Feb. 3, 2013
Let's Play Hockey Release | Gophers' Ms. Hockey Winners
Five future University of Minnesota women's hockey players were named as semifinalist for Minnesota's Ms. Hockey Award. The list of 10 semifinalists highlights Dani Cameranesi (Blake), Kate Flug (Roseville Area), Paige Haley (Red Wing), Kate Schipper (Breck) and Megan Wolfe (Eagan).
Since 1996, Let's Play Hockey annually presents the Ms. Hockey Award to the top senior high school girls' hockey player in the state of Minnesota. Academics, community service, citizenship, coachability and on-ice performance prove to be the criteria for this prestigious award. A total of 13 recipients have signed with the Gopher women's hockey team. Currently, there are three former award winners on the Maroon & Gold's roster: Hannah Brandt (2012), Bethany Brausen (2010) and Becky Kortum (2009).
The five finalists for the Ms. Hockey Award will be named in the Feb. 14 edition of Let's Play Hockey with the winner announced at the Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11:30 a.m., at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The award is sponsored by Let's Play Hockey, the Minnesota Wild and Shock Doctor.
Other awards that will be presented at the banquet include the Let's Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award, which goes to the top senior goalie in girls' high school hockey, as well as the Minnesota Girls High School Hockey Coaches Association's Coaches of the Year, and All-State and All-Academic Award winners for the 2012-13 season.
Below is a list of the 10 semifinalist with stats and their college commitments.
|Laura Bowman||F||Minnetonka||23||23||17||40||Penn State|
|Kate Flug||F||Roseville Area||23||26||22||48||Minnesota|
|Kayla Gardner||F||Warroad||23||32||37||69||North Dakota|
|Paige Haley||D||Red Wing||23||17||37||54||Minnesota|
|Lisa Marvin||F||Warroad||23||24||46||70||North Dakota|
|Amy Menke||F||Shakopee||22||38||17||55||North Dakota|
|Sidney Morin||D||Minnetonka||18||4||14||18||Minnesota Duluth|
No. 3 Gophers Shut Out No. 8 Fighting Hawks
Hannah Brandt and Amanda Kessel led the Gophers with two points each in the 3-0 win at Ridder Arena Friday night.
Gopher Women's Hockey Live vs. North Dakota
Minnesota and North Dakota face off at 6 p.m. Friday at Ridder Arena.
Schipper Credits Gophers' Success to Passion
Junior Kate Schipper has already matched her season-high for points with 29 points in 27 games this season.