Kessler Named to Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team

Pictured: Christina Kessler owns a 62-16-5 record at Harvard.
Photo courtesy: Hockey Canada

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Senior goaltender Christina Kessler of the Harvard women’s hockey team has been selected to Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for the 2010 MLP Cup, to be played Jan. 5-9, 2010 in Ravensburg, Germany.

Kessler, a native of Oakville, Ont., helped Team Canada win the silver medal at the 2009 MLP Cup after recording two shutouts and making 35 saves in two games. She also competed for Canada’s Under-22 Team that defeated Team USA in a three-game series in August 2008.

A two-time ECAC Hockey and All-Ivy League choice, Kessler was a RBK Hockey/AHCA All-America second-team honoree and the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year in 2007-08. She ranks first in Harvard history with 25 career shutouts and currently holds the NCAA record with a career .942 save percentage. Kessler boasts a 62-16-5 (.777) record and a 1.33 goals-against average in 84 games played for the Crimson. She is one victory shy of tying Ali Boe ’06 for the all-time Harvard record for wins.

This season, Kessler ranks third in the nation with a 1.25 goals-against mark and a .950 save percentage, having stopped 286 of 301 shots faced. She has four shutouts on the season, having recorded clean sheets against No. 2 Minnesota in back-to-back games Dec. 4-5. Kessler and the sixth-ranked Crimson host Connecticut Tuesday, Dec. 8 in a non-conference game at Bright Hockey Center.