Garland, a senior defenseman and captain, matched her career high of two goals to propel UNH to Sunday’s 2-1 victory and a weekend sweep of previously top-ranked University of Wisconsin. Garland gave the Wildcats an early 1-0 lead at 1:51 of the first period, then broke a 1-1 tie and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 4:45 of the final frame. Garland recorded a plus/minus rating of +1 in each game vs. the Badgers. Her defensive effort helped stymie UW’s fourth-ranked offense (3.92 gpg) to a total of two goals.
Herman, a freshman goaltender, backboned UNH to a weekend sweep of Wisconsin by stopping 41 of 43 shots for a .953 save percentage and 1.01 GAA. Sunday’s 22-save effort was one less than her personal best of 23. Herman made 19 saves in Saturday’s 2-1 win vs. the Badgers.
In 11 games this season, Herman has compiled a 10-1-0 overall record with a 1.10 GAA, .930 save percentage and two shutouts; she ranks No. 4 nationally in GAA and seventh in save percentage.
Garland has compiled three points on two goals and one assist in nine games this year.
The UNH Wildcats have received a total of three TPS Hockey Player of the Week and four Mission Rookie of the Week league honors this season.
New Hampshire (11-2-0, 7-0-0 Hockey East) continues its eight-game homestand Nov. 24-25 vs. Niagara University. Both games at the Whittemore Center begin at 1 p.m. Live videostreaming will be available online at UNHwildcats.tv.