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Thunderbirds grad, Parker native Hawkey wins Hockey East weekly honor


Providence College sophomore goaltender Hayden Hawkey was named the Hockey East’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Hawkey, a Parker native and Colorado Thunderbirds graduate, paced the Friars to a two-game sweep at RIT this past weekend after stopping 65 of 67 shots on goal over the two games. The sophomore posted a 1.00 goals-against average and .970 save percentage last weekend and has registered a 3-1-1 record, 1.58 goals-against average and .944 save percentage over his last five outings.

The weekly honor was the first for Hawkey and the first for the Friars in 2016-17.

The Friars enter the winter break at 7-6-3 overall and will return to action on Dec. 30 as they host No. 2 Denver for a pair at Schneider Arena.

Hawkey was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

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