The 2017 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four will be hosted by the Lindenwood Athletics in St. Charles, Missouri.
The Lindenwood Lions women’s ice hockey team has been a producer of top women’s hockey talent.
This season three of their players earned CHA regular season honors. Seniors Shara Jasper and Nicole Hensley were named to the all-conference first team, and freshman Shannon Morris-Reade was named to the all-rookie team.
Jasper’s selection comes after what is considered to be the most impressive offensive season in program history. The Aurora, Colorado native had 36 points in 37 games played. Her point totals include 23 goals and 13 assists. Jasper tied the single-season record for points, while setting the new single-season mark for goals scored. She added five game-winning goals during her senior season, also a program record. Jasper was named CHA player of the week three times during the season.
For the second time, Hensley was named an all-conference first team performer after being named to the first team a season ago. Hensley is currently the owner of every Lindenwood goaltending record. Hensley made 32 starts between the pipes for Lindenwood, achieving career-best marks in save percentage (9.22) and goals against average (2.52). The Lakewood, Colorado native set the NCAA career saves mark on January 29th at Robert Morris, eclipsing the previous mark of 3,809. Hensley ended her career last weekend with 4,094 career saves. Hensley won the gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Championships with USA Hockey.
Morris-Reade ended up her freshman season tied for second on the team in goals scored with eight, and third in total points scored with 23. The native of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia was a fixture on the left wing for Lindenwood’s top line, where she recording points in 16 different games, including five games with multiple points. Morris-Reade was chosen as the CHA rookie of the month for the month of January.