January 26, 2012

Brianna Delaney continues to break records

By EMC News  • Thursday, January 26, 2012

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 Stittsville's Brianna Delaney is continuing her record breaking ways with the Robert Morris University Colonials women's hockey team.

She scored in the third period of a 4-2 loss to Mercyhurst in College Hockey America action on Friday, Jan. 20 to become just the second Robert Morris player ever to reach the 50 goal plateau in her career. Brianna roofed a wrist shot top shelf as she was falling to the ice after being hooked by a Mercyhurst player.

The goal marked her 20th point of the season, making her the first player in school history to post four 20 point campaigns.

In addition, the goal marked the 113th point of her career, the most by any women's hockey player in school history.

Brianna also had a good game in the faceoff circle, winning 17 of the 26 faceoffs which she contested in the game.

Cobina Delaney, Brianna's sister, earned an assist on Brianna's goal, marking the fourth time this season that she has assisted on a goal by her older sister. It was Cobina's 11th assist of the season, tying her career high and moving her into the top ten in career points among Robert Morris University players.

Brianna and Cobina Delaney are both graduates of Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville where they both played for the school's girls hockey team. Brianna is a senior at Robert Morris University while Cobina is a junior.

Brianna was recently one of those nominated for the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year award in Pittsburgh where Robert Morris University is located. Results of the online voting for the award, which ended on Friday, Jan. 13, have not yet been released.

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Cobina Delaney of Stittsville scored the opening goal of the game for the Robert Morris University Colonials women's hockey team as it went on to defeat nationally ranked Mercyhurst Lakers 3-2, ending the Lakers' 28 game College Hockey America conference unbeaten streak last Saturday, Jan. 21 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Cobina's goal was assisted by her sister, Brianna Delaney. This was the tenth time in Cobina's last 14 goals that her sister had earned an assist on the play. 

With the goal, Cobina entered the top ten in career goals for the Robert Morris University Colonials. As a junior, she is in her third season with the team. Brianna, as a senior, is in her fourth and final season with the Colonials.

Both Cobina and Brianna are graduates of Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville where they played for the school's girls' hockey team.

Robert Morris University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.