WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Mike Ayers (Hingham, Mass.), a junior goaltender on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team, was named Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
Ayers, the Hockey East co-Player of the Year, was named Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Northeast Regional last weekend. He stopped 62 of 64 shots for a 1.00 goals-against-average and a .969 save percentage in victories against St. Cloud State University and Boston University. Ayers was credited with 27 saves to record his seventh shutout of the season in the team's 3-0 victory against BU in the second round.
Ayers is 26-7-6 on the year with a 2.14 GAA and a .927 save percentage while setting new UNH single-season records for wins (26), shutouts (seven) and saves (1,080).
UNH (27-7-5) will play top-ranked Cornell University in an NCAA Frozen Four semifinal game on April 10.