NCAA Fantasy Hockey Week 19: Final standings, weekly awards, and trade round-up

Our first 600 point-getter

Hello all!

And with the final game of the week, a 2-1 hangover victory for BC over Maine, out of the way, we have the final standings and weekly awards.

Standings, 2019-02-15

#ChangeTeamManagerPoints2nd half points2nd half rankings
1⬌ 01.21 GigaWattsGrant Salzano (@salzano14)600.2273.151
2⬌ 0MooseGregg Cockrill598.7269.22
3⬌ 0The House of Seven Gabelsanonymous580.75227.37
4⬌ 0I'm Going To Be Perfectly FrankelNate Vaughan567.3238.73
5⬆︎ 1Team Bewarefulanonymous555.1233.555
6⬇︎ -1Birch TwigsBirch Davis549.45228.76
7⬌ 0Moves Like Giguère@jay32600531.45202.8510
8⬌ 0Tower of GabelWilliam Whyte (@wwhyte)529.652374
9⬌ 0And Don't Call Me Shirley@bridgetfparker521.2222.858
10⬌ 0Going RoqueSydney Kuntz, @sydneykz12498.3187.6514
11⬆︎ 2Norwalk NarwhalsDavid F. Pendrys Esq.494.1203.79
12⬇︎ -1Team Watts Up!Michelle "reluctant BC fan" Jay490.95189.413
13⬇︎ -1Mokas GalsE. Peña490.85180.7517
14⬆︎ 1Frankel My Dear, I Don't Give A Damn@strongforechecks480.45190.2512
15⬇︎ -1Rooney TunesMike Murphy479.4181.2516
16⬌ 0Peaky GrindersBrian Convery478.9195.3511
17⬌ 0The Mueller InvestigationJohn Deutzmann461.9180.4518
18⬌ 0Rink RodentsAndrew Kalman455.65172.323
19⬆︎ 1DoghouseAndrew Hiza447.0518615
20⬇︎ -1Legends of the Hidden WempleChris Dilks446.15174.721
21⬌ 0Shirley You Can't Be SeriousBob Wiedenhoeft (Bucky's 5th Quarter), @rwiedenhoeft439.65173.622
22⬌ 0Rooney's Mad DogsBob Spencer435175.1520
23⬆︎ 1Goin For Three-peatBrian Devins-Suresh425.8177.219
24⬇︎ -1MUELLER TIMEMike Lopez424.1152.5526
25⬌ 0Wingsanonymous396.55161.9524
26⬌ 0Proof through the KnightsLexa Bauer393.15153.8525
27⬆︎ 1The Daryl Watts'up With Yous@NathanielAOlivr381.8133.2527
28⬇︎ -1Holmes Sweet HolmesValerie Fox380.25132.228
29⬌ 0Jaycee SuperstarKyle Rossi (@puckandrally)374.2118.3529
30⬌ 0LaBahn Sieves@clamckbes252.65101.930

Grant Salzano’s 1.21 GigaWatts is the first team to crack 600 points, with Moose close behind. The starting budget for each team was $600 and the initial cost of each player was equal to her points last year, so 600 points is the final score you would have expected to get if you’d just spent all those $600 more or less at random. Congratulations to Grant (and congratulations in anticipation to Gregg Cockrill) for being the first to reach this milestone. Whatever your final ranking, if you can get a final score over 600 it means you showed up this year.

Finally, weekly awards

Individual awards

Megan Keller (BC, $64.4, 57.3 SP, 9.3 WP, 11 picks) shatters the record for most points in a week, and Allie Munroe (Syracuse, $32.6, 28.8 SP, 8.5 WP, 1 pick) records our fourth best weekly score ever (and in two games as opposed to Keller’s three).

Maggie Connors appears below in Most Points, Best Freshman and Best Forward, but I should note that fellow-Princeton fellow-freshman Sarah Fillier also scored 7.0 points and is omitted from those awards because of an algorithm. By the way, if you want to see some impressive training, have a look at Maggie Connors’ over-the-stick saucer pass drill in this short video.

