WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.), a senior goaltender on the No. 7 University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named Defensive Player of the Week by Women's Hockey East on Monday. It is the third conference honor for Huggon this season. She won the same honor Oct. 21 and was named Goaltender of the Month for October.
In the only Wildcat game last week, Huggon stopped 21 shots to record her school-record 17th career shutout in a 1-0 victory at Northeastern University. She made a save on a breakaway with four minutes remaining in the game and preserved the victory with a pair of saves in the closing seconds when Northeastern was skating with an extra player.
Huggon's fifth shutout of the season lowered her goals-against-average to 1.40, which ranks fifth in the nation, and improved her save percentage to .931, which is seventh nationally. She has a 10-1-1 record and has played all but 2 minutes, 34 seconds of a possible 729:40 this season.
New Hampshire has 10-1-1 overall record (3-0-0 WHE) and returns to action Nov. 30 at home against Niagara University. The two teams conclude the two-game weekend series Dec. 1. Both games begin at 2 p.m.