ALBANY, N.Y. - ECAC Hockey has announced the finalists for the 2018-19 Player of the Year award, and Jessie Eldridge (Colgate), Sarah Fillier (Princeton), and Loren Gabel (Clarkson) have all been named finalists.
Eldridge, who was a two-time ECAC Hockey Player of the Month selection, finished the regular-season with 51 points, 36 of which came in league play. She surpassed the Colgate career scoring record, currently sitting at 162 career points through her four years in a Raider uniform. The senior ranks in the top-five nationally in points per-game (1.46), goals per-game (0.81), short handed goals (4), and game-winning goals (6).
Fillier is just seven assists shy of tying a Princeton record for most assists in a season (41) in just her rookie campaign for the Tigers. The freshman has been the catalyst for the Princeton offense all season, leading the nation in average scoring with 2.00 points per-game. Just eight more points would give the Georgetown, Ont. native the single season freshman scoring record for Princeton, currently held by Mollie A. Marcoux who recorded 61 points in 1987-88.
Gabel, who is the defending ECAC Hockey Player of the Year, led the nation with 34 goals during the regular-season, adding 29 assists for a total of 63 points. She’s recorded at least one point in 30 of 34 games she’s played this year, including 19 multi-point games. She became the Clarkson all-time leading scorer during the season, while also surpassing the 100-goal and 200-point marks.
The winner of the 2018-19 Player of the Year award will be announced at the Women’s Championship banquet on Friday, March 8.
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