Sept. 24, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut filed hockey standout Chloe Hunnable has been named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league on Monday. Hunnable led the fifth-ranked Huskies to a pair of victories over the weekend, including wins over No. 16 New Hampshire and at Villanova.
Connecticut, ranked No. 1 in the RPI, improved to 9-0 on the season and posted its fifth shutout of 2012. UConn and Syracuse are now the only two undefeated teams in the country.
Hunnable becomes the second Husky to be honored as the league's top weekly offensive honor. Marie Elena Bolles has earned the award twice already this season.
Hunnable, the 2011 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year, scored two goals, including a game-winner, and added two assists to lead UConn to another 2-0 week, which included wins against No. 16 New Hampshire and at Villanova. Hunnable started the week with a two-goal one-assist effort against the nationally-ranked Wildcats. Hunnable's game-winner came early in the second overtime period to clinch UConn's fourth victory over a ranked opponent this season.
She followed that up with an assist on teammate Louisa Boddy's game-winner in Sunday's 1-0 victory at Villanova. Hunnable's assist once again came in late fashion, this time with under five-minutes remaining in the contest. The Huskies are 2-0 in BIG EAST play this season and have now won nine-straight BIG EAST regular season contests.
Up next for the Huskies is Providence on Friday, September 28. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs.