Oct. 28, 2013
STORRS, Conn. -- The UConn women’s ice hockey team received a pair of weekly awards on Monday (Oct. 28) from the Hockey East Association, the conference announced. Goaltender Sarah Moses (New Hamburg, Ontario) was named Defensive Player of the Week, while the Huskies earned Hockey East Team of the Week honors.
Moses wins her weekly award after stopping 38-of-40 shots in UConn’s 3-2 overtime victory over RPI on Oct. 25. After allowing a pair of first period goals, Moses stopped the next 33 shots she faced, including six in overtime to keep the Engineers off the board. By picking up the win, the senior moved to 2-1 on the year and improved her save percentage to .923, good for third in Hockey East and 15th in the country.
Connecticut’s team award comes on the heels of its weekend sweep over RPI. After Kayla Campero (Wallingford, Conn.) scored in extra time to secure the overtime victory on Oct. 25, the Huskies topped the Engineers, 5-2, on Oct. 26. In the second game, UConn received five goals from five players and saw nine different skaters register a point. Brittany Berisoff (Kelowna, British Columbia), Michela Cava (Thunder Bay, Ontario) and Emily Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) each notched two points in the win, and Elaine Chuli (Waterford, Ontario) stopped 22 shots in the victory.
The sweep was UConn’s first since the 2010-11 season, when they topped Maine in back-to-back contests on Jan. 21 and 22, 2011. First-year head coach Chris MacKenzie’s charges have already matched UConn’s win total from 2012-13 thanks to their 3-4 start.
The Huskies begin conference action this weekend, hosting Vermont to conclude a five-game homestand on Nov. 1, then traveling to Maine on Nov. 3 to take on the Black Bears in Orono. Both games are scheduled for 2 p.m. puck drops.