Jan. 9, 2018
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Fighting Irish sophomore goaltender Cale Morris has been named the Big Ten’s Second Star of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday (Jan. 9).
This past weekend (Jan. 5 & 7), Morris helped lead the top-ranked Irish to a pair of 2-1 victories over Michigan. In game one of the series, he stopped 35 shots in Notre Dame’s win at the Yost Ice Arena. Then on Sunday, Morris made 33 saves as the Fighting Irish won their 15th game in a row. The Larkspur, Colorado native finished the weekend with a .971 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against average.
Morris has started each game during Notre Dame’s current winning streak, posting a 1.33 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage to go along with the 15 wins. On the season, he is 17-1-0 with a 1.47 goals-against average and an NCAA best .956 save percentage. His 17 victories also lead the nation.
Notre Dame now has a bye week before returning for a stretch run of six consecutive weekend Big Ten series to close out the regular season.
The Irish will be back in action with a Friday-Sunday series against Wisconsin on Jan. 19 and 21. Friday’s game will be played at 7:35 p.m. ET at the Compton Family Ice Arena, while Sunday’s game will take place at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m CT at the United Center in Chicago. To purchase tickets, click here.
Notre Dame’s 2017-18 B1G Stars of the Week
Cal Burke: Third Star (Dec. 12)
Jake Evans: Second Star (Oct. 10), Third Star (Oct. 31)
Jordan Gross: Third Star (Oct. 10)
Cale Morris: First Star (Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5), Second Star (Nov. 7, Jan. 9)
Big Ten Stars of the Week -- Jan. 9
First Star: Mat Robson, So., Goaltender, Minnesota
Second Star: Cale Morris, So., Goaltender, Notre Dame
Third Star: Nate Sucese, So., Forward, Penn State
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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).