Conger, Nylander pick up NEWHA weekly honors

Conger, Nylander pick up NEWHA weekly honors

MANCHESTER, N.H. – A pair of Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey student-athletes won New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) weekly awards on Tuesday. Junior tri-captain Amanda Conger (Swanton, Vt.) earned Player of the Week honors while freshman Amanda Nylander (Hanover, Minn.) picked up her first Rookie of the Week accolade.

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Conger and Nylander both helped the Hawks lock up their second-straight NEWHA Regular Season title on Saturday, Feb. 2, posting their fourth-straight 20-win season with a perfect 3-0 record this past week.

Conger registered four points over the week with a pair of goals and two assists (2-2=4). She provided the secondary assist on Saint Anselm's second goal of the game during a 6-0 win over Salem State on Tuesday while scoring two goals in a 4-1 victory over NEWHA opponent Saint Michael's on Friday. She also provided a primary assist on the eventual game-winning goal in the Hawks 5-1 win over the Purple Knights on Saturday.

On the year, Conger is tied for third on the team in points with 20 (9-11=20). Her nine goals are in a three-way tie for fourth on the team. In her career, she has 24 goals and 24 assists for 48 points (24-24=48) along with five power play goals and a pair of game-winners.

Nylander picked up her first career hat trick during Saint Anselm's win 5-1 over the Purple Knights on Saturday. She scored the first goal of the game just under the two-minute mark of the first period, before picking up her second tally of the night on a deflection with 1:03 left to play in the opening stanza. Her third goal came at the 1:57 mark of final period to make it 4-1 in favor of the Hawks.

Nylander has had an impressive rookie campaign to this point of the year. She has 19 points (6-13=19), which is tied for third on the team and is also in a four-way tie with 13 assists. Nylander is also in a two-way tie for fourth on the team with six goals.

Conger, Nylander, and the rest of the Hawks host the Pioneers from Sacred Heart University for a pair of NEWHA games this weekend. The first game is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8 at Sullivan Arena with a 4 p.m. puck drop.