MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), a sophomore goaltender on the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, was named Defensive Player of the Week by USCHO.com on Tuesday afternoon.
Bourdon made a season-high 33 saves to lead UNH to a 2-1 victory against then-No. 9 Brown University on Oct. 31. She recorded double digits in saves all three periods, including 10 saves in the third period, three of which came in the last 30 seconds to preserve the one-goal lead. She held Brown scoreless on seven power play opportunities, including consecutive 5-on-3 opportunities for 1:18 and :26 in length.
Bourdon is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation in goals-against-average (0.99) and No. 6 in save percentage (.943).
Her others honors this season include Hockey East Player of the Month and ITECH Goaltender of the Month for the month of October. Bourdon's other collegiate honors include 2004 Hockey East Goaltending Champion (league's lowest GAA) and Hockey East All-Rookie Team.
In 32 career games, Bourdon has a 24-6-2 record with a 1.62 GAA, .925 save percentage and nine shutouts.
UNH (6-0-0, 2-0-0 Hockey East) returns to action Nov. 3 at home against Northeastern University. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.