Wednesday, February 28, 2018
WCHA Offensive Player, Defensive Player, Goaltender, Rookie, Outstanding Student-Athlete and Coach of the Year, along with Scoring and Goaltending Champions, honored
Pictured: Abby Roque (Wisconsin), Sydney Baldwin (Minnesota), Kristen Campbell (Wisconsin) and Emma Maltais (Ohio State)
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Feb. 28, 2018 – Prior to having a stellar, four-team field – including three teams ranked in the top-seven nationally – convene for the Final Faceoff championship tournament, the Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) today recognizes and applauds six of its standout performances.
Below are the 2017-18 WCHA Offensive Player, Defensive Player, Goaltender, Rookie, Outstanding Student-Athlete and Coach of the Year, Powered by GoodWood Hockey.
"On behalf of the WCHA, our sincere congratulations to our individual award winners," said WCHA Vice President and Women's League Commissioner Katie Million. "To be recognized as the best-of-the-best from such a deep and talented group of nominees is a tremendous honor. We are proud to applaud their fantastic seasons, both on and off the ice!"
About the 2017-18 WCHA Individual Awards, Powered by GoodWood Hockey
The 2017-18 WCHA Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year were chosen from the All-WCHA First Team forwards and blueliners, respectively. The Goaltender of the Year is the first-team All-WCHA netminder, while the Rookie of the Year was selected from the All-WCHA Rookie Team. WCHA Women's League member team head coaches and assistant coaches vote for the All-WCHA Teams, and then again for these awards. Member institution Faculty Athletic Representatives nominate and vote for the WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year.
About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)
The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has won a record 16 national championships in 18 seasons since its inception in 1999 (including 15 of a possible 17 NCAA titles), while producing seven Patty Kazmaier Award winners, 95 All-Americans and numerous Olympic and national team members. The seven-team 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.
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