Most points: Megan Keller (BC, 9.3 points this week (WP), 57.3 points this season (SP)), from Allie Munroe (8.5 WP) and Maggie Connors (7.0 WP)

Most overlooked (highest scoring player that no-one picked): Josefine Hansen (RPI, 5.3 WP, 18 SP)

Biggest boost (highest scoring player that only one manager picked): Allie Munroe (Syracuse, 8.5 WP, 28.8 SP)

Biggest contribution (highest value of points this week * number of teams they’re on): Megan Keller (BC, 9.3 points * 11 picks = 102.3 total contribution)

Best Freshman: Maggie Connors (Princeton, 7. WP, 33.2 SP)

Best Sophomore: Emily Curlett (Robert Morris, 5 WP, 32.8 SP)

Best Junior: Claire Thompson (Princeton, 4.7 WP, 33.7 SP)

Best Senior: Megan Keller (BC, 9.3 WP, 57.3 SP)

Best D: Megan Keller (BC, 9.3 WP, 57.3 SP)

Best F: Maggie Connors (Princeton, 7.0 WP, 33.2 SP)

Best Goalie: Tera Hofmann (Yale, 4.6 WP, 29.75 SP)

Team of the week

The team of the week places three players in the All-Season Team of the Week, a record. Despite that, the total score is just short of our all-time record of 81.75 set back on October 30th.

Tera Hofmann (Yale, $33.6, 29.75 SP, 4.6 WP, 0 picks), Yale’s starting goalie, makes her third appearance in Team of the Week this year, which is very impressive for a generally overlooked team. Only four goalies have appeared more often — Lovisa Selander, Andrea Brändli, Terra Lanteigne, and Abigail Levy with four appearances each.

All this and at a relatively low total cost of $525.90, showing that even at this late stage of the season some players can still have breakout weeks.

Roster: Megan Keller (BC, D, 9.3), Allie Munroe (Syracuse, D, 8.5), Maggie Connors (Princeton, F, 7.), Sarah Fillier (Princeton, F, 7), Cayla Barnes (BC, D, 5.4), Josefine Hansen (RPI, D, 5.3), Emily Curlett (Robert Morris, D, 5), Claire Thompson (Princeton, D, 4.7), Tera Hofmann (Yale, G, 4.6), Gabby Billing (Dartmouth, F, 4.3), Brooke Avery (Syracuse, F, 4.3), T.T. Cianfarano (Clarkson, F, 4.2), Kristin Della Rovere (Harvard, F, 4.2), Lovisa Selander (RPI, G, 4.05), Lindsay Reed (Harvard, G, 3.55)

Score: 81.4

Cost: 525.90

Although she didn’t make Team of the Week, stick tap to Alina Mueller for this:

Trade summary

In a week with only six trades, three of them involved dropping a Wisconsin player — two drops for Abby Roque (Wisconsin, $37.1, 29.6 SP, 0 WP, 3 picks), one for Annie Pankowski (Wisconsin, $42.4, 34 SP, 0 WP, 7 picks). Wisconsin fans can I suppose take this as a vote of confidence that Wisconsin will get a bye through the WCHA quarter finals.


A few housekeeping notes:

Goalies: As you may remember from a few weeks back, the sheet only pulled in stats for 100 goalies even though as of that week more than 100 had played at some point during the season. I’ve fixed that and all goalies are now included on the Goalie Points tab. This allows us to update our occasional series, Goalies Who Have Hardly Played Any Minutes At All:

  • Cornell freshman Kaity McKenzie (Cornell, $3.7, 0.05 SP, 0 WP, 0 picks) got to play the last period against Union in the 7-0 win on 2/1. She also changed her name of record from Kaitlyn to Kaity, which makes her a Spreadsheet Wrinkle Twofer. For next year, note that Marlene Boissonnault (Cornell, $31.9, 22.3 SP, 0 WP, 0 picks) is graduating but sophomore Lindsay Browning (Cornell, $7.3, 6.95 SP, 0 WP, 0 picks) looks more likely to be Cornell’s starter.
  • Emma May (Minnesota, $0, 0 SP, 0 picks) is the only goalie to have played any minutes but seen zero shots. Impressively, she actually managed this in eleven minutes over a total of two games, the 7-2 and 7-1 victories over Ohio State on 1/25 and 1/26.
  • The goalie who’s played most minutes and has no goals against is BC’s Molly Barrow (BC, $3.9, 1.55 SP, 0 WP, 0 picks), who played the whole game against Holy Cross on 11/25./

We also need to create a new series, Goalies who were credited with a shutout for fantasy purposes but didn’t actually get one.

Stand by for the next installment of Goalies who were credited with a shutout for fantasy purposes but didn’t actually get one!

Name and status changes:

DON’T FORGET: The trade rules change for the playoffs so make sure you read up in the “Everything is complicated” section of an earlier post this week.

That’s it!

Here’s to a great weekend of hockey! I’m hoping to make the Clarkson-at-Harvard game — Lindsay Reed against the Clarkson top line, mmm. Tips / thoughts / feedback to, please!