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Mark Bedics | | October 29, 2019

Women's college hockey: Vermont's Sini Karajalainen leads 3 stars of the week

Wisconsin earns 5th women's ice hockey national title

Here are the top performers from the week of Oct. 21-28 in women's college hockey:

1 - Sini Karajalainen, Vermont 

The sophomore defenseman tied for the nation’s lead in points last week, as she posted an NCAA-best six points on one goal and five assists for Vermont. The Posio, Finland native helped the Catamounts to a 1-0-1 weekend at Merrimack, including assisting on all four goals in Friday’s 4-4 tie. In addition, she became the first Catamount to record four assists in a single game during the program’s Division I era. She also added the game-winning goal in Saturday's 6-2 triumph.


2 - Lindsay Browning, Cornell

The Penfield, New York native was spectacular in her first action of the season, sending aside all 35 shots that came her way in the two games against No. 8 Robert Morris. She is the first Cornell goaltender to open the season with a shutout since 2007 after making 19 saves in a 6-0 victory. On Saturday, she stopped all 16 Colonials’ shots for the third shutout of her career.

Cornell goalie

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3 - Elle Hartje, Yale

The freshman forward (Fr. - Detroit, Mich.) began her collegiate career with a bang, netting a hat trick in her first-ever game for the Bulldogs in route to a 9-2 win. She followed it up with another goal and an assist in Saturday 5-1 win. The Detroit, Mich. native finished the weekend with six points on four goals and two assists and a +8 rating.

Elle Hartje

Delaney Wolf of Saint Mary’s University named 2021 Hockey Humanitarian recipient

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota defenseman Delany Wolf has been named the 2021 Hockey Humanitarian Award winner.

Three finalists announced for 2021 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award

The winner of the 2021 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award will be announced March 27 on the NHL Network. The award is named in honor of the late Patty Kazmaier, who was a four-year varsity letter-winner and All-Ivy League defenseman at Princeton University.

2021 NC women's ice hockey championship field announced

The National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Committee announced Sunday the field of eight teams that will compete in the 2021 National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.

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