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WIH: Three Eagles Named Patty Kazmaier Award Top-10 Finalists

Award given to the top player in Division 1 women's ice hockey

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The finalists for the 2015 Patty Kaz award were announced on Thursday, and Boston College was very well represented.

In all, three of the top ten were Eagles, matching Minnesota as the only schools to have more than one representative on the list.

Name School Position Year
Alex Carpenter Boston College F Senior
Emily Pfalzer Boston College D Junior
Haley Skarupa Boston College F Junior
Marie-Philip Poulin Boston University F Senior
Brianne Jenner Cornell University F Senior
Hannah Brandt U. of Minnesota F Junior
Dani Cameranesi U. of Minnesota F Sophomore
Rachel Ramsey U. of Minnesota D Senior
Shelby Amsley-Benzie U. of North Dakota G RS Junior
Kendall Coyne Northeastern University F Junior


Not only are there three Eagles on the list, but you have to like the chances of one of them coming away with the award.

Alex Carpenter is currently the odds-on favorite to win the award with a 31-40--71 line and leading just about every offensive category including goals, assists, points, goals per game, assists per game, and points per game. She was one of the top players for Team USA at the Olympics, playing on the top line and leading the Americans in scoring.

Haley Skarupa is second in the country in goals and second in points per game with a 28-33--61 line... second to her teammate, Alex Carpenter. But Skarupa isn't second fiddle -- she's been hot in the second half, with multi-point efforts in 6 of her last 10 games. She and Carpenter have been the most lethal tandem in the country, and have talents that complement each other on the Eagles' top line.

Emily Pfalzer has been without question the top defenseman in the country. She's the only blueliner with more than one point per game, putting up a whopping 7-31--38 in 30 games, 11th among all skaters in points per game. But she's not just an offensive force. She often plays below the faceoff circles, pushing the offense, but she has the skill and speed to get back defensively. She's a +55 on the season, 5th in the country among all skaters -- a remarkable achievement for a defenseman putting up so much offense.

Congratulations to the Eagles, and here's to all of them being named to the final three next month!