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Nelson's Reece Hunt earns two WCHA awards

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
March 4th, 2020

The season could not have ended any better for Nelson native Reece Hunt — except for Bemidji State University women’s hockey team dropping a 2-1 series decision to No. 9 University of Minnesota Duluth in Western Collegiate Hockey Association Quarterfinals.

Hunt, a forward for Bemidji State, was selected as the WCHA Rookie of the Week after leading all freshman with four points off of three goals and one assist.

The award comes on the heels of Hunt being named WCHA Rookie of the Month for February after leading all league rookies in scoring.

This past weekend against University of Minnesota Duluth Hunt began the series by assisting on the Beavers’ lone goal in Friday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Bulldogs.

She then responded by scoring both goals in BSU’s 2-1 four-overtime victory in game two.

In game three, Hunt scored the Beavers’ lone goal in their 4-1 loss on Sunday. Her three goals over the weekend were tied for the most in the WCHA. Hunt finished the series with 15 shots on goal which tied for third most in the league and was +1 on the ice.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad paced all WCHA rookies with five goals during the month and tied for the overall lead with seven points. She scored all of her goals at even strength and posted two multi-goal games during the month including her first career hat trick versus No. 4/3 University of Minnesota.

Hunt finishes her freshman campaign tied for third on the team and third among league rookies in scoring with 19 points off of seven goals and 12 assists.

Hunt played Minor Hockey in Nelson before advancing to the BC Hockey Female Midget AAA Hockey League with the Kootenay Wild.

The 5’5” forward played in two consecutive seasons for Team BC, helping the squad capture the bronze medal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, AB.


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