Orange to Celebrate Alumni Weekend and Ring Ceremony During Lindenwood Series


All Orange fans are invited to celebrate the Syracuse ice hockey’s 2022 College Hockey America Championship and welcome back the program’s alumni on Saturday, November 5th at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Syracuse hosts Lindenwood at 3 pm on Saturday. The Ring Ceremony and Alumni Weekend will be part of the in-game experience.

“We are excited to get our alumni back on campus and to celebrate the success of the team and the program last year,” said first-year Syracuse head coach Britni Smith. “This is a great opportunity to continue to build our alumni network. They are an important part of our program and culture.”

The 2021-22 Orange won the CHA regular season and conference tournament. Syracuse finished with an 11-4 league record to claim the first regular season CHA title in program history and earned the right to host the CHA Tournament. The Orange beat RIT in the semifinal, 3-2 in overtime to advance to the championship game and then defeated Mercyhurst, 3-2 in overtime in the championship game in front of a sellout crowd Tennity Ice Pavilion. Forward Sarah Thompson scored the game-winner for the title by gathering a rebound off of a shot by Jessica DiGirolamo and burying it into the back of the net at the 7:32 mark in the extra session.

Syracuse (3-7-1 overall, 2-0 CHA) won three out of its four meetings with Lindenwood (0-6, 0-2) last season. The Orange have dominated the Lions in the past with a record of 38-6-2 against the Lions.

Orange vs. Lions

Lauren Bellefontaine has scored points in 13 out of her 18 matchups against Lindenwood.

Mae Batherson has had 10 assists against Lindenwood out of her 37-career total.

Primeau had two goals in a game against Lindenwood last season.

Another Trio of Honors

Defenseman Mae Batherson is the CHA Defenseman of the Month after leading the Orange with seven assists, having 13 blocks and 25 shots. Syracuse goaltender Arielle DeSmet is the CHA Goaltender of the Week for the second consecutive week and forward Sarah Marchand is the league’s Forward of the Week. The pair led the Orange in a series sweep of RIT.

Bellefontaine Ninth All Time  

Graduate student Lauren Bellefontaine is ninth on Syracuse’s career points record list after recording a goal and an assist in the RIT series. The forward has 88 career points, four shy of the eighth spot on the list which is held by Jessica Sibley.

DeSmet Inches Closer to Saves Record

Graduate student Arielle DeSmet is second on Syracuse’s career saves record list. She added 42 saves, including 17 in the game against RIT and then 25 at RIT. DeSmet is also among the standouts on the single-game and single-season saves record lists:

Single game: 54 at Penn State (2/5/2022), which ranks second in Syracuse history

Single season: 775 (2021-22), which is also second in the Syracuse record book.

Orange Seeds

Senior Mae Batherson tallied two assists at RIT, making her career total 37. Batherson has 47 points (10 G, 37 A, 99 GP). Batherson has had two assists in six games during her Syracuse tenure. Batherson also has 107 career blocked shots, which ranks 12th on Syracuse’s career record list. Sophomore Sarah Marchand had her 10th career multi-point game with a pair of goals and an assist in Syracuse’s 4-1 victory over RIT. Graduate student Lauren Bellefontaine has recorded points in three straight games with a goal against Holy Cross, goal against RIT and an assist at RIT. Junior defensemen Hannah Johnson scored a goal and had seven blocks in the series against RIT. Johnson has 85 career blocked shots, which ranks 20th on Syracuse’s career record list. Sophomore forward Madison Primeau scored her 15th career point with a goal at RIT. Primeau has 13 goals and two assists in 43 games played. Junior forward Tatum White tallied her 15th career assist bringing her career total points to 24. She had a season-high 16 victories in the circle at Merrimack (10/1). Her career-best is 20 at Robert Morris (2/26/21) during her first season at Syracuse.

Top 15 Teams on the Schedule

Six Syracuse opponents are ranked in this week’s USCHO Division 1 Women’s Poll (10/31).

#6 Colgate

#9 Cornell

#10 Clarkson

#11 Penn State

#13 Vermont

#14 Princeton

ARV St. Lawrence

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