January 29, 2013

Gilligan Honored as WHEA Goaltender of the Month for January

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore goalie Jenn Gilligan (Maple Ridge, British Columbia) of the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team was honored as the Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for January, as announced by the conference Tuesday. 

Gilligan tallied a 3-2 record on the month, posting three consecutive wins to start the second half of the schedule. In the first game, she backboned the Wildcats to a 4-2 victory at Union College by making 26 saves on 28 shots faced. Gilligan then recorded a pair of wins at Connecticut, including her first shutout Sunday, Jan. 20 after making 19 saves.

After falling by a score of 3-1 to Northeastern, making 21 saves in the effort, Gilligan tallied her third 30-save effort against the fifth-ranked Boston University Terriers. On the month, Gilligan made a total of 109 saves on 118 shots for a save percentage of .924 and notched a goals against average of 1.81.

The Wildcats will return to the ice for a pair of road games as they travel to Gutterson Fieldhouse at the University of Vermont. The first game is set for Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.

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