Ott garners fourth rookie award, Silveira named to honor roll
POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam women's hockey players Jordan Ott (Hilton, N.Y./Rochester Edge) and Jessica Silveira (Brampton, Ontario/Brampton Thunder) have been honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference West for their play during the week ending Jan. 20. Ott has been named conference's Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season and Silveira earned a spot on the ECAC West Honor Roll.
Ott had a monster week with four goals and three assists for seven points in three games. She recorded an assist in Tuesday's contest against Hamilton. She then added a power-play goal and a helper in Saturday's 4-3 win at Neumann. She topped the performance with a hat trick and an assist for a four-point day on Sunday in Potsdam's 4-4 tie with the Knights. Two of her three tallies came on the man advantage.
Ott, a freshman, has 13 goals and six assists for 19 points in 15 games this season to tie her for the team lead with Silveira. Her 1.27 points-per-game rank her 16th in the nation in scoring and second nationally among rookies. Ott is eighth in the country in goals-per-game with 0.87 and second in power-play-goals with seven.
Silveira continued her hot streak last week. She scored a goal in each of Potsdam's three contests and added two assists for a five-point week. The senior notched the game-winner in Saturday's victory over the Neumann.
This season, Silveira has six goals and 13 assists for 19 points. She has recorded 11 of her points in just the last six games. Silveira is currently 24th in the nation in scoring with 1.19 points-per-game and is tied with teammate Brittany Lucky in assists-per-game with 0.81.
The Bears are back home this weekend for two important conference games with Chatham. Potsdam hosts the Cougars at 3 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday. Both games will be broadcast on the radio locally on My Mix 96.1 FM as well as the usual video feed on potsdambears.com.