WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Stephanie Jones (Kimberley, B.C.), a sophomore forward on the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named TPS Louisville Player of the Month for December by the Women's Hockey East Association on Thursday.
Jones was a model of consistency in December by recording a point in four of five games with totals of three goals and two assists for five points. In two conference games - both against the University of Connecticut - she had three points on two goals, including the game-winning tally in a 2-1 decision at UConn, and an assist. Jones also scored the team's only goal against top-ranked Harvard University to mark the fourth consecutive game that she recorded a point.
Jones, who has skated in all 18 games, is third on the team in goals (eight) and is fourth in both assists (eight) and points (16). Earlier this season, she had a five-game point-scoring streak that included a four-point (3-1-4) effort at Quinnipiac University. It was her second career hat trick and fourth four-point total.
Last year, Jones became the first rookie to lead the team in goals since Brandy Fisher in 1996 and was named to the 2002 ECAC Eastern League All-Rookie Team. She has career totals of 25-21-46 in 54 games.
New Hampshire has a 14-3-1 overall record (5-0-0 WHE) and returns to action Jan. 4 with a home game against Brown University. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 2 p.m.