Three Bears earn ECAC West Honors


POTSDAM, N.Y.—After a 3-0 week, three SUNY Potsdam women's hockey players were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference West. Senior assistant captain Amanda Lucky (Kanata, Ontario/Clarkson University) was named the conference's Player of the Week. Freshman forward Jordan Ott (Hilton, N.Y./Rochester Edge) earned her third Rookie of the Week award in the last month and sophomore goaltender Alexane Rodrigue (Monkland, Ontario/Bemidji State) was named to the ECAC West Honor Roll for the second time in three weeks.

Lucky scored four goals and added an assist in the Bears' three wins. Last Tuesday, the forward scored the game winner in Potsdam's 4-1 win over SUNY Canton. Three days later she found the back of the net to cement Potsdam's 2-0 win at Saint Michael's. The following afternoon, Lucky scored the game-winner and added another goal and an assist in a 6-2 victory over the Purple Knights. This season, Lucky is tied for second on the team in scoring with six goals and six assists for 12 points.

Ott also had four goals and a helper last week. She scored two goals against the Kangaroos. She assisted on the game-winning goal at Saint Michael's on Friday. On Saturday, she twice erased Purple Knight leads with power-play goals to wrap up her best week yet. The freshman now has scored two goals in a game three times in the first 11 contests of her career. Ott is tied with Lucky for second on the team in scoring this year with nine goals and three assists for 12 points. She leads the team in goals and both the Bears and ECAC West in and power-play goals (4). Ott's scoring average of 1.09 points-per-game is fifth-best in the nation by a freshman and she is tied for fourth in the NCAA in power play-goals.

Rodrigue went 2-0 for Potsdam last week with a 1.50 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. She stopped 24 of 25 shots against Canton and then made 21 saves in the series finale at Saint Michael's. This season Rodrigue is 5-3-2 with a 3.01 goals against average, a .914 save percentage and one shutout.

The Bears are 4-0-1 in their last five contests.

Potsdam is off until Jan. 7, when the Bears head to Castleton State for a 4 p.m. showdown with the Spartans.