Ladies’s hockey: 2019 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-Three finalists introduced

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Senior ahead Loren Gabel (Kitchener, Ont./Clarkson College), senior blueliner Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich./Boston School) and senior ahead Annie Pankowski (Laguna Hills, Calif./College of Wisconsin) have been named the top-three finalists for the 2019 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, it was introduced at the moment by the USA Hockey Basis.

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The 2019 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award shall be offered at a brunch ceremony at Cascade Advantageous Catering in Hamden, Conn., on Saturday, March 23, as a part of the NCAA Ladies’s Frozen 4 weekend hosted by Quinnipiac College.

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Three Finalists for 2019 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award

Identify 12 months Place College
Loren Gabel Senior Ahead Clarkson College
Megan Keller Senior Protection Boston School
Annie Pankowski Senior Ahead College of Wisconsin

The choice course of commenced earlier this month when NCAA Division I ladies’s ice hockey coaches have been requested to appoint gamers for the award. Gamers who have been nominated by a number of coaches have been then positioned on an official poll, which was despatched again to the coaches to vote for the top-10 finalists. The unbiased accounting agency PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, tabulated the ballots.

The three finalists, together with the recipient of the 2019 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, have been then chosen by a 13-person choice committee made up of NCAA Division I ladies’s ice hockey coaches, representatives of print and broadcast media, an at-large member and consultant of USA Hockey, the nationwide governing physique for the game of ice hockey in america.

Notes: Tickets to the 2019 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Ceremony and Brunch may be bought at Particular person seats to the occasion are $65, whereas tables of 10 can be found for $600. A choose variety of sponsorships and program commercials are additionally out there.


An award of The USA Hockey Basis, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is yearly offered to the highest participant in NCAA Division I ladies’s ice hockey. Choice standards contains excellent particular person and crew expertise, sportsmanship, efficiency within the clutch, private character, competitiveness and a love of hockey. Consideration can be given to educational achievement and civic involvement.

The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is called in honor of the late Patty Kazmaier, who was a four-year varsity letter-winner and All-Ivy League defenseman at Princeton College from 1981-86. An completed athlete who helped lead the Tigers to the Ivy League Championship in three consecutive seasons (1981-84), Patty Kazmaier-Sandt died Feb. 15, 1990, on the age of 28 following a protracted battle with a uncommon blood illness.