EDINA, Minn. – Bemidji State University goaltender Brittni Mowat has been named the WCHA Women’s Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Beavers to a weekend sweep over University of North Dakota Nov. 14-15.
Mowat backstopped a Beavers’ defense that allowed two goals in their series last weekend. Mowat made 57 saves in 59 opportunities for a .966 save percentage. The Glenboro, Manitoba native finished the weekend with a 2-0-0 record to go along with an 1.00 goals against average and helped shut down North Dakota’s power play on four opportunities (0-for-4).
Mowat is 5-2-1 with an 1.61 goals against average and .949 save percentage in eight games this season.
The honor is the second this season and fourth of Mowat’s career. With four WCHA awards, Mowat is now tied for third in BSU women’s hockey history. Only fellow goaltenders Zuzana Tomcikova (10) and Emily Brookshaw (seven) have earned more conference honors.
Bemidji State (7-4-1 overall, 3-4-1 WCHA) is idle this weekend before returning to action Nov. 28-29 against University of Minnesota Duluth. The puck drops at 2:07 p.m. both days from the Sanford Center.
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).