DURHAM, N.H.Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario), a junior defenseman and captain on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named to the All-USCHO Second Team and the recipient of the USCHO Sportsmanship Award, the organization announced Thursday night.

Garland, a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist and Hockey East All-Star First Team selection, ranked No. 10 in the nation in defensemen scoring at 0.84 points per game. She ranked second on the team in assists (25) and fourth in points (31) – both numbers were tops among Wildcats’ blueliners – as well as first in plus/minus (+37); her four penalties tied for fewest on the team despite logging innumerable minutes at even strength and both special teams units. The six goals marked a single-season high for Garland, who recorded a point in 22 of 37 games with six multiple-point efforts.

Her season highlights included an eight-game point-scoring streak (3-10-13) and a six-game assist streak (1-7-8) as well as recording career highs in both goals (two) and points (four) at then-No. 3 University of Minnesota. Garland also matched her personal best of three assists vs. Providence College on Feb. 11 and recorded 12 points (4-8-12) in 14 games against nationally-ranked teams.

Garland was an All-USCHO First Team and RKB Hockey All-America First Team selection in 2006.

In 110 career games, Garland has recorded 16 goals and 66 assists for 82 points. The assist total is fourth-best on the program’s list of defensemen and Garland ranks 10th in career points among blueliners.

UNH (28-4-5, 18-1-2 Hockey East) advanced to the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship tournament for the second consecutive year in 2007. The Wildcats also won the Hockey East regular-season title for the fourth time in as many years and the league tournament championship for the second straight year.
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