MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota women's hockey team dominated the regular season, going a perfect 36-0. Now, the Gophers are dominating postseason awards as well.
Senior Megan Bozek, senior goalie Noora Raty and junior forward Amanda Kessel on Thursday were named the three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the best player in women's college hockey. It's the first time in the award's 16-year history that one school produced all three finalists.
"Each of these three young women embodies what this prestigious award represents because they are great players on the ice and outstanding individuals off the ice," Minnesota coach Brad Frost said in a statement.
All three players had integral roles on the Gophers team that has set an NCAA record for longest winning streak. Kessel, whose brother Phil plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs, led all Division I players in scoring with 94 points (43 goals, 51 assists). She averaged 1.34 goals per game and sc...