March 17, 2005
Detroit, Mich. – Notre Dame senior hockey players Cory McLean (Fargo, N.D.) and Morgan Cey (Wilkie, Sask.) were honored on Wednesday night at the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s (CCHA) annual awards banquet held at the historic Fox Theatre.
McLean, who was earlier selected as Notre Dame hockey’s scholar-athlete, was selected from a group of 11 nominees by the conference’s faculty representatives as the 2005 CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. hockey team captain Cory
The Irish captain owns a 3.592 grade-point average as a Finance major in the Mendoza College of Business and has been a Dean’s List selection in each of his last three semesters and four of the last five during his academic career.
On the ice, McLean finished the season as Notre Dame’s leading scorer with five goals and 17 assists for 22 points. The 17 assists are a career high for McLean who finishes sixth all-time in games played with 151 for his career. He had 26 goals and 42 assists for 68 career points.
To be considered for the CCHA Scholar-Athlete Award, a player must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 through the fall term of the selection year to receive the school’s Scholar-Athlete award. The CCHA is selected by the 12 faculty representatives, voting based on a system awarding five points for a first-place vote, three points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.
Cey was recognized as Notre Dame’s Perani Cup winner as he accumulated the most points in voting for three stars following each CCHA game this season. On the year, Cey led the Irish with 23 points (five points for 1st star, 3 points for second and 1 point for third) as he was selected first star three times, second star twice and third star twice. His 23 points tied him for 12th overall. Bowling Green goaltender Jordan Sigalet was the league’s overall Perani Cup winner as he recorded 59 points for the year.
Morgan Cey was Notre Dame’s Perani Cup winner for the 2004-05 season.
In his final season in goal for the Irish, Cey was 3-17-5 with a 2.99 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. The senior goaltender is the first Notre Dame goaltender to finish his career with a goals-against average below 3.00 in all four seasons. He finishes his career ranked first in goals-against average (2.79), first in save percentage (.913), first in shut outs (6), second in games (112) and minutes played (6,465:04) and sixth in wins (38).
During their four seasons at Notre Dame, McLean and Cey played in three Super Six tournaments and were members of the only Irish hockey team to make it to the NCAA tournament in 2004.