Ciotti Named ECAC Hockey Player and Rookie of the Week

Jenna Ciotti celebrates a goal. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jenna Ciotti celebrates a goal. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Freshman Forward Honored After Six-Point Week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After a six-point, five-goal week that included the first hat trick by a Yale women's ice hockey player since 2007, freshman forward Jenna Ciotti (Manotick, Ont.) has been named ECAC Hockey MLX Skates Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week.

Ciotti's busy week started last Tuesday at Brown, when she scored 61 seconds into the game. That turned out to be the game-winning goal, as Yale went on to a 4-0 win. Ciotti then scored the first goal Friday night at Union, and that one also turned out to be the game-winner in a 5-0 win. She scored twice in the second period that night, then had an assist and a goal in the third period to finish off the hat trick. The last player with a hat trick for Yale had been Sheila Zingler '07 on Feb. 10, 2007.

Ciotti finished her week by scoring the game-tying goal at 4:52 of the third period at RPI on Saturday as the Bulldogs rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to come away with a 2-2 tie.

Ciotti, who has 11 points in her last 12 games, has moved into a tie for the team lead in goals (eight) with freshman forward Jackie Raines (London, Ont.). Ciotti is also third on the team in points with 12.

Prior to Yale Ciotti attended St. Mark and played on the Ottawa Senators and on Team Ontario – Blue, earning a silver medal at the U18 Championship. Her father, Bob, captained Lake Superior State in 1980-81 and was named Team MVP; he is tied for 17th on the school's all-time points list. Her uncle, John Ciotti, played for the University of Miami of Ohio.

These are the first Player and Rookie weekly awards earned by a Yale player this season. Senior goalie Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) earned Goalie of the Week recognition Nov. 30.

Yale (7-14-3, 6-9-2 ECAC Hockey, t-9th) travels to Colgate and No. 2 Cornell this weekend.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity