Cale Morris vs. MSU B1G QFinals

Morris Earns NCAA First Star Honors

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — After leading Notre Dame to a weekend Big Ten tournament quarterfinals sweep of Michigan State, Cale Morris was named the NCAA’s First Star of the Week (March 12).

Morris posted back-to-back shutouts as the Irish defeated the Spartans 1-0 (March 8) and 2-0 (March 9) to advance to the Big Ten tournament semifinals. In game one he totaled 27 saves and then added 28 saves in game two for a 55-save weekend.  

Morris, who extended his personal shutout streak to 134:05, now has four shutouts on the season and moved up to sixth in the country with a .929 save percentage. His save percentage also ranks third in the NCAA among goaltenders who have played at least 80 percent of their teams’ minutes in net.

A 2018 All-American and Mike Richter award winner, Morris now has a .937 career save percentage and a 2.08 goal-against average to go along with a 43-20-4 record.

Morris and the No. 2 seed Irish play host to No. 3 Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals on Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Compton Family Ice Arena. The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network.

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