Minnesota picked by WCHA coaches to win women’s league championship in ’17-18

Kassidy Sauve of Ohio State (Tim Brule)
Kassidy Sauve of Ohio State was a near-unanimous choice for WCHA Preseason Player of the Year (photo: USCHO.com).

The coaches from the women’s WCHA have picked Minnesota to dethrone Wisconsin and win the regular-season title of a league that has 16 national championships in its 18 years of existence.

School (First-place votes)Points
1. Minnesota (4)34
2. Wisconsin (3)33
3. (tie) Minnesota Duluth23
3. (tie) Ohio State23
5. Bemidji State14
6. St. Cloud State11
7. Minnesota State9

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve was tabbed WCHA Preseason Player of the Year with six votes, while Wisconsin sophomore forward Abby Roque earned the other vote.

The WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year, with four votes, is Minnesota forward Grace Zumwinkle.

Minnesota Duluth forward Ashton Bell, Bemidji State forward Clair DeGeorge and Ohio State forward Emma Maltais all garnered one vote each.

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