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September 30, 2013
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WEEKLY RELEASE: NEW HAMPSHIRE SPLITS SERIES AT ECAC FOE ST. LAWRENCE
- Connecticut edged by Union in season opener -
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#8 RACHEL FARREL, CONNECTICUT
(Junior Forward; Cheshire, Conn.)
Farrel scored both of UConn's goals against Union on Saturday afternoon at Freitas Ice Forum. She finised the day with five shots on goal and a +2 plus/minus rating. Athletic Republic
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#35 VILMA VAATTOVAARA, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Sophomore Goaltender; Veikkola, Finland)
Vaattovaara recorded a career-high 41 saves (.976 save%) to backbone UNH to a 2-1 victory at St. Lawrence on Sept. 28. The only goal she allowed came with 1:23 remaining in regulation when SLU had a two-skater advantage (power play and extra attacker). Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#19 CASSANDRA VILGRAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Freshman Forward; Calgary, Alta.)
Vilgrain recorded one point with an assist in the two-game series at St. Lawrence. She set up the game-winning goal by tallying the primary assist on UNH's goal that produced a 2-0 lead just 79 seconds after the 'Cats broke a scoreless tie in the third period. Vilgrain had a +1 rating in that game (and the series). Pro Ambitions
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Photo WHEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#29 ELAINE CHULI, CONNECTICUT
(Sophomore Goaltender; Waterford, Ont.)
Chuli stopped 43-of-46 shots (.935 save%) in UConn's loss to Union on Saturday afternoon, which included 22 saves in the opening frame. Hockey East
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Photo WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS
The Wildcats split the two-game road series with ECAC opponent St. Lawrence at Appleton Arena. UNH opened the season with a 4-2 loss on Friday and rebounded with a 2-1 victory on Saturday afternoon.  
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Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Rachel Farrel and Vilma Vaattovaara
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