February 1, 2010

LAVOIE HONORED AS BAUER ROOKIE OF THE WEEK BY HOCKEY EAST

WAKEFIELD, Mass.Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario), a freshman forward on the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was selected Bauer Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.

Lavoie extended her goal-scoring streak to eight games – the longest by a Wildcat this season – with one goal in both games last weekend at the University of Maine. In the Saturday, Jan. 31 victory, she scored the first goal of the game at 5:39 of the first period to give the Wildcats a lead they would not relinquish en route to a 3-1 win. Lavoie had closed the scoring with a third-period goal in Friday’s 5-2 win against the Black Bears; she recorded a game-high six shots in that game.

This marked Lavoie’s third league award this season. She was honored as the Rookie of the Month for December and the Bauer Rookie of the Week on Jan. 11.

In 24 games this season, Lavoie has recorded 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points to rank fifth in the nation in rookie scoring at 0.92 points per game. She leads UNH rookies in both goals and points, and overall those numbers rank second on the team in goals and third in points. Lavoie is also tied for the team lead in power-play goals (five) and she is 17th in the nation with that total. Furthermore, Lavoie has the second-highest shooting percentage (.188) on the team and she is third in plus/minus (+10).

New Hampshire (15-4-5 overall, 9-3-2-0) returns to action Feb. 3 (7 p.m.) at the University of Vermont. The Wildcats’ next home game is Feb. 6 against Boston University. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 2 p.m.

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