WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Senior forward Preston Callander (Regina, Sask.) of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team was named Player of the Month for March by the Hockey East Association on Friday afternoon.
Callander finished the month with seven goals and four assists for 11 points in eight games. He posted a goal in six of the eight games and recorded his only four-point effort of the season March 10 vs. Northeastern in the opening game of the Hockey East quarterfinals. Callander was the leading scorer in the Hockey East tournament with seven points (4g, 3a) in four tournament games, he was named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team for his efforts in the conference playoffs.
Callander leaves UNH scoring a career-high 54 points in his senior season, which ranked second on the UNH roster. His 25 goals were a team best and his 29 assists ranked second. He played in 149 game in his career, registering 130 points in his four years in Durham with 62 goals and 68 assists.
The No. 8 ranked Wildcats finished the season with a 26-11-5 overall mark and finished tied for second in the Hockey East standings with a 15-5-4 record. UNH won 20 or more games for the ninth straight season. UNH's senior class leaves Durham as only the second class in school history to qualify for the NCAA Tournament in all four seasons of play. The Wildcats were one of five teams in Div. I hockey to earn a trip to the NCAA tournament the last four seasons.