January 11, 2010

LAVOIE SELECTED BAUER ROOKIE OF THE WEEK BY WOMEN'S HOCKEY EAST

WAKEFIELD, Mass.Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario), a freshman forward on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was selected Bauer Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.

Lavoie broke a 3-3 tie with 5:30 remaining in the game and also scored an empty-net goal to lift UNH to a 5-3 victory against ninth-ranked Northeastern University at Fenway Park. The Wildcats entered the third period trailing 3-1, but rallied to record the win in the first women’s college hockey outdoor game. The two goals matched Lavoie’s career high.

This marked Lavoie’s second league award this season. She was honored as the league’s Player of the Month for December.

In 19 games this season, Lavoie has tallied eight goals and eight assists for 16 points to rank No. 9 in the nation in rookie scoring (0.84 points per game). She is tied for third on the team in goals and is also fourth in both points and plus/minus (+8). Among UNH’s nine multiple-goal scorers, Lavoie has the second-highest shooting percentage (.170). She has a point in 9 of 19 games with five multiple-point efforts. In her current three-game point-scoring streak, Lavoie has tallied six points (4g, 2a).

New Hampshire (13-2-4 overall, 7-1-1-0) returns to action this weekend with a home-and-home series against Providence College. The Wildcats play host to the Friars at the Whittemore Center on Jan. 16 (2 p.m.), and the game is part of Hockey East’s “Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer” fund raising initiative.

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