WAKEFIELD, Mass.Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) of the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team were named TPS Hockey Player of the Week and Mission Rookie of the Week, respectively, by Hockey East on Monday. Herman received the same distinction Oct. 8.

Garland, a senior defenseman and captain, matched her career high of two goals to propel UNH to Sunday’s 2-1 victory and a weekend sweep of previously top-ranked University of Wisconsin. Garland gave the Wildcats an early 1-0 lead at 1:51 of the first period, then broke a 1-1 tie and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 4:45 of the final frame. Garland recorded a plus/minus rating of +1 in each game vs. the Badgers. Her defensive effort helped stymie UW’s fourth-ranked offense (3.92 gpg) to a total of two goals.

Herman, a freshman goaltender, backboned UNH to a weekend sweep of Wisconsin by stopping 41 of 43 shots for a .953 save percentage and 1.01 GAA. Sunday’s 22-save effort was one less than her personal best of 23. Herman made 19 saves in Saturday’s 2-1 win vs. the Badgers.

In 11 games this season, Herman has compiled a 10-1-0 overall record with a 1.10 GAA, .930 save percentage and two shutouts; she ranks No. 4 nationally in GAA and seventh in save percentage.

Garland has compiled three points on two goals and one assist in nine games this year.

The UNH Wildcats have received a total of three TPS Hockey Player of the Week and four Mission Rookie of the Week league honors this season.

New Hampshire (11-2-0, 7-0-0 Hockey East) continues its eight-game homestand Nov. 24-25 vs. Niagara University. Both games at the Whittemore Center begin at 1 p.m. Live videostreaming will be available online at UNHwildcats.tv.
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