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 Top Three finalist for Patty Kazmaier Award


By @MichaelCaples –

Sault Ste. Marie’s own Abby Roque is still in the running for women’s college hockey’s greatest individual honor, it was announced today.

Roque, a senior forward at Wisconsin, is one of the top three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented annually to the top college hockey player in women’s Division 1.

It’s the second major honor in as many weeks for Roque, who was named to Team USA’s roster for the upcoming Women’s World Championship on Feb. 25.

She’s competing against Elizabeth Giguere of Clarkson and Alina Mueller of Northeastern for the Patty Kaz.

Roque ranks seventh in scoring in the NCAA with 25 goals, 32 assists and 57 total points; she averaged .74 points per game. Here is her official write-up from the Patty Kaz site:

Ranks seventh in scoring in the NCAA with 25 goals, 32 assists and 57 points, averaging .74 points per game … Ranks tied for fourth in goal-scoring in the NCAA (25) … Her 32 assists rank seventh in NCAA … Ranks tied for first in WCHA in power-play goals (8) … Her 25 goals rank tied for second while her 57 points rank fourth in the WCHA … 2019-20 All-WCHA First Team selection … 2020 Preseason All-WCHA Team … Preseason WCHA Co-Player of the Year … WCHA Forward of the Month (Dec.) … NCAA First Star of the Week (Nov. 19) … NCAA Third Star of the Week (Dec. 9) … Two-time WCHA Forward of the Week (Nov. 19, Dec. 9) … Volunteers and participates in Badger Brain Breaks, Upside Down Day, Badgers Give Back and Caleb’s Pitch … Has a 3.38 GPA while majoring in marketing.