March 5, 2002
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame defenseman Tom Galvin (So., Miller Place, N.Y.) has been named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s (CCHA) Rookie of the Week for the week ending March 3rd.
Galvin played a key role in Notre Dame’s 4-3 and 4-1 wins over Bowling Green as the Irish swept the Falcons and ran their current winning streak to a season-high five games.
Notre Dame finished the regular season with a 14-15-5 record overall and was 12-12-4 in CCHA play, finishing in a tie for seventh with Ohio State. The Buckeyes won the tiebreaker that gives the Irish the eighth seed for the coming playoffs.
For the week, Galvin picked up an assist in each game, including assisting on the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 4-1 win and was +2 for the weekend. He also helped the Irish go six-for-six killing penalties on the weekend.
For the season, Galvin has turned in a career-year as he leads all Notre Dame defensemen in scoring with three goals and 18 assists for 21 points. That ranks him seventh among all CCHA defensemen. For the year, Galvin is also +11.
The Irish return to action this weekend when they travel to Omaha, Neb., to face the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks for the first round of the CCHA playoffs beginning on Friday, March 8th. The playoff series is a best-of-three series. The winner advances to the CCHA Championships at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit March 15-17.