March 16, 2023

Jaques, Gardiner Recognized as AHCA All-Americans


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The American Hockey Coaches Association announced Thursday that Ohio State women’s hockey players Sophie Jaques and Jenn Gardiner have been recognized as 2022-23 CCM/AHCA All-Americans. Jaques is a member of the First Team for the second season and Gardiner earns Second Team honors for the first time in her career.

This year marks the second time in program history that Ohio State has had two All-Americans awarded in a single season. Jaques became the eighth Buckeye to earn All-America honors last season and now Gardiner becomes the ninth.

Gardiner is one of the top point producers in the NCAA this season. The Patty Kazmaier Top-10 Finalist leads the Buckeyes with 56 points on the year, good for sixth nationally. Her efforts have helped Ohio State rank among the top-five teams in the country in goals (166), assists (257) and points (423). Through 39 games played this year, Gardiner has scored 21 goals, including four game-winning goals and four power play goals, recorded 35 assists and earned a +37 for the Buckeyes.

Jaques is one of the most dynamic players to take this ice this season. The defenseman has helped the Ohio State defensive effort hold opponents to just 1.79 goals per game. She has recorded 52 blocked shots on the year. Offensively, Jaques, a Patty Kazmaier Top-3 Finalist, leads the Buckeyes with 24 goals this season, including a nation-high nine power play goals, and is the top goal scorer among defensemen nationally. The Toronto, Ont. native is also the blueline leader in points with 48.