Three-time monogram winner entering his final season at Notre Dame recognized as one of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's top goaltenders ... will team with sophomore David Brown to give the Irish one of the top goaltending tandems in the nation ... most likely will split games with Brown as he did in 2003-04 when he was healthy ... has fully recovered from surgery to his right knee in the summer of 2003 and again in November of 2003 ... currently at the top of several career goaltending categories for the Irish ... first in career goals against (2.73), save percentage (.913) and shutouts (6) ... ranks sixth all-time with 35 wins ... seventh in saves (2,380) and seventh in minutes played (4,982:29) ...has recorded two shutouts in each of his first three seasons ... last four came in back-to-back games - 2002-02 back-to-back playoff games at Miami and in 2003-04, back-to-back 1-0 shutouts versus Maine and Findlay ... one of just four goaltenders in CCHA history to record back-to-back playoff shutouts, joining LSSU's Bruce Hoffort -- in `88-'89, Blaine Lacher -- in `93-'94 and MSU's Ryan Miller -- in `99-'00 ... has played in 11 career postseason games (including ND's first-ever NCAA appearance in 2004) with a 5-6 record with a 1.91 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage ...has stopped four penalty shots in his career ... athletic goaltender with lightning-quick reflexes and a tremendous glove hand ... aggressive in the net, likes to challenge shooters ... has the inate ability to do whatever it takes to stop the puck ... was a CCHA honorable mention all-rookie team selection in '01-`02 ... selected as Notre Dame's rookie of the year that season ... joined the Irish after a highly successful junior career with the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) ... led Flin Flon to the Royal Bank Cup (championship of Canadian Junior Hockey) title game ... Flin Flon lost to the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, then captained by current Irish senior Brad Wanchulak ... finalist for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League player of the year award ... SJHL most valuable player after posting 35 wins with a 2.62 goals- against average and a .916 save percentage for Flin Flon ... one of just three Notre Dame hockey monogram winners from the province of Saskatchewan, joining Lyle Andrusiak (Foam Lake, `94-'98) and Bruce Raskob (Saskatoon, `69-'70) ... one of four current Notre Dame hockey players to have played in the SJHL along with Andrusiak (Notre Dame Hounds), Benoit Cotnoir (Weyburn Red Wings) and Jamie Ling (Notre Dame Hounds).
AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in just 14 games for the Irish after playing 71 of 79 games in his first two seasons ... missed the first month of the season recovering from surgery on his right knee in July ... returned for two games before re-injuring the knee on Nov. 7 at Michigan State and having follow-up surgery ... missed six weeks before returning to action on Dec. 28 vs. Maine ... for the season was 5-7-1 overall with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage, both career bests ... recorded back-to-back 1-0 shutouts ... became Notre Dame's all-time shutout leader with six in his career ... was just 2-5-0 in eight CCHA contests with a 2.77 goals against and a .904 save percentage ... returned to action on Oct. 30 with a 29-save performance in a 4-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha ... made 34 saves on Nov. 8 in a 3-1 loss at Michigan State ... had surgery the week following the MSU game ... returned to action in grand form by blanking third-ranked Maine, 1-0, in the third-place game of the Everblades Collegiate Hockey Classic in Estero, Fla. ... 32-save performance earned him a berth on the all-Tournament team ... ran his personal-best shutout streak to 158:43 on Jan. 3 when he stopped Findlay with a 27-save performance by another 1-0 score ... shutout streak came to an end versus Bowling Green on Jan. 9 when the Falcons pulled out a 5-4 overtime win, scoring with 28 seconds left in the game ... Bowling Green game started a streak of three overtime games for Cey (0-2-1) as he tied Wisconsin, 2-2 (36 saves) the following week and then dropped a 4-3 overtime decision (30 saves) at Northern Michigan on Jan. 23 ... started both games of the Miami series, dropping 5-2 and 4-2 decisions to the RedHawks on Feb. 6-7 ... made two appearances in the final regular-season series at Lake Superior ... came on in relief of David Brown in 3-0 loss to Lakers, playing final 29:18 of the game ... gave up one goal in the series finale in a 2-1 Irish win on March 6 to clinch a home-ice, first-round playoff berth for Notre Dame for the first time since the 1999-2000 playoffs ... won the playoff opener versus Western Michigan, 4-2, making a season-high 40 saves in the game ... took the loss in game two, a 4-0 shutout by the Broncos ... final appearance of the season came in Notre Dame's first-ever NCAA tournament game versus Minnesota ... played 59:01, giving up four goals in a 5-2 loss to the Gophers ... equaled his season high with 40 saves in that game.