Jocelyne Named Patty Kaz Finalist

UND senior forward Jocelyne Lamoureux is a top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, which goes to the women’s player of the year.

But something tells me that Jocelyne probably wasn’t real elated when the announcement happened on Thursday afternoon. That’s because her twin sister, Monique, was left off the list.

Jocelyne, who was a top 3 finalist last season, ranks third nationally in scoring with 71 points in 34 games. For her career, she has 275 points — the most ever scored by anyone who played in the WCHA.

Three finalists will be announced Thursday, March. 7.

Monique’s omission is surprising being that she’s the first defenseman since Harvard’s Angela Ruggiero in 2003-04 to be in the top 10 nationally in scoring (Ruggiero won Patty Kaz that year). Monique has averaged 1.96 points per game in 25 games at the blue line this year, which is a WCHA record. The second best ever is 1.38.

Top 10 Patty Kazmaier finalists

Megan Bozek, D, Minnesota
Hannah Brandt, F, Minnesota
Alex Carpenter, F, Boston College
Kendall Coyne, F, Northeastern
Brianna Decker, F, Wisconsin
Jillian Dempsey, F, Harvard
Brianne Jenner, F, Cornell
Amanda Kessel, F, Minnesota
Jocelyne Lamoureux, F, North Dakota
Noora Raty, G, Minnesota

8 Responses

  1. JB

    Brad, do you think it has anything to do with the sisters not wanting to split votes? I’m not sure how the process works. Can you confirm if this is a possibility? Does UND have nothing to do with who is selected? Jut some thoughts. Thanks

      1. RR

        Having an undefeated team in the same conference kind of changes the usual equation I suppose.
        Bozek has eleven fewer points but her +50 compared to +26 for Monique L. is a pretty big difference. I think that’s the sort of thing that tipped it in Bozek’s favor if it came down to one or the other. Gophers gave up only 29 goals the entire season to 80 for ND. Huge difference.

          1. RR

            Well of course, it is after all a team game but the differences are substantial. Sure Raty’s a great goalie but is she great because because of her talent or because she has talented players in front of her like Bozek, or a combination of the two?

            A player isn’t going to be + 50 without being pretty darn good.

            I do agree with you It’s too bad there wasn’t room on that list for Monique. It’s kind of like when a very deserving Ryan Stoa got snubbed for the Top Ten Finalists for the Hobey in ’09. Hard to believe, but it happened.

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