11 Melissa Paluch
11 Melissa Paluch
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Parma, Mich.
High School: Culver Academy
Position: F
Major: Psychology
gp 12
p 16
g 9
a 7
pim 0
+/- +8
CAREER HIGHS
CATEGORY NO. OPPONENT / DATE
Goals 3 Two Times (last vs. Concordia University Wisconsin on Nov. 16, 2013)
Assists 3 Three Times (last at Finlandia University on Jan. 30, 2015)
Points 5 at Finlandia University on Jan. 30, 2015

 

AWARDS
YEAR AWARDS
2012-13 1st varsity letter
Codfish Bowl All-Tournament Team
Honorable Mention All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association
Northern Collegiate Hockey Association All-Rookie Team
Team's Most Valuable Player
Lake Forest College All-Sportsmanship Team
2013-14 2nd varsity letter
Team Captain
Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week (Feb. 4)
Forester Athlete of the Week (Feb. 6) 
2014-15 3rd varsity letter
Team Captain
Ry McCarthy Award
Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Slaats Cup All-Tournament Team 
2015-16 4th varsity letter
Team Captain
Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 8)
Ry McCarthy Award 

 

OTHER NOTABLES
YEAR NOTES
2012-13 Played in every game
Led the team in assists and ranked second in goals and points
Also tied for the team lead in plus/minus rating
Tied for fifth in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association in assists and 11th in goals and ranked seventh in points
Also finished second in the league in points by a freshman and tied-for-seventh in game-winning goals
Ranked ninth in the nation in assists per game, tied-for-31st in goals per contest, and 11th in points per game
Was also second in the country in points by a freshman
Recorded at least one point in 19 of 26 contests with 10 multi-point games
Assisted on a team-high four game-winning goals
Scored first career goal in season opener against University of St. Thomas on Nov. 3
Had at least one point in 11 consecutive contests from Nov. 16-Jan. 19
Recorded first career assist in opener and scored game-tying goal in game two at UW-Stevens Point Nov. 16-17
Scored an unassisted goal and added an assist against Marian University on Dec. 1
Netted the game-winning goal against UW-Superior on Dec. 8
Had a goal and four assists in two Codfish Bowl games at the University of Massachusetts Boston Jan. 3-4
Scored short-handed and game-winning goals in first career hat trick at UW-Eau Claire on Jan. 11
Had a goal and assist in consecutive games at Eau Claire on Jan. 12 and against Adrian on Jan. 19
Recorded at least one point in seven straight games from Jan. 25-Feb. 9
Scored the game-winning goal and had an assist at College of St. Scholastica on Jan. 26
Recorded two assists at Finlandia University on Feb. 1 and three against Concordia University Wisconsin on Feb. 5
Had at least one goal and assist in a game for the seventh time on the year against St. Norbert College on Feb. 8
2013-14 Appeared in every game for the second straight season
Tied for the team lead in assists and ranked second on the squad in points and fourth in goals
Also tied for seventh on the team in plus/minus rating
Tied for sixth in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association in points and ninth in assists and ranked 11th in goals
Was 17th in the nation in points per game, tied-for-20th in assists per game, and tied-for-47th in goals per game
Matched the fourth-highest single-season assist total and fifth-best point total in program history
Recorded at least one point in 18 contests
Assisted on three goals in weekend series at St. Norbert College Nov. 8-9
Scored a goal at Concordia University Wisconsin on Nov. 15 and had a hat trick against the same team on Nov. 16
Finished Dec. 6-7 series at Finlandia University with two goals, three assists, and +7 plus/minus rating
Scored a pair of goals, including a short-handed score, against St. Mary's University on Jan. 5
Had two goals and an assist and posted +4 plus/minus rating against Finlandia University on Jan. 31
Netted two goals, including a power play score, against College of St. Scholastica on Feb. 1
Recorded three assists against St. Norbert College on Feb. 8 and two against Adrian College on Feb. 15
Finished second season ranked ninth in program history in career points
Is also tied for seventh in team annals in career assists and ninth in goals 
2014-15 Saw action in every game for the third year in a row
Ranked second on the team in goals, fourth in points, fifth in assists, and sixth in plus/minus
Tied for first on the team and sixth in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association in power play goals
Finished 12th in the NCHA in goals, tied-for-14th in points, and tied-for-22nd in assists
Tied for 22nd in the nation in power play goals, 61st in goals, and 72nd in points
Recorded at least one point in 15 of 26 contests
Scored a power play goal in season opener at Adrian College on Nov. 1 and assisted on a score at Adrian on Nov. 2
Netted another power play goal against St. Norbert College on Nov. 8
Had a pair of goals, including a power play score, and assisted the game-winner against Finlandia University on Dec. 6
