DURHAM N.H. -Senior goaltender Ty Conklin (Anchorage, Ak.) of the No. 7 Universty of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team was named Defensive Player of the Week for the fifth time this season for his efforts this past weekend vs. Boston College. It is the second consecutive week that Conklin has garnered the defensive honor from Hockey East.
Conklin stopped 74 of 77 shots by the Eagles in two games this past weekend, (.961 save%, 1.50 GAA). Conklin recorded his fourth shutout of the season and the sixth of his career vs. the No. 2 ranked offense in the country on Saturday evening in a 2-0 win at the Whittemore Center. On Friday, Conklin tallied a career-high 45 saves in the 3-2 loss at Conte Forum. Conklin has now started the last 10 Hockey East games and has a 1.92 GAA with a .928 save percentage. in league play. Conklin is now UNH's all-time leader in games played with 88 passing former Wildcat Greg Moffet who had the record with 87 games played.
Conklin was also one of 10 college hockey players selected for as a finalist for the 49th annual Walter Brown Award, emblematic of the best American-born college hockey player in New England by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. Here is a list of the ten finalists: Bobby Allen (BC), Trevor Byrne (DC), ScottClemmensen (BC), Ty Conklin (UNH), Carl Corazzini (BU), Brian Gionta (BC), Ron Hainsey (UML), Jeff Hamilton (YALE), Peter Metcalf (ME) and Rob Scuderi (BC).
The Wildcats return to action on Friday, March 2 vs. UMass-Amherst at the Whittemore Center. Game time is 8 p.m. and can be seen live on New Hampshire Public Television.