Hitchcock named top player, Bourdon top goalie for January
Hitchcock, who was named Hockey East Player of the Week on Jan. 2 and Jan. 9, recorded a point in all 10 January games to compile totals of eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points with two power-play goals, one shorthanded goal and three game-winning goals. In five Hockey East games, Hitchcock finished with five goals and six assists for 11 points and had game-winners vs. Boston University and Maine (Jan. 14). She had two multiple-goal games and three multiple-assist games as part of her six multiple-point games in January. Four of her six multiple-point games were in Hockey East action and included three-point efforts vs. Boston U. (2 g, 1a) and Maine (1g, 2a; Jan. 13). In three games vs. nationally-ranked opponents, Hitchcock scored one goal and assisted on three others. She had a plus/minus rating of +15 for the month and that included +8 in Hockey East.
Bourdon, the 2004 and 2005 Hockey East Goaltending Champion, compiled an 8-0-1 record in nine January games with a 1.32 GAA, .923 save percentage and shutouts vs. Colgate University and the University of Connecticut. In four Hockey East games, she went 3-0-1 with a 1.96 GAA, .889 save percentage and one shutout. In three games vs. nationally-ranked teams, Bourdon was 3-0-0 with a 1.33 GAA and .930 save percentage. She made a season-high 23 saves in UNH's 5-1 victory against then-No. 7 Harvard University. Bourdon compiled shutout streaks of 133:02 and 122:20. Six of the 12 goals scored vs. Bourdon in January were on the opposition's power play.
UNH (21-2-1 overall, 10-1-1 Hockey East) returns to action Feb. 1 (7 p.m.) at 10th-ranked Providence College and plays the second of three consecutive road games Feb. 4 (2 p.m.) at Boston College. The next Wildcat home game is Feb. 12 (2 p.m.) vs. Providence College. Tickets for the game are available online at www.unhwildcats.com/tickets.