UPDATED: Alleva one of 5 finalists for Ms. Hockey AwardRed Wing senior defenseman Rose Alleva is one of five finalists for the 2010 Ms. Hockey Award, Let's Play Hockey announced today.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing senior defenseman Rose Alleva is one of five finalists for the 2010 Ms. Hockey Award, Let's Play Hockey announced today. The honor is given to the top senior in the state and will be announced during the Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
"Despite being on dismal hockey teams during her first three seasons of varsity hockey, she stuck with her hometown and has been the key component in building a strong program at Red Wing High School, but also throughout the girls' youth hockey ranks," Red Wing coach Scott Haley was quoted as saying in the newspaper. "She has become our female Johnny Pohl for Red Wing. I am well aware that I might never have another player like Rose again."
The award takes into account on-ice talent, academics, community/extracurricular activities, citizenship and coachability.
Bethany Brausen of Roseville, Corinne Buie of Edina, Dana Gallop of Grand Rapids/Greenway and Gina McDonald of Irondale are the four other finalists. Alleva is the only Class A player and the only defenseman among the top five.
Alleva, who previously had been named one of 10 finalists for the 15th annual award, is the all-time leading scorer in the Red Wing girls hockey program. This season Alleva leads the Wingers in goals (31), assists (25) and points (56).
Alleva was the Class A recipient of the Herb Brooks Award at the 2009 state tournament. She plans to play at Princeton next season.
Top-seeded Red Wing plays No. 2 Faribault at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Owatonna in the Section 1A finals.