BOURDON EARNS HOCKEY EAST GOALIE HONOR
WAKEFIELD, Mass.Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), a senior goaltender on second-ranked University of New Hampshire, was named the Hockey East ITECH Goalie of the Month for October on Wednesday.
    Bourdon, who started seven of UNH’s nine October games, compiled a 7-0-0 record with a 1.27 goals-against-average, .908 save percentage and four shutouts; she also recorded her second career point with an assist at then-No. 3 University of Minnesota. In Hockey East action, Bourdon was 3-0-0 and stopped 40 of 41 shots for a 0.33 GAA, .976 save percentage and two shutouts. With her most recent shutout – a 13-save effort vs. Boston University on Oct. 29 – Bourdon became the NCAA record holder for career shutouts with 25; the school record of 26 is held by Jen Huggon (2000-03).
    She recorded a shutout in three of her last four games (at University of Maine, vs. Brown University and vs. Boston University) and surrendered only one goal (vs. 10th-ranked Boston College) in that span, during which she stopped 47 of 48 shots for a .979 save percentage. Bourdon made a season-high 24 saves vs. Minnesota and carries an active shutout streak of 102:55 into November.
    Bourdon, the Hockey East Goaltending Champion each of the previous three seasons, was distinguished as ITECH Goaltender of the Month twice last season and once as a sophomore. Her other collegiate accolades include Hockey East First Team All-Star and New England Hockey Writers Women’s Div. I All-Star Team.
    In 96 career games, Bourdon has compiled a 71-15-7 record with a 1.60 GAA, .919 save percentage and 25 shutouts. She ranks second on the program’s career list in both shutouts and GAA as well as third in wins, minutes (5663:02) and saves (1,705) and fifth in save percentage.
   UNH (9-0-0, 3-0-0 Hockey East) returns to action Nov. 2 at 10th-ranked Boston College. The Wildcats return home Nov. 11-12 for a two-game series against fifth-ranked St. Lawrence University. Both games at the Whittemore Center are at 2 p.m.
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