The most prestigious honor in women's hockey is the Patty Kazmaier award. While Cornellians have been nominated, none has yet won. This year, the top ten finalists includes four players from the University of Minnesota (defenseman Megan Bozek, forwards Hannah Brandt and Amanda Kessel, and goaltender Noora Raty), another two from the WCHA in North Dakota's Jocelyne Lamoureux and Wisconsin's Brianna Decker (the reigning Patty Kazmaier award winner), two Hockey East players that have faced Cornell in Boston College's Alex Carpenter and Northeastern's Kendall Coyne as well as two players from the ECAC, Harvard's Jillian Dempsey, and most importantly, Cornell's own junior forward, Brianne Jenner.
Jenner has been stellar for the Big Red this season, with 63 points, almost evenly split between goals and assists (32 and 31 respectively). She also has tallied an impressive six power-play goals, one shorthanded goal, and seven game-winning goals, including the overtime winner on Friday and the game winner on Saturday with one second remaining. As of now, Jenner has a career total of 171 points in 95 games played.
Thursday, March 7th the Patty Kazmaier Top 3 are announced and the award ceremony will take place Saturday, March 23 in Minneapolis, MN, in between the first and final sets of Frozen Four games.
All-Ivy Teams Announced
The Ivy League has announced its All-Ivy teams for women's ice hockey. Brianne Jenner, Laurianne Rougeau, and Jillian Saulnier were all named to the First Team; Jessica Campbell, Lauren Slebodnick, and Laura Fortino were all named to the Second Team; Erin Barley-Maloney and Alyssa Gagliardi were both Honorable Mentions.
Furthermore, Brianne Jenner was named the Ivy League Player of the Year. This is the fourth time in a row that Cornell has had the Ivy League Player of the Year. Last year Rebecca Johnston won player of the year, Laura Fortino won it in 2011, and Catherine White won in 2010.
ECAC Players of the Month
The ECAC has named its players of the week for this past week. Brianne Jenner and Lauren Slebodnick were named Player and Goaltender of the Month respectively. Jenner has had a fantastic month, with thirteen points over the span. Lauren Slebodnick had a 6-1-1 record in February, with two shutouts (one of which was the lone tie) to earn Goaltender of the Month. She gave up only seven goals in eight games.
Red Hot Hockey IV
Boston University and Cornell will once again host their biennial event known as Red Hot Hockey at the World's Most Famous Arena. MSG, BU, and Cornell all have tickets available for the game which takes place November 30, 2013.
Vote For Hobey
Hobey Baker Fan Voting for the first round is almost up. The first round of fan voting ends on March 10, so don't forget to vote for Hobey (D'Agostino, Iles, and/or Miller) on each device you have once a day! #LGR