Former Irish goaltender Morgan Cey '05 has been selected to play for Team Canada in the 2005 Spengler Cup Tournament in Davos, Switzerland from Dec. 26-31.

Irish Hand Out 2005 Team Awards At Annual Break Up Dinner

April 29, 2005

Notre Dame, Ind. – The 2004-05 Notre Dame hockey team held its annual break up dinner on Thursday, April 28 with the annual team awards presented by assistant athletic director Tom Nevala, assistant coaches Andy Slaggert and Layne LeBel and equipment manager Dave Gilbert.

Leading the list of award winners was senior goaltender Morgan Cey (Wilkie, Sask.). Cey was chosen as the Notre Dame Monogram Club’s Team Most Valuable Player for 2004-05. On the season, Cey was 3-17-5 with a 2.99 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. Cey was the team’s Perani Cup winner for accumulating the most points in CCHA star of the game voting. The veteran goalie led the Irish to their biggest win of the season on Oct. 22 when he made a career-high 50 saves as Notre Dame knocked off top-ranked Boston College, 3-2, at the Joyce Center. For his efforts, Cey was named the CCHA goaltender of the week and’s defensive player of the week. For his career, Cey finished first in goals-against average (2.79), first in save percentage (.913) and first in career shutouts (6). He was second in games played (112), second in minutes played (6,456:04) and sixth in wins (38).


Senior captain Cory McLean was named the team’s Rockne Scholar-Athlete award winner and also received the Coaches’ Award for contributions to the team.



Senior captain Cory McLean (Fargo, N.D.) received two awards on the night as he was selected as the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley’s Rockne Student-Athlete Award winner and also received the Coaches’ Award for his contributions to the team. McLean owns a 3.592 grade-point average for his career as a Finance major in the Mendoza College of Business and has been a Dean’s List selection in each of his last three semesters and four of the last five in his academic career. In March, he was selected as the CCHA’s first-ever Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the CCHA Awards Banquet in Detroit. On the ice, he finished the season as Notre Dame’s leading scorer with five goals and 17 assists for 22 points. The 17 assists were a career high for the senior forward. In 151 career games, McLean had 26 goals and 42 assists for 68 career points. His 151 games played are the sixth highest total in the program’s history.


Wes O’Neill was named Notre Dame’s top defenseman for the 2004-05 season.



Sophomore defenseman Wes O’Neill (Essex, Ont.) was selected as the team’s top defenseman for the 2004-05 season. O’Neill turned in career-best numbers in goals (6), assists (14), points (20), power-play goals (5) and shots on goal (73) and finished second on the team in scoring. The 6-4, 217-pound blueliner played in all 38 games for the Irish and was 10th among CCHA defensemen in scoring on the year.


Sophomore defenseman Noah Babin was named Notre Dame’s Most Improved Player for 2004-05



The team’s most improved player honors went to sophomore defenseman Noah Babin (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) who finished fifth on the team in scoring with career highs in goals (5), assists (6) and points (11) on the season. Babin had just one assist in limited playing time as a freshman in 2003-04 and became one of the team’s top defensive players in his sophomore year.

Notre Dame’s four graduating seniors, Cey, McLean, defensemen Joe Zurenko (Sr., Palatine, Ill.) and Derek Smith (Sr., Marysville, Mich.) along with senior manager Chris Duve, also received their game jerseys that were presented to them on Senior Night in March at the Joyce Center.