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Seven Wildcats named to Hockey East All-Academic Team

Brittany Busa (Concord, Mass.), Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Diana Saly (Edina, Minn.) are repeat honorees from the 2005 All- Academic Team, and Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) was on the 2004 All-Academic Team. Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) and Maggie Joyce (Norfolk, Mass.) are first-time selections in 2006.


A total of 72 of Canada's top women's hockey players will be showcased at the camps, which run simultaneously from June 10-18 at Calgary, Alberta and Kitchener, Ontario.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey program handed out nine awards and announced the captains for the 2006-07 season at the annual team banquet, which was held April 15 in celebration to the record-setting 2006 season.


Wakefield, Mass. - Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named TPS Hockey Player of the Month for March by Hockey East on Friday. She received the same award in January and was named the league's Player of the Week on Monday for the third time this season.


BOSTON — Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) and Brian McCloskey of the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team were named Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year, respectively, by the New England Hockey Writers, the organization announced Tuesday. Wright-Ward was joined on the 2005-06 New England All-Star Team by teammates Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario).


WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named TPS Hockey Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. It marked the third time this season that Hitchcock was named the recipient of the award.


Hitchcock records goal, two assists in loss

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Bobbi Ross scored four goals, including the game-winning tally with 1:51 remaining in regulation, to lift the fourth-ranked University of Minnesota women's ice hockey team to a 5-4 victory in Friday night's Women's Frozen Four semifinal game against No. 1-ranked and top-seeded University of New Hampshire at Mariucci Arena.


McCloskey, honored as the Hockey East Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year and third time in the league's four-year existence, guided UNH to a third consecutive Hockey East regular-season title and first league tournament championship in 2006. He was named USCHO Coach of the Year earlier this week.


Three Wildcats named to First Team

DURHAM, N.H. - Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario), Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.), all sophomores on the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, were named to the All-USCHO First Team and UNH head coach Brian McCloskey was named USCHO Coach of the Year on Tuesday.


Garland sparked top-seeded UNH to a 3-1 victory with a goal and an assist against eighth-ranked Harvard University in an NCAA regional game March 17 at the Whittemore Center. She set up the first goal of the game, a power-play tally at 11:42 of the first period, when her shot from the high slot was redirected into the net by Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario). Garland scored on a screened shot from the high slot 2:28 later to extend UNH's lead to 2-0, and that goal proved to be the game-winning tally. It was also her 50th career point (10 goals, 40 assists).


Garland leads ‘Cats to Women’s Frozen Four with game-winning goal

DURHAM, N.H. - Sophomores Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) each earned a goal and an assist to lead the No. 1-ranked and top-seeded University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to a 3-1 victory against eighth-ranked Harvard University in a 2006 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship regional game at the Whittemore Center.


New Hampshire play host to Crimson on March 17

UNH (32-2-1) earned the automatic berth out of Hockey East by winning the league tournament with a 6-0 victory in the March 5 title game against ninth-ranked Boston College. The Wildcats, who also won the Hockey East regular season crown with a 19-1-1 league record, have won 16 consecutive games as part of an NCAA single-season record unbeaten streak of 28 games (27-0-1).


Bourdon received the honor for recording back-to-back shutouts in the Hockey East Championship to lead the Wildcats to their first Hockey East tourney title with 6-0 victories against both the University of Maine and ninth-ranked Boston College. Bourdon, named the Hockey East Goaltending Champion for the third consecutive year and as a Hockey East Second Team All-Star prior to the tourney, was also voted to the RBK/CCM All-Tournament Team for her performance in the two-day tournament. Bourdon made 21 saves in the semifinal vs. Maine and stopped 17 shots against BC in the final to extend her consecutive shutout streak to four games and a total of 282 minutes, 10 seconds, both of which are school records.


