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David Brown Named CCHA Defensive Player Of The Week For First Time This Season

Jan. 12, 2004

Notre Dame, Ind. – For the fourth time this season, Notre Dame goaltender David Brown (Fr., Stoney Creek, Ont.) has been honored by the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). After garnering rookie of the week honors the first three times, Brown was named the league’s defensive player of the week for the week ending Jan. 11. Brown continued his brilliant freshman season by recording his Notre Dame record fourth shuout of the season as he made 32 saves as the Irish blanked Bowling Green, 3-0, on Jan. 10.

The shutout was the second of the season for Brown versus Bowling Green as he blanked the Falcons 3-0 on Oct. 18, making 40 saves in that contest. He was selected CCHA rookie of the week for that week (Oct. 19) and again on Nov. 2 and Dec. 1.

He has also been named the Hockey Commissioner’s Association (HCA) national rookie of the month for October.

On the season, the former Hamilton Kilty Bee is 7-4-2 in 15 appearances and has a 2.36 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage to go with the four shutouts.

Brown and teammate Morgan Cey have combined for six shutouts this season which is also a Notre Dame single-season record. The previous record was three in one season and was set during the 1999-2000 campaign.

Brown and his teammates have won three of their last four games and are 11-7-2 overall and 8-6-2 in the CCHA. That gives the Irish 18 points in the conference and puts them in third place, just two points behind first place Miami and Michigan.

The Irish are in action this weekend with a pair of non-conference games as they travel to Madison, Wis., to face the third-ranked Wisconsin Badgers on Sat.-Sun., Jan. 17-18. The games will start each night at 7:05 p.m. (CST).