’s Hockey: 19:5322:05 Morrisville Mustangs Men’s + Women’s Hockey: 22:0626:37 Utica Comets: 28:4433:59 Is Rochester for real/Syracuse Crunch: 34:0042:58.







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