McPherson Makes History As Hockey East Rookie Of The Year

Jessie McPherson

Chatham’s Jessie McPherson was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Year this week.

The honour was historic for the University of Vermont Catamounts, as McPherson was the first player in program history to ever be bestowed with the honour.

“This is a fantastic honor for Jessie and our program,” said Head Coach Jim Plumer in a school news release.

“Even though it was a short season, Jessie made a tremendous impact for us and I am so grateful that my fellow coaches in Hockey East recognized her for her outstanding play. As I have said before, Jessie’s competitive nature shows every day in practice and she brings that same demeanor to the way she plays in games. She is in the history books as our first winner of this award and I can’t wait to see what Jessie accomplishes during the rest of her career at UVM.”
McPherson posted a spectacular 1.57 GAA and .938 save percentage in 7 starts, along with three shutouts.
McPherson, who is a Chatham Outlaws, Kent Cobras, and Chatham-Kent Cyclones alumni, was also named the Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week on January 11 and the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on January 5, was named to the watch list for the inaugural Women’s Hockey Goalie of the Year Award, and was named to the 2020-21 Pro
Ambitions Hockey East All-Rookie Team.

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