BOSTON — Led by two goals and an assist from Pure Hockey Most Valuable Player and league Rookie of the Year Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), the No. 1-ranked and top-seeded University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to its first Hockey East Championship title with Sunday afternoon's 6-0 victory against No. 9 and second-seeded Boston College at Northeastern University's Matthews Arena.


Wildcats advance to Hockey East title game

BOSTON - Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) recorded four points with two goals and two assists to lead the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire to Saturday afternoon's 6-0 victory against fourth-seeded University of Maine in the early semifinal game of the Hockey East Championship at Northeastern University's Matthews Arena.


UNH also swept the awards in Hockey East's inaugural season (2003). In addition, a UNH Wildcat has been named Player of the Year all four years and McCloskey is a three-time recipient of the league's Coach of the Year award (2003, 2005, 2006).


Q: How did you start playing ice hockey?
A: My next door neighbor - he's older than me by a couple of years and we were friends growing up - kind of forced me into it. I just had to convince my parents to let me play.


Wright-Ward, who was named the league's Player of the Week on Monday, scored eight goals and assisted on 16 others for a total of 24 points in nine February games (all in Hockey East); those numbers led the team in both assists and points. Her highlights included her first career hat trick as well as recording personal-best efforts in assists (four) and points (five) in games against both Northeastern University (Feb. 11) and Vermont (Feb. 26). She scored three game-winning goals (Feb. 19 vs. UConn; Feb. 25 & 26 vs. UVM) and also netted a power-play goal. Wright-Ward's other numbers in February included a +16 rating and a .178 shooting percentage. She recorded seven multiple-point games.


Wright-Ward is top player, Faber wins another rookie honor

The duo propelled the Wildcats to a 3-0-0 record with victories against Boston University (6-0) and the University of Vermont (5-0 and 8-0) in the final week of the regular season.


Hansen records two goals, one assist on Senior Day

DURHAM, N.H. - Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) matched her career highs in both assists (four) and points (five) to propel the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women's hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 8-0 Hockey East victory in the regular-season finale against the University of Vermont at the Whittemore Center.


Wright-Ward records first career hat trick

DURHAM, N.H. - Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) recorded her first career hat trick as part of a four-point effort and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) finished with a career-high four points to propel the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 5-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Vermont at the Whittemore Center.


Hekle is the seventh UNH player to receive distinction as a Top 10 Finalist since the Award's inception in 1998, when Brandy Fisher of the Wildcats was the recipient. Hekle, who has led the Wildcats to three consecutive Hockey East regular-season titles (2004-05-06), has 11 goals and 21 assists for 32 points in 31 games this season. Her other statistics include three game-winning goals, three power-play goals, one shorthanded goal and a plus/minus rating of +24. In addition, Hekle has won 58.3% of faceoffs this season. In 19 league games, she has eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points. She has totals of 4-0-4 in seven games against nationally-ranked teams, and that includes the game-winning goal vs. the University of Wisconsin.


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Faber scored two goals in both of last weekend's games vs. the University of Connecticut - her first multiple-goal games of the season - and also recorded an assist in Sunday's 6-0 victory vs. the Huskies. In last Friday's road game, Faber gave the Wildcats a 2-0 lead with a first-period power-play goal and it proved to be the game-winning tally in UNH's 5-1 victory. Faber also factored into Sunday's game-winning goal with an assist on the team's first goal. She netted another first-period power-play goal - to give the 'Cats a 3-0 lead this time - and struck again in the third to match her career high of three points. Faber extended her goal-scoring streak to seven games and point-scoring streak to 11 with her five-point weekend.


Busa records fourth career shutout with 14 saves

DURHAM, N.H. - Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) both recorded three points and Brittany Busa (Concord, Mass.) recorded her fourth career shutout with a 14-save effort to lead the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 6-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Connecticut at the Whittemore Center.


Hitchcock sparks Wildcats with goal, two assists

STORRS, Conn. - Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) recorded a goal and two assists and three teammates had two points apiece to lead the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Friday night's 5-1 Hockey East victory against the University of Connecticut at the Mark E. Freitas Ice Forum.


