League Announces Postseason Awards

League Announces Postseason Awards

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey (@ecachockeyMWD1) announced the recipients of the league’s annual postseason awards at its banquet held as part of the 2018 ECAC Women's Hockey Championship weekend at Clarkson University.

Clarkson, the league’s co-regular-season champion, swept the major individual awards on the evening and placed four members on the league’s First Team All-League squad.

Golden Knights junior Loren Gabel earned both the league’s Best Forward and Player of the Year Awards. She led the league in both goals (22) and points (42) in 22 conference games, while finishing second in assists with 20. She recorded at least one point in 18 of the 22 conference outings and currently leads the nation in plus-minus rating with a +52 rating, while setting a program record for goals scored with 33, including seven game-winners in overall games. Her steady performance has been recognized throughout the season as she was selected the National Player of the Month in January; named a three-time league Player of the Month and garnered the league’s Player of the Week on six occasions.

Shea Tiley logged over 1200 minutes in goal for Clarkson and recorded a league-best 1.42 goals-against average with 18 wins as she took home Goaltender of the Year honors. Now a two-time recipient of the league’s top goaltending honor, Tiley recorded 10 overall shutouts on the season, including tying for the league lead with five. She was named the league’s Goaltender of the Week four times; Goaltender of the Month three times; and National Player of the Month for December.

Making an immediate impact in ECAC Hockey Clarkson’s Elizabeth Giguere was named the league’s top rookie. She registered at least one point in 20 of the Golden Knights 22 league contests, while leading the league with 24 assists and finishing second in totals points with 40. She led al of her rookie counterparts averaging 1.82 points per game. She was tabbed with the league's Rookie of the Week honor ten times and Rookie of the Month three times.

Teammate Savannah Harmon was named the league’s top defender for the second consecutive season. One of the best 200-feet players in the nation, Harmon anchored the Golden Knights defense which only surrendered 1.32 goals per game and posted nearly a 90-percent success rate on the penalty kill. Not to be outdone on the offensive end the senior co-captain finished second among her league counterparts in points with 19 points on six goals and 13 assists in league action.

For the third time in his career Clarkson’s Matt Desrosiers was voted the league’s Coach of the Year by his peers. Coming off a national championship season, Desrosiers’ Golden Knights showed no sign of a letdown recording 19 wins and claiming a share of the league’s regular-season title. Clarkson showcased both the top scoring offense and top scoring defense in ECAC Hockey.

Below is a complete list of 2017-18 honors:

FIRST TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward Loren Gabel, Clarkson
Forward Elizabeth Giguere, Clarkson
Forward Kristin O'Neill, Cornell
Defense Savannah Harmon, Clarkson
Defense Lauren Wildfang, Colgate
Goaltender Shea Tiley, Clarkson

SECOND TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward Jessie Eldridge, Colgate
Forward Michaela Pejzlova, Clarkson
Forward Hannah Miller, St. Lawrence
Defense Jaime Bourbonnais, Cornell
Defense Ella Shelton, Clarkson
Goaltender Lovisa Selander, Rensselaer

THIRD TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward Carly Bullock, Princeton
Forward Shae Labbe, Colgate
Forward Kennedy Marchment, St. Lawrence
Defense Sarah Knee, Cornell
Defense Mallory Souliotis, Yale
Goaltender Julia Vandyk, Colgate

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Forward Elizabeth Giguere, Clarkson
Forward Becca Gilmore, Harvard
Forward Maddie Mills, Cornell
Defense Emma Buckles, Harvard
Defense Skylar Podvey, St. Lawrence
Goaltender Gianna Meloni, Yale

COACH OF YEAR
Matt Desrosiers, Clarkson

BEST DEFENSEMAN
Savannah Harmon, Clarkson

BEST FORWARD
Loren Gabel, Clarkson

ROOKIE OF YEAR
Elizabeth Giguere, Clarkson

GOALTENDER OF YEAR
Shea Tiley, Clarkson

PLAYER OF YEAR
Loren Gabel, Clarkson