Aerin Frankel

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Aerin Frankel
Frankel with PWHL Boston in 2024
Born (1999-05-24) May 24, 1999 (age 24)
New York City, U.S.
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg; 10 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
PWHL team PWHL Boston
Played for Northeastern University
National team  United States
Playing career 2017–present
Medal record
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2023 Canada
Silver medal – second place 2021 Canada
Silver medal – second place 2022 Denmark

Aerin Frankel (born May 24, 1999) is an American ice hockey goaltender as a member of PWHL Boston and the United States women's national ice hockey team. She was one of the best goaltenders in women's NCAA history.[1][2] She won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2021.[3] She is a two-time recipient of the WHCA National Goalie of the Year award and was the inaugural winner in 2021.[4] In 2023, Frankel won gold with the United States women's national ice hockey team at the 2023 IIHF Women's World Championship in Brampton, Ontario.

Career[edit]

Frankel was raised in Briarcliff, New York, and is Jewish.[5] She began skating at the age of four, becoming a goaltender at the age of nine.[6] During high school, she played for Shattuck-Saint Mary's preparatory, winning three national titles and finishing with a 1.10 goals against average, a .945 save percentage, and 39 shutouts.[7][8]

In 2017, she began attending Northeastern University, serving as the starting goaltender for the university's women's ice hockey programme.[9] She posted a .934 SV% in her rookie collegiate year, leading all NCAA rookies.[10] She then posted a 28-save shutout in opening game of the 2018–19 season, becoming the first goaltender to shutout Boston University since Florence Schelling in 2011. The Huskies would go on to win a second consecutive WHEA Championship that year. In the 2019–20 season, she set Northeastern records for GAA, SV%, shutouts, and wins, her .958 SV% leading the NCAA.[11] She was named a top-10 finalist for the 2020 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as well as the Beanpot's best goaltender, and was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Year for the second year in a row.[12][13]

International career[edit]

Frankel made her senior American national team debut at the 2019-20 Rivalry Series, picking up her first senior international win in December 2019.[14] She was named to the American roster for the 2020 IIHF Women's World Championship before the Championship was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15]

Frankel served as the primary goaltender at the 2023 IIHF Women's World Championship, where the United States captured gold. Over six games, Frankel earned a 5-0-1 record and compiled a .931% save percentage and 1.48 GAA average.[16] Frankel earned a shutout in a 3–0 win over Germany in the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Frankel became the first U.S. women's goalie to start five consecutive games at an Olympics or worlds in 26 years.[17]

Awards and honors[edit]

NCAA[edit]

Hockey East[edit]

  • ARMY ROTC Hockey East Player of the Week (awarded March 8, 2021)[20]
  • 2021 Hockey East Goaltending Champion
  • 2021 Hockey East First-Team All-Stars
  • 2021 Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • 2021 Hockey East Championship MVP
  • 2021 Hockey East PNC Bank Three Stars Award[21]

Hockey Commissioners Association[edit]

  • WHCA National Goalie of the Year 2021, 2022[22]
  • Hockey Commissioners Association Women's Goaltender of the Month, November 2019[23]
  • Hockey Commissioners Association Women's Goaltender of the Month, January 2021
  • Hockey Commissioners Association Women's Goaltender of the Month, February 2021 [24]
  • Hockey Commissioners Association Women's Goaltender of the Month (March 2021) [25]

Personal life[edit]

