Jan. 30, 2018
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Sophomore goaltender Cale Morris has been named the Big Ten’s Third Star of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday (Jan. 30).
This past weekend (Jan. 26-27), Morris helped lead the Irish to a weekend split at No. 13/14 Minnesota, holding the Gopher offense to just one goal in each game including a 1-0 overtime loss and a 4-1 game two victory. For the weekend, Morris was 1-1-0 with a 0.97 goals-against average and a .961 save percentage. His win on Saturday night was his NCAA-leading 19th of the season.
On the season, Morris is 19-3-0 with a 1.61 goals-against average and a NCAA-leading .952 save percentage. A Hobey Baker candidate, he also has four shutouts on the season and has totaled 709 saves, which ranks sixth in the country.
Notre Dame moved to No. 2 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls this week after dropping a 1-0 decision in overtime at Minnesota and then bouncing back with a 4-1 win. Cornell, which beat Harvard and Dartmouth over the weekend, moved to No. 1.
This weekend, Notre Dame will play a road series on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3 at No. 17 Penn State. Puck drop for game one is slated for 6:30 p.m. and it will be televised by the Big Ten Network, while game two will begin at 4 p.m.
Notre Dame’s 2017-18 B1G Stars of the Week
Cal Burke: Third Star (Dec. 12)
Jake Evans: Second Star (Oct. 10), Third Star (Oct. 31)
Jordan Gross: Third Star (Oct. 10)
Cale Morris: First Star (Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5), Second Star (Nov. 7, Jan. 9), Third Star (Jan. 30)
Big Ten Stars of the Week — Jan. 30
First Star: Sean Romeo, Jr., G, Ohio State
Second Star: Ryan Wagner, Sr., F, Wisconsin
Third Star: Cale Morris, So., G, Notre Dame
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Dan Colleran, Director of Athletics Communications at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College (’06 & ’08G).