UNH's Jen Huggon named Player of the Week

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.), a senior goaltender on the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's hockey team, was named TPS Louisville Player of the Week by Women's Hockey East on Monday. It is the fifth league award this season for Huggon, who is a three-time recipient of Defensive Player of the Week as well as Goaltender of the Month (November).

In three games last week, Huggon played all 180 minutes and compiled a 2-1-0 record with a 1.33 GAA, a .944 save percentage (67 saves, 4 GA) and two shutouts. She recorded both of her shutouts in league road games vs. Boston College (15 saves) and UConn (22 saves). Huggon made 30 saves in a loss to third-ranked Minnesota.

Her two shutouts last week extended her school records to 10 shutouts in a single season and 22 for her career.

This season, Huggon has a 1.62 goals-against-average, which ranks third in the nation, and a .925 save percentage with a 19-4-1 record. On UNH's list of single-season superlatives, those numbers would rank fourth in both GAA and save percentage.

UNH, which is 19-4-1 overall, is atop the Women's Hockey East standings with 18 points on a 9-0-0 record. The Wildcats return to action Jan. 24 at the University of Wisconsin. The next home game is Feb. 2 (2 p.m.) vs. Providence College.

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