Hockey East Weekly Release
STORRS, Conn. - UConn sophomore goaltender Adam Huska (Zvolen, Slovakia) was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping guide the Huskies to home wins over UMass and No. 16 nationally ranked Colgate last week.
Huska wins the weekly honor for the first time this season and the second time for his career. He finished last week's slate posting a 1.57 goals against average with a .947 save percentage. In Tuesday's 8-2 win over UMass, Huska stopped 26 shots while allowing just a goal before giving way to back-up Bradley Stone late in the lopsided win. On Friday, the sophomore netminder turned away 28 shots to guide the Huskies to a 4-2 upset of the ranked Raiders to end the first half of the season.
On the year, Huska has eight wins and sports a 2.57 goals against with a .912 save percentage over 21 games. He ranks fifth in Hockey East in goals against average and sixth in save percentage while his eight wins has him fourth among league leaders.
Huska and the Huskies will be off until their December 30 trip to Boston College to kick-start the second half of the season.