Sports

Ridge goalie nets NCAA honours

Jenn Gilligan - UNH Wildcats
Jenn Gilligan
— image credit: UNH Wildcats

Maple Ridge’s Jenn Gilligan, a freshman goaltender on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named the Women’s Hockey East Association Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Gilligan recorded a season-high 24 saves to help the UNH Wildcats to a 1-1 tie against fifth-ranked Boston College on Oct. 14.

Gilligan stopped every shot in the second, third and overtime periods to finish with a .960 save percentage.

She also anchored the penalty kill to a perfect 4-4 effort that included a crucial penalty kill in overtime.

In four games this season, Gilligan has 2-1-1 record with a 1.73 goals against average, .916 save percentage and one shutout. She has proved even better at home, with a 0.98 goals against average, .948 save percentage and one shutout.

Gilligan earned a victory in her collegiate debut, a start in the Sept. 30 at Niagara University in which she made 21 saves.

In her second career start, Gilligan made 19 saves to record her first shutout – a 3-0 win against Colgate University.

Gilligan is majoring is sports training while studying at UNH on a full-ride scholarship to the school. Gilligan was formerly a member of the Pacific Steelers junior women’s hockey team.

The UNH Wildcats are 3-1-1 so far this season, and next face St. Lawrence University on Oct. 21.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VIDEO: Netflix steps into showdown against Canadian TV commission
 
Pitt council freezes pay
 
Real estate prices start year with gain in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley
Former health professional joins the race for Surrey mayor
 
Community Futures North Fraser hires new manager
 
Coal exports boom, climate worries bloom
Accolades for Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group
 
OPINION: Affordable housing is good for business
 
Country-style living at The Ridge at Bose Farms

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.