UNH's Garland named top defender by Hockey East
Martine Garland

Garland, one of three team captains, matched her career high of three points with a goal and two assists at Northeastern, then recorded two assists vs. PC for a total of five points in the two games. And she led a defensive effort that yielded just seven shots to NU and 13 to Providence. Against the Huskies, Garland set up the game's first goal and also had a goal and assist in the third period. She set up two of UNH's three power-play goals vs. PC with assists on the first and last goals of the game.

Garland enters the week ranked No. 5 in the nation in assists (0.84 apg) and No. 4 in points for defensemen at 1.00 per game. She is tied for second on the team in assists (21) and also has four goals for a total of 25 points in 25 games. Garland has recorded an assist in five of the last six games with a total of nine in that span.

In 64 career games, Garland has compiled 39 points on nine goals and 30 assists.

UNH (25-2-1 overall, 14-1-1 Hockey East) returns to action this weekend for a home-and-home series vs. the University of Connecticut. The teams face of Feb. 17 (7 p.m.) at UConn's Mark E. Freitas Ice Forum and conclude the series Feb. 19 (2 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center. Tickets for home games may be purchased a www.unhwildcats.com/tickets.

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