NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Sophomore goaltender Ryan Bischel has been named the Big Ten’s First Star of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday morning (Dec. 1).
Bischel stopped 55 of 58 shots for a .948 save percentage to go along with a 1.50 goals against average in Notre Dame’s road sweep of then third-ranked Michigan last weekend.
The Medina, Minnesota, native made 32 saves, including 11 in the third period, in Friday’s 3-2 victory over the Wolverines before stopping 23 shots the following night in a 2-1 triumph. The pair of wins at Yost were the first two road victories of Bischel’s Irish career.
It marks Bischel’s first career weekly Big Ten honor, while the last Irish player to earn First Star of the Week honors was former goaltender Cale Morris (Jan. 7, 2020).
Big Ten Stars of the Week — Dec. 1
First Star: Ryan Bischel, Notre Dame
Second Star: Tommy Nappier, Ohio State
Third Star: Travis Treloar, Ohio State
Next Up For The Irish
- The Fighting Irish begin a six-game homestand to close out the opening portion of their 2020-21 schedule, beginning with a two-game non conference series versus Arizona State on Thursday, Dec. 3 (NHL Network) and Friday, Dec. 4 (NBCSN).
- Both games at the Compton Family Ice Arena will begin at 7 p.m.