WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Seniors Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) and Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team were named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively. The announcements were made Monday by the league office. Butler earns Player of the Week for the second time this year, while Foster earns the league’s top defensive honor for a league-best third time this season.

Butler, the Hockey East leader in points and goals, had five points during the weekend helping UNH to a three-point weekend in Hockey East against a pair nationally ranked foes. Butler handed out an assist on the game-tying goal on Friday night against Mass.-Lowell and registered a career-high four points with two goals and two assists against UMass on Saturday. Butler had a hand in UNH’s first three goals.

Foster stopped 53 of 57 shots over the weekend leading New Hampshire to three points against a pair of nationally ranked Hockey East foes. Foster turned away 27 shots on Friday in a 2-2 tie against Mass.-Lowell, while stopping 26 shots in a 7-2 win over UMass on Saturday. Foster posted a 1.92 GAA and a .930 save percentage during the weekend.

No. 20 UNH returns to action when it plays intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Verizon Wireless Arena for the Battle for the RiverStone Cup IX on Saturday night at 7 p.m. For more information including tickets, live stats and live audio log on to www.UNHWildcats.com.

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