Nov. 2, 2015
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame sophomore goaltender Cal Petersen was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, Nov. 2.
Petersen led the Irish to a weekend sweep against Connecticut, including a 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., and an 8-2 victory at the Barclays Center on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Playing both games, Petersen posted a 2-0-0 record, a 1.50 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. In Saturday’s 2-1 win, he denied Patrick Kirtland’s one timer from the low slot with his left pad with less than five minutes remaining in the game to preserve the Irish lead and eventual victory.
No stranger to Hockey East awards, it marks the third Defensive Player of the Week honor of Petersen’s career and his sixth total weekly honor after he was also named the Player of the Week once during his freshman season and twice earned Rookie of the Week honors.
With the weekend sweep of the Huskies, Petersen and the Irish improved to 3-1-2 on the season, including a 2-0-0 mark in Hockey East play.
Petersen and the Irish return to nonconference play this weekend with a pair of games against Minnesota on Nov. 6-7 at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Game one, which will be televised by the American Sports Network (ASN), will begin at 7:35 p.m., while game two, which will be broadcast by the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), is slated for a 6:40 p.m. puck drop.
Hockey East Weekly Award Winners – Nov. 2
Warrior Hockey Player of the Week – Jake Walman, Providence College
Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week – Tage Thompson, UConn HEA
Defensive Player of the Week – Cal Petersen, Notre Dame