October 26, 2009

MEN'S HOCKEY'S SPEELMAN TABBED HOCKEY EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Freshman forward Dalton Speelman (San Jose, Calif.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week. The announcement was made Monday by the league office. He becomes the first Wildcat to earn this  award since James van Riemsdyk did so on Jan. 14, 2008.

Speelman was moved up to New Hampshire’s top line and delivered right away, potting his first two career goals in a 4-2 win over Northeastern. The goals gave UNH an early 2-0 lead, a lead the Wildcats never relinquished. Speelman’s performance marked the first time a freshman scored two goals in a game for UNH since last season when Stevie Moses tallied two at home against Providence on Feb. 13.

The Wildcats return to action Friday, Oct. 30 (8 p.m.) when they begin a two-game set with the University of Wisconsin at Kohl Center. UNH’s returns home on Friday, Nov. 6 (7 p.m.) against Boston College.

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