ALBANY, N.Y. – After netting a pair of goals in two Dartmouth wins, freshman Kennedy Ottenbreit was named the ECAC Hockey Women’s Rookie of the Week by the league office Tuesday afternoon.
The weekly honor comes on the heels of the Big Green’s conference sweep of Brown and Yale this past weekend. Dartmouth earned four points in the conference standings to clinch a postseason berth in the upcoming ECAC Hockey Tournament.
Ottenbreit becomes the first Big Green skater to be tabbed Rookie of the Week since Ailish Forfar earn the honor back-to-back weeks in January of last season.
The first-year center opened the weekend with a third-period marker to seal the Dartmouth victory. Ottenbreit gave the Big Green a 3-0 lead versus the Bears as she tipped in a shot fired by Olivia Whitford from the point.
In the regular season finale, the Grayson, Saskatchewan, native registered a goal and an assist for her first collegiate multi-point contest as Dartmouth topped Yale, 2-1. Ottenbreit opened the scoring 9:24 into the first stanza as she tipped in a shot off the stick of Samantha Zeiss.
With the score knotted at one midway through the second period, Ottenbreit fired a shot that was deflected in by linemate Devon Moir for the eventual game winner. Last weekend, the line of Ottenbreit, Moir and Mackenzie St. Onge combined for four goals and an assist.
During her first year on a campus, Ottenbreit has netted seven markers to go along with a trio of assists. The 10 points rank fourth on the team and is the most amongst freshmen skaters on the team.
The Big Green return to action this weekend, Feb. 28-Mar. 2, squaring off with No. 3 Clarkson in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals. The best-of-three series gets underway Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Potsdam at Cheel Arena.