ALBANY, N.Y. - ECAC Hockey has announced the finalists for the 2018-19 women’s Rookie of the Year, and Sarah Fillier (Princeton), Tanner Gates (Colgate), and Lindsay Reed (Harvard) have been named finalists.
Fillier (Fr. / Georgetown, Ont.) led the nations rookies in scoring this season, registering 48 points (16G, 32A) in 25 games this season. She was especially lethal as a passer, dishing out 32 assists (1.28 per-game), which was tops in the country. Her performance this year was key in Princeton’s success, as the Tigers climbed as high as No. 4 in the national rankings, a new high water mark for the program.
Gates (Fr. / Oceanside, Calif.) ranked fifth among ECAC Hockey defenders with 20 points this season (6G, 14A), and first among first-year defensemen. Her scoring touch came when she played on her home ice, as five of her six goals came at the Class of 1965 Arena this season. She got hot down the stretch for Colgate, registering points in five of the last six games she played.
Reed (Fr. / New Vernon, N.J.) not only led ECAC Hockey goaltenders, but the nation’s goaltenders in save percentage this season (.945). She finished the year with 831 saves, allowing just 48 goals through 24 games and leading Harvard into the ECAC Hockey tournament. She was particularly strong during league play this season, posting a 1.92 GAA, and .945 save percentage.
The winner of the 2018-19 Best Forward award will be announced at the Women’s Championship banquet on Friday, March 8.
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