Jennifer Huggon Named Goaltender of the Week

CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Jennifer Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.), a sophomore on the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team, was named Goaltender of the Week by the ECAC on Monday.

Huggon and the ninth-ranked Wildcats lost a pair of games to No. 3 Minnesota over the weekend. Her strong effort in the second period of Friday's 2-1 loss - she stopped 12 of 13 shots, many in spectacular fashion - kept UNH within one goal. Huggon finished the game with 22 saves in 59:07 of action, as she was pulled in favor of an extra skater in the closing minute. Huggon also stopped 22 shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss; 12 of those saves were registered in the third period.

Huggon already entered the New Hampshire record books this season with her 21 save performance in the first period at Dartmouth on Jan. 14. She is also on pace to shatter the UNH benchmark for saves in a season, which currently stands at 684 (Alicia Roberts, 1998-99). Through 25 games, Huggon has stopped 610 shots.

Huggon has started all 25 games and played all but 13 minutes, 38 seconds of a possible 1503:46 in net -- among goalies, she leads the nation in minutes played. She has a .910 save percentage with a 2.39 GAA and three shutouts to her credit.

New Hampshire (14-11-0 overall, 10-6-0 ECAC) returns to action at Harvard University on Feb. 3 (2 p.m.).

 

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