Kevin Goumas, Men's Ice Hockey
Kevin, a senior from Long Beach, N.Y., recorded five points (one goal, four assists) last weekend to lead the UNH men’s ice hockey team to a series split in the last weekend of the regular season at Merrimack College. He matched his season high of three assists as part of a season-best four points to propel the Wildcats to a 5-2 victory in the March 1 finale and give New Hampshire the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Hockey East tournament.
The forward, who was honored as Hockey East Player of the Week, set up the team’s first goal to tie the score, 1-1, and then set up the goal that gave UNH a 3-1 lead and proved to be the game-winning goal late in the second period. Kevin’s goal reestablished a two-goal lead of 4-2 for the ‘Cats at 13:03 of the third period and assisted on the empty-net goal with 1:28 remaining to secure the victory.
Kevin became just the 16th UNH Wildcat in program history to reach the 100-assist milestone with the last of his three assists March 1 at Merrimack.
With a point in both games last weekend, Kevin extended his point streak to nine games and he has compiled 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in that span. He leads the team in both assists (31) and points (45), and those numbers rank third in Hockey East in both statistics. Kevin also ranks second in both plus/minus (+23) and shots (110). In the national stats, he is No. 7 in both points (1.29/game) and assists (0.89).
Kevin has recorded a point in 26 of 35 games this season with 12 multiple-point efforts. He established his season high of three assists Jan. 4 against Nebraska Omaha. He also tallied three points against UMass (Nov. 9; 1g, 2a), Colorado College (Nov. 30; 2g, 1a), Nebraska Omaha (Jan. 3; 1g, 2a) and Notre Dame (Jan. 31; 1g, 2a).
Last year as a junior, Kevin skated in 38 games and recorded 42 points (10g, 32a). He was a Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star as he tied for No. 6 in the nation in assists (0.84 per game) and was No. 18 in points (1.11 per game).
In 141 career games, Kevin has tallied 139 points on 39 goals and 100 assists. He is currently tied at No. 32 on the career points list with Mike McShane (1968-71); ahead of Kevin at No. 21 is Lanny Gare (1999-2003) at 142 and current head coach Richard Umile (1968-72) is No. 30 at 144.