COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team will be represented at the 2000 USA Hockey Women's Festival by sophomore goaltender Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.), head coach Karen Kay and seven UNH alums. The Festival, held in Lake Placid, N.Y., begins its round-robin format Aug. 15 and concludes Aug. 20.
Huggon, who compiled a 14-7-0 record in her 1999-2000 rookie campaign with a 1.99 GAA and a .922 save percentage, is the lone Wildcat on the Black Team that is coached by her collegiate mentor, Karen Kay. In eight seasons at New Hampshire, Kay has guided the Wildcats to a 179-61-20 (.727) record, the 1998 national championship and five consecutive appearances in the ECAC title game (1995-1999).
New Hampshire native Tricia Dunn (UNH '96) will skate with former Wildcat teammate Sue Merz (UNH '94) on the Red Team. Karyn Bye (UNH '93) was a teammate of Dunn and Merz on the 1998 gold-medal team.
She will be joined on the Teal Team by UNH's third all-time leading scorer, Brandy Fisher (UNH '98), who won the inaugural Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award that is presented annually to the top women's collegiate hockey player.
Melisa Heitzman (UNH '99), a member of the 2000 U.S. National Team alongside the four aforementioned New Hampshire alums, will be joined by former teammates Melissa McKenzie (UNH '00) and Kerry Maher (UNH '00) on the Teal Team.