Rookie Blueliner Kristin Chivers Selected to the ECAC West First Team and the ECAC West All-Rookie Team

Chivers_KristinDanbury, CT — The No. 3 Elmira College women’s ice hockey team placed four skaters on this year’s ECAC West All-Conference Team in a release by the league office Thursday morning.

Rookie blueliner Kristin Chivers ’19 was selected to the ECAC West First Team and the ECAC West All-Rookie Team after a 24-point regular season that saw the Antioch, IL, native produce seven goals and 17 assists. She registered at least one point in 18-of-25 games played this year and posted a season-high seven-game point streak during the heart of the season. Chivers produced four multi-point performances, all four coming in EC victories.

Her 24 points are tied for first on this year’s team, while her 17 assists are tops among Purple and Gold skaters. Chivers’ numbers stacked up against the rest of the nation are just as impressive. She boasts the nation’s third-highest point per game average amongst defenseman (0.96ppg), which also ranks sixth in rookie scoring. Chivers is the country’s top scoring rookie defensemen and one of just two defensemen to rank inside the Top-30 in the nation in rookie scoring.

33200338-d321-41cc-b9a4-c763a91df07aChivers becomes the first Elmira skater in nine seasons to earn First Team honors in her rookie season and is one of just five players to accomplish that feat in program history. She joins the likes of former AHCA Division III Player of Year honorees Laura Hurd ’05 and Kayla Coady ’09, as well as EC greats LeAnne Denman ’05 and Tiffany Hart ’10.

Chivers has strong ties to the Illinois hockey community – her grandfather, Paul Hruby, was inducted into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006 and she is the proud alum of the following Illinois hockey programs…Oak Park Huskies, Rink Side Maulers, Crystal Lake Yellow Jackets, Chicago Young Americans, Warren High School and Lake Forest Academy.


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