Ten semifinalists announced for
2018 Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award
Let’s Play Hockey announced today the 10 semifinalists for the 2018 Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award, presented to the top senior girls’ high school hockey goaltender in Minnesota.
The 10 semifinalists combine for a 1.85 goals-against average, a .927 save percentage and a grade-point average of 3.69. The 10 semifinalists for the Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award are as follows, in alphabetical order (statistics through games of Jan. 31):
Semifinalist School/Team W-L-T GAA SV% SO College
Lexi Baker Lakeville South 12-8-0 2.13 .912 5 Bemidji State
Abby Bollig Farmington 8-2-0 1.80 .916 2 Augsburg
Alexa Dobchuk Eden Prairie 14-8-1 1.89 .923 6 Colgate
Anna Kruesel Blake 21-1-1 1.16 .933 9 Amherst
Kaity McKenzie South St. Paul 16-5-2 1.32 .938 9 Cornell
Sami Miller Spring Lake Park 11-14-0 2.35 .930 4 UW-River Falls
Emily Musielewicz St. Cloud 15-6-2 2.06 .931 5 Concordia (MN)
Jaela O’Brien Blaine 14-6-1 1.56 .923 6 Hamline
Mallory Tidona Northfield 9-6-2 1.90 .937 2 Bethel
McKenzie Whalen East Grand Forks 12-8-1 2.35 .922 4 UW-Superior
The five finalists for the Senior Goalie of the Year Award will be named in the Feb. 8 edition of Let’s Play Hockey with the winner announced at the Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 9:30 a.m., at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The 10 semifinalists for the Ms. Hockey Award were also announced today. The five finalists for Ms. Hockey will be named in the Feb. 15 edition of Let’s Play Hockey. Both awards are sponsored by Let’s Play Hockey and the Minnesota Wild.
In addition to on-ice talent, criteria for the Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award include academics, community/extracurricular activities, citizenship and coachability. Past winners: 2017 Breanna Blesi (Maple Grove), 2016 Jenna Brenneman (Breck), 2015 Frances Marshall (Thief River Falls), 2014 Erin O’Neil (Hopkins), 2013 Sydney Rossman (Minnetonka), 2012 Erika Allen (Roseville Area), 2011 Julie Friend (Minnetonka), 2010 Kallie Billadeau (Hopkins), 2009 Laura Bellamy (Duluth), 2008 Alyssa Grogan (Eagan), 2007 Ashley Nixon (Blaine), 2006 Allana McCready (Centennial), 2005 Johanna Ellison (Cloquet/Esko/Carlton), 2004 Emily Brookshaw (Hill-Murray), 2003 Robin Doepke (Chaska), 2002 Amber Hasbargen (Warroad), 2001 Jody Horak (Blaine), 2000 Shari Vogt (River Lakes), 1999 Katie Beauduy (Blaine).
Other awards that will be presented at the banquet include the Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award, which goes to the top senior goalie in girls’ high school hockey, as well as the Minnesota Girls High School Hockey Coaches Association’s Coaches of the Year, and All-State and All-Academic Award winners for the 2017-18 season.
To order tickets for the 2017 Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet, call Beth Kurtt at 612-306-1935.