DURHAM, N.H.-Senior goaltender Ty Conklin (Anchorage, Alaska) of the University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team was named Hockey East Co-player of the Week after the Wildcats defeated and tied No. 15 Maine last weekend at the Whittemore Center.
Conklin was spectacular on both nights and helped the Wildcats survive a barrage of Maine shots in the first period of the contest on Friday night. He went on to stop 29x29 shots through overtime to post the fifth shutout of his career and his third of the season.
On the second night vs. the Black Bears, Conklin did not give up a goal until 18:41 of the second period. Dating back to the Miami-Ohio game, Conklin put together a 146:19 shuout streak before the tally by Black Bear Dan Kerluke.
Conklin, who had been named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week three times this season, was named player of the for the first time during the 2000-01 season.
With the 4-1 win on Saturday night vs. Maine, Conklin needs only four wins to take over UNH's all-time career wins mark from Sean Matile.
The Wildcats, ranked sixth in the nation last week, 14-4-4 overall and 5-2-3 in Hockey East. UNH was in a tie for first place following Saturday's victory, but a win on Sunday by Boston College and Providence put them two points ahead. UNH remains in third place with 13 points.