For Immediate Release Jan. 31, 2019
Contact: Kevin Kurtt (952-288-9319, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.