2017-18 Women's Ice Hockey News

  • Media Monday: Brolsma on Women's Hockey's Weekend at NEWHA Open
    February 26, 2018
    Ravens women's hockey capped the season in dramatic fashion on Sunday, with a double-overtime win in the third-place game at the NEWHA Open Tournament. On Monday, our Tyler Aragao sat down with senior co-captain Alex Brolsma to talk about the weekend, claiming the school scoring record, and... her post-college plans.
  • Parker Pokes Home 2OT Winner as Women’s Ice Hockey Edges Holy Cross, 4-3, in NEWHA Third-Place Game
    February 25, 2018
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (February 25, 2018) – It was always going to take a dirty goal. The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team looked to be running on fumes at times in the second half of the game, it had multiple players battling against injuries, and it had been outshot 48-16 through four periods of play. It was clear it would take a stroke of luck, and a gritty goal, for the Ravens to take down Holy Cross, as the third-place game of the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Open Tournament went to overtime and, ultimately, a second overtime on Sunday afternoon at Sullivan Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Falls to Saint Anselm, 7-1, in NEWHA Open Tournament Semifinal
    February 24, 2018
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (February 24, 2018) – A four-goal first period buried the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team early on Saturday afternoon, and the Ravens were never able to recover. Saint Anselm added two goals in the second and one more in the third on the way to a 7-1 win in the semifinal round of the NEWHA Open Tournament at Sullivan Rink. Sophomore defenseman Haley Marshall led the way for Saint Anselm with two goals and two assists on the day.
  • PREVIEW: Women’s Ice Hockey Sets Sights on Saint Anselm in NEWHA Open Tournament Semifinal
    February 23, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (February 23, 2018) – For the fourth straight season, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team will take part in the semifinal round of the NEWHA Open Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The fourth-seeded Ravens will visit the top seed and host, Saint Anselm, in the day’s second semifinal. Opening faceoff is set for 4 p.m. at Sullivan Arena in Manchester, N.H.
  • Amato Named NEWHA Co-Rookie of the Year, Women’s Ice Hockey Has Four Honored
    February 22, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (February 22, 2018) – Freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Co-Rookie of the Year, as announced late Wednesday afternoon by the NEWHA. Amato also took home All-NEWHA Second Team honors and an All-Rookie Team selection, to lead four Ravens honored in the alliance’s year-end awards.
  • Dramatic Third Period Sees Women’s Ice Hockey Slip Past Saint Michael’s, 2-1
    February 21, 2018
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 21, 2018) – First period: no scoring. Second period: no scoring. Through two periods at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena on Wednesday night, the scoring summary was not exactly full of the stuff they make movies about. Then, suddenly, the first round of the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Open Tournament got exciting.
  • PREVIEW: Women’s Ice Hockey Opens NEWHA Open Tournament Wednesday vs. Saint Michael’s
    February 20, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (February 20, 2018) – Postseason ice hockey returns to the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena on Wednesday night, as the fourth-seeded Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team plays host to fifth-seeded Saint Michael’s in the first round of the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Open Tournament. Opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Amato Named NEWHA Player and Rookie of the Week
    February 20, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (February 20, 2018) – Freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Player and Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Feb. 18, as announced on Tuesday by the NEWHA.
  • Freshmen Lead Senior Day Romp as Women’s Ice Hockey Betters Post, 10-1
    February 17, 2018
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 17, 2018) – It may have been Senior Day in the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena on Saturday afternoon, but it was the freshmen who did the heavy lifting for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team. Freshmen forwards Marissa Massaro (Brockton, Mass.) and Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) piled up seven points apiece to lead the way in 10-1 win over Post in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play.
