Wisconsin Badger senior Ann-Renee Desbiens and junior Annie Pankowski have been named top-10 finalists for the 2017 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given to the Player of the Year in women’s college hockey.
It marks the second-consecutive year that both players have been named to the top-10 list.
Desbiens was a 2016 top-three finalist and leads the nation this season in every major goaltending category. The La Malbaie, Quebec native owns NCAA-leading marks in goals-against average with a 0.74 mark, save percentage with a .961 clip, winning percentage with a .893 rate and shutouts with 13.
Desbiens sports a 6-1-3 record against ranked opponents this and allowed only tow goals during UW’s recent series against No. 2-ranked Minnesota Duluth and No. 4 Minnesota. [Read more…]