UNH's Hansen and Bourdon honored by Hockey East

WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.), a sophomore forward on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named TPS Player of the Month for January and Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) was honored as ITECH Rookie of the Month for the second time this season, Hockey East announced Tuesday.

Hansen, who was named the league's Player of the Week on Jan. 26, compiled 14 points with five goals and nine assists in eight January games and ended the month with a five-game point-scoring streak - all in Hockey East play -- in which she recorded totals of 4-9-13. She recorded multiple points in each of the last four games of the month and her statistics also included the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Niagara University as well as a plus/minus rating of +10. Hansen's highlights for the month included career highs in both assists (four) and points (five) at Boston College on Jan. 25. She averaged 0.63 goals per game, 1.13 assists per game and 1.75 points per game in January to lead UNH to a 6-1-1 record.

Hansen, the 2003 Hockey East Rookie of the Year, is tied for the team lead in points (24), second in assists (15) and third in goals (nine). She ranks 19th nationally in points-per-game (1.20) and 17th in assists-per-game (0.75).

Bourdon, who was also tabbed Hockey East's top rookie for November, compiled a 5-1-1 record with a 1.27 GAA, .939 save percentage and three shutouts in seven January games. In four Hockey East games, she was 4-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA, .934 save percentage and recorded back-to-back shutouts against Maine and Boston College. She compiled a shutout streak of 143:40 - all in league play. Bourdon recorded a career-high 36 saves in a 2-2 tie at No. 7 Mercyhurst College. Her awards in the month of January included consecutive Rookie of the Week awards (Jan 12; Jan 19).

Bourdon has a 9-5-1 record with a 1.73 GAA, .925 save percentage and five shutouts in 15 games. She currently ranks seventh in the nation in GAA and 10th in save percentage.

This marked the second time this season that a Wildcat was honored by Hockey East as the Player of the Month. Stephanie Jones won the award for November.

New Hampshire (13-8-3 overall, 8-1-1 Hockey East) returns to action Feb. 6 at home against Northeastern University. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.

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