BOURDON EARNS NATIONAL DEFENSIVE AWARD
MINNEAPLIOS, Minn. -- Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), senior goaltender on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, was named USCHO.com Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday following her performance in last weekend’s series against then-fourth ranked St. Lawrence University.
    Bourdon stopped 35 of 36 shots on goal for a 0.48 GAA, .972 save percentage and a shutout to backbone UNH to a 4-0 win and a 1-1 tie against SLU, which had entered the weekend series ranked #5 in the nation in offense (4.20 gpg) and #2 on the power play (.299).
    Bourdon ascended into a tie for first place on the program’s career shutout  leaderboard at 26 with her 18-save effort in Sunday’s victory. She stands alone as the NCAA record holder for career shutouts with that mark of 26.
     Bourdon, the Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for October, is 8-1-1 with a 1.47 GAA, .903 save percentage and five shutouts this season.
    In 99 career games, Bourdon is 72-16-8 with a 1.61 GAA and .918 save percentage to rank third on UNH’s leaderboard in wins, second in GAA and fifth in save percentage.
    UNH (10-1-1 overall, 3-1-1 Hockey East) returns to action with a two-game home series against Northeastern University. The series begins Nov. 17 (7 p.m.) and concludes Nov. 18 (2 p.m.).
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