Brookshaw named Division I Defensive Player of the Week
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Jan. 11, 2006
BEMIDJI, Minn. - U.S. College Hockey Online announced Tuesday that Bemidji State sophomore goaltender Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) was named USCHO/ITECH Division I Defensive player of the week after turning aside 44 of 47 Minnesota shots last weekend.

Brookshaw made a relief apperance in Friday nights game and stopped 16-of-18 shots she faced in a 7-2 loss to No. 5 Minnesota. Brookshaw got the start in Saturday’s game and was able to stop 28-of-29 shots that she faced in the 2-1 victory over the Golden Gophers. Brookshaw’s performance help Bemidji State garner its first win over the Golden Gophers in its seven year history. This is the first time Brookshaw has received the USCHO/ITECH Division I Defensive player of the week award in her career.

Brookshaw becomes the first BSU player to receive national honors since senior goaltender Jill Luebke (Neenah, Wis.) was named Defensive Player of the Week on January 10, 2005. Luebke had an impressive 39-save performance in helping the Beavers hold the league’s top offensive team, Minnesota, to its lowest goal output of the season. Luebke received USCHO/ITECH Division I Defensive player of the week award twiice last season.

This is the first national award for the Beavers this season and Brookshaw becomes the fourth Beaver to earn this award in its seven year history.

Bemidji State will look to upset another nationally ranked opponent as they prepare for a two-game series versus No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth on Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14 at the John Glas Fieldhouse in Bemidji, Minn. Both games are slated to start at 2:07 p.m.

USCHO/ITECH DIVISION I WOMEN’S PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: JANUARY 10, 2006
Offensive Player of the Week: Kristy Oonincx, St. Cloud State
Defensive Palyer of the Week: Emily Brookshaw, Bemidji State
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