Cal Petersen set an NCAA record with 87 saves as Friday night turned into Saturday morning.

Cal Petersen Named Hockey East Player of the Week

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.