The No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team’s (29-3-2-0, WCHA 20-2-2-0) spectacular season has yielded two end-of-season Western Conference Hockey Association awards.
Unsurprisingly, the Badgers’ top two performers — forward Abby Roque and goaltender Kristen Campbell — were designated as the WCHA Offensive Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year, respectively.
The former WCHA Rookie of the Year, Roque, was an absolute menace to opposing defenses this season. If the puck was on her stick, it seemed almost guaranteed to find its way into the net. Her line mates certainly benefited from her top notch playmaking ability.
Roque ended the season in a tie for second in the conference with 15 assists. She also scored six goals and was fifth in the conference with 21 points.
The Badger net-minder Campbell was the best goal tender in the conference. Her goals against average over her 24 games played come out to 1.16. The next best? The University of Minnesota’s Sidney Peters at 1.88. She also leads the conference in save percentage, shut-outs and wins.
The Badgers will take on Bemidji State in the first round of the WCHA Face-Off this Saturday in Minneapolis.