Oct. 20, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame goaltender David Brown (Fr., Stoney Creek, Ont.) has been selected the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s (CCHA) rookie of the week for the week ending October 19.
Brown, making just his second career start for the Irish, stopped all 40 shots he faced in recording the first win and the first shutout of his Notre Dame career, as the Irish blanked Bowling Green, 3-0, at Bowling Green on Sat., Oct. 18. The 5-11, 188-pound goaltender also played one period in Friday night’s 5-3 loss to the Falcons at Notre Dame’s Joyce Center, stopping seven of nine shots in the third period.
For the weekend, Brown was 1-1-0 with a 1.52 goals-against average and a .959 save percentage. On the season, he is 1-2-0 with a 2.17 goals against and a .943 save percentage.
The shutout, coming in just Brown’s third game overall and second start, is the quickest any Notre Dame goaltender has ever recorded a shutout in their career. The 40 saves made in the game are the third-highest total by an Irish goaltender in a shutout performance. Only Len Moher with 44 in a 4-0 shutout of the University of Denver during the 1974-75 season and a 47-save game by Matt Eisler in a 3-0 blanking of Ohio State in the 1996-97 season had more.
Notre Dame is now 2-2-0 overall and 2-2-0 in CCHA play on the young season. Brown and his teammates will next be in action on Friday, Oct. 24 when they travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass., to face the top-ranked Boston College Eagles. That game will begin at 8:05 p.m. (EDT) and will be televised on College Sports Television (CSTV).