NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College women’s ice hockey program introduced three transfer students to join the group for the upcoming season, as announced by head coach Erin Hamlen.
“When transitioning from a younger roster, there is an added benefit to bringing in players with experience,” Hamlen said. “Our staff is looking forward to bolstering our maturity with these three incoming transfers with various experience within different D1 conferences. Emily, Madison, and Teghan have different skill sets, but all three bring grit and a high-level work ethic that will help our program reach our goal of competing for a Hockey East Championship.”
The three transfers are joined by four freshmen, adding seven new student-athletes to the program for the 2021-22 season. The trio comes to Merrimack with experience competing in ECAC Hockey and the WCHA.
#2 Teghan Inglis | Defense | Okotos, Alberta | Ohio State University (WCHA)
At Ohio State: Named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team… Competed in 18 games for Ohio State as a sophomore, including the team’s NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals and Semifinals appearances… Appeared in all 38 games her freshman year… Finished her rookie campaign with 10 points from three goals and a freshman-best seven assists… Opened her rookie season with a two point weekend against St. Lawrence. She notched her first career assist on Sept. 27 and scored her first career goal on Sept. 28… Also scored against Princeton (Dec. 15) and notched the game-winning-goal against Quinnipiac (Jan. 25)… Finished eighth in the conference in freshman scoring (.26 PPG)… Recorded freshman-bests two power play assists and one game-winning-goal… Also recorded a rookie-high 40 blocked shots, good for sixth best on the team… Posted a season-best +3 on ice against Colgate (Nov. 22)… Recorded 37 shots on goal with a game-high four shots against Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 8).
Personal: Plans to study Electrical Engineering… Prior to college, played basketball and ran track at George Elliot Secondary School… Played two seasons at defense with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy… Two-time league champion for POE (2018, 2019)… Named captain her senior season… Held two swimming provincial records… Won gold at the Canada Winter Games with Team Alberta… Is the daughter of Jodi and Dennis Inglis and the oldest of three siblings, Easton, Jorja and Brock… Related to former NHL defenseman Mark Tinordi and current Boston Bruins defenseman Jarred Tinordi… Enjoys playing basketball, tennis and hiking.
Why Merrimack: “I choose Merrimack because of the amazing coaches that recruited me. I loved how welcoming Merrimack was and I believe the small school atmosphere is exactly what I’m looking for.”
#13 Madison Oelkers | Forward | Warroad, Minnesota | Minnesota State-Mankato (WCHA)
At Minnesota State: In the 2020-21 season, skated in all 20 games for the Mavericks…Posted a 1-4–5 line in junior season…Scored first goal of the season and added an assist in the Mavericks second game of the season hosting Duluth Nov. 21…Added a second-multi-point performance with a pair of assists in the 4-2 win over St. Cloud State and finished the game with a season-best rating of +2 Feb. 6… In the 2019-20 season, Appeared in 35 games during sophomore season…Recorded first assist of season against Rensselaer on Sept. 27…Scored first goal of season against Minnesota Duluth on Oct. 12…Finished year with 3-4–7 in 35 GP…Named WCHA Scholar-Athlete and was named to WCHA All-Academic Team… In the 2018-19 season, Played in all 35 games in freshman campaign…Recorded first assist of career on Sept. 29 against Rensselaer…Scored first collegiate goal in game against #1 Wisconsin on Nov. 2…Recorded first career multi-goal game on Feb. 23 in game against Minnesota Duluth…Finished season with a 3-6–9 stat line.
Personal: Plans to study Exercise Science… Product of Warroad High School girls hockey team…High school Hobey Baker award winner in 2018…All-state selection in senior season…Four-time all-section selection…Four-time all-conference selection…Four-time letterwinner in hockey, three-time letter winner in volleyball and two-time letter winner in golf…Team captain in hockey in junior and senior seasons… Daughter of Chad and Jodi Oelkers… High school teammate of current Merrimack forward Hannah Corneliusen.
Why Merrimack: “I picked Merrimack because of the culture that came with the academics and athletics. I loved how close everything on campus is and how the feel of a small community of the students are. The importance Merrimack puts into their education is spectacular.”
#28 Emily Oosterveld | Forward | Waterdown, Ontario | Clarkson University (ECAC)
At Clarkson: In an abbreviated 2020-21 season, played in ten games for the Golden Knights… Scored her first collegiate goal against St. Lawrence on Jan. 20… Posted five shots on goal, with two penalty minutes and two blocked shots on the year.
Personal: Has not declared a major… Before college, played for Canada in in-line and won bronze at the World Championships in 2016 and 2019… Daughter of Michelle and Henry Oosterveld … Has three older brothers, Michael, Andrew, and Matthew … All three of brothers and dad work together for the family construction business …Lists Soccer & In-line Hockey as other favorite sports… Honor Roll grade 10, Honor Roll grade 11, Art Award grade 10, Student Athlete of the Year grade 11.
Why Merrimack: “I chose Merrimack because all it has to offer, the opportunities, education, culture, campus, and community. Merrimack women’s hockey has an amazing culture that is going to push me to be the best I can on and off the ice.”
The Warriors will return to the ice for the new season in September, with the full schedule to be announced soon.
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