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COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the second time this season Ohio State goaltender Kassidy Sauvé has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week, powered by GoodWood Hockey, conference officials announced on Tuesday.
The redshirt junior posted a .92 goals-against-average and a .959 save percentage in the Buckeye’s series with the St. Cloud State University Huskies over the weekend. She made 47 saves in the series, and earned her WCHA leading fifth shutout of the season in Saturday’s contest. Sauvé also leads the conference with 461 saves, while her .928 save percentage ranks third.
This marks the second time the native of Whitby, Ontario has won the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors, previously earning them for her work in the net against Minnesota-Duluth back in October. As the season winds on she could break the single season record for shutouts which stands at eight, set by April Stojak in the 2000-01 season. Last season Sauvé posted six blank sheets
The No. 7 Buckeyes are off this weekend and return to action on Friday, December 15 at Mercyhurst. Puck drop for the series opener is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.
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