Feb. 17, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame sophomore goaltender Morgan Cey (Wilkie, Sask.) has been named the CCHA’s defensive player of the week for the week ending Feb. 16, 2003.
Cey stopped 65 of 69 (.942 save percentage) shots in a pair of 3-2 road victories for the Irish at Bowling Green on Feb. 14-15. The wins snapped a nine-game winless streak for Notre Dame and moved the Irish back into contention for home ice in the CCHA playoff race.
In Friday’s 3-2 win, the sophomore puckstopper stopped 33 shots, including 19 of 20 in the second period, surrendering a power-play goal and one at equal strength. Aaron Gill’s third-period goal snapped a 2-2 tie for the Irish win.
On Saturday, Cey made 30 stops, including 14 in the first period on the way to a second 3-2 win surrendering a four-on-four goal and a power-play tally. The Irish led 1-0 and 3-1 before taking locking up the win with a scoreless third period.
For the season, Cey is now 10-11-6 overall with a 3.03 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. His record in CCHA action is 9-9-3 with a 3.03 goals against and a .911 save percentage.
The Irish are now 11-13-6 on the year and are 9-10-3 in CCHA play. That gives them 21 points in the league standings, good for eighth place. The Irish are one point behind seventh-place Western Michigan, two behind sixth-place Northern Michigan and three behind fifth-place Miami with two games in hand on the RedHawks.
Cey and his teammates return to action this weekend, Feb. 21-22, when they play host to the Lake Superior State Lakers. Game time both nights is 7:05 p.m.