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.

The Women’s Division-I Frozen Four starts Friday, March 22nd, in Hamden, Connecticut. Never has it been more evident than in 2019, the road to the Frozen Four goes through the World Selects Invitational Series first. More than 30 players still active in the NCAA tournament got their start with our Selects program, competing in the 2011 and 2012 WSI in Prague and Italy.

The four teams remaining are top-seeded Wisconsin with 17 alumni, Cornell with 10, six for Minnesota and Clarkson with five.

Grace Bowlby, Natalie Buchbinder, Nicole LaMantia, Maddie Rolfes and Mekenzie Steffen patrol the blue line for the Badgers while Sam Cogan, Jesse DeVito, Delaney Drake, Kyleigh Hanzlik, Presley Norby, Maddie Posick, Caitlin Schneider and Sophia Shaver providing firepower up front. Kristen Campbell has been dependent in goal for Wisconsin, backed up by Nikki Cece and Cami Kronish and Selects coach Annie Pankowski leads the group in scoring with 25 goals and 47 points.

Cornell upset No. 3-seeded Northeastern and will continue to play the underdog role behind its three leading scorers Maddie Mills, Kristin O’Neill and Jaime Bourbonnais. They’ll lean on teammates Sam Burke, Amy Curlew, Devan Facchinato, Finley and Gillis Frechette, Pippy Gerace and Paige Lewis to keep the Big Red rolling.

Second on the team in scoring, Grace Zumwinkle and Minnesota teammates Alex GulstenePatti Marshall, Emily Oden, Sophie Skarzynski and Alex Woken may have the best shot at upsetting No. 1-seed Wisconsin in a possible championship matchup. The Gophers have handed the Badgers two of their four losses this season and will look for their seventh national title.

Back-to-back, reigning, defending national champion Clarkson is eyeing a three-peat with help from Patty Kazmaier finalist Loren Gabel. The senior along with Michaela Pejzlova, Cassidy Vinkle, Kristy Pidgeon and Avery Mitchell combined for nearly half of the Golden Knights’ goal scoring this season.

Puck drop for the women’s Frozen Four starts Friday at 4 p.m., with the championship on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from Frank Perrotti, Jr. Arena in Hamden, Connecticut.

In men’s college hockey, conference championships will conclude this weekend with Selection Sunday following to announce tournament teams. Conferences rolled out yearly awards and honors, with a wealth of Selects alumni represented across some of the top leagues.

Minnesota junior Rem Pitlick earned First-Team All-Conference honors in the Big Ten, as the ‘97 West Coast Selects alum finished with career highs in goals (21), assists (24) and points (45). Patrick Khodorenko was named to the Second-Team, as the formers ‘98 East Coast Selects-Q and current Michigan State forward finished his junior year with 18 goals and 37 points. Fellow Spartan and former ‘98 Jr. Selects defenseman Dennis Cesana also earned All-Freshman Team honors.

A highly-decorated senior season, ‘96 East Coast Selects-Q alum Chase Priskie added ECAC First-Team All-Conference to his resume. The defenseman’s collegiate career came to an end with Quinnipiac’s quarterfinal loss in the conference tournament but Priskie remains a finalist for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award as well as the Senior CLASS Award to cap off his final season. Rumors have begun swirling around the possibility of Priskie — a sixth-round draft pick of the Washington Capitals — signing an entry-level contract before the end of the NHL regular season.

A former teammate of Priskie’s at South Kent Selects Academy, Yale forward Joe Snively reconnected, joining Priskie as an ECAC First-Teamer. Also a senior who concluded his four-year career, Snively signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Capitals and will spend the remainder of the ‘18-19 season with their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears.

Some Hockey East accolades were handed out to ‘97 West Coast Selects Chase Pearson, who was named a Second-Team All-Star as well as the conference’s Best Defensive Forward. The Maine Black Bear captain also signed an entry-level contract to join the Detroit Red Wings; a team that selected him in the fifth round of the 2015 Draft.

Former ‘96 East Coast Selects-Q and Selects Academy alum Karl El-Mir was named to Hockey East’s Third-Team All-Stars and Boston University standout Joel Farabee was named to the All-Rookie Team after the ‘00 East Coast Selects-Q alum led his team in scoring as a freshman.

A pair of ‘03 Western Canada Selects announced college commitments this past week. One of the top North American players in the ‘04-birth year, Matthew Savoie announced he’d join the University of Denver for the ‘21-22 season. His teammate at the 2018 World Selects Invitational-Philly, Ty Mueller also announced his commitment to the University of Nebraska-Omaha for the ‘22-23 season.

Tristan Zandee will be heading to Colorado College. The ‘03 West Coast Selects alum is also set to make his college debut in the ‘22-23 season with the Tigers .

