PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It was a banner year for Brown women's ice hockey team and the accolades and awards continued as Head coach Amy Bourbeau handed out the 2011 team honors at the squads' annual banquet. Several individual awards were given including sophomore goaltender Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) earning the Team MVP and senior captain Katelyn Landry receiving the prestigious Panda Cup.
Moore was one of the main factors that sent Brown back to the ECAC hockey playoffs for the first time since 2006. The second-year goalie was sensational for the Bears, registering the third best save percentage (.938) in the country, and best among her ECAC Hockey counterparts in overall contests. She posted a 2.15 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage, with 386 saves in 13 conference games this season. Moore was responsible for eight of Brown's 14 league points. A finalist for the ECAC Goalie of the Year award, she garned third-team All-ECAC honors as well as First Team All-Ivy accolades.
Not only was Landry honored with the Panda Cup, she was also named the team's Most Improved Player. After scoring just four goals and registering three assists in three years with the Bears, senior co-captain Katelyn Landry was thrust into the role of lead scorer early in the season and delivered early with her first career hat trick to start the year against Sacred Heart. Landry went on to tally team highs with 19 points and 12 assists to go along with seven goals, second on the team.
The 2011-12 Unsung Hero was sophomore Jessica Hoyle (Toronto, Ontario). Although Hoyle was not a first line forward this season, her play on the second line was invaluable for the Bears providing the intangibles needed in a young team learning a new system. The second-year winger was third on the team with eight assists and fourth in goals (five) and points (13).
The Bears returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2006 and became one of the grittiest teams in the ECAC, relying on superb goaltending and timely goals to total 14 conference points. Brown also only tallied 117 penalties in 31 games this season, earning the SKOR Team of the Year honor for its superb sportsmanship on and off the ice.
- First Playoff Appearance since 2005-06
- Most Overall Wins since 2006-07
- Most Ties in a season: Record
- Fewest Losses since 2005-06
- Most Conference wins & fewest conference losses since 2005-06
- First All-Ivy selection (Aubree Moore) since 2009-10 (Katie Jamieson - second team)
- First All-Ivy First Team selection (Aubree Moore) since 2007-08 (Hayley Moore)
- First ECAC Rookie Team selection (Sarah Robson) since 2008-09 (Paige Pyett)
- First ECAC Third Team (Aubree Moore) selection since 2008-09 (Nicole Stock)