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 36 of Notre Dame's 40 games, making 35 starts in 2002-03 ... recorded a 15-15-6 record with a 2.87 goals-against average and a school-record .912 save percentage ... 2,135:44 minutes played were most ever by a sophomore at Notre Dame and the third-highest total in the program's history ... his 1,054 saves ranked third on the ND single-season charts ... became first Irish goaltender to record back-to-back shutouts in the regular season or the playoffs when he blanked Miami, 1-0 and 5-0, in games two and three of the CCHA playoffs to send the Irish to the Super Six at Joe Louis Arena ... was 2-2 with a 1.76 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage in the postseason ... in the CCHA, was 12-11-3 with a 2.99 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage ... overall in the CCHA, ranked second in saves, tied for third in save percentage, was seventh in minutes played and eighth in goals-against average ... helped the Irish get off to a fast start in 2002-03 with a tie at Minnesota-Duluth (37 saves in the season opener) and a sweep of Western Michigan (4-2 and 8-5) ... first loss of the year came at home to Ferris State by a 4-2 score while making 26 saves on the night ... had a 35-save effort in 3-3 home tie with third-ranked Boston College on Nov. 1 ... dropped a 3-1 decision to 14th-ranked Miami on Nov. 8, but bounced back the next night with a then career-high 44-save game in 2-1 Irish win in front of a sold out Joyce Center ... split a pair of games at sixth-ranked Michigan ... lost Friday night contest, 4-2, making 20 saves in the loss (stopped Milan Gajic at 12:36 of third period on a penalty shot attempt) ... became the first Irish goaltender to win a regular-season game at Yost Arena since 1982-83, when he made 25 saves in 4-3 win over sixth-ranked Wolverines on Nov. 23 ... dropped two decisions at Alaska Fairbanks ... lost 4-3 game (35 saves) to Nanooks on Nov. 29 ... took the loss in relief of Tony Zasowski in second game of series ... played third period (19:24) of 5-4 loss giving up winning goal to UAF's Ryan Campbell at 8:09 of final period ... followed two losses at UAF with three-game winning streak ... made 40 saves in 6-3 win at Bowling Green and followed with a career-high 47-save performance in a 5-2 win on Dec. 8 ... backstopped the Irish to their first win at Joe Louis Arena since 1981-82 (eight-game span) with 23 saves in a 3-2 win over Wayne State ... picked up a loss (Dartmouth, 6-3) and a tie (Vermont, 3-3) in two games at the Ledyard National Bank Tournament in Hanover, N.H. ... returned to the scene of his great playoff appearance -- Omaha, Neb. -- and continued his mastery of the Mavericks with a 30-save night in 5-3 Irish win on Jan. 3 ... had his three-game winning streak at the Omaha Civic Auditorium snapped the following night as the Mavericks scored five times in a 5-3 win over the Irish ... like his team, hit the skids in January with an 0-5-3 run through Feb. 1 ... dropped decisions to Nebraska-Omaha, Ferris State, Yale, Michigan State and Ohio State while notching ties with Ferris State, Michigan State and Ohio State ... stopped second penalty shot of the season and third of his career in 3-3 tie with MSU (Jim Slater, 16:23 of second period) ... recorded a 3.17 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage during eight-game winless streak ... turned Irish season around by going on a four-game winning streak (Feb. 14-22) ... made 33 saves in 3-2 win at Bowling Green ... followed that with a 30-save game against the Falcons in another 3-2 victory ... led the Irish to a home sweep of Lake Superior State ... made 19 saves in third consecutive 3-2 Irish win and followed with 28 saves in Notre Dame's 6-3 win on Feb. 22 ... had the winning streak snapped the following weekend at Western Michigan ... made 26 saves in 4-2 loss to Broncos ... stopped third penalty shot of the season (Vince Bellissimo, 14:06 of third period) ... closed out the regular season with a 3-2 win at Northern Michigan (21 saves) and a 4-1 loss to the Wildcats (19 saves) ... in first round of CCHA playoffs gave up four goals in game one loss (4-2) to Miami RedHawks while making 33 saves ... took Irish on his back for remainder of series shutting out RedHawks, 1-0 and 5-0, stopping 69 shots in the two-game sweep that gave Notre Dame its second consecutive trip to the CCHA Super Six ... at Joe Louis Arena, saw season come to and end as Irish fell to Ohio State, 3-2, with Cey making 22 saves on the game.
