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Tom Galvin Named CCHA Defensive Player Of The Week

Feb. 16, 2004

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame senior defenseman Tom Galvin (Miller Place, N.Y.) has been honored by the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) as the conference’s defensive player of the week for the week ending Feb. 15.

Galvin was instrumental in Notre Dame’s weekend sweep of Ferris State (4-2, 4-1) at both ends of the ice as he scored once and added three assists for a four-point weekend and was +3 overall. The veteran blueliner was also on the ice for six of Notre Dame’s eight goals on the weekend and was on for just one Ferris State goal. He also was a key contributor on the Notre Dame penalty-killing unit that killed nine Bulldog power-play chances on the weekend.

In Friday night’s 4-2 win, the 5-10, 190-pound defenseman was +1 on the night and set up the first Notre Dame goal of the night when his shot from the right point was deflected by Matt Amado past Ferris State’s All-American goaltender Mike Brown at 2:53 of the first period. The penalty-killing unit killed all four Bulldog power plays on the night.

Saturday night, Galvin recorded the first three-point game of his career with a goal and two assists and was +2 as the Irish took a 4-1 decision versus the Bulldogs. Again, he got the Irish offense going when he scored at 2:53 of the first period. He beat Brown when he walked in from the right point, went to his backhand and flipped the puck inside the left post and Brown’s blocker for his first goal of the year.

He went on to help set up a pair of Neil Komadoski power play goals for his two assists on the way to the 4-1 win. Galvin and the Irish penalty killers killed all five Ferris State power plays in the game.

On the year, the former Waterloo Blackhawk is tied with Komadoski for the lead among Irish defensemen in scoring with 18 points on the year. Galvin has one goal and 17 assists on the year. His 17 assists tie him for the team lead.

The weekend sweep gives Notre Dame a 15-11-4 overall record and an 11-10-3 mark in CCHA play. The Irish enter the week in sixth place in the CCHA-playoff race with 25 points. Notre Dame is off this week and returns to action on Feb. 27-28 when the Irish play host to the University of Michigan at the Joyce Center. Friday’s game has an 8:05 p.m. starting time and will be televised on College Sports TV (CSTV). Saturday’s game has a 7:05 p.m. starting time.