With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.
Few alumni had a bigger week than freshman goaltender Lindsay Reed. The former ‘00 ECS-Q netminder posted a 51-save effort — complementing her 52-save performance to best Boston College in the semifinals — on her way to earning the Bertagna Award for top goaltender in the Battle for Boston. That performance may not have earned her Harvard squad the Beanpot but it netted her Goalie of the Week honors in both the ECAC and the NCAA.
This week, Selects coach Cara Morey will serve as an assistant coach for Hockey Canada in the Rivalry Series. This three-game set pins the women’s Team USA squad against Team Canada with two matchups in Ontario — London and Toronto — with the finale in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena.
“It’s always an honor to coach the National team,” Morey said to goprincetontigers.com. “Growing up in Canada and playing for the program was a dream come true. Now I have the opportunity to continue that dream behind the bench. It’s humbling and exciting to work with the best athletes in our game. This is one of the most intense rivalries in any sport and I expect this series will be extremely competitive.”
Former South Kent Selects Academy forward Austin McIlmurray had a big weekend for Sacred Heart. The Coral Springs, Florida, native tallied three goals and five points in two games against Niagara. McIlmurray has nine goals and 16 points in 24 games this season for the Purple Eagles.
Ten men’s hockey student-athletes who excel both on and off the ice were selected as finalists last week for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award. Among honorees was ‘96 ECS-Q alum and current Quinnipiac senior Chase Priskie. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division-I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Priskie is currently fourth in fan voting and you can submit your vote HERE.
These Selects along with many other alumni have played at a high level throughout their young careers and know what it takes to stand out in front of scouts, do you? Well we’ve got five tips that can help take your game to the next level and draw the attention of evaluators HERE.