DULUTH, Minn. – The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) released its selections for the Women's All-Conference and All-Freshman teams on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with five Bulldogs being named award winners. Senior captain Tory Harshman was AC's only forward named to the All-Conference team, while classmate Shelly Czarnowczan and junior Kelly O'Sullivan picked up the award on the defensive end. Freshman goaltender Denisa Jandova doubled dipped, being named All-Conference and also the goalie representative on the All-Freshman team, joining defenseman Julia Barrett.
Harshman has been leading from the front all year long, leading the team with 32 points and third in the conference in that category. Her 14 goals are second on the team and tied for fourth in the NCHA while her 18 assists are also second on the team and fourth in the conference. Harshman is one of four Bulldogs at the top of the +/- ratings in the conference, leading the NCHA and Adrian with a +29 rating on the year. She has four game-winning goals, tied for the most on the team and tied for third in the conference, and fourth in the conference in shots on goal, taking 100 shots this year. This is Harshman's second All-NCHA selection in as many years playing for the Bulldogs, improving on her numbers from last year.
Czarnowczan picks up her first All-Conference award in her final season, posting career-highs in all offensive categories this season. She's scored five goals and picked up 12 assists for a total of 17 points, and is third in the NCHA in +/- with a +27 rating. Her 17 points is fourth among defensemen in the NCHA and her 12 assists are tied for second in the conference, only behind her defensive partner O'Sullivan. Czarnowczan scored the game-winning goal on Jan. 19 against Finlandia for her only GWG this year and second in her career.
O'Sullivan has now been named All-NCHA all three years, to go along with her All-Freshman and Freshman of the Year distinctions in 2017. She's led the conference in scoring by a defenseman for the second straight year, with 21 points heading into championship weekend, three points clear of the second-place defenseman. O'Sullivan's 14 assists are also the most by a blueliner in the NCHA this year and her seven goals are second among defensemen. She has a +28 rating which is second on the team and in the conference, but first in the NCHA among defenseman. O'Sullivan has scored four power play goals, which leads the team and NCHA defensemen and is tied for second in all of the conference. Her 116 shots are second most in the conference and most among NCHA defenders.
Adrian's final All-NCHA selection is Jandova, who was also named to the All-Freshman team. Jandova assumed the starting job at the beginning of the month and went 6-0-1 in February, posting shutouts on the first and last game of the month. She's seen action in 12 games, starting 11 of them, posting a 9-0-1 record for a .909 winning percentage, which is fourth in all of Division III. Jandova has only allowed eight goals in 699:01 minutes of play, for a goals against average of 0.69. Her GAA is not only the best in the conference, but also tops in the country. She has a save percentage of .959, the best in the NCHA and third-highest in the nation. Jandova has posted five shutouts so far this year, tied for ninth in the nation and putting her tied for fifth in program history for shutouts in a season.
Joining Jandova on the All-Freshman team is the defenseman Barrett. She had the most points by a freshman on the team this year, with 14. Her four goals are second among Adrian freshman and she leads that group in assists, with 10. She also leads the freshman class in +/- with a +20 rating, 12 points higher than the next freshman. Barrett also has a pair of power play and game-winning goals on the year,
Adrian will host the Slaats Cup Semifinal and Finals this weekend. No. 2-seed St. Scholastica will play No. 3-seed Lake Forest in the semifinal game Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m., with the winner facing Adrian for a chance at the Slaats Cup and an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 3. Faceoff for the championship game is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday.
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