Canada's Loren Gabel of Clarkson University wins Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award
Clarkson forward Loren Gabel reacts after scoring in the second period during an NCAA college Division I Women's Frozen Four semifinal against Minnesota, Friday, March 17, 2017, in St. Charles, Mo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:37PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:04PM EDT
HAMDEN, Conn. -- Canadian forward Loren Gabel was named the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award on Saturday.
The award is presented annually by the USA Hockey Foundation to the top player in NCAA Division I women's hockey. Gabel, from Kitchener, Ont., had 63 points (34 goals, 29 assists) for Clarkson University in her senior season.
Gabel led the Golden Knights to four NCAA Frozen Four appearances and two national championships.
"I have had the privilege to coach some very elite and talented players during my time at Clarkson, and Loren has proven to be one of the all-time great Golden Knights," Clarkson head coach Matt Desrosiers said in a release. "Loren exemplifies everything the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award represents -- a top performer in the country, competitiveness, performance in the clutch, and a true passion and love for the game of hockey."
American players Megan Keller of Boston College and Annie Pankowski of the University of Wisconsin were also considered for the honour.
A two-time ECAC Hockey player of the year, Gabel is Clarkson's all-time leading scorer. She finished her career with 213 points (116 goals, 97 assists).
Gabel is the second Clarkson player to claim the Kazmaier award, following Jamie Lee Rattray in 2014. Gabel was an award finalist last year.