Around the Rink - June 6

Awards, retirements, rings, oh my!

It’s another edition of Around the Rink! The idea was to make this a weekly feature, but, it was slim last week so I extended it out another week (plus a few days). Check out our news tab for more, well, news.

NWHL signing season is in full swing. We have a handy dandy Free Agency Tracker to keep you updated.

News - The Ice Garden

USA Hockey Announces 2018 Award Winners

On May 22, USAH announced two members of the Gold Medal winning team won USAH Awards. Goaltender Maddie Rooney won the Bob Allen Women’s Player of the Year. Forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson won the Bob Johnson Award, an award that “recognizes excellence in international ice hockey competition during a specific season of play,” according the USAH site.

The only other female in the group of 16 was Jaime Campbell who won the Excellence in Safety award. Campbell is the player safety and concussion representative for USA Hockey’s Pacific District.

Northeastern got their Hockey East rings

Ohhhhh shiny!!!

UConn hired Katelyn Parker as their new assistant coach

On May 25, Katelyn Parker joined the Huskies. The former Colgate player was the assistant coach for Brown’s team for two season before this.

Swiss goaltender Florence Schelling retired

Say it ain’t so! Swiss Olympic goalie Florence Schelling announced her retirement after a storied career. Schelling’s accomplishments are too numerous to list here but they include: four Olympic tournaments, being named a Patty Kazmaier top 3 finalist while at Northeastern University, playing for men’s leagues in Switzerland, one CWHL season, and time in the SDHL. Read more in her goodbye article on her blog, including some great young Schelling photos!

Monique Lamoureux-Morando announces her pregnancy

Monique Lamoureux-Morando, her husband, and their dog announced a new addition to their team! Congratulations to the gold medalist and her family.

Bemidji State and St. Cloud to play in annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic

The two WCHA teams will face off in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic on Nov. 20 in Brainerd, Minn. The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Eveleth, Minn.

Last year’s game featured Bemidji and Minnesota Duluth, with Bemidji winning 3-2. Others who have participated in the past include Minnesota State Mankato, University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State, Minnesota Whitecaps, and more