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Monthly Honors
March 2, 2010
UNH’S KELLY PATON TABBED WHEA PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY
~UConn’s Stathopulos named Top Rookie; BC’s Kingston earns Top Goalie honor~

WHEA Player of the Month
Kelly Paton - New Hampshire
Senior Forward; Woodstock, Ont.

Paton recorded five goals and nine assists for 14 points in seven February games to average 1.29 assists per game and 2.00 points per game; she tallied a point every game with three multiple-point efforts. Those stats included two power-play goals and a game-winning goal in the regularseason finale at Boston College that lifted UNH into a tie for second place and gave the Wildcats the second seed in the tourney. Paton also had a +4 rating and a .200 shooting percentage. In that final game of the regular season, she matched her career highs in both assists (three) and points (four).

Runners-up:
Jean O’Neill, PC (Jr., F, Strafford, Pa.) 5GP, 6pts. (4g,2a)
Allie Thunstrom, BC (Sr., F, Maplewood, Minn.) 8GP, 6pts. (5g,1a)

Feb. Opponent Result G-A-P
3 at Vermont L 1-2 0-1-1
6 Boston U. L 2-5 0-1-1
7 at Connecticut W 4-1 1-2-3
13 Vermont W 4-2 2-1-3
14 Vermont W 4-0 0-1-1
20 Boston College L 1-2 1-0-1
21 at Boston College W 4-1 1-3-4
Totals 4-3-0 5-9-14


BAUER Goaltender of the Month
Kiera Kingston – Boston College
Sophomore, Goaltender; Trumbull, Conn.

Kingston helped backstop the Eagles to a 2-1-1 record while in net during the month of February, including the team’s 2-1, upset win over No. 4 New Hampshire on Feb, 20. She recorded a 1.46 GAA to go along with 138 saves and a save percentage of .952. Twice she recorded 30+ saves games, notching 32 on Feb. 9 against Boston University and 36 on Feb. 13 against Maine. Two of the seven goals she allowed were while her team was on the penalty kill.

Runners-up:
Genevieve Lacasse, PC (So., Scarborough, Ont.) 3-1-1, 2.37 GAA, .902 save%
Lindsey Minton, UNH (So., Richardson, Texas) 4-2-0, 1.34 GAA, .941 save%
Leah Sulyma, NU (Jr., Inuvik, N.W.T.) 1-4-3, 1.90 GAA, .942 save%

Feb. Opponent Result Min Svs GA
9 Boston U. T 1-1 64:59 32 1
13 at Maine W 4-1 60:00 36 1
20 at New Hampshire W 2-1 60:00 27 1
21 New Hampshire L 1-4 (ND) 46:04 15 1
28 at Boston U. L 1-3 57:21 28 3
Totals 2-1-1 288:24 138 7
1.46 GAA, .952 save percentage


BAUER Rookie of the Month
Elisabeth Stathopulos – Connecticut
Freshman Forward; Toronto, Ont.

Stathopulos was one of two players to record a team-best four assists, including on the gamewinner against Boston College and the first goal of the Huskies’ 4-1 Hockey East Tournament victory on Feb. 27. Led the freshmen class with five points and was tied for second on the team in scoring overall with her one goal and four assist effort. Finished the month as a +3 and blocked a pair of shots in the 3-2-2 month for the Huskies.

Runner-up:
Kristina Lavoie, UNH (Fr., Fonthill, Ont.) 7GP, 7pts. (5g,2a)

Feb. Opponent Result G-A-P
6 Boston College W 3-1 0-2-2
7 New Hampshire L 1-4 0-1-1
12 at Providence T 3-3 0-0-0
13 Providence W 4-1 0-0-0
20 Northeastern T 0-0 0-0-0
21 at Northeastern L 0-2 0-0-0
27 at Northeastern W 4-1 1-1-2
Totals 3-2-2 1-4-5


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