Nov. 21, 2017
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — For the second consecutive week, Notre Dame goaltender Cale Morris has been named the Big Ten’s First Star of the Week the conference announced on Tuesday morning (Nov. 21).
Morris led the Irish to a weekend sweep at RPI to help Notre Dame improve its current winning streak to seven games. In game one of the series against the Engineers (Nov. 17), Morris made 38 saves en route to a 4-1 victory. In game two (Nov. 18), the sophomore stopped all 25 shots he faced, including 16 in the third period stemming from an extended 5-on-3 RPI power play, as the Irish went on to win 1-0 in overtime. It marked the second shutout in the last three games by Morris, with both of his shutouts coming in 1-0 victories.
All told against the Engineers, Morris posted a 0.50 goals-against average and he stopped 63 of the 64 shots he faced for an impressive .984 save percentage.
It marks the third consecutive weekly award for Morris, who is now 9-1-0 on the year with a .945 save percentage and a 1.75 goals against average. His .945 save percentage ranks fourth in the country and first in the Big Ten. He has started each game during Notre Dame’s current seven game winning streak.
Morris and the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish return to Big Ten play this weekend with a home series against sixth-ranked Minnesota (Nov. 24-25) at the Compton Family Ice Arena. To purchase tickets, click here.
Notre Dame’s 2017-18 B1G Stars of the Week
Jake Evans: Second Star (Oct. 10), Third Star (Oct. 31)
Jordan Gross: Third Star (Oct. 10)
Cale Morris: First Star (Nov. 14, Nov. 21), Second Star (Nov. 7)
Big Ten Stars of the Week — Nov. 21
First Star: Cale Morris, Notre Dame
Second Star: Mitchell Lewandowski, Michigan State
Third Star: Brandon Biro, Penn State
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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).