Five Finalists for Girls Senior Goalie Award Named

Updated: 02/06/2014 4:03 PM
Created: 02/06/2014 2:09 PM
By: Let's Play Hockey

Let's Play Hockey newspaper announced Thursday the five finalists for the 2014 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 1.37 goals-against average, a .938 save percentage and a grade-point average of 3.64. The five finalists for the Let's Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award are as follows, in alphabetical order (statistics through the end of the regular season):

Finalist School W-L-T GAA SV% SO College
Hannah Ehresmann Minnetonka 17-5-2 1.37 0.936 3 Penn State
Madi Galstad East Grand Forks 19-2-1 1.19 0.946 6 TBD
Alex LaMere North Wright County 12-5-3 1.51 0.935 7 Ohio State
Abbey Miller Benilde-St. Margaret's 17-2-1 1.53 0.924 5 Syracuse
Erin O'Neil Hopkins 18-4-0 1.25 0.948 7 Boston University

The winner of the Senior Goalie of the Year Award will be announced at the Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 11:30 a.m., at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The five finalists for the Ms. Hockey Award will be named in the Feb. 13 edition of Let's Play Hockey. Both awards are sponsored by Let's Play Hockey, the Minnesota Wild and Shakopee Chevrolet.

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: 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 Ms. Hockey Award, which goes to the top senior in girls' high school hockey, as well as the Minnesota Girls' Hockey Coaches Association all-state, all-academic and coaches of the year awards, the Brano Stankovsky Award, and the Charlie Stryker and Adrenaline Fundraising Scholarship awards for 2013-14.

The Senior Goalie of the Year Award will be presented on February 23.
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