COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s ice hockey’s Sophie Jaques has been named the WCHA Defender of the Week for the fifth time this season, the conference announced Monday. Jaques led the Buckeyes with seven points, four assists and a +9 on-ice rating in the No. 2 Buckeyes’ series sweep of Lindenwood.
In game one against the Lions, the senior scored two of the team’s eight goals of the day, including one on the power play. She has tallied nine power play goals this season and leads the nation in power play scoring, sitting in first by three goals.
The native of Toronto, Ontario added another goal on Saturday to give her a team-high three goals on the weekend. She added three assists to lead the Buckeyes with four points in the 10-0 game two win.
Jaques is second in the nation in points (37) and points per game (1.85). She leads defenseman in scoring this season with 14 goals and averages 0.70 goals per game. Halfway through the season, Jaques has recorded the most points by a Buckeye defender since Tessa Bonhomme totaled 45 points during the 2007-08 campaign. She is tied for fifth in the Ohio State record book in season points by a defenseman.
Jaques has earned the conference’s weekly defenseman honor six times in her Buckeye career. She is a two-time WCHA Defender of the Month this season.
Ohio State hits the road this weekend to meet St. Cloud State. The Buckeyes meet the Huskies on Jan. 14-15 in St. Cloud, Minn. with games starting at 7 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Both games will be streamed on B1G+ (subscription required).