New Hampshire women's hockey honored by ECAC

CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire team was named Goaltender of the Week by the ECAC Eastern Women's Hockey League on Monday. It was the fourth time this season that Huggon won the award. She was also named USCHO.com Defender of the Week earlier this season.

Huggon was unbeaten at 1-0-1 last week with a 1.44 GAA and a .946 save percentage in two games vs. fourth-ranked Northeastern University. Her efforts helped UNH secure the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament. The junior goaltender stopped 29 of 30 shots in a 2-1 victory Feb. 28 at Matthews Arena. That total included 12 saves in the third period, four of which came in the final minute as the Huskies played with an extra skater.

The highlight of her week came March 1 when she broke the school record for career saves. Huggon entered the game with 2067 saves and became the record holder with her 24th - and final - save of the game, which came midway through the overtime session in a 2-2 tie. In 87 career games, she has 2091 saves. The old benchmark of 2090 was held by former teammate Ailica Roberts.

For the season, Huggon has a 1.80 GAA and a .930 save percentage. She has five shutouts to her credit with a 16-11-5 record in 32 games.

Huggon and her Wildcat teammates, who finished the regular season as the No. 3 seed with an 18-11-5 overall record and an 11-6-4 league mark, return to action March 9 in an ECAC Eastern Women's Hockey League quarterfinal game against the University of Connecticut. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 2 p.m.

 

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