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CU's Giguere Named ECAC Player Of Year

Elizabeth Giguere continued Clarkson's run of taking home the top honor in ECAC Hockey when the standout forward was selected as the conference's Player of the Year, announced at Friday's league championship banquet in Ithaca, NY. Also named ECAC Hockey's Best Forward and a conference First-Team All-Star, Giguere is a dominant player who led the league in scoring. The junior right wing tallied 41 points on a conference-high 23 goals to go along with 18 assists through 22 games for a 1.86 points per game average. Giguere scored a league-high nine game-winners and posted the top plus/minus in the conference at +25. A native of Quebec City, Quebec, she recorded at least one point in 21 of 22 ECAC games with at least one goal in 16 of those league contests. Giguere was twice named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month (November and January) and was selected conference Player of the Week  two times (12/2, 1/27). She was a Second-Team all-star last season and a First Team selection and ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year in 2017. Named aTop 3 Finalist for the 2020 Patty Kazmaier Award, Giguere leads the nation in goals with 36, including a Division I high 10 game-winners, and is second in points with 65 through 36 games entering into Saturday's ECAC Hockey Championship Tournament semifinal game against Princeton.  Giguere is the fourth Golden Knight to be named ECAC Hockey Player of the Year, following Loren Gabel (2018, 2019), Cayley Mercer (2017) and Jamie Lee Rattray (2014). 

Centering Clarkson's top lines, Gabrielle David enjoyed an impressive debut in her first collegiate season and was honored as ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year, announced at Friday's league championship banquet in Ithaca, NY. David's play was impressive throughout her rookie campaign as she finished the regular season as ECAC Hockey's second leading scorer among freshmen. She tallied 21 points on nine goals and 12 assists through 22 conference games. A native of Drummondville, Quebec, David scored twice on the power play, netted a shorthanded goal and connected for one game-winner along with posting a +11 in league action. She recorded points in 14 ECAC Hockey games with goals in eight. David was selected as the league's Rookie of the Month for February and was a three-time recipient of the Rookie of the Week honor (10/21, 11/4, 3/2).

ECAC Hockey has announced the 2019-20 Women's All-League teams, recognizing the top performers in the conference this season and Clarkson University was well represented as four Golden Knight standouts earned post-season accolades. Senior defenseman Ella Shelton and junior right wing Elizabeth Giguere gained First-Team recognition. Named as a conference Second-Team All-Star was sophomore goaltender Marie-Pier Coulombe, while freshman center Gabrielle David was announced on the league's All-Rookie team. The 2019-20 individual award winners (Best Defenseman, Best Forward, Rookie of the Year, Goaltender of the Year, Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Student-Athlete of the Year) will all be announced at Friday night's Championship Banquet.  A mainstay on the Golden Knights' blueline, Shelton was the top goal scorer among league defenders with eight tallies and first in points per game (1.17). Clarkson's captain, she was second in league points from the blueline with 21 in 18 games. Shelton recorded a league-high three power-play markers and two game-winning goals among defensemen. She tied for first among defensemen in power-play points (8) and posted a +12 plus/minus rating in conference action. A native of Ingersoll, Ontario, Shelton is a Finalist for the ECAC Hockey Best Defenseman Award. She was a Second-Team selection in both her sophomore and junior seasons, a Third-Team choice along with being named to the All-Rookie team in 2017. Through 32 games overall, Shelton has scored an ECAC Hockey best nine goals among defenseman and is second in points from the blueline with 32. She posts a +20 overall plus/minus. A Finalist for ECAC Hockey Player of the Year and Best Forward, Giguere is a dominant player who led the league in scoring. A native of Quebec City, Quebec, she tallied 41 points on a conference-high 23 goals to go along with 18 assists through 22 games for a 1.86 points per game average. Giguere scored a league-high nine game-winners and posted the top plus/minus in the conference at +25. She recorded at least one point in 21 of 22 ECAC games with at least one goal in 16 of those league contests. Giguere was twice named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month (November and January) and was named twice as conference Player of the Week (12/2, 1/27). Giguere was a Second-Team all-star last season and a First Team selection and ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year in 2017. Named a Top 3 Finalist for the 2020 Patty Kazmaier Award, Giguere leads the nation goals with 36, including a Division I high 10 game-winners, and is second in points with 65 through 36 games. After playing just 130 minutes in her freshman campaign last year, Coulombe has emerged as one of the top goaltenders in the country this season. The Carignan, QUE native was second in ECAC Hockey in save percentage (.954), goals against average (1.17), wins (14) and minutes played (1279:27). She tied for third in shutouts (4). A Finalist for ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year, Coulombe has been named the league's Goaltender of the Week four times (2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2) and was named the conference Goaltender of the Month for February. Overall, Coulombe ranks third in the nation in save percentage (.953) and goals against average (1.15) and is tied for fourth in shutouts with seven through 33 games. She has started the last 26 games and owns a 23-5-5 record. Centering Clarkson's top lines, David enjoyed an impressive debut in the league as ECAC Hockey's second leading scorer among freshmen. She tallied 21 points on nine goals and 12 assists through 22 conference games. A native of Drummondville, Quebec, David scored twice on the power play, netted a shorthanded goal and connected for one game-winner along with posting a +11 in league action. She recorded points in 14 ECAC Hockey games with goals in eight. A Finalist for ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year, David was selected as the league's Rookie of the Month for February and was a three-time recipient of the Rookie of the Week honor (10/21, 11/4, 3/2). Clarkson's second leading scorer, she has 14 goals and 24 assists for 38 points in 36 overall games. First-Team All-League Goaltender: Lindsay Browning (Cornell) Defenseman: Jaime Bourbonnais (Cornell) Defenseman: Ella Shelton (Clarkson) Forward: Elizabeth Giguere (Clarkson) Forward: Sarah Fillier (Princeton) Forward: Carly Bullock (Princeton) Second-Team All-League Goaltender: Marie-Pier Coulombe (Clarkson) Defenseman: Micah Zandee-Hart (Cornell) Defenseman: Emma Seitz (Yale) Forward: Maddie Mills (Cornell) Forward: Kristin O'Neill (Cornell) Forward: Dominique Petrie (Harvard) Third-Team All-League Goaltender: Lucy Morgan (St. Lawrence) Defenseman: Kati Tabin (Quinnipiac) Defenseman: Claire Thompson (Princeton) Forward: Maggie Connors (Princeton) Forward: Kristin Della Rovere (Harvard) Forward: Sammy Smigliani (Colgate)




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