Nov. 3, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame goaltender David Brown (Fr., Stoney Creek, Ont.) continued his red-hot play in goal for the Fighting Irish last week and has been selected the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s (CCHA) rookie of the week for the week ending November 2.
Brown, who has made just four starts in his collegiate career, recorded his third consecutive shutout in the 2-0 win over the Mavericks on Friday, Oct. 31. The 5-11, 188-pound goaltender made 22 saves in the victory and ran his consecutive shutout minute streak to 186:15, a new Notre Dame school record. The three consecutive shutouts are also a school record as are three shutouts in one season. He is one off the all-time career shutout mark of four held by Morgan Cey and Mark Kronholm.
The win over Nebraska-Omaha gave the Irish a four-game winning streak and improved them to 5-2-0 on the year and 4-2-0 in CCHA play. Brown has not given up a goal since the 15:38 mark of the third period on Oct. 17 versus Bowling Green. In that span, he has shutout Bowling Green (Oct. 18, 3-0), number-one ranked Boston College (Oct. 24, 1-0) and Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 31, 2-0).
On the season, Brown is now 3-2-0 with a miniscule 1.15 goals-against average and a .964 save percentage. He leads the CCHA in goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts. Nationally, the former Hamilton Kilty Bee of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL), ranks fifth in goals-against average, third in save percentage and first in shutouts. He has helped Notre Dame to a CCHA-leading 1.71 team goals-against average.
Brown and his teammates return to action this weekend, November 7-8 when they travel to East Lansing, Mich., to face the Michigan State Spartans in a pair of games at Munn Arena. Game time both nights is 7:05 p.m.