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Senior records three points at Minnesota State to become fourth defenseman in conference history to reach the 100-point milestone

COLUMBUS, Ohio Tessa Bonhomme, a senior defenseman on the Ohio State women’s hockey team, was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced Tuesday. It is the second-consecutive week Bonhomme has earned the award, the sixth weekly conference honor in her career.

Bonhomme made history with her three points (1g, 2a) in the Minnesota State series, Nov. 9-10. The team captain from Sudbury, Ontario, increased her career point total to 101 to become just the fourth Buckeye in program history to reach the 100-point milestone. Bonhomme also is just the fourth defenseman in the WCHA to achieve the mark, joining former defensive partner Amber Bowman (102 points).

As a key part of both of the OSU special teams, Bonhomme helped the Buckeyes record a 4-of-8 mark on the power play and 10-of-12 mark on the penalty kill.

Bonhomme now leads the conference in overall scoring this season with 18 points. She also leads in assists with 11 and is tied for third in goals with seven. In defenseman scoring, Bonhomme is double the amount of points over the second-ranked blueliner and she continues to lead all defenseman in the nation with 1.50 points per game.

Bonhomme and the Buckeyes (5-5-2, 4-4-2 WCHA) will next face Providence (2-4-2, 2-2-1 Hockey East) in a nonconference series, Nov. 16-17. Games begin Friday at 7:07 p.m. and Saturday at 4:07 p.m. at the OSU Ice Rink.