March 5, 2014
WAKEFIELD, Mass. - The Providence College women's hockey team had two players capture Hockey East year end awards as it was announced by the league today, Wednesday, March 5. The two players will be honored at the Hockey East banquet on Friday (March 7).
Junior Haley Frade (Marion, Mass.) will be awarded the Hockey East Sportsmanship Award. As Providence's 2013-14 point-leader, Frade finished the season with three penalties overall and one in conference play. The junior forward notched 25 points on seven goals and a team-best 18 assists. Twenty-one of Frade's points came in league play, putting her seventh on the Hockey East leader board for point scoring (6-15-21). Frade was a Hockey East top-performer on two occasions during the season (Jan. 20 and Feb. 17).
The last Friar to earn the Hockey East Sportsmanship Award was Ashley Cottrell '12 for the 2011-12 season. Cottrell finished her senior campaign with 28 points on 16 goals and 12 assists. In 31 games played, Cottrell served seven penalties (14 minutes). Since the inauguration of the league (2002), the Friars have earned the Sportsmanship Award a total of seven times.
Freshman Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba) was one of six freshman forwards named to the Hockey East Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team. Carels captured 21 points on 14 goals and seven assists in 35 games to lead all Friar rookies in points and rank third on the team. Carels is seventh among Hockey East freshman scorers and 17th among the nation's rookies. Fourteen of her points came in league play on 10 goals and four assists. The rookie forward was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week three times (Oct. 7, Nov. 25 and Jan.23) as well as being named a Hockey East top-performer on three occasions (Nov. 11, Jan. 6 and Jan. 13). Carels was one of seven Hockey East players to tally a hat trick (vs. Maine on Nov. 23) during the season, the only freshman to do so.
Carels' team-best 14 goals put her tied eighth for goal scoring among Hockey East players, she is one of 24 Friars to have scored 14 or more goals during their rookie campaign with Providence. The last Friar freshman to notch 14 or more goals in a Friar uniform was Laura Veharanta '12, as she was a unanimous selection to the All-Rookie Team with 16 goals during the 2008-09 season. Carels becomes the 11th Friar to be named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team.
The last Friar named to the Hockey East All-Rookie team was now sophomore Molly Illikainen (Grand Rapids, Minn.). Illikainen captured 30 points during her rookie season (2012-13) on 12 goals and 18 assists. She was the first Friar rookie to notch 30-plus points since Veharanta (31).
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