Bears Place Three on All-Ivy Teams

Bears Place Three on All-Ivy Teams

March 9, 2004

The Brown women's ice hockey team had three athletes selected to the 2004 All-Ivy women's ice hockey team selected by the league's head coaches. Brown had two players on the First Team as juniors Jessica Link (Clifton Park, NY) and Amy McLaughlin (Berlin, MA) were selected. Junior Krissy McManus (Dedham, MA) earned honorable mention honors for the Bears as well.

Link earned First Team honors after leading the Bears with 43 points this season, tallying 25 goals and 18 assists in 27 games. She is listed as one of the top 10 in the country in goals and points per game and leads all Ivies in point and goal scoring. Link also garnered ECAC Player of the Week honors twice this season. Last year she led the team in scoring with 20 goals and 19 assists and earned Second Team All-ECAC and All-Ivy Honorable Mention honors. As a rookie, Link ranked second on the team in point scoring and was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team and earned Second Team All-Ivy honors.

McLaughlin, a junior defender, earned her first All-Ivy distinction after recording 11 points (3g, 8a) in Ivy play. She is one of the top three point producers for Brown and overall posted 22 points (6g, 16a) this season. Last year she was named an All-ECAC Honorable Mention and was fifth in the ECAC in defenseman scoring.

The fourth-leading scorer for the Bears, McManus currently has 21 points, with 11 goals and 10 assists. One of the team's top leading scorers in 2001-2002, McManus was side-lined last season due to injury. However she has bounced back to help lead the Bears to a successful season.

The Bears finished the regular season with a 16-10-2 record, earning the fourth seed for the ECAC Playoffs, and will host a best-of-three ECAC quarterfinal series March 12, 13, and if necessary, 14.