The United States of America Hockey, Thursday, announced that Northeast guard Erin Frankel was named the 2021 Bob Allen Player of the Year for the 2020-21 season.
The award is named in honor of the late Bob Allen who was a staunch supporter of women’s hockey throughout his career.
After an abrupt end to the 2019-20 college season, Frankel returned on her first campaign in 2020-21 and helped Northeastern to a record 22-2-1 finish and a runner-up finish, the best in program history.
Serving as a substitute captain, she helped lead the Huskies to their fourth consecutive league title after the regular season ended as the highest-ranked team in Eastern hockey.
Frankel finished her last campaign and was awarded the 2021 Patti Cassmayer Memorial Award. She has also received several other awards, including being named Women’s Hockey Commissioners League Goalkeeper of the Year, Eastern Hockey Player of the Year, and Female Player of the Year award. Hockey in the East, as well as earning a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament Team NCAA Goaltender of the month (January) and WHCA National Goaltender of the month (January).
It has led the nation in nearly every statistical category, including GAA (0.81), savings percentage (.965), goalkeeper win percentage (.891), and closing (9). During the conference, I advanced in the league with goals versus average (0.65), savings percentage (.971), and goalkeeper winning percentage (.912).
In March, the New York, born Chappaqua was named to the 2021 United States women’s national team that was due to play at the IIHF Women’s World Championships in April. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Championships has been postponed until late August.