Savard Earns ECAC Player of the Week Award After Seven-Point Weekend

Feb. 12, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior forward Kristin Savard (Framingham, Mass.), Yale's captain, made the most of her final games at Ingalls Rink last weekend by racking up seven points -- all on assists -- as the Bulldogs swept RPI and Union. For her efforts, Savard was named the ECAC Player of the Week.

Savard's weekend was highlighted by a five-assist game on Saturday in Yale's 8-1 win over Union. That's the first time since Nov. 22, 2002 a Bulldog has achieved that feat. That included an assist on a goal by sophomore forward Crysti Howser (Wilmette, Ill.) at 9:50 of the third that gave the Bulldogs 88 goals for the year, breaking the previous school record (set in 1984-85).

Savard had two assists in Yale's 4-3 win over RPI Friday night that clinched a playoff spot for the Bulldogs. She was +7 for the two games and now has nine points in her last three games.

This is the second time this season a Bulldog has earned ECAC Player of the Week honors. Senior forward Sheila Zingler (Wausau, Wisc.) won Jan. 22.

Savard, one of five national finalists for the Hockey Humanitarian Award, will receive her finalist trophy in a ceremony at Ingalls Rink Feb. 19 during the Yale-Dartmouth men's hockey game on ESPNU.

Yale visits Harvard and Dartmouth in the final weekend of regular season play this weekend. The ECAC quarterfinals begin with a best-of-three series Feb. 23, with Yale's opponent yet to be determined.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity