HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac women's ice hockey junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and senior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) were announced as the Hogan Hockey/ECAC Hockey Player and Goaltender of the week, respectively. This announcement made by the league office marks the first time the Bobcats have won both the Player and Goaltender of the Week since Dec. 7, 2010 and only the fourth time in the team's history.
Babstock earns her third Player of the Week honor this season and the seventh of her illustrious career. Her Player of the Week total for this season is more than any other ECAC Hockey player. The ECAC Hockey's leading scorer with 37 points (18 goals, 19 assists) through 19 games was at it again over the weekend with five points (two goals, three assists) combined against Rensselaer and Union. The high-scoring junior forward posted back-to-back multi-point games for the Bobcats as her five points were more than any other player cumulated over the weekend. She kicked off the weekend with three points (two goals, one assist) in a 4-1 win over Rensselaer. It was Babstock's fourth multi-goal game this season and the 17th of her career. The two goals came after her team held a 2-1 lead heading into the third period to provide her team with a three-goal cushion the rest of the way. Babstock followed with a pair of assists in Saturday's 4-1 win over Union for her fifth multi-assist game through the 2012-13 season. She also posted a +5 plus/minus rating through the weekend to up her season total to +21, tied with sophomore teammate Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) for the highest mark in ECAC Hockey.
Vigilanti wins her first Goaltender of the Week this season and the 13th of her career. The senior netminder posted an undefeated weekend with a pair of victories against Rensselaer and Union. She is currently riding a season-long three-game unbeaten streak and has allowed only one goal in each of those three games. Vigilanti started the weekend with a 15-save outing against Rensselaer in a 4-1 Quinnipiac victory. The Bobcat defense and Vigilanti followed Friday's outing with another 4-1 victory on Saturday against Union in which she made 15 saves as well. Her .938 save percentage over the weekend represents her highest percentage over two consecutive games throughout the 2012-13 season.
The pairing as well as the rest of the Bobcats will be back in action this Friday and Saturday as they play a home-and-home series against Princeton. Quinnipiac will first hit the road for Friday's game starting at 4 p.m. and then will face off against the Tigers at 5 p.m. on Saturday from High Point Solutions Arena.
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