MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Senior Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.), goaltender for the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team, became the sixth player in school history to be named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as announced by the committee Thursday evening.
    Regan, UNH’s first Hobey Baker finalist since Steve Saviano in 2004, is enjoying not only his best season as a Wildcat, but arguably the greatest season by any Wildcat goaltender in school history. At 23-6-1, Regan is the first goaltender in UNH history to post back-to-back 20-win seasons. His .934 save percentage is the second best single-season mark in school history, trailing only his own .935 effort from last season. Regan’s 23 wins and 2.07 goals-against-average rank him fourth on UNH’s single-season lists in those respective categories. Regan has won 13 of his last 14 games, including an unbeaten month of February when he was 7-0-1.
    The assistant captain has been even better against Hockey East opponents, posting an 18-4-1 record to go along with a 1.83 GAA and a .940 save percentage. The 18 wins and .940 save percentage are the second-best marks in a single Hockey East season. In his last 18 games versus Hockey East foes, Regan has compiled a 16-1-1 record with a 1.55 GAA, .952 save percentage and three shutouts.
    In the conference, Regan ranks at the top of all the major goaltending categories both overall and in Hockey East play. Regan is first in GAA, save percentage, wins, shutouts (3/3 HE) and winning percentage (.783/.804 HE). Nationally, Regan stands with the elite as he ranks second in save percentage, fourth in winning percentage and ninth in GAA.
    Regan, who owns a 3.65 grade point average, also does not just skate by in the classroom. When he graduates with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Business Administration: Finance, Regan will become the first player in program history to earn two undergraduate degrees in four years. Regan has made the Dean’s List at UNH every semester, and is a three-time Hockey East All-Academic Team member.
Regan has already taken home his share of hardware this season, highlighted by his Hockey East Goalie of the Month honor in February. Regan was also a six-time Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week this season, and was named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week on Feb. 25. For the second-straight season, Regan is also a semifinalist for the Walter Brown Award, given annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.
    Regan’s stellar season is a fitting cap to his sparkling career. His name tops most of the goaltending lists in UNH’s record book, including wins (70), saves (3,146), save percentage (.929), games played (110) and minutes (1379:27). Regan currently sits second with a 2.24 GAA, but has a chance to overtake Ty Conklin’s 2.18 GAA.
Regan has also left his name in a few places in Hockey East’s record book. His .932 save percentage is the best all-time, while his 50 wins place him second and are just two shy of the record. Regan owns the fourth-best GAA (2.08) in Hockey East play all-time, and has the fifth-highest winning percentage at .726.
    Fans can begin voting for their favorite candidate now at The Hobey Hat Trick, which narrows the 10 finalists to three, will be announced on Wednesday, April 2. The 28th Hobey Baker Memorial Award will be presented as part of the Frozen Four festivities on Friday, April 11 in Denver, Colo. and can be seen live on ESPNU.
    Regan and the ‘Cats (25-8-3, 19-5-3 HE) will return to action Friday, March 21 at 5 p.m. when they face seventh-ranked Boston College (19-11-8, 11-9-7 HE) in the Hockey East semifinals at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston on NESN.

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