Scored a goal and was +4 against University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Jan. 16
Became the sixth player in team history with as many as five points (2g, 3a) in a game at Finlandia Univ. on Jan. 30
Scored goals at St. Norbert College on Feb. 7 and against Concordia University Wisconsin on Feb. 20
Converted a power play opportunity against St. Norbert College in the NCHA Slaats Cup semifinals on March 6
Assisted on a pair of goals in the NCHA Slaats Cup final against Concordia University Wisconsin on March 7
Finished third season ranked second in program history in career assists, fourth in points, and eighth in goals 
2015-16 Played in each of the first 12 games before suffering season-ending injury
Finished third on the team in goals and tied-for-eighth in points
Tied for 14th in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association in goals and 25th in points
Recorded at least one point in 10 of 12 appearances
Team was 10-1-1 and averaged 5.25 goals per game in her 12 appearances
Scored power play goals against St. Catherine University on Oct. 31 and at Marian University on Nov. 4
Registered at least on point in nine consecutive games from Nov. 4 to Dec. 5
Had two goals and two assists in 5-2 victory over College of St. Scholastica on Nov. 7
Became program's career leader in assists against Finlandia University on Nov. 13
Finished with a goal and an assist against Adrian College on Nov. 14
Scored twice and reached 100 career points at Finlandia University on Dec. 4
Had a goal and assist at Finlandia University on Dec. 5
Finished four seasons ranked first in team history in career assists, third in points, and sixth in goals
Recent Games
Feb 12 Marian W, 5-1
Feb 13 Marian W, 5-0
Feb 19 at #2 Adrian L, 2-1
Feb 20 at #2 Adrian L, 2-1
Feb 26 St. Norbert L, 3-1
Feb 27 St. Norbert T, 0-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 12 8
Points 16 11
Goals 9 6
Assists 7 5
PIM 0 0
+/- +8 +5
Power-play goals 3 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Games started 6 4
Game-winning goals 0 0
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 57 37
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 31 St. Catherine W, 5-0 1 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 7
Nov 1 St. Catherine T, 2-2 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 4 at Marian W, 7-0 1 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 7 St. Scholastica W, 5-2 1 2 2 4 0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 7
Nov 8 St. Scholastica W, 3-0 1 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 13 Finlandia W, 9-0 - 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Nov 14 #2 Adrian W, 6-2 1 1 1 2 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Nov 17 at Concordia Wisconsin W, 4-1 - 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Nov 21 at St. Norbert W, 4-1 1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 4 at Finlandia W, 6-1 - 2 0 2 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Dec 5 at Finlandia W, 11-0 - 1 1 2 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 5 at #8 Middlebury L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 6 at St. Michael's W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 9 Saint Mary's (Minn.) W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 10 Saint Mary's (Minn.) W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 15 at St. Scholastica W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 16 at St. Scholastica W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 22 Concordia Wisconsin W, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 23 Concordia Wisconsin W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 5 St. Norbert W, 6-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 6 St. Norbert T, 2-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 12 Marian W, 5-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 13 Marian W, 5-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 19 at #2 Adrian L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 20 at #2 Adrian L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 26 St. Norbert L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 St. Norbert T, 0-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2012-13 26 14 19 33 16 +15 2 1 1 3 1 0 110
2013-14 26 12 19 31 6 +13 2 1 0 0 0 1 96
2014-15 26 11 11 22 4 +12 4 0 0 1 0 0 97
2015-16 12 9 7 16 0 +8 3 0 0 0 0 0 57
Total 90 46 56 102 26 +48 11 2 1 4 1 1 360
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 12 9 7 16 0 +8 3 0 0 0 0 0 57
Conference 8 6 5 11 0 +5 2 0 0 0 0 0 37
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 5 4 9 0 +4 1 0 0 0 0 0 36
Away 6 4 3 7 0 +4 2 0 0 0 0 0 21
Neutral - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 10 9 7 16 0 +9 3 0 0 0 0 0 51
Losses 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Ties 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
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October 1 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
November 8 5 6 11 0 +4 1 0 0 0 0 0 41
December 2 3 1 4 0 +4 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
January 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2