Kelli Stack Named USA Hockey's Bob Allen Player of the Year
May 25, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College women's ice hockey alum Kelli Stack was named the 2012 Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year by USA Hockey in announcement made by the organization Thursday night. The Eagles two-time All-American will be honored at the USA Hockey Annual Congress' Night of Tribute Awards Dinner on June 6 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Stack's unique speed and playmaking abilities during the 2011-12 season helped her earn the directorate award as best forward in the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship in Burlington, Vt. There she finished second in the event with 13 points (5-8) in five games. In addition, Stack recorded five goals and two assists in four games en route to being named the top forward at the 2011 Four Nations Cup in Nykoping, Sweden, and helped Team USA win its first championship at the event since 2008.
Professionally, Stack competes for the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. This past year, she played in all 27 games and finished fourth in the league with 42 points (25-17). Stack's 25 goals were third highest in the league.
While at Boston College, Stack became Hockey East's first-and-only three-time Player of the Year, as well as the all-time leading scorer at BC and in Hockey East, during the 2010-11 season. The 2011 Patty Kazmaier Top Three Finalist amassed 209 points on 98 goals and 111 assists in 141 career games. Stack is the only student-athlete to be named the league's Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year at the same time, doing so in 2006- 07. Stack's 133 points in four seasons of league play is a conference record. The three-time New England All-Star, and 2010-11 Player of the Year, led the Eagles to three NCAA Tournaments and two Frozen Fours. The 2011 Olympic Silver Medalist was a two-time league scoring champion and a 10-time Player of the Week, before being named WHEA Tournament MVP after BC captured its first tournament crown in 2011. The two-time All-American was also recognized on the Hockey East All-Academic Team three times.