Salmon, Martin Named to All-Conference Teams
Contact: Mike O'Brien
HADLEY, Mass. – Tori Salmon ’15 and Erin Martin ’16 of the Amherst women’s ice hockey team have been recognized by the NESCAC for their stellar performances throughout the 2014 season and were named to the first and second all-conference teams, respectively.
For Salmon, it marks her second consecutive First Team All-NESCAC honor. The junior excelled on the ice once again this season, tallying 16 goals and nine assists for a total of 25 points. She is in a tie for 14th in the nation in goals (second in the NESCAC) and fourth in the conference in points.
The team leader in goals and points netted three game-winners this season and one game-tying score. The prolific scorer posted four games with two or more goals. From Jan. 11 to Jan. 22, Salmon scored seven times in four straight contests. In a 5-5 tie against then-No. 2 Middlebury, the junior recorded a hat-trick including the game-tying score at 16:28 of the third period. She was involved in four of the team’s five goals, adding an assist as well. The following game, Salmon added two more goals during a 4-0 win over Nichols.
Martin has enjoyed a stellar sophomore season in Purple & White. The second-year forward ranks second on the team in goals (10), assists (10) and points (20). She is the only player on the team to have double-digit figures in all three scoring categories and ranks eighth in the league in both goals and points. Of Martins’ 10 goals, two resulted in game-winners and one tied the game.
The sophomore started the season strong, scoring a point in the team's first three games including a three-point effort against Hamilton on Nov. 16 in a 3-0 win. Throughout the season, Martin recorded a point in three straight contests on four different occasions and also tallied three multiple point contests.
Salmon and Martin played an integral role in the team’s regular season success, leading the Jeffs to a 13-6-5 overall record and 9-3-4 conference mark to earn the No. 2 seed at the 2014 NESCAC Championships.