GRAND FORKS, N.D. --UND men's hockey goalie Jean-Philippe Lamoureux (Sr., Grand Forks, N.D.) won the 2007-08 WCHA men's goaltending title tonight, finishing the regular season with a 1.74 goals against average in conference play.
Lamoureux, who played in all 28 of UND's conference games, edged Colorado College's Richard Bachman for the title, as Bachman finished with a 1.75 league goals against average in 25 WCHA games. Bachman did not play tonight in Colorado College's season finale, a 3-1 CC win over Denver.
Lamoureux is the first Fighting Sioux goalie to win the league goaltending championship since the 1999-2000 season, when former UND goalie Karl Goehring did it with a 1.79 goals against average in 21 WCHA games played.
Lamoureux currently leads the nation in goals against average with a 1.66 overall mark and is tied with Bachman for the national lead in overall save percentage at .934. Lamoureux has helped UND to the nation's best defense, as UND leads the nation in fewest goals allowed per game with a 1.77 mark.
Lamoureux is 22-8-4 overall this season and 18-7-3 in the WCHA.
The Sioux will continue their season next weekend when Michigan Tech visits Grand Forks for a best-of-three WCHA first round playoff series on Friday, Saturday and if necessary, on Sunday.