No. 1 UNH sweeps Hockey East monthly awards
Sadie Wright-Ward

Wright-Ward, who was named the league's Player of the Week on Monday, scored eight goals and assisted on 16 others for a total of 24 points in nine February games (all in Hockey East); those numbers led the team in both assists and points. Her highlights included her first career hat trick as well as recording personal-best efforts in assists (four) and points (five) in games against both Northeastern University (Feb. 11) and Vermont (Feb. 26). She scored three game-winning goals (Feb. 19 vs. UConn; Feb. 25 & 26 vs. UVM) and also netted a power-play goal. Wright-Ward's other numbers in February included a +16 rating and a .178 shooting percentage. She recorded seven multiple-point games.

Bourdon went 6-0-0 in February with a 0.67 GAA, .951 save percentage and two shutouts in six games, all vs. Hockey East teams. She did not allow more than one goal in any game, which included two vs. then-No. 10 Providence College. Bourdon ended the month with a shutout streak of 162 minutes, 19 seconds on the strength of consecutive shutouts vs. Boston University and Vermont.

Faber recorded 20 points on 10 goals and 10 assists in nine February games; the 10 goals was a team high for the month. Her other numbers for the month of February included four power-play goals, two game-winning goals (Feb. 1 vs. Providence; Feb. 17 at UConn), one shorthanded goal, a +15 rating and a .323 shooting percentage (10 goals/31 shots). Faber recorded at least one point in all nine games and had six multiple-point efforts. Her four assists, as well as the four points, Feb. 25 vs. Vermont were career highs. She was named ITECH Rookie of the Week three times in February including each of the past two weeks.

UNH (30-2-1 overall, 19-1-1 Hockey East) takes a 14-game winning streak and 26-game unbeaten streak (25-0-1) into this weekend's Hockey East Championship. The top-seeded Wildcats play fourth-seeded University of Maine in a March 4 semifinal. Game time at Northeastern University's Matthews Arena is 12 p.m.

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