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Andrea Dalen begins her junior year at North Dakota
Dalen awarded Norway's top hockey honor
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Updated: Wednesday 09/23/2013 16:24:07 (ET)
by Ross LaDue, UND Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota women's hockey forward Andrea Dalen was recently named Norway's 2013 Gold Puck recipient, given annually to the nation's top male and female hockey player.

"It is a great accomplishment for Andrea, highlighting her work ethic and desire to compete," head coach Brian Idalski said. "It is just another example of how our program at North Dakota continues to grow and develop players for the international stage."

A junior from Honefoss, Norway, Dalen has recorded 13 goals and 10 assists through her first two seasons at UND. On the international stage, she was an assistant captain and recorded two goals and two assists with Norway at the 2013 IIHF Division I Women's World Championship.

"She is serious, willing to train hard and ambitions, thus a model for the whole national team," the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation said about Dalen in a press release. "Despite her young age, she is one of the most skilled and most important players on our team."

The Gold Puck award is the oldest and most prestigious individual award handed out in Norwegian hockey. Lars Haugen (HC Dinamo Minsk, KHL) was the 2013 male recipient.

The women's hockey team kicks off the 2013-14 season with an exhibition against the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy on Friday at 7:07 p.m. UND begins the regular season next weekend with a series against Lindenwood at home, Oct. 4-5.

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