WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore forward Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Inside College Hockey’s National Player of the Week. The announcement was made on Monday night. Sislo becomes the first UNH player to win this award since Mike Radja earned the honor on February 11.
Sislo, who had just three goals all of last year, potted a hat trick in the third period as part of a four-goal, two-assist effort. The four goals by a Wildcat player was the first four-goal performance since Jan. 23, 2004 (Steve Saviano). Sislo is first on the team, second in Hockey East and fifth nationally in goal scoring with 11. Additional, he became the first UNH player to record six points in a game since Darren Haydar had six (3g, 3a) against Brown on Dec. 28, 2001.
New Hampshire is idle until Jan. 4, 2009, when the Wildcats play at Maine (4 p.m.) The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPNU. UNH’s next home game is Jan. 10 (7 p.m.) against UMass.