Dec. 2, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - After a four-point weekend at the Nutmeg Classic, UConn women's hockey sophomore Michela Cava (Thunder Bay, Ontario) was named Hockey East Warrior Player of The Week on Dec. 2, the league announced. It is the first career weekly honor for Cava and the fifth for UConn this season.
The forward tied a career-high with three points in UConn's first round game against Yale on Nov. 29, scoring a goal and dishing out two assists. Cava then scored again against RIT in the consolation game on Nov. 30. Overall, she is riding a five-game point streak, during which she has tallied a 3-5-8 scoring line. On the year, the winger leads UConn in assists (10), points (15) and power play goals (3).
Cava has played her way into the league and national scoring leaders with her hot streak of late. She is eighth in the WHEA and 35th in the country in points with 15 (0.94 ppg) and fourth in the league and 28th in the nation in assists, tallying 10 in 16 contests (0.62 apg). Cava has also been particularly sharp on the power play, placing fifth in the WHEA in power play points with seven and fifth in power play goals with three, a mark that comes in at 12th nationally.
Cava joins Rachel Farrel (Cheshire, Conn.) as Player of the Week recipients for UConn this season, after Farrel earned the laurel on Sept. 30. Elaine Chuli (Waterford, Ontario) and Sarah Moses (New Hamburg, Ontario) have also won weekly awards, each earning Defensive Player of the Week nods on Sept. 30 and Oct. 27, respectively. UConn was also named WHEA Team of the Week on Oct. 27.
The Huskies have the month of December off, and return to action on Jan. 2 and 3 with a series at Princeton. The next game at Freitas Ice Forum is against No. 5 Harvard on Jan. 7.