Girls ice hockey top performances, games to watch (Jan. 18)

A look at some top performances in Connecticut girls ice hockey from the past week, and a look ahead at some games to watch:

Top performers

Maddie Archambault, East Catholic co-op: The junior scored two goals in the Storm’s 4-0 shutout of Woodstock Academy on Monday and had one goal in a 5-3 win over Guilford last Friday. She has five goals this season, including a game-winner in overtime against Simsbury on Jan. 7.

Marcia Colten, Hamden co-op: Colten, a senior goalie, racked up 40 saves during a 3-0 loss to state contender Southington/Avon on Saturday.

Julia Crisci, Guilford co-op: The senior forward scored a goal and dished our three assists to help Guilford defeat Amity 7-1 on Monday.

Catlyn Dube, Southington/Avon co-op: The defender had a goal and an assist, and was a plus-3 as the Nighthawks defeated Hamden 3-0 on Saturday.

Allie Grice, Hamden co-op: The sophomore scored a hat trick to help Hamden defeat the Masuk co-op 9-3 last Wednesday.

Isabella Jackowicz, Guilford co-op: The sophomore center racked up five points with two goals and three assists in a 7-1 victory over Amity on Monday.

Emma Kelly, Mercy/Northwest Catholic: Kelly, a East Hampton sophomore, netted both goals in a 2-0 shutout of Hall/Conard last Wednesday.

Erika Kelly, Mercy/Northwest Catholic: The Mercy sophomore collected four points on one goal and three assists during a 7-1 win over the Daniel Hand co-op on Saturday.

Kelsey Kowal, East Catholic co-op: Kowal, a senior goaltender stopped 34 shots and held a Darien offense that was averaging more than six goals per game to a single goal during a 1-0 overtime loss on Saturday. Kowal then recorded the shutout over Woodstock Academy on Monday. An Anna Maria College commit, Kowal has a 1.44 GAA with a .929 save percentage for the season.

Parker Krotee, Darien: The sophomore forward scored the game’s only goal in overtime to give the Blue Wave a 1-0 victory over the East Catholic co-op on Saturday in Newington. She followed that with a four-point performance on Monday, collecting two goals and two assists in a 7-1 win over the Southington co-op.

Emma Kunschner. Greenwich: The senior goalie racked up 39 saves against 40 shots as the Cardinals defeated Stamford/Westhill/Staples 3-1 on Friday.

Alex Martin, Mercy/Northwest Catholic: The freshman scored her first career hat trick during a 7-1 victory over the Daniel Hand co-op on Saturday.

Kellie Matteo, Simsbury: The senior goalie racked up 33 saves against 35 shots in the Trojans’ 2-1 loss to New Canaan at the Darien Ice House on Monday.

Emily Moskel, Southington/Avon co-op: Moskel had a goal and assist and finished with a plus-3 rating in the Nighthawk’s 3-0 win over Hamden on Saturday.

Ashton Pinkernell, New Canaan: The freshman shifted from defense to goalie and has posted a 4-0 record in four starts, with one shutout and a goals against average of 0.75. During the past week, she helped the Rams defeat the Suffield co-op 7-1, Fairfield co-op 8-0, and Simsbury 2-1.

Maddie Tully, New Canaan: The sophomore scored with 1:07 remaining in the third period to propel the Rams to a 2-1 victory over visiting Simsbury.

Games to watch

Simsbury at Southington/Avon co-op (Newington Ice Arena), Friday, 6:10: Southington suffered its first loss to Darien on Monday, but still rules the CCC with a 5-0 league mark. The Nighthawks will look to get back in the win column against perennial contender Simsbury.

Daniel Hand co-op at West Haven/SHA (Bennett Rink), Saturday, 1: A battle for the top spot in the SCC. West Haven/SHA (5-1) leads the standings, with Hand (4-1) in second. The Westie Sharks dominated the first meeting 10-4.

East Catholic co-op at LaSalle Academy, Saturday, 7: The Storm takes to the road for a game against Rhode Island power LaSalle Academy. This is the third of East Catholic’s four games against out-of-state opponents.

Greenwich at New Canaan (Darien Ice House), Monday, 8:10: Greenwich started the season with four losses, but has rebounded with four wins in five games. Here, the Cardinals look for revenge for a 7-2 loss to New Canaan earlier this year.

Greenwich at Stamford/Westhill/Staples (Terry Conners Rink), Wednesday, 5:30: It’s a big week for Greenwich, which takes on the SWS co-op for the second time in a week. The Cards took the first meeting 3-1. SWS is currently second in the FCIAC standings and now gets Greenwich on its home ice.

Southington/Avon co-op at Mercy/Northwest Catholic co-op (International Skating Center), Wednesday, 7:50: Mercy (6-3-1) has been one of the hottest teams in the state with five straight victories since a 1-3-1 open to the season. 

David.Stewart@hearstmediact.com; @dstewartsports