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.

Rosters for the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championships have been announced by Hockey Canada and USA Hockey in the last week, as countries prepare for the international tournament next month. A handful of Selects earned roster spots on their respective 23-person rosters, take a look at what alumni will be competing in Espoo, Finland, on April 4th.

For USA Hockey, Annie Pankowski and Melissa Samoskevich are among the 13 forwards up front. Pankowski is about to close out her collegiate career with the University of Wisconsin, scoring 89 goals and 198 points, as the No. 1-ranked Badgers embark on the NCAA playoffs this weekend. Another senior, Samoskevich racked up 13 goals and 22 points for Quinnipiac this season, leading the Bobcats in scoring.

Defenseman Cayla Barnes will join the forward duo on Team USA, after the freshman had a standout season with Boston College. Barnes scored four goals and 23 points from the Eagles’ blue line and stood out amongst her Hockey East classmates to earn All-Rookie Team honors.

One of the best in college hockey this season, Loren Gabel scored 40 goals and 69 points during her final campaign at Clarkson University. A finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award for a second consecutive season, Gabel leads the 4th-seeded Golden Knights into the postseason before embarking on international play with Team Canada.

A pair of Selects defensemen also made Canada’s final roster, including Gabel’s college teammate, Erin Ambrose and Cornell junior Jaime Bourbonnais. Ambrose has seven goals and 28 points as a senior for the Golden Knights while Bourbonnais totaled nine goals and 29 points for the 7th-seeded Big Red.

Both Canada and USA are in the five-team Group A for the IIHF World Championships, with games slated to begin Thursday, April 4th. The two teams will square off in preliminary-round action on Saturday, April 6th, as both countries will certainly be jockeying for points in the standings.

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.

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.

Penn State freshman Paul DeNaples was named a finalist for the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year Award. The ‘98 East Coast Selects-O alum totaled 2 goals and 14 points in 37 games this season and was named among Quinn Hughes and Sasha Laroque as the trio up for the award.

Fellow Selects alum and Big Ten player Mat Robson was also named as a finalist this week for the conference’s Goaltender of the Year Award. The former ‘96 East Coast Selects-O and current Minnesota Golden Gopher posted a 2.81 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in 30 games.

Chase Priskie continues his decorated senior season as a finalist for the ECAC’s Best Defensive Defenseman. The ‘96 East Coast Selects-Q alum and 2016 sixth-round draft pick of the Washington Capitals, Priskie led the Bobcats blocking 33 shots and helping the team post a sub-2.00 goals against per game as well as a key contributor on a penalty-killing unit at 87 percent. He also added 17 goals and 39 points offensively this season.

Winners for those yearly conference awards will be announced on March 19th.

Former ‘98 East Coast Selects-Q forward Drew O’Connor was named ECAC Rookie of the Wee for the third time this season. The Dartmouth freshman scored a goal in each of the Big Green’s games over the weekend, giving O’Connor six strikes in his last five games.

All-Conference team announcements began rolling out in women’s college hockey this week, with more than a dozen Selects alumni being named. In the Hockey East, Skylar Fontaine was named to the First-Team while Maureen Murphy and Daryl Watts earned Second-Team honors. Cayla Barnes was named to the Third-Team as well as All-Rookie team along with fellow freshman Kelly Browne.

In the WCHA, Kristen Campbell, Annie Pankowski, Mekenzie Steffen and Grace Zumwinkle were among First-Team All-Conference. Maddie Rolfes and Abigail Levy were named to the Second-Team, and Levy also earning All-Rookie Team with Maggie Flaherty and Gabbie Hughes.

Loren Gabel was named Forward and Player of the Year in the ECAC for a second straight season. The senior capped off her outstanding career with possibly her best season yet, leading the nation in scoring with 37 goals. She surpassed a number of career marks in 2018-19, becoming the Golden Knights all-time leading scorer, while eclipsing both the 100-goal and 200-point marks.

Jaime Bourbonnais was named ECAC Best Defenseman after anchoring a Big Red team that allowed just 1.6 goals per-game this season. The junior was an impact player at both ends of the ice, recording nine goals and 29 points while blocking 34 shots. Her plus-32 rating was the highest on the team.

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.

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.

Selects Coach Annie Pankowski and alum Loren Gabel were named among the three finalists for the 2019 Patty Kazmaier Award. Given to the most outstanding female in college hockey, the two will look to join Daryl Watts (2018) as Selects alumni who have gone on to receive the award. Additionally, Pankowski was also named WCHA Offensive Player of the Year while Gabel was named a finalist for ECAC Player of the Year as well.

