Women's college hockey: Loren Gabel's offensive explosion highlights Three Stars
The NCAA women’s hockey stars of the week went a perfect 6-0 in leading their teams to dominating performances.
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1) Loren Gabel, Clarkson
The Kitchener, Ontario native led the nation in points, averaging four points per game and two goals per game in Clarkson's sweep of Yale in quarterfinal series. On Friday, she recorded a hat trick in a span of 2:21 in the opening five minutes of the game one victory and also added three assists as the Golden Knights won 10-1. To finish off the sweep, she had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory. She now has 69 points on the season with 33 goals and 36 assists.
2) Maddy Field, Ohio State
The junior forward was a scoring machine this weekend at the OSU Ice Rink, lighting the lamp a NCAA-best five times to help the No. 5 Buckeyes sweep Minnesota State to secure their place in the WCHA Final Faceoff for the first time since 2013. The junior opened the WCHA Quarterfinals series with her first career hat trick in Ohio State’s 6-0 win on Friday. She followed that with a two-goal performance in Saturday’s 5-2 triumph, scoring the game’s first goal and a third-period marker. Field scored on five of her 12 shots and posted a plus-5 rating.
3 ) Elijah Milne-Price, Robert Morris
The senior netminder posted back-to-back shutouts over Syracuse to help Robert Morris clinch their second-consecutive regular season title. She tallied 51 saves in the two games, with 26 saves on Friday and 25 on Saturday. Those were her fifth and sixth shutouts of the season, setting a new Robert Morris single-season record for shutouts in the process. In addition to the shutouts, she has a .933 save percentage to go along with a 1.64 goals-against average.