Women’s Hockey: Conway, Lambert earn NEHC weekly awards

Women's hockey NEHC Player of the Week award (Amanda Conway and Emily Lambert)

NEHC WEEK 7 REPORT

MARSHFIELD, Mass. – Junior forward Amanda Conway (Metheun, Mass.) and sophomore goalie Emily Lambert (Riverview, Mich.) earned New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) weekly honors on Monday afternoon. 

Conway earned her third NEHC Player of the Week award after scoring three goals and tallying four assists for seven points to help lead Norwich to three wins on the week. Lambert started in all three games, stopping 62 of 63 shots she faced to backstop the Cadets and earn Goalie of the Week honors. 

Conway accounted for all the offense in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Conn. College with both goals in the key non-league victory over a Camels team that is receiving votes in the national rankings. She then had two assists in Friday's 5-0 win over Suffolk, before closing the weekend with a goal and two assists in a 4-1 win over UMass Boston, in a rematch of the 2018 NEHC Championship game. 

Conway leads the Cadets with 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points. Her goal total is tied with Elmira's Katie Granato for the NCAA Division III lead, while sitting second in total points behind only Morrisville's Maddison Devlin. 

Conway became the eighth player in NU women's hockey history to reach the 100 career points milestone last week and earned the fifth Player of the Week award for a Norwich player in the seven weeks of the season so far. 

Lambert had a breakout week in goal for the Cadets, starting and earning the win in all three games to assert herself as NU's No. 1 goalie at the moment. Lambert made all 24 saves in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Conn. College after NU was outshot 24-15 in the game.

Lambert made 23 saves in a first-place showdown with Suffolk University on Friday to earn her third shutout in four games. She then finished off the week with 15 saves vs. UMass Boston in a rematch of the 2018 NEHC title game. 

Lambert is 6-1-0 on the season with a 0.72 goals against average and a .965 save percentage to rank in the top 10 in the country in both categories. 

Norwich (10-2-0, 9-0-0 NEHC) moved up to No. 3 in both the USCHO.com and d3hockey.com national rankings as the Cadets closed the first half of the season on an eight-game winning streak. 

The Cadets are off until Sunday, January 6 when they host the annual East-West Hockey Classic, which will feature four of the top five ranked teams in the country. No. 3 Norwich hosts No. 5 Elmira College in a rematch of the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship game at 2 p.m. No. 1 Adrian takes on No. 2 Plattsburgh State at 5 p.m. in the other opening round matchup.