WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Junior forward Steve Saviano (Reading, Mass.) and junior goaltender Mike Ayers (Hingham, Mass.) were named Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, by the Hockey East Association on Monday afternoon.
Saviano, who was named to Frozen Four All-Tournament Team, recorded a season- and career-high two goals, including the game-winning tally, in the 3-2 win vs. Cornell in the national semifinal on April 10th. Ayers stopped 59 of 65 shots by the opponents in the Frozen Four, including a 40-save performance in the national championship game vs. Minnesota.
Saviano played in all 42 games for the Wildcats recording nine goals and 30 assists for 39 points. Ayers, who re-wrote the UNH single-season goaltending record book, finished the year with a 27-8-6 record and a 2.18 GAA and a .926 save percentage.