Women’s college hockey: week 10 NWHL prospect report

The Ice Garden’s weekly update on the NWHL’s 2016 draftees

Week 10’s Top Prospect, picking up four goals and two assists, is Connecticut Whale prospect Dani Cameranesi.

Get the lowdown on Cameranesi’s play and the rest of the 2016 NWHL Draft prospects in this week’s review:

1. Kelsey Koelzer, D, Princeton — New York Riveters

· This Week: 2GP – 0G – 2A – 2PTS – 14SOG – 2PIM

Koelzer continues to set up some great plays for the Tigers. Princeton lost two games to BU last week, but Koelzer had an assist in each game. She is now on a five game point streak. Koelzer has also been taking more shots on goal in recent weeks, so it shouldn’t be long until she manages to pick up her second goal of the season.

· Season To Date: 12GP – 1G – 9A – 10PTS – 60SOG – 14PIM

2. Lee Stecklein, D, Minnesota — Buffalo Beauts

· This Week: 2GP - 0A - 1A - 1PT - 7SOG - 0PIM

Second on the team in blocks with 25, Stecklein picked up an assist on a Kelly Pannek even-strength goal. Although she has yet to record a goal, she elevated her shots-on-goal average to 3.5 per game this past weekend.

· Season To Date: 13GP – 0G – 8A – 8PTS – 31SOG – 10PIM

3. Dani Cameranesi, F, Minnesota — Connecticut Whale

· This Week: 2GP - 4G - 2A - 6PTS - 14SOG - 2PIM

Cameranesi opened up the scoring in the first game against the Beavers, and finished them off with the third and fourth goals in game two. Minnesota’s hopes of taking down Wisconsin ride on Cameranesi, who is also very likely to notch her 200th career point this weekend.

· Season To Date: 16GP – 18G – 12A – 30PTS – 86SOG – 14PIM

4. Ann-Renée Desbiens, G, Wisconsin — Boston Pride

· This Week: No games

Unfortunately, Desbiens hasn’t played a game since November 6th. Wisconsin recently lost their first of the year to Minnesota-Duluth without her, and Badger nation is praying she will be available to help them take on the No. 2 Gophers. If she can’t go, it will be up to backup Nicole Cece to shut Minnesota down.

· Season To Date: 12GP: 11W-0L-1T; 9GA – 184SV – 193SHOTS – .953SVS% – 6SHO

5. Sydney Daniels, F, Harvard — New York Riveters

· This Week: 3GP – 1G – 0A – 1PTS – 14SOG – 2PIM

Daniels scored a goal in her first game back last week, and then went without a point over the weekend. The Crimson lost all three of their games last week, although they did come close to beating top-ranked Minnesota Duluth. Nine games into the season, Daniels leads Harvard with five points.

· Season To Date: 8GP – 5G – 0A – 5PTS – 36SOG – 10PIM

6. Cayley Mercer, F, Clarkson— Buffalo Beauts

· This Week: 2GP – 1G – 1A – 2PTS – 10SOG – 2PIM

Mercer continues to be one of the more consistent NWHL prospects. She averages 1.3 points per game and picked up at least one point in all but four games (one of which was Saturday’s win over Vermont). In addition to her offensive consistency, Mercer’s defensive game has continued to show improvement as the season progresses.

· Season To Date: 16GP – 7G – 14A – 21PTS – 94SOG - 12PIM

7. Andie Anastos, F, Boston College — Connecticut Whale

· This Week: 1GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 5SOG - 0PIM

Anastos didn’t score any points in BC’s win over Northeastern last week, but she remains an important part of the team. She has a strong defensive presence, and has been blocking shots more frequently lately. Anastos’ leadership is also important on a team that has some extremely talented younger players.

· Season To Date: 14GP – 7G – 6A – 15PTS – 44SOG - 8PIM

8. Sarah Nurse, F, Wisconsin— Boston Pride

· This Week: 2GP - 1G - 1A - 2PTS - 7SOG - 4PIM

With game one’s second goal, Nurse remains Wisconsin’s top point getter and goal scorer. As a consistent forward who is always involved, she has registered a point in 75 percent of the team’s games.

· Season To Date: 16GP – 12G – 7A – 19PTS – 75SOG – 14PIM

9. Jenny Ryan, D, Wisconsin— New York Riveters

· This Week: 2GP - 0G - 0A - 0PTS - 2SOG - 0PIM

Ryan blanked this past weekend, going without a point. She had two shots on goal and a block in game one against Cornell.

· Season To Date: 14GP – 4G – 4A – 8PTS – 45SOG – 6PIM

10. Hayley Scamurra, F, Northeastern— Buffalo Beauts

· This Week: 1GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 1SOG – 0PIM

After a strong week on both offense and defense, Scamurra was quiet in Northeastern’s only game last week. Scamurra is an important player for the Huskies in all aspects of their game, so they tend to do better when she has a great game.

· Season To Date: 17GP – 4G – 9A – 13PTS – 62SOG - 28PIM

11. Mellissa Channell, D, Wisconsin — Connecticut Whale

· This Week: 2GP - 0G - 1A - 1PT - 2SOG - 2PIM

Channell picked up a secondary assist on an Annie Pankowski even-strength goal in game two against Cornell. She also took a roughing penalty, making her now tied for most penalty minutes on the team with Nurse and Roque.

· Season To Date: 16GP – 1G – 7A – 8PTS – 19SOG – 14PIM

12. Ashleigh Brykaliuk, F, Minnesota-Duluth — Boston Pride

· This Week: 2GP - 2G - 1A - 3PTS - 11SOG - 2PIM

Brykaliuk had a goal in both games against Harvard and even notched an assist in game one. Yet to score a game winning goal, she does have seven even-strength goals to go along with two on the power play.

· Season To Date: 16GP - 9G - 11A - 20PTS - 56SOG - 4PIM

13. Sydney McKibbon, F, Wisconsin — New York Riveters

· This Week: 2GP - 1G - 0A - 1PT - 7SOG - 0PIM

Not having scored since October 15th, McKibbon finally snapped a nine-game goal drought on November 26th against Cornell. Slightly below last year’s points-per-game average, this may give her the scoring boost she needs.

· Season To Date: 16GP – 4G – 10A – 14PTS – 48SOG – 2PIM

14. Emma Woods, F, Quinnipiac — Buffalo Beauts

· This Week: 2GP - 0G - 1A - 1PT - 5SOG - 0PIM

Quinnipiac had a rough week, skating to a draw with Merrimack and just barely defeating UConn. Woods had five shots on goal but no points in the tie, and an assist but no shots on goal in the win. Quinnipiac has been moving down the rankings as the season progresses and they need somebody to ignite an offensive spark if they want to start moving back up.

· Season To Date: 16GP - 3G - 8A - 11PTS - 48SOG - 6PIM

15. Paige Savage, F, Northeastern — Connecticut Whale

· This Week: 1GP - 1G - 1A - 2PTS - 2SOG - 0PIM

After going five games without a point, Savage scored a goal and recorded an assist in Northeastern’s loss to BC last week. Savage also continues to impress on defense - she averages 1.6 blocks per game.

· Season To Date: 17GP - 4G - 9A - 13PTS - 38SOG - 8PIM

16. Halli Krzyzaniak, D, North Dakota — Boston Pride

· This Week: 2GP - 0G - 2A - 2PTS - 3SOG - 0PIM

Krzyzaniak’s power play assist on Ryleigh Houston’s game two goal vs. Syracuse came off a shot she generated from the point. It was her second multi-assist game this year.

· Season To Date: 16GP - 2G - 7A - 9PTS - 27SOG - 6PIM

17. Amy Menke, F, North Dakota — New York Riveters

· This Week: 2GP - 0G - 0A - 0PTS - 4SOG - 2PIM

Despite getting more shots through in the game two win, Menke still struck out and didn’t register a point over the weekend. She is now pointless in her last three, a trend she needs to correct as the Fighting Hawks battle to stay in the polls.

·  Season To Date: 16GP - 4G - 9A - 13PTS - 57SOG - 19PIM

18. Maddie Elia, F, Boston University — Buffalo Beauts

· This Week: 3GP - 2G - 2A - 4PTS - 16SOG - 4PIM

Elia had a great week for BU as the Terriers picked up three wins. She recorded no points but was defensively strong in BU’s win over Harvard, and then recorded a goal and an assist in each of the Terriers’ victories over Princeton. Elia is second on the Terriers with 17 points.

· Season To Date: 16GP - 7G - 10A - 17PTS - 74SOG - 28PIM

19. Sydney Rossman, G, Quinnipiac — Connecticut Whale

· This Week: 2GP - 1W-0L-1T; 3GA - 27SV - 30SHOTS - .900SVS% - 0SHO

After a rough week in which she was pulled from a game, Rossman returned to form, saving 27 of the 30 shots she faced. Rossman has been responsible for keeping Quinnipiac in a lot of games, and Bobcats fans should be glad that her performance against Cornell seems to have been a one-off.

· Season To Date: 17GP - 10W-4L-3T; 24GA - 267SV - 291SHOTS - .918SVS% - 5SHO

20. Lara Stalder, F, Minnesota-Duluth — Boston Pride

· This Week: 2GP - 0G - 5A - 5PTS - 9SOG - 0PIM

Still leading the Bulldogs in assists and points, Stalder had a playmaking-focused weekend, picking up three assists in game one and two in game two. With 4.94 shots-per-game, Stalder’s shot pressure has been fierce and consistent.

· Season To Date: 16GP - 8G - 15A - 23PTS - 79SOG - 4PIM