6 insane stats from this women’s college hockey season – archyde

The women’s college hockey season lasts about a month and a half, which means one thing: it’s time to check out some of the craziest stats this season.

Wisconsin and Ohio State topped the table early on, but many other schools were mentioned.

Let’s dive in.

*All statistics are taken from our database here at NCAA.com.

1. Ohio State is perfect on penalties

You might be thinking, “Oh, the Buckeyes only got 10 or 11 penalties this year, right?”

Not correct. Ohio State is a perfect 31-on-31 on penalties. You have lost a player 31 times and have no problem with it at all.

This is a Buckeyes team that have played Wisconsin and Minnesota twice each and are both in the nation’s top 10 Power Plays. Ohio State dismissed its advantages for the man with ease.

It’s no secret that a good penalty shoot-out is the key to success at any level of hockey. But a perfect one is a game changer.

2. Yale’s special teams

Let’s talk about Yale on the subject of specialty teams.

While the Bulldogs are not perfect on penalties, they lead the nation with four in eight games on understaffed goals.

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On the flip side, their power play percentage is highest nationwide at 34.6 percent. You have nine lamp lighters in 26 attempts. Next behind them is Minnesota State with 32.1 percent.

In 2019-20, Wisconsin was the top power play with 35.24 percent. Yale certainly has the firepower to potentially make it to the end of the season.

3. Yale goalkeeper Gianna Meloni leads the nation in both GAA and savings rates

Speaking of Yale: the star goalkeeper Gianna Meloni is worth mentioning.

The senior netminder has logged five games which makes them a perfect 5-0-0. She also only saw two pucks go past her, which gave her a save percentage of 0.981 which is the best in the country. Their most impressive game so far has been a 32-save shutout against Colgate, a team we’ll be able to get to in just a second. At that she was phenomenal.

And get a bunch of it: your goal-versus-average is .430, which is by far the best in the country.

Yes, scoring points with her is not easy, but it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier anytime soon.

4. Brittney Gout of St. Lawrence scored only game winners

Brittney Gout only scores big goals.

Okay, so maybe that’s a big statement to throw out there – * check the calendar * – November, but the St. Lawrence graduate student striker really does hat only scored big goals this season.

All three Gout goals were eventual game winners. Were they exciting OT winners? No, but it doesn’t matter. The idea that all three of their goals were game winners later could be more impressive.

The Saints hope Gout has many more late-game goals in their back pocket.

5. Colgate is on track for most goals in 7 seasons

While Gout scores big goals, the Raiders just score a ton of goals.

Colgate have scored 81 goals in 16 games, the equivalent of around 177 goals. That would be the best for a team in a single season since Boston College 2015-16, when the Eagles hit a whopping 213.

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The Raiders have three women in the top 10 for goals in the nation – Kalty Kaltounkova (12), Dara Greig (11) and Danielle Serdachny (11). In terms of points, Serdachny leads the country at 28, while Kaltounkova ranks second at 27 and Greig ranks fourth at 24.

While most of his goals come from these three, don’t expect Colgate’s pace to stop.

6. Quinnipiacs Lexie Adzija leads the nation in face-off victories

Bobcat forward Lexie Adzija’s game at the center is valuable for many reasons, but number 1 on this list would be her ability to dominate the point.

In 14 games played, Adzija has won 201 duels and only lost 98. She is well on the way to claiming 488 draws overall by the end of the regular season. That would be 67 percent on faceoffs, which is very good.

Last season it was around 66 percent tie, so don’t be surprised if it hit or overtook 488. That would most likely lead the nation with no problem.


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