Ten finalists have been announced for this year’s Patty Kazmaier Award, the highest individual honor in women’s college hockey.
Two players from fifth-ranked and defending national champions Clarkson were among the nominees along with eight other players from eight different schools. The ECAC led the way with half of the nominations, followed by three from Hockey East, and two from the WCHA.
One year after Boston College’s Daryl Watts became the first freshman to win the award, two freshman are up for the award this year, though Watts herself was not named a finalist in her sophomore campaign.
Here is the full list of nominees:
Teammates Giguere and Gabel are currently tied for the national lead in scoring, and would be the presumptive favorites for the award, though splitting votes between the two teammates may leave the door open for a different candidate to emerge.