Five finalists announced for
2019 Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award
Let’s Play Hockey announced today the five semifinalists for the 2019 Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award, presented to the top senior girls’ high school hockey goaltender in Minnesota.
The finalists combine for a 1.57 goals-against average, a .947 save percentage and a grade-point average of 3.83. The five finalists for the Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award are as follows, in alphabetical order (statistics through games of Feb. 6):
Finalist School/Team W-L-T GAA SV% SO College
Calla Frank White Bear Lake 10-12-3 2.17 .938 1 Minnesota State
Quinn Kuntz Warroad 24-0-1 0.60 .964 14 Ohio State
Lucy Morgan Maple Grove 17-7-1 1.44 .939 6
Makayla Pahl Rochester Mayo 4-8-3 2.56 .940 2 Minnesota
Taylor Smith Mound Westonka 19-0-5 1.09 .954 6
The winner of the Senior Goalie of the Year Award will be announced at the Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m., at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The five finalists for Ms. Hockey will be named on Feb. 14. Both awards are sponsored by Let’s Play Hockey, the Minnesota Wild, GoodWood Hockey and OS Hockey.
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 Alexa Dobchuk (Eden Prairie), 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 2019 Ms. Hockey Award, which goes to the top senior player 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.
For more on the five finalists for the Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award, go to www.stateofhockey.com. To order tickets for the 2019 Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet, call Beth Kurtt at 612-306-1935.
Calla Frank - White Bear Lake Area HS
Makayla Pahl - Rochester Mayo HS
Quinn Kuntz - Warroad HS
Lucy Morgan - Maple Grove HS
Taylor Smith - Mound/Westonka HS