Wisconsin Badger goaltender Scott Gudmandson has been named the WCHA’s Defensive Player of the Week for Jan. 25, 2011. Gudmandson helped backstop a Badger sweep over Minnesota State.
The senior out of Sherwood Park, Alberta, set a career high last Friday (Jan. 21) for saves in a win with 37, including 16 in the third period as the Badgers pulled out a 3-2 win over the Mavericks at the Kohl Center.
Gudmandson stopped 34 of 35 shots in last Saturday’s (Jan. 22) 2-1 Wisconsin victory.
Through 21 games, Gudmandson leads all WCHA goaltenders with a 1.76 goals-against average and .935 saves percentage in all games, ranking second and fourth in the nation. In league games, his 1.94 GAA is second while his .933 save percentage is first. He also boasts four shutouts on the year.