Garland, one of three team captains, matched her career high of three points with a goal and two assists at Northeastern, then recorded two assists vs. PC for a total of five points in the two games. And she led a defensive effort that yielded just seven shots to NU and 13 to Providence. Against the Huskies, Garland set up the game's first goal and also had a goal and assist in the third period. She set up two of UNH's three power-play goals vs. PC with assists on the first and last goals of the game.


Wildcats extend unbeaten streak to 21 games

DURHAM, N.H. - Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) set up two of the Wildcats' three power-play goals to lead the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 4-1 Hockey East victory against 10th-ranked Providence College at the Whittemore Center.


Wright-Ward records career-high five points

BOSTON - Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) recorded a personal-best four assists as part of a career-high five points to propel the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 11-1 Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at Matthews Arena. It marked the 100th meeting in the series, which UNH leads 64-29-7 with 15 consecutive wins vs. the Huskies.


Faber, named Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday, extended her point-scoring streak to seven games and vaulted UNH into first place in Hockey East with four points (two goals, two assists) in last week's Wildcats' victories against Providence College (2-1) and Boston College (6-1). She scored the game-winning goal, a shorthanded tally with 8:22 remaining in regulation, at 10th-ranked Providence and recorded a goal and two assists at BC. The two assists and three points matched her personal bests. Faber also recorded a plus/minus rating of +4 with a +3 at BC and +1 at Providence.


Faber extended her point-scoring streak to seven games and vaulted UNH into first place in Hockey East with four points (two goals, two assists) in last week's Wildcats' victories against Providence College (2-1) and Boston College (6-1). She scored the game-winning goal, a shorthanded tally with 8:22 remaining in regulation, at 10th-ranked Providence and recorded a goal and two assists at BC. The two assists and three points matched her personal bests. Faber also recorded a plus/minus rating of +4 with a +3 at BC and +1 at Providence.


Hitchcock, Faber record three points apiece

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - In a battle for first place in the Hockey East standings, Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) both recorded three points to lead the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 6-1 victory against Boston College at Conte Forum.


Hitchcock named top player, Bourdon top goalie for January

Hitchcock, who was named Hockey East Player of the Week on Jan. 2 and Jan. 9, recorded a point in all 10 January games to compile totals of eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points with two power-play goals, one shorthanded goal and three game-winning goals. In five Hockey East games, Hitchcock finished with five goals and six assists for 11 points and had game-winners vs. Boston University and Maine (Jan. 14). She had two multiple-goal games and three multiple-assist games as part of her six multiple-point games in January. Four of her six multiple-point games were in Hockey East action and included three-point efforts vs. Boston U. (2 g, 1a) and Maine (1g, 2a; Jan. 13). In three games vs. nationally-ranked opponents, Hitchcock scored one goal and assisted on three others. She had a plus/minus rating of +15 for the month and that included +8 in Hockey East.


Wright-Ward scored the game-winning goal with 45 seconds remaining in regulation to lift UNH to a 2-1 win vs. sixth-ranked Mercyhurst College (Jan. 27), then recorded a goal and assist in the Wildcats' 7-2 win vs. No. 10 Providence College (Jan. 29). She scored the team's first goal vs. PC, which tied the score 1-1 in the second period, and assisted on the team's last goal to cap the final of seven consecutive UNH goals. Wright-Ward won 32 of 49 faceoffs on the week and extended her goal-scoring streak to four games and point-scoring streak to 12.


Garland ties career high of three assists

DURHAM, N.H. - Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) sparked the Wildcats' four-goal second period with three assists and led the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 7-2 Hockey East victory against 10th-ranked Providence College at the Whittemore Center.


Wright-Ward scores game-winner with 45 seconds to play

DURHAM, N.H. - Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) broke a 1-1 tie with 45 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the No. 2-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Friday night's 2-1 non-conference victory against sixth-ranked Mercyhurst College at the Whittemore Center.


Faber recorded two assists in both of UNH's victories last week against Dartmouth College (3-1) and the University of Connecticut (3-0). She set up the game-winning goal vs. Dartmouth and also had a helper on the team's third tally, then assisted on the team's last two goals vs. UConn to help the Wildcats extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games (14-0-1).


Bourdon records 17th career shutout

DURHAM, N.H. - Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) stopped 15 shots to record her sixth shutout of the season as the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team defeated the University of Connecticut, 3-0, in Sunday afternoon's Hockey East matchup at the Whittemore Center.


Wright-Ward, Faber record two points apiece

DURHAM, N.H. - Both Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded points on both of the Wildcats' third-period goals to propel the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Friday night's 3-1 non-conference victory against Dartmouth College at the Whittemore Center.


Clement records second career hat trick for ‘Cats

ORONO, Maine - Shannon Clement (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) scored three goals, including the game-tying tally with 1:15 remaining in regulation, to lift the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team into a 5-5 tie with the University of Maine at Alfond Arena on Friday night.


Hitchcock, Wright-Ward score two goals each

ORONO, Maine - Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) both scored two goals to propel the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 5-3 Hockey East victory against the University of Maine at Alfond Arena.


Hekle records 100th career point

DURHAM, N.H. - In a game highlighted by Nicole Hekle's (Winnipeg, Manitoba) 100th career point, teammates Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.), Shannon Clement (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) and Jackie Wedster (Chicago, Ill.) each recorded a goal and an assist to lead the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Wednesday night's 5-1 victory against seventh-ranked Harvard University at the Whittemore Center.


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team received 12 of 15 first-place votes and a total of 145 points to climb to No. 1 in the USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll that was released Monday.


Hitchcock, Faber pace 'Cats with three points apiece

BOSTON - Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), the reigning Hockey East Player of the Week, and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded three points apiece to propel the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 5-1 Hockey East victory against Boston University at Walter Brown Arena.


Faber, Hitchcock record goal, two assists apiece

DURHAM, N.H. - Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), the reigning Hockey East Player of the Week, both recorded three points with a goal and two assists to propel the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Wednesday night's 7-0 non-conference victory against Colgate University at the Whittemore Center.


WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.


Hansen, Hitchcock, Hekle record two points apiece

HANOVER, N.H. - Captains Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.) and Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba), as well as Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), recorded two points apiece to propel the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 4-1 non-conference victory against Dartmouth College at Thompson Arena.


WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Sophomore forward Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) of the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team was honored by Hockey East as Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Craig received the same distinction Oct. 24.


DURHAM, N.H. — Angela Ruggiero (Harper Woods, Mich.) scored goals 83 seconds apart in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and lift the U.S. Women's National Team to Sunday afternoon's 5-2 victory against the Hockey East All-Star Team in an exhibition women's ice hockey game as part of the U.S.' Hilton Family Skate to 2006 Tour at the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore Center.


Craig leads Wildcats with two goals, assist

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) recorded two goals and an assist to propel the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 3-0 non-conference victory against ninth-ranked Harvard University at Bright Hockey Center.


Hitchcock, Craig record two points apiece for Wildcats

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) scored two power-play goals and Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) recorded two assists to lead the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 4-1 Hockey East victory against the University of Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse.


DURHAM, N.H. — Brian McCloskey, fourth-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, has announced the signing of four student-athletes - Steph Holmes (Rye, N.Y.), Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.), Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) and Courtney Sheary (Melrose, Mass.) - to a National Letter of Intent.


DURHAM, N.H. — Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario), a sophomore defenseman and tri-captain on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named USCHO Division I Women's Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday night, as announced by USCHO.com.


WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Nicole Goguen (Truro, Nova Scotia), a sophomore defenseman on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.


HANOVER, N.H. — Taylor Palazeti (Calgary, Alberta) and Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) gave the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team the lead and goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) preserved it to give the Wildcats a 2-1 non-conference victory Sunday afternoon against top-ranked University of Wisconsin in second-day action of the Dartmouth Classic at Thompson Arena.


Faber leads Wildcats with three goals, two assists

HANOVER, N.H. — Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded a hat trick and two assists to lead the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 6-2 victory against the Ottawa Raiders in an exhibition game of the Dartmouth Classic at Thompson Arena.


Peters records goal, assist to lead 'Cats

DURHAM, N.H. — Becky Peters (Dover, N.H.) recorded a goal and an assist to lead the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Tuesday night's 2-0 Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at the Whittemore Center.


WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba), a junior forward and tri-captain on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named Hockey East Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.


Hekle records five points, including first career hat trick

BOSTON - Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) recorded her first career hat trick and assisted on two other goals to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday night's 8-2 Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at Matthews Arena.


Hitchcock leads Wildcats' offense with two goals, assist

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) scored two goals and assisted on another to propel the sixth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 5-2 non-conference victory against Yale University at Ingalls Rink.


Caleo, Palazeti lead 'Cat attack with goal, assist each

DURHAM, N.H. — Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) recorded 13 saves for her 13th career shutout and both Lindsey Caleo (Clinton Township, Mich.) and Taylor Palazeti (Calgary, Alberta) had a goal and an assist to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Friday night's 4-0 Hockey East victory against Boston College at the Whittemore Center.


Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College Eagles defeated fifth-ranked New Hampshire, 3-2, in overtime at Kelley Rink on Saturday, Nov. 5. This was the Eagles first victory over the Wildcats in 35 meetings, prior to tonight they were 0-32-2 against the Wildcats. The Eagles improve to 3-1-3 overall and 2-1-1 in the Hockey East, while New Hampshire falls to 5-2-0 and 2-1-0 in the Hockey East. This is their second overtime victory this season.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University scored three consecutive goals and fended off the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's hockey team in the waning minutes to record a 3-2 non-conference victory at Meehan Auditorium on Sunday afternoon.


Garland sparks Wildcats with goal, two assists

DURHAM, N.H. — Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) recorded a goal and two assists to propel the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Friday night's 5-1 non-conference victory against Brown University at the Whittemore Center.


WAKEFIELD, Mass. — The Women's Hockey East Association announced the selection of 23 student-athletes from its eight member programs - including Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Angela Taylor (Foxbar, Scotland) of the University of New Hampshire - to the All-Star team that will compete against the U.S. National Team on Dec. 11 at UNH's Whittemore Center.


WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named USCHO Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday night.


WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.


Craig leads 'Cat attack with four goals

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. — Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) scored a career-high four goals to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 8-2 non-conference victory against Niagara University at Dwyer Arena.


Leah Craig notches two goals, assist in convincing win

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. — Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) scored two goals and added an assist to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Friday night's 6-0 non-conference victory against Niagara University at Dwyer Arena.


Hitchcock, Taylor, Wright-Ward record two points apiece

DURHAM, N.H. — Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) and Jessica Zerafa (Mississauga, Ontario) both recorded a goal and an assist to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday night's 4-1 Hockey East victory against the University of Maine at the Whittemore Center.


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Junior tri-captain Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and senior Amy McLaughlin (Berlin, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team were selected to the 2005-06 Preseason All-USCHO First Team, as announced Wednesday evening by U.S. College Hockey Online. UNH is the only team with two representatives on the First Team.


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team is ranked No. 6 in the nation in the inaugural 2005-06 USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll that was released Monday evening.


BOSTON — The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, which successfully defended its 2004 Hockey East regular-season title with a share of the 2005 regular-season crown, was selected No. 1 in the 2005-06 Hockey East Preseason Coaches' Poll that was released Thursday.




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