Press Release

Three Finalists Named for Women’s Hockey Goalie of the Year

Yale’s Pia Dukaric, NU’s Gwyneth Philips, UMD’s Emma Soderberg In the Running

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Women’s Hockey Commissioners Association has announced the three finalists for the Women’s Hockey Goalie of the Year Award. They are Yale University’s Pia Dukaric, Northeastern University’s Gwyneth Philips, Minnesota Duluth’s Emma Soderberg. Dukaric is a sophomore, Philips is a senior and Soderberg is a graduate student. Voting was carried out by a panel of coaches, administrators and members of the media from across the country.

The three finalists have an international flair as Dukaric is from Slovenia, Soderberg is from Sweden and Philips, the only American finalist, is from Ohio. All three finalists are preparing for their conference semifinals: Philips and NU host Boston College on Wednesday evening (6:00 pm ET), Dukaric and Yale host Clarkson on Friday afternoon (3:00 pm ET), and Soderberg and UMD play Ohio State at Minnesota on Friday afternoon as well (2:00 pm ET). The winner will be announced on Thursday, March 16, on the eve of this year’s Frozen Four which will be hosted by Minnesota Duluth.

The Women’s Hockey Goalie of the Year Award was established in 2021 and Northeastern University’s Aerin Frankel also captured both the 2021 and 2022 awards.

Three Finalists for the 2023 Women’s Hockey Goalie of the Year Award

playerPia Dukaric, Yale University
(SO – Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Dukaric is second in the NCAA in GAA (1.29) and wins (28) and is 3rd in save percentage (.939) and winning percentage (.919), enjoying a record of 28-2-1 for #2 in the nation Yale.

playerGwyneth Philips, Northeastern University
(SR - Athens, OH)
Philips hopes to follow the path of her former teammate, two-time recipient of the award Aerin Frankel. Philips leads the NCAA in GAA (0.83), save percentage (.959) and wins (31).

playerEmma Soderberg, Minnesota Duluth
(GR – Jarved, Sweden)
Soderberg leads the NCAA with 11 shutouts in her 30 starts. She is third in GAA (1.36) and fourth in save percentage (.938). She has compiled a record of 20-8-2 heading into Friday’s WCHA semifinals vs. Ohio State.