2003-04 SEASON: Matt played in three games for the Cats this season starting in goal in the Cats game at Massachusetts (11/25) ... Made 25 saves on the season ... Suffered a season ending fracture of one of the cervical vertebrae in his neck during practice in mid-February.

UVM Career Snapshot: One of three goalies on the roster, Matt Hanson will battle for the #1 job this season ... Played well in limited action as a freshman ... Got into four games for the Catamounts in 2002-03 and posted a 5.77 goals-against average and a .807 save percentage ... Was 0-1-0 ... Came on in relief at home against New Hampshire and Cornell and on the road against the Big Red ... Started the home game against Massachusetts on Nov. 26 ... Should see plenty of action between the pipes in the next three years. Before Vermont: A top goalie from one of the best prep school programs in the country, Deerfield Academy, Hanson posted some very solid numbers as a senior: 28 games played, 1.34 goals-against average, .935 save percentage, seven shutouts ... Three times named Deerfield Academy Athlete of the Month ... Top Prep Private Goalie in 2000-01 ... Named Best All-Around Athlete at Hockey Night in Boston in 2002 ... New England Prep All-Star in 2001-02. Personal: Matthew Robert Hanson, born May 24, 1982, the son of Robert and Diane Hanson of Peabody, Massachusetts ... His older brother, Bobby, played at Boston University for four years ... Also has an older sister, Christine ... His father is a managing partner of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, where Matt works during the summer ... Majoring in Business Administration.

Hanson's Career Statistics

Year       GP/GS    Min    Goals   GAA    Saves    Save%    Sho    W-L-T
2002-03     4/1    166.30   16     5.77    67      .807      0     0-1-0
2003-03     3/1    48.55     7     8.59    25      .781      0     0-2-0
TOTAL       7/2    215.25   23     6.41    92      .800      0     0-3-0