Seven Morrisville State women’s hockey players honored by CHC  

Seven Morrisville State women’s hockey players honored by CHC  


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) announced its 2017-18 Women's Ice Hockey All-Conference selections Thursday, naming seven from Morrisville State to its first, second and third teams.

Karoline Arvik (Trondheim, Norway) earned first team accolades, followed by four Mustangs on the second team in forwards Alexziz Giannamore (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Maddison Devlin (Campbell River, British Columbia) along with defensemen Chyne Kennedy (Southwold, Ontario) and Kaitlyn Schlake (Nampa, Id.).

Defensemen Ciara Lark (Mildmay, Ontario) and Kimberly Hughes (Lloydminster, Alberta) earned third team honors.

Arvik led Morrisville State to a 10-0-2 CHC record in net, starting in all 12 conference games. Across the season, the freshman averaged a 0.84 goals against average within conference play alone, while collecting 228 saves for a .958 save percentage and 0.917 winning percentage.

Overall on the season, the freshman has posted a 1.25 goals against average, to rank 1st in the CHC, allowed just 31 goals, posted 514 saves and posted a .943 save percentage to rank second. She has recorded the most wins in net (15) and ranks second in overall win percentage at 0.660. She ranks 7th in all of Division III in goals against average, 11th in save percentage and is tied for third in shutouts (8).

She is a four time selection of goaltender of the week, one-time co-goaltender of the week honoree, and has been named the rookie of the week once. She was also named to the CHC's All-Rookie Team at goaltender.

Giannamore led the Mustangs in scoring in points and goals in the balanced offensive game, as she compiled 12 goals and 3 assists for 15 points. The freshman posted three game winning tallies to rank first in the CHC, two within conference play against Johnson & Wales and Nichols.

She finished with a +6 on-ice rating and two power play scores, and was named to the All-Rookie Team as a selection at forward.

Devlin was second on the team in scoring in their balanced offensive attack on net, contributing eight goals and assisting six for 14 points this season. She finished the regular season with two game winning goals, once at Salem State and a second time at SUNY Canton, ranking sixth in the CHC in game winning tallies.

The sophomore finished with a +8 rating.

Kennedy had a stellar inaugural season for the Mustangs at defense, as her speed and skill contributed  11 points off four goals and seven assists to the offensive game. The freshman finished the regular season second on the team in on-ice rating at +11, ranking 7th overall in the CHC.

Kennedy was also named to the All-Rookie Team as a selection at defense.

A two-time all-conference selection, Schlake captained the Mustangs from the blue line this season and contributed six points to the offensive game, including five assists. 

Her efforts assisted the Mustangs to a 1.25 goals against average on the season.

Lark was another defensive mainstay for the Mustangs on the blue line, and contributed offensively as well, as she tallied seven points behind two goals and five assists. One of her tallies was an empty net score to secure the series sweep over Endicott.

The junior finished with a +12 on-ice rating, ranking 6th overall in the CHC.

Hughes was a defensive mainstay for the Mustangs on the blue line. On the season the junior posted seven points behind her one goal and six assists. On the season, she finished with a +10 on-ice rating for the Mustangs, ranking ninth in the CHC.

Morrisville State claimed the regular season crown after finishing the conference slate with a 10-0-2 overall record. They will serve as the host site and top seed for the CHC Championship Tournament, receiving a bye in the opening round, for the semifinals and championship final on March 3-4.

Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit