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-Defensive Player of the Week along with Lowell netminder Cam McCormick, as both enjoyed outstanding games vs. each other this past weekend.
Conklin, who stopped 54 of 56 River Hawk shots in a 2-2 OT tie at Lowell on Friday night and a 0-0 OT tie at the Whittemore Center on Saturday, notched the third shutout of his career. McCormick stopped four shots in each overtime period to preserve the ties for his squad. The unusual 0-0 OT tie was the first one involving UNH since the 1929 season.
Conklin has moved into second place overall in Hockey East's ITECH Three Star update with nine points on the young season. Boston University's Carl Corazzini is in first place with 11.
Conklin owns a season goals against average of 2.23 and a save percentage of .912. Listed as one of the hottest players in Hockey East, he has averaged just one goal allowed per contest over the last five games and has not allowed a goal in the span of 123:26.
No stranger to awards this season, Conklin was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 9 and the Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 20.