After winning last year’s U-14 World Selects Invitational with the ‘05 West Coast Selects, Mark Johnson has been named WCHA Coach of the Year at Wisconsin. He led the Badgers to a 30-4-2 record (18-4-2 WCHA), a No. 2 national ranking and a berth in this weekend’s Final Faceoff Semifinals. The 30 wins are the most in the nation this season and in 16 seasons at Wisconsin, Johnson has a career record of 489-87-44, tying him with Jeff Sauer for the most wins by a Badger men’s or women’s hockey coach.

Yet another Badger, Kristen Campbell, was named WCHA Goalie of the Year and Ohio State defenseman Jincy Dunne was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year. A big season for Wisconsin, as the team with the most active Selects alumni on its roster boasts an impressive national ranking and a wealth of year-end awards to go with it.

College Hockey America released its All-Conference team, listing Selects alum Jaycee Gebhard from Robert Morris University as a First-Team forward while a pair of Boston College Freshmen Cayla Barnes and Kelly Browne were also named to Hockey East’s All-Rookie Team.

The ECAC announced Mackenzie Lancaster as a finalist for the Mandi Schwartz Student-Athlete of the Year award. The award recognizes a leader from all 12 ECAC Hockey programs who has demonstrated excellence both on and off the ice. Players nominated for this prestigious award must maintain a 3.5 GPA, while also making an impact with their play on the ice.

Yearly awards have not yet been announced for men’s college hockey but conference tournament action is slated to begin this weekend, with 132 active alumni competing in their respective playoffs. The NCAA tournament will begin later this month and many schools still hoping to punch their ticket to the big dance with a conference championship.

Former ‘98 East Coast Selects-Q and current Boston University alternate captain, Chad Krys became the first Terrier defenseman since 1971 to record two goals and three assists in a game. The junior had a hand in all five goals in BU’s 5-1 victory over Merrimack on Saturday. That performance earned him ECAC Player of the Week honors.

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.

To help the NHL celebrate Black History Month, William Douglas, who writes the Color of Hockey blog, highlighted five players who could have an impact on hockey in the years to come. Among those named were four former Selects players following in the footsteps of Willie O’Ree ― the first black athlete to play in the NHL in 1958 ― and many other impactful athletes like Grant Fuhr, Angela James and Jerome Iginla. Take a look at who Douglas says is the next generation of up-and-coming athletes who can add to O’Ree’s legacy in hockey.

Marshall Warren (‘01 East Coast Selects-O)

Committed to Boston College and currently playing for the U.S. National Team Development Program (USNTDP), Warren competed in the World Selects Invitational on an ECS-O team that featured eight future NCAA commits and four future CHL players.

“His skating ability is second to none,” NTDP coach John Wroblewski told NHL.com. “He’s a 200-foot player, he’s tremendously active on the offensive side of things, and he’s such a good athlete. He’s in tremendous shape so if there is a situation where he has to make up ice and get back on defense, he can cover ground. His 5-on-5 impact is all over for us, he’s active on our line rush, he’s fearless to execute, he’s fearless to take chances.”

Quinton Byfield (‘02 East Coast Selects-O)

first overall pick in the 2018 OHL Draft, Byfield is one of the top players in his birth year. Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-4 forward has 22 goals and 51 points through his first 52 games in the OHL with the Sudbury Wolves.

“A prospect like him doesn’t enter the OHL or NHL too often,” NHL Central Scouting Director Dan Marr told NHL.com. “He is an imposing figure with his size and strength, and he’s still developing so he is going to get stronger and more powerful.”

Chayla Edwards (‘01 West Coast Selects)

Committed to the University of Wisconsin for next season, Edwards currently plays for Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“She’s been one of our top defensemen since she was 8 years old,” said Kathy Pippy, the girl’s hockey director for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite and Selects Hockey. “I think it’s a combination of her size (5-foot-9, 161 lbs.), she sees the game really well, she can move the puck up the ice. She can also join in the offense when she needs to, and she has really good hands.”

Rayla Clemons (‘01 West Coast Selects)

Edwards’ WCS teammate and fellow Pittsburgh Penguins Elite product, Clemons is committed to Syracuse University for the 2020-21 season. The forward has 15 goals and 22 points in 34 games with PPE this season.

“She’s a fast, speedy little forward,” Pippy said. “She’s like the Energizer Bunny ― her motor just goes. She can score, she’s gritty, she doesn’t mind mixing it up.”

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.

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.

Yale University’s Robbie DeMontis (‘96 East Coast Selects-O) took ECAC Player of the Week honors after a four-point weekend that included a goal and three assists. The junior helped the Bulldogs to a pair of wins over Colgate and Cornell, coming up big against the No. 8-ranked Big Red with three assists in a 5-2 victory.

