Feb. 23, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – For the third consecutive week, Notre Dame freshman goaltender Cal Petersen received a weekly Hockey East honor on Monday and this week it was the league’s most esteemed honor – the Warrior Hockey Player of the Week.
Petersen had been named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week on both Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 after his performances against Maine and Providence College, respectively.
Petersen stopped 78 of 82 shots at No. 2/3 Boston University, helping Notre Dame become the only team this year to take points from the Terriers twice. Petersen stopped a career-high 44 shots in a 3-2 win on Saturday night and blocked 34 shots in Friday’s 2-2 tie. The four goals scored by BU, Hockey East’s top offense, marked its fewest against any team this year in a weekend series as the Terriers were denied in each game a chance to clinch the league’s regular season championship.
Petersen has stopped 191 of the 199 shots he has faced in February, a .960 save percentage that is second in the nation since Feb. 6 behind only Jamie Phillips of Michigan Tech. After Petersen, the next-best Hockey East netminder since Feb. 6 is Providence’s Jon Gillies who stands 28th at .930.
The Irish are back in action this weekend when Notre Dame plays host to No. 9 Boston College at the Compton Family Ice Arena. The teams will face off at 7:35 p.m. on Friday night and 6:05 p.m. on Saturday night.