Three UNH skaters named to New England All-Star Team

BOSTON -- Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ontario), Carolyn Gordon (Petrolia, Ontario) and Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team were voted to the 2003-04 New England Hockey Writers Women's Division I All-Star Team, the organization announced Tuesday.

Senior defenseman Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ontario) finished the season with nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points in 35 games to increase her career totals to 39 goals and 56 assists for 95 points in 137 games. The 95 points ranks sixth on UNH's list of defensemen. This season's numbers placed Edgar 12th nationally in defensemen scoring at 0.71 points-per-game.

Edgar was a Hockey East All-Star First Team selection in 2004 as she compiled 4-11-15 with a plus/minus rating of +14 in 19 league games. She recorded a point in 18 of 35 games with six multiple-point performances, and she had a five-game assist streak from Nov. 16-Nov. 30. Edgar's other collegiate accolades include four-time recipient of the UNH Award for Academic Excellence, 2003 Hockey East Top Scholar-Athlete and two-time all-conference second team selection.

Senior forward and assistant captain Carolyn Gordon (Petrolia, Ontario), who was named Hockey East Player of the Year, ranked 14th in the nation in goals (0.64 per game), 27th in points (1.08 per game) and 11th in power-play goals (seven) as she led UNH in goals (23) and ranked second in both points (39) and game-winning goals (four).

Gordon was also selected to the Hockey East All-Star First Team as she recorded 28 points on 20 goals and eight assists in 20 league games. Gordon became the 30th Wildcat to reach the 100-point milestone and the 26th 'Cat to 50 career goals during her senior season. Her other season highlights included matching her career high of three goals vs. Providence College (Jan. 31) as well as her personal best of three assists vs. St. Lawrence (Nov. 9). Gordon recorded a point in 24 of 36 games with 11 multiple-point efforts.

Gordon ended her career with 115 points on 54 goals and 61 assists to rank 24th on the program's all-time points list as well as 21st in goals and 25th in assists. Other collegiate accolades include both the Karyn Bye Award (Team MVP) and Sue Merz Award (Seventh Player) in 2004, Unsung Hero Award (2003) and Sue Merz Award (2002).

Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.) led the Wildcats in both assists (29) and points (40). Those numbers rank 18th in the nation in points (1.25 per game) and eighth in assists (0.91 per game). Hansen was honored as a Hockey East All-Star First Team selection. She finished as the league scoring champion with totals of 8-23-31 in 20 Hockey East games, which ranked first in the league in both assists and points.

Hansen's season highlights included career highs in both assists (four) and points (five) Jan. 25 at Boston College as well as her 50th career point. Hansen recorded a point in 20 of 31 games with 11 multiple-point efforts. Her other honors in 2004 included Hockey East Player of the Month (January). Hansen was the Hockey East Rookie of the Year in 2003 and was named to the league's All-Rookie Team.

The 12-player team will be honored at the New England Hockey Writers Annual Awards Banquet on April 14 at the Prince of Pizza Restaurant (Saugus, Mass.).

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