BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Feb. 20, 2019 –The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will again present postseason awards Powered by GoodWood Hockey as the Twin Cities-based apparel company has signed on as the sponsor of the League's individual awards for the second-straight year.
The WCHA will proudly award the 2018-19 "WCHA Women's League Offensive Player, Defensive Player, Goaltender, Rookie, Outstanding Student-Athlete, Overall Player and Coach of the Year, Powered by GoodWood Hockey."
Additionally, the 2018-19 All-WCHA Teams (First, Second, Third and Rookie, along with All-Academic), along with the Women's League Scholar-Athlete Awards, will be "Powered by GoodWood Hockey."
"We are thankful to be able to continue to support the Women's WCHA, these fabulous athletes, and to be a part of the women's college hockey family and the #growthegame movement," GoodWood Hockey's founder and owner Kelly O'Donnell said in announcing the partnership.
The agreement strengthens one of the League's most-important partnerships. GoodWood Hockey first presented the WCHA postseason awards in 2018 and has also sponsored the League's weekly and monthly honors for the last two season.
"We're proud and excited to continue to grow and strengthen our partnership with GoodWood Hockey," WCHA Women's League Commissioner Katie Million said. "Their commitment to the WCHA and desire to honor our stellar student-athletes with high-quality postseason awards further raises the profile of the league."
About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)
The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is celebrating 20 Years of Excellence during 2018-19 anniversary season. The nation's premier women's hockey conference, WCHA member institutions have won a record 16 national championships since the league's inception in 1999 (including 15 of a possible 18 NCAA titles), while producing seven Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winners, 98 All-Americans and numerous Olympic and national team members. The seven-team, NCAA Division 1 conference consists of: Bemidji State University (Beavers), the University of Minnesota (Golden Gophers), the University of Minnesota Duluth (Bulldogs), Minnesota State University (Mavericks), Ohio State University (Buckeyes), St. Cloud State University (Huskies) and the University of Wisconsin (Badgers). For more information, visit www.wcha.com.
About GoodWood Hockey
Family owned and operated in Saint Paul, Minn., GoodWood Hockey is focused on providing unique, high quality, socially-responsible apparel to the growing hockey community. The only hockey-inspired clothing company that specializes in items for the entire family, GoodWood Hockey aims to become a household name in homes across North America through providing excellent products backed by exceptional customer service. Through their philanthropic division, GWH: Hockey for Good, the brand aims to provide support and solutions to global issues through a variety of charities and non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.goodwoodhockey.com.