2016-17: All-WCHA Academic Team honoree and WCHA Scholar Athlete … one of 15 finalists for the Hockey Humanitarian Award and a SHAPE America Major of the Year award recipient … named an alternate captain prior to the start of the season, she played in all 37 games as a junior … scored two goals and had nine assists during the 2016-17 season … her first points of the season came on Oct. 14 in a 3-1 win at Bemidji State, a game in which she scored a goal and had an assist … the game against the Beavers started a season-long four game point streak for Spring; she had an assist in each of the next three games (Oct. 15 at Bemidji State and Oct. 21-22 at home against Minnesota) … had an assist in the Oct. 29 game at Minnesota Duluth … assisted on one of the three goals in Ohio State’s 3-0 win against Lindenwood on Nov. 5 … had an assist and was a career-high +3 at Penn State on Jan. 7, a game the Buckeyes won 6-0 … also reached +3 in the 4-0 win over Lindenwood on Nov. 4 … scored OSU’s lone goal on Feb. 3 at home against St. Cloud State … had an assist in the 4-2 home win against Minnesota State on Feb. 11 … assisted on her team’s first goal of the game in its 3-2 overtime playoff win at North Dakota on Feb. 24 … had 54 shots on goal in 2016-17 … had a career-high five shots on Feb. 10 against Minnesota State and twice had four shots: Nov. 4 against Lindenwood and Feb. 11 against Minnesota State … blocked 36 shots, including five against Wisconsin on Dec. 9 and Bemidji State on Jan. 14
2015-16: Played in all 36 games, scoring seven goals and dishing out six assists … her first point of the season came on Oct. 16 against Minnesota … had a season-high three points against Minnesota State on Oct. 24 when she scored twice and had an assist as well … twice had two-point efforts: Jan. 29 against Minnesota Duluth (one goal, one assist) and Feb. 19 against North Dakota (two assists)
2014-15: Played in all 36 games during her freshman campaign... netted four goals and recorded five assists... her first points came against Bemidji State on Oct. 17 in a 5-1 victory; she earned two assists... first goal came on Nov. 1 against St. Cloud State... her second multi-point game came on the road against Bemidji State on Dec. 20, when she also had two assists... credited with two game-winning goals.
Daughter of Don and Carol... has two siblings, Michael and Eric... father was a defenseman for Team Canada at the 1980 Olympics and also played with the Winnipeg Jets... lists her greatest sports thrill as playing for the Canada's U18 squad.
THE SPRING FILE
Career Game Highs
|Goals||2||Oct. 24, 2015 vs. Minnesota State|
3x, last on Feb. 19, 2016 vs. North Dakota
|Points||3||Oct. 24, 2015 vs. Minnesota State|
|PIM||4||Oct. 24, 2015 vs. Minnesota State|
|Shots||5||Feb. 10, 2017 vs. Minnesota State|
2x, last on Jan. 7, 2017 at Penn State
First Goal - Nov. 1, 2014 St. Cloud State
First Assist - Oct. 17, 2014 vs. Bemidji State
Emma Maltais Named WCHA Rookie of the Week
No. 5 Buckeyes Top the Beavers 5-4