CAREER-HIGH 62 SAVES LIFTS REGAN TO HOCKEY EAST CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Senior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team, was named Pure Hockey Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the seventh time this season. The league office made the announcement Monday afternoon.

Regan, the unanimous Hockey East Player of the Year, stopped a career-high 62 shots in a triple-overtime loss to Boston College in the Hockey East semifinals. He stopped 21 shots in the second stanza, also a career-high and 20 shots in the overtime sessions. In the process, Regan shattered the record for saves in a semifinal (47).

Regan, who split Hockey East Player of the Week honors Feb. 25, shares this award for the first time this season after winning it outright six times. Regan, who also took home Hockey East Goalie of the Month honors in February, was named to the All-Hockey East First Team, is one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award and for the second-straight year, is a semifinalist for the Walter Brown, given annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.

At 23-7-1, Regan is the first goaltender in UNH history to post back-to-back 20-win seasons. His .933 save percentage is the second best single-season mark in school history, trailing only his own .935 effort from last season. Regan’s 23 wins and 2.12 goals-against-average rank him fourth on UNH’s single-season lists in those respective categories. Regan has won 13 of his last 15 games, including an unbeaten month of February when he was 7-0-1.

The assistant captain has been even better against Hockey East opponents, posting an 18-4-1 record to go along with a 1.83 GAA and a .940 save percentage. The 18 wins and .940 save percentage are the second-best marks in a single Hockey East season. In his last 18 games versus Hockey East foes, Regan has compiled a 16-1-1 record with a 1.55 GAA, .952 save
percentage and three shutouts.

In the conference, Regan ranks at the top of all the major goaltending categories both overall and in Hockey East play. Regan is first in GAA, save percentage, wins, shutouts (3/3 HE) and winning percentage (.758/.804 HE). Nationally, Regan stands with the elite as he ranks third in save percentage, third in winning percentage and 11th in GAA.

Regan’s stellar season is a fitting cap to his sparkling career. His name tops most of the goaltending lists in UNH’s record book, including wins (70), saves (3,208), save percentage (.929), games played (111) and minutes (6539:46). Regan currently sits second with a 2.25 GAA, but has a chance to overtake Ty Conklin’s 2.18 GAA.

Regan has also left his name in a few places in Hockey East’s record book. His .932 save percentage is the best all-time, while his 50 wins place him second and are just two shy of the record. Regan owns the fourth-best GAA (2.08) in Hockey East play all-time, and has the fifth-highest winning percentage at .726.

Fans can begin voting for their favorite candidate now at www.hobeybaker.com. The Hobey Hat Trick, which narrows the 10 finalists to three, will be announced on Wednesday, April 2. The 28th Hobey Baker Memorial Award will be presented as part of the Frozen Four festivities on Friday, April 11 in Denver, Colo. and can be seen live on ESPNU.

The fifth-ranked Wildcats (25-9-3) will face No. 12 Notre Dame (24-15-4) in the first round of the NCAA West Regional on Friday night (6:30 p.m. EST) in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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