Dec. 6, 2017
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Fighting Irish sophomore goaltender Cale Morris was named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division I Player of the Month for November, the organization announced on Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 6). Morris led the nation in save percentage (.969) and goals-against average (1.12) last month while going 8-0-0 with three shutouts.
Morris stopped 282 of the 291 shots he faced in November and all three of his shutouts came in 1-0 victories including a 1-0 win over No. 19 Penn State (33 saves), a 1-0 overtime win at RPI (25 saves) and a 1-0 win over No. 6 Minnesota (44). He had three games with at least 40 saves in the month of November as well.
Morris, who recently earned his fourth consecutive Big Ten First Star of the Week, has started each game on Notre Dame’s current 11-game winning streak. He has a 1.27 goals-against average and a .963 save percentage during the 11-game winning streak.
Morris is now 13-1-0 on the year with a .955 save percentage and a 1.47 goals-against average. His .955 save percentage ranks first in the country, while his 1.47 goals-against average ranks second. His 13 wins are tied for the NCAA lead and his four shutouts are tied for second.
Morris and the No. 4 Fighting Irish continue Big Ten play this weekend with a two-game series at No. 12 Wisconsin (Dec. 8-9).
HCA Monthly Awards – November
Player of the Month – Cale Morris, Notre Dame
Rookie of the Month – Jack Jacome, Clarkson
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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).