AS A FRESHMAN: Started 35 of Notre Dame's 38 games ... played 2,027:13 minutes, the most by an Irish freshman goaltender and the third-highest total in Irish history ... surrendered 92 goals while making 927 saves for a 2.72 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage ... goals against was fourth-best all-time and save percentage is the best single-season mark in the program's history ... was 15-14-3 on the season ... in the CCHA, appeared in 25 of 28 games with an 11-9-3 record, a 2.87 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage ... overall among CCHA goaltenders was seventh in goals against, sixth in minutes played, sixth in saves and sixth in save percentage ... became first freshman goaltender since Greg Louder (1990-91) to start the first five games of the season (Louder made 33 consecutive starts in his rookie season) ... made 28 saves in 2-1 opening-night loss to Union College ... went 0-4-1 in those first five starts (tie came at Ohio State with 32 saves) with a 3.77-goals against average ... recorded first career victory in 5-4 win at 12th-ranked Northern Michigan on Nov. 3 ... picked up second win of the year the following week with a 29-save performance at home in 5-2 win over Ferris State ... turned in first career shutout at home versus Lake Superior State (Dec. 1) making 20 saves in blanking the Lakers 7-0 ... did not play in second game of Lake Superior series but then started 24 consecutive games for the Irish ... won fourth game of the season at Bowling Green (Dec. 7) ... led the Irish to road sweep at Princeton (2-1, 4-2) with 21 and 27 saves respectively for first Irish road sweep since Oct. 17-18, 1997, at St. Cloud State ... named CCHA rookie of the week for his performance at Princeton ... made 33 saves in 3-3 tie with Michigan and followed that with 37-save performance in 2-1 loss to Wolverines ... picked up seventh win of season with 36-saves in 4-1 win over eighth-ranked Northern Michigan ... dropped three in a row before 33-save overtime win at Miami (4-3) ... was chased from three consecutive games versus Miami (Jan. 26) and Alaska Fairbanks (Feb. 1-2) before finding his game to lead Irish on late-season run to CCHA playoffs ... made a season-high 41 saves while giving up one goal in 2-0 loss to Ryan Miller and third-ranked Michigan State on Feb. 8 (MSU added an empty-net goal) ... turned the tide the following night with 34 saves in 3-2 Irish upset of Spartans at Munn Arena ... win started Irish on a five-game winning streak ... backstopped Irish to pair of wins at Lake Superior State ... made 20 saves in 3-1 win and then made 16 stops in second career shutout, a 6-0 verdict versus the Lakers ... was named CCHA rookie of the week for second time ... ran win streak to five games with 4-3 and 4-1 wins in final weekend of regular season over Bowling Green ... saw streak stopped in 3-2 double overtime loss (80:40, longest game in Notre Dame hockey history) in first game of best-of-three playoff series at Nebraska-Omaha as Jeff Hoggan scored 40 seconds into second overtime ... made 40 saves in game two as Irish won 2-1 in overtime ... turned in a 30-save performance as Irish won series with 2-1 win in third game to advance to CCHA Super Six ... took the loss versus Northern Michigan at Joe Louis Arena, giving up just two goals (17 saves) in 3-1 season-ending loss.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from McClurg High School in Wilkie, Sask., in June of 1999 ... played two seasons of junior hockeyfor the Flin Flon Bombers ... during the 2000-01 campaign, led all Canadian junior goaltenders with 3,139 minutes played and 35 wins ... was 35-16-3 overall ... ranked second in the SJHL with a 2.62 goals-against average and three shutouts ... tied for the league lead with a .916 save percentage ... was a first team SJHL all-star and the league's most valuable player ... was 14-14-3 in his first season with Flin Flon ... had a 2.88 goals against and a .916 save percentage while playing 1,958 minutes ... was a product of the North Battleford AAA midget program before being invited to Flin Flon's rookie camp in 1999 ... played forward until he was 13 years old before switching to goaltender in his final year of pee wee hockey ... father, Lester, was a member of the 1977 Centennial Cup-winning Prince Albert Raiders hockey team ... father is one of 18 children, including 11 brothers who won the 1990 World Family Hockey Tournament in Quebec ... full name is Morgan Lester Cey ... son of Lester and Pam Cey ... born Oct. 27, 1981, in Wilkie, Sask. ... majoring in sociology in the College of Arts and Letters.
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