UNH, with four student-athletes on the team, had the highest number of honorees. Garland received New England All-Star Team accolades for the third consecutive year and Faber is a repeat honoree from 2007.
Garland, an RBK Hockey All-America Second Team, Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist and Hockey East First-Team All-Star selection in 2008, ranked No. 15 nationally in defensemen scoring (0.68 ppg). She tallied 23 points with three goals and 20 assists, as well as a plus/minus rating of +25, in 34 games. Garland recorded single-game highs in both assists and points with a five-assist effort Feb. 2 at Maine, and the last of her five assists was her 100th career point.
Bellamy, a Hockey East Second-Team All-Star in ’08, ranked No. 23 nationally in assists (0.66 apg) as well as 10th in defensemen scoring (0.74 ppg). Bellamy recorded 26 points with three goals and 23 assists in 35 games, and she also finished with a +30 rating. The 23 goals tied for fourth best on the team.
Wakefield, the Hockey East Scoring Champion, Rookie of the Year and a First-Team All-Star, ranked No. 2 nationally in rookie scoring (1.39 ppg) and No. 10 overall in points per game. She was also No. 4 in goals (0.82 gpg). Wakefield netted a team-high 27 goals and finished second in both points (46) and plus/minus (+37). She finished with 19-14-33 in 18 Hockey East league games.
The awards will be presented at the New England Hockey Writers banquet on April 16 at the Prince Restaurant (Saugus, Mass.). The event begins at 6 p.m. and reservations must be made by April 10 with Northeastern University Athletic Ticket Manager John Gruppo at (617) 373-7409.
UNH (33-4-1, 20-0-1 HE) won its fifth consecutive Hockey East regular-season title and third consecutive league tournament title in 2008. The Wildcats also advanced to the Frozen Four for the second time in three years.