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Kelli Allison Stack (born January 13, 1988) is an American ice hockey forward who currently plays for Kunlun Red Star in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. She is a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team.[1] Stack competed for the Boston College Eagles women's ice hockey program and after completing her Olympic commitment, returned to Boston College for her senior year of 2010–11. She was drafted 14th overall by the Boston Blades in the 2011 CWHL Draft.[2]

Kelli Stack
Kelli Stack (cropped).jpg
Born (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 31)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 137 lb (62 kg; 9 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
CWHL team
Former teams
Kunlun Red Star
National team  United States
Playing career 2006–present

Contents

Playing careerEdit

NCAAEdit

 
Stack playing for the Connecticut Whale in the 2016–17 NWHL season

On February 8, 2011, with two points in the game against Boston University in the first round of the 2011 Beanpot Tournament, Kelli Stack accumulated 199 points in her career and broke BC's all-time career points record, becoming the new program leader.[3] The previous record had been held by Erin Magee ('99). On January 31, 2011, Kelli Stack became the all-time leading goal scorer in Hockey East Conference history to bring her career total to 65, breaking Jen Hitchcock's (University of New Hampshire) record of 61 goals.

At the conclusion of her career at Boston College, Stack was voted the New England Division I Player of the Year after leading Hockey East in points (56) and goals (34). The Second Team All-American scored two goals to help advance the Eagles to the Frozen Four for the second time in her tenure. The three-time Hockey East Player of the Year accumulated 58 points for the season and concluded her collegiate career as BC's all-time leading scorer with 209 points.

Stack was among the three finalists nominated for the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award and the first nominee from Boston College. An award of the USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually bestowed upon the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Stack was also nominated for the award in 2009. Stack was also a four-time All-Conference selection, the first player to accomplish this feat in the nine-year history of Hockey East.[4]

USA HockeyEdit

Stack played in all five games contested by the Team USA in the 2010 Winter Olympics. She accumulated eight points, five assists and three goals, with four points in the game against Russia. Team USA went on to win a silver medal, losing to Canada in the gold medal game 0–2. In the second game of the 2011 IIHF Eight Nations Tournament, Stack was one of two US players to register a hat trick in a victory over Japan.[5] In the first game of the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, she had three assists in a 9–2 victory over Canada.[6] In a game versus Finland at the 2012 Worlds, she scored a hat trick and added three assists in an 11–0 victory.[7]

Stack again played in all five of USA's games at the 2014 Winter Olympics, scoring five points.[8] Team USA won the silver medal, losing to Canada 3–2 in overtime in the gold medal game.

CWHL: Boston BladesEdit

Selected by the Boston Blades in the 2011 CWHL Draft, Stack set a franchise record for most points scored in one season with 42. In round-robin play at the 2012 Clarkson Cup, Stack scored two goals, as the Blades earned a 5–2 victory over the Toronto Furies.[9] During the 2012–13 CWHL season, Stack only played in eight games before suffering a season-ending injury. Despite her injury, she traveled with the Blades to the 2013 Clarkson Cup.

NWHL: Connecticut WhaleEdit

On September 24, 2015, it was announced that Stack had signed with the Connecticut Whale of the professional National Women's Hockey League for the league's inaugural season.[10] In 2016–17, Stack set the franchise record in goals scored with 12 in 16 games played.[11]

CWHL: Kunlun Red Star WIHEdit

The CWHL expanded to have two new teams in Shenzhen as China prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.[12] After being cut from the 2018 USA Olympic team, Stack joined the Kunlun Red Star WIH as a hockey ambassador.[13] Stack earned an assist on the first goal in Red Star WIH history, scored by Zoe Hickel.[14]

Stack led the CWHL in points with 49 in 28 games for Red Star WIH.[15] She appeared with the Red Star in the 2018 Clarkson Cup final where she scored the team's only goal of the game in the second period in a 2–1 loss to the Markham Thunder.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

= Indicates league leader
Year Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
2011–12 Boston Blades[17] CWHL 27 25 17 42 +35 30 4 0 3
2012–13 Boston Blades[18] CWHL 8 4 3 7 +6 12 1 0 2
2014–15 Boston Blades[19] CWHL 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1
2015–16 Connecticut Whale NWHL 17 8 14 22
2017–18 Kunlun Red Star WIH[20] CWHL 28 26 23 49 +25 40 5 0 5

Awards and honorsEdit

CWHLEdit

  • CWHL First All-Star Team, 2011–12
  • CWHL All-Rookie Team, 2011–12
  • CWHL Monthly Top Scorer, December 2011
  • 2018 Angela James Bowl
  • 2018 CWHL Most Valuable Player Award

NCAAEdit

  • Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of November 1, 2010)[21]
  • Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of March 7, 2011)[22]
  • Hockey East Pure Hockey Player of the Month (October 2010) [23]
  • Hockey East Pure Hockey Player of the Month, November 2010[24]
  • Runner-Up, Hockey East Player of the Month (January 2011) [25]
  • 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominee[26]
  • 2010–11 Hockey East Army ROTC Three Stars Award: Kelli Stack, Boston College
  • 2010–11 Hockey East Scoring Champion: Kelli Stack, Boston College[27]
  • 2010–11 Cammi Granato Award (Hockey East Player of the Year)[28]
  • 2011 Hockey East All-Tournament team [29]
  • 2011 Hockey East Tournament MVP
  • 2011 All-Hockey East First Team[4]
  • 2011 Second Team All-America selection[30]
  • 2010–11 New England Women's Player of the Year
  • 2010–11 New England Women's Division I All-Star[31]
  • Hockey East 10th Anniversary Team selection[32]

IIHFEdit

  • Best Forward, 2011 4 Nations Cup[33]
  • Directorate Award, Best Forward, 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championships

USA HockeyEdit

  • 2012 Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year Award[34]

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ "Chinese team set to enter Canadian Women's Hockey League - Sportsnet.ca".
  13. ^ "Clarkson Cup champion Les Canadiennes host Chinese team at Bell Centre". Montreal Gazette. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Game #: 5 - Saturday, October 21, 2017". CWHL. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-03-17. Retrieved 2018-03-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  28. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-03-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  31. ^ "Boston College Athletics". Boston College. Archived from the original on 2011-09-20.
  32. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2012-07-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  33. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2011-11-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  34. ^ "Kelli Stack Named USA Hockey's Bob Allen Player of the Year - Boston College". Boston College.

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