University of Denver goaltender Marc Cheverie, who backstopped the Pioneers to a two-game sweep over visiting league rival Minnesota Duluth last weekend, is the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for November 11-17.
A 6-3, 180-pound sophomore from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Cheverie allowed just one even-strength goal in the two games, posted four shutout periods, and stopped 61 of 63 shots on goal for a .968 saves percentage as Denver won 5-1 over the Bulldogs last Friday and 2-1 last Saturday. He stopped 34 of 35 shots on goal in the series opener and led DU's penalty-killing units to a 5-for-5 effort. Cheverie then came back last Saturday to stop 27 of 28 UMD shots on goal, allowing only a power-play goal late in the second period.
On the season, Cheverie sports a 6-2-1 record, a 2.54 goals-against average and .918 saves percentage while starting all nine games between the pipes. He is a NHL draft choice of Florida.