WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.), a senior goaltender on the sixth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's hockey team, was named Defensive Player of the Week by Women's Hockey East on Monday. It marked the third time this season that Huggon received the award.
Huggon compiled a 2-0-0 record and did not allow a goal in a pair of 3-0 Wildcat victories against Northeastern University last weekend at the Whittemore Center. She set the school record for shutouts in a single season with her seventh and eighth of the year (former teammate Alicia Roberts held the record at 6.33) and increased her career total to 20, which is also a school record. Huggon made 16 saves in Game 1 of the series and stopped 12 shots Saturday.
This season, Huggon has a 1.66 goals-against-average, which ranks fifth in the nation, and a .922 save percentage with a 17-3-1 record. On UNH's list of single-season superlatives, those numbers would rank fourth in GAA and fifth in save percentage.
UNH, which is 17-3-1 overall, is atop the Women's Hockey East standings with 14 points on a 7-0-0 record. The Wildcats return to action Jan. 14 at Boston College (7 p.m.) and the next home game is Jan. 18 (2 p.m.) against No. 3 University of Minnesota.