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PHF awards: Connecticut Whale’s Kennedy Marchment wins MVP

Elaine Chuli of the Toronto Six was named goaltender of the year. (John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

The Premier Hockey Federation handed out the its year-end awards Thursday night to honor the season’s best performances.

Kennedy Marchment headlined the awards, taking home MVP honors. The 25-year-old notched 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points across 20 regular-season games.

Elaine Chuli of the Toronto Six was named goaltender of the year, boasting a 16-0-1 record and .931 save percentage on the season.

The 2022 defender of the year award went to Dominque Kremer. The Buffalo Beauts star recorded six goals and five assists for 11 points through 20 games.

Taylor Girard of the Connecticut Whale was selected as the 2022 newcomer of the year. She notched 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points in her rookie season.

Elena Orlando of the Beauts earned the Denna Laing Award for the player who most exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to her sport.

Six forward Mikayla Grant-Mentis, Beauts forward Cassidy Vinkle and Boston Pride forward Taylor Wenczkowski were selected by fans as the PHF’s Three Stars of the season.

As a part of the end of the year awards, the PHF is partnering up with Principal Financial Group, which will donate $10,000 to a charity of choice on behalf of each PHF player that won a PHF Foundation Award.

The 2022 six PHF Foundation Award recipients and the organizations they back are Jenna Rheault of the Boston Pride for Kid Adventures, Grace Klienbach of the Buffalo Beauts for Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, Shannon Turner of the Connecticut Whale for Active Minds, Madison Packer of the Metropolitan Riveters for the Kyle Pavone Foundation, Allie Thunstrom of the Minnesota Whitecaps for DinoMights, and Saroya Tinker of the Toronto Six for Black Girl Hockey Club.

“The commitment required to compete at the professional level goes beyond what players can accomplish on the ice, and we applaud the dedicated PHF athletes who consistently embrace their opportunity to make a difference in their communities,” PHF commissioner Reagan Carey said in a statement. “This generous investment by Principal will go a long way to helping our community leaders continue making a positive impact. Thank you to Principal for supporting PHF athletes and recognizing those who have gone above and beyond this season.”