Abby Roque during the U.S. Women's National Team winter training camp in Plymouth last season. (Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)

Abby Roque named Patty Kazmaier Award finalist


By @MichaelCaples –

There is one Michigan native on the 10-player list of finalists for the top individual award in women’s college hockey this year.

Sault Ste. Marie’s Abby Roque, a senior forward at Wisconsin, is up for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division 1 women’s ice hockey.

The top three finalists will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 27; the winner will be named on Mar. 21.

Roque ranks sixth in the NCAA in scoring with 23 goals, 30 assists and 53 total points. Those totals are good for third in the WCHA, the conference the Badgers compete in.

She is living up to the hype placed upon her when she was named the pre-season WCHA Co-Player of the Year.

Roque also suited up for Team USA in the first game of the 2019-2020 Rivalry Series with Canada, scoring a goal and recording five shots in a 4-1 win at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., on Dec. 14.




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