Graham McPhee (‘98 East Coast Selects-O) netted both goals in Boston College’s 4-2 loss on Saturday. It was his first multi-goal game of the season and his first tally since the season’s opening weekend on Oct. 13 at Wisconsin

A pair of Selects alumni claimed WCHA Goalie of the Week and Defenseman of the Week honors. Kristen Campbell enjoyed another stellar weekend in net for Wisconsin, stopping 43-of- 44 shots to lead UW to a sweep of Minnesota Duluth. Mak Langei tied for the league lead among blueliners with two points on a pair of assists to help the Bemidji State earn a series sweep over St. Cloud State.

College Hockey America named Sierra Burt Player of the Week, after she had three points for Lindenwood over the weekend. She had an assist on the team’s first goal of a 2-2 tie on Friday, then came back with two goals on Saturday as the Lions took down the Robert Morris with a 6-1 win.

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.

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.

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.

The Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation revealed on Tuesday its list of finalists for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award. Among the five named were Selects coach and current Wisconsin Badger Annie Pankowski. The senior is the lone female representative for the award that has been presented annually since 1996 to a college hockey student-athlete who makes significant contributions to his or her team and the community-at-large through leadership and volunteerism.

Gabbie Hughes was named WCHA Forward of the Week after she scored goals in each game over the weekend and factored in four of Minnesota-Duluth’s six total goals. It is the second time in her young career that Hughes has been named Forward of the Week, as the freshman has totaled 15 goals and 29 points in her first season.

Former ‘97 West Coast Selects forward Rem Pitlick was named Big Ten Hockey’s First Star of the Week after he scored five points over the weekend. The 5-foot-9, 196-pound Minnesota junior picked up his fourth-straight multi-point game on Saturday while setting a new single-season career high in points with 33 in 27 games.

A pair of South Kent Selects Academy players one former, one current made verbal commitments to Division-I programs. Former 16U forward Matt Allen announced his decision to join Union College next fall while current 18U defenseman Garrett Sundquist decided he’ll be heading to Providence College for the 2020-21 season.

Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CONTACT us for more information on how you can join the Selects family.

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.

Selects alumni made a clean sweep through the women’s WCHA weekly awards, as Grace Zumwinkle was named Forward of the Week along with Mekenzie Steffen earning Defenseman of the Week and Kristen Campbell receiving Goalie of the Week honors.

Zumwinkle led the conference in points last weekend, totaling four in two games for Minnesota. Steffen tallied a pair of goals from the blue line to help the No. 1 ranked Wisconsin Badgers win on Friday night while her goaltender and fellow Selects alum Campbell posted a pair of wins, including her fifth shutout of the season.

Loren Gabel earned Player of the Week honors in the ECAC after she recorded her 100th career goal at Clarkson. The senior racked up seven points including the game-winning goals in both games over Harvard and helping the Golden Knights extend their winning streak to six straight games.

Sophomore defenseman Skylar Fontaine netted the game-tying goal in Northeastern’s 2-1 win over Vermont on Friday. She also added two assists over the weekend to earn Hockey East Defenseman of the Week.

Former ‘98 ECS-Q forward Jack Badini was named ECAC Forward of the Week after he led Harvard to a pair of wins. The sophomore totaled four points over the weekend including a career-high three-point night in Friday’s 4-3 win over Clarkson.

Camrose, Alberta native and former ‘99 Western Canada Selects forward Kyler Kupka verbally announced his commitment this month, as he plans to attend St. Cloud State University next season.

Current ‘04 Midwest Selects forward Chris Able also announced his commitment earlier this month, well in advance as the 14-year-old plans to join Ohio State University for the 2023-24 season.

Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CONTACT us for more information on how you can join the Selects family.

USA Hockey finalized its women’s U-18 roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championships over the weekend in preparation for the eight-team tournament coming up in January. Among the 23-person roster were 14 Selects alumni that will travel to Japan to compete for Team USA.

Eight alumni were named among the top twelve forwards including Sydney Bard, Hannah Bilka, Katy Knoll, Abbey Murphy, Casey O’Brien, Clara Van Wieren, Makenna Webster and Kiara Zanon. Six of the eight defensemen to make the squad also had ties to the Selects program including Lauren Bernard, Hadley Hartmetz, Caroline Harvey, Kate Monihan, Maggie Nicholson and Haley Winn.

Four of those mentioned (Bernard, Harvey, Winn and Zanon) are playing the 2018-19 winter season with the Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney and all 14 have already made Division-I commitments to play college hockey in their futures.

The U-18 IIHF World Championships get underway January 6th in Obihiro, Japan, where Team USA will battle teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Japan, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. The U.S. has played in the championship game in each of the past 11 years, and will look to win a fifth consecutive gold medal.

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