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College Hockey:
Scoring touch

It is now the standard by which all women’s hockey scorers will be measured.

Until someone comes along to break it. Who knows when (or if) that will ever happen.

Until then, Mercyhurst’s Meghan Agosta will be the name at the top of the NCAA career scoring leaderboard. Her four points last Friday against Wayne State — which included her 13th career hat trick — gave her 286 as a Laker, one more than the amount amassed by Harvard’s Julie Chu.

“It’s a great honor to break such a storied record,” said Agosta, who now owns the NCAA records for most points, short-handed goals and game-winning goals in a career. “None of this would have been possible without my teammates. I play hard every game to help my team succeed and bring an NCAA championship to Mercyhurst.”

The next night, Agosta added three more points to the pile with a trio of assists, helping the Lakers complete a weekend sweep with a 3-1 win against Wayne.

Agosta is a lead pipe cinch to erase another prestigious NCAA mark. She needs just two tallies to break the career goal mark of 150, which is held by former Harvard standout Nicole Corriero.

While on the same topic, the terrific career of Boston College forward Kelli Stack just got even more terrificker (that’s a word, right?)

Stack notched two points on Tuesday against Boston University in the Beanpot opener and thus became the Eagles’ career scoring leader. She did it with style, too, factoring in both BC goals in the No. 7 Eagles’ 2-1 upending of the No. 3 Terriers.

Stack’s feed to Mary Restuccia with three seconds left in the first period opened the scoring, then took Restuccia’s pass near the top of the crease, early in the third period, and fired home what proved to be the game winner.

That point was the 199th of her Eagle career, and pushed her past Erin Magee, who finished up at BC back in 1999. True to her modest nature, Stack deflected talk of her accomplishment, and instead gave props to her linemate.

“Mary’s one of the best playmakers I have ever played with; I knew that if I stayed out high in the slot I would get the puck,” Stack said. “Sure enough it was right on my tape, all I had to do was fire it.”

One of the first commands to a young hockey player is simply, “skate your lane”. Now, to that, for some Detroit-area youngsters it will be “stay inside the lines”. If you want to.

It’s tangent to one of the more novel, and worthwhile, promotional ideas seen in women’s hockey in some time, a coloring book drive, to be conducted by Wayne State.

The outreach, set to benefit youngsters at the DMC Children’s Hospital in Detroit, will take place this Friday prior to Friday’s CHA clash with Robert Morris.

Fans arriving at the City Sports Center with a new coloring book in hand will gain free admission to that night’s game.
There are bound to be a lot of happy, creative kids in Motown following the tilt.


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    Disclaimer: the NCAA only keeps records beginning in the season it recognized the sport (2000-01). Counting the three years USA Hockey sponsored a national championship, Harvard’s Jennifer Botterill holds the all-time scoring records with 340 points,157 goals, and 183 assists (1998-2003). Going back further, Dartmouth’s Gretchen Ulion had 189 career goals from 1990-1994.