Pittsburgh Hockey Digest

Robert Morris

Colonials bring hardware back from CHA’s

The Robert Morris women fell short of their ultimate goal of returning to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, with a 5-3 loss to the Mercyhurst Lakers sealing the Colonials’ fate as a team this season.

But before the games were played at HarborCenter in Buffalo, the Colonials were recognized for their regular season performance, which included their second straight CHA regular season title.

They also came home with plenty of individual hardware. Senior forward Brittany Howard was named was named the conference’s Player of the Year for the second straight season, after winning her second straight scoring title. She was also named to her third All-CHA First Team.

Howard finished the season with 25 goals and 24 assists for 49 points. She was a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the nation’s best women’s collegiate hockey player.

Robert Morris blueliner Kirsten Welsh was named CHA Defender of the Year, and she and goaltender Elijah Milne-Price joined Howard on the first all-conference team.

First-year player Emily Curlett and Lexi Templeman were named to the CHA All-Rookie Team.

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