Frankel studied criminal justice and psychology at Northeastern University.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(A WAY Too Early) 2021 NWHL Draft Preview". bruinsdiehards.com. May 28, 2020. Archived from the original on September 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Fundaro, Gabriella (August 14, 2020). "2020 Top 25 Under 25 | No. 11, 12: Aerin Frankel, Anna Shokhina". The Ice Garden. Archived from the original on January 2, 2021. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  3. ^ "Aerin Frankel Named 2021 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Winner". pattykaz.com. 2021-03-27. Archived from the original on 2021-03-27. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  4. ^ "Frankel Repeats as Goaltender of the Year". Northeastern University Athletics. Archived from the original on 2022-12-02. Retrieved 2022-12-02.
  5. ^ Gurvis, Jacob (October 20, 2023). "All the Jewish NHL players to watch in the 2023-2024 season".
  6. ^ Stern, Paige (December 5, 2019). "Aerin Frankel's athletic journey leads to national recognition". Archived from the original on August 8, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  7. ^ "The Frankel File". August 27, 2020. Archived from the original on December 22, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "Girls Hockey Alumni Continue Success in College Hockey". Shattuck-St. Mary's School. January 8, 2021. Archived from the original on February 4, 2023. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  9. ^ Whyte, William (December 13, 2018). "Top NCAA goalies Aerin Frankel, Abbey Levy talk saves, styles — and each other". The Ice Garden. Archived from the original on October 21, 2021. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  10. ^ O'Connor, Brion (September 30, 2018). "Aerin Frankel amped for second go-around with Northeastern". New England Hockey Journal. Archived from the original on August 3, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  11. ^ Benbow, Julian (February 3, 2020). "Guardian at the gate: Northeastern goalie Aerin Frankel proves a staggering stalwart for the Huskies". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 2020-02-11. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  12. ^ Scifo, Dan (February 7, 2020). "Kaz Watch: Time with USA Hockey Propels Aerin Frankel into Strong Junior Season". Patty Kazmaier Award. Archived from the original on November 24, 2020. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  13. ^ Scifo, Dan (January 22, 2019). "Kaz Watch: Northeastern's Aerin Frankel Builds Off Breakout Freshman Season". Patty Kazmaier Award. Archived from the original on February 4, 2023. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  14. ^ "Aerin Frankel". teamusa.usahockey.com. Archived from the original on 2023-02-04. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  15. ^ "Team USA announces 2020 World Championships Roster". The Ice Garden. February 26, 2020. Archived from the original on October 16, 2021. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
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  17. ^ "U.S. beats Canada in women's hockey world championship final on Hilary Knight hat trick". Yahoo Sports. 17 April 2023. Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  18. ^ "2019-20 CCM/AHCA Women's University Division All-Americans Announced". ahcahockey.com. 24 March 2020. Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Five Hockey East Players Players Named CCM/AHCA Women's All-Americans - NCAA #1 seed Northeastern boasts four players on the two teams". hockeyeastonline.com. 2021-03-19. Archived from the original on 2021-03-19. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  20. ^ "Women's Weekly Release: Northeastern Wins Fourth Straight Bertagna Trophy". hockeyeastonline.com. 2021-03-08. Archived from the original on 2021-09-28. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  21. ^ "HOCKEY EAST NAMES WOMEN'S PRO AMBITIONS ALL-ROOKIE TEAM: Five Other Award Winners Announced for 2020-21 Season". hockeyastonline.com. 2021-02-26. Archived from the original on 2023-02-04. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  22. ^ "Aerin Frankel Named Women's College Hockey Goalie of the Year". nuhuskies.com. 2021-03-17. Archived from the original on 2021-04-15. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  23. ^ "Women's hockey: Robert Morris' Jaycee Gebhard wins National Player of the Month Award". ncaa.com. December 5, 2019. Archived from the original on April 21, 2021. Retrieved April 22, 2021.
  24. ^ "Northeastern's Mueller, Frankel, Wisconsin's Eden tabbed HCA women's hockey award winners for February". uscho.com. 2021-03-03. Archived from the original on 2021-04-16. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  25. ^ "LINDBERG, TRIVIGNO AND FRANKEL RECEIVE HCA NATIONAL MONTHLY HONORS". hockeyeastonline.com. 2021-04-14. Archived from the original on 2021-04-15. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  26. ^ "Aerin Frankel - Women's Ice Hockey". Northeastern University Athletics. Archived from the original on 2021-04-18. Retrieved 2021-01-10.

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