Gopher duo is in running for awardPublished 3:21am Friday, February 28, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s Rachael Bona and Hannah Brandt are among 10 finalists for the 2014 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.
The USA Hockey Foundation announced the finalists Thursday. The award honors the top player in college women’s hockey.
Bona, a junior forward from Coon Rapids, currently ranks third in the nation in points (52) and assists (32).
Brandt also was a Top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2013 and is the lone repeat honoree. The right-handed sophomore center from Vadnais Heights leads the nation with 36 assists and is tied for the NCAA lead with 55 points.
Clarkson also has two finalists — sophomore defenseman Erin Ambrose and senior forward Jamie Lee Rattray.
Wisconsin senior forward Brittany Ammerman also is a finalist. The winner will be announced March 22.