Press Release

WCHA Sweeps Final Women’s Honors for March

Friday, April 1, 2022

Here are the women’s monthly honorees for March as chosen by the Hockey Commissioners Association. (The men’s honorees will cover March and April and be announced following the Frozen Four.)

playerWomen’s Player of the Month: Sophie Jaques, SR D, The Ohio State University (Toronto, ON)

Jaques recorded five points in March’s five games played, tallying three goals and two assists. The points came off of 29 shots on goal, while tallying also nine blocked shots. She also skated to a plus-6 rating on the ice. She had a two-goal performance in the WCHA Championship after scoring the game-tying and overtime game- winning goal, ultimately being named the WCHA Final Faceoff’s Most Outstanding Player. She also found two points on the power play, coming off of five power play shots on goal. Most importantly, she led her team to Ohio State’s first NCAA National Championship title in program history.

playerWomen’s Rookie of the Month: Ella Huber, FR F, University of Minnesota (Northfield, IL)

Huber scored one goal in three games played in the month of March. She tallied 11 shots on goal, leading all WCHA freshmen. Huber scored Minnesota’s second goal in the WCHA Championship and added three blocked shots in three games, while skating to a plus-1 rating on the ice.

playerWomen's Goaltender of the Month: Emma Soderberg, SR G, University of Minnesota Duluth (Jarved, Sweden)

Started four of Minnesota Duluth’s five games in the month of March to earn a 1.08 goals against average and .967 save percentage through 277:38 of action. She made146 saves with just five goals against and went 3-1-0 through her four starts. Two of the five goals allowed were power play tallies. She recorded a career-high 46 saves in the Frozen Four semifinal game against Northeastern. Her performance in the double-overtime win helped the Minnesota Duluth squad advance to its first national title game appearance since 2010. Soderberg also earned a shutout, her sixth of the season, in the NCAA First Round game against Harvard (27 saves).