October 19, 2009

Victoria Vigilanti Named ECAC Hockey Goaltender Of The Week

HAMDEN, Conn. - Freshman Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) of the Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week after recording a 1-0-1 record on the weekend at Boston College and Northeastern. This is the first time that Vigilanti has been recognized by the conference.

"Vigilanti was outstanding in net all weekend for us," said head coach Rick Seeley. "We gave up a lot of quality opportunities in both games but she took care of business with confidence beyond your average freshman. She absolutely deserved this honor and we feel fortunate to have her as a teammate."

Vigilanti played all 125 minutes between the pipes for Quinnipiac this past weekend, allowing just one goal to Boston College on Friday night. The rookie notched her first career shutout against Northeastern on Saturday, helping the Bobcats hold the one-goal lead for 59 minutes as classmate Heather Hughes (Stoufville, Ontario) scored the game's only goal 25 seconds into the first period.

Vigilanti recorded 20-plus saves in both games, compiling a total of 51 saves on the weekend. She was just four saves shy of her career-high (33) when she turned away 29 Boston College shots on Friday night. The Ontario-native ranks first in ECAC Hockey in save percentage (.949) and second in goals-against average (1.43).

Quinnipiac return to action this weekend when they host Niagara University in a two-game series at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats and the Purple Eagles will face off at 7 p.m. on Friday, and 4 p.m. on Saturday.