January 23, 2008

USCHO.com Names Nicole Stock Division I Defensive Player of the Week

Jan. 23, 2008

Providence, RI - Brown junior goaltender Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) continues to receive accolades for her record-breaking weekend, as she has now been named USCHO.com's Division I Defensive Player of the Week. The national honor, Stock's first, comes after she broke Brown's records for saves in a game (66) and saves in a period (27) against #6/7 Mercyhurst on Saturday night following a 39-save performance to pick up a win against Niagara on Friday.

Stock's 66 saves against the ranked Lakers topped the mark set by Kirsten Rendell '90, who had 59 saves on Dec. 2, 1989 against New Hampshire. With 27 saves in the first period, Stock broke the previous record of 26, set by Mara Spaulder '85 on March 9, 1985, also against New Hampshire.

For the weekend, Stock made 105 saves on 110 shots, good for a .955 save percentage and 2.52 goals-against average. She ranks sixth nationally with a .931 save percentage and third with an average of 34.6 saves per game. So far this season, Stock has made at least 30 saves in 13 of her 19 starts, and she has made at least 40 saves four times. Her streak of 27 consecutive starts is the longest for a Brown goaltender since Brown Hall of Famer Ali Brewer '00 started 68 in a row from March 7, 1998, to March 25, 2000.

Stock is expected to break Brown's record for saves in a season this weekend, as her current total of 663 puts her 18 away from the mark of 681 set by Brewer in her Kazmaier Award-winning 1999-2000 campaign. The Bears, who are fighting for the final ECAC Hockey playoff spot, will take on Cornell on Friday at 7 p.m. and Colgate on Saturday at 4 p.m. in a pair of crucial contests. Tickets are available by calling (401) 863-2773.