UNH’s Bourdon named Hockey East Rookie of the Week

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), a freshman goaltender on the eighth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was honored as Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. She is a four-time recipient of that award this season.

Bourdon had a 1-0-1 record last week with a 0.96 goals-against average and a .966 save percentage. She recorded her third shutout of the season with a 21-save effort in UNH’s 1-0 victory at Niagara University on Jan. 10 and followed that with a career-high 36 saves against seventh-ranked Mercyhurst College.

For the season, Bourdon has a 5-4-1 record with a 1.70 GAA, .933 save percentage and three shutouts in 10 games. She is currently ranked seventh in the nation in save percentage and eighth in GAA.

Bourdon was selected Rookie of the Month by Hockey East in November and won the Rookie of the Week award three consecutive weeks (Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 1).

This marks the sixth time that a UNH Wildcat has earned Rookie of the Week honors this season from Hockey East. Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba; Nov. 3) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.; Oct. 27) were other previous Wildcat honorees.

New Hampshire (8-7-3 overall, 3-0-1 Hockey East) returns to action Jan. 16 vs. Hockey East rival Maine. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m. The teams also face off Jan. 17 (2 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center.

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