February 27, 2012

Men's Hockey's Trevor van Riemsdyk Earns Hockey East Rookie of the Week

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Freshman defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team was named Hockey East co-Rookie of the Week. The announcement was made Monday by the league office. van Riemsdyk is the third Wildcat to earn this award this season (Casey Thrush – Nov 21, Casey DeSmith – January 16) and shares the honor with UMass' Steve Mastalerz.

van Riemsdyk contributed a career-high two goals in a 4-3 road win against the University of Massachusetts on Friday night. A win that lifted the Wildcats into the Hockey East postseason for a league-best 24th-straight season. Additionally, the freshman defenseman had six shots on net and was a +3 for the weekend. 

In Hockey East, van Riemsdyk ranks ninth in defenseman scoring with 18 points. He ranks eighth in scoring among all freshmen.

van Riemsdyk and the rest of the Wildcats return to action Saturday, March 3 at the University of Maine. Puck drops at 4 p.m. at Alfond Arena with television coverage on NESN. For more information on van Riemsdyk and the rest of the UNH hockey team please visit www.unhwildcats.com.

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