Gabel Selected by Buffalo in NWHL Draft

12/19/2018 10:33:00 AM

Loren Gabel, a standout forward for Clarkson University's two-time defending National Champion Women's Hockey team, was selected by the Buffalo Beauts in Wednesday's National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) draft.

Gabel, a senior left wing was the eighth overall player selected in the draft with Buffalo's second-round pick.

A native of Kitchener, Ontario Gabel is leading Division I in scoring, averaging a nation-high 2.00 points per game. Through 16 games, she has tallied 32 points on 14 goals and 18 assists. The Golden Knights' all-time leading goal scorer, Gabel is third on the Green and Gold' career points list with 176 on 90 goals and 86 assists through 138 games.

Gabel has earned numerous honors during her collegiate career. She was a Top-3 Finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award last season along with earning 2017-18 ECAC Hockey Player of the Year and All-America accolades.

Gabel is the fifth Golden Knight selected in the draft of the NWHL, which is in its fourth season in 2018-19. Savannah Harmon '18 and Cayley Mercer '17 were also chosen by Buffalo in the past two NWHL Drafts. Harmon went to the Beauts with the sixth pick last year, while Mercer was a sixth round Buffalo selection in 2016.

Clarkson alums Erin Ambrose '16 and Shannon MacAulay '16 were taken in the league's first draft in 2015. Ambrose was chosen by New York in the third round and MacAulay by Boston in the fifth round.

The five-round NWHL Draft is for college players in their senior season.

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