Misikowetz named to New England All-Star Team

BOSTON - Kira Misikowetz (Mississauga, Ont.), a senior center on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was one of 13 players selected to the 2001-02 New England Hockey Writers Association Women's Division I All-Star Team, the group announced Tuesday.

Misikowetz, one of 10 candidates for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as the nation's most outstanding women's college ice hockey player, was named to the inaugural ECAC Eastern Women's Hockey League All-Academic Squad and also received ECAC Eastern League All-Conference Second Team honors. She led the team in both assists (25) and points (39) and was third in goals with 14.

Some of her season highlights included her 100th career point (Nov. 2), a five-assist effort against Quinnipiac University (Nov. 3), a four-point (two goals, two assist) performance against St. Cloud State University and a seven-game point-scoring streak.

Misikowetz, who played for two years at the University of Maine, finished her college career with 132 points on 47 goals and 85 assists in 128 games. In two seasons at New Hampshire, Misikowetz registered 28-39-67 in 70 games.

Brooke Whitney, who was named Player of the Year, headed the list of the 12 other All-Star selections. Northeastern University was also represented on the All-Star Team by goaltender Chanda Gunn, defenseman Kim Greene and forward Brooke White.

Brown University placed three skaters - goalie Pam Dreyer, defenseman Cassie Turner and forward Kristy Zamora - on the squad, as did Harvard University - defenseman Jamie Hagerman and forwards Nicole Corriero and Kalen Ingram.

Kelli Halcisak (Providence) and Carly Haggard (Dartmouth) were also selected to the All-Star Team.

Misikowetz and the other 12 skaters, as well as Coach of the Year Digit Murphy, will be formally recognized at the 2002 New England Hockey Writers Association Banquet at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass. on April 10. Contact John Bishop at Northeastern University (617/373-4458) for more details.


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