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Three Finalists Named for Women’s Hockey Goalie of the Year

Northeastern Vs. Boston University at Matthew’s Arena Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The field of eight finalists for the inaugural better-name-pending Women’s Goalie of the Year Award has been trimmed down to three finalists.

Those three finalists are:

Josie Bothun, Freshman, Penn State

Bothun assumed the starting role from Day One with the Nittany Lions and was impressive throughout the season as Penn State dominated College Hockey America. She finished her season with a 16-3-2 record, posting a 1.44 goals against and .944 save percentage on 25.71 shots per 60 minutes.

Aerin Frankel, Senior, Northeastern

Playing for one of the top teams in the country, Frankel posted an impressive 18-1-1 record, with a 0.70 GAA and a .969 save percentage while facing 22.89 shots per 60 minutes of play.

Loryn Porter, Senior, Maine

Maine only score 27 goals in 18 games this season, but the stellar play of Porter in goal kept them close in a lot of games. She finished the season with a 8-9-1 record, but had incredible individual stats with a 1.49 GAA and .954 save percentage on 32.79 shots per 60 minutes.

Three good candidates with excellent stats throughout the season, though the absence of any goalies from college hockey’s strongest conference is noticeable. Frankel likely remains the favorite to win the award by virtue of both her and her team’s success this season.