WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.), a senior goaltender on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named Defensive Player of the Week by Women's Hockey East on Monday. It was the fourth time Huggon received the award this season.
Huggon - Women's Hockey East Player of the Year, All-Star First Team, Goaltending Champion and "Three Star" Award winner- stopped 46 of 47 shots in the inaugural Women's Hockey East Championships to earn CCM All-Tournament Team honors with a 0.50 goals-against-average and a .979 save percentage. She recorded her 14th shutout of the season - the third against Maine - and 26th of her career in UNH's 2-0 semifinal victory on Saturday.
Huggon, whose 10 regular-season awards included two Goaltender of the Month awards and a Player of the Month honor from Women's Hockey East, leads the nation in wins (26), shutouts (14) and minutes played (2085:40). Her 1.52 GAA leads the league and ranks third in the country. Huggon's .930 save percentage is tied for the league lead and No. 2 in the country.
In 15 Women's Hockey East regular-season games, Huggon registered a 13-2-0 record with a 0.89 GAA, .953 save percentage and nine shutouts.
UNH was defeated 1-0 by Providence College in Sunday's league championship game to end the season with a 27-7-2 record. The 27 victories is the second-highest total in the 26-year history of the program.