New Hampshire women's hockey honored by ECAC

CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ont.), a sophomore defenseman on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was honored by the ECAC Eastern Women's Hockey League as Player of the Week on Monday.

Edgar scored the game-winning goal in UNH's 3-1 victory at St. Cloud State (Nov. 24) and recorded two assists, including one on the game-tying goal with 36 seconds remaining in regulation, in the 3-3 tie at Minnesota (Nov. 25). Edgar's game-winning goal vs. SCSU was an unassisted shorthanded-tally with eight seconds remaining in the first period that gave the 'Cats a 2-0 advantage.

Sunday against the Golden Gophers, she set up the game's first goal early in the second period to give UNH a 1-0 lead, then recorded her fourth assist of the season on the game-tying goal, which was scored by Carolyn Gordon (Petrolia, Ont.).

Edgar leads the team in goals with 11 and is third in points (15). Those numbers rank her fourth in the nation in goals (1.00 per game) and 14th in points (1.36 per game); among defensemen, she is second in points per game. She has netted three power-play goals this season, which is tied for fourth best in the country. Edgar is also tied for fourth in game-winning goals with two and is one of only 12 players this season to net a shorthanded goal.

Edgar's stellar play on defense helped New Hampshire break two school records: consecutive shutouts and consecutive shutout minutes. The Wildcats recorded five consecutive shutouts and a streak of 365 minutes, 29 seconds.

The third-ranked UNH Wildcats, who are unbeaten in 10 games (9-0-1) to improve to 9-1-1, return to action with a two-game home series against Connecticut on Dec. 1-2. Both games at the Whittemore Center begin at 2 p.m.

 

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