Erin Whitten Hamlen
Erin Whitten Hamlen
Title: Associate Head Coach
Phone: 603-862-0305
Email: erin.whitten@unh.edu
Year: 10th season
College: UNH '93

OFF THE ICE
•   Erin Whitten Hamlen is a native of Glens Falls, N.Y.
•   Married to Tim Hamlen

ON THE ICE: PROFESSIONAL
•   Played for the Toledo Storm (East Coast Hockey League) in the 1993-94 season
•   Became the first woman to record a victory in a professional hockey game as she led Toledo to a 6-2 victory against the Dayton Bombers
•   Also played for the Dallas Freeze (Central Hockey League) in the 1993-94 season
•   Played for the Utica Blizzard (Colonial Hockey League) in 1994-95
•   Played for the Flint Generals (United Hockey League) in 1995-96

ON THE ICE: USA HOCKEY
•   Member of the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team from 1992-97, then rejoined the team in both 1999 and 2001
•   Was the starting goalie at the World Championships (1992-97)

ON THE ICE: COLLEGE
•   Four-year varsity goaltender at New Hampshire from 1989-93
•   At the time of her graduation from UNH, she held the record for saves in a game (46), season (511) and career (1,556)
•   Her 51 career victories ranked second at the time
•   Currently fifth on the program’s career lists in saves and minutes played (3523:34) as well as sixth wins
•   Currently seventh in career shutouts (10)
•   Shut out Dartmouth College in her collegiate debut
•   Led UNH to two ECAC titles (1990, 1991)
•   Led UNH to two ECAC runner-up finishes (1992, 1993)
•   Recorded a .932 save percentage and 2.01 GAA in those four title games

ON THE BENCH
•   Helped guide UNH to NCAA Tournament quarterfinal home games each of the last four years
•   Helped lead the Wildcats to the Frozen Four in 2006 and 2008
•   Hockey East regular-season champions in ‘04 ‘05 ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09
•   Hockey East Tournament champions in ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09
•   School-record 33 wins in 2006 and 2008
•   28 wins in 2007 ranks fourth on program’s single-season list
•   27 wins in 2003 ranks fifth on program’s single-season list
•   UNH was ranked No. 1 in the nation for eight weeks in the 2008 season
•   In 2008, UNH ended the year #1 in the nation in penalty kill, #2 in offense, #2 in defense and #2 in power play
•   The 2008 Wildcats broke six Hockey East team records and tied two others en route to the league’s first undefeated season
•   Ranked No. 1 in the nation during the 2007 season (ended at No. 4)
•   The 2006 team broke seven team and three individual UNH records as well as four team and one individual NCAA records, and 14 team and five individual Hockey East records
•   UNH’s first perfect season at the Whittemore Center in 2006 (17-0-0)
•   Began her coaching career when she joined the UNH women’s ice hockey staff on July 17, 2000
•   Promoted to the position of associate head coach on July 27, 2006
•   Served as an assistant coach for the USA Select Team at the 2006 Four Nations Cup Tournament in Kitchener, Ontario in November and at the World Championships in Winnipeg in April 2007
•   Served as an assistant coach on USA Hockey’s inaugural U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team in the 2007-08 season

ACCOLADES
•   USA Hockey Women’s Player of the Year (1994)
•   UNH Department of Women’s Athletics Athlete of the Year (1993)
•   ECAC Goaltender of the Year (1992)
•   ECAC First Team (1992 and 1993)
•   ECAC All-Star Selection (equivalent to First Team status) in 1990 and 1991

PLAYER RECOGNITION
•   Jen Huggon received All-America honors in 2003 under Whitten Hamlen’s tutelage
•   A UNH Wildcat won the Hockey East Goaltending Champion award each of Hockey East’s initial six year

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