Brookshaw named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Jan. 10, 2006
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced Monday that Bemidji State sophomore goaltender Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) has been selected WCHA Defensive Player of the Week after she helped Bemidji State beat No. 5 Minnesota 2-1, for the first time in its seven year history with a 28 save performance Saturday evening in Minneapolis. The award was the third of Brookshaw’s career and the first of the season. This is also the first player of the week award for Bemidji State this season.

With the 2-1 victory over Minnesota Brookshaw picked up her second win on the season improving her record to 2-8-1 on the season. Saturday’s one-goal performance was Minnesota’s lowest scoring output against Bemidji State since Nov. 9, 2002, when BSU and the UM skated to a 2-2 tie at Ridder Arena. Brookshaw also improved her record to 1-3-0 all-time versus the Golden Gophers. The second year netminder also stopped 16-of-18 shots she faced in a relief effort in Friday’s 7-2 loss to the Golden Gophers.

In addition, Brookshaw ranks sixth among WCHA goaltenders with a .900 save percentage and is fourth in total saves with 279.

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.

Offensive Player of the Week: Kristy Oonincx, St. Cloud State
Defensive Palyer of the Week: Emily Brookshaw, Bemidji State
Rookie of the Week: Hayley Klassen, Ohio State