Dec. 4, 2012
MADISON, Wis. –- Wisconsin sophomore goaltender Landon Peterson (Oregon, Wis.) has been honored as WCHA co-Defensive Player of the Week. He shares the honor with Minnesota State sophomore defenseman Brett Stern.
Peterson stopped 35 of 36 shots on goal and earned the game’s No. 1 star in Wisconsin’s 3-1 WCHA road victory at league-leading and No. 5-ranked Denver last Saturday (Dec. 1) night as the Badgers took three points from the Pioneers, including a 1-1 (ot) draw last Friday. Peterson was perfect at even-strength, allowing just a power-play goal on five DU chances with the man-advantage. The victory was Peterson’s first of the season and was the Badgers’ first since Oct. 26 at Minnesota Duluth. Peterson now leads all WCHA goaltenders in league games with a 1.88 goals-against average and .941 save percentage, while his 2.12 goals-against average ranks third and his .933 save percentage is second in all games. He is 1-2-1 in five appearances this season.
The weekly honor is the first for Peterson in his Badger career.
Stern, for MSU, helped the Mavericks sweep Bemidji State with a goal and an assist, as well as a plus-4 rating. He was the first star in one of the games.
Also nominated: Mike Boivin, D, CC; Juho Olkinuora, G, DU; Steven Seigo, D, MTU; John Faulkner, G, UNO.