  • Amato Natural Hat Trick Leads Women’s Ice Hockey over Post, 9-0
    February 16, 2018
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 16, 2018) – On Friday night, for the second time this season, freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) tallied a hat trick against Post. This time, it was of the natural variety, and she added an assist along the way for good measure, as her four-point night led the way for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team in a 9-0 win on home ice in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. Sophomore forward Meg Gilbride (Braintree, Mass.) added a goal and two assists, senior forward Alex Brolsma (Bloomington, Minn.) dished out three assists and freshman defenseman Kara Santoro (Wolcott, Conn.) scored twice on the night at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Blanked by Holy Cross, 6-0
    February 10, 2018
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 10, 2018) – Through two periods on Saturday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team struggled to generate anything in the way of offensive opportunities. The Ravens were able to open their game up more in the final stanza, but still could not find the net at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Meanwhile, Holy Cross scored once in the first, twice in the second and thrice in the third to roll to a 6-0 road win in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Felled at Holy Cross, 5-1
    February 09, 2018
    WORCESTER, Mass. (February 9, 2018) – A pair of goals against in each of the first two periods on Friday night left the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team in a hole it could not dig out of at the Hart Center. Senior forward Kara Violette put home two goals and added an assist to lead Holy Cross to a 5-1 victory in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Clipped by Sacred Heart, 3-2
    February 03, 2018
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 3, 2018) – For the fourth time this year, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team locked horns with Sacred Heart. For the fourth time this year, Sacred Heart emerged with a one goal victory when all was said and done. Freshman forward Lexi Edwards batted a rebound out of midair early in the third period for what would stand as the game-winner in a 3-2 Sacred Heart victory in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. Senior forward Alex Brolsma (Bloomington, Minn.) had a goal and an assist for Franklin Pierce in defeat on Saturday afternoon at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena.
  • Pair of Power-Play Goals Sink Women’s Ice Hockey in 2-1 Loss to Sacred Heart
    February 02, 2018
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 2, 2018) – In a crisply-played game on Friday night at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team surrendered just a pair of power-play goals. Unfortunately for the Ravens, they could muster only one goal of their own in a 2-1 loss to visiting Sacred Heart in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. Sophomore forward Victoria Grimmer put home the game-winner for the Pioneers on the backhand in the third period.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Massaro Named NEWHA Co-Rookie of the Week
    January 30, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (January 30, 2018) – Freshman forward Marissa Massaro (Brockton, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Co-Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Jan. 28, as announced on Tuesday by the NEWHA.
  • First-Period Power Plays Pace Women’s Hockey in 3-0 Win at Saint Michael’s
    January 27, 2018
    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (January 27, 2018) – A pair of first-period power-play goals were all the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team needed on Saturday afternoon, on the way to a 3-0 win at Saint Michael’s in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. Freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) and senior forward Alex Brolsma (Bloomington, Minn.) put home goals in the first stanza, while Amato added an empty-net goal in the third at Cairns Arena.
  • Late Ryan Goal Pushes Women’s Ice Hockey Past Saint Michael’s, 4-3
    January 26, 2018
    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (January 26, 2018) – With just 68 seconds remaining in regulation on Friday night, freshman forward Kelsey Ryan (Burlington, Mass.) deflected her second goal of the night inside the right post to break a 3-3 tie and lift the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team to a 4-3 win on the road at Saint Michael’s. Ryan’s three-point night (2-1-3) led the way, as the crimson and grey erased a 2-0, first-intermission deficit to rally for the victory in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play at Cairns Arena.
  • Second-Period Surge Vaults Women’s Ice Hockey into 2-2 (OT) Tie at Saint Anselm
    January 20, 2018
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (January 20, 2018) – A pair of power-play goals in the second period on Saturday afternoon allowed the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team to erase a 2-0 first-period deficit and knot the game at 2-2 at Saint Anselm. The third period and overtime would both go scoreless, which allowed 2-2 to stand as the final score in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance action at Sullivan Arena. Freshman forwards Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) and Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) had a goal and an assist each in the tie for Franklin Pierce.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Downed by Saint Anselm, 4-2
    January 19, 2018
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (January 19, 2018) – A late goal by freshman forward Katy Meehan broke a 2-2 tie and would stand as the game-winning goal on Friday night, as the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team dropped a 4-2 decision to Saint Anselm on home ice. Meehan had a goal and an assist on the night, while sophomore forward Amanda Conger had two goals and an assist to lead the way for the Hawks at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Amato Named NEWHA Rookie of the Week
    January 16, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (January 16, 2018) – Freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Jan. 14, as announced on Tuesday by the NEWHA.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Completes Weekend Sweep with 8-1 Win at Post
    January 13, 2018
    SHELTON, Conn. (January 13, 2018) – Freshman forward Marissa Massaro (Brockton, Mass.) notched her first career hat trick, and added a pair of assists as well, while sophomore forward Meg Gilbride (Braintree, Mass.) dished out three assists, as the duo led the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team to its second blowout win in as many days at Sports Center of Connecticut. The Ravens scored three goals each in the first and second periods and rolled to an 8-1 road win over Post to complete the weekend sweep.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Blitzes Post, 9-1
    January 12, 2018
    SHELTON, Conn. (January 12, 2018) – With rain deluging the I-91 corridor outside, it was the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team which opened the floodgates inside Sports Center of Connecticut on Friday afternoon. The Ravens poured in four goals in the first period and three more in the second period, on the way to a 9-1 road win over Post. Freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) found the net three times for her first career hat trick, and added four assists as well, to tally a season-best seven points. Franklin Pierce piled up a 59-14 advantage in shots in the game.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Brolsma Named NEWHA Player of the Week
    January 09, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (January 9, 2018) – Senior forward Alex Brolsma (Bloomington, Minn.) 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 Jan. 7, as announced on Tuesday by the NEWHA.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Opens Second Half by Doubling Up Johnson & Wales, 4-2
    January 07, 2018
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (January 7, 2018) – Three goals in the opening 21 minutes, including a pair of power-play tallies, set the tone early on Sunday afternoon at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Despite a hiccup in the middle of the third period, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team collected a 46-12 advantage in shots on goal on the way to a 4-2 win over visiting Johnson & Wales to open the season’s second half. It was the first-ever meeting between the two teams, as JWU is in just its third season as a varsity program.
  • Parker Featured in Union Leader
    December 15, 2017
    At the midpoint of her freshman campaign with the Franklin Pierce University women's ice hockey team, Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) sits as the third-leading scorer and is a member of the team's top line. On Friday, she was featured in the Union Leader, as part of Alex Hall's college hockey notebook.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Amato, Turney Claim NEWHA Weekly Awards
    December 12, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (December 12, 2017) – Freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) 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 Dec. 10, as announced on Tuesday by the NEWHA. In addition, freshman goaltender Kelly Turney (Fort Gratiot, Mich.) has been named NEWHA Rookie of the Week.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Wraps Up Semester with 4-1 Win at Salem State
    December 09, 2017
    SALEM, Mass. (December 9, 2017) – For the second straight day, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team piled up more than 45 shots, this time to the tune of a 50-14 advantage at Salem State. On Saturday afternoon, the resultant output came much more easily than it had on Friday night, as the Ravens rolled to a 4-1 win at Rockett Ice Arena. In all, 10 different Ravens notched at least one point, while freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) finished with a goal and an assist.
  • Late Third-Period Goals Lift Women’s Ice Hockey over Plymouth State, 2-0
    December 08, 2017
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (December 8, 2017) – Despite a 22-9 advantage in shots on goal, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team found itself locked in a scoreless tie with Plymouth State through two periods at home on Friday night. The Ravens then proceeded to outshoot the Panthers 26-3 in the third period as well, for a 48-12 advantage for the night. Still, the crimson and grey could not find the net through the first 55 minutes of the game. Find the net they would in the end, though, as freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) and freshman defenseman Carolyn Drowne (Bridgewater, Mass.) put home goals 98 seconds apart in the final five minutes to lift Franklin Pierce to a 2-0 win at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey’s Massaro Named NEWHA Rookie of the Week
    December 05, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (December 5, 2017) – For the third straight awards period, a member of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has earned New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Rookie of the Week honors. This time around, for the two-week period ending on Dec. 3, the honor goes to freshman forward Marissa Massaro (Brockton, Mass.), as announced on Tuesday morning by the NEWHA.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Stifles Morrisville State, 4-1
    December 02, 2017
    MORRISVILLE, N.Y. (December 2, 2017) – Putting together a team defensive effort more reminiscent of the last two seasons, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team held Morrisville State to just 15 shots on goal on Saturday afternoon. Freshman forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) scored in each of the first two periods at the Morrisville State IcePlex, and a pair of third-period insurance markers sealed a 4-1 Ravens victory and a 1-0-1 weekend for Franklin Pierce.
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