2020-2021: Shot in arguably one of the most impressive seasons by a defenseman in program history, en route to literally bringing the Bulldogs back to their first NCAA Frozen Four in over a decade by scoring 6:39 in overtime of the UMD NCAA Quarterfinal game against Cornell in Erie, Penn. … named both the team’s MVP, as well as the announced brown and gold award, which is voted on by the team … the team captain has been named the second all-star team 2020-21 CCM / AHCA, as well as a first USCHO All-Star Team … named to the 2021 NCAA Frozen Four Tournament All-Star Team, and finished the season seventh overall. Leading defenders in the country and second in WCHA with 14 points from four goals and 10 assists … the offensive defenseman was named WCHA Defender of the Year, as well as a first-team selection WCHA All-Star, and also achieved an over / under rating of +19 during the season … also became a three. Multiple WCHA Fellow athlete, as well as three-time member of the WCHA All-Academic Team in 2020-2021.
2019-2020: A conversion to the baseline led to an outstanding junior blue line season … clinched WCHA First Team All-Star honors and was a four-time WCHA Player of the Week, while also leading all defensemen in WCHA with 32 points in 36 games. . ranked sixth in the NCAA among all defensemen in points, and also led all WCHA defensemen in goals (11), power play goals (7) (where she was third nationally) and Goals Winners (5) – who also led the NCAA … in a historic UMD setting, scored the most points by a Bulldogs defenseman since the 2010-11 season, and racked up the fifth most points by a defenseman in a single season … also scored the third-highest number of goals by a defenseman in a single season in program history … was named a 2019-2020 WCHA Scholar for a second season in a row, as well as a member of the WCHA All-Star Team … participated in the 2019 USA / Canada Series in mid-August, as well as one of 47 players invited by Hockey Canada to attend the BFL National Women’s Team Fall Festival which took place September 9-15 in Liverpool, New Scotland.
2018-2019: Recorded five goals and 12 assists for 17 points after appearing in all 35 UMD games last season … recorded a five-goal streak Jan. 11-11. 25 with three goals and five assists for eight points in those five outings … named both a 2018-19 WCHA Fellow athlete, as well as a 2018 WCHA All-Academic Team winner -19 … competed in the 2018 U.S. / Canada Series Aug. 16-18 in Calgary as a member of the Canadian Women’s Development Team.
2017-2018: Started a rookie season of 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points in 35 games, which placed her second among all Bulldogs in terms of scores, as well as seventh among all WCHA freshmenâ¦ games at Multiple points, including a career-high two goals and an assist for three points against Minnesota on Dec. 8, 2017.
BEFORE UMD: Has an impressive and long international resume including a spot on the 2017 Canadian National Women’s Development Team Summer Showcase … a veteran of the Canadian Under-18 team, which includes two silver medals at the 2017 and 2017 World Under-18 Championships … named captain of the Canadian Under-18 team in 2017, as well as one of Canada’s top three players in 2017 … selected in the 2016 IIHF All-Star Team … twice selected for Canada’s Under-18 Selection Camp (2016, 2015) … Team Manitoba team captain in 2016 after helping his team to win a silver medal at the 2015 nationals … skated for the West Wildcats of the Manitoba AAA Women’s Midget Hockey League from 2013 to 2017 … a double Wildcats top scorer in 2017 and 2016, as well as the team captain in 2017 … named MVP of the league in 2017 and 2016, as well as a first league player All-star team in 2017 and 2016 … was a second-team all-star in 2015 … won 7th honor roll accolades in grade 12.
STAFF: Born Ashton Julia Bell on December 7, 1999 in Brandon, Manitoba … daughter of Tony and Teresa Bell … has older brother (Tristan) and younger brother (Samuel) … graduated from Deloraine High School in 2017 … is majoring in biology at UMD.
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