Tolan, Hanson part of school record five first-team selections

May 11, 2021

Tristen Tolan

The four-time United Collegiate Hockey Conference champions from the Elmira College women’s ice hockey team dominated the end-of-year awards ballots.

Anchorage’s Tristen Tolan and Eagle River’s Bella Hanson were part of an Elmira College record five All-UCHC First Team selections.

Eight different Soaring Eagles received All-UCHC honors, as Elmira claimed four of the five major awards and five of the six spots on the 2021 All-UCHC First Team.

In only 14 games during the abbreviated 2021 season, Tolan established career highs in points (25), goals (14), and game-winning goals (3).

Tolan, of South High fame, was tied for third nationally in goals (14) and goals per game (1.00), and ranked fifth in points and points per game (1.79).

Bella Hanson

Highlighting her six multi-point outings was a career-high five-point effort on four goals and an assist in a blowout victory over Chatham on March 26.

Hanson collected her first-ever All-UCHC accolade in 2021.

The senior was the conference’s third-best scoring defender with eight points, all on assists, and registered 11 blocks.

Hanson, of West High fame, pieced together a five-game point streak that ended with a season-high two assists in the UCHC Championship quarterfinals against Neumann on April 1, the second multi-point game of her career.