Dec. 31, 2001
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame freshman goaltender Morgan Cey (Wilkie, Sask.) has been named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s (CCHA) Rookie of the Week for the week ending December 30th.
Cey backstopped the Irish to their first road sweep since 1997 with 2-1 and 4-2 wins at Princeton on December 28th and 29th.
In Friday’s 2-1 win at Hobey Baker Rink, Cey stopped 20 of 21 shots carrying a shutout late into the third period. He lost the shutout at the 18:20 mark of the third period when Princeton’s David Del Monte scored after the Tigers had pulled their goaltender in favor of a sixth attacker.
Saturday night, the venue moved to Trenton, N.J., and the Sovereign Bank Center where Cey kicked out 27 of 29 shots in the 4-2 win.
On the weekend, the 6-3, 175-pound goaltender backed an Irish penalty killing unit that killed off all nine Princeton power play chances.
In the Princeton series, Cey had a 1.50 goals against average and a .945 save percentage to go along with the two wins. In his last five games, the former Flin Flon Bomber is 4-1-0 with a 1.81 goals against and a .931 save percentage.
For the year, Cey is now 6-7-2 overall with a 3.05 goals against average and a .894 save percentage. The Irish are 7-7-4 on the season and are 7-3-2 in their last 12 games after starting the year with an 0-4-2 record.
Cey and his Irish teammates return to action this Friday-Saturday, Jan. 4-5 when they play host to the Michigan Wolverines at the Joyce Center. Game time both nights is 7:05 p.m.