, Salem, MA


March 22, 2013

Ciampa, Mercyhurst women's hockey in Frozen Four this weekend


“Cornell is such a good team with so many scorers, but we did it. Our whole team went wild after Jenna Dingledein scored about five minutes into overtime (to win it).”

Ciampa is 20-1-0 this season and posted her 11th straight win against Cornell (she did not start the first game against the Big Red and allowed just one goal in a relief effort). She started the 2012-13 campaign splitting time in goal, but has been red hot and got the nod for all the big games down the stretch and in the tournament.

She and the Lakers arrived to Minneapolis two days agao and practiced at Ridder Arena yesterday before attending a banquet for all four teams last night.

Boston University reached the Frozen Four by defeating Clarkson, 5-3, in the quarterfinals, while Boston College took care of Harvard, 3-1. North Dakota took the unbeaten Gophers to triple overtime before falling, 3-2.

Alex Carpenter, daughter of former NHL great Bobby Carpenter of Peabody, is one of the top scorers for Boston College. For Boston University, freshman forward Dakota Woodworth is the daughter for former pro skier Richie Woodworth, who grew up in Peabody. Dakota lived in Ipswich before the family moved to Carlisle.

“We’re all pretty pumped up,” said Ciampa. “I had hoped this would be the way I’d end my college career, but you never know. I think it’s every player’s dream, but it’s so hard to get to the Frozen Four.

“I know I’m pretty excited, and I’m glad my family will be there to see it.”

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