UNH's Jen Huggon named Player of the Week

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.), a senior goaltender on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's hockey team, was named TPS Louisville Player of the Week by Women's Hockey East on Monday. It is the sixth league award this season for Huggon, who became the first player to earn top player honors in consecutive weeks. In addition, she is a three-time recipient of Defensive Player of the Week as well as Goaltender of the Month (November).

In a pair of games last weekend at sixth-ranked Wisconsin, Huggon compiled a 1-0-1 record by stopping 48 of 49 shots for a 0.48 GAA and a .980 save percentage. Huggon made 20 saves, including 12 in the third period, to record her 11th shutout of the season in Friday's 2-0 victory. She made 28 saves, including one in overtime, in Saturday's 1-1 tie.

Her 11 shutouts this season extended her own school record, and she increased her UNH career shutout record to 23. Huggon has shut out the opposition in five of the past seven games.

This season, Huggon has a 1.53 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage - both of those numbers rank No. 3 nationally -- with a 20-4-2 record. On UNH's list of single-season superlatives, those numbers would rank third in GAA and fourth in save percentage.

New Hampshire, which is 20-4-2 overall, is atop the Women's Hockey East standings with 18 points on a 9-0-0 record. The Wildcats return to action this weekend for a home-and-home series against No. 10 Providence College. UNH travels to Schneider Arena on Feb. 1 and will play host to the Friars on Feb. 2. Both games are at 2 p.m.

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