WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas), a junior goaltender on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named WHEA co-Defensive Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
Minton backboned UNH to 1-0 and 2-0 victories against Niagara University in last weekend's two-game series at the Whittemore Center. She stopped all 49 shots she faced in a total of 124 minutes, 8 seconds against the Purple Eagles to record back-to-back shutouts for the first time in her three-year career. Minton held Niagara scoreless on a total of 11 power-play opportunities (16 shots faced).
Minton recorded her first shutout of the year with a season-high 25 saves in the 1-0 overtime victory Oct. 29 in which she stopped nine shots in the first period and two in OT. She followed that with her fifth career shutout with 24 saves, including 10 in the second stanza, on Oct. 30.
In six games this season (all starts), Minton is 5-1-0 with a 0.98 GAA and .955 save percentage. Those numbers rank second in the nation in both GAA and save percentage.
Minton has a 26-6-2 lifetime record (37 games; 35 starts) with a 1.69 GAA and .919 save percentage.
New Hampshire, which has won six consecutive games to improve to 7-2-0, returns to action Nov. 6 (5 p.m.) at home against the University of Vermont. Tickets are available at the Whittemore Center Box Office, by calling 1-800-745-300 or by clicking here.