DURHAM, N.H.--Junior forward Darren Haydar (Milton, Ont.) was the first recipient of the Hockey East Player Of The Week award for the 2000-2001 season. Haydar, who started at right wing for both games at the Ice Breaker, recorded 3-2-5 and had seven total shots at the tournament. Haydar, who was MVP of the championship game, had both game-tying goals in the two weekend contests. He is now ranked 50th on UNH's all-time career scoring list with 107 points (56-51-107) in 81 games played.
Senior goalie Ty Conklin (Anchorage, Ak.) was named the first recipient of the Hockey East Defensive Player Of The Week Award for his outstanding efforts at the Ice Breaker Tournament in Michigan. He was named Co-MVP of the North Dakota contest after making 34 saves on the night and stopping seven straight shots in the shootout that sent UNH to the championship final. Against Colgate, he recorded 15 saves to help UNH to a 7-3 victory over the Red Raiders. Conklin was named Hockey East Player of the Week twice last season and received Defensive Player of the Week honors once. Conklin is first at UNH in career goals against average (2.24) and save percentage with a mark of .913.
UNH is now 1-0-1 on the season after tying No. 1 North Dakota (2-2) and defeating No. 16 Colgate (7-3). The squad will return to action on Sat., Oct. 14 at Vermont. Game time is 7 p.m.