WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), a freshman goaltender on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named ITECH Rookie of the Week for the third consecutive week by Hockey East on Monday. She is the only repeat winner of the award this season.
Bourdon recorded a career-high 34 saves, including 17 in the third period, in UNH's 2-1 loss to third-ranked Harvard on Sunday. Bourdon had a 2.02 GAA (she was pulled in favor of an extra skater with 45 seconds remaining) with a .944 save percentage in her only appearance of the week.
For the season, Bourdon is 3-1-0 with a 1.00 GAA, .964 save percentage and two shutouts.
This marks the fifth 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 previous Wildcat honorees.
Eighth-ranked New Hampshire (6-4-2 overall, 3-0-1 Hockey East) returns to action Dec. 5 at home against the University of Vermont. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.