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.
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.