WAKEFIELD, Mass. – On Thursday, the Hockey East Association announced the first honoree in the league’s 25th Anniversary celebration as Providence College’s Chris Terreri was named Hockey East’s Top Goalie in a vote comprised of Hockey East fans and members of the league’s 25th Anniversary Committee. The Wildcats were the best represented team in the Top 10 list with three netminders honored: Mike Ayers (UNH, 2000-04), Ty Conklin (UNH, 1998-2001) and Kevin Regan (UNH, 2004-08).
Terreri, however, also has ties to UNH as he played at Providence College with Associate Head Coach David Lassonde, while UNH Head Coach Dick Umile and Associate Head Coach Scott Borek were on the coaching staff at PC.
Lassonde was the goalie coach at UNH from 1988-91 and returned in 2002. He has worked with Ayers, Conklin and Regan during his tenure in Durham.
Terreri was named the first Player of the Year in Hockey East history for the 1984-85 season, after leading the league in both goals against average (3.49) and save percentage (.905). Twenty five years later, Terreri still holds the Hockey East record for most saves in a season with the 1,078 amassed during that 1984-85 campaign.