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2019 Ms Hockey Top Ten Candidates Announced

By LPH, 01/31/19, 11:45AM CST


For Immediate Release                                                                                     Jan. 31, 2019

Contact: Kevin Kurtt (952-288-9319,

2019 Minnesota Ms. Hockey Award 10 semifinalists announced

Let’s Play Hockey announced today the 10 semifinalists for the 2019 Ms. Hockey Award, which will be presented to the top senior girls’ high school hockey player in Minnesota.

In alphabetical order, here are this year’s 10 semifinalists (statistics through games of Jan. 30):

Semifinalist             Pos.     School/Team                GP       G      A       TP        College

Haylee Blinkhorn     F          Hill-Murray                   23        15     24     39        Boston University

CC Bowlby             F          Edina                            23        21     24     45        Dartmouth

Izzy Daniel              F          Blake                            22        22     26     48        Cornell

Katie Kaufman        F          Hill-Murray                   23        26     25     51        Merrimack

Kelsey King            F          Elk River/Zimmerman    23        40     20     60        Minnesota State

Kaitlyn Kotlowski     D          Warroad                       23        9       24     33        Wisconsin

Mannon McMahon  F          Maple Grove                 22        17     20     37        Minnesota Duluth

Sadie Peart             F          Grand Rapids/Greenway   22        22     27     49        Quinnipiac

Mallory Uihlein        D          Edina                            19        3       24     27        Penn State

Madeline Wethington     D          Blake                            22        18     24     42        Minnesota

All 10 players named as semifinalists are committed to a Division I school for next season, including five in the WCHA. The semifinalists have scored an average of 19 goals and 24 assists this season for their respective teams. All 10 players have been bound to the textbooks for the past several years as they check in with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.66.

The five finalists for the Ms. Hockey Award will be named in the Feb. 14 edition of Let’s Play Hockey with the winner announced at the Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The 10 semifinalists for the Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award were also announced today. The five finalists for the Senior Goalie of the Year Award will be named in the Feb. 7 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 Ms. Hockey Award include academics, community/extracurricular activities, citizenship and coachability. Past winners: 2018 Taylor Heise (Red Wing), 2017 Grace Zumwinkle (Breck), 2016 Presley Norby (Minnetonka), 2015 Taylor Williamson (Edina), 2014 Sydney Baldwin (Minnetonka), 2013 Dani Cameranesi (Blake), 2012 Hannah Brandt (Hill-Murray), 2011 Karley Sylvester (Warroad), 2010 Bethany Brausen (Roseville), 2009 Becky Kortum (Hopkins), 2008 Sarah Erickson (Bemidji), 2007 Katharine Chute (Blake), 2006 Allie Thunstrom (North St. Paul), 2005 Gigi Marvin (Warroad), 2004 Erica McKenzie (Hastings), 2003 Andrea Nichols (Hibbing/Chisholm), 2002 Ashley Albrecht (South St. Paul), 2001 Renee Curtin (Roseville), 2000 Krissy Wendell (Park Center), 1999 Ronda Curtin (Roseville), 1998 Laura Slominski (Burnsville), 1997 Annamarie Holmes (Apple Valley), 1996 Winny Brodt (Roseville).

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 2018-19 season.

To order tickets for the 2019 Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet, call Beth Kurtt at 612-306-1935.