CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Inferno forward Elana Lovell has been tabbed as the Canadian Women Hockey League's 2016 Rookie of the Year.
Selected in the seventh round of the 2015 CWHL Draft, the Kamloops, BC product scored 14 goals and posted 26 points in 24 regular season games in Calgary.
She was second in team scoring, trailing leader Brianne Jenner by two points, and her two game-winning goals ranked third amongst all Inferno skaters. Lovell was also a key asset on the Inferno's power play, scoring three goals and seven points.
Prior to being drafted, Lovell spent five years playing for the University of Calgary Dinos, wrapping up her collegiate career in 2013. She and the Dinos captured the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship in 2012.
Lovell and the Inferno battle the Les Canadiennes du Montreal for the Clarkson Cup on Mar. 13 at 2:00 PM MT (Sportsnet).