Ice Hockey: Incoming RMU Women’s Hockey Freshman Invited To Canada Camp

  By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Incoming Robert Morris University women’s hockey freshman goalie Raygan Kirk has been selected to participate in Hockey Canada’s upcoming national development camp. The Manitoba-born Kirk, 18, is the youngest of 45 players who will compete for the chance to represent Canada in a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, New York, from Aug. 14-17. The camp itself — dubbed the Summer Showcase — will take place Aug. 2-11 in Calgary, Alberta. “Ultimately, Summer Showcase is about bringing in the top under-18 and development-aged athletes, and to work with experienced … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Incoming RMU Women’s Hockey Freshman Invited To Canada Camp

Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Unveils 2019-2020 Schedule For Their 15th Season

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University, women’s hockey, pursues a fourth consecutive College Hockey America championship when its 15th Division I season begins in late September. The Colonials, who have followed up a 2017 CHA postseason title with back-to-back regular-season crowns, will take on a 20-game league schedule, including four matchups each against in-state rivals Penn State and Mercyhurst, plus defending league playoff winner Syracuse. Head coach Paul Colontino’s squad will also tangle with CHA foes RIT and Lindenwood four times apiece. RMU has gone 27-7-6 (.750 points percentage) in CHA competition over the past two … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Unveils 2019-2020 Schedule For Their 15th Season

WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Postseason Run Ends In Overtime To Detroit Dark Angels

By Larry Snyder Imperial, Pa. – With the swing of placekicker Sarah Monte’s leg in overtime, the Detroit Dark Angels (8-2-0) derailed the Pittsburgh Passion’s (7-3-0) chances Saturday, June 29, to bring another Women’s Football Alliance National Championship back to the City of Bridges, 34-33. Following NCAA overtime rules in the WFA, Detroit on their possession powered the ball from the 25-yard line to the three and turned to Wayne State University product Tatyhana Pauling to get into the end zone. The 5-foot-7 running back charged behind the left guard and got the six for the Black, Crimson, and White. … Continue reading WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Postseason Run Ends In Overtime To Detroit Dark Angels

WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Face Detroit Dark Angels For National Conference Championship

By Larry Snyder Imperial, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Passion (7-2-0) face their Week Seven opponent the Detroit Dark Angels (7-2-0) Saturday, June 29, in the Women’s Football Alliance National Conference Championship at Joe P. DeMichela Stadium. This WFA Division II playoff contest takes the field at 7:00 p.m. These combatants met on the gridiron Saturday, May 25, in Lathrup Village, Michigan. The Black and Gold departed the Great Lakes State with a 35-16 victory. Head Coach Teresa Conn’s squad is 7-0 all-time against the Women of the Motor City. PASSION POWER POINTS Pittsburgh reaped a 20-0 advantage in the first … Continue reading WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Face Detroit Dark Angels For National Conference Championship

Ice Hockey: Mike O’Grady Is Chatham’s Women’s Ice Hockey New Head Coach

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Chatham University announced on Monday, June 24, Mike O’Grady is the new head coach for their women’s hockey team. Cougars Athletic Director Leonard Trevino commented, “I am happy to announce that Michael O’Grady will be our new women’s hockey head coach. Coach O’Grady was most recently the head coach at Nichols College where he successfully upgraded the program to their best years. A diligent recruiter, Coach O’Grady was also an assistant coach at Maine and Mercyhurst University. I look forward to seeing our program develop and achieve the success that I believe it can.” O’Grady comes to … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Mike O’Grady Is Chatham’s Women’s Ice Hockey New Head Coach

WPSL 2019: Steel City FC Downs Lehigh Valley Tempest 3-1 At Ellis School

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Steel City FC (3-3-1) claimed their second consecutive victory Sunday, June 23, when they rallied in the second half with two goals to defeat the Lehigh Valley Tempest 3-1 at the Ellis School on Fifth Avenue. The victory was the last regular season home contest for the Women of Steel. The Tempest (2-3-1) took an early lead just 3:30 minutes into the matchup off a 35-yard blast from midfielder Alyssa Ryan. It was the team’s first score since putting up five goals on the road Saturday, June 8, against Hershey FC. Steel City came back and answered … Continue reading WPSL 2019: Steel City FC Downs Lehigh Valley Tempest 3-1 At Ellis School

Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Team Places A League-High 19 Student-Athletes On CHA All-Academic Team

Moon Township, Pa. – The College Hockey America conference announced on Thursday, June 20, Robert Morris University women’s hockey program placed a league-high 19 student-athletes on the 2019 CHA All-Academic Team. Fourteen of the Team’s student-athletes were named 2018-19 CHA Student-Athlete of the Year, including four from RMU. Sophomores Emilie Harley and Lexi Templeman, who have maintained perfect 4.00 GPAs through four semesters, highlight the list for the Colonials as the duo earned their second consecutive CHA Student-Athlete of the Year nod. Harley, a biology major, played all 36 games for Robert Morris in 2018-19, supplying five goals and five … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Team Places A League-High 19 Student-Athletes On CHA All-Academic Team