Kelly Babstock Named ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Rookie Of The Week

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey freshman forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) was named ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Rookie of the Week, as announced by ECAC Hockey on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Babstock had one of the best two-game stretches in the history of Quinnipiac women's ice hockey, as she recorded the team's first ever back-to-back hat trick performances on Friday, Nov. 12 against No. 10 Harvard and Saturday, Nov. 13. against Dartmouth. No previous skater had registered two hat tricks in the same season before in Quinnipiac's history.

With the six goals over the weekend, Babstock became the NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey leading scorer with 13 goals and 27 total points. She ranks sixth in the country with 1.93 points per game (first among all freshmen), seventh in goals per game with .93, and eighth in assists per game with 1.00. In ECAC Hockey action, Babstock leads the league in goals, assists, points and in plus/minus with a plus-14 mark.

In just 14 games played this year, Babstock has already surpassed the Bobcats' points leader from a season ago, in which the team played a total of 37 games. She is currently tied for the all-time freshman record for assists in a season and is just one goal away from tying the freshman record of 14 goals scored in a season.

This was the second Rookie of the Week selection for Babstock this season, as she was previously selected on Oct. 5.

Quinnipiac returns to action this weekend when it travels to Hamilton, N.Y. to face Colgate on Friday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. The Bobcats will then head to Ithaca, N.Y. to face No. 2 Cornell on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.