WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Senior goaltender Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week. The announcement was made Monday by the league office. He earns this award for the second time this season and fourth time of his career.

Foster helped lift the Wildcats to a pair of wins against nationally-ranked Hockey East foes stopping 57 of 60 shots over the weekend. He posted an impressive .950 save percentage and a 1.50 save percentage. Foster stopped 29 shots on Friday allowing just one goal in a win against eighth-ranked Mass.-Lowell. In Sunday’s 5-2 win over #19 Vermont, Foster turned away 28 shots and surrendered just a pair of power play goals under tough road conditions at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

UNH returns to action when it concludes the 2009 slate at Providence College on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at Schneider Arena in Providence R.I. The game will be broadcast regionally on Cox-TV in Rhode Island. The Wildcats return home after the holiday break on Sunday, Jan. 3 (3 p.m.) against Cornell University. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

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