The 2013 Let’s Play Hockey Ms. Hockey Award was handed out today to University of Minnesota Women’s Hockey recruit Dani Cameranesi.
The senior forward from the Blake School in Minneapolis now makes it 14 out of 18 award winners to represent the Maroon and Gold.
Cameranesi recorded 57 goals and 40 assists for 97 points on the year. Her team won this year’s Class A State Championship at Xcel Energy Center with a 7-2 win over Warroad on Saturday.
The dynamic player from Plymouth, Minn. won a Silver Medal with Team USA at this year’s IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship held in Heinola and Vierumaki, Finland.
Of the five finalists for this year’s award, four of them are Gophers recruits. Joining Cameranesi next year at Minnesota are Kate Flug (Roseville Area HS), Paige Haley (Red Wing HS), and Kate Schipper (Breck School).
The other finalist was Sidney Morin of Minnetonka, who has committed to play defense for the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
The 2012 winner of the award Hannah Brandt, is currently a freshmen forward for the Gophers and is second in the nation in scoring with 73 points.
Cameranesi is the younger sister of UMD men’s hockey player Tony Cameranesi. The freshmen forward for the Bulldogs is second on the team in scoring with 26 points in 32 games played.
Let’s Play Hockey magazine also handed out the Senior Goalie of the Year Award today. The award was presented to Sydney Rossman of Minnetonka. Rossman has committed to attend Quinnipiac in the fall.