The long grind begins anew in D-III. Here’s a glance at last weekend’s results.

Coach Steph Moberg’s initial season at Castleton kicked off in a positive way. The Spartans took a pair of victories this weekend; shutting out Southern Maine, 5-0, and following with a 5-1 win over the University of New England. Power-play production has been an early plus for Moberg’s crew thus far, running at 26.7 percent.

Massachusetts- Boston sophomore Sarah Alonardo and senior forward Alyssa Sullivan combined for six goals in weekend wins over New England College and Plymouth State.

Norwich outshot its opponents, 59-22, over the weekend, resulting in a pair of wins. Cadets goalie Celeste Robert registered two shutouts in the process.

St. Anselm joined in on the double win weekend, garnering tightly played victories against Franklin Pierce and St. Michael’s.

Kyra Herbert scored twice and Kirsten Shaughnessy acquired a shutout leading in Manhattanville to its first win of the season against Nichols.

Plattsburgh goaltender Ally Ross collected a pair of wins in a weekend sweep of Neumann. The Cardinals 5-1 victory on Sunday was highlighted by three power-play goals.

Utica utilized a 41-shot performance to overwhelm newcomer William Smith, 6-3, on Sunday. The Pioneers received goals from five different players in the contest.

Georgia Kleiner’s goal 41 ticks into overtime provided Buffalo State with a 3-2 road win over Potsdam. The Bears responded in the second portion of the two-game weekend series on Izzy Fairman’s game-winning goal midway through the third for a 2-1 final.

Bethel’s Lindsay Burman registered a five-point weekend in a home-and-home series with Wisconsin-River Falls. Burman’s insurance marker at the outset of the third period was her second of the game in a 6-3 win over the Falcons. Burman was named MIAC Women’s Hockey Athlete of the Week for her play.

Gustavus Adolphus took advantage of two second-period power-play opportunities, including a five-on-three, in topping Wisconsin-Superior, 3-1, at Don Roberts Arena. Freshman Katie Aney potted the game-winner.

Adrian bowled over Marian twice, taking 7-1 and 6-2 road wins. Kaylyn Schroka recorded four assists Friday afternoon. Kelsey Kusch added five points to her individual statistics (2-3-5) over the weekend.

Nina Waidacher notched her sixth goal of the young season as St. Scholastica tripped up Finlandia, 4-0, on Saturday. The Saints outshot the Lions, 72-26, in the weekend sweep.

Lake Forest rebounded from a pair of opening weekend defeats by taking out St. Norbert by identical 5-1 scores. Goalie Allie Carter, the recipient of both wins, upped her save percentage to .921 as a result.

Concordia (Wis.) remained unbeaten after grinding out a tie and a victory against Augsburg. Friday afternoon at Augsburg Ice Arena, the Falcons struck first on a tally by Veronika Metanova and held service until the third when Augsburg junior Kayla Fuechtmann beat Andrea Mizanskey for the 1-1 deadlock. Baylee Darling notched the game-winner with under four minutes left in regulation in Saturday’s 3-2 win by Concordia.

Wisconsin-Steven Point’s Janna Beilke-Skoug turned away 35 of 36 shots she faced over the weekend in a sweep of Concordia (Minn.). Three different goal scorers aided the Pointers in Saturday’s 3-0 triumph over the Cobbers.

Wisconsin-River Falls split a home-and-home with Bethel, the 3-1 win coming on Friday at the W.H. Hunt Arena. Dani Buehrer collected the game-winning goal for the Falcons. The Falcons then lost on Saturday, 6-3, as detailed above.

  • Antishootout

    I gotta say I’m not sad at all that the CCHA will be done after next season. Any conference who implements the shootout deserves to be put out of its existence.

    • RamboWildcat

      You like ties?  I find ties about as boring and stupid as it gets.  There is nothing worse than seeing a hockey team with a record of 15-10-8.  Give me a break.  Ties are for children’s leagues where the parents don’t want anyone to lose!  Hockey is in the dark ages still and needs to get rid of ties. 

      • That’s fine, but shootouts are awful. It’s soccer, not hockey. You want to play 4-4, then 3-3 until someone scores, great. But shootouts are not hockey.

  • ed_crumbpacker

    I’m sorry if you already blogged about this and I missed it but what happens to you  2013.   Will you be the NCHC blogger? 

  • Anonymous

    How does this idea sound?”The Land of 10,000 Lakes Pond Hockey Classic” between the Gophers and say…UMD on a pond with portable bleaches surrounding it?  Nostagia at it’s best, and certainly better than those lame outdoor stadium games in which fans can’t see squat!!This thing could have some legs and gain National Publicity big time.  What do you think you movers and shakers out there?  Let’s make this happen!  NBC sports would eat this up big time with the built in marketing (10K lakes/pond hockey), and the nostalgia of playing hockey on pond when we were kids.  I’d buy a ticket for sure.  Hope someone can make it happen.