NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Junior goaltender Cale Morris has been named the Big Ten’s First Star of the Week, the conference announced on Thursday morning (Jan. 3). Morris was previously named the conference’s Third Star back on November 6.
Morris helped the sixth-ranked Irish earn a 4-0 victory over Boston College on New Year’s Eve inside a sold out Compton Family Ice Arena (5,330). The netminder stopped all 20 shots he faced to notch his second shutout of the 2018-19 season and sixth of his career. Morris now owns a 9-5-1 record with a .931 save percentage and 2.13 goals against average this season.
Over the past two seasons, Morris has racked up 10 weekly Big Ten honors: First Star (6), Second Star (2), Third Star (2).
Morris and the Irish return to action with an outdoor game at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday (Jan. 5) against Michigan. Puck drop is set for 3:30 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on NBCSN. For complete details, including ticket information, see below.
BIG TEN STARS OF THE WEEK — Jan. 3
First Star: Cale Morris, Jr., G, Notre Dame
Second Star: Sasha Larocque, Sr., D, Ohio State
Third Star: Scott Reedy, So., F, Minnesota
NOTRE DAME’S 2018-19 WEEKLY B1G HONORS
Joe Wegwerth: First Star (Oct. 16)
Bobby Nardella: First Star (Oct. 23)
Cal Burke: Third Star (Oct. 23)
Cale Morris: Third Star (Nov. 6), First Star (Jan. 3)
Cam Morrison: Third Star (Dec. 3)
LET’S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE, PRESENTED BY MEIJER
- Notre Dame and Michigan will meet at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 5, 2019 in an outdoor game at Notre Dame Stadium.
- The rivals will meet four days following the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, in which the Boston Bruins earned a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on January 1, 2019.
- Just four months after Notre Dame and Michigan met in a football game at Notre Dame Stadium that saw the Irish post a 24-17 victory, the rivalry will take to the ice in the House That Rockne Built in a game that will be televised by the NBC Sports Network.
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