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Howe, Ambrose Earn National Accolades

Howe, Ambrose Earn National Accolades

Two Clarkson standouts - junior Erica Howe and freshman Erin Ambrose - were named to the All-USCHO.com All-Star teams.

Howe, the Golden Knights’ starting goaltender and Ambrose, the Green and Gold’s top defenseman, helped to lead Clarkson to its best season ever with a 28-10 overall record and an eighth-place ranking in the final USCHO.com national poll. The Knights were tied for second in the ECAC Hockey standings, one point shy of first, with an 18-4 league mark.

Honored as ECAC Goaltender of the Year for the second consecutive season, Howe was a mainstay for the Golden Knights. She backboned the Knights’ stingy defensive effort and played the second most minutes in the country (2217:21). Also named a First-Team ECAC All-Star, she played more minutes than any other ECAC goaltender (1315:38) and posted the most wins in the conference (18). Howe ranked among the best netminders in Division I with a .931 save percentage and a 1.73 goals against average. She posted the second most wins in Division I with a 27-10 overall record, including six shutouts.

Named ECAC Rookie of the Year, Ambrose was the leading scoring freshman from the blueline nationally (36 points) and one of only three defensemen in the country who averaged over a point per game (1.06). She Set Clarkson single-season assist record with 30 overall. Ambrose tallied at least one point in 24 of 34 games.