Murphy Earns ECACH Rookie of the Month


CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Colgate first-year goalie Hannah Murphy earned ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month for February, the conference announced on Tuesday.

During the month, Murphy posted an 8-1 record to go along with a 1.22 goals-against average and .950 save percentage.

Murphy ended February with two big wins over Cornell in the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals. She posted her third shutout of the month in the Raiders’ 1-0 overtime win in game one of the series on Feb. 25 and held the Big Red scoreless in the third period in Colgate’s 3-2 comeback win in game two on Feb. 26.

Murphy’s other two shutouts during the month came against Union on Feb. 11 and RPI on Feb. 12. She also posted her season-high in saves with 39 in a 2-1 win over No. 10 Clarkson on Feb. 18.

This is the third conference honor that the Bradford, Ontario native has earned this season. She was named Goalie of the Week and Rookie of the Week on Nov. 29 after wins over Boston College and No. 3 Minnesota.

Overall, Murphy is 17-2-0 this season with a 1.47 goals-against average and .932 save percentage. Her .895 win percentage leads the nation. Additionally, her goals-against average is ninth-best in the country and her four shutouts are tied for sixth-best.


Colgate takes on Yale in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at 3 p.m.  The game is a rematch of last Saturday’s ECAC Hockey Championship which the Raiders won 2-1 in overtime to claim their second-straight conference title.

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