Women’s Ice Hockey: Cadets Clean Up NEHC Weekly Awards


Women’s Ice Hockey 12/5/2022 2:37:00 PM

MARSHFIELD, Mass. – The New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) announced their weekly award winners Monday afternoon. Of the five honorees from the past week, four of them are members of the Norwich University Women’s Ice Hockey team; senior Mikah Baptiste (Ottawa, On.) was awarded Player of the Week, freshman Emma Morel (Tournon, France) earned Rookie of the Week while senior Ann-Frederique Guay. (St-Lambert-de-Lauzon, Que.), and junior goaltender Leocadia Clark (Stowe, Vt.) were both given Honor Roll.

“Mikah is a special player that has the ability to take over a game with her skill and poise, making her a threat every shift she is on the ice,” said Head Coach Sophie Leclerc Doherty. ” Emma Morel is an incredible young defenseman who has a presence about her that we are extremely excited about for the future. Leo and Ann-Fred continue to be invaluable leaders for our group, quietly being the anchors of our team day in and day out, we wouldn’t be where we are this season without them.”

The Cadets outscored their opposition 20-1 in their three games last week and Baptiste was at the center of the offensive explosion. On Nov. 30 against Johnson & Wales she tallied a hat trick and an assist. Two days later against Salem State, Baptiste registered an assist while going 12 for 19 on faceoffs. The next day against Southern Maine, Baptiste ended the week strong with four goals and an assist, three of which came on the powerplay for a grand total of 10 points over a three-game stretch.

Not to be outdone is the other half of the Cadets dynamic duo. Guay steadily increased her production as the week rolled along. After notching a goal and an assist against Johnson & Wales, she went on to score two goals and an assist in a span of 1:59 on Dec. 2 against Salem State, which was followed up with a goal and three assists against Southern Maine on Dec. 3. Guay’s nine-point week gives her 96 career points as she chases down the century mark which will make her the eighth Cadet to join the 100-point club.

The Cadet defense was also stellar over the past week as Morell played a key roll in shutting down the opposition and was rewarded with her first collegiate goal on Dec. 3 against Southern Maine. Also instrumental in stifling the opposition was Clark, who was the best of the three goaltenders that started for Norwich, pitching an 18 save shutout on Nov. 30 against Johnson & Wales.

The Cadets are currently ranked fifth in the USCHO.com national poll and sit second in the NEHC. Norwich will look to continue their stellar team play when they visit Trinity (Conn.) Tuesday night in an effort to build momentum into the 12th Annual East-West Classic.