Varsity Voice: Mallory Honan

By Courtney Lewis - Last updated: Friday, May 24, 2013

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NCAA third-place notes & quotes

By Courtney Lewis - Last updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013

Teal Gove (left) helps protect the Plattsburgh State net as Sydney Aveson keeps the puck out during the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship third-place game Saturday. Gove scored twice as the Cardinals beat Gustavus Adolphus 4-0. (Staff Photo/Courtney Lewis)


All-Tournament team

Lindsey Hjelm, F/D, Gustavus Adolphus

Jenny Kistner, F, Plattsburgh

Heather Marrison, D, Middlebury

Ashley Ryan, F, Elmira

Taylor Steadman, F, Elmira

Lauren Sullivan, G, Elmira



Plattsburgh senior Jenny Kistner:  “Coach preached that we wanted to be in the national championship, but similar to last year, we wanted to end the season on a win and go out on a positive note for Teal (Gove). So it was good to end with a win.”


Plattsburgh coach Kevin Houle:  “I think they carried the play for a great deal of the game. I thought we had some good opportunities and finished.”


Gustavus Adolphus captain Lindsey Hjelm:  “I’m really proud of the effort that the girls put out. I mean, all three periods, I don’t think that you could ask much more from your teammates, and I guess you just really have to relish in that.”

The Cardinals raise the third-place trophy at Wessman Arena in Superior, Wisconsin.

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NCAA semifinal notes & quotes

By Courtney Lewis - Last updated: Friday, March 15, 2013


Middlebury coach Bill Mandigo:  “I thought the kids played hard. I thought they battled all over the ice. I thought our goalie played pretty well; she made some key saves and held her ground in front of the net. That’s a big win for our team and our program.”


Teal Gove on going down 2-0 early in the second:  “Yeah, it was definitely frustrating, but the whole game we just kept telling ourselves, ‘We’ve been down two goals before; we’ve always been able to come back.’ So regardless of the score, we were going to just keep playing our best, do what we normally do. And we stayed positive the entire time.”


Plattsburgh coach Kevin Houle:  “I thought the second period we started to generate some more offense. We were still giving up too many quality chances, I thought, but we were starting to spend some time in their zone and create some chances, and, I thought, wear them down a bit.”


Houle:  “I feel bad for all of our kids, obviously, but especially for Teal. She’s been a phenomenal player, phenomenal person. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to coach her for four years. Kids like Teal don’t come along every day.”

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Women’s hockey notes & quotes

By Courtney Lewis - Last updated: Saturday, March 9, 2013

St. Norbert's Katie Conlon (21) defends Plattsburgh State's Emma Rutherford during an NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship quarterfinal Saturday. Rutherford scored a goal in the third period. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)


St. Norbert coach Rob Morgan on the third period:  “I thought we competed a lot harder and started winning some battles both on and off the puck. Started putting pucks to the net. They’re an outstanding hockey team, and they’re No. 1 in the country for a reason. Our kids came out and they played hard. They wanted to learn from this, and they had a great third period.”


Plattsburgh goalie Sydney Aveson:  “Not a lot of teams get the opportunity to play in a quarterfinal game let alone get back to the final four. And I’m stoked about it, and I’m excited with our chances. I think our team is ready to go.”


Plattsburgh coach Kevin Houle:  “Certainly our goal is to win a national championship, and it would be a disappointment not to win.”


Teal Gove on not facing Norwich— and her younger sister, Tyne— in the semis:  “I’m disappointed because I really wanted to see her. I haven’t seen her in a month. But I’m relieved for my mom, first and foremost. I know she really feels so bad for my sister, but I know she could not have handled it.”

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SUNYAC Championship notes & quotes

By Courtney Lewis - Last updated: Sunday, March 3, 2013

Plattsburgh State's Barry Roytman (from left), Michael Cassidy, Dillan Fox, Kevin Emmerling, Sam Foley and Connor Gorman watch Oswego receive the SUNYAC Championship tropy. (Staff Photo Photo/Courtney Lewis)




All-Tournament Team
D- Mike Grace, Plattsburgh
D- Bobby Gertsakis, Oswego
F- Jared Docking, Plattsburgh
F- Chris Muise, Oswego
F- Matt Singleton, Oswego
MVP- Andrew Hare, G, Oswego.


Oswego coach Ed Gosek on the Lakers’ defensive play:  ”I thought we got some bounces through hard work. They had the one that was ready to roll in, and our D were working hard to support our goaltender. I thought he played well, but I also thought tonight we made our breaks and kept them off the board.”


Gosek on Plattsburgh: “They’ve got a great team. Bobby and his staff does a great job, and with the young team that they have, I’m sure they’re going to be right there again next year.”


Bob Emery: “I thought Oswego played pretty good defensively. I thought 5-on-5, especially in the second period, we had some great looks. And they did a good job in front of the net. I thought (Andrew) Hare was fighting the puck in the second period. For as much as he was fighting in the second though, he played great in the third. By then it was probably too late. We were down 3-0, and he made some great saves.”


Emery on pulling the goalie in the middle of the third period:  ”It was 3-0. I know the first goal’s the hardest one. We weren’t able to get the first goal. I tried anything to get that first goal.”


Jared Docking:  ”We just made a lot of mistakes. We didn’t play smart. We didn’t play well. So, one of those nights, I guess. Bad time for it.”


Docking on his senior season:  ”It was a blast, you know. It was a fun time.”

The Lakers celebrate with the trophy. (Staff Photo/